Case Studies Healthcare

Joe Holland – Charles River

You won’t see Joe Holland peering into a microscope to determine whether the latest pharmaceutical innovation is ready for a clinical trial. But at the Charles River research facility in Reno, Nevada, he’s known to keep a sharp eye on how the building and its labs measure up to the exacting rigors of medical science—because […]

Sean Tracy – Centura Health

As a kid, Sean Tracy remembers never wanting to work in a hospital. To him, that was where all the sick people went—a place where bad things happened far too often. So, when Tracy joined the grounds crew at Penrose Hospital in Colorado just two years out of high school, he couldn’t help but see […]

David Timm – St. Mary Mercy Hospital

Years ago, if David Timm’s pager went off at 1 a.m. with news that water was inundating the basement of St. Mary Mercy Hospital, he might’ve lost his mind. Therein lies the beauty of being a director of facilities for more than three decades: If you’ve seen it once, you’ve seen it a thousand times […]

Deb Antes – University of Chicago Medicine

Movin’ on up in the South Side is proving a tough job for the University of Chicago Medicine system. The demand for new and expanded services is there, but the land is not. When the system does find new spaces to buy or lease, Director of Architectural Services Deb Antes leads the buildout process. She […]

Dan Dowiak – Pinnacle Treatment Centers Inc.

It’s a step that can be terrifying, yet can—once taken—lead one down a life-saving path. Recovery from substance-use disorders and addiction requires that first fateful action—even if the road to sobriety and health is never the same for any two people travelling it. What remains constant for all of them, however, is the need for […]

Vance Vinson – Miami Valley Hospital

It would take more than 86 football fields—at 57,600 square feet each—to cover the 5 million square feet of space Vance Vinson and his team are responsible for at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. And yet, the organization’s director of facilities believes that even the smallest changes can make a major impact—particularly when it […]

Angelo Cox – Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP)

You may have been there once or twice. It’s one of those company-sponsored training or professional development events. During a break, you zip back over to your workspace to touch base with your colleagues and check in on emails, memos and calls. While this may only take a few minutes, as a result, you’re sidetracking […]

Bob Cowan – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Air handling systems and drug production facilities that cycle a building’s air six to 60 times an hour with 100 percent outside air. A data center with a power usage effectiveness (PUE) ratio of 1.05. A computerized building automation system controlling 10,000 pieces of equipment and providing instant alerts if problems arise. These are examples […]

Brent Rutherford – Texas Health – Frisco

When it opens in December, standing eight stories above the grassy plains in Frisco, the new Texas Health Resources hospital will offer many tangible benefits to the community. There will be 73 new beds for patient care, with the potential for up to 230 beds. There will also be emergency medical services, a neonatal intensive care […]

Joel Kalmin – Legacy Community Health Services

Joel Kalmin of Legacy Community Health Services does not wear a stethoscope or take care of patients, but for the last 10 years as director of facilities design, he has worked with Legacy staff to build clinics that reflect and invigorate the communities they serve. As the largest nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Care Center, or […]

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