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Houston 2022 — What's Next for Healthcare Facilities in These Unsettled Times?

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 8:00 AM until 3:15 PM
Denton A. Cooley, M.D. and Ralph C. Cooley, D.D.S. University Life Center
7440 Cambridge St
Houston, TX  77054
Additional Info:
AMFP Houston
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only

Registration Deadline

May 4 - May 9
Non-Members - $269 | AMFP Members - $179 | Health System Employees - $99

May 10 (At the Door)
Non-Members - $299 | AMFP Members - $299 | Health System Employees - $299

Earn CEU Hours

AIA HSW | AHA | CHFM | CHC | CHESP | Engineers PDH

Sessions: Information You Can Use Now & in the Future

Explore how healthcare design, construction, operations, and regulations have changed over the past two years. Examine the trends and technologies reshaping existing and future healthcare facilities. Gain valuable insights you can put to work the next day.

Summit Summary/Recap & Presentation Materials Provided to Attendees.

Healthcare Gymnastics - Comparing 2018 & 2022 FGI Guidelines & Texas Hospital Licensing Rules

FGI Guidelines are the nation's leading design standards for hospitals, outpatient, and residential care facilities. Texas is intending to adopt new rules based on the 2018 Guidelines in 2022. Get the latest on proposed changes; including behavioral health, clinical treatment, and patient care spaces.

  • Tina Duncan, AIA, ACHA, CBO, Facility Guidelines Institute Board of Directors, AIA AAH Codes and Standards Chair

How Design & Medicine Come Together

Examine how Texas A&M’s Innovation Plaza will transform research, training, and medical student life in Texas Medical Center, Consisting of three towers - Discovery, Life, and Horizon - they feature research facilities, affordable student housing, office & retail space, and parking.

  • A. Ray Pentecost III, DrPH, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP, Ronald L. Skaggs FAIA and Joseph G. Sprague FAIA Chair of Health Facilities Design Director, Center for Health Systems & Design, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University

Confronting Healthcare's New Reality After COVID: Enduring Drivers, Disruptors and Opportunities

Discover how optimizing management, architecture, engineering, and construction strategies improve care delivery and financial value. Why identifying a health provider's unique disruptors and opportunities is vital. Pinpoint how financial value and operational performance drives everyone's success.

  • Supina Mapon, Healthcare Strategy, DPR Construction

Strategies to Resolve Tough Workforce Issues in Healthcare Industry

Houston is home to the TMC – the world’s largest medical complex in the middle of one of the fastest growing regions in America. This success is intensifying the staffing needs of medical institutions and those that design, build, and run the healthcare built environment. Hear workforce development and AEC leaders as they zero in on long-range solutions.

  • Peter Beard, Senior Vice President for Regional Workforce Development, Greater Houston Partnership
  • Lisa Bogany, Strategic Projects Manager, Workforce Solutions
  • Steve Klahn, MBA, RN, CCRN-K, FACHE, Virtual Medicine–Inpatient Services Clinical Dir., Houston Methodist
  • Dennis Yung, Executive Vice President, Skanska

Hospital of Future: What Technology Elements are Required to Build a Hospital that’s Truly Advanced

Houston Methodist wants its hospital in Cypress to be the most technologically advanced possible. Walk through the front end planning and design to house current and future technologies. Identify how to balance the life cycles of tech, facilities, operations, and care models to handle future changes.

  • Brian Gray, Senior Project Manager, Page
  • Zac Hillyard, Technology Principal, SSR Innovation Group
  • Sherrill Lanthier, RN, BSN, Construction Planning Coordinator, Houston Methodist
  • Murat Uralkan, Director of Innovation, Houston Methodist
  • Rhona Vogt, Associate Principal, Page

Flexible Spaces – Designing for the Unknown

  • Sunita Ganjoo, BArch, MBA, PMP, Senior Project Manager, PMO, Harris Health System
  • Jill Pearsall, Senior Vice President, Facilities Planning & Development, Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Ginger Smith, Senior Facilities Construction Project Manager at UTHealth and President of Construction Owners of America Texas Chapter

Other Topics Will Include:

  • Retail Revolution in Healthcare: More to Come or Has Boom Ended?
  • Art, Engineering, Management and Economics of Pre-fabrication and Modular Construction of Medical Facilities
  • New Frontiers in Indoor Air Quality | Clean Air - Applying Lessons Learned from the Pandemic
  • How Health Systems are Deploying Their Capital


UT Health/Cooley Center - Denton A. Cooley, M.D. and Ralph C. Cooley, D.D.S. University Life Center (Map Link)

Meet Healthcare Built Environment Leaders

Senior Healthcare System Leaders | PDC & Facility Managers | Security Directors | Architects | Designers | Engineers | Program Managers | MOB & Clinic Owners | Developers | Real Estate Brokers | Property Managers | Attorneys

COVID Awareness

The health and safety of attendees, speakers, event partners and staff are a top priority. We are closely monitoring any state, local, or venue regulations, policies and guidelines with regard to live meetings. We will adhere to whatever directives (if any) that are in force at the time of the event, and do our best to communicate them in advance.

Sponsorship & Speaker Opportunities

To Become a Sponsor/Participating Partner:
Glenn Fischer, (971) 219-0563,

For Requests to Present or Obtain Panel Seat Consideration:
Alan Whitson, RPA,

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