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  8:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Morning Sessions

What’s Really Driving Demand for More Medical Facilities in U.S. and Midwest


Alan Whitson, President of Corporate Realty Design & Management Institute



Inside the Head of Healthcare CEOs – What They’re Thinking, What They’re Prioritizing


Charissse Oland, EdD, FACHE, MHA, RD, EDAC, President, Oland Consulting; Past President/CEO of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, and Prior CEO of Rusk County Memorial Hospital


Why Put More Medical Specialties Under One Roof Closer to Patients?
Patients are saying, “I’m Busy! Make it convenient, or I’ll go someplace else!” See how rethinking the old rules about site selection, design, construction, and budget are allowing healthcare providers to offer patients more convenience.

(left to right)
Led by Ross Hedlund, Senior Vice President of Frauenshuh, Inc.
Troy Stutz, Vice President of RJM Construction and President of Association of Medical Facility Professionals (AMFP)


Rise of Women in Healthcare Leadership Roles

(left to right)

Katie Kummer, MS, Strategic Leadership Advisor and Improvement System Executive (formerly with Allina Health System)
Jennifer Myster, President, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital and Vice President, HealthPartners Community Based Services
Danielle Gathje, CHFM, Director of Plant Operations, St. John’s/ St. Joseph’s/ Woodwinds/ HealthEast/Fairview Health Services
Moderator: Rachel Bartling, Healthcare Principal, HDR

  12:45 PM - 3:15 PM - Afternoon Sessions

How To Get What You Want (and Really Need) from the Health System I.T. Department When Planning Your Next Project

(left to right)

Chris Jones, Applications Manager, Health Partners
Rhonda Rezac, Senior Associate, RSP i_SPACE


The Convenience Care Explosion
The number of urgent care centers has risen by 45% in recent years, and still climbing. See how the dots strategically connect between urgent care, retail medicine, freestanding emergency centers, and hospitals.

(left to right)

Tom Betti, Partner, 292 Design Group
David Chamberlain, Managing Partner, Urgent Care Partners

Lindsey Niswanger, MHA, MPH, Director, Operations, Urgent Care & Convenience Care, Allina Health

(not shown) Sandy Olevitch, System Administrative Director, Urgent Care, Park Nicollet Clinic and Healthpartners


Moving Forward: Strategic Planning in Uncertain Times

(left to right)

Phil DeBruzzi, President of ACHE Minnesota, and Principal of Innova Group
Ann Duginske Cibulka, MBA, Director of Real Estate Development – Healthcare, Ryan Companies
Tom Emison, Vice President, Strategy & Innovation, Kraus-Anderson

  3:15 PM - 4:30 PM - Networking Reception

Industry Partners

Education / Media Partners








Wednesday, October 9th

7:45 am to 4:30 pm


Midland Hills Country Club
2001 Fulham Street
Roseville, MN 55113



7:45 AM - 8:30 AM 
Registration/ Networking/ 
Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Morning Program

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

12:45 - 3:15 PM
Afternoon Program 


3:15 - 4:30 PM

Networking Reception



Educational Credits:

Earn Up to 5 Hours

IFMA - CFM Points
Engineers - PDH Hours



Includes the Luncheon


$99 - Healthcare Provider (Employed by Health System or Clinic)


$139 - In Advance* for AMFP or ACHE-MN Members

$189 - In Advance* for Non-Members

* $259 - All Attendees after October 3rd


$279 - At the Door


Group Rates Available - 25% Discount for 4+ people registering at the same time