2022 PDC Summit

Mar 22, 2022 ‐ Mar 23, 2022


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The PDC Summit is the premiere event for over 2,000 health care and hospital facility senior leadership. No other conference brings health care planning, design and construction decision-makers together like the PDC Summit.


Attendees will automatically earn 1 CEC from ASHE/AHA from each on-demand session

Looking for AIA LUs? Please self-report these on-demand sessions to the AIA for LUs.

A certificate of attendance will be provided once the evaluation is completed
(under the CE Information tab) from each on-demand session.


Standard: $295.00
Members: $195.00

Sessions

The Future of Behavioral Health Care: Rethinking Milieu

Mar 22, 2022 8:15am ‐ Mar 22, 2022 9:15am

Credits: None available.

Helping those experiencing an acute behavioral health crisis navigate it and return successfully to daily life is part of the mission guiding Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s replacement behavioral health facility at its College Hill campus. Beginning with the philosophy that the healing process is the result of treatment and treatment is based in programming, the new project implemented state-of-the-art thinking in therapy based on pilot study data conducted in the existing space. Through a cohorted curriculum-like daily structure, patients will experience a radical decrease in downtime. Learn how the design was informed by pilot study data indicating programming engagement and decreased downtime contribute to shorter stays, reduced time in restraint, less medication, and improved family engagement. Milieu types and scale suited to particular therapeutic needs and patient progress will be explored. We will share our evidence-based process for collecting and integrating diverse points of view as well as the challenges faced to design during the pandemic and adapt to increasing cost escalation while providing therapeutic spaces that promote wellness.

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the advantages of a curriculum based-program with patient cohort pods to target therapeutic work.
  • List variety and types of milieu needed to reduce patient aggression and promote engagement in treatment to promote safety and stress reduction for patients and staff.
  • Name specific design and program elements that reduce patient escalation and how this contributes to improved patient outcomes.
  • Integrate qualitative and quantitative data with a participatory design process that leads to more inclusive and responsive design.
  • N/A
Speaker(s):
  • Angela Mazzi, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC, Principal, GBBN Architects
  • Joseph Luria, MD, VP Mental Health Operations, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Positioning for Carbon Neutrality: National Academy of Medicine Guidance

Mar 22, 2022 8:15am ‐ Mar 22, 2022 9:15am

Credits: None available.

Today, we know that the health care sector represents roughly 20% of the U.S. economy, 10% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is calling upon health care to adopt a new norm: 50% carbon emissions reduction by 2030 (2010 baseline) and 100% by 2050. This session, will provide an overview of the NAM and their approach to health care decarbonization, including some of questions the action collaborative is currently diving into. An interactive discussion will follow, examining how we can help inform the NAM in their work with valuable audience input on how the field is being impacted by decarbonization goals.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explain who National Academy of Medicine is.
  • Explain what the National Academy of Medicine is doing with respect to Healthcare Decarbonization.
  • Support health care in evolving to better adapt to and mitigate its climate impacts.
  • Help NAM implement changes beneficial to the industry and to the climate.
  • N/A
Speaker(s):
  • Walter Vernon, PE, LEED AP, EDAC, FASHE, Chief Operating Officer, Mazzetti
  • Kara Brooks, MS, LEED AP BD & C, Senior Associate Director, Sustainability, American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE)

Mapping Uncharted Territories: One Team’s Journey to Resiliency

Mar 22, 2022 8:15am ‐ Mar 22, 2022 9:15am

Credits: None available.

Resiliency is the capacity to adapt to changing conditions while maintaining a team’s morale and determination. This session explores the effective use of design-assist, phasing, logistics and expectation management and how establishing these best practices early on can contribute to team and project resiliency. This powerful leadership group will discuss how they navigated uncharted territories during the design and construction of Memorial Hermann, The Woodlands Medical Center's bed tower expansion. Due to the unprecedented growth and a new Level II trauma center designation, the hospital needed to expand capacity to support the surrounding dense suburban communities of North Houston. The team will explore the complex development of a new 385,000 SF bed tower, vertical expansion of the hospital’s existing garage, sky bridge and central utility plant, and 150,0000 SF of major backfill renovations. You will gain insight in how to develop a unique plan sensitive to the safety and welfare of all parties through the examination of the team’s building tools used to overcome these unexpected disruptions.

Learning Objectives:
  • Use early team engagement to optimize and condense complex objectives to increase facility capacity and delivery of care.
  • Keep continuity and mitigate risk during design and construction phases with forensic findings, phasing and logistics.
  • Build a comprehensive communication plan to maintain expectations with hospital leadership and governance jurisdictions, and minimize disruption to hospital workflow.
  • Adapt to new work environments, communication methods and natural disasters, while continuing to support your on-site community.
  • N/A
Speaker(s):

Greater of Two Evils: Hurricane in a Pandemic

Mar 22, 2022 9:30am ‐ Mar 22, 2022 10:30am

Credits: None available.

Though the COVID-19 global pandemic has dominated our daily lives and the health care space over the last two years, health care providers across the country have simultaneously faced additional varied and compounding emergency events including hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, winter storms, utility outages and mass tragedies. Through thoughtful panel discussion between multiple health care provider representatives, attendees will hear retrospective lessons learned from real-world emergency events and how to apply those lessons to future planning, design and construction efforts. Discussion includes detailed lessons learned for hardening infrastructure, preparing emergency response plans, and integrating emergency plans into the PDC process in order to mitigate future event risks.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explain the importance of emergency preparedness planning at health care facilities and how to integrate those principles into the planning, design and construction process.
  • Identify lessons learned about the health care built environment from past emergency events and how to incorporate those into future planning, design and construction projects.
  • Describe the real-world application of the emergency preparedness plan for multiple simultaneous events.
  • Develop design recommendations that address emergency conditions during renovation and design projects.
  • N/A
Speaker(s):
  • Scott Landry, Senior Vice President Facilities & Support Services LCMC Health Senior Vice President Facilities & Support Services LCMC Health Senior Vice President Facilities & Support Services, LCMC Health
  • Steven Friedman, PE, CHFM, HFDP, LEED AP, Director of Facilities Engineering - Design & Construction, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • James Britsch, System Vice President of Facilities, Ochsner Health System
  • Caleb Haynes, PE, VP Business Development, Bernhard TME

Design Lessons Learned from COVID Ground Zero

Mar 22, 2022 2:00pm ‐ Mar 22, 2022 3:15pm

Credits: None available.

In this session, you will learn from leaders from the nation’s first hospital to respond to multiple COVID-19 patients, proving we were to experience a worldwide pandemic. CEO, Jeff Tomlin MD, and Director of Facilities, Kevin Kajita of EvergreenHealth, in Kirkland, WA will share lessons learned as to what worked in their facility and what could be designed in the facilities of the future to better respond to a pandemic.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the importance of facility planning by clinical staff and facility engineers, in preparing for a future pandemic.
  • Understand the importance of collaboration of clinical staff and facility engineers in modifying the facility to provide care during a viral airborne pandemic.
  • Understand the importance of facility design in caring for and protecting patients, families and staff from spread of disease during a viral, airborne pandemic.
  • Understand the Importance of designing flexibility into a facility that will respond to a future crisis.
  • N/A
Speaker(s):

It’s Time to Update Your ICRA

Mar 22, 2022 3:30pm ‐ Mar 22, 2022 4:30pm

Credits: None available.

Project managers, contractors and facilities managers alike know how difficult it is to align the whole team around safe infection control practices during construction, renovation and maintenance (CRM) activities. After 25 years, ASHE recently released an ICRA 2.0 to make it easier for teams to assess projects. Furthermore, ASHE has developed training to help teams build better communication around the risks and controls in these situations.

Learning Objectives:
  • Assess infection control risks and controls during CRM activities using the ICRA 2.0 tool.
  • Practice the five-step ICRA 2.0 process.
  • Identify who should be on your ICRA 2.0 team for forthcoming CRM projects.
  • Strategize how to implement ICRA 2.0 at your site.
  • N/A
Speaker(s):
  • Robert Booth, MPH, CIH, Senior Healthcare/Infectious Disease and Prevention Consultant, Oncore, Inc
  • Christopher Kobus, MS RN CIC, Data Analyst, University of Washington Medical Center
  • Richie Stever, MHA, CHFM, CLSS-HC, LEED AP, Vice President of Real Estate and Property Management, University of Maryland Medical System

Data-Driven Metrics for Right‐Sizing Your Hospital

Mar 22, 2022 3:30pm ‐ Mar 22, 2022 4:30pm

Credits: None available.

With costs going up and funding buckets getting smaller, health care designers and construction managers are challenged to find new ways to reduce construction costs while positively impacting life cycle costs. And patient floors account for the largest amount of hospital program space. In this session you will hear firsthand from the researchers who conducted and analyzed a National Bed Tower Study that was published in the journal Health Environments Research & Design. Together with the executive director of facility services from the University of Rochester, the group asks: Is there an opportunity to reassess how to approach patient-floor design and construction based on a deeper understanding of trends and metrics? With data collected from 171 current hospital projects including patient-floor GSF; patient-room size; inboard versus outboard bathroom location; same-hand versus mirrored rooms; centralized versus decentralized nursing; and column spacing; this session is an indepth analysis of what the metrics tell us. The panel will provide owners and health care facility designers with knowledge and insight to benchmark their design to national averages, see what others are doing, and potentially offer ideas to right-size their space, thus reducing costs.

Learning Objectives:
  • Assess the reference data from a decade of design and the built environment to make informed decisions for future builds or analyze current facility layout.
  • Utilize the extensive range of data to validate and/or influence current projects and future master plans.
  • Determine the changes in health care design relative to past experience and what might be possible in the future.
  • List and describe the results of narrowing the data field down to the most.
  • N/A
Speaker(s):
  • Randy Keiser, National Healthcare Director, Turner Construction Company
  • Justin Fallon Dollard, Exec. Dir. Planning & Proj. Mgmt., University Facilities & Srvc., University of Rochester
  • David Kelly, Ph.D., P.E., Vice President & General Manager, Turner Construction Company
  • Mike Pingle, Regional Preconstruction Manager, Healthcare, Turner Construction Company

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Test Your Code Knowledge

Mar 22, 2022 3:30pm ‐ Mar 22, 2022 4:30pm

Credits: None available.

Understanding regulatory codes is essential for proper design of a health care facility. Recent editions of the codes have introduced new requirements that can ease the difficulties of maintaining a facility, if used properly. Test your knowledge with a live code quiz on NFPA 101, IBC and NFPA 99, including an open discussion of questions with a lower percentage of correct responses.

Learning Objectives:
  • Apply requirements of the NFPA 101-2012 as adopted by CMS and TJC.
  • Describe new code requirements in NFPA 101, 2018 and 2021 editions, IBC, 2015 and 2018 editions, and NFPA 99-2012.
  • Assess personal comprehension of regulatory codes based on correct responses to seminar questions.
  • Identify top code misinterpretations in various NFPA codes, including recent editions of NFPA 101, IBC and NFPA 99.
  • N/A
Speaker(s):

Components of Patient Experience: Facilities Environment, Technology, Data

Mar 22, 2022 3:30pm ‐ Mar 22, 2022 4:30pm

Credits: None available.

Learn why it is important to focus on your P’s and E’s. P’s stand for patients, predictive analytics and projects, and the E’s are engagement, environment and economics. Minding your P’s and E’s will lead to planning, designing, implementing and managing your health care facilities more effectively. Join us for a roundtable session of health care leaders who will share insights from clinical, operational, technology and environmental perspectives, all which impact the way we manage our facilities. They will share best practices on how a patient-centric model and the data gathered from patients can help with the planning and managing of future facilities, resulting in a better patient journey, lower costs, happier patients and increased profitability. Data/ predictive analytics and patients' input lead the way

Learning Objectives:
  • Assess current facilities processes that are impacted by patients.
  • Assess current facilities processes that are impacted by patients.
  • Collaborate with clinical teams to leverage data to make design decisions that impact environmental outcomes for patients.
  • Discuss how leveraging technology in facilities has resulted in better patient experience which impacts financial strength of hospital.
  • N/A
Speaker(s):
  • Skanda V. Skandaverl, CHFM, CHC, FASHE, Division Director, CommonSpirit Health
  • Kevin Meek, RN-BSN, BA, MHI, FACHE, Vice President / Division Leader - Design & Consulting Services Group, The Haskell Company
  • Daina Pitzenberger, RN, Senior Vice President, Project Development, Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Larry Schmaltz, PE, Environmental Engineer, Nova Environmental Engineering
  • Lisa Feeley, CSSMBB, National Healthcare Sector Leader, Nova Engineering

Data Analytics Drive Project Delivery, Not Just Operations

Mar 22, 2022 3:30pm ‐ Mar 22, 2022 4:30pm

Credits: None available.

This session features panelists from Kaiser Permanente, Clark Construction and CannonDesign who will review revolutionary new techniques for integrating data analytics and smart building approaches into the PDC process to enhance construction project delivery. Although data analytics are often discussed and add significant value to the operations phase of a facility’s life cycle, this session is focused on the use of data analytics during design and from designers, builders, owners and operators on how data analytics can improve the project delivery process. Additionally, attendees will gain the knowledge needed to begin to implement data analytics into their own projects, including a checklist for successful data analytics integration spanning design and construction.

Learning Objectives:
  • List three critical elements of new project design that enable successful integration of data analytics.
  • Define bench testing and how it mitigates project risk during construction.
  • Use data analytics immediately after equipment start-up to identify issues and coordinate trade subcontractor activities.
  • Use quantifiable key performance indicators during construction to validate the design intent is being met.
  • N/A
Speaker(s):