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May 19, 2023 | 7:30 am 12:30 pm

Co-hosted by the MHFPS- Massachusetts Healthcare Facility Professionals Society
 and in Collaboration with RIHA and RIHES

Join us at MHA’s 7th Annual Design, Operations & Construction Conference where we’ll provide the latest information on critical topics for Healthcare Facilities Professionals. This program always provides great education, information, and networking. Register now for this must attend event! 

7:30 – 7:45 a.m. | Opening Remarks

7:45 – 8:45 a.m. | Advanced Project Management Strategies: Design & Planning in Critical Environments; ED & Mental Health and Associated Joint Commission Updates
Paul Pezone, Vice President Support Services Operations, Cambridge Health Alliance
Joan Eagleson RA, Principal, Behavioral Health Studio Leader, Lavallee Brensinger Architects 
Baystate Health
Ron Gorham, Principal, Regional Healthcare Practice Lead, Perkins & Will Architects

8:45 – 9:45 a.m. | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – What are the Design Opportunities, Where Current Thinking is From HHS, Mass Dept of Health and TJC. 
Moderator – Ed Lydon, MSHCM, CHFM, CHEP, FASHE – Senior Director Facilities & Support Services,  Beth Israel Lahey Health, Beverly Hospital 
Alanna Carter, Principal, Healthcare Sector National Operations Leader, HGA Architects
Ryan Hayden, Chief Digital & Strategy Officer, CREF/Steward Healthcare
John Navarro, AIA, NCARB, Director of Planning, Design and Construction, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Nassira Nicola, Deputy Director for Programs and Operations, Office of Health Equity, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

9:45 – 10:15 a.m. | BREAK

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. | Energy Efficiency Winners: Discussion with Mass Save Climate Leaders – Specifics on planning, strategy, tips and results on how they achieved this distinction. Mass Save recognized a total of 19 firms/institutions including 6 Mass hospitals.  
Moderator – Jason D’Antona, PE, LEED AP | Director of Engineering & Utilities, Mass General Brigham, Real Estate & Facilities
Kevin Foley, CHFM, CEM, Director Plant Operations and Property, Lowell General Hospital/Tufts Medicine 
Justin Ferbert, Director of Engineering & Facilities, Newton-Wellesley Hospital/Mass General Brigham 
Joe Dussault, PE Partner, Healthcare Facility Specialist CMTA Consulting Engineers
David Gibbons – Principal, Customer Energy Management – Massachusetts, National Grid 

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Regional Project Profiles: Regional Experts Discuss Latest Approaches to and Innovations in Successful Project Delivery, Technology, and Execution
New Inpatient Building (NIB) Review – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Research Lab Project Group Review – Boston Children’s Hospital

Eamonn Meagher, AIA / Associate, Healthcare Practice, Payette Architects
Chris Blomquist, AIA / Associate Principal, Healthcare Practice, Payette Architects
Jamie Foundas, Project Manager, Boston Children’s Hospital
Eric Libby, SVP/PX Healthcare, Wise Construction
Sarah Holton, AIA, Senior Facilities Planner and Project Manager for the New Inpatient Building, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Jason Nicastro, AIA, Principal, Isgenuity Architects

12:15 – 12:25 p.m. | Closing Remarks             

12:30 p.m. | LUNCH

If you’re interested in sponsoring this program, please email: asmalarz@mhalink.org