George J. Mann
Leading healthcare system administrators, architects and professionals in related fields will reveal collaborative strategies and case studies of innovative healthcare systems in the spring 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.
This spring' s public lectures, “Health Systems and Networks: The New Clients," will take place most Fridays at 12:40 p.m. in the KAMU-TV studios, 900 Houston St. on the main Texas A&M campus where they will be videotaped for online viewing. The university community and the general public are invited.
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.
“Administrators, architectural designers and builders are responding to regional health needs by developing new, innovative healthcare facilities, technology and communications systems and networks,” said George J. Mann, AIA series coordinator and holder of the Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA Endowed Professorship in Health Facilities Design. “They’re responding 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, senior architecture lecturer and associate director of the Texas A&M Center for Health Systems and Design, and Bita Kash, director of the university’s Center for Health Organization Transformation, and Hao Huang, 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.
Additional lectures will be announced when speakers are confirmed.
George J. Mann, professor of architecture; Zhipeng Lu, senior architecture lecturer and associate director of the Texas A&M Center for Health Systems and Design; Bita Kash, director of the Texas A&M Center for Health Organization Transformation, Ray Pentecost, director of the Center for Health Systems and Design; Kirk Hamilton, the Julie and Craig Beal Endowed Professor of Health Facility Design, and Hao Huang, president of the Student Health Environments Association, will present a spring 2019 lecture series overview, 12:40 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18, KAMU-TV studios.
“A Population Health Management Strategy: Connecting Urban and Rural Communities”
Tonya Moore, administrator of community health services at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Center for Telehealth, presents “A Population Health Management Strategy: Connecting Urban and Rural Communities,” 12:40 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, KAMU-TV studios.
"Texas Children's Hospital: An Integrated and Branded Health Delivery System"
Jill Pearsall, vice president of facilities planning, development and real estate services, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Michael Shirley, principal, CannonDesign, present "Texas Children's Hospital: An Integrated and Branded Health Delivery System," 12:40 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, KAMU-TV studios.
Rowlett Lecture Series
Gerald D. Hines, founding chairman; Tom Owens '73, senior managing director; Jerrold Lee, executive vice president, and Charlie Kuntz, innovation officer, of Hines, a global powerhouse in real estate investment, development and management, will head a team of company executives who will discuss the multibillion-dollar firm’s operations in a public event at Texas A&M Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.
They will appear at the John Miles Rowlett Lecture/4th Annual Aggie Leadership in Community Development Conference, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Hagler Auditorium in the university’s Bush Presidential Library Complex, 1000 George Bush Dr. West in College Station.
"A Health Care Physical Environment to Support Health Systems and Networks"
Timothy Adams, leadership development director of the American Hospital Association’s American Society for Healthcare Engineering, presents "A Health Care Physical Environment to Support Health Systems and Networks," 12:40 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, KAMU-TV studios.
“The New Multi-Clinic Outpatient Building in the Parkland Health and Hospital System”
Mark Stewart, Senior Facilities Program Manager at the Parkland Health and Hospital System, and Brian Briscoe, an associate at HKS Inc., present “The New Multi-Clinic Outpatient Building in the Parkland Health and Hospital System,” 12:40 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, KAMU-TV studios.
“St. Joseph’s Health, a Case Study: Integration of Wellness, Resiliency, Place-making and Technology into the Planning and Design Process"
Chris Hickman, assistant vice president, Providence St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, Irvine, Calif., and Russell Triplett, managing principal, Perkins + Will, present “St. Joseph’s Health, a Case Study: Integration of Wellness, Resiliency, Place-making and Technology into the Planning and Design Process," 12:40 p.m., Friday, March 1, KAMU-TV studios.
Bita Kash, co-director, Texas A&M Center for Health Organization Transformation, presents "Outcomes Research: Highlights, Projects, and a Deep Dive into Hospital Readmission," 12:40 p.m., Friday, March 8, KAMU-TV studios.
Dan Thomas, vice president, healthcare director, Dana Brandle, associate vice president, and Don DeBord, senior vice president for healthcare practice, both of Callison/RTKL, will present a spring 2019 series lecture, 12:40 p.m., Friday, March 22, KAMU-TV studios.
"The Big Five: Healthcare Planning & Design Strategiesfor an Adaptable Future”
Louis Meilink Jr., and Erin Nunes Cooper, principal and associate principal, respectively, of Ballinger, present "The Big Five: Healthcare Planning & Design Strategiesfor an Adaptable Future,” 12:40 p.m., Friday, April 5, KAMU-TV studios.
Charles Griffin, senior director, healthcare, EYP Architecture & Engineering, and Donald Ellis, senior vice president, facilities management and real estate, Hackensack Meridian Health in New Jersey, will present “An Architect and Owner’s Perspective: Successfully Completing a Project Through a Healthcare System Merger,” 12:40 p.m., Friday, April 12, KAMU-TV studios.
"Immersion, Focus on Collaboration"
Bryan Jones, director, and Michael Poscovsky, senior architect, both of Shepley Bulfinch, present "Immersion: Focus on Collaboration,” the final spring 2019 Architecture-For-Health series lecture, 12:40 p.m. Friday, April 26, KAMU-TV studios.