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Webinar: Top 10 Questions for Designers to Ask Related to Healthcare Finance

When: September 29, 2022
Time: 12:00pm 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.


Based on tremendous competition for healthcare design projects, most approach them by creating architectural objects, rather than addressing the underlying financial elements that are expected to both develop and sustain its operation. Well-asked and answered questions offer teams competitive advantages as they strategize their value propositions.  

This webinar will review key questions related to evaluating capital decisions, external factors, key performance indicators and ways to creatively finance projects. Participants will have the opportunity to gain insight into the minds of healthcare executives and what drives their decisions. (This program is 6th in a 6-part series and can be viewed individually or as part of the series.) 


Learning Objectives

  • Learn how financiers evaluate capital decisions for projects.
  • Identify external factors related to funding healthcare projects.
  • Recognize key performance indicators that healthcare executives use to evaluate a project’s viability.
  • Clarify various approaches to finance projects by combining assets and debt.



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).