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What’s Next for Healthcare Facilities? Ehret to Share Insights During Chicago Health Executives Forum Webinar

Healthcare design needs to be adaptable, scalable and equitable.

COVID-19 has prompted healthcare executives to seriously consider what they need in a facility to confront the next crisis. For instance, designing flexible space will be key, as panelists suggested during Modern Healthcare’s “Healthcare Facilities of the Future.”

Randall Ehret has been deeply involved with adapting space during the current crisis. He and his team helped lead ESD’s involvement in adapting McCormick Place – which usually serves as a convention center – into a healthcare alternative with hundreds of beds available. ESD also contributed to many of the design decisions Rush University Medical Center implemented after 9/11, which included investments to prepare for events which caused a large influx of patients – such as today’s pandemic.

Ehret will be part of the webinar “Future of Healthcare Facilities: Adaptability, Scalability and Equity – Are Fundamental Shifts Occurring?” on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. He and other panelists will address questions such as: How much investment in healthcare facilities is too much? Is the healthcare system capable of handling a pandemic on its own? Are there opportunities to make decisions as part of a larger ecosystem where competitors become collaborators?

Want to know more? If you would like further assistance in better understanding the future of healthcare facilities, please reach out to Randall.

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