Rush University Medical Center Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building Lobby

2023 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo

September 19 - 21, 2023

Charlotte Convention Center
501 S College St
Charlotte, NC
United States

The 2023 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo brings together industry leaders, from design firms to healthcare owners, for three days to share best practices, explore new concepts and discover products and solutions. Our healthcare architects, designers and planners will be in attendance to present with clients and and provide a project tour.

Monday, September 18

Facility Tour: Novant Health Ballantyne Medical Center
1-5 p.m. 

Novant Health’s Ballantyne Medical Center is designed to meet today’s community health care demands and tomorrow’s projected growth needs. The 185,000-square-foot hospital and 52,000-square-foot MOB were designed together to complement each other in scale, materiality, wayfinding and programming, as well as to relate to the surrounding Ballantyne area in Charlotte. The hospital opened in June, and attendees will learn about expansion strategies, built-in flexibility, and lessons learned while on-site.

Wednesday, September 20

An Oil Change Station, A Grocery Store, A Bookstore: The Next Frontier of Healthcare Space
4:15 p.m.

Led by Jodi Feldheim (HDR), speakers include Meghan Gallagher (HDR), Thaddeus Jedrzejak (Advocate Aurora Health), and Briana Mitchell (The Boldt Company)

Abandoned retail spaces often occupy prime locations for patient access with good access to major roadways and lots of available parking. These aspects make them optimal places for healthcare facilities to serve local populations by improving access to care. Using several recent case studies of commercial space adaptive reuse to create facilities for Advocate Health, the challenges and benefits of these project types will be explored.

Emerging Leader

HDR's Isaac Alcantar, health planner in San Francisco, was selected as an Emerging Leader in the Symposium Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program for 2023, which recognizes individuals with less than 10 years of experience in healthcare design and construction.

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