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Expert hospital developers to speak at healthcare design conference

BROOKFIELD, Wis. and IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 7, 2013 – Hammes Company is proud to announce that two of their healthcare facility development leaders will be presenting on dual topics at this year’s Healthcare Design Conference 2013. The conference, a premier industry event for healthcare executives, architects, construction managers and facility developers and those affiliated with the Center for Health Design, will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from November 16-19.
Michael Scholl, regional vice president with Hammes Company, will speak with a robust panel to present, “Lean and Integrated - A Design/Build Hybrid,” from 9:20-10:20 a.m. on Sunday, November 17. This case study will detail the creative thinking behind the project delivery model at OhioHealth’s new 415,000-square-foot Neuroscience Institute and patient tower at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. The panel will detail the hybrid’s methodology and how developing the project under a Design/Build model is allowing the team to streamline approaches across organizations, combine work processes to address redundancies and provide real-time cost reporting to OhioHealth, a non-profit regional system and leading provider of neuroscience care to Columbus and surrounding areas. 

“The way in which we structured the delivery of this project is proving to be very valuable to OhioHealth,” explains Scholl. “Using Lean principles to combine design and construction allows Hammes Company, as project manager of the new tower, to leverage the strengths of each team member to the benefit of the project.” 

Scholl’s panel will be rounded out by Timothy Fishking, principal, NBBJ; Phil Kerber, senior project manager, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company and Douglas Scholl, director of project design and construction, OhioHealth.

Following that panel, Bill Foulkes, regional vice president with Hammes Company, will present “Union Village - The First Truly Integrated Health Village” from 10:40-11:40 a.m., alongside Rex Carpenter, vice president, HKS and David Baker, chief executive officer, Union Village. The presenters will review and discuss the future viability of dedicated healthcare villages as a sustainable care delivery model and population health management strategy. To provide credibility, the panel will focus on the first integrated health village across the country, Union Village in Henderson, Nevada. The mission behind health villages is to leverage technology with quality healthcare services delivered along the full continuum, from acute-care to wellness to senior living, with the ultimate goal of caring for a population efficiently and from a more cost-effective model. 

“When implemented, this concept could be deployed to other areas of the country as a potential solution to address this next phase in healthcare, which we are all facing,” says Foulkes. “We anticipate this model will be an economically sustainable alternative well into the future, and we are proud to be a contributing member of the project team.” 

The Center for Health Design hosts this annual educational and networking event for their members within the healthcare industry, including architects, interior designers, hospital administrators, facility planners, project managers and educators. The conference draws 4,000 participants every year and offers over 20 professional education credits across a variety of disciplines. 

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