The Pacific Northwest is a beautiful place to live and work. But with that beauty comes the potential for natural disasters, with everything from earthquakes to volcanic eruptions predicted for the future. Combined with the uncertainty associated with climate change, how should local healthcare systems address these issues to protect their patients, safeguard their assets and conserve resources?
Join Puget Sound Business Journal healthcare reporter Coral Garnick, along with experts from Harborview Medical Center, the Northwest Healthcare Response Network, Magnusson Klemencic Associates and NBBJ, as she moderates a lively discussion on the importance of resilient healthcare facilities, including best practices from healthcare projects located in areas vulnerable to natural disasters. From designing “upside-down hospitals” that protect against rising sea levels, to advocating for policies that require more from critical care facilities, learn what healthcare systems can do locally and beyond to withstand the unknowns of a changing environment.
The Disaster Ready event is part of a series of NBBJ panel discussions, design workshops, articles and papers on the important topic of Resilient Cities. From discussions on building better cities to creating healthier hospitals, we invite you through our ongoing events to join us in exploring how design can productively impact society and the environment.
Coral Garnick, Healthcare Reporter, Puget Sound Business Journal
John Hooper, Director of Earthquake Engineering, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Christine Kiefer, Director of Planning, Harborview Medical Center
Onora Lien, Executive Director, Northwest Healthcare Response Network
Mackenzie Skene, Healthcare Partner, NBBJ
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
5:30-6:00pm – Networking and hors d'oeuvres
6:00-6:45pm – Panel discussion
6:45-7:00pm – Q&A with audience
NBBJ Seattle – 223 Yale Ave North, Seattle, WA, 98109
Interested in attending? Please request an invite here.