Interviews with Industry Leaders
The most successful strategies to eradicate the high cost of new projects are usually found in improving operations and creating highly efficient and adaptable shared facilities. This is easier said than done. Bob Gesing, the Principal/Healthcare Planner at Trinity Health Group, spoke about keeping operations lean at last year's event.
In a dream world, the ideal healthcare facility would not stand as a dominant icon in the community; it would be felt more than seen. Mark Henderson, Executive Vice President, Healthcare at Gresham, Smith & Partners, says facilities should be integrated into the community through other buildings and spaces yet be a highly intelligent space through interaction and intuition, immediately embracing and engaging the inhabitants through a variety of experiences providing functional, emotional and healing support.
What are the most effective strategies to take a facility to the next level? Joe Powell, Executive Director at Academy for Healthcare Infrastructure - National Institute of Building Sciences, says all healthcare systems contain a complex admixture of critical performance improvement strategies, but can be reduced into three 1.) Improvement of the care delivery model, 2.) Improvement of usiness and financial performance, and 3.) Improvement of the physical assets required to properly support the other two camps.
Q&As with AECOM's Sheila Cahnman and WHR Architects' Kyle Basilius, two industry experts who spoke at a past Next Generation Healthcare Facilities Summit.
Henry Chao, Design Principal of the Global Healthcare Practice at HOK, shares his insights on building modern, flexible healthcare facilities. He also touches on the impressive New James Cancer Center at Ohio State University and how to limit costs without sacrificing patient experience. After the interview, we've also included articles and videos that Henry has contributed to.
In this exclusive interview with Ken Schwarz, Principal, and Geography Market Sector Leader at AECOM, Ken touches on why flexibility is so important as well as how he managed to transform a 100-year-old hospital into a modern healthcare campus.
The latest developments and advancements in BIM and retrofitting for hospitals are discussed in these interviews.