Webinar: Medical Equipment Planning for Healthcare Facilities

When:  Jun 11, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)

Medical Equipment Planning for Healthcare Facilities

Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW | Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 2–3pm ET


This course is for those who have a limited to moderate knowledge of medical equipment planning for healthcare facilities. It begins with an overview on the origins and history of medical equipment planning as a discipline followed by a subjective overview of the changing roles, responsibilities and expectations of the modern medical equipment planner. An overview of what to expect from today’s medical equipment planner follows. In addition, an overview of the challenges and trends currently facing the healthcare design industry is presented. The presentation concludes with a summary of innovative and future trends in the field of medical equipment planning. Attendees will leave with an understanding of current best practices and future trends as it relates to the field of medical equipment planning.

Learning objectives

After participating in this webinar attendees will be equipped to:

  1. Participants will understand the changing role and responsibilities of the modern medical equipment planner.
  2. Participants will become familiar with current trends in medical equipment planning for healthcare facilities undergoing new construction/renovation.
  3. Participants will know what expectations to expect of the medical equipment planning consultant.
  4. Participants will be understanding what new technologies and innovations are expected in the near future.  
  5. Participants will understand the challenges and obstacles facing the healthcare design industry from a medical equipment planning perspective.

Ideal audience

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

Education level



Gregg Ostrow, AIA

Gregg graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1984 and became a licensed architect in 1987.  From 1998 to 2008, Gregg was the Facility Architect for the St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho where he worked on over 400 health care projects ranging from Medical Imaging Equipment Replacement projects to Master Planning Regional Healthcare Campuses.  Since then he has been consulting for the local hospital systems and has served on the Board of the Idaho Society of Healthcare Engineers.


Suraj S. Soudagar

Suraj, an Associate Principal and Project Executive at IMEG, whose experience includes working at New York Presbyterian Hospital (2016-2017 Ranked 6th Best Hospital in the US by US News & World Report). He is seasoned clinical engineer who represented NYPH’s Clinical Engineering Department on construction projects of all sizes as a medical equipment planner and expert technical resource. Suraj’s continuous self-education on healthcare equipment and development of outstanding rapport with end-users, ensures an additional edge in project planning, equipment selection and procurement. His negotiation skills during procurement translates to minimal unnecessary equipment options and has saved millions of dollars for clients. With his understanding of various clinical departments and eye for detail, Suraj offers innovative solutions to his clients. He also evaluates newer technological trends for their implementation in the planning process, while keeping patient safety as his top priority.  He has been recipient of CSE’ 40-under-40 award. Suraj has been associated with awarding winning projects every year starting from 2015. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and serves a Trustee (past-President) for the Clinical Engineering Association of Illinois (CEAI), a local chapter of AAMI.


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View the Presentation Files
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.

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 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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