Event description

How do we achieve leading edge environments in healthcare facilities? Design-build of healthcare facilities has become increasingly complex. Pressures for building in new technologies, automation and challenging design to improve functionality, utilization of resources – while creating healing spaces all form part of the journey to build healthcare facilities that reflect and enhance patient care. Join us in Oakville for a conference, tour and networking reception for healthcare executives and project leaders.

Learn valuable lessons, challenges and successes from the leaders of projects at Halton Healthcare

Key drivers that are influencing design for better care now, and in the future

Network with key healthcare decision-makers

Tour the New Oakville Hospital


  • Owners and operators, Leadership from Hospitals, Health Regions
  • ‘C’ Suite Hospital Administrators
  • Clinical Leads (CMIOs, Nursing, Medical leads)
  • Capital Planning leaders and Project Directors
  • ICAT / IMIT Leaders
  • Design / Build Executives
  • Constructors / Project Managers
  • Consulting / Design Engineers
  • Architects
  • Planning Consultants
  • Infection Control Professionals
  • Quality and Patient Safety
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Capital Planners, Infrastructure Planners
  • Hospital Service Providers
  • Energy Services Companies
  • Healthcare Vendors

Cancellation Policy
Fees are non-refundable. Registrants may be replaced by a colleague of the same organization, if written notification is given prior to the event. Note that CCHF does not guarantee all speakers. There may be substitutes due to availability or the need to make program changes.

Speakers / Topics:

From Building to Bedside: How smart hospital design supports exemplary patient experiences, always
Denise Hardenne, President and CEO, Halton Healthcare
Bill Bailey, Vice President Redevelopment, Halton Healthcare
Sandy Saggar, Chief Information Officer, Halton Healthcare

Designing for Healing Environments within the P3 Process: Challenges and Opportunities
John E. Christie, Director, Parkin Architects Limited
David  Klassen, Vice-President, Design Build, Ellis Don

Operational Readiness Planning and Keys To Success
John Wieser, 
Senior Principal, Program & Project Management, Stantec
Jackie Charko, 
Director, Project Management Office, Halton Healthcare
Donna Rothwell, Principal, Program & Project Management, Operational Readiness Planning- Healthcare, Project Delivery Office, Stantec

Utilizing Design Thinking in Healthcare
Diana Siebenaler, Strategic Alliances Leader, Western North America, Steelcase Health
Paolo Korre, Director of Service Design and User Insights, Saint Elizabeth Hospital
Tai Huynh, Creative Director, OpenLab, University Health Network

Human Factors Models for Healthcare Environments
Jonas Shultz, Human Factors Lead, Health Quality Council of Alberta
Anjum Chagpar, Managing Director, Healthcare Human Factors, University Health Network

Principles and Highlights that are driving the new draft CSA Healthcare Facilities Wayfinding Standards
Gordon Burrill,
President, Teegor Consulting, President & Founding Director, CCHF

Tours of  Oakville Hospital
Enjoy this excellent educational, inspirational, and networking opportunity. Pre-registration is required for tours.

Networking Reception following the tours. Additional fee required for entry.

Sponsorships, contact Rita Mezei (416) 278-3611.


Tuesday November 29th

Networking Breakfast: 8:00-8:45
Sessions: 9:00-12:00
Networking Lunch: 12:00-12:45
Sessions: 12:45 – 15:45
Adjournment: 16:00
Tours of OTMH: 16:00-17:00
Networking Reception: 17:00 – 18:00 Ticket required for Entry. Hor’s d’ouevres and refreshments.


In the morning sessions, take a ‘Deep Dive’ into the Oakville Project.  From the Executive Leadership and Project leaders learn:

– about state-of-the-art features adopted in the design / build at the Oakville site, including automation in the pharmacy and lab departments, pneumatic tube technology, how the enterprise service connects with other new builds and ‘push’ technology to enhance care, single badge sign-in for technology access and more…

– how Georgetown Hospital, and Oakville, the first two of the ‘trifecta’ projects at Halton Healthcare, have provided further insights that were incorporated into the planning and design for the new Milton site

– about the journey on the Alternative Financing Project requirements for Oakville, meeting design intentions for the project, and lessons learned

– how new technologies and processes were “operationally ready” from day one of opening the Oakville facility and the process  and methods applied

For the rest of the day learn about how leading edge healthcare facilities are building in longevity into capital assets through, evidence-based design, how bridging research and clinical practice is improving care and the new CSA Wayfinding Standard for Healthcare Facilities under public review.

As always, the audience plays a key role in the session and time will be available for asking questions.



Bill Bailey

  • Halton Healthcare
  • Vice President, Redevelopment
Jonas Schultz

Jonas Shultz

  • Health Quality Council of Alberta & University of Calgary
  • Human Factors Lead & Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Anesthesia

Rita Mezei

  • Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities
  • Executive Director

John Wieser

  • Stantec
  • Senior Principal, Program and Project Management

Tai Huynh

  • OpenLab, University Health Network
  • Creative Director

Paolo Korre

  • Saint Elizabeth
  • Director of Service Design and User Insights