Day 1 - Tuesday, October 27, 2020

9:00
Provincial POV: Forecasting the Future of Healthcare Infrastructure in Ontario Post COVID
9:30

Pandemic Planning Part 1

Translating Lessons Learned into an Action Plan for New and Existing Hospitals
10:15
Break
10:30

Pandemic Planning Part 2

Generating Infrastructure Solutions to Better Protect Long Term Care Residents
11:30
Building for Infection Control: Key Principles to Minimize Future Patient Health Risks through Construction
12:30
Break
1:30
Pop-up Hospitals: Exploring Approaches to Building Capacity on Tight Timelines
2:15
Fireside Chat: Managing Infrastructure Projects in a COVID-19 World
3:15
Break
3:30

CASE STUDY

The Garry Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre: Leveraging the Silver Linings in site Constraints to Create a Centre of Excellence in Mental and Behavioural Health
4:15
Virtual Townhall—Top 5 Takeaways of the Day
5:00
Conference Adjourns

Day 2 - Wednesday, October 28, 2020

9:00
Opening Remarks from Co-Chairs
9:15
Designing for a Digital Healthcare Future: Approaches to Integrating Innovative Tools to Minimize Patient Delays and Maximize Safety
10:00
Connected Construction – How to Improve Project Management Workflows
10:45
Break
11:00
How to Conduct and Leverage Post Occupancy Evaluations
11:45
Break
12:45

CASE STUDY

South Niagara Hospital Project: Building the Future of Health Care in Ontario
1:45
The Role and Efficacy of Stakeholder Engagement within the Design of Space and Place
2:45
Break
3:00
The HHS Journey: How to Prioritize, Plan and Execute Healthcare Projects During the Pandemic
4:00
Setting your Virtual Healthcare Practice up for Success: A Guide to Adapting Technological Infrastructure, Policies and Procedures to Meet Outpatient Demands
5:00
Conference Adjourns

Day 1 - Tuesday, October 27, 2020

9:00
Provincial POV: Forecasting the Future of Healthcare Infrastructure in Ontario Post COVID

James Stewart
Director, Health Capital Investment Branch, Ministry of Health
Government of Ontario

In this session you will hear MOH’s vision for the future of healthcare infrastructure in the province.

  • Market Update: Hear what projects are in the pipeline across the health care sector including hospitals, long-term care builds
  • Examining how COVID-19 will impact capital project planning and your business case
  • Learn about the future of investment in hospitals and LTC infrastructure and MOH policies for pandemic planning initiatives

9:30

Pandemic Planning Part 1

Translating Lessons Learned into an Action Plan for New and Existing Hospitals

Ian McDermott
Senior Director, Planning & Integration/Research Facilities
Facilities Management - Planning, Redevelopment & Operations (FM-PRO)

University Health Network

James Stewart
Director, Health Capital Investment Branch, Ministry of Health
Government of Ontario

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted a rapid response from staff across the health care sector. The crisis necessitated immediate operational changes to make the best use of current infrastructure. It was also a period that very quickly highlighted gaps and the opportunity to think differently to adjust plans. In this session, hear from industry experts about successful efforts to optimize infrastructure as well as the pitfalls so that your team can apply these lessons to new or existing projects.

  • Examining operational readiness: Hear what infrastructure gaps were exposed during the COVID-19 to formulate long and short-term solutions
  • Creating acute care containment zones: leveraging lessons learned on modifying the built environment for infection control
  • Hear the Ministry of Health perspective on investment priorities
  • Establishing an action plan for managing the post-COVID surge of patients with outstanding procedures
  • Improving efficiency of operational components from food delivery to maintenance
  • Investigating what new measures other jurisdictions will implemented

10:15
Break
10:30

Pandemic Planning Part 2

Generating Infrastructure Solutions to Better Protect Long Term Care Residents

Barbara Miszkiel
Director of Health, Canada
HDR Architecture Associates Inc.

Dr. Samir Sinha
Director of Geriatrics
Sinai Health System

Stephen Verderber
Professor, and Director, Centre for Design + Health Innovation
University of Toronto

  • Analyzing how patient care was impacted by the pandemic and the implications for new and existing infrastructure
  • Learn about what the latest studies reveal about how architectural environment and policy decisions have impacted Long Term Care in the province
  • Designing occupancy models that balance social, therapeutic needs with infection control protocols
  • Reevaluating approaches to internal systems: HVAC for protective environments and isolation rooms
  • Identifying amenities for staff and residents that will create efficient, safe environment for healthcare delivery
  • Designing for the future: What new protective measures will need to be implemented and how will this alter the resident experience?

11:30
Building for Infection Control: Key Principles to Minimize Future Patient Health Risks through Construction

Jessica Fullerton
Construction Lead, Infection Prevention and Control Program
The Ottawa Hospital

Nick Stark
Vice President, Knowledge Management
HH Angus

This is a foundational workshop on how to healthcare facilities are designed and built to support infection prevention and control. It will examine current standards, how they are evolving and what that means for new and existing infrastructure. Industry experts will provide insight on how to adapt procedures, create awareness around the potential areas of materials related risk for future occupants and meet increasingly complex infrastructure specifications pertaining to heating, ventilation and air conditioning and support for maintenance operations in different care settings.

12:30
Break
1:30
Pop-up Hospitals: Exploring Approaches to Building Capacity on Tight Timelines

Shawn Kerr
AVP, Public Affairs & Strategic Partnerships
Trillium Health Partners

  • Analyzing successful approaches to temporary healthcare infrastructure solutions
  • Determining how challenges were met on the fly and considerations for future application
  • Exploring different temporary infrastructure solutions and when to use them: From tents and modular trailers to community centers
  • Developing best practices for resource management: How to identify and obtain necessary materials for rapid response
  • Examining the mechanics: How to ensure heating and ventilation meet increasingly stringent health care standards
  • Conducting a cost-benefit analysis
  • Should an investment be made so that these solutions are designed up front and available for deployment when needed instead of ad hoc

2:15
Fireside Chat: Managing Infrastructure Projects in a COVID-19 World

Cliff Harvey
Chief Planning Officer
Niagara Health

Adrienne Atherton
Partner
CivicLegal LLP

Tom Sparrow
Director
Capex Project Advisory

Our panelists will discuss their experiences in managing infrastructure projects during the pandemic and will provide practical tips on how to manage the increased risks. Topics will include the evolution of design guidelines in a COVID-19 world, insights on how to minimize common areas of friction in the project lifecycle that may be exacerbated by the current pandemic, and how to manage breaches and cash flow issues to avoid default. Our panelists will provide their perspectives from the B.C. and Ontario experiences.

3:15
Break
3:30

CASE STUDY

The Garry Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre: Leveraging the Silver Linings in site Constraints to Create a Centre of Excellence in Mental and Behavioural Health

Linda Vela
Senior Architect
HDR

Scott Barron
Senior Project Architect
HDR

Discover how an architect and client team worked together to challenge the boundaries of established thinking through a consistent evidence-based approach to design for mental health within a dense urban campus in order to addresses the mental health and wellness of all – inpatients, outpatients, caregivers, researchers and the broader community.

Challenges in locating a new state of the art mental health inpatient and ambulatory centre of excellence within a dense urban site came in multiple layers; Learn how the new Brain Sciences Centre is designed to create an easily accessible, welcoming and safe mental health environment within a tight urban site despite being literally sandwiched between two buildings; Explore how to find “silver linings in site constraints” to create functional and safe outdoor space for both ambulatory and acute mental health patients.

4:15
Virtual Townhall—Top 5 Takeaways of the Day

Join this interactive discussion about critical points covered during the first day of the conference and how they can applied to your next project.

Meet with industry peers and discuss the future of healthcare in Canada.

5:00
Conference Adjourns

Day 2 - Wednesday, October 28, 2020

9:00
Opening Remarks from Co-Chairs
9:15
Designing for a Digital Healthcare Future: Approaches to Integrating Innovative Tools to Minimize Patient Delays and Maximize Safety

Dr. Sacha Bhatia
Chief Medical Innovation Officer
Women's College Research Institute

  • Assessing capacity to manage new technological systems
  • Understanding the opportunities to improve patient and staff experiences through technology; from outpatient consults, and inpatient patient screening to a command center approach for improved data insights
  • Gain insights how digital tools will influence spatial planning and construction
  • Conducting cost analysis for new and evolving IT systems
  • Examining examples of how digital infrastructure was integrating into the planning process for new projects

10:00
Connected Construction – How to Improve Project Management Workflows

Hayley Mills
Regional Manager
Autodesk

There is a significant difference between simply digitizing a paper-based workflow versus completely rethinking a process to leverage the advantages that can be realized with a true digital workflow. During this presentation you will see how one contractor looks through the lens of its culture to implement and invest in technology that drives innovation.

Attendees will explore opportunities to:

  • Gain real-time access to data across the project lifecycle from preconstruction to operations to deliver high-quality projects to clients
  • Better track assets and equipment throughout the entire building lifecycle.

10:45
Break
11:00
How to Conduct and Leverage Post Occupancy Evaluations

Martha Harvey
Director, Operational Readiness
West Park Healthcare Centre

Jan Walker
VP Strategy, Innovation and Chief Information Officer
West Park Healthcare Centre

In partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, the team at the West Park Healthcare will be using an innovative post occupancy evaluation during their redevelopment project. POE provides a unique opportunity to inject the patient experience into design decisions but it’s no small undertaking. During this session you will learn:

  • Determining whether post occupancy evaluations could be standardized to apply to projects of all scale, setting and patient population; what methodologies could be applied?
  • Examining how the Ministry of Health uses POE data in capital planning
  • Mapping out a Project Timeline: Understanding what to measure in the POE process and when
  • Extracting value from POE data to inform future planning decisions and improve health outcomes

11:45
Break
12:45

CASE STUDY

South Niagara Hospital Project: Building the Future of Health Care in Ontario

Cliff Harvey
Chief Planning Officer
Niagara Health

In this session examine how Niagara Health is working with stakeholders to deliver a first-class health care complex that aims to transform the patient experience. Hear from project leaders about the design process, budgeting, procurement and strategies to ensure this health care hub is delivered on time and on budget. The South Niagara Hospital Project is expected to have shovels in the ground in 2022 and is projected to reach completion in 2026.

1:45
The Role and Efficacy of Stakeholder Engagement within the Design of Space and Place

Selma Chaudry
Project Manager
EllisDon

Keith Francis
Senior Director of Experience Outcomes
Forge Media + Design

  • The reciprocal dynamic between healthcare environments and the patient experience
  • The efficacy of stakeholder engagement informing design decisions
  • From Toronto to Istanbul, key learnings from models of stakeholder engagements
  • Facilitating internal and public stakeholder engagement: Discovery 360
  • Reinforcing the ‘Universal Playbook’ to improve internal buy-in and holistic results

2:45
Break
3:00
The HHS Journey: How to Prioritize, Plan and Execute Healthcare Projects During the Pandemic

Theresa Reynolds
Director Capital Planning
Hamilton Health Sciences

George Pankiw
Site Manager
Facilities Management

Hamilton General Hospital
Hamilton Health Sciences

Pandemic conditions have made it clearer than ever before that Canada’s aging infrastructure is a vulnerability within the health system. Shifting resources, budgetary constraints and the need to maintain current operations are significant hurdles to critical redevelopment projects that can create efficiencies and proactively address unnecessary and dangerous health care disruptions. In this session, you will hear about the journey at Hamilton Health Sciences from business as usual to pandemic response. This transition has impacted current projects and spurred on future projects that will be influenced by lessons learned in 2020.

Prepare to pivot at your organization with practical tips on:

  • Prioritizing when the list of projects is long from retrofitting to new builds within the context of the pandemic
  • Strategies for efficient delivery with minimal disruption to existing operations
  • Setting clear criteria to enlist the right expertise for the job

4:00
Setting your Virtual Healthcare Practice up for Success: A Guide to Adapting Technological Infrastructure, Policies and Procedures to Meet Outpatient Demands

Dr. Payal Agarwal

Women’s College Hospital

Dr. Trevor Jamieson
CMIO, Unity Health Toronto
Virtual Care Leader, Women’s College Hospital

  • Establishing a virtual workflow: Best practices for the efficient, secure delivery of real-time medical services virtually
  • Ensuring confidentiality in electronic communication and documentation
  • Equipping your workspace: Understanding the technological infrastructure options, privacy and security risks

5:00
Conference Adjourns