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Webinar: Filling the Breach: Unprecedented Challenges, Rapid Inspiration and Innovations

When: May 19, 2020
Time: 11:00am Pacific
Price: Free

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

CEU forms available for download during webinar



COVID-19 Webinar Series: Voices of the Industry 
Three Dialogues Examining COVID-19 and the Built Environment

These have certainly been unprecedented times in the healthcare industry, challenging existing healthcare best practices and the built environment that supports them. A lot has been learned in a short amount of time. Join this panel of industry leaders for a dynamic and frank discussion about what we’ve seen and where we are headed including; 

  • What immediate challenges were confronted?
  • What solutions were implemented?
  • How has innovation emerged out of necessity?
  • What immediate observations were made and lessons learned?



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Presenting Faculty

HOST: Thomas M. Jung, RA, Board of Directors, The Center for Health Design

Tom Jung has over 30 years in the healthcare design field, with a primary focus on regulatory compliance and coordination. Spending 24 years with the New York State Department of Health’s Certificate of Need Program, Tom directed the effort for 16 of those years while overseeing the review and approval of more than $2 billion dollars of new projects annually. He is a founding member of The Center for Health Design’s Environmental Standards Council, and attributes that first and ongoing experience as a major influence on the nature of his communication with the designers and providers seeking state licensure.

Tom has also been intimately involved with development of the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities since 1997, including Facilities Guidelines Institute board membership between 2003 and 2014, and served as CEO of the Facility Guidelines Institute for one year, stepping down in February 2015. He presently consults with a select number of clients on a limited basis.


Barry S. Rabner, President and CEO, Penn Medicine Princeton Health, President, Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center Foundation

Barry S. Rabner is President and CEO of Princeton Health, a nonprofit organization that includes Princeton Medical Center, Princeton House Behavioral Health, Princeton Rehabilitation Services, Princeton Home Care Services and Princeton Surgical Center. Princeton Health has 429 beds, 2,997 employees, 67 residents from Rutgers School of Medicine, 75 academic affiliations, and an active medical staff of 1080 physicians. The annual operating budget of Princeton Health is approximately $400 million. Under Mr. Rabner’s leadership, Princeton Health opened a new $1.2 billion, 171-acre healthcare campus that includes a $522.7 million replacement acute care hospital, a pediatric outpatient pavilion, a cogeneration plant, an education center, a fitness and wellness center, a medical office building, and a skilled nursing and sub-acute care facility. A child day care center, an adult day care center, an assisted living facility, and an independent living community are under development.

Mr. Rabner regularly publishes and speaks internationally on healthcare planning, design, project management, and hospital operations. Mr. Rabner serves on several Boards of Directors including The Center for Health Design. Before joining Princeton Health, Mr. Rabner held positions as Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of Main Line Health in Philadelphia, Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning for Jefferson Health System in Philadelphia, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

George R. Tingwald, MD, AIA, Director of Medical Planning at Stanford University Medical Center

As a licensed physician and architect, George Tingwald, MD, is one of only a handful of people nationwide with the dual designations of MD and AIA (American Institute of Architects), and he has devoted his career to creating innovative health care environments. Tingwald previously was director of health and science at the leading architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP and served as the director of planning for California Pacific Medical Center’s five-campus master plan in San Francisco. He has extensive speaking experience at local San Francisco and national conferences.


James Crispino, AIA, NCARB, Healthcare Leader, Principal at Gensler

Jim has spent his entire 25 year career planning and designing innovative facilities for academic medical centers, research institutes and healthcare providers. His work investigates and synthesizes new technologies, human activity/behavior-based programs, and spatial models to create new architectural typologies that further his clients' missions. He is a visiting critic at The New School-Parsons Design, NJIT, Carnegie Mellon University, Drexel University and MIT DesignX. Jim has sat on the AIA Board of Directors for both Pennsylvania and New York State. He sits on the Design Advisory Board for HealthCare Design. He is a featured speaker and panelist at many national and international conferences, including; European Healthcare Design, Health Conference Latin America, Cleveland Clinic's Empathy & Innovation Conference, HealthCare Design Forum and the Health Facilities Symposium. Jim is a registered architect in 12 states and a graduate of Drexel University.

Douglas Erickson, FASHE, CHFM, HFDP, CHC, CEO, Facility Guidelines Institute

Doug has more than 44 years of industry experience, including experience as a healthcare facility manager, consultant, an authority having jurisdiction, and the principal advocate representing the American Hospital Association (AHA) on national built environment codes and standards.

Doug currently serves as the CEO of Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI).  He is a founding board member of FGI and has had a leadership position with the Guidelines since 1985 and a committee member since 1978.  Doug was the chair of the 2018, 2014 and 2010 editions and vice-chair of the 1987, 1992/92, 1996/97, 2001 and 2006 editions.