Facilities & Construction Track
Rapidly changing hospital priorities, patient expectations, and rising construction costs have deeply impacted all stakeholders in healthcare facilities and construction. As hospitals reevaluate their priorities and needs to provide better patient care, construction plans and projects will need to be modified to meet these new expectations. In this track, we will explore how to navigate healthcare construction post-pandemic and discuss strategies for building facilities for the future.
Facilities Master Plan Strategies
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Moderator: Michael Gerhardt
Panelists: Dale Locklair & Jill Pearsall
Developing and updating facilities master plans can be a complex and daunting task. In today’s healthcare environment, facility leaders are often updating these long-range master plans every few years, particularly following major legislative changes, reimbursement shifts, internal leadership turnover, and crises. Hear from a panel of healthcare executives as they outline key considerations when updating your master plans post-pandemic and discuss strategies to develop dynamic plans. These leaders will also offer practical approaches to align your facilities plans with your health system’s strategic business plan, operational improvement initiatives, planned IT investments, and financial resources.
- Identify the factors impacting healthcare facility planning.
- Discuss new planning considerations that align with changes in hospital priorities and patient needs.
- Explain the benefits of considering alternative patent populations when developing facility master plans.
- Develop strategies to integrate technology into current and future facility plans.
About the Panelists
Prior to joining McLeod, Dale served as Senior Project Manager for the Sports, Entertainment, and Recreation division of Burroughs & Chapin Company where he led development and construction of projects within the U.S. and Canada that included major portions of Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, SC, along with numerous NASCAR SpeedParks, ESPN X-Game Parks, Water Parks, and a Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. Dale counts it an enormous privileged to have work with and been a consultant to Pete Dye for the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island for the 1991 Ryder Cup and to have played key roles in the restoration and preservation of over 60 acres of environmentally sensitive frontal dunes along the beaches of South Carolina.
Locklair earned a B.S. degree from Clemson University and MBA from Colorado State University. He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma, International Business Honor Society and the Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management and is the recipient of the Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) Supply Chain Leadership Excellence Award, the 2013 McLeod Spirit of Hospice Award, and the 2003 Employee of the Year, Corporate Support Division, Burroughs & Chapin Company.
Jill joined Texas Children’s in 2002 and has remained intimately involved in planning, developing and executing over 5 million square feet of new construction and managing over $2.9B of work. She serves on several organizational committees, including Audit and Compliance, Capital Management, Digital Advisory, Emergency Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Executive Space Management, Facilities Executive, and Financial Planning.
Jill is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. Prior to moving into facilities management and joining the healthcare industry, she practiced commercial and institutional architecture in both California and Texas.