Bob Gesing to Speak at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo

Trinity’s Bob Gesing will be speaking at this year’s Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo in Orlando Florida at the Hilton Orlando. He will be presenting along with Bob Gilbert, the President of Ambulatory Services at MedStar Health and Jeff Jeffers, Senior Project Manager at Trammell Crow Company. The session will be Monday, September 10th at 10:00AM.

The session entitled, “Beyond Sustainability: Transforming Old Facilities for New Healthcare“ will focus on sustainability, and how it is a responsibility that all should embrace, especially in the design profession. In utilizing renewable products and employing more efficient and effective systems it has been and will continue to be essential however, it is time to look at a sustainability strategy that is often overlooked, yet may provide the greatest benefit to preserving natural resources  – the repurposing of old facilities for new healthcare. 

To succeed in the new healthcare environment, the trio explain how providers must transform operations from a disease-based, physician-centric model to a collaborative team-based care system. While new facilities offer the best opportunity to accomplish this, for many, especially urban centers, repurposing of existing facilities is the only feasible option. The presentation will outline the process, challenges and lessons learned in transforming an existing commercial office campus in Washington DC into an integrated health center.

Learning Objectives include:

1: Outline programmatic, planning, infrastructure & economic issues to consider when evaluating existing facilities for redevelopment for ambulatory care

2: Introduce programming metrics & planning ideas for integrated delivery platforms that drive care in significantly less space than traditional models

3: Provide insight into the challenges and techniques to help transform the expectations of doctors & staff to deliver care in “less than normal” space

4: Provide “lessons learned” and real life examples where such approaches resulted in significant and measureable results