2017 ASHE PDC Summit

The PDC Summit brings together senior leaders working in all disciplines of health care planning, design, and construction to learn, network, and discover ways to create value for the health care built environment. Attend the 2017 PDC Summit to connect with colleagues in the field and learn innovative strategies to increase flexibility for the future of health care.

Join Mitchell's Lisa Charrin along w/ Ross & Baruzzini's Ryan Hagan and HKS Knox Advisor Sarah Mueller for Tuesday's Sunrise session about medical equipment and technology integration.  Details below.

And, as always, follow us @mitchplanning using #medequip and the Summit's tweet's via #PDCSummit.

AIA/AAH FORUMS 7-8 AM - Medical Equipment and Technology Integration
Lisa Charrin, AIA, ACHA Vice President, Mitchell Planning, a division of Ross & Baruzzini; Sarah Mueller, Associate Principal and Senior Vice President
Knox Advisors, HKS, Inc.; Ryan Hagan, Principal Consultant, Systems & Technology

This forum is a platform for the interaction about leading edge technology among owners, architects, engineers, facility managers, contractors, equipment and technology planners, and vendors. This session highlights the technologies that hospitals and health systems are leveraging to reduce waste and increase quality, including technology at the bedside and behind the scenes. Technologies enable smarter communication and security systems with command and control centers while considering patient privacy, room turnover, and patient satisfaction. Join us for panelist presentations and discussion.

  • Discuss the trends driving standardization among medical devices and considerations for managing upgrades and replacements.
  • Identify opportunities for standardizing the approach to medical and IT devices.
  • Learn strategies for implementing smarter supply distribution and waste handling systems.
  • Name how technologies aid in augmenting day to day security and communications and operations for emergency command centers.

We hope you can participate in this very exciting discussion and we look forward to seeing you there.  Click the link to register.

Thursday, August 1, 2013
The number of projects with patient lifts continues to grow for new towers, renovations and expansions.  Hospitals are making changes today, including renovating patient units to add lifts to a percentage or all rooms depending on acuity.  Whether planning for bariatrics or ICU patients, no lift policies are in place for the safety for staff and patients.  Many leading lift manufacturers offer... Read More...
Thursday, July 25, 2013
It’s been interesting through the detailed planning of a variety of hybrid rooms that the table has become somewhat of a compromise. Once the focus shifts from determining what imaging modality – fluoroscopy, CT, MR, etc. and determining level of surgical intervention for lights and booms, the table becomes the next level of focus. Sometimes the table decision can get dismissed as a “given” to... Read More...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
You’ll find Mitchell leaders speaking at conferences, writing articles, facilitating panels, and regularly engaging in discussions about medical equipment and technology integration.  Mitchell attends national conferences to remain involved in works in progress and share the latest innovations with clients. Mitchell has recently presented at the following conferences: ASHE 2013 PDC San Francisco... Read More...