HGA Presents with THedacare at the 2017 Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo
HGA returns to the 2017 Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo September 18 - 20, 2017 – an event that inspires change and the advancement of a better delivery of healthcare through the physical space. Find conference information here and join our healthcare experts during the following session:
Planning Holistic Cancer Centers that Embrace Mind, Body, Spirit
Wednesday, September 20 at 9:45 a.m.
- Kara Freihoefer, Evidence-Based Design Research Specialist, HGA and Winner of the George Pressler Under 40 Award
- Tim Scanley, AIA, NCARB, Project Designer, HGA Architects and Engineers
- Keith Novenski, Patient Advocate, ThedaCare
Inspired by the collaborative Medical Home Model and supported by Evidence-Based Design, healthcare organizations are taking a “mind, body, spirit” approach to planning cancer centers that address clinical and emotional health. This program examines how ThedaCare planned its Regional Cancer Center in Appleton, WI, around three guiding principles: holistic medicine to celebrate human life; patient experiences that engage community members into the planning process; and Lean planning and Evidence-Based Design that links design with metrics. The cancer center includes a multidisciplinary platform of diagnostic, treatment and infusion services, as well as behavioral health, nutrition, physical therapy, acupuncture, yoga, and music therapy. To achieve goals, ThedaCare’s enlisted a Patient Advocate to keep the patients’ perspectives front-and-center. Through this data-supported presentation, attendees will envision a holistic approach to cancer care that celebrates life and hope.