Healthcare Facilities Design Summit 2021

Hyatt Regency Dallas, Dallas, TX
December 5, 2021 - December 7, 2021

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Healthcare design has transformed over the years and Opal Group’s Healthcare Facilities Design Summit is addressing pertinent issues in the design and construction process of hospital and health systems. Industry leaders will come together to discuss the challenges and solutions involved in the design and construction stages while utilizing new delivery methods to create more efficient facilities.

This program is an invitation-only event that provides unparalleled face-to-face meetings with Executive Directors and Vice Presidents of Facilities, Construction, and Capital Planning of the largest hospitals and healthcare systems in the nation.

The Healthcare Facilities Design Summit presents you with the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with the heads of hospital facilities working on the largest new construction and renovation projects. These senior leaders are looking to collaborate with the most innovative solution providers to learn about their products and how they can be applied to their projects.

Current as of November 18, 2021


Registration Opens


Tour – Parkland’s Moody Outpatient Center

*Masks are required.

Conference participants are welcome to tour Parkland Hospital’s new Moody Outpatient Center. This facility supports a people-centered care philosophy that embraces the health and well-being of Parkland’s diverse patient population while creating a supportive workspace for staff. It is a destination for primary, specialty, health education and wellness, and the building consolidates specialty clinic modalities into a one-stop shop.


Welcome Cocktail Reception


Opening Keynote
Facing Critical Periods with Creativity and Innovation


Dora Kay, Principal, Senior Living Studio, Moseley Architects

Dave Kistel, Vice President of Facilities, Lee Health

Thomas Morrison, Vice President for Capital Planning & Facilities, Indiana University


Anna Anderson, National Strategic Manager-Healthcare, Forbo Flooring Systems


Dinner Reception


Itinerary Pick-Up & Breakfast


Power System Resiliency – Benefits of Microgrids in Healthcare

Bill Elvey, Senior VP, Facilities & Real Estate, Children’s Health System of Texas

Abigail Lipperman, Resident Electrical Engineer & Senior Project Manager, Children’s Health System of Texas


One-on-One Meetings & Refreshments


Effective Collaboration Tactics for Complex Projects

Dave Kistel, Vice President of Facilities, Lee Health


One-on-One Meetings



Sponsored by OmegaFlex


Developing a Critical Access Hospital with an In-Depth Lean 3P Process

Heather Taylor, Assoc. IIDA, LEED, Design Director | Associate, HFG Architecture


One-on-One Meetings & Refreshments

Sponsored by Enchanted Rock


Design for Provider Health, Wellness and Retention

David Huey, AIA, LEED AP, President, Dewberry


Design Renovation Focused on Patient Experience

Mitch Silverman, Healthcare Construction Project Manager, Holy Cross Health


One-on-One Meetings & Happy Hour


Dinner Reception




Healthcare Facilities Guidelines – An Update

Tina Duncan, AIA, CBO, ACHA, Director of Code and Regulations, Principal, HKS


One-on-One Meetings & Refreshments


After – The Changing Spectrum of Mental Health Environments

Nathan Howell, AIA, NCARB, Project Manager, Associate, HKS


Working Luncheon & Roundtables

Material Delays & the Impact on Projects

Telehealth & the Impacts on Building Design

Post COVID Development Strategies – What Processes will Remain?


Close of Program

Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75207, USA


If a guest does not check-in on the reserved check-in date (and has not notified the hotel of any changes), the room will be subject to release. If the room is released, deposits will not be returned and guest credit card will be charged for the entire stay.

The Healthcare Facilities Design Summit is an invitation-only program for planning, design & construction administrators from hospitals and health systems. Qualified participants receive complimentary registration to the Summit, inclusive of lodging and conference meals. Solution providers and manufacturers are able to participate through sponsorship.

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  • Innovative Office Space Planning
  • Effective Collaboration Tactics for Complex Projects
  • Latest Design Trends in Sustainability & Eco-friendly Spaces
  • Post COVID Development Strategies – What Processes will Remain?
  • Telehealth & the Impacts on Building Design
  • Healthcare Facilities Guidelines – An Update
  • Design Renovation Focused on Patient
  • Material Delays & the Impact on Projects
  • Get Smart: Enhanced Contactless Digital Experiences
  • 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