Covid-19 Update

11/4/2019 2:00 – 3:15 PM



Chris Connell

Chief Design Officer

Cleveland Clinic

Scott Nelson

System Vice President, Planning, Design and Construction

Advocate Aurora Health

Kevin Mahoney


University of Pennsylvania Health System

Jennifer Kovacs Silvis


Healthcare Design magazine

Suzen Heeley

Executive Director, Design+Construction

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Session Description

Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, editor-in-chief of Healthcare Design magazine, will moderate a conversation with owners representing some of the most innovative healthcare organizations in the country to discuss what they see as the most pressing challenges that exist today, what types of design solutions will be required to solve them, and opportunities they see for deeper innovation going forward. This session will serve as a kick-off to HCD’s 2020 Breaking Through conceptual design competition, offering attendees inspiration on what ideas to explore in their submissions. Also, the audience will hear from the 2018 Breaking Through winners on how their concept has developed in the past year.


Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Editor-in-Chief, Healthcare Design magazine

Kevin Mahoney, CEO, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Suzen Heeley, executive director, design and construction, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Scott Nelson, system vice president, planning, design, and construction, Advocate Aurora Health

Chris Connell, chief design officer, Cleveland Clinic