Healthcare Facilities Design Summit 2023

Château Élan Winery & Resort, Braselton, GA (outside Atlanta)
December 3, 2023 - December 5, 2023

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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.

The Summit Experience

Current as of November 19, 2022

1:00 pm

Registration Opens

2:00 pm

Tour – Cancer Treatment Centers of America part of City of Hope


*Limited availability

5:30 pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception

6:30 pm

Opening Keynote

Maximizing Your Potential

Lori Stohs, Founder, and Human Capital Consultant, Lori Stohs Consulting Group

7:30 pm

Dinner Reception

7:15 am

Itinerary Pick-Up & Breakfast

8:00 am

Effective Collaboration Tactics for Complex Projects

Carl Beers, AIA, Director of Health, Principal, HKS

Dave Kistel, Vice President, Facilities, Lee Health

Bob Kramer, Vice President, Project Executive, Skanska

8:50 am

One-on-One Meetings & Refreshments

10:25 am

How Designing for Staff Wellness & Satisfaction Lead to Proper Patient Retention and Care Delivery

Patrick Casey, Vice President, Facilities Operations & Planning, University of Miami Health System

Eurico Francisco, Principal, CallisonRTKL

11:00 am

Democratization of Cancer Care

Kevin Taylor, Vice President | Facilities, Construction & Real Estate, City of Hope

11:35 am

One-on-One Meetings

12:35 pm


1:40 pm

Introduction to Solar Control & Safety Security Window Films

Presented by

Gary Clark, Business Development Manager, Saint-Gobain Commercial Solutions

2:45 pm

One-on-One Meetings & Refreshments

4:20 pm

Implications of Hybrid Workforce

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

5:05 pm

One-on-One Meetings & Happy Hour

6:45 pm

Dinner – Bobby Q’s Phoenix

8:00 am


8:30 am

Best Practices in Integrated Project Delivery

Karen Costello, Senior Principal (Executive Director) – Real Estate & Facilities, Hoag

Spencer Seals, Vice President, Construction & Real Estate, Cook Children’s Medical Center

Clayton Smith, Vice President of Facility Operations, Children’s Health System of Texas

9:20 am

One-on-One Meetings & Refreshments

10:55 am

Designing for Staff Wellness: The Importance of Relief Spaces

Michael Mileski, DC, MPH, MHA, MSHEd, LNFA, FACHCA, Associate Professor, Program Director - Long Term Care Administration Program, Texas State University

Rebecca McClay, DNP, DC, ACNPC-AG, NPD-BC, CCRN-CMC-CSC, TCRN, Midland Memorial Hospital

11:45 am

Expanding Into the Future: Renovating & Repositioning for Post-COVID Success

Nora Wiley, Executive Vice President, Managing Principal, Interior Design Studio, Luminaut

12:15 pm

Closing Luncheon

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Château Élan Winery & Resort
100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton, GA 30517

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