February 23 - 24, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown

Pre-Conference: Workshop Day

09:00 - 09:30 Workshop A Registration & Networking Breakfast

09:30 - 11:00 WORKSHOP A: Medical & Research Incubators to Increase Productivity

Joshua A. Theodore - Principal – Health Industries, Page
At companies around the globe, open work environments have been tried and tested, and in some industries shown to increase staff productivity---and save companies considerable money in real estate and operational overhead costs. With this trend, there is a growing interest for hospitals, most especially research hospitals to transform their customary workspaces into modern and open work environments. However, is this design model the ideal setting for all staff, clinicians, and researchers? If a work space is going to be open, then designers have found that private work areas must also be offered, so when needed, individuals may have private time, and/or smaller private areas that can be utilized for group meetings, conference calls, et cetera.

In this workshop, we will examine:

  • Popular design layouts that have been utilized by work forces thus far, as well as layouts of the future----and the productivity, emotional, and team results of said spaces
  • How to design an open work station that is multi-functional, transformational, and truly connected to the necessary work departments and technologies to be a productive work space for all parties involved
  • How to measure, track, and benchmark a variety of design layout options, as well as your own open work space---so to ensure they meet your project’s intended goals


Joshua A. Theodore

Principal – Health Industries

11:00 - 11:30 Workshop B Registration

11:30 - 13:00 WORKSHOP B: How to Effectively Stay on Track with Your Healthcare Facilities’ Design & Capital Planning Core Mission

Jack Haupt - Senior Director, Facilities Planning, Design & Construction, City of Hope Medical Center
Jocelyn Frederick - Principal, Tsoi/Kobus & Associates
Managing the extensive amount of logistics that go into planning and designing your facilities’ short-term design plans while ensuring you stay on budget with your annual and long-term capital project budget can be quite a challenge---especially when project revisions are proposed on a regular basis. With so many design changes, how do you ensure your capital-planning budget stays in tact?

Attend this session to learn more about:

  • How to establish and maintain effective partnerships with your various departments, stakeholders, and outside vendors---to ensure your annual and overall capital project budgets & design plans finish on-time and on-budget
  • Techniques for keeping your design projects on track by utilizing an Agile Design approach into your day-to-day and long-term project management initiatives

* Boxed lunch including in session.

Jack Haupt

Senior Director, Facilities Planning, Design & Construction
City of Hope Medical Center


Jocelyn Frederick

Tsoi/Kobus & Associates

13:00 - 13:30 Workshop C Registration

Building an addition to your hospital? Perhaps a new or replacement hospital? Sounds overwhelming to say the least. Move Day Logistics and getting both equipment and patients placed safely on your first Patient Care Day is easy with the right planning done months and years ahead of time. In this session, experts in transition services will share their simple recipe for success in planning for an EASY Move Day.

In this interactive Architect & Owner led Workshop, we will dig deep and discuss such topics as:

  • Operational process re-design and construction
  • Move logistics and new facility operations
  • Department activation, deactivation, and consolidation
  • IT, telecom & communications coordination
  • Facility orientation & training
  • Effective physician engagement
  • And much more!

Shelly Wright

Associate Vice President, Transition Planner


Virginia Schneider

Associate Vice President - Healthcare Practice Group

15:00 - 15:30 Workshop D Registration

15:30 - 17:00 Workshop D: Ensure Your Facilities Are Compliant by Assessing the Ongoing Impact of Regulations

Healthcare reform has changed the landscape of how healthcare facilities operate and are designed. In order to be compliant it is imperative your design teams be well-informed on the extent of the regulations in question. To meet requirements, design teams must also be flexible and adjust accordingly.

In this workshop we will cover the most pressing regulations that affect your facility and trouble-shoot possible solutions to best adhere to said regulations.

Attend this session in order to:

  • Better understand a variety of national and regional design and build regulations---so to assist you in your short and long-term design plans
  • Brainstorm on the various step-by-step processes for code filing submission and approval

17:00 - 17:15 End of Workshop Day