The healthcare design industry is on the front lines of battling the COVID-19 pandemic, collaborating with hospitals and health systems to implement numerous built environment solutions to support the ongoing patient surge.

To better understand where we stand as an industry, as well as the realities of what providers across the nation and world are facing, Healthcare Design magazine will bring together a panel of healthcare leaders from global design firms to share the challenges that exist today, how their firms are responding, and the best practices that are emerging.

The webinar “Response Time: Healthcare Designers Help Combat COVID-19” will explore solutions being implemented to support testing and triage via temporary structures, conversions of existing healthcare spaces to accommodate ICU isolation care, and how alternative care sites from hotels to convention centers are being reimagined as COVID-19 treatment facilities.

The panel includes:

  • Hank Adams, senior vice president, global director of healthcare, HDR
  • Jeffrey C. Stouffer, executive vice president, global director, HKS Inc.
  • Jocelyn Stroupe, director of healthcare interiors, CannonDesign
  • Joshua A. Theodore, vice president, global health, Leo A Daly
  • Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, editor-in-chief, Healthcare Design (moderator)

The webinar will be held at 4 p.m. EDT/1 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, April 22; there is no charge to attend. Please go here to register.

Healthcare Design anticipates high demand for this event. If you can’t get into the live webinar, an on-demand webinar will be posted about 10 minutes following the live session for free download, viewing, and sharing at You can also access the on-demand webinar through your registration link.