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Back to the Future - Time to Reflect, Regroup, Rethink

When: June 23, 2022
Time: 10:00am Pacific
Price: FREE

1.5 units EDAC continuing education
1.5 units AIA continuing education**
IDCEC credit also available**

CEU forms will be made available day of webinar


Conversation and the exchange of experiences, insights and expectations among exemplars of the healthcare and design industries.

Dialogue Details

  • 90 minutes
  • Guided panel discussion
  • Interactive, live attendee chat with extended, facilitated Q&A
  • Post-dialogue recording, resources, and chat notes

Coming out of the pandemic, health systems are beginning to look to the future. They are wrestling with new issues that are very different than the pain points that they had two years ago. As they assess where they are now, they must rethink how to utilize their current and future space and take into consideration: new models of work, changes in care delivery, modernization, growth and efficiency. Space - how best to design and use that space- is a top-of-mind topic. As you work with health systems, it’s important to understand their pain points today and what their future gaps might be. 

This webinar offers a unique opportunity to hear from leaders in the healthcare industry who will share their insights on current challenges within health systems and how they are beginning to make decisions in a more data driven way. They’ll share their real-world experiences, memorable stories from their work, case study examples, and most importantly, they’ll help guide attendees towards a path forward and shed light on their view of the future of healthcare. 

This panel is comprised of members of The Center for Health Design Built Environment Network (BEN), a group of executive-level professionals who are dedicated to improving safety, quality, and sustainability in healthcare.



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VOICES is The Center for Health Design’s premier visionary discussion forum. These hosted interactive webinar panels engage key leaders, from across our industry in discussions that address critical issues, trends, and opportunities of importance in Healthcare and the future of the built environment.

  • Each session will feature a panel of exemplars who will share their experiences from their unique perspectives with a guided discussion and facilitated Q&A.
  • The facilitated format will have extended Q&A with live chat from virtual attendees, post-session recording, and chat notes available.
  • The series's goals are to help individuals and organizations make a difference by illuminating key opportunities, strategies, and innovations while providing a clear link to helpful and thought-provoking resources at the end of each session.  


Learning Objectives

  • Explain the new challenges and pain points that health systems are facing today.
  • Discuss which changes have had lasting impact on the design and utilization of space.
  • Illustrate why and how data plays a key role in supporting future planning decisions.
  • Understand how science and data can guide modernization and updating of spaces.



Presenting Faculty


Mike LaMont, PE, SE, MBA
Former VP of Facilities Management, Rush University Medical Center

From 2006 through 2020 Mike LaMont was the Vice President of Facilities Management for Rush University Medical Center and in that role managed Capital Projects, Corporate Real Estate, Medical Center Engineering, Parking & Utilities and Occupational Safety. His responsibilities included planning and oversight of all the research, clinical and administrative capital projects and he managed all aspects of facility life safety projects. His 40 years of engineering and construction experience includes a variety of complex building and transportation projects. Mike was also an adjunct instructor in the Rush University, College of Health Sciences, Department of Health Systems Management where he taught a graduate level course on Healthcare Facility Planning.



Clayton Mitchell, PE, CEM
Senior Vice President, Jefferson Real Estate and Facilities, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health

Clayton Mitchell serves as Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Facilities for Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health.

At Jefferson, “Mitch” provides the leadership skills needed to implement Jefferson’s five-year Master Facility Plan (MFP). This includes chairing the Master Facilities Planning committee, which continuously monitors space assignments, allocations, and MFP projects and requests to ensure they align with their academic and clinical strategic initiatives. Mitch joins Jefferson from Kaiser Permanente Health Plan, where he served in various capacities for the past eight years, to include Executive Director, National Facilities Services Colorado and Mid-Atlantic and Vice President (Interim) Facilities Operations.


Director, Planning Design and Construction, UW Health

Mike is the Director of Planning Design Construction and Real Estate for UW Health, the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, caring for more than 650,000 patients each year with 1,785 employed physicians and 21,000 employees at seven hospitals and 77 clinic locations. UW Health is governed by the UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority and partners with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy, to fulfill its patient care, research, education, and community service missions.


Alicia Wachtel
Executive Director, Planning, Design and Construction,
Cedars Sinai Health System

During this time of system transformation and geographical growth for Cedars Sinai, Alicia is responsible for the management and leadership of capital projects related to the health system’s expansion, the Medical Delivery Network growth, and the built platforms supporting care delivery transformation. Her responsibilities include hands on work with Real-Estate strategies that support the robust portfolio of new clinical space. Since 1995, Wachtel has dedicated her career to Healthcare Design. Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai in 2017, Alicia Wachtel was a Healthcare Principal in the Los Angeles office of HOK.  


Nate Chandler
General Manager, Steelcase Health

Since 2019, Nate has been the General Manager for Steelcase Health responsible for business strategy, research, product portfolio management, sales, and brand marketing. Prior to the GM role, Nate served as Director, New Product Category for Steelcase Health. At Steelcase Health, Nate champions the use of a human-centered and evidence-based design process to create products and solutions that result in inspiring spaces; enhance the healthcare experience for patients and care givers, clinicians and staff; and help to improve the outcomes and economics of healthcare.

Prior to Steelcase, Nate held diverse functional leadership positions at Herman Miller as well as various financial positions in the aerospace and automotive sectors.

Nate holds a B.S. in Accounting from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He also graduated with honors from Western Michigan University with an MBA in Marketing.


Jordan Cram
Chief Executive Officer, Enstoa

For over 20 years Jordan Cram has advised organizations to spend more strategically on improving operations in the built environment. He has successfully created digital transformation visions and delivery teams for leading clients worldwide in health care, oil and gas, power and utilities, engineering and construction, public infrastructure, education, and real estate. The organizational benefits realized have been substantial. One New York City hospital has documented over $20 million in realized savings in operating and capital expenditures. Jordan has worked in the Middle East, China, South Korea, Europe, North America, Australia, and India. He is from Colorado and is now based in Miami.