15 Feb, 2018

Event Recap: Lunch and Leads - The Future of Healthcare

Irene Kwon

Event Recap  
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More than 200 participants gathered at the Tommy Douglas Convention Center on February 8 for the joint program on The Future of Healthcare Construction with SMPS DC, SMPS Maryland, and Women in Healthcare. Representatives from local healthcare institutions discussed the future of regional healthcare construction and upcoming changes to their facilities that could impact the design and construction of hospitals.

SMPS DC, SMPS MD, and Women in Healthcare members gathered to hear about the future of healthcare construction.

The speakers included CBRE Senior Project Manager Kevin Haggerty (who also represented Washington Hospital Center), University of Maryland (UMMS) Medical Project Manager Laura Kautz, and International Healthcare Facility Planning Interior Design and Codes Consultant Andrea Hyde (formerly of Lifebridge Health).

Kevin discussed ways to best manage a program that involved replacing aging medical structures to meet all codes. He talked about the importance of understanding the patient experience and how to best measure it so that we can spend our dollars where they are most needed. He also talked about the MedStar Washington Hospital Center and the more than $100 million in planned projects at the campus. Lastly, he discussed plans to improve ROI after hiring new top surgeons and spending time focusing on implementing Center of Excellence mentality.

CBRE's Kevin Haggerty talks about the importance of understanding the patient experience.

Laura gave us a glimpse of UMMS upcoming projects, including the Capital Region Freestanding Medical Facility in Laurel, MD and the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bulle Rock, MD that are currently awaiting CON. UMMS recent projects include infrastructure upgrades at UM St. Joseph Medical Center, a combined heat & power plant at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center, and the new UM Capital Region Medical Center in Largo, MD.

Laura Kautz talks about UMMS's upcoming projects.

Andrea elaborated on healthcare specific furnishings and finishes that are currently making a difference in advancing the design of healthcare facilities. She shared studies on HAI defense and presented a list of materials and chemicals used in interiors of hospitals that may be breeding grounds for contamination and illness. She also shared with us the surfaces and furnishing guidelines in the 2014 FGI Guidelines.

International Healthcare Facility Planning's Andrea Hyde talks about advancing the design of healthcare facilities.

The lunch and leads event concluded with a Q&A and more networking. Stay tuned for our next event in April as we talk with developers at Clyde’s Gallery Place, and again in May as we discuss data centers at Maggiano's in Tysons.

Kevin Haggerty (CBRE), Laura Kautz (UMMS), Andrea Hyde (International Facility Planning), Robyne Hamilton (Women in Healthcare DC Programs and Special Events Chair), Michael Knowles (SMPS DC Membership Director)