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Webinar: Current and Anticipated Financial Forces that Impact Healthcare Design

When: September 29, 2022
Time: 10:00am 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.


The healthcare industry spends $4.1-trillion annually – almost 20% of the U.S. gross domestic product. Hospitals represent $1.2-trillion of that cost, and healthcare construction accumulates to hundreds of $-billions annually. While architects understand discrete elements of the overall costs associated with developing healthcare projects, they operate outside of the broader healthcare finance space.

This webinar will explore the dynamic external forces that shape the internal healthcare finance discussions and help attendees gain client’s perspectives related to their abilities to fund architectural projects. (This program is the 5th in a 6-part series, and can be viewed individually or as part of the series.)


Learning Objectives

  • Consider the myriad points of financial influence beyond simply using healthcare rate demand to shape places of care.
  • Increase alertness about the current healthcare financial status and immediate forecasts.
  • Explore the regulatory implications of healthcare finance as it affects designing for health.
  • Discover the current market pressures related to healthcare operations and other drivers of healthcare architecture.



Presenting Faculty

Michelle Mader, MHA, MBA, Managing Director, Ankura

Michelle Mader is a Managing Director at Ankura. For more than 22 years she has guided the transformation of healthcare organizations with a broad range of system-based strategic initiatives, specializing in national, multi-state and regional network planning, ambulatory and provider optimization, identifying operational efficiencies, financial due diligence, and right-sizing facility program development and implementation.

Financially, Michelle has helped healthcare providers identify their strategic thresholds, within changing payer mix and regulatory parameters, so they can evaluate their ability to achieve financial objectives, pursue capital investments, and fulfill missions. This is highlighted in her ability to facilitate consensus and consistently obtain capital approval within executive leadership teams and associated governing boards.


William J. Hercules, FAIA, FACHA, FACHE, President & CEO, WJH Health

Bill Hercules inspires healthcare leadership teams, by shaping their future places of care. Having planned and/or executed work for healthcare clients totaling 26.3-MSF and $10.2B(PV), Bill’s cross-disciplinary approach to bold ideation leads healthcare leaders to accelerate progress by creating frameworks that attract the future through inquiry within organizations, and by approaches outside of healthcare’s historical channels.

Bill founded WJH Health, a global consultancy that resolves the nexus of mission, health, performance, and experience for future-oriented health systems. He is the only practicing global triple-Fellow in the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA), and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).