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Healthcare in Today’s World: Providing Guidance in Times of Uncertainty

December 19, 2017
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
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Wentworth Institute of Technology - Beatty Hall (Room 119)
550 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

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CMAA presents Healthcare in Today’s World: Providing Guidance in Times of Uncertainty

The ACA has been in force for several years and many health systems are practicing in both a fee for service and fee for value environment.  Health systems have learned to practice in an environment of change and uncertainty, which is now compounded by current moves to “repeal and replace.”  What strategies are health systems deploying to ensure success in this environment?  What programs, services, and facility types are they considering? What do they see as their primary success factors?   What are health systems seeking from the AEC community? How can consultants offer guidance beyond the “basic services” to ensure the success of our health system partners?   

Join us for a diverse panel discussion of owners, builders, and architects to explore this topic. Click here for Bios.

Wendy Weitzner, Partner, The Innova Group (Moderator)

Wendy Gettleman, Vice President Facilities Management and Real Estate, Dana-Farber Institute

Lisa HogartySenior Vice President of Real Estate Planning and Development, Boston Children’s Hospital 

Robbie Robertson, MHA, SASHE, Chief Facility Officer, Lahey Health

Jessica Stebbins, IIDA LEED AP, Health Principal, HDR

Michael Gallivan, Project Executive, Turner Construction Co.  

Event Date, Time & Location:
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
7:30 AM – Registration & Breakfast
8:00 AM – Presentation & Questions
9:00 AM – Questions and Closing

Wentworth Institute of Technology
Beatty Hall, Rm 119 (Back of Cafeteria)
550 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Parking at Wentworth is unavailable. Public parking is available near the Museum of Fine Arts (20 Museum Rd, Boston, MA 02115). Or take the Green Line E Train to Museum of Fine Arts stop.

Please register on line at: Select your event and method of payment. Select: $35 for CMAA members, $50 for non-members, $15 Federal/State/Local Employees, Registered students attend for free.


Panelist Bios

Wendy Weitzner, Partner, The Innova Group (Moderator)

Wendy Weitzner, FACHE is a Partner with The Innova Group, a national healthcare planning consultancy. With 25 plus years as both a healthcare administrator and a consultant, Wendy brings a valued and balanced perspective to her work. Clients appreciate her ability to translate among strategic, operational, financial, and facilities data, tame complexity, and facilitate decisions. Wendy works and speaks nationally on a range of healthcare planning topics. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, an active mentor with the group, and a recipient of two ACHE awards. She has also served as President of the New England Society for Healthcare Strategy and remains an active member.

Wendy Gettleman, Vice President Facilities Management and Real Estate, Dana Farber Institute

Wendy Gettleman is currently employed at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts as Vice President of Facilities Management and Real Estate. In this position, Wendy has oversight of Facilities Maintenance and Operations; Planning, Design and Construction; Real Estate; General Services; Energy Management; Food Services; Conference Services, and Telecommunications.  In this role, Wendy guides the Facilities agenda, including major capital construction and renovations, long-range continuity and efficiency of plant operations for all DFCI sites and master facility space planning efforts.

In her prior position, as Senior Director of Planning, Design & Construction, Wendy directed design and construction of 25-35 annual capital projects with combined capital budgets of over $130 Million with a team focused on lean design principles, incorporating design features to improve health, safe construction practices, and fiscal responsibility.

Lisa HogartySenior Vice President of Real Estate Planning and Development, Boston Children’s Hospital 

Lisa Hogarty is responsible for the planning, design and construction of BCH’s $3B, 10-year capital program, which includes development and construction of the new Boston Children’s state-of-the-art clinical building. Previously, Ms. Hogarty held similar positions at Harvard University and Dartmouth College. While at Harvard, she was instrumental in the planning of the new Allston campus and reshaping Harvard’s vast real estate portfolio. Ms. Hogarty also spent eight years at Columbia University in several senior leadership roles; the last as senior vice president and chief operating officer of Columbia University Medical Center.

Before her tenure at those Ivy League institutions, Ms. Hogarty worked in several large hospital systems in New York City, including Mount Sinai Medical Center, and managed a complex set of departments in multiple locations. Early in her career, she worked for Four Seasons Hotel Company, where she opened the company's first off-shore resort on the island of Maui in Hawaii, and went on to work at the Four Seasons-managed Pierre Hotel in New York.  Ms. Hogarty holds a Master of Science degree from New York University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Colby-Sawyer College.

Robbie Robertson, MHA, SASHE, Chief Facility Officer, Lahey Health

Robby Robertson was named Chief Facilities Officer for Lahey Health in 2016.  Prior to this role he served as Vice President of Real Estate, Lahey Health in 2014 and as Vice President of Facilities and Real Estate Services and Safety Officer for Winchester Hospital since 2009. Since joining Winchester Hospital in 1995, he has strategically aligned program growth by quintupling the organization’s physical capacity for the expansion of primary care areas as well as relocation of outpatient services to several key off-site locations. He currently is developing a five-year Master Facilities Plan for the Lahey Health System encompassing 6.9 million square feet with 120 locations comprising of four acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, numerous ambulatory outpatient centers along with primary care physician sites located throughout the northeast. Robby is a member of American Society for Healthcare Engineering, New England Healthcare Engineers Society, and Boston Chapter of Engineers. Robbie's education background includes University of Michigan Advanced Business Certificate, Harvard School of Design Business Certificate and Simmons College, Masters Healthcare Administration.

Jessica Stebbins, IIDA LEED AP, Health Principal, HDR

A recognized authority in healthcare design, Jessica brings a depth of experience and leadership in healthcare design to each project. As healthcare principal, she drives the growth and development of the firm’s healthcare architecture practices in the Northeast region. Dedicated to improving the standard of care delivery, Jessica’s work is a reflection of her belief that design—down to the smallest detail—can make all the difference in the healing process for patients, their families and staff.  Her portfolio includes the nationally renowned, LEED Gold replacement facility for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown, Massachusetts; various projects for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston; master plans for Nemours Children’s Hospital in both Wilmington, Delaware and Orlando, Florida; and studies for both Hallmark Health in Wakefield, Massachusetts, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, Connecticut and Cleveland Clinic Heart Hospital in Shanghai, China.

Michael Gallivan, Project Executive, Turner Construction Co.

In his 39 years with Turner, Mike has held a variety of positions including assignments in Operations, Business Development, Cost & Scheduling and Management.  Mike also managed Turner’s office in Minneapolis, Minnesota before returning to Boston. 

Mike has extensive experience in healthcare preconstruction and construction. Noteworthy projects include the MGH Lunder Building, the New England Medical Center 1-C project, Newton Wellesley Hospital’s ED Overbuild, and the Oishei Children’s Hospital and the Global Vascular Institute in Buffalo, New York. Mike also worked on the UMASS Memorial Lakeside Addition, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Translational Research Building, and on projects at Sturdy, Clinton, South Shore, Brigham and Women’s and North Shore Hospitals.


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