KEYNOTE LUNCH 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Keynote Presentation – “Architectural Design as a Determinant of Health”

(Approved 1.5 AIA LU/HSWs, GBCI LEED Specific (BD+C), ACHE Qualified Credits, PDHs)

Diana C. Anderson, MD, M.Arch

Diana C. Anderson

Diana is a licensed architect and a board-certified healthcare architect with the Order of Architects of Quebec (OAQ) and the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA), in addition to a licensed Internist and board-certified physician through the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). She completed her medical residency training at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia  University Medical Center in New York City.

As a “dochitect”, Dr. Anderson combines educational and professional experience in both medicine and architecture, in order to truly understand what is involved in medical planning and working within the healthcare environment. Dr. Anderson has worked on hospital design projects within the United States, Canada and Australia, specializing in medical planning of inpatient units, specifically intensive care unit environments.

AM Education Session – 9:30 AM – 10:30/11:00 AM

TRACK 1 – “Kettering Health Network – A Case Study in Campus-Wide Facility Optimization to Ensure Performance for Life” 

(Approved 1 AIA LU/HSW, GBCI LEED Specific (BD+C, O+M), ACHE Qualified Credit, PDH)

Richard Haas, Senior Vice President, Ancillary Services, Kettering Health Network

Richard Haas

Richard Haas is a Senior Vice President at Kettering Health Network. In this role, he coordinates the system’s real estate, construction and design including multiple free-standing emergency departments, medical office building prototypes and the recent construction of a 125,000 sq. ft. cancer center on Kettering Hospital’s campus that will consolidate significant portions of the network’s oncology services. Previously, Haas served as Senior Executive Officer of Sycamore Hospital and President of Grandview Medical Center. He was instrumental in improving Sycamore’s accessibility, capacity and visibility and spearheading the design and redevelopment of Grandview’s campus, which included a $40M expansion. Haas holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and an Associate’s degree in Construction Science from Union College as well as a MBA from Avila College and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Daric Hess, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Principal, Healthcare Practice Director, HEAPY

Daric Hess

As the Healthcare Market Leader, Daric provides guidance to the firm’s engineering staff on matters regarding the latest innovations in healthcare design and the development of design tools, codes and overall industry insight. Daric is responsible for the conceptual design and the development of innovative engineering solutions for design projects across the healthcare market’s broad spectrum of facilities. He provides valuable technical leadership to project teams, adding insight and creativity from the initial project planning stages through design reviews and throughout the construction process. He also is responsible for evaluating and integrating new electrical technologies into the firm’s design process. Daric collaborates closely with healthcare project teams to develop readily practical design strategies that contribute to positive patient-focused outcomes.

(Moderator) – Ryan Hoffman, PE, CEM, BEAP, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Principal, Building Optimization Practice Director, HEAPY

Ryan Hoffman

Ryan is the Operations Practice Leader for HEAPY’s Building Optimization Practice and has a tremendous history of superior client relationships where he has led strategic conversations around existing and new market sectors. He will take the last 13 years he has spent at HEAPY where he continuously helps clients navigate the toughest challenges related to building sustainability and resiliency, and identify new opportunities while expanding our current services through partnership with new and existing clients specifically utilities, higher education, hospitals and other key stakeholders critical to mission accomplishment.

Ryan’s direct oversight of Energy Conservation and LEED services projects includes: LEED Program Management, Energy Modeling, Energy Master Planning, Energy Auditing, Utility Analysis, Renewable Energy System Assessments and Retro-fit/implementation projects involving all of the above. He is also knowledgeable in the ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Appendix G Energy Modeling process, ENERGY STAR, and other energy legislation.

Ryan is a frequent lecturer on LEED and Green Building concepts and has educated hundreds of industry professionals on methods and processes to create sustainable and resilient (Net Zero) buildings.

PM Education Session – 2:00 PM – 3:00/3:30 PM

TRACK 2 – “Power to the Patients: How New Technology is Transforming Healthcare Delivery”

(Approved 1 AIA LU/HSW, GBCI LEED Specific (BD+C), ACHE Qualified Credit, PDH)

Bruce Clapp, Vice Chairman/Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, Buffalo Pacific

Bruce Clapp 

Bruce is responsible for developing a comprehensive yet targeted branding, marketing and public relations program to help Buffalo Pacific achieve broad market entry. He is also the CEO and President of MarketMatch, a company that provides detailed and expert-level marketing, consulting and professional services in support of evaluation and implementation of comprehensive marketing, sales, public relations and branding programs to financial institutions.


Maximilian Maile, Vice President of Virtual Health, Parkview Health System

Maximilian Maile

Max works with various team members throughout the organization to help grow services and strategic direction with virtual care in the North East Indiana area. Prior to joining the Virtual Health team, Max was the Vice President of Medical Specialties, and has a background in entrepreneurship and economics.



Dr. Rebecca Ramirez, MD, MHCM, Consulting and Clinical Advisory Services, Healthcare Advisory Network

Rebecca Ramirez

Dr. Ramirez is an expert in clinical transformations that change how patients are treated in the healthcare setting. She brings experience from the clinical and administrative roles to current and future HAN clients. Dr. Ramirez works with HAN subject matter experts to bring clients new insights into the ever-changing healthcare business environment. With experience in quality structure development, value-based initiatives, and innovative care delivery platforms, Dr. Ramirez’s guidance will bring lasting value.

Dr. Ramirez will be working with health systems, hospitals, and healthcare-related businesses to promote leadership excellence, strategic planning, value-based services, and technology integration.

(Moderator) – Mike Fitzgerald, Vice President, Healthcare Advisory Network

Mike Fitzgerald

Mike is a healthcare leader with over 15 years of experience impacting health delivery organizations, focused on proliferating organizational outreach. Mike has presented at multiple Epic user group meetings and is recognized by Epic as a resource for other organizations to give insight to the planning of successful physician outreach programs.

Mike is a proven Business Development Executive/Healthcare IT Leader with extensive experience developing, implementing, and managing Tele-Health and Epic programs. Mike navigates and leads change through deliberate planning, collaboration, communication, and relationship development to meet strategic objectives and operates with a strong sense of urgency and thrives in a fast-paced setting. Mike has operationally led the growth of a “hospital in a hospital” concept, managing strategy, marketing, education and contract negotiations.



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