Charles has over 30 years of experience having worked as a practicing architect, hospital facilities executive and owner's representative consultant. His architectural background and consulting expertise allow him to evaluate challenges and develop strategic solutions that position clients for success in today's dynamic healthcare market. He is based in New York City and leads operations for Turner & Townsend Healthcare's project management services business and provides executive oversight for clients in the Northeast with complex projects. Charles is a Vice Chair of the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) for the 2026 Guidelines for the Design & Construction of Healthcare Facilities after previously serving as a Steering Committee member and co-chair of the Benefit-Cost Committee for the 2022 Guidelines and as a member of FGI's Health Guidelines Revision Committee for the 2014 & 2018 Guidelines. He also assisted in the development of FGI's comprehensive Emergency Conditions 2021 white paper.
Wed Apr 10 2:30 PM — 3:30 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time New York Hilton Midtown - Level 2, Nassau Suite
Conventional hospital buildings will soon be outmoded. While providing a wide range of services under one roof might have seemed efficient at one time, today we understand that very few patients require so much at once. Instead, a distributed system of care—with a bevy of access points and a focus on the patient experience—more efficiently addresses needs, both physical and financial. Today's health care providers understand this and are looking for ways to cost-effectively distribute the most care to the most people, while also enhancing the experience of workers, patients, and the communities that surround them. Simultaneously, developers and owners are looking for solutions for underused real estate of nearly every type, in both downtown and suburban locations, that can be scaled nationally. This panel will bring together top players from the entire health care real estate ecosystem to examine case studies of how a decentralized model can improve health outcomes while realizing the potential of vacant commercial real estate.