NEWTON, MA– Joe Sziabowski, an architect with a special focus in the design of ambulatory healthcare facilities across the country, will speak at the 8th Annual Healthcare & Medical Facilities Summit on Jan. 18, 2018, at the Newton Marriott Hotel in Newton, MA.
On the panel, Sziabowski will join Wendy Gettleman, Vice President of Facilities Management and Real Estate at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and a leading expert in facilitating patient and family input into design.
“With the aging of the population, advances in technology, and advent of health reform, there has been a broad trend toward expanding healthcare delivery into outpatient settings. Many hospitals and healthcare providers see value in this evolution with benefits such as lower costs, bringing care into communities closer to the patient population, and reducing stress on the hospitals themselves,” said Sziabowski, president of Hardaway|Sziabowski Architects in Wellesley, MA.
Sziabowski has lead healthcare projects throughout the United States. His work includes surgery centers, dialysis clinics, endoscopy centers, primary and specialty practices, and medical office buildings.
In addition to providing architectural services, he regularly assists his clients with acquisitions, lease negotiations, the health department plan review process, troubleshooting facility issues, and responding to accreditation reviews. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, a Director of the Lyceum Fellowship Foundation, a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Rensselaer School of Architecture, and a member of the Permanent Building Committee in his hometown of Sudbury, MA.
“While challenges remain, it is clear that ambulatory healthcare facilities are becoming vital cogs in effective healthcare delivery networks,” said Sziabowski. “Careful site selection, cost-conscious design and construction, patient-centered design, and a clear understanding of ambulatory healthcare regulatory peculiarities are important factors in the creation of these facilities.”
The 8th Annual Healthcare & Medical Facilities Summit is produced by Boston Real Estate Times, New England’s largest commercial real estate publication, subscribed by more than 8,500 commercial real estate professionals and executives.