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Hospital Construction Survey: Designing for Efficiency and Staff Workflow
Messer Construction and Suzanna Hoppszallern, Senior Editor - Data and Research, Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine
Event Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 1 pm Eastern (12 pm CT)
From bottlenecks in emergency departments to communication breakdowns between departments and lengthy walks down long corridors, hospitals are dealing with daily inefficiencies that can impact patient care, staff performance and their own bottom lines. Health Facilities Management in cooperation with the American Society for Healthcare Engineering conducted the 2017 Hospital Construction Survey with a special focus on how hospitals that plan to launch new construction or renovation projects are involving staff in the design process to address inefficiencies, improve patient care and adapt space to a facility’s changing needs.
An expert panel will comment on the findings and discuss:
- Use of direct observation studies, rapid prototype mockup/testing events, 3-D models and simulation to help improve processes
- Smart ways and a comprehensive approach to right-size the facility without sacrificing patient safety or health
- Creative solutions for top barriers
- Ways to incorporate adaptability in design during the current climate of uncertainty in health care
- Key features designed to improve communication and patient flow
Chad E. Beebe, AIA, FASHE
Deputy Executive Director , American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association.
Chad is a registered architect, a Certified Fire Protection Specialist, a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager and a Certified Building Official.
Colleen Davis, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Director of Special Projects-Administration
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
A nurse leader, Colleen is experienced with nursing management, medical equipment planning, hospital planning, design and construction based on Lean methodologies that support clinical associates in designing a work environment that is family-centered and user-friendly.
Joe Sprague, FAIA, FACHA, FHFI
Principal and Senior Vice President
Joe is past president of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health and chairman emeritus of the FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities, a nationally recognized standard. He is also the former president of both the Facility Guidelines Institute and the American College of Healthcare Architects.
Joan L. Suchomel, AIA, ACHA, EDAC
Eckenhoff Saunders Architects
Joan is 2017 past president of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, and a frequent speaker at national conferences.
Senior Editor, Data and Research
Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine
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