Case Studies Backbone of Healthcare

Keith Ledwith – Johnson & Johnson

So how does one build a career in construction management? “Relationships and partnerships have gotten me here,” replies Keith Ledwith, who’s fashioned an impressive livelihood in building and engineering for the past 20-plus years. Tap the know-how of those who’ve been in the business, he goes on to say. Leverage their experience and when you […]

David Crowell – Duncaster Retirement Community

You’ve heard home is where the heart is, but as you grow older, you may want more than that. Duncaster Retirement Community, located in Bloomfield, Connecticut, offers everything from painting and golf to transportation services and physician visits, says David Crowell. When the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the nation, however, many of those service became […]

Jim Christakos – Bachem America Inc.

It’s 93 miles between Bachem Americas’ facilities in Vista and Torrance, and while it might be an exaggeration to say that Jim Christakos could now drive between those Southern California cities blindfolded, it might not be too far from the truth. For three-and-a-half years, he commuted daily along the Pacific Coast Highway, fine-tuning specialized facilities […]

Brendon Behan – Center for Vein Restoration

A once-in-a-century pandemic notwithstanding, Brendon Behan, the director of real estate and facilities at the Center for Vein Restoration, has made the most of 2021. He has 14 new offices planned and an equal number of acquisitions in the works at the Maryland-based medical company that’s expanded from 15 offices to www.linkedin.com/in/brendonbehan/more than 100 nationwide […]

Montay Parker – Emory Healthcare: Emory Wesley Woods Hospital

Working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, isn’t as exciting as the movies that depict viruses and undead patients wandering the halls. Just ask Montay Parker, who worked the overnight shift there after receiving his certificate in heating, ventilation and air conditioning from trade school. Disciplined from his military service, […]

Pathway Vet Alliance

Roger Davila doesn’t perform veterinary services, but he helps put pet owners at ease while their animal is being treated. As the director of real estate and construction for Pathway Vet Alliance, he keeps both human and animal comfort in mind as he works. He knows people don’t want to bring their sick or injured […]

Jon Papps – Prisma Health

Responding to COVID-19 has required some organizations to be more resourceful than others. That’s why the facilities staff of Prisma Health spent three days in January scrubbing, repairing and painting an abandoned retail store. When it became clear that there wasn’t enough room to administer vaccines at the hospital, they transformed the store across the […]

Robert Stiers – White Plains Hospital

When White Plains Hospital opens its new Center for Advanced Medicine & Surgery in summer 2021, it will begin another “decanting” process, continuing its multi-year transformation of how the hospital, north of New York City, treats Westchester County residents, says Robert Stiers. “Decanting” as in the care provided at the new center will draw outpatients […]

Jacob Linhart – Carondelet Health Network

There are many ways to prepare for the unexpected, and Jacob Linhart has made them part of his job as market director of facilities operations and construction for the Carondelet Health Network. Linhart won’t claim he foresaw the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020. However, his background in construction, heating, ventilation and air […]

George Phelps – Holladay Properties

He can be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to upgrades and retrofits of healthcare facilities in the South and heartland. Director of construction management for Holladay Properties’ healthcare services division in Nashville, George Phelps is readying his team for a 16,000-square-foot MRI specialty area and clinic in the Brentwood, Tennessee, area. His […]

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