The Agenda


June 12th, 2022

10:00am – 5:30pm

Registration & Orientation

11:00am – 2:00pm

Sights and Bites Tour (First Session)

Hop aboard this unique experience in getting to know Louisville! Step back in time
in nostalgic Old Louisville, marvel at the fascinating architecture in the Cast Iron
District, bric-your-brac in hip and affluent NULU, revisit baseball history at the
Slugger Museum- home of the famed giant replica of Babe Ruth’s Louisville
Slugger Bat… all while sampling local food tastes, bourbon, beers and wines.

12:30pm – 5:00pm

Distillery Tour & Lunch

What’s a trip to Bourbon Country without the bourbon?? We’ll tour some of the top-rated distilleries in Kentucky where you can sample the juice and learn about what distinguishes American bourbon from the rest of the whiskey world.

2:30pm – 5:30pm

Sites and Bites Tour (Second Session)

6:15pm – 7:00pm

Welcome Reception

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Dinner Program with Raquel Bono: Navigating Disruption

Raquel Bono, MD

Former CEO and Director, Defense Health Agency
Retired Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy


June 13th, 2022

6:30am – 7:00am

Group Run/Walk

7:00am – 8:00am


8:00am – 9:00am

State of the Industry

Last year we asked the question, where do we go from here? This year…we’re still asking that question, but with several more months’ worth of pandemic perspective. This panel of healthcare facilities and construction leaders will touch on all of the most top-of-mind topics and challenges of today, from the most obvious and immediate – ongoing issues with labor, supply chains, and costs – to more long-term challenges like real estate rationalization and realignment, carbon neutrality goals, the shift towards more community-based care, and achieving true flexibility in patient care environments.

Mark Kenneday

Director of Strategy and Market Development, Healthcare – Gordian

Mike Chihoski

Senior Associate VP, Facilities & Services – UR Medicine

Jonathan Cogswell

AVP, Facilities Services & Engineering – Northwell Health

Travis Messina

 SVP, National Real Estate Services – CommonSpirit Health

Clayton Mitchell

 SVP, Real Estate & Facilities – Jefferson Health

9:05am – 10:05am

Sourcing Meetings

10:10am – 11:10am

Are We There Yet?

The MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio will open its new 470-bed, 1M-square-foot hospital, The Glick Center, in October 2022 to replace its existing 70-year-old + (average) main campus facility. Construction substantial completion will occur only a mere three months before the opening date. While robust transition and activation meetings have been underway since fall of 2019, and upcoming day-in-the-life exercises in the new space are planned, the training of up to 4500 hospital staff across all disciplines to be familiar with a very different, new healthcare environment with only three months of physical access was considered to be challenging and concerning.

By using virtual reality, the staff are allowed to have enormous exposure to the new facility before construction is complete, to have extended time to become familiar with their new environment, and to more effectively be prepared to occupy and operate it. In this session, Walter Jones will discuss what drove MetroHealth to use this technology, and Brooks Canavesi, Chief Experience Officer of Allen Interactions, with give a (almost) live demonstration of how a full, interactive, immersive virtual model of the entire new hospital was created and how it will be used to enhance the staff’s transition to the new hospital.

Walter Jones

SVP, Campus Transformation –
The MetroHealth System

Expansion of Inpatient Services – Think Outside the Building

Texas Children’s is faced with the challenge of increasing inpatient capacity in its current Pavilion for Women. Services have already outgrown the available space. Vertical expansion would be a very expensive and disruptive solution. TCH is creating inpatient capacity by relocating outpatient services out of the Pavilion into an office tower and converting vacated office space into clinical space across multiple floors. 

This presentation will dive deep into the challenges of converting the large, narrow footprint of office space into a cohesive, patient-focused clinical care space, and design strategies to enable great patient circulation, staff efficiency, and connectivity to the inpatient services.

Gaurav Khadse

AVP, Facilities Planning & Development –
Texas Children’s Hospital

A Look at the Future of Work

During this session, Elizabeth will talk about the ways that Humana is modifying their corporate real estate strategy based on shifting work behaviors and new expectations around remote and hybrid work models, leading to right-sizing their portfolio and redesigning office space even as the company is set to add another 20,000-30,000 employees to its existing 40,000. 

Elizabeth Fennell

Director of Architecture and Workplace Design – Humana

11:15am – 12:15pm

Sourcing Meetings

12:20pm – 1:00pm

FGI 2022 Guidelines – Highlights of Change

During this session, Doug Erickson, CEO of the Facility Guidelines Institute, will highlight the work of FGI over the past couple of years. The 2022 series of FGI Guidelines has been released in paperback and digital format and Doug will discuss the numerous changes and new additions to the documents, as well as FGI’s two-year effort to write a guidance document on building recommendations for emergency conditions.

Doug Erickson

CEO – Facility Guidelines Institute

Future Forward Healthcare Design: The Penn Medicine Pavilion

During this session, Allison will discuss Penn Medicine’s brand-new $1.6B Pavilion in West Philadelphia, which just opened its doors to patients in October 2021. This 1.5 million-square-foot future-ready hospital includes a two-story Emergency Department and 504 acuity-adaptable, modular patient rooms. This state-of-the-art facility was designed with the future in mind with an integrated project delivery team. It is the largest capital project in the University of Pennsylvania’s history, the largest hospital project in the Philadelphia region, and one of the largest in the United States.

Allison P. Wilson-Maher

VP Real Estate, Design and Construction –
Penn Medicine

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Networking Lunch

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Making Pre-Fabrication + Modular Construction the Norm in Healthcare – An Owner’s Perspective

During this presentation, Michael Wood and Gil Manolo will cover the following objectives:

– Why owners should be concerned about capability, capacity, and maturity
– Why/how owners should view prefab/modular in a programmatic versus project-by-project approach
– Prefabrication Modular – impacts on schedule, supply chain, budget, quality, and safety


Gil Manalo

National Director of Construction – Medxcel

Michael Wood

 VP, Planning, Design & Construction – Medxcel

2:50pm – 4:10pm

Sourcing Meetings

4:15pm – 4:50pm


Hit by a Supernova – A New Star is Born

The notion of physical space has been blown to atoms by the convergence of accelerated technologies and the new work-from-home phenomenon. WD Partners asked thousands of consumers across the spectrum to divulge their new preferences: where they prefer to go and what and what type of location is most attractive to them given this new explosive state of  technology and “home” mindset. Lee Peterson will use studies done from retail to draw a direct correlation between what they found and the healthcare industry, and how it will affect physical space going forward.

Lee Peterson

EVP, Thought Leadership – WD Partners

The Fight for Health Equity in South LA

During this presentation, Jonathan will discuss the health disparities faced by residents of historically under-resourced South Los Angeles, from the Watts Riots that led to the formation of the original MLK Hospital to its eventual closure and the reimagining of MLK Community Health. He’ll talk about how the work of addressing healthcare inequality is moving from inside the hospital walls to outside, with a new focus on population health and changing the whole mindset of the community.

Jonathan Westall

VP, Ancillary Services – MLK Community Health

4:50pm – 5:00pm

Happy Hour

Grab a drink and get ready for our happy hour futurist talk!

5:00pm – 5:35pm

AI Inside

Today the average hospital uses more than 160 different applications. They may work just fine on their own, but they don’t necessarily play well with each other. Beyond 2022 we will see healthcare enterprises address this program by adding automation layers to the top of their application stack running programs all across the physical enterprise.

In healthcare task-based AI workflows are going to emerge as a nimble alternative to large application-based workflows.

For example, EHR data will converge with the HVAC data, which will converge with accounting data, which will take into account local population trends and even patterns in the weather for predictive forecasting.

In this session, we will focus on two things:

– Semantic Automation, which contains rules and context and patterns, and
– Robot Process Automation, which takes the insights that Semantic Automation provides and integrates them into the physical space, be it a hospital or a freestanding emergency clinic.

Healthcare is rapidly becoming a human-digital workforce and will rely on the AI-based stacks of Semantic Automation and Robot Process Automation as they become standard platforms in healthcare.

Ron Galloway

Healthcare Futurist + Researcher

5:35pm – 6:45pm

Free Time

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Party at Churchill Downs

Enjoy an evening of great food and company at a “Derby-themed” party at the legendary Churchill Downs racetrack. Get an insiders tour and enjoy local live music.



June 14th, 2022

7:15am – 8:00am


8:00am – 8:25am

Coffee Talk: Life After the Internet

The internet as we know it has vanished. Days of browsers, downloads, and websites have been replaced by full-time immersion with wearables, streaming services, and the planet’s pulse.

We no longer download apps but install habits into our daily behaviors.

Our smart homes are slowly morphing into a collection of curated environments, and our entertainment is selected for us.

But what comes next for healthcare in a world full of cyborgs and connected environments? Fast forward to yesterday to experience the fringe technology reshaping our bodies and the way we care for them.

Chris Dancy

World’s Most Connected Human

8:30am – 9:30am

State of Healthcare Construction

Labor challenges. Supply chain issues. Soaring inflation. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. While healthcare construction leaders have certainly dealt with their share of pandemic-related disruptions – still ever-present (and some even worse) these two and a half years later – they’ve also continued to move projects forward despite these setbacks, and have learned a LOT along the way. This panel of construction leaders will discuss their experiences building in the midst of the pandemic, but beyond even that, the ways that they are designing for a new era – one that, among other things, will put more of an emphasis on community health than hospital stays.

Jordan Cram

CEO – Enstoa

Mandy Hansen

Sr. Director, Planning, Design & Construction –
Seattle Children’s

Walter Jones

 SVP, Campus Transformation –
The MetroHealth System

James Mladucky

VP, Design & Construction – IU Health

Matthew Stiene

SVP, Construction & Facility Services – Novant Health

9:35am – 10:15am

Sourcing Meetings

10:20am – 11:15am


People, Planet, Profit – Dream or Reality?

Healthcare facilities teams are being tasked to drive patient care and sustainability in their projects without compromising on constructability, risk, timing, and cost. In this session, Piers MacNaughton, Sc.D., and Disha Mehtani, Ph.D., will make the case that it is possible to deliver on the triple bottom line by leveraging smart technology. Despite being one of the most energy intensive building types, healthcare has a big opportunity to eliminate waste, both through procurement practices and energy efficiency. 

When it comes to patients, healthcare facilities can be a tool to drive value-based care by reducing the risk of hospital acquired infections (HAIs), increasing patient satisfaction, and reducing patient length of stay. Lastly, these initiatives for the planet and for patients manifest as profit by reducing energy costs, streamlining procurement, and increasing CMS reimbursements related to HAIs, HCAHPS ratings, and readmissions.

Piers MacNaughton

VP Health Strategy – View Inc.

Disha Mehtani

VP, Business Development – View Inc.

Using Your Buildings’ Digital Assets for 10x Results

Most of today’s healthcare buildings have Building Automation Systems (BAS). A BAS is a must to control and manage a building’s complex interoperability between a variety of equipment systems supporting the building environment. Most facilities managers are only using a fraction of the data created by their BAS because this data lacks a system or simple ongoing process to really know what actionable information the data could be telling them. Data can also be coming from different BAS platforms or other standalone systems, making data analysis even more difficult.

This session explores how to make a 10x impact by gathering building data, using simulation, and making continuous system improvements. These efforts will reduce energy use and spend, reduce GHG emissions as part of an ESG strategy, extend equipment service life, and transform how building system maintenance is performed. 

Brian Weldy

Vice President, FacilitiGroup – HealthTrust (HCA) 

Construction On Demand: How Data-Driven Procurement is Revolutionizing Healthcare Facilities Management

The proliferation of data has made it possible to do just about anything in an instant. We can order food, hire a plumber, and buy a pickup within minutes, all while knowing exactly what the price is going to be and how long it’s going to take. It’s amazing. And it’s all possible because of data.  

So here’s the question: With all the data and technology integrated into our everyday lives, why are we still purchasing construction the same way we did 100 years ago? Why aren’t facilities owners using data to monitor cost instead of asking for quotes and taking a contractor’s word for it? Why isn’t construction purchasing faster and more transparent? 

Why haven’t we brought construction procurement into the 21st Century? 

The truth is, we have. Streamlined, data-driven construction procurement is available right now. Some hospitals are even using it to complete their routine projects.  

In this thought-provoking presentation, Scott Creekmore, Gordian’s Vice President of Sales for Healthcare, dives into how data-driven construction procurement works, how it benefits hospitals and health systems, and how forward-thinking facilities leaders are seamlessly integrating it into their everyday operations.

Scott Creekmore

Vice President, Healthcare – Gordian

11:25am – 12:25am

Mastermind Roundtables (Bloody Mary + Mimosa Edition)

1. Best Practices for Prefab
Custom prefab interiors that have built-in flexibility for changing needs are an increasingly popular option in healthcare construction, especially as the need for that kind of future flexibility has become so painfully evident. But there are some things you need to consider as you move forward in the planning and design process. During this open-format roundtable discussion, we’ll discuss best practices for documenting a prefab scope of work to ensure accurate estimating and execution. This conversation will be facilitated by Chris Burke, Director of DIRTT Healthcare.

2. Managing Supply Chain Disruptions, Escalating Costs, and Labor Shortages
Let’s just call them the unholy trinity: during this open-format roundtable discussion, health system construction and facilities leaders will have the opportunity to talk through these ongoing challenges and how they’re addressing them, share their ideas and strategies, and…yeah, probably do some venting, too. Grab a Bloody Mary! 

    12:30am – 1:15pm

    Bon Voyage Brunch

    Wanna join us?


    (Healthcare Exec)

    Qualified facilities leaders attend at no cost. The invite includes accommodations for two nights, full meals and access to all networking excursions.



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