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We work to grow and sustain the healthcare design community of Greater Boston with opportunities to share knowledge and expand connections.  Our sessions are typically on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:15PM and run from September to June with July, August and December off. 

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Committee Chairs
Sarah Markovitz AIA /
Leigh Snow AIA /
The Healthcare Facilities Committee is part of the Architectural Design Commission.


We are planning activities now for the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 season – we need your input! What is working well? How...

Past Events

March 21, 2018 | 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Due to another severe winter storm in the forecast, this meeting has been rescheduled for April 18. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have...
January 17, 2018 | 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM

Sustainability at Partners Healthcare

Monica Nakielski, Senior Program Manager, Sustainability, Partners HealthCare will provide an introduction and overview of sustainability at Partners and its affiliate hospitals. The presentation will demonstrate the importance of a systems approach in disease prevention and the role health systems and hospitals play through their furnishings and building material purchases. Monica will include a Case Study of the new Partners headquarters at Assembly Row and will focus on chemicals management using a six classes framework and approach.

The presentation will help us understand the health and environmental concerns associated with the six classes chemicals in furnishings and building products and analyze gaps in knowledge related to their safety, efficacy, and performance. Opportunities for making purchasing decisions based on the current evidence of safety, effectiveness, and cost of chemicals in furnishings and building products will be explained.

For those who qualify, 1.5 LU/HSWs are available.

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November 15, 2017 | 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Robotics, Digital Health, Machine Intelligence and the Future of the Hospital At no other time in the modern history of healthcare has change and...
October 18, 2017 | 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM

A Bottom Up/Top Down Approach to Ambulatory Master Planning

John Muir Health includes two medical centers and over 30 outpatient sites of care in Contra Costa County, CA. The Innova Group is leading integrated strategic facility master plans for the hospitals and the ambulatory network that incorporate current strategic initiatives, operational demands, regulatory requirements and major end-of-life investments through 2030. The plans will coordinate and optimize facility capital investments resulting in an integrated and actionable, phased year by year capital plan.

September 20, 2017 | 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM

Rush University Medical Center Transformation Project

John Moorhead AIA will be sharing the insights gained from a 25-plus person design team that was co-located to a site office with members of the client team, program management team, construction management team, and the engineering disciplines.

Rush University Medical Center was looking to re-position themselves in the Chicago healthcare market and believed that having a campus that was on equal footing with their high standard of caregiving was vital. Being the medical center of choice as well as the employer of choice meant they needed to address the aging facilities on their piece of the Illinois Medical District on the west side of Chicago. They also saw this project as a moment of transformation, and wanted to signal the community of their ability to provide 21st century medicine. 

John was a member of the Perkins + Will project team for Rush University Medical Center and is now a Principal and Design Director at TRO.

For those who qualify, 1.5 LU/HSWs are available.

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