The Center For Health Design is hosting a two-day event May 9 -10 at The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, examining “The Emergency Department: Considerations for Innovation and Strategic Design.” It is the seventh-annual, problem-solving experience.
Designing, building or renovating an existing emergency department is a high stakes opportunity. Today, more than ever, emergency department directors balance a range of competing priorities, including:
• increased volume and overcrowding
• patient acuity and behavioral health
• safety vs. satisfaction
• delayed “up-stream” throughput
• system bottle-necks
At this two-day event attendees will learn how to evaluate those challenges and solve them using design innovations and facility based solutions.
Taught by nationally recognized clinical and design experts, the workshop will bring you up to date on the latest emergency department design methodologies, case studies and benchmark data.
• James J Augustine, M.D., FACEP, Chair, National Clinical Governance Board, US Acute Care Solutions, Clinical Professor, Dept. Emergency Medicine, Wright State University, Vice President, ED Benchmarking Alliance
• James Lennon, AIA, Design Team Leader HKS Inc. Team ED
• Jon Huddy, AIA, NCARB, MArch, BA Design President Huddy HealthCare Solutions
• Michael Pietrzak, MD, Strategic Initiatives Consultant HKS Inc.
• Shari Welch, MD, FACEP, FACHE, EDAC, Practicing Physician, independent Consultant, Research Fellow Intermountain Institute for Health Care Delivery Research
• Frank Zilm, D.Arch., FAIA, FACHA
• Chester Dean, Director of the KU Institute for Health + Wellness Design, University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design, and Planning
Who Should attend?
• Emergency department directors, physicians, nurses and managers
• Healthcare facilities and planning executives
• Hospital executives with emergency department oversight
• Healthcare architects, planners, designers, and consultants
• Product manufacturers
Participants can earn 11 continuing education credits.
Registration is now open. Register by March 31 for early-bird savings.