Webinar: Trends in Medical Planning Part 1: Following the Threads

When:  Feb 13, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)
Earn 1.0 AIA LU/HSW | Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | 2–3pm EDT


This presentation attempts to identify the key trends that influence hospital planning today and to follow their origins back over the past century of hospital evolution. It is informative to find the origins and history of many of today’s key planning concepts. These ideas include operational efficiency, future flexibility, infection control, patient safety, patient focused care and healthy environments. All of these ideas can be traced by examples throughout the work of hospital architects since the early planning ideas of Florence Nightingale. There is much to learn from this history. We may find workable ideas from the past. We may also avoid repeating some mistakes.

Learning objectives

After participating in this webinar attendees will be equipped to:

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  1. Understand the origins of many of today’s most important trends in hospital planning. Ideas such as Lean Planning, Infection Control Strategies, Patient Focused Care and other ideas that seem like new ideas have a long history in the medical planning of the last century.
  2. Understand how the major trends have helped hospital facilities evolve over the years.
  3. Understand why some of these trends gain traction and then seem to lose favor among planners, only to come back again as a “new idea.”

  4. Try to judge where these trends are working today and predict how they may influence the next decade of hospital planning.

Ideal audience

This session is part of the HC 101 Series by the Academy of Architecture for Health. The web-based 60 minute seminars are tailored to provide budding healthcare design professionals with conceptual and practical primer-level knowledge.

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John Kreidich, AIA, CHC, LEED AP B+C

John Kreidich, since 2000, the go-to resource for hospital‐related safety, infection control, sustainable building, and medical equipment procurement matters at McCarthy’s Central Division, was Vice President, System, Facilities Planning and Construction for Penn State Geisinger 1997 ‐ 2000, following four years as Assistant Vice President, Facilities Management at Penn State’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.



Hugh J. Campbell, AIA

Hugh Campbell is one of the most experienced healthcare architects in the country. With deep expertise in hospitals, specialty centers, research laboratories and outpatient facilities, Hugh has facilitated some of the country’s most complex and innovative healthcare projects. His 35 years of experience is focused on understanding the needs of healthcare providers and the people they treat to support the efficient delivery of care and ease the stress of patients and their families. Hugh has both a green belt in Six Sigma Planning and a Masters in History from NYU. He has been a featured speaker at conferences sponsored by the Center for Healthcare Design, the American Society for Healthcare Engineering, the International Quality and Productivity Center, and the American Institute for Architects.

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When available, you can download a copy of the presentation and the Q&A here. A PDF of the presentation will be posted prior to the live webinar, and the Q&A will be posted after the webinar. Continuing Education Hours are only offered during the live event.

Report AIA Continuing Education
Continuing Education hours are only offered during the live event, and only to AIA members. A link to a survey will be provided both at the end of the webinar and in a follow-up email sent one hour after the end of the webinar. This survey must be completed in order to receive credit. AIA members will have their credit recorded within two weeks.

PLEASE NOTE: Each AIA member or IDP record holder needs to fill out their own survey individually. The survey will close 48 hours after the conclusion of the presentation.

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