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Sam Burnette, AIA, EDAC

Senior Designer/Principal

Sam Burnette served as principal-in-charge of the design of St. Anthony Hospital, the project highlighted in this presentation. Sam has 34 years of experience at ESa in land planning, master plan design and design of new hospitals, hospital expansions and renovations, medical office buildings, outpatient surgery centers, cancer treatment and nursing/assisted living facilities across the country.
As an astute speaker, researcher and writer, he often tackles current pressing healthcare issues to help educate healthcare designers. Of these, he is a strong advocate of patient safety, and he sees Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs) as an on-going issue. He was invited to author “Infection Control: The Good Fight,” an In Focus article that was published in the October 2016 issue of Healthcare Design magazine. He was a guest speaker in 2016 at Texas A & M’s healthcare design lecture series for a presentation entitled “Safe Room 101: Elevating Your Patient Safety Vocabulary.”  This spring, he presented “Evidence-Based Design: Design Factors Impacting Outcomes,” to the 2017 HCA Spring Training Conference in Nashville. He currently sits on the editorial advisory board of Healthcare Design magazine.