Event: HGA Presents at Healthcare Facilities Symposium

HGA team members and colleagues present three programs at Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo September 18 – 19, in Boston, Massachusetts, highlighting planning innovations that reimagine the caregiver process through research-focused Lean strategies.

The programs include:


Program: Scary to Comfortable Through Design Thinking at Children’s National Medical Center

Speaker: Dennis Vonasek (HGA)

Location: Theater 1 – Hynes Convention Center Exhibit Hall

Date: September 18, 2019

Time: 2:00 P.M. – 2:15 P.M.

Healthcare Principal Dennis Vonasek presents new planning concepts of Children’s National Medical Center in this interactive Design Solutions Theater presentation.


Program: Reimagining Lean Design—Process Neutral Looks to the Future at MetroHealth

Speakers: Walter Jones (MetroHealth), Mark Bultman (HGA), Kurt Spiering (HGA), Terri Zborowsky (HGA)

Date: September 18, 2019

Time: 3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

MetroHealth and HGA team members highlight how they formed an Innovation Team to envision a “process neutral” Campus Transformation that anticipates changes in technology and care delivery, as illustrated with several design challenges and solutions.


Program: Informing Best Practice for NICU Design

Speakers: Jennifer Christmann (Formerly with UK Healthcare), Rebecca Kleinbaum Sanders (HGA), Mark Reckin (HGA), Thomas M. Gormley (GBBN)

Date: September 19, 2019

Time: 9:45 A.M. – 10:45 A.M.

Presenters share lessons learned from their collaborative process designing a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for University of Kentucky Healthcare, highlighting lighting, acoustics, and design elements that support neonatal care, family needs, and staff work environments.

About the Conference

Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo invites architect, engineer, contractor, and healthcare providers to share case studies and informational sessions that illustrate innovations in healthcare planning and design.

For more information, visit Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo.