Thursday, October 31, 2013

Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities: Evolving Planning, Design and Construction Strategies From Good to Great

(Ce programme n’est pas disponible en français.)

Evolving Planning, Design and Construction Strategies  From Good to Great
November 20, 2013
South Health Campus, Auditorium, Calgary, Alberta

Everyone in a leadership position in the healthcare system knows that the challenges facing the system are substantial. Improving strategies and incorporating innovative approaches to meet these challenges have quickly come to be one of the top issues that senior healthcare executives and medical professionals are thinking about and planning for. The CCHF seminar will inform and raise questions about the future directions of Healthcare Facilities (HF) primarily in the context of Alberta drawing upon strategies used by experts Canada-wide. This session will be of interest to top hospital administrators, design / build executives, engineers, architects, functional planning consultants, clinical liaisons, facility management directors / managers and interior designers.  Engaging in discussion will be encouraged throughout the session.

Learn about:

  • Insights from the Alberta Government and Alberta Health Services on the future design, innovations and policies affecting HF and new approaches that will be introduced by Government
  • A summary review by the Centre for Health Design of Alberta’s Building Performance Evaluation Methodology
  • Learn from Bridgepoint Health about linking patient safety and quality in design and pre-engineering processes 
  • A discussion by the experts on construction project methodologies Public Private Partnerships (Plenary Group), Integrated Project Delivery (Graham Group) and Construction Management (Alberta Infrastructure) 
  • The application of standards, Codes and regulations – ‘Shades of Grey’
  • A case study of South Health Campus’ innovative approaches to facility planning and design
  • See first hand SHC’s approach to functional planning and design, patient flow, and design solutions (for example, automated drug cabinets and esim lab) by touring South Health Campus’ (SHC) newly completed site 
  • Networking


  • Janice Cullen, Director, Strategic Capital Planning – Central and Calgary Zones, Strategic Capital and Space Management, Capital Management
  • Joan Libsekal, North Zone, Vice President Administration, Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Grand Prairie 
  • Dr. Kevin Worry (TBC) – North Zone Medical Director, Alberta Health Services
  • Mauro Chies (TBC), Vice President, Alberta Health Services, Diagnostic Imaging
  • Lori Anderson, Vice President, South Health Campus
  • Pat McInenly, Directors, Facilities, South Health Campus
  • Dr. Cheri Nijssen-Jordan, Medical Director, South Health Campus
  • David Baker, Acting Director, Health Facilities South, Alberta Infrastructure
  • Robin Snell, Parkin Architects 
  • Celeste Alvaro, Research Scientist, Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation, Adjunct Professor, Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
  • Steve Rees, Vice President, Capital Management Edmonton Zone
  • Gordon Burrill, President, Teegor Consulting
  • Art Winslow, Senior Project Manager (TBC) Graham Construction
  • Chris Colter, Vice President, Plenary Group 

To view the draft agenda and register, visit our website Contact: Rita Mezei, Executive Director,

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 3.25 Category II credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.

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