Healthcare Facilities Design Summit 2022

Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak, Phoenix, AZ
December 4, 2022 - December 6, 2022

66 days left

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.

The Summit Experience

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Sponsored by: Grand Image


Site Tour: Lee Health Coconut Point

Led by

Dave Kistel, Vice President Facilities, Lee Health


Welcome Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by

Antec Controls by Price


Keynote: Designs on the Future

David Zach, Futurist


Dinner Reception


Itinerary Pick-Up & Breakfast


The Blurring Lines between Health and Science

Dave Kistel, Vice President Facilities, Lee Health

Jeff Raasch, Principal, Flad Architects

Laura Stillman, Principal, National Healthcare Leader, Flad Architects


One-on-One Meetings


Pre-fabrication in Healthcare Construction

Rodney Harris, Senior Construction Manager, HCA Healthcare


One-on-One Meetings




MetroHealth’s New Hospital: Designed To Be Adaptable Using a Process Neutral Approach

Walter Jones, Senior Vice President of Campus Transformation, MetroHealth System


One-on-One Meetings


How to Manage Large Capital Projects

Jill S.M. Pearsall, Vice President Facilities Planning & Development and Real Estate Services, Texas Children’s

Paula Quan, Vice President of Capital Planning and Design, Boston Children’s Hospital


The Importance of Space Planning for Safe Patient Handling and Mobility: Adding Excellence to Patient Care

Shelli Chernesky, Director, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg


One-on-One Meetings & Happy Hour


Dinner Reception




Management and Governance of City of Hope’s Complex Campus Master Plan Expansion

Kevin Taylor, Executive Director, Facilities Design and Construction, City of Hope National Medical Center


One-on-One Meetings


The Impacts of a Growing Clinical Research Portfolio

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


Working Luncheon & Roundtables

Drinking From the Fire Hose – Building a Sustainable D+C Department from the Ground Up

Mindy Graves, Director of Design & Construction, Broward Health

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Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak
Phoenix, AZ

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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  • 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