Magazine article Health Facilities Management

Perspectives to Converge at PDC Summit

Magazine article Health Facilities Management

Perspectives to Converge at PDC Summit

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Planning, designing and building a modern hospital requires input from administrators, architects, consultants, interior designers, construction professionals, facilities managers, safety supervisors, infection preventionists and more. The various viewpoints that each professional brings to the table helps to elevate the project to reach performance excellence.

These converging viewpoints also help to make the International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction (PDC) the best conference in the field. The PDC Summit brings together a wide variety of professionals, giving them a chance to learn from each other, make valuable connections and shape the future of the health care physical environment.

While the integration of attendees is what makes the PDC Summit so special, the event also provides individual benefits. Hospital administrators, for example, will find strategic insights into changes on the horizon and how they will affect the physical environment. Architects benefit from sessions on new design regulations, evidence-based design and architectural innovations. In addition to conference sessions, construction professionals also can register for the Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) exam review course and can apply to take the CHC exam on-site following the PDC Summit. And health facilities managers can learn how to create operational strategies that complement building initiatives.

The next PDC Summit will be March 16-19 in Orlando, Fla. The keynote speaker is New York Times bestselling author Daniel H. Pink, who takes a scientific approach to determining what motivates people and how these motivators can improve performance. Pink will tell how organizations are rethinking innovation and how their approaches apply to health care projects.

Educational programming during the conference focuses on finding ways to provide value to the built environment over time as well as ways to serve a multigenerational population with different needs, abilities and work-style preferences. The progamming focus on Monday will be strategy; on Tuesday, building and construction; and on Wednesday, performance excellence.

Programming tracks include fundamentals of PDC, innovation, leadership, performance metrics, regulatory issues and the American College of Healthcare Architects Master Series. …

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