Building the Hospital of Tomorrow: UHE Breakfast Panel Discussion on April 28th

Utah Healthcare Executives’ Southern Utah Council is offering “Building the Hospital of Tomorrow: Rehabilitate, Renovate or Replace” on Friday, April 28th, 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott in St. George. This breakfast is being held in conjunction with the Utah Hospital Association Annual Membership Meeting. The program will begin with a hot breakfast buffet, followed by remarks from Scott Wyckoff, Regional Director of Strategic Planning for Intermountain Healthcare; Annette Himelick, HDR Architects, and Zach Lewis, Okland Construction.

In today’s competitive marketplace, significant capital expenditure decisions can make or break a healthcare organization and the career of the executive(s) tasked with such decisions. No capital decision may be greater than the construction of a new facility or the substantial renovation of an existing one.

After years of relative dormancy, the healthcare construction boom continues throughout the U.S. for a variety of reasons, many of which impact both small community hospitals and large urban health systems alike. The most common reasons for the renovations, expansions, and replacements include aging facilities, population growth, market demand, and the need to improve operational efficiencies. Additionally, competition moves organizations to incorporate the latest advances in care delivery, medical technology, new building codes and healing design elements to enhance the patient experience through the surrounding environment. Changes in building codes and patient safety standards also drive the need for construction and modification.

All UHE members registered for the Utah Hospital Association Annual Membership Meeting are invited to attend the program. Others wishing to attend the breakfast only should contact UHE association admininstrator Cheri Davis, by Friday, April 21st.

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