Critical Facilities Summit is the only event that brings the best of the mission critical community together for three days of unparalleled education that keeps attendees up to date on new trends in the industry. With an emphasis on the design, construction, and management of mission critical facilities, this year’s summit will feature sessions that focus exclusively on the health care sector. Rapidly becoming a technology-bound industry, the 2016 Critical Facilities Summit provides new opportunities for industry professionals in the health care field to improve their facilities and stay abreast of recent developments. 

John Mattox, the director of strategic health care initiatives at Carrier and Johnson + Culture will present “A Healthy Hospital Master Plan”, one of the key medical industry sessions being held on Tuesday, October 4th from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Mr. Mattox’s lecture will focus on the initial stages of hospital design, provide guidance on how to create a vigorous strategy for facility design, and demonstrate how to stay up to date with emerging trends within the continuously evolving health care industry. He will also speak on how to ensure the proper financial stability required for taking on new health care projects.

“I am excited to share my experiences around the design and planning of various architectural projects in the health care industry with the attendees of the Critical Facilities Summit,” said John Mattox, presenter of the “A Healthy Hospital Master Plan” session at the 2016 CFS. “I have worked on a variety of improvement programs within various facets of health care facilities over my career and will be highlighting the crucial educational foundations needed to help industry professionals advance their knowledge about the planning and design of these critical spaces.”

“The health care industry continues to shift toward a value and population-based delivery model,” said Wendy Deitzler, vice president, Education & Conferencing at Trade Press Media Group. “The Critical Facilities Summit will be offering new sessions that focus on how to ensure operational efficiency and reliability in hospitals, medical buildings and a variety of mission-critical buildings. It provides an invaluable opportunity for attendees to learn more on these topics as well as exchange best practices with their peers.”

In addition to Mattox’s presentation, the 2016 Critical Facilities Summit will offer a number of additional sessions that focus on the health care industry. For example, on Wednesday, October 5th, Bruce Kaskel and Sarah Sinusas of Wiss, Janney and Elstner Associates, Inc. will be presenting a case study on the building enclosure commissioning at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. Scheduled to open in 2017, the 12 story, 500,000 sq-ft hospital is designed to include a tornado-resistant cladding system that provides shelter during an EF-3 tornado. Especially significant as not all patients can be moved at the onset of a threatening event, this session is pivotal to facilities staff in the health care field as it demonstrates the future of critical facilities and how they can help mitigate damage caused by natural disasters.