Demonstrating value through integrated teamwork will be the focus for the American Society for Healthcare Engineering's (ASHE) 2012 International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction on March 4-7 in Phoenix.

The Summit will feature educational sessions providing strategic perspectives on health care fa­cilities as well as on industry trends, practices and issues.

Among topics scheduled for learning sessions are integrated project delivery, hospital and care systems of the future, health facility commissioning, proposed updates to the Facility Guidelines Institute's Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities, regulatory issues, new developments in clinical redesign and the effects of last year's tornado in Joplin, Mo. Special preconference programming includes American College of Healthcare Architects hospital tours, the ASHE infection control seminar and certification exam workshops.

Applications for learning units from the American Institute of Architects and continuing education units from the American Hospital Association and the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers have been submitted.

"To help you meet the challenges of creating environments in which health care providers can work effectively and efficiently and patients receive quality care, I encourage you to attend the 2012 International Summit [& Exhibition] on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction," says Rich Umbdenstock, president and CEO, AHA.

To register and learn more about the event, go to