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Hammes Company to present at 2017 Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo

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AUSTIN and CHICAGO, Sept. 18 – David Connolly, Senior Vice President at Hammes Company, will be part of a panel discussing how a community hospital in suburban Chicago used strategic facilities planning and the resulting development of a new hospital to create a competitive advantage in a highly competitive market. This panel discussion will be part of upcoming Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo 2017 Conference.
This speaking session "Building for the future: the transformation of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital” will be 4:15-5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19. Mr. Connolly will join Laura Eslick, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital; Pamela Dunley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, and Robert Sharrow, Senior Vice President of Albert Kahn Associates, Inc.

Mr. Connolly will lead a discussion about Elmhurst Memorial Hospital’s journey to become a state-of-the art care platform that meets its community, care team and patient expectations, and to become one of seven hospitals in the world to achieve the prestigious Planetree distinction. In addition to its physical transformation, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital also underwent a successful merger, positive progression in leadership, and operations improvement. The panel will include both practical steps and strategic best practices for systems-based planning in the evolution of expanding partnerships and future facility needs.

The event draws stakeholders from design firms to healthcare providers, and engineers to construction professionals to focus on the intersection of design and wellness to serve the community of 2017 and beyond. This year's conference will be Sept.18-20 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.

David Connolly is a Senior Vice President with Hammes Company, the nation’s leader in healthcare building strategies. His responsibilities include the development and management of major healthcare project assignments across the United States. Mr. Connolly has specialized in the strategic planning of healthcare facilities for the past 30 years. Prior to his focus on healthcare design, he planned large multi-specialty projects and communities both in the United States and internationally. He has been responsible for the design, governmental approvals, ambulatory and inpatient facilities planning, Master Facility Planning and the construction administration for numerous healthcare facilities throughout his career.

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