The 2017 ACE Facilities Planning Summits provided a forum for participating hospital and health system facilities who are sourcing solutions from across the healthcare industry covering Capital Equipment, Construction, Design and Facilities Operations.
Hospital and health system executives shared information about future projects and used this opportunity to visioncast their capital plan.  They hosted supplier partners on the last morning of the ACE Summit to:  solicit ideas, provide education on their capital plans, convey the vision of individual projects and their institution, and deliver any other content deemed beneficial.  
The following organizations participated in the Facilities Planning Summits at the 2017 ACE Summit.
If your organization is interested in presenting at ACE 2018, please contact Lisa Ponssa at 859.309.6725.
The Philosophy of IDN Capital Programs
Join the CHRISTUS Health team as they discuss how to drive understanding around the philosophy of IDN Capital Programs. This will include a discussion on how to integrate your supplier strategies to add value to IDN Capital Programs. In addition, the value of IDN contracting will be explored as well as how to best leverage IDN relations.
Learning Objectives:
1.            Demonstrate a working knowledge of IDN Capital Programs.
2.            Establish methods of integrating supplier strategies in order to provide value to IDN Capital Programs.
3.            Discuss the value benefits of IDN contracting.
4.            Formulate strategies to leverage and enhance IDN relations.
View the powerpoint presentation here.
A New Model of Outpatient Care
Dave Kistel, VP of Facilities & Support Services with Lee Health, will discuss the innovative (two-phase) Coconut Point Health Village in Bonita Springs, which will focus on a new model of outpatient care, emphasizing prevention, early intervention and a total health model.  Hear insights on the future of healthcare, urgent care centers, and the concept of bedless hospitals driven by incentives to offer services in lower-cost settings that emphasize value-based programs.
Learning Objectives:
1.            Assess the components of outpatient care models.
2.            Distinguish the innovative features changing the face of outpatient care.
3.            Compare and contrast trends in outpatient care resulting from the demand for lower-cost options.
4.            Identify the role that value-based programs play in the planning and construction of outpatient  care facilities.
View the PowerPoint presentation here.
The Capital Approval Process of the Future
Roger Larkin, the Administrative Director, Supply Chain for Maury Regional Health will provide a description of their previous Capital Approval Process and will then demonstrate how Maury Regional Health transformed that process into a Lean, progressive, nimble new Capital Approval Process for the future.  Hear specific details on how implementing the Lean methodology on the Capital Approval Process also resulted in a positive impact on hospital processes across the board. 
Learning Objectives:
1.            Explain and outline the Capital Approval Process.
2.            Discuss the Lean Principles that caused Maury Regional Health to question, explore and make changes to the Capital
               Approval Process.
3.            Identify the components of the new CapEx Capital Approval Process.
4.            Analyze the impact this process will have on the future of MRH and its potential impact on your system. 
View the PowerPoint presentation here.
Connecting the Dots in the Facilities, Construction & Environmental Services Purchasing Process
Join James T. Venker, AIA, Senior Director; Facilities, Construction & Environmental Services at Premier, Inc. as he leads an educational session focusing on connecting the dots and establishing relationships. Jim will focus on how to leverage the Premier Capital portfolio as a Premier Member and a Premier Supplier. 
Learning Objectives:
1.            Compare and contrast the Facilities, Construction & Environmental Services purchasing process.
2.            List three strategies to establish productive relationships.
3.            Discuss methods of positioning your organization as competitive and innovative.
4.            Analyze effective tactics to drive savings and increase growth.
View PowerPoint presentation here.
Unconventional Financing and Relationship Building for the Smaller Healthcare Institution
John Duraes, Director of Facilities & Engineering at Signature Healthcare, will provide their unique financing strategies and use of the LEAN (3) P (Production, Preparation, Process) for building a new state-of-the-art Cancer Center. He will also share capital expenditure and borrowing strategies, as well as provide team communication techniques to include community involvement and healthcare partners.
Learning Objectives:
1.     Evaluate planning strategies to design a new Cancer Center.
2.     Review the roles of Developers, Architects, Engineers and Financial Institutions.
3.     Discuss an overview of the financing process.
4.     Discuss partnering with other leading local Healthcare Institutions to accomplish goals.
View the PowerPoint presentation here.
Capital Contracting Strategies
Join representatives from Beaumont Health, CHRISTUS Health and Parallon in a collaborative Q & A roundtable session that allows an open forum for you and your colleagues to ask questions, share insights and get insider tips on capital contracting.   Enjoy interactive peer-to-peer discussion, share your experiences, and learn from others in this informative and interactive conversation.  
Learning Objectives: 
1.  Discuss the latest trends in the area of capital contracting.
2.  Analyze the benefits of being proactive instead of reactive throughout the contracting process.
3.  Identify three unique challenges for capital programs of healthcare environments. 
4.  Compare and contrast the various methods of managing a successful healthcare construction project.