Case Studies Backbone of Healthcare

Earl Strotman – Salinas Valley Health

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Time was when Earl Strotman would have a hands-on role while overseeing facilities for other California healthcare providers. This hasn’t been the case so much at Salinas Valley Health. “Now the union won’t let me touch anything,” the good-natured Strotman says with a chuckle. “I’ve got to wear a suit and tie these days and […]

Mike McKay – UW Health

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’ s not always easy for a hospital system to be sustainable. The lights are always on, machines like respirators run steady throughout the night and refrigerators must be kept cold to preserve medicines and specimens. These are but a few of the challenges Mike McKay encounters at UW Health as he works with his […]

George Mejias – Valley Health System

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s far from the most expensive project he’s tackled as a healthcare construction executive, but it just might be the most challenging. There’s lots for George Mejias to consider as Valley Health System constructs a new hospital in Paramus, New Jersey, with related projects at 60-plus properties throughout the Garden State. “A very diversified position […]

David Lenart – Columbus Regional Health

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When patients are referred to a physical or occupational therapist, they sometimes struggle to keep up with their stretches or exercises after sessions are finished. For patients at Columbus Regional Health, this will soon be made easier by a partnership with the local parks and recreation department. After an appointment, they’ll be able to walk […]

Phil Massey – Penn State Health

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When it comes to building and maintaining a hospital, attention to detail is paramount—from the color of the paint to the quality of the air. After all, the hospital itself is like a living, breathing organism: The more seamlessly its parts work together, the healthier it is. This holds especially true for Pennsylvania’s Lancaster Medical […]

Kyle Houraney – Orange County Global Medical Center

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It can be a riskier workplace than might be realized by those who don’t earn their livelihood at hospitals. Aside from being in proximity to ill and infectious patients, there’s the very real possibility of being assaulted by patients whose conditions might be aggravated by substance abuse. Or the hospital itself might be under threat. […]

Mike Worley – CareATC

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Some spaces just have a calming effect, and while that can feel inexplicable, it’s not. Using a scientific approach known as evidence-based design, businesses—and particularly hospitals and health centers—can create interiors that improve the health of their clients’ workforce through better design. That’s been the focus of CareATC. Since 2000, the company has helped employers […]

John Ellis – Intermountain Healthcare

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As part of efforts to imagine patient care of the future, John Ellis helped Intermountain Healthcare develop two rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including advanced telemetry, real-time location services, in-room diagnostic equipment and electrically tinted glass. However, Ellis, the corporate director of facilities management, says conversations are now more about the patients of the future […]

Peter Scarpati – The Wistar Institute

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Most people are tired of talking about the COVID-19 virus, especially more than two years after the first reported U.S. cases and coronavirus related lockdowns. But for Peter Scarpati, the pandemic is the impetus for a lot of the things he’s doing as the director of operations for the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia. As a […]

Tanika J. Majette – Biotechnology Innovation Organization

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The pressure might be on her, but Tanika J. Majette doesn’t seem fazed. She’s organized high-profile functions for over 20 years and now is entrusted with relocating the headquarters of the world’s largest biotech trade association to a choicer part of Washington, D.C. A complementary skillset goes into events planning and facilities oversight, she tells […]

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