Healthcare Facilities Design Summit 2020

December 8, 2020

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Healthcare facilities have forever changed due to COVID-19. The spaces, flow of patients, and design are now being transformed. As we continue to learn more about the novel coronavirus, hospitals and healthcare systems will continue to adjust and pivot.

This year’s Healthcare Facilities Design Summit will provide timely agenda topics through our virtual platform. Opal Group is providing an online forum for enlightening presentations and informative small group roundtables in a safe and productive environment. We understand the need to connect with colleagues and business partners to collaborate and learn new ideas.

Our goal is to deliver an experience that is engaging and highly participatory through a virtual summit focused around design and construction in a COVID-19 world. We are providing a platform to connect with industry from around the country to learn more about innovative products and new ideas for design and construction. Share your stories and collaborate in creative problem-solving to tackle issues we are all facing in light of the pandemic.

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Current as of December 3, 2020

Scheduled times are all EST


Virtual World Opens – Review Navigation Tools


Welcome & Opening Remarks




Bellevue Hospital – COVID-19 Facility / Engineering Response

Michael Rawlings, Chief Operating Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals / Bellevue


Breakout Roundtables




Emergence of Healthy Buildings with Critical Environment Controls

Dave Rausch, Critical Environment Specialist, Phoenix Controls


Breakout Roundtables




Creating New Space to Keep up with Growing Competition

Niraj Dangoria, Associate Dean, Facilities Planning and Management, Stanford School of Medicine


Breakout Roundtables




Stainless Steel in the Healthcare Environment

Scott Steindler, Western Regional Manager, Watts Water Technologies




Touchless Solutions for Proper Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Facilities

Paul Marquez, Head of Architectural Specifications, Excel Dryer, Inc.




Accommodating & Protecting Patients from Each Other

Dave Kistel, Vice President Facilities, Lee Health

Rafael Mejia, Project Architect, Corporate Facilities Services, Northwell Health


Closing Remarks & Close of Conference

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa

1 user/pass
Hospital/Healthcare System Complimentary*
Healthcare Architect/Designer Complimentary*
Manufacturers/Solution Providers $349

*Subject to Opal Group’s verification and approval. Only individuals who are employees of a hospital/healthcare system or active healthcare architects/ designers qualify for a complimentary pass. Practitioners and executives representing solution provider organizations or vendors must register as a vendor attendee.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Healthcare Facilities Design Summit is currently seeking solution providers to present case studies and share cutting edge solutions. Learn more about sponsored thought leadership and roundtable host opportunities by contacting
  • Population Health Strategies
  • IT Applications to Provide Remote Clinical Support
  • Managing Aging Population
  • Home Health Movement
  • A Look at the Future of Healthcare Facilities
  • Behavioral Health Infrastructure
  • How to Manage Large Capital Projects
  • Efficient Space Utilization
  • The Year Ahead: Design Trends
  • Innovations that Help Manage Rising Costs
  • Health and Patient Safety
  • And More to be Announced!
  • Prescheduled One-to-One Meetings:
    Each participating solution provider and attendees will have pre-summit access to our matching software that allows you to completely customize your meeting agenda. The password protected website provides the information needed to make your selections on who you want to meet with.

  • Exceptional Networking Opportunities
    We strive to maximize your face-to-face time by providing a multitude of avenues to engage the senior executives in attendance. The agenda incorporates cocktail receptions, networking lunches and a specially selected offsite dinner at a nearby venue. Leverage the meeting’s relaxed atmosphere and after hours networking activities to build strong personal relationships with current and future clients.

    The summit is very well organized. The list of participating vendors is great. Lots of important information I can bring back to my team. Kudos to the Opal team, did a great job overall. Administrative Director

    Adventist Health System

    So far the best of these types of events I’ve attended. Great, relevant speakers. Perfect size event. Executive Director Facilities Development & Construction

    City of Hope

    I enjoyed the summit very much. Met some great people & learned about a lot of trends. Facilities Planning

    UC San Diego Health

    This is a very efficient format. I have gained more applicable knowledge than the last three conferences I attended. Senior Engineer

    Banner Health