Improving maternal and child health care facilities discussed in fall 2019 lectures

George Man

Zhipeng Lu

Bita Kash

Jay Maddock

Leading public health professionals, healthcare system administrators, designers, builders and professionals in related fields will reveal collaborative strategies and case studies of innovative maternal and child health facilities in the fall 2019 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series, hosted by the Texas A&M University College of Architecture and the university's Health Science Center School of Public Health and College of Medicine

This fall's public lectures, "Toward Improved Women & Children's Health & Hospital Facilities Design,” will take place most Fridays at 12:40 p.m. in the KAMU-TV studios, 900 Houston St. on the Texas A&M University campus, where they will be videotaped for future online viewing on PBS apps and YouTube. 

The series is also offered as a one-hour credit course: ARCH 681 for graduate students, ARCH 481 for undergraduates, and PHPM 681-600 for School of Public Health students, whose undergraduate students can register via this form.

“Administrators, architectural designers and builders are responding to regional health needs by developing new, innovative healthcare facilities, technology and communications systems and networks that must be linked to the needs of expectant mothers and children," said George J. Mann, lecture series coordinator and holder of the Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA Endowed Professorship in Health Facilities Design. “Providers must respond to the need for easily accessible, quality health care, at a reasonable cost, which plays a crucial role in improving the health of regions and communities.”

The series is also coordinated by Zhipeng Lu, assistant professor of architecture and associate director of the Texas A&M Center for Health Systems and Design; Jay E. Maddock, Professor of Public Health, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health; Bita A. Kash, director of the university’s Center for Health Organization Transformation; and Katie Reyes, president of the Student Health Environments Association.

The lectures are sponsored by Ronald L. Skaggs ‘65, chairman emeritus, HKS Inc., adjunct professor of architecture, and Joseph G. Sprague ‘70, principal, senior vice president and healthcare director, HKS Inc., through the Skaggs – Sprague Endowed Chair of Health Facilities Design.

 

Aug. 30

Presenting a series overview at 12:40 p.m. Aug. 30, KAMU-TV studios, 900 Houston St. on the Texas A&M University campus are George J. Mann, The Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA Endowed Professor of Health Facilities Design and lecture series coordinator; Jay Maddock, professor of environmental and occupational health, Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health; Ray Pentecost, director of the Center for Health Systems and Design; Zhipeng Lu, CHSD associate director; Bita Kash, director of the university’s Center for Health Organization TransformationD. Kirk Hamilton, the Julie & Craig Beale Endowed Professor of Health Facility Design; Patrick Suermann, head of the Texas A&M Department of Construction Science; Hernan Guerra Santos, senior lecturer, Department of Construction Science; Ronald Skaggs, chairman emeritus, HKS Inc., and Joseph G. Sprague ‘70, principal, senior vice president and healthcare director, HKS Inc.

 

Sept. 6

"Hallways, Health, and Well-being: Contemporary Building Culture and the Health of Vulnerable Populations," by Darcy McMaughan, director, program on disability research and community-based care, Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, 12:40 p.m. Sept. 6, KAMU-TV studios, 900 Houston St. on the Texas A&M University campus.

 

Sept. 13

“A Holistic Approach to Women's and Children's Health Facility Design," by Jason Schroer, senior vice president, director of health, HKS Inc., 12:40 p.m. Sept. 13, KAMU-TV studios, 900 Houston St. on the Texas A&M University campus.

 

Sept. 20

"Pediatric Caregiving Spaces – Looking at the Micro Instead of the Macro View: Opportunities, Ideas and Strategies for Pediatric Facility Design," by Steve Templet, senior project manager, Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects, New Orleans, 12:40 p.m., Sept. 20, KAMU-TV studios, 900 Houston St. on the Texas A&M University campus.

 

Sept. 27

“Design, Build, Activate, and Operate: Bringing a Healthcare Facility to Life,” by Bert M. Gumeringer, vice president, facilities engineering & support services, Texas Children's Hospital, 12:40 p.m. Sept. 27, KAMU-TV studios, 900 Houston St. on the Texas A&M University campus.

 

Oct. 4

"The University Health System Women’s and Children’s Hospital in San Antonio, Texas: An Integrated Design and Delivery Approach,” by Jhiah Chang, principal, ZGF Architects; Tiffany Robinson, associate partner, Marmon Mok Architects; and Sam O'Connor, civil engineering senior preconstruction manager, JE Dunn Construction, 12:40 p.m. Oct. 4, KAMU-TV studios, 900 Houston St. on the Texas A&M University campus.

 

Oct. 11

"The Importance for the Patient of Having Qualified and Caring Professionals Involved,” by Tim Adams, director of leadership development, American Society for Health Care Engineering, 12:40 p.m. Oct. 11, KAMU-TV studios, 900 Houston St. on the Texas A&M University campus.

 

Oct. 18

"10 Steps to Create a World Class Children’s Hospital,” by Bruce King Komiske,

Vice President, New Hospital Design, Erlanger Health System, 12:40 p.m. Oct. 18, KAMU-TV studios, 900 Houston St. on the Texas A&M University campus.

 

Oct. 25

“Challenges and Opportunities Of Designing in a Urban Environment, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, New Patient Tower Project,” by Peter D. Trice, partner, The Innova Group; Doug Carney, senior vice president, facilities, real estate, design, & construction, Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania, and Terry Steelman, principal, Ballinger, 12:40 p.m. Oct. 25, KAMU-TV studios, 900 Houston St. on the Texas A&M University campus.

 

Nov. 1

Mother - Baby Programs — a Comparative Analysis of International Best Practice Models Illustrated by Stantec's Global Healthcare Network,” by Maria Ionescu, senior healthcare architect, senior medical planner & project manager, Stantec, 12:40 p.m. Nov. 1, KAMU-TV studios, 900 Houston St. on the Texas A&M University campus.

 

Nov. 8

"Hunt Regional Medical Center OB and Surgery Expansion/ Renovation — Expanding Services in a Rural Healthcare Facility," by Walter A. Marks, II, principal, senior project designer – healthcare, Jacobs, and Stacy Stevens, surgical services director, Hunt Regional Healthcare, 12:40 p.m. Nov. 8, KAMU-TV studios, 900 Houston St. on the Texas A&M University campus.

 

Nov. 15

"A Design Generated from the Eyes of Children, Families, and Caregivers," by Jeffrey S. Kent, former managing director corporate facilities, Nemours Children's Health System, and Edward E. Huckaby, retired senior principal, FKP Architects, 12:40 p.m. Nov. 15, KAMU-TV studios, 900 Houston St. on the Texas A&M University campus.

 

Nov. 22

"Evolving From Primary Colors to Outcomes-Based Design in Pediatric Facilities,” by Jeffrey Stouffer, executive vice president, HKS Inc., 12:40 p.m. Nov. 22 , KAMU-TV studios, 900 Houston St. on the Texas A&M University campus.

 

Richard Nira

rnira@arch.tamu.edu

posted August 20, 2019