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Webinar: The Incredible Shrinking Hospital: Down-sizing Plus-sized Medical Facilities

When: August 15, 2019
Time: 11:00am Pacific
Price: $65 Individual View/$150 Group View


1 unit EDAC continuing education
1 unit AIA continuing education
IDCEC credit also available**

CEU forms available for download during webinar


This webinar is free to our Affiliate+ members.


Healthcare systems are rethinking their next generation medical facilities, creating smaller, more accessible, value-driven buildings. This webinar will share case studies and lessons learned from new and emerging examples of care delivery, including microhospitals; virtual care centers; and innovative clinical care models that are more nimble, cost and operationally efficient, and respond more directly to patient expectations. The most recent in the Hospital ICONs series, this webinar spotlights projects exemplifying ground-breaking operational concepts, unique designs responding to the current medical marketplace, and new models of care delivery. Attendees will view important project data, interviews  with project leaders, architectural photography, and post-occupancy feedback on these innovative facilities.


Learning Objectives

  • Assess patient outcomes and experience from smaller and more efficient facilities.

  • Discover the effectiveness and appropriateness of smaller facilities.

  • Identify the role(s) these facilities play in larger health systems.

  • Explore the possibility that these facilities are part of the future of healthcare.


Presenting Faculty

Jennifer Aliber, AIA, FACHA, LEED AP, Principal, Shepley Bulfinch

Jennifer Aliber is a principal and healthcare practice leader at Shepley Bulfinch, where she specializes in master planning, healthcare programming, and planning. Her clients include Banner Health, Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Carle Hospital. She has served as chair of the ACHA Examination Committee and on the board of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health and the Environmental Standards Committee of the Center for Health Design, and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Architects. Jennifer presents at numerous conferences, including Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, ASHE, and Tradeline.


Donald McKahan, AIA, FACHA, Principal, McKahan Planning Group

Don McKahan is a Health Facility Planner, Architect and founder of McKahan Planning Group, located in San Diego, CA. His 40 years of professional experience include the planning and design of numerous hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, and master planning for both new and existing healthcare campuses. He is a past president of the AIA’s Academy of Architecture for Health and founding member of the American College of Healthcare Architects. He has been involved with the Hospital ICONs program since 2003. 


D. Kirk Hamilton, PhD, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC, Beale Professor of Health Facility Design, Texas A&M University

Kirk Hamilton is the Julie & Craig Beale Endowed Professor of Health Facility Design at Texas A&M University, teaching healthcare design at the graduate level after 30 years of active practice. Board certified by the American College of Healthcare Architects, with a B.Arch from the University of Texas, a Master’s Degree in Organization Development from Pepperdine University, and a recently completed PhD in Nursing & Healthcare Innovation at Arizona State University, studying ICU nurse movement patterns and interaction with objects. A prolific author and advocate for evidence-based design, Kirk co-edits the peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary Health Environments Research & Design Journal (HERD).