Past Presentations

Our principals regularly participate in various national and international conferences and private speaking engagements. Here are a few examples of ones we’ve done in the past few years:

 

The Latest and Greatest on Recommended Standards for the NICU
Principal Judy Smith, MHA, co-presented wtih Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, D.Arch, professor, Cornell University, will present “ at:  The 29th Annual Gravens Conference on the Physical and Developmental Environment of the High risk INfant, in collaboration with the March of Dimes. February 17-20, 2016, Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL

Women and Children’s Facilities
Judy Smith was a guest lecturer for an University of Kansas Architectural Course taught by Dr. Frank Zilm, for the past five years.

Should women be patients in children’s hospitals?
Judy Smith co-presented on with UCSF, OHSU and Stantec on this hot topic at the NACHRI leadership conference in the Seattle area in October 2011.

Creative Coverage of Obstetrics – the Role of Hospitalists, Laborists and Mid Level Providers
Judy Hager was in Denver providing insight on the latest trends, lessons learned and quality indicators when implementing creative coverage options in obstetrics. For more information about this timely topic, please contact her at jhager@cox.net. Her presentation was in June 2011 at AWHONN (Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses)

Innovations in Single Family Room Neonatal and Obstetric Unit Design
Judy Smith was a guest lecturer at the OBNEO Congres, Veldhoven, The Netherlands, February 2011. She presented cutting edge concepts in US obstetric and neonatal couplet care that evolved from international models.

Making the Magical Journey: Capitalizing on Medical Tourism
Presented by principal Kathleen Bajo at the Spirit of Women Conference: Experience Magical Margins in 2009…Opportunities for Profit and Quality in Your Hospital’s Women’s Services, Orlando, FL, May 2009.

It Isn’t Easy Being Green
Presented by principal Judy Hager at The Snowmass Institute’s 25th Annual Spring Conference: Achieving Success in Women’s Health, Fort Worth, TX, May 2009.

Women and Children’s Facilities
Webinar presented as guest lecture by principal Judy Smith to architecture class on Systems and Components of Healthcare Facilities, University of Kansas, February 2009.

Problem-Solving Design
Presented by principal Judy Smith with Dr. Robert White and architect Jim Harrell at the 22nd Annual Graven’s Conference on the Physical and Developmental Environment of the High-Risk Infant in Clearwater Beach, FL, January 2009.

21st Century NICUs: How Operational Models Affect Mission and Margin
Presented by principal Judy Smith and Laura Poltronieiri of Poltronieriri Tang and Associates at NACHRI’s Creating Connections Conference, Miami, FL, March 2008.

 From “The View of One Adolescent” to Hospital-Wide Patient-Focused Perioperative Design
Presented by principal Judy Hager at the International Conference for Family-Centered Care, Seattle, WA, July 2007.

“The Big Top” - An Innovative Approach to Design Driven by Families and Providers
Presented by principal Judy Hager at the International Conference for Family-Centered Care, Seattle, WA, July 2007.

Breakthrough Thinking in Women’s Health
Presented by principal Judy Smith and Richard Ireland, President of The Snowmass Insitute, The Snowmass Institute’s Succeeding in Women’s Health Conference, Orlando, FL, May 2007.

Achieving Success in Women’s Health, Pre-Conference Workshop
Presented by principals Judy Hager and Kathleen Bajo with Tom Dywer and Cathie Brazell, at the Snowmass Institute’s Suceeding in Women’s Health, Orlando, FL, May 2007.

Technology for Good Communications
Presented by principal Judy Smith at the 20th Annual Gravens Conference on the Physical and Developmental Environment of the High-Risk Infant in Clearwater Beach, FL, February 2007.

Designing for Women’s Health: Over the Top Women’s Designs and Services
Presented by principal Judy Smith and Jain Malkin, Jain Malkin, Inc., at The Snowmass Institute’s Succeeding in Women’s Health Conference, Charlotte, NC, May 2006.

Information Technology: NICU Communications
Presented by principal Judy Smith at Gravens Conference on The Physical and Developmental Environment of the High Risk Infant, University of South Florida, Orlando, FL, January 2006.

Over-the-Top Women’s Health Facility Designs
Presented as a preconference session at the 2005 Succeeding in Women’s Health Conference by Kathleen Bajo, Principal, Smith Hager Bajo, and Louise N. Carter, Principal & Senior Interior Designer, Carter Design Associates, May 2005.

The Evolution and Evaluation of Children’s Hospital’s Nursing Unit Design
Presented at the NACHRI/NACH Spring Conference by Judy Hager, Principal, Smith Hager Bajo, along with Thomas E. Dwyer, Chief Operating Officer, Johnathan Bailey Associates; and Michelle Pietras, Nurse Administrator, Devos Children’s Hospital.

Building the Business Case for Family-Centered Birth & Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Design
Presented at The 2nd International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care by Judy Smith, Principal, Smith Hager Bajo, with Thomas M. Lam, Senior Associate, and Kurt Rockstroh, President/CEO, Steffian Bradley Architects.

Lost in Translation: Communicating with Your Architect and Checking the Mirror: Tools and Benefits of Post-Occupancy Evaluations
Presented at The Physical and Developmental Environment of the High Risk Infant Conference by Judy Smith, Principal, Smith Hager Bajo, and Christine Vernon, Architect, Collins Gordon Bostwick Architects.