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Event Details

  Tuesday, August 9th  
  Swedish Medical Center
James Tower/Conf. Center 1st Floor
  550 17th Avenue  
  Seattle, WA 98122  
  8:00 to 8:45 AM
Registration/ Continental Breakfast
  8:45 AM to Noon
Morning Program
  Noon to 1:00 PM
  1:00 to 3:45 PM
Afternoon Program

Registration Fees

  Attendees have the following options:  
  1. Register for entire summit (includes luncheon)  
  2. Attend morning sessions only (excludes luncheon)  
  3. Attend afternoon sessions only (excludes luncheon)  
  -In Advance rates will end after August 3rd  
  -Full day attendees who register in a group of 4+ will receive 25% off  

  *Full Day Attendance



In Advance-IFMA Professional Member, or an IFMA Health Care Institute, WSSHE, or AHP Member



In Advance-Non-Member

  $249 Attendee fee after August 3rd  
  NOTE- Full day attendance includes lunch  
*There is an automatic 25% discount for full day attendees who register as a group of 4+
   Half Day Attendance
  $89 In Advance-IFMA Professional Member, or an IFMA Health Care Institute, WSSHE, or AHP Member  
  $115 In Advance-non-member  
  $149 Attendee fee after August 3rd  
  NOTE: Half day attendance Excludes lunch  
Educational Credits
  Earn Up to 5 Hours  
IFMA - CFM Points
Engineers - PDH Hours

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  IFMA Health Care Institute  

      Tuesday, August 09, 2016 - Seattle     Learn More About Our Summit Speakers

Attendees: “Variety of topics from real estate, to design, to facilities management and code were great"

“Unbiased approach to sensitive issues”

“Wide range of presenters and points of view”

Panelist: "This was the most fun I’ve had doing these types of things. Format wasn’t like the usual things I do"


Morning Sessions:

ACA After Implementation – Winners, Losers and Shifting Thoughts of Healthcare Leaders
See results of recent surveys and analysis of fine print from a technical expert who’s placed every page under a microscope.

-Mike Wood, CHC, MSM, BS, ARRT, RT, President of IFMA HealthCare Institute, Director/ Healthcare Market Development for Oldcastle, and Incoming President of CAHED (Colorado Assn of Healthcare Engineers & Directors)



What’s In, What’s Out for Tomorrow’s Healthcare Systems – A Candid Off Script Dialogue with Senior Healthcare Leaders

Competition, consolidation, and a changing financial model are forcing a dramatic rethink of the hospital we’ve known for the past century. No formal presentations in this session – just tough questions and real answers. Be sure to take notes as we dig deep into the thinking of strategic leaders on future size, scope, location, mergers & acquisition, facility types, service lines, and ownership.

-Panelists TBA



How Environment of Care Regulations are Driving Design, Construction & Operation of Medical Facilities. Session

Hear about the changes put into effect with newly released safer matrix. Discover what TJC is uncovering in ambulatory care facilities and how it affects you. 

-W. Thomas Schipper, CCE, FASHE, Life Safety Code Specialist for The Joint Commission; Past ASHE President, and 28+ Years of Experience with Kaiser Foundation, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, and Little Company of Mary Hospitals



Today’s Path to Win Approval for Your Next Clinic Project and Understanding Most Important CMS Changes

-John Williams, Program Manager, Construction Review Services, Washington State Department of Health



Quiz the Code Experts: An Interactive Q&A Discussion on Coping with CMS and Other Regulatory Issues

-W. Thomas Schipper of TJC and John Williams of Washington State DOH



BIM: Managing a Smooth Handoff to Operations
BIM was developed as a tool for design and construction. Sadly, the BIM baton is often fumbled in the handoff to operations. Even worse, no handoff happens at all - wasting a great opportunity to save money and improve performance. See a simplified approach to the handoff between AEC and operations. Learn how access the data you need in real-time for cost effective maintenance and operations. These money tips courtesy of BIM FM Consortium and BIM for Healthcare Owners

-Led by Leo Gehring, Director of Engineering & Plant Operations at Kaiser Permanente, Lead Faculty for ASHE, and Immediate Past President of IFMA HealthCare Institute


Lunch & Networking

Afternoon Sessions:

Latest Research, Design & Construction Solutions

-Amy Engel, Director/Special Capital Projects Group, University of Washington

-Mark Howell, Senior Vice President, Skanska USA Building, Inc.

-Kathleen Schaefers, Senior Project Manager and Design Lead for Design & Construction Management, University of Washington Medical Center



Follow the Money in Healthcare: Tough Budgeting Lessons from First Hill Transformation Project
The budget is the budget. Look behind the scenes on how Providence’s design and planning team is coping with a $1.2 billion project in downtown Seattle to build a state of art of patient tower and MOB, and stay on budget. Don’t spend a penny more is mandate from the health systems’ board of directors.

-Eric Oliner, Senior Director, First Hill Transformation Project, Providence Health & Services
-Brad Hinthorne, Managing Principal, Perkins+Will’s Seattle office
-Marjorie Brown, Project Director, Perkins+Will
-Moderated by Bill Foulkes, National Vice President/Healthcare, Cumming



Negotiating Healthcare Leases: How Owners & Healthcare Providers Can Avoid Costly Missteps

  • The Regulatory Traps That Are Snaring Landlords and Tenants in Clinics and MOBs

  • Leasing Strategies that Create Flexibility and Yield Win-Win Deals

  • Averting T/I Build Out Disputes in Leased Healthcare Facilities

  • Hot Button Issues in Leasing Outpatient Care Facilities in Retail and Office Buildings

  • Understanding the Lease Issues in a Sale Lease-Back

-Moderated by B. Alan Whitson, RPA, Author of “327 Questions to Ask Before You Sign a Lease” and “Understanding Regulatory Issues in Leasing Medical Office Buildings and Healthcare Facilities”

-Tom Graff, President/Commercial, Ewing & Clark

-Linda Moran, Real Estate Manager, Real Estate & Construction, Providence Health & Services

-Dang Nguyen, First Vice President, CBRE Healthcare Properties

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The educational team at the Corporate Realty, Design & Management Institute and the Health Care Institute of IFMA are committed to delivering high quality educational events in local venues throughout North America.