Monday, June 3 l 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

National Ballroom C

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

The needs of acute care settings are constantly changing and evolving, requiring healthcare construction and design to be always adapting. But in an era of change, how do you choose what deserves your attention? In 2024, hospitals are prioritizing flexible spaces, specifically to improve patient and family comfort and privacy, as well as environmentally conscious designs, outdoor integrations, and a strategic focus on infection prevention.

Join industry thought leaders as they break down what these acute care trends mean for your health system and explore immediate advancements that can be made to get ahead of them.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discover the fundamental shifts in acute care design is the emphasis on patient-centered design and spaces, prioritizing patient comfort and well-being.

2. Plan and understand how to design and construct acute care facilities that seamlessly integrate with the overall hospital scale is essential. Involving such factors as efficient circulation and adaptability for future needs or requirements.

3. Prepare for the challenges that inflation, supply chain disruptions, and labor shortages continue to impact acute care construction and design. According to the 2024 Hospital Construction survey nearly half of the healthcare respondents have experienced cost increases and delays on 76% to 100% of recent projects.

4. Understand the evolving healthcare models and how changing healthcare models impact facility design, considering factors like value-based care, population health, and patient-centered approaches.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The topic of violence in healthcare is one that has been gaining significant attention from healthcare leadership recently. Because of this, facilities have begun to realize the need for innovative solutions to achieve compliance, enhance preparedness, and mitigate risks.

In this session, discover what actionable steps can be taken to prioritize patient safety in your facility and ensure that you are delivering the highest standards of care.

Learning Objectives:

1. Define workplace violence and its impact on the healthcare industry.

2. Review the concept of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.

3. Review designing spaces utilizing international industry guidelines.

4. Provide examples of challenges and successes in patient safety.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

When it comes to non-acute care design, thoughtful design contributes significantly to improved patient outcomes and experiences. To improve on this patient experience, it is critical to

understand trends within non-acute design and construction. Trends relating to inpatient versus outpatient care, repurposing dedicated spaces, and modular planning all play a role in patient perception.

In this session, join acute care construction thought leaders as they explore the benefit to getting in front of trends and discuss stories of successful implementation.

Learning Objectives:

1. Outline what the non-acute sector faces with the growing demand due to shifts in care. As more individuals require post-acute care, facilities must adapt to accommodate their needs.

2. Discover what the non-acute sector concerns are due growing demand due to an aging population. As more individuals require post-acute care, facilities must adapt to accommodate their needs.

3. Learn why non-acute providers are under pressure to integrate services that span the entire care continuum. This includes seamless transitions from acute care settings to post-acute facilities.

4. Investigate trends that underscore the importance of flexibility, innovation, and integration in non-acute care design.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A master plan serves as a blueprint for your project, providing you with both direction and clarity. When done effectively, this master plan allows for a cohesive project with clear objectives, efficiently allocated resources, and mitigated risks. While considering factors such as sustainability, community needs, and service growth, a master plan allows you to map out your overarching goals through practical steps.

In this session, uncover important considerations for the creation and implementation of a successful master plan. Learn just what it takes to organize a plan starting with a vision and working your way to the eventual execution.

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn why master plans are essential for projects. Understand how they provide direction, clarity, and a strategic framework.

2. Explore the various stakeholders involved in your master plan. Understand their needs, expectations, and priorities.

3. Define specific, measurable, achievable, and relevant objectives for your master plans. Learn how to align these goals with the organization’s mission.

4. Resolve potential risks associated with the master plan. Develop mitigation objectives to address challenges related to construction, design, and unforeseen events.