Supplier Strategies Track

Understanding and anticipating the evolving facility and equipment needs of hospitals and healthcare systems can be a major challenge. With the healthcare industry changing at a rapid pace, building strong relationships between customers, construction partners, and specifier firms is key to success. In this track, you will gain a fresh perspective on how to best position your product or service to assist health systems and hospitals in meeting their challenges as well as strategies to navigate complex relationships with GPOs, capital equipment planners, and specifier firms.

The Future of Capital Projects 

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Moderator: Dennis Daar

Panelists: Rodney CadwellDonna Craft & Tammy Russell

In the ACE Summit world, capital projects include the building of facilities, getting capital equipment through the door, and everything between. Once routine capital expenditures are now receiving more scrutiny from senior leadership reflecting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the capital planning process being historically inefficient, prioritizing projects, limited resources, and planning for the unexpected are all challenging your customers to be more strategic. In this session, hear from a panel of experts as they discuss how capital projects are changing, how past and present challenges influence their planning processes, and ways you can impact hospital decision-makers going forward.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify how capital projects are changing.
  2. Analyze the challenges that impact the planning process.
  3. Define what it means to be more strategic in your capital planning process.
  4. Formulate strategies to improve capital projects from planning to completion.

About the Panelists

Rodney Cadwell
Full Name
Title
Associate Principal - Medical Equipment Planning
Organization
Vizient, Inc./ HELP
Speaker Bio
Rodney leads the Capital Solutions Consulting segment for Vizient's Advisory Solutions Group. He brings more than 40 years of healthcare development experience within the U.S., United Kingdom, Canada and South America. Rodney has led many equipment planning projects with a focus on efficient project delivery with proven results. Rodney co-founded HELP International in 1983 and joined Vizient in 2010 when the firm was acquired to further expand the Capital and Construction segment offering. He continues to provide leadership for this business segment.
Donna Craft
Full Name
Title
Senior Director Facilities and Construction Service Line, Premier, Inc.
Organization
Premier, Inc.
Speaker Bio
Facilities and Construction Service Line Senior Director: Donna Craft, RN, BSN, MHA, CLNC is a nurse with over 30 years of clinical and hospital administration experience including project management, facility/strategic planning, nutrition services, environmental services, security, materials management, clinical equipment, facilities and construction and was directly responsible for all projects totaling over $500 million. Past National Director - Associate Member Services, ASHE. Currently manages the sourcing process, contract management, and member committee for the facilities service line portfolio.
Tammy Russell
Full Name
Title
Senior Director of Facility Infrastructure Solutions (FIS)
Organization
HealthTrust
Speaker Bio
Tammy Russell is a Sr. Director of Facility Infrastructure Solutions (FIS) for HealthTrust where she leads the Facility Infrastructure Advisory Board in managing member alignment and support of the FIS sourcing process. Prior to HealthTrust she worked for Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston where she worked as a Senior Project Manager and has over 18 years of experience in the construction industry. Prior to Memorial Hermann, Tammy was a general contractor in Austin for over 10 years. This knowledge has allowed her to see both sides of the construction industry. Tammy has her Certified Healthcare Constructor certification and is always looking for something new to learn. She is originally from Minnesota but moved to Texas when she was 8 years old. She grew up in Houston, Texas and moved to Austin, Texas in order to earn her Architectural Engineering Degree at the University of Texas Austin. In her spare time, Tammy loves to spend time with her husband, two children, and two dogs. Tammy enjoys hiking, reading, shopping, and attending her children’s various events.