Scripps Barbey Family Emergency and Trauma Center: A Partnership in Design for the Future

When:  Sep 19, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)
Earn 1.0 AIA LU/HSW | Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 2–3pm EDT

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As part of the Scripps Prebys Cardiovascular Institute in La Jolla, a brand new emergency department was planned on the first floor of this new patient tower. However, the master planning effort guided the decision to shell the space until the new patient tower was complete in 2015 in order to minimize disruption to emergency services and the level II trauma unit. Through a collaborative planning and design process which focused on the expanding needs of the department, the Scripps Barbey Family Emergency and Trauma Center successfully delivers quality healthcare for increasing patient volumes while anticipating future growth and technology, all within an operational facility.

Learning objectives

After participating in this webinar attendees will be equipped to:

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  1. Identify how an integrated project team established the success of the emergency department project before it even began.
  2. Understand how a collaborative design process from the visioning session through construction allowed for flexibility in design and consideration for future growth.
  3. Understand how emergency department drivers unique to this health system facility were identified and met.
  4. Learn how the facility shifted their operational mindset which inspired the planning and design for the new emergency department.

Ideal audience

Architects, Medical Planners, General Contractors, Healthcare Facility Clinicians, Administrations and Project Managers.

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Stacy Robben, FSMPS, CPSM, LEED AP

Stacy Robben is responsible for generating building opportunities for McCarthy and developing strong relationships with industry partners throughout a multi-state region. With 25 years of experience in marketing and business development in design and construction, she works closely with internal marketing teams to generate awareness of McCarthy's services. In addition, she provides leadership for McCarthy’s Collinsville, Ill., office. Stacy is a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) accredited professional by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). In addition, she is a member of the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois, American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), Board member of Southern Illinois Chapter for Healthcare Engineering and former Advisory Board member of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Construction Leadership Institute.



Alicia Wachtel, LEED GA

Alicia Wachtel is a Principal in the Los Angeles office of HOK. Since joining the firm in 1999, Wachtel has served in the roles of Project Director and Regional Healthcare Practice Leader. She is currently focused on working with Regional Leaders in all complex market sectors serviced by HOK. Alicia holds overall responsibility for ensuring that HOK clients reach their goals at all levels, from strategy and vision through project development, construction and implementation. Alicia brings to HOK client’s deep expertise in multiple healthcare design and delivery methodologies, including hospital P3s.


Peter Grandine

Peter Grandine is a Senior Medical Planner with over 30 years of space planning and programming experience.  He has worked on projects from Schematic Design through Construction Administration on highly complex projects, many of which are major medical centers.  Peter provides strong leadership and is able to build consensus during a critical part of planning – user group meetings.  He is able to listen and respond to user needs and ultimately offers sound solutions that everyone can agree upon.


Hunvey Chen, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP BD+C

Hunvey Chen is a Senior Project Architect specializing in collaborative healthcare projects.  Her focus is on the translation of the design and coordination with the project team from planning through construction administration.  As a DBIA certified professional with 20 years of industry experience, her emphasis is on fostering working partnership with clients, general contractors and agencies such as OSHPD.


Kimberlee Roberts, MPH, FACHE

As part of the executive team for a large non-profit hospital, Kimberlee Roberts, has operational responsibility for oversight for over twenty departments.  This includes the Emergency Department for Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, part of the Scripps Health System. Kimberlee has over 30 years of experience in hospital operations and was the lead for this Emergency Department project.

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