Previous ACE To You

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the ACE Summit offers you the chance to stay up-to-date in the healthcare construction industry.
The previous month's descriptions and link to the recording are listed below.
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August ACE To You

Carol Davis-Smith
President
Carol Davis-Smith & Associates, LLC
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Walter B. Jones
SVP, Campus Transformation
The MetroHealth System
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Bringing Older Facilities into the Future

As new technological advances reshape the healthcare industry, different facilities are needed to support and meet the demand. However, building new facilities isn’t always an option, so the facility must be renovated to meet today’s demands. Renovation projects from installing new technology to becoming energy efficient to meeting constantly changing regulatory codes all require collaboration from many parties.

This month’s edition of ACE to You features Carol Davis-Smith, President at Carol-Davis Smith & Associates, LLC and Walter B Jones, SVP, Campus Transformation at the MetroHealth System. Carol has played an integral role in the healthcare technology management community. As owner of her consulting firm, she provides a consultative bridge between technical, clinical and strategic perspectives in healthcare. Walter provides the strategic vision and leadership for the  planning, design, and construction of the transformation of the main campus of the MetroHealth System.

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July ACE To You

Mike O'Keefe
Managing Director
Ankura's Healthcare Real Estate Practice
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Presenting Your Case: How to Get Access to Capital

This month's webinar featured Mike O’Keefe, Managing Director at Ankura as he discussed strategies to gaining access to capital. Mike has played an integral role in the planning, development, financing, leasing, acquisition, asset management, and financial analysis of over $2 billion of healthcare projects throughout the US. He has significant experience in evaluating the business, and economic aspects of real estate assets and developing real estate portfolio optimization strategies. Mike is a published author on ambulatory project planning, financing, and development matters.

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June ACE To You

Victoria Navarro, MBA-HCM
Regional Director of Planning, Design & Construction
Advocate Aurora Health
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Michael Pabich
Director Facilities Operations
Advocate Aurora Health
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Integrating Facilities Management and Construction Capital After a Merger

In today’s healthcare landscape, acquisitions and mergers continue to be in the headlines, but how do the changes in leadership effect the facility? From planning new expansions to managing existing renovations, the construction, capital budgeting, and facility management collaboration can lead to the success or failure of these new found partnerships. This month's panel featured Michael Pabich, Director of Facilities Operations and Victoria Navarro, Regional Director of Planning, Design & Construction at Advocate Aurora Health. They focused on their success stories with Advocate Aurora's merger, shared best practices in dealing with conflicts, and answered questions from the audience. 

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May ACE To You

Dave Kistel
Vice President of Facilities & Support Services
Lee Health
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Matthew H. Stiene, PE
Vice President of Engineering 
Novant Health
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From the Boiler Room to the Boardroom: Cultivating the Next Facility Manager
Talent management is important in any industry, but in healthcare construction and facilities countless number of patients and staff rely on the facilities to run properly and safely. The healthcare facilities leader of the 21st century is facing challenges and demands like never before. This month's ACE To You features Dave Kistel, Vice President Facilities & Support Services at Lee Health and Matthew Stiene, Vice President of Engineering at Novant Health. The Panelists will discuss what it takes to be a successful, trends the next facility managers are going to see, challenges they expect to face, and answer questions from the audience.
 
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March ACE To You

Christopher Cooper, RN MHA, MIM
Principal
CannonDesign
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Isaac Larson
Executive Director, Facilitiy Planning & Development
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin
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Population Health at the Center of Design
Designers want to gain a new understanding of what really effects positive outcomes as they strive to design buildings that positively impact the health and wellness of patients, their families, and their communities. The March ACE To You panel features Christopher Cooper, Principal, Advisory Services Practice Leader at Cannon Design and Isaac Larson, Executive Director, Facility Planning & Development at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin. They will discuss and compare architecture and design initiatives that focus on population health, share the trends and innovations that are happening now, and will answer questions from the audience. 
 
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January ACE To You

Jim Venker, AIA
Senior Director, Facilities Contruction & EVS
Premier, Inc.
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Barbara Wagner
Senior Vice President
Clark Construction Group
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2019 Hospital Contruction Forecast
Designers want to gain a new understanding of what really effects positive outcomes as they strive to design buildings that positively impact the health and wellness of patients, their families, and their communities. The March ACE To You panel featured Christopher Cooper, Principal, Advisory Services Practice Leader at Cannon Design and Isaac Larson, Executive Director, Facility Planning & Development at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin. They discussed and compare architecture and design initiatives that focus on population health, share the trends and innovations that are happening now, and will answer questions from the audience. 
 
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December ACE To You

Todd Accardi, AIA
Vice President
CannonDesign
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John Andrews AIA, NCARB
Vice President, Senior Project Manager
LEO A DALY
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Bob Farrow, AIA FHFI LEED AP
Principal in Charge
tvsdesign
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2018 Hospital Construction Recap: Architect's Perspective
Designing and building healthcare facilities requires attention to the needs of clinicians and patients, to the importance of maintaining a healing environment, increased flexibility to accommodate future healthcare delivery changes and, of course, to cost. ACE To You features Todd Accardi, Vice President at CannonDesign, John Andrews, Vice President and Healthcare Market Sector Leader at LEO A DALY, and Bob Farrow, Principal in Charge at tvsdesign. The panel will reflect on 2018 success stories, trends that they saw, and provide a 2019 forecast for healthcare architects.
 
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November ACE To You

Joshua Brackett, PE, CHFM
Special Projects Manager
Baptist Health
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Sherrie Dietrich
Safety Coordinator 
Avera McKennan Hospital
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Albie Shaffer
VP Facilities Management
Post Acute Medical
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Latest Practices in Facilities Management
Facilities Managers must balance regulatory shifts, rapidly changing technology, and growing patient populations everyday. Society's push for ecofriendly forces Facilities Managers to find the equilibrium of responsible energy management and the expansion of todays healthcare facilities.  Studies have shown that the environment of care affects outcomes and has an impact on factors such as patient and employee satisfaction, health outcomes and overall health care quality, but the competition for capital dollars against the request for new services, spaces, and technology is fierce and the strategies implemented must be effective. November’s ACE To You  featured Joshua Brackett, Special Projects Manager at Baptist Health, Sherrie Dietrich, Safety Coordinator at Avera McKennan Hospital, and Albie Saffer, VP Facilities Management at Post Acute Medical. The Panel shared their success stories, discuss trends they see on the horizon, and answered questions from the audience.
 
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October ACE To You

Gloria Cascarino
Medical Equipment Planner
Medix
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Lynne Ingle
Senior Director - Equipment Planning
MERC
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Scott Vinson
President
Mitchell Planning
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Equipment Planning Strategies

Capital equipment expenditures are a large part of the budget and are closely scrutinized.  Diminishing equipment life cycles, increased regulations and tight budgets make it a challenge to purchase equipment that will improve patient care as well as the bottom line.  Making smart decisions in the planning process can save money and avoid headaches later on. This edition of ACE To You will feature Gloria Cascarino, Medical Equipment Planner for Medix, Lynne Ingle, Senior Director - Equipment Planning for MERC and Scott Vinson, President, Mitchell Planning. The panel will give examples of successful strategies to drive down costs, increase satisfaction and improve patient care. 

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September ACE To You

Larry Creech
Senior Vice President of Surgical and Emergency Services,
RWJBarnabas Health
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Jill Pearsall
Vice President, Facilities Planning & Development and Real Estate Services

Texas Children's Hospital
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Rethinking the OR
The face of the traditional Operating Room is changing. More procedures are outpatient, while the overall number of operations is steadily increasing. State-of-the-art ORs must incorporate more space, artificial intelligence, increased infection control, and be patient and family friendly. ACE To You welcomed healthcare executives, Larry Creech and Jill Pearsall, whose systems had recently renovated
or added OR facilities. They shared their experiences, outlined best practices, and highlighted the trends they see on the horizon. 
 
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August ACE To You

Michael Canales 
Healthcare Facilities Leadership
Program Coordinator 
KCTCS 
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Healthcare Facilities Leaders for the 21st Century
The healthcare facilities leader of the 21st century is facing challenges and demands like never before. 
ACE To You: Healthcare Facilities Leaders for the 21st Century took a reflective look at recent industry trends and paradigm shifts in the healthcare facilities industry and profession.  ACE To You featured Michael Canales, Healthcare Facilities Leadership Program Coordinator at KCTCS, who emphasized the unique nature of the industry and the new and expanding skillsets of current and future leaders.  
 
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Archived ACE To You Webinars

July ACE Updates: Equipment Planning Relationships in Large IDN
In the competitive world of healthcare construction, building relationships can result in the success or failure of an organization. Join the July ACE Updates discussion on Equipment Planning Relationships in Large IDNs featuring Tamar Katz, Executive Director, Equipment Strategy, Gregg Lauder, Senior Director, Capital Equipment at Banner Health Supply Chain Services & Planning at Providence St. Joseph Health and Patricia Van Holt, Director of Equipment Planning and Procurement at Advocate Health Care.
The panelists will share insights into the challenges of creating successful relationships, how to maintain them, 
and answer questions from the audience.
 
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Click here to listen to ACE Updates: Equipment Planning Relationships in Large IDNs.
 
Inaugural ACE Updates
The ACE Summit and Reverse Expo would like to thank Stan Davis, Dave Kistel and Charles Weinstein for successfully launching ACE To You.
This panel discussion features Stan Davis from Cook Children's Medical Center, Dave Kistel from Lee Health and Charles Weinstein from Children's National Medical Center. The panelists highlight major healthcare construction projects, give insights into best practices, and answered your questions. 
 
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Click here to listen to their panel discussion.
If have you have questions on how to register for this month's ACE To You, contact Trey Beuttel at 859.523.5701.