2014 PDC Summit

Mar 16, 2014 ‐ Mar 19, 2014


The PDC Summit is a dynamic industry event that unites senior leaders involved in health care planning, design, and construction to address challenges and innovations on the horizon. The summit is coordinated by a trusted network of not-for-profit organizations with expertise in health care planning, design, and construction with 100% of conference revenue reinvested into the mission of optimizing the health care physical environment.
Health Care Administrators and Facility Professionals — Advance health care through the design and construction of safe and effective patient environments, while maximizing the return on your facility's investment.



Design Professionals — Discover the latest innovations for health care design, gain perspectives from health care leaders, and build relationships with current and prospective clients.



Construction Professionals — Gain value through sessions on everything from integrated project delivery to earning your CHC credential, while establishing business connections with health care leaders.

Standard: $295.00
Members: $195.00

Sessions

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AAH Codes and Standards Forum

Mar 17, 2014 7:00am ‐ Mar 17, 2014 7:50am

The Codes and Standards Forum will provide a deep dive on the codes and standards that regulate nurse station design, including furnishings. The presenters will analyze how staff members actually use nurse stations in both inpatient and outpatient settings and identify conflicts between activities conducted at the nurse station and current code requirements. The forum will include discussion of how to resolve these conflicts in future published codes and standards.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Forum for the Next Generation of Design and Engineering Professionals

Mar 17, 2014 7:00am ‐ Mar 17, 2014 7:50am

This forum is intended to provide an opportunity to discuss topics pertinent to young and emerging health care professionals. Join architects, engineers, facility staff, consultants, and contractors to discuss the next generation of the health care design and engineering professions. Review issues related to developing emerging design/engineering professionals and discuss opportunities within the health care design profession for future leadership.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Kaiser's Small Hospitals, Big Ideas, Part 2: The Next Generation

Mar 17, 2014 9:45am ‐ Mar 17, 2014 10:45am

In 2012, Kaiser Permanente named two firms, Mazzetti and Aditazz, as winners of their Small Hospitals Big Ideas competition. The intended prize was the opportunity to design a new hospital embodying the principles of the winning submission. Facing the complication of two winners, along with a radically changed health care business environment, Kaiser changed course. Now, bringing together the two winning firms, Kaiser is transforming the way that health care buildings are planned, designed, manufactured, and erected. This session will enable attendees to:

  • Describe how the health care business planning process and health care design process are being transformed through digitization.
  • Explore how Kaiser is bringing new approaches to health care building sustainability to realize its next generation of health care design.
  • Discuss techniques for collaboration among individuals and teams from diverse backgrounds.
  • Apply the planning and design tools being used in the Kaiser project to your own facility.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Extreme Makeover: Transforming Your Existing Facility into a Future-Ready, High-Acuity Hospital

Mar 17, 2014 9:45am ‐ Mar 17, 2014 10:45am

How soon will your hospital be the health care facility equivalent of a telephone booth? Can your facility adjust to the forces that are transforming patient care now, five years from now, and beyond? Many hospitals may be unprepared to respond to changes in technology, patient demographics, workflow, and infrastructure. This session will present a range of factors to consider for incorporation into your facility upgrades, campus expansions, and master plans. This session will enable attendees to:

  • Examine market forces that affect patient care and facilities.
  • Assess current and future technologies to support clinical advances.
  • Identify potential existing infrastructure issues.
  • Evaluate the need for technology master planning.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Become the Solution: Strategies for Value Creation in Support of Facilities

Mar 17, 2014 9:45am ‐ Mar 17, 2014 10:45am

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is affecting all areas of health care operations. More than ever, facilities executives face the challenge of reducing costs and contributing to the bottom line. This session will highlight trends from regional systems, national systems, and academic medical centers as they make changes in response to the ACA. A case study provided of a world-renowned health care system will provide a process for organizational assessment and improvement. This session will enable attendees to:

  • Identify the value of internal resources and their most effective role in ensuring the institution's ability to deliver affordable, quality health care.
  • Review a variety of health systems' responses to the challenges facing the facilities executive team.
  • Conduct an organizational assessment that can serve as the basis for identifying solutions.
  • Develop an understanding of potential future considerations as the ACA continues to change the health care landscape.

Speaker(s):
  • Patrick Duke, MS, Managing Director, CBRE | Healthcare
  • Spencer Moore, Vice President, Chief Facilities Officer, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Swedish Issaquah Hospital: Taking Energy Efficiency and Commissioning to a New Level

Mar 17, 2014 9:45am ‐ Mar 17, 2014 10:45am

2013 Vista Award winner Swedish Issaquah Hospital is operating with a building Energy Use Index of 114, an energy savings of 40 percent compared with a basic hospital designed to meet code. The panel will present an overview of the hospital's innovative system design process, component selection, and owner/facilities team involvement. The presentation will include a technical overview of the systems, an in-depth look at energy modeling innovations required to accommodate the new system's thinking, and commissioning lessons learned. This session will enable attendees to:

  • Compare available alternative technologies that result in significant energy savings.
  • Explore an example of an operating, highly efficient hospital from the owner's point of view.
  • Apply these new systems concepts to existing buildings.
  • List the do's and don'ts for a heat recovery chiller system.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

The Safety Risk Assessment: New Requirements in the 2014 FGI Guidelines

Mar 17, 2014 9:45am ‐ Mar 17, 2014 10:45am

The 2014 FGI Guidelines includes a requirement for a safety risk assessment (SRA) that incorporates previous requirements for assessment of infection control, patient handling, and psychiatric injury risks, while adding consideration of risks such as falls, medication errors, security, and immobility. A panel of industry experts with diverse backgrounds will review the new requirements and provide two owner perspectives on incorporating safety risk assessments into the PDC process. This session will enable attendees to:

  • Explain when a safety risk assessment is required.
  • Describe the required steps in the SRA process.
  • Discuss how SRA collaboration in design improves project outcomes.
  • List three infection prevention-related design considerations that could be proactively identified using the SRA early in the design process.

Speaker(s):
  • Ellen Taylor, AIA, Director of Research, The Center for Health Design
  • Kevin M. Tuohey, IAHSS Board President and Executive Director - Research Compliance, Boston University and Boston Medical Center
  • Linda Dickey, Moderator, Director, Epidemiology & Infection Prevention, UC Irvine Health
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Follow-Up Discussion to FGI Guidelines: Maximizing the Benefit of the Functional Program

Mar 17, 2014 11:15am ‐ Mar 17, 2014 11:30am

Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

ASHE Vista Award Winner, New Construction: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Alkek Tower Expansion, Houston, TX

Mar 17, 2014 12:00pm ‐ Mar 17, 2014 12:15pm

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Improve Patient Experience, Improve HCAHPS Scores

Mar 17, 2014 12:30pm ‐ Mar 17, 2014 12:45pm

Speaker(s):
  • Sheila Cahnman, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP, President, JumpGarden Consulting LLC
  • Lynn Kenney, Senior Analyst, Advocacy Team, ASHE
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00
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