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Designing Resilient Healthcare Facilities: DIALOG’s Ronald B. McIntyre and Mara Baum Joins Panel Discussions at CCHF Conference 2024

April 26, 2024

Join DIALOG partners and architects Ronald B. McIntyre and Mara Baum from May 2 to 3, 2024, as they participate in panel discussions alongside fellow healthcare project leaders at the Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities conference in Vancouver, BC.

Healthcare facilities must adapt to social, economic, and environmental forces while keeping patient care at the forefront. This year’s conference highlights how healthcare facilities are becoming more responsive to balancing these objectives through the procurement, planning, and designing phases while keeping patient care patient-centred for better project outcomes.

DIALOG is a proud gold sponsor of the 2024 CCHF conference.

See the sessions below: 

Panel | Further Learnings on the First Alliance: Cowichan Project Perspectives

Event Details

Date:                            Thursday, May 2, 2024
Time:                            1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. PT

Click HERE to register for the event.

The panel, featuring collaborators from the Cowichan District Hospital Replacement, will explore key insights gleaned through the first Competitive Alliance procurement of its kind undertaken in Canada.

  • Ronald B. McIntyre, Partner and Architect, DIALOG
  • Pat Gallagher, Medical Director, Cowichan Replacement Hospital, Vancouver Island Health Authority
  • Cameron Shantz, Director, Parkin Architects Western Limited
  • Moderator: Christine Chadwick, Managing Director, Archus Canada

Panel | Balancing Decarbonization and Resilience  

Event Details

Date:                             Friday, May 3, 2024
Time:                            11:15 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. PT

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Panelists will share their insights on how to best balance the need to decarbonize as well as create greater resiliency in health builds to address climate change and other emergency readiness requirements.

  • Mara Baum, Partner and Architect, Sustainability, DIALOG
  • Tariq Amlani, Health Sector Lead for Canada, Stantec
  • Craig Dedels, Manager, Climate Risk & Resilience, Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Jason Heinrich, Building Performance Lead, HDR
  • Moderator: Mike Hickey, CCHF Board Member

About the Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities

The Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities is a national, non-for-profit association with a goal to help the healthcare facility sector achieve the highest quality healthcare environments to improve patient care and efficiencies. The association hosts cross-disciplinary discussion forums and events, highlights cutting-edge developments in research, technologies, design and construction, and builds knowledge networks through research, case studies, and expert input.

Lead image of Cowichan District Hospital Redevelopment project.