SmithGroup at 2021 Healthcare Design Expo + Conference

Join SmithGroup thought leaders at the following sessions at the 2021 Healthcare Design Expo + Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, October 23-26, 2021. Register through the conference website to attend.


October 25, 2021 | 2:00-3:00 PM
E43 | Path Forward: Healthcare Design Strategies for a Post-COVID World
Ann Kenyon
We continue to seek lessons in healthcare design and delivery from the disruptions created by the COVID-19 pandemic. This presentation will outline potential strategic, operational and facility design considerations that improve patient satisfaction and outcomes, shared by Ann Kenyon with Jeffrey Ringvelski of Henry Ford Health System and Steve VanBrussel of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

October 26, 2021 | 9:45-10:45 AM
E73 | Legacy and Transformation: Converting an Ambulatory Pavilion into Inpatient Care
Tim Gregg, Holly Harris and Marybeth Dietz
SmithGroup is transforming an ambulatory pavilion into an inpatient bed tower for Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago. This case study is presented with Christine Strom of Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, and will overview the considerations and data-driven decision-making used to develop the plans for adapting the existing outpatient facility for acuity-adaptable inpatient care.

October 26, 2021 | 9:45-10:45 AM
E69 | Importance Versus Effectiveness: Patient Evaluation of Mental and Behavioral Health Facilities
Y Pham
The clinical environment has significant impact on patient outcomes; however, soliciting input of mental and behavioral health patients on how they feel about care environments has proven challenging. Y Pham will join Mardelle Shepley of Cornell University and Naomi Sachs of the University of Maryland to overview a newly developed survey that allows mental health patients to provide feedback on attributes of their environment.

October 26, 2021 | 1:15-2:15 PM
E82 | How to Translate the Future of Cancer Care into a Facility
Ed Pocock
Research, new therapeutics and technologies are informing rapid advancements in cancer care while also challenging health systems to continually update facilities to support these new and varied approaches. Presenters, including Pam Hazel from Henry Ford Health System and Nick Erikson of Karmanos Cancer Institute, will share how future advances in each treatment area will impact facility design and operations, as well as a roadmap for the future to help providers plan for the next generation of cancer care facilities.


Holly Harris will also be honored at the conference as one of Healthcare Design Magazine's 2021 Rising Stars.