The latest developments in healthcare and their effects on planning and designing world-class specialty hospitals — facilities with a narrower treatment focus than their full-service counterparts — will be discussed by health and design experts during the Spring 2016 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series at Texas A&M.
The lectures, open to the public, will take place on most Fridays at 11:30 a.m. in Langford C105.
“Leading public health administrators, physicians, healthcare facility administrators and architects will identify new and emerging design challenges associated with specialty hospitals, which are facilities that provide a limited range of services such as orthopedic surgery or obstetrics,” said George J. Mann, series coordinator and holder of the Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA Endowed Professorship in Health Facilities Design.
The series, “Toward World-Class Specialty Medical Facilities,” is also coordinated by Bita Kash, director of the Center for Health Outcomes Transformation and associate professor, Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, Macharia Waruingi, chief executive officer of the Ustawi Biomedical Research, Innovation and Industrial Centers of Africa, Inc., Zhipeng Lu, associate director of the Center for Health Systems & Design and Chanam Lee, professor of landscape architecture.
Assistance was also provided by Chanam Lee and Susan Rodiek, faculty fellows with the Center for Health Systems & Design.
This spring’s Architecture for Health lecture series is a collaborative effort of the Texas A&M College of Architecture, CHSD, CHOT, and the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health.
Kirk Hamilton, interim CHSD director and Ward Wells, head of the Department of Architecture will provide an overview of this spring’s series at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22 in Langford C105. Bita Kash, director of the Center for Health Outcomes Transformation, presented "Innovations in Healthcare Devliery - Health Organizations and Design."
The Role of the Built Environment in Public Health
Jay Maddock, dean of the Texas A&M School of Public Health, presents “The Role of the Built Environment in Public Health” at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29 in Langford C105. He will be introduced by Jorge Vanegas, dean of the College of Architecture. Lee Siew Eang, associate professor in the School of Design and Environment at the National University of Singapore, will also make a brief presentation.
Global Health Specialties
Jeffrey C. Stouffer, executive vice president and health group director, HKS Inc., presents "Global Health Specialties" at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 5 in Langford C105.
Naomi Sachs, founding director of the Therapeutic Landscapes Network and a Ph.D. architecture student at Texas A&M, presents “Therapeutic Landscapes” at 1:50 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8 in Langford A348.
Ambulatory Care: Planning, Delivery and Trends
Dan Thomas, senior healthcare planner, and Betsy Berg, strategic innovation designer, of HDR Inc., an engineering, architecture environmental and construction services firm, will present “Ambulatory Care: Planning, Delivery and Trends,” at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 12, in Langford C105.
Compassion, Caring and Healing
Tim Adams, director of leadership development, American Society for Healthcare Engineering, will present "Compassion, Caring and Healing" at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17 in the Langford A 3rd floor east studio space.
A Matter of the Heart: An In-Depth Look at Heart Institutes
Gary Owens, senior principal, FKP Architects in Houston, presents “A Matter of the Heart: An In-Depth Look at Heart Institutes,” at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 19 in Langford C105.
Global Health, Local Response
Mattia Flabiano III, senior principal, and Kurt Neubek, principal of Page, an architecture and engineering firm, will present "Global Health, Local Response" at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26 in Langford C105.
Design Thinking of S.M.A.R.T Hospital in the Era of Medicine 4.0: Experience of the Yonglin X Lab
Wynn Huey-Wen Yien MD, secretary general, Taiwan Society of Critical Care Medicine and CEO, Yonglin Healthcare Foundation, will present at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 4 in Langford C105. Yien will be introduced by Alex Ling, principal, China Health Group Practice Leader, HKS Inc. Shanghai, China.
John Becker, director of the Defense Health Agency’s Facility Planning Division, lectures at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 11 in Langford C105. He will be introduced by Joe Sprague, principal, HKS Inc.
Safe Room 101: Elevating Your Patient Safety Vocabulary
Sam Burnette, principal, Earl Swensson & Associates, presents “Safe Room 101: Elevating Your Patient Safety Vocabulary” at 11:30 a.m., Friday April 8 in Langford C105. He will be introduced by Sandra F. Dickerson, director of the firm’s communications and marketing office.
Practicing Globally, Designing Locally
David Watkins, founding principal, WHR architects, presents “Practicing Globally, Designing Locally” at 11:30 a.m., Friday, April 15 in Langford C105. He will be introduced by Kirk Hamilton, interim director of the Center for Health Systems & Design and professor of architecture at Texas A&M.
Elevating the Treatment Experience: A Look at CallisonRTKL’s Specialty Care Facilities
Chris Grossnicklaus, an associate with CallisonRTKL Associates, presents “Elevating the Treatment Experience: A Look at CallisonRTKL’s Specialty Care Facilities,” at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 22 in Langford C105. He will be introduced by Harold Adams, CallisonRTKL chairman emeritus.
Eliminating Cancer with a Red Pen: an architectural review of inpatient services at MD Anderson Cancer Center
Richard Rucksdashel, Vice President and Houston healthcare practice leader of HKS Inc.’s Houston office, presents “Eliminating Cancer with a Red Pen: an architectural review of inpatient services at MD Anderson Cancer Center," 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 29 in Langford C105.