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2022 PDC Summit

Reduce/Reuse/Recycle Your COVID Alternate Care Site

Mar 23, 2022 11:00am ‐ Mar 23, 2022 12:00pm

Credits: None available.


Now that the pandemic is behind us, we can get back to normal – right? Oh, wait. There are still new variants (and other natural and manmade disasters) that continue to plague our society and in turn, our health care facilities. So, if a facility was ahead of the curve and was proactive in creating or utilizing an alternate care site to accommodate COVID patients, what do you do with the site now? This team will discuss when COVID provisions can/should be migrated to an alternate use and how to change them back (if necessary) while sharing insight on what makes the task easier or more challenging. The group has presented many COVID-related programs but now feels it is time to address the elephant in the room and talk about what to do with all the facilities after the urgent need for the initial use has decreased.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify features and systems that are conducive to repurposing an alternate care site.
  • Determine when your COVID provisions can/should be migrated to an alternate use and how to change them back (if necessary).
  • Discover what limits the flexibility of a COVID designed space.
  • Coordinate emergency operations, keeping in mind how mechanical, electrical and low voltage systems impact deploying a solution.
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  • Krista M. Biason, PE, Senior Electrical Engineer, HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Jeff Harris, PE, Director of Engineering, HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Kurt Spiering, FAIA, ACHA, Vice President, HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Richie Stever, MHA, CHFM, CLSS-HC, LEED AP, Vice President of Real Estate and Property Management, University of Maryland Medical System


  • 1.00 - CEC

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