Our Signature

in-person event

The healthcare industry is undergoing a radical transformation.
In order to keep up with developments in how and where healthcare is delivered, facilities leaders and industry partners need to connect, collaborate, and share best practices, at HealthSpaces. 

Who you’ll hear from

The things we’re going to do…

Explore New Ideas

Our program is carefully curated. Based on the conversations we’re having with our community, we’ll bring you the relevant, cutting-edge content you need to tackle your biggest challenges.

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.

Tour Bourbon Country

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.

Group Run/Walks

More info coming soon!

Evaluate New Partners

We bring the industry’s top suppliers and solution providers together at HealthSpaces. Meet one-on-one with companies you’re interested in to evaluate how their offerings can fit your unique needs.

Join Live Roundtable Discussions

True learning comes from the collision of ideas and experience. These candid “closed-door” discussions allow you to come together with industry peers to tackle shared challenges.

Enjoy Live Music

More info coming soon!

Reconnect with Industry Friends!

HealthSpaces is designed to facilitate meaningful connections. We create a space to get together, learn from one another, and abandon assumptions.

Topics we’re going to explore

Tackling Supply Chain and Labor Challenges

What You Need to Know About FGI’s 2022 Guidelines

Protecting Your Facilities from Cyber Threats

Why Flexible Design is Good for You AND Your Patients

Reimagining Office Space as Clinical Space

Net Zero. How You Can Get There.

Completing a $2B Project in the Middle of a Pandemic

What Health Systems Can Learn from Retailers

The Technologies Reshaping Healthcare (And Those That Aren’t)

Modular Construction: Everything You Need to Know from People Who’ve Done It

Leading Effectively During Turbulent Times

Workplace Violence Prevention Defensible Space Strategies

And more TBA!


There’s a lot of healthcare owners here that I don’t see at other conferences. These are people I want to learn from and it’s really valuable to get the chance to ask what makes them successful.”

 VP of Facilities Operations and Planning, University of Miami Health System


A Past Event

Check out Photos from HealthSpaces '21!

What we’re doing differently:


Limited to 200 attendees.


A lot of outdoor programming.


Proof of COVID-​19 vaccination or negative test results.


More peer-to-peer roundtables!


More time to unwind + recharge!


Official Hygiene Partner:

Where you’ll be

Omni Louisville Hotel – Louisville, KY

Reflecting the past, present and future of the vibrant Kentucky town, Omni Louisville Hotel is the new cornerstone of downtown. Blending the historic surroundings with modern comforts, Omni Louisville Hotel reflects the essence of the city and invites you into an unforgettable stay.



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

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

VR Transition Activation

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

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

Gil Manalo

National Director of Construction – Medxcel

Michael Wood

 VP, Planning, Design & Construction – Medxcel

2:50pm – 4:10pm

Sourcing Meetings

4:15pm – 5:10pm


Workplace Violence Prevention and Defensible Space Strategies

A brief discussion on the issues, actions, and philosophies taken at the University of California San Diego Health to address the rising incidents of workplace violence. During this session, Whit will share actions taken inside their hospitals and outside, using Defensible Space techniques and the philosophies of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), with results and continuing challenges that most hospitals are facing in the nation.

Whit Robinson

Chief Administrative Officer, Facilities & Support Services – UCSD Health

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

5:15pm – 5:45pm

Happy Hour Mind Melt with Ron Galloway: 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

5:45pm – 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

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.  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! 

  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.

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.



Partnering with HealthSpaces is a great way to get your company in front of real estate and facilities leaders at the nation’s top healthcare systems.


When and where does the event take place?

The Omni Louisville Resort in Louisville, Kentucky from June 12-14, 2022.

What health and safety measures will be taken this year?

All attendees are required to submit proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours. Full details on our CARE (Covid Action and Readiness Enforcement Plan) can be found here.

Who attends the event?

HealthSpaces is by invitation-only and open to healthcare real estate and facilities leaders and industry vendors.

I’m a facilities leader and would like to attend. How do I register and what's included?

Registration is complimentary for qualified executives and includes 2 nights’ accommodation (Sunday and Monday), full meals (Sunday dinner – Tuesday lunch) and access to the entire program. Click here to request an invite.

I’m an industry vendor and would like to attend. How can I get involved?

Industry vendors can participate in HealthSpaces by becoming a Partner. Click here to submit a request and a member of our team will reach out shortly to discuss available options. 

What airport do I fly into and what is the best method of transportation to the hotel?

Omni Louisville Hotel is located 5.9 miles from Louisville International Airport (SDF). Uber and Lyft are available in the area and it’s approx. a 10 min drive.

What is your refund policy?

Facilities leaders with a complimentary registration are required to provide 4 weeks’ notice for cancellation or send a suitable replacement in their spot. If the attendee is unable to provide either, a $495 cancellation fee will be applied to cover costs already committed to on their behalf. Full details on our cancellation policy can be found here.

Who will be speaking?

Our speaker line-up includes a wide range of industry experts who we’ll hear from in various settings such as panels, fireside chats and small group discussions. For the developing list, click here.

My spouse/ partner is planning to travel with me. Can they attend the events?

Spouses are welcome to attend the networking activities + the Monday Night Dinner Party for an additional fee.

What is the dress code?

The entire event is casual (no suit or jacket required). We recommend bringing a sweater or light jacket for evening outdoor events and sessions that take place inside air-conditioned ballrooms.