Virtual Town Hall Meeting: COVID-19 and the Impacts on Healthcare Facilities

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The AIA Columbus Academy of Architecture for Health is hosting a panel discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare setting. Representatives from the major healthcare systems in Central Ohio will discuss issues such as how to provide healthcare services safely, patient experience, essential versus non-essential services, working remotely, working in a healthcare facility that remains open, short- and long-term ramifications, and the biggest lessons learned over the past couple of months.

Tuesday, May 12 at noon

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With 16 years’ experience, Chris Haedt is a designer and medical planner who is balanced with a technical understanding of the complexities of healthcare architecture.  As one of DesignGroup’s thought leaders in healthcare and Building Information Technology, he uses digital information to visually communicate design vision and progress as he works with healthcare clients to overcome challenges and reach consensus throughout design.  Notable, Chris is the designer for $167 million bed tower addition to the Norton Healthcare Brownsboro Campus.  As an Associate Principal at DesignGroup, Chris strives to raise the bar in how we provide healthcare now and in the future.  Chris is the Chair of the Columbus chapter of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo.

Christine Losh, AIA, LEED AP, MBA

Christine Losh, AIA is a Senior Project Manager for Facilities Planning at OhioHealth. Prior to her work at OhioHealth, Christine worked as a consulting architect on hospital projects, both new and renovation throughout the region. She has been with OhioHealth for 10 years in a variety of roles within the Real Estate, Construction and Facilities Department from overseeing design and construction projects to medical equipment planning. In her current role, Christine supports master facility planning and leads initiatives in developing facility guidelines and system-wide facility condition assessments.

Ed Cheshire, RA

Ed Cheshire is a Senior Project Manager at Nationwide Children's Hospital. With a Masters of Architecture from The Ohio State University, and more than 20 years of experience in the field, Ed has served the patients and staff of Nationwide Children’s Hospital since 2006. He has participated in growing the hospital from a regional hub to one of the largest pediatric medical campuses in the nation. He enjoys fostering design and construction of safe and healing patient spaces that are creative, fun, and financially responsible. Most recently he has managed the design and construction of the 9 story Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion.

Ryan Haley

Ryan Haley is the Senior Director for Ambulatory Services at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Ryan has been with the organization since 2002 and has worked in a variety of leadership roles ranging from registration, billing, and central scheduling. In 2015, Ryan took a role leading ambulatory clinics, specifically supporting Family Medicine Practices across the city. Most recently, in 2018, Ryan’s role expanded to support all of the Musculoskeletal practices across the health system. He received both his Undergraduate (Biology) and Graduate (Master of Business Operational Excellence) degrees from The Ohio State University.

Nicholas Sills

Nicholas Sills has 13+ year background in all aspects of project management. Nicholas has completed more than 150 projects over multiple states. Successfully completed projects by developing a collaborative team while working directly with end users to ensure that the completed projects exceeded their expectations. Recent projects included: Mount Carmel Hilliard which is a 60,000 sq. ft. medical office building with a budget of 25 million completed January 2018, Mount Carmel Franklinton 19,110 sq. ft. Urban free-standing Emergence department. Completed May 2019 and a 26,500 sq. ft. Hospital system Core laboratory with a budget of 16 million, completed June 2019. Nicholas currenlty manages scope of work, schedule, budget and communication of the entry decommission and demolition of Mount Carmel West Hospital.  

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