Event description

As healthcare facilities age, they need to be improved to meet clinical needs to treat patients to the appropriate level of care. If healthcare facilities are not responsive to evolving clinical needs, operational costs will be unnecessarily expensive and performance, service and staffing will be unduly compromised. The focus of CCHF’s day long session is on how planning and design help to enhance operational efficiencies, improve patient flow, compliance, staff satisfaction and patient care bringing about transformational change whether in an existing build or new build.

Case studies in acute care, long term care and mental health care will highlight the tools and processes used to inform design objectives. In addition, a national barometer will provide perspectives on how healthcare facilities are meeting changing healthcare delivery models.


Howard Waldner

  • Caledonia Solutions, Canada, Inc (BC)
  • Howard has extensive strategic and operational health care leadership experience in both Canada and the United Kingdom, having held a number of key President and CEO roles on both continents.

Mark Liedemann

  • Partnerships BC
  • Since Mark joined Partnerships BC in 2008, he has led the procurement management team for projects in the health, transportation and energy sectors in B.C. and other parts of Canada.

Kent R. Riopelle

  • Blue Cottage Consulting
  • Kent leads healthcare organizations through the process of developing work spaces that meet their operational goals.

Rita Mezei

  • Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities
  • Executive Director