HGA to Present during Four sessions at the 2017 ASHE PDC Summit in Orlando

ASHE's PDC Summit
brings together senior leaders working in all disciplines of health care planning, design, and construction to learn, network, and discover ways to create value for the health care built environment. Join HGA during the following presentations.

What’s the Reputation of Your Facility’s Infrastructure?

Tuesday, March 14 at 8:15 a.m.

Presented by: Krista McDonald Biason, PE, Associate Vice President, HGA; Mark Rojas, Associate Director of Engineering Services, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Peter Dahl, PhD, LEED AP, Director of Sustainable Operations, HGA; Peter Brown, PE, Associate Vice President, HGA

2522_003_00_CedarG09_medium.jpgCedars-Sinai Medical Center has high standards for the delivery of care and patient experience, and building systems must also meet this high standard. Under this premise, the facility staff is undertaking a strategic planning effort to assess and address engineering systems. The presentation team will share the process for identifying major engineering equipment to create recommendations for maintaining the equipment and will walk through typical infrastructure challenges faced, not only by Cedars-Sinai, but also by similar facilities as a campus ages. Beyond general maintenance and upgrade issues, the team will discuss sustainable options to optimize system performance that could be implemented in conjunction with facility maintenance and upgrade efforts.

Celebrating the 2017 ACHA Legacy Project Award

Tuesday, March 14 at 3:00 p.m.

Juror: Dan Rectenwald, AIA, ACHA, Chief Operating Officer, HGA; Winning Project Architect (announced at afternoon general session); Winning Project Owner (announced at afternoon general session)

The Legacy Project Award celebrates outstanding health care design that has stood the test of time and contributes to future advancements. This award recognizes health care architecture that demonstrates superior planning and excellence. This session will describe how the original planning and architecture has evolved to contribute to a changing health care environment. Discussion will focus on the leadership qualities, project drivers, team experiences, and the story of this year's award-winning place of healing.

Patient Care on the Edge: The Medical Home Model and Serving a
Rural Area

Wednesday, March 15 at 8:30 a.m.

Diane Agee, CEO, Redwood Coast Medical Services; Kevin Day, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Vice President, Design Principal, HGA


This session will focus on the divergent needs of a population composed of rich and poor and young and old, all with medical needs being satisfied in a rural location by one clinic, and the clinic's future as a patient centered medical home. The panel will review the site and its rich history, its location near the architecturally inspired community of Sea Ranch, the effect of nature, and the underserved medical needs of a diverse community.

Planning for Security in Emergency Departments

Wednesday, March 15 at 9:40 a.m.

Dennis Vonasek, AIA, NCARB, ACHA, CID, Vice President, HGA; David Fashant, Regional Director of Facility Services-South Region, Fairview Health Services; Roger Hunwardsen, CHC, LEED AP, Senior Project Manager, Knutson Construction

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Security was an early design consideration for the Fairview Southdale Emergency Department addition. From planning for behavioral/mental health patients to mass casualty situations, the design and construction team focused on zones, control points, circulation routes, and egress paths to keep patients and staff safe during different high-stress situations. This session diagrams the unique security challenges and solutions designing emergency departments for wide demographics, highlighting lean strategies to increase operational efficiency and safety.


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