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New York Hilton Midtown, New York, NY, United States April 9-11, 2024

Suzen Heeley

Executive Director, Design + Construction Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Suzen L. Heeley, IIDA, LEED AP Suzen L. Heeley is the Executive Director, Design+Construction at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center [ MSK ] in New York City. She is responsible for design of an ongoing $3+ billion capital program, comprised of new construction and renovation projects in over 30 locations throughout the New York tri-state area. Her past work in architectural/design consulting and as an Owner's representative, includes innovative healthcare, environmental, interior and exhibit design for Fortune 500 corporations and healthcare organizations. She has been honored with achievements from The Center for Health Design, IIDA, Pioneering Women, Contract Healthcare Environment Awards, Interior Design Magazine's Best of Year in Healthcare and as a Women in Design award recipient. An activist for forward-thinking, patient-centered healthcare design innovation, she has served on The Center for Health Design Environmental Standards Council, speaks nationally to advocate for healthcare design and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Healthcare Design Magazine, Women in Healthcare NY and the NY School of Interior Design's Master of Professional Studies in Design of Healthcare Environments. As a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional, Suzen is an active participant in the Healthier Hospitals Initiative's Market Transformation Group, Healthy Building Network and MSK Green Team, promoting sustainable, environmentally responsible design that responds to the connection between health and the built environment. MSK has been named by Practice Greenhealth as one of the Top 25 sustainable hospitals in the nation.

Speaking at

Wed Apr 10 2:30 PM — 3:30 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time New York Hilton Midtown - Level 2, Nassau Suite

How Adaptive Reuse and Accessibility Will Transform the Patient Experience

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.

Three days of inspiration, thought leadership, and connection

New York Hilton Midtown
New York, NY, United States

April 9-11, 2024

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