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2017 CHEF November Education Program and Facility Tour

November 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Building the Hospital of Tomorrow: Rehabilitate, Renovate or Replace
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 5:00 – 7:30pm (Tours begin at 4:00 and 4:30pm)
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
355 E. Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60611
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In today’s competitive marketplace, significant capital expenditure decisions can make or break a healthcare organization and the career of the executive(s) tasked with such decisions. No capital decision may be greater than the construction of a new facility or the substantial renovation of an existing one.

After years of relative dormancy, the healthcare construction boom continues throughout the US for a variety of reasons, many of which impact both small community hospitals and large urban health systems alike. The most common reasons for the renovations, expansions, and replacements include aging facilities, population growth, market demand, and the need to improve operational efficiencies.

Additionally, competition moves organizations to incorporate the latest advances in care delivery, medical technology, new building codes and healing design elements to enhance the patient experience through the surrounding environment. Changes in building codes and patient safety standards also drive the need for construction and modification.

Colin M. Harding
Manager, Strategy and Business Advisory
ECG Management Consultants

Tom Caplis
Vice President and Healthcare Business Group Leader
The Walsh Group

Barry Fleischer
Executive Director, Corporate Strategy
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Eric Hoffman
Senior Director of Facility Services
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children?s Hospital of Chicago

Tour Information
For 27 years Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (SRALab) has been ranked as the nation’s premier rehabilitation hospital by U.S. News and World Report. In March 2017 SRALab opened a new, cutting edge rehabilitation hospital in the heart of Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood. The new facility allows researchers and physicians developing the next generation of rehabilitation to develop breakthrough therapies enjoyed by patients. The tour will allow event participants to see physicians and researchers in action as they interact with patients and drive the future of rehabilitation care forward.

A special thank you to our program sponsor:


November 7, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:


Chicago Health Executives Forum


Shirley Ryan AbililtyLab
355 E. Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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