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Hammes Company presents at Living on the Edge Conference 2016 in Chicago

Phil Wendling, Senior Project Executive- Hammes Company Phil Wendling, Senior Project Executive- Hammes Company

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Hammes Company will present at Galveston Historical Foundation’s third annual conference, Living on the Edge 2016. This conference will discuss best practices regarding building and preserving resilient and healthy coastal communities.

Oct. 21 – Speaking for the first time, Hammes Company is proud to announce Senior Project Executive, Phil Wendling will be presenting on a panel with Brian Fletcher, Director of Emergency Preparedness at the Medical University of South Carolina, Steve LeBlanc, Assistant VP of Business Operations and Facilities at UTMB and Bob Brown, Program Director of Academic and Business Planning at UTMB. Galveston Historical Foundation’s third annual conference, Living on the Edge 2016 will be held Oct. 20-21 at the Ashton Villa in Galveston, Texas.

The sessions at this conference will highlight leaders and organizations who have implemented strategies to confront environmental, social and political challenges facing coastline communities and their cultural resources. Mr. Wendling will present design considerations for coastal hospitals in hurricane prone areas, and will focus exclusively on opening hospitals after a coastal disaster such as, Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Wendling’s presentation, ‘If You Build It, Will They Come? Opening a Hospital after Hurricane Katrina’ will occur on Oct. 21 from 1:25-1:45pm.

As a Senior Project Executive with Hammes Company, Phil Wendling's primaryresponsibilities include development team coordination, preparation of budgets and schedules, coordination of public approvals and oversight of the construction process for large hospital expansion and renovation projects. Mr. Wendling has over 40 years of experience in healthcare facility development and design.

Prior to joining Hammes Company, Mr. Wendling worked for several major healthcare architecture firms in Texas for over 20. His experience includes the planning, programming and development of a diverse mix of healthcare projects including major hospital expansions, specialty hospitals and medical office facilities.

About the Galveston Historical Foundation

Galveston occupies a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. In its history, the Galveston community has adapted to the environment through elevating and relocating buildings and through a massive seawall construction and grade-raising project after the deadly Hurricane of 1900. After Hurricane Ike of 2008, Galveston Historical Foundation launched the Center for Coastal Heritage to explore the relationship between history and the coastal environment in communities around the country. For more information regarding the conference, please visit Living on the Edge 2016.

About Hammes Company

Hammes Company comprises a team of accomplished professionals with deep industry and functional expertise. The company assists a full spectrum of healthcare clients by advising, implementing and managing key strategies and solutions that build high-performing organizations. Hammes Company is recognized by leading healthcare providers and industry insiders as one of the most trusted providers of consulting services in the United States. The company currently serves health systems, hospitals, physician groups and payers. Hammes Company is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis. and provides services through a network of regional offices strategically located across the country. For more information, please visit