Keeping Up with
Smith Hager Bajo…

Here’s where we plan to keep you abreast of what’s happening in our world - what we’re working on and where we’re headed.

30th Annual Gravens Conference - Mar 1-4, 2017

The 30th Annual Gravens Conference on the Physical and Developmental Environment of the High Risk Infant, in collaboration with the March of Dimes will be held in Clearwater Beach, FL, on March 1-4, 2017.  This year includes another stellar international faculty, focusing on the theme, Rhythms of the NICU for Babies, Families and Staff.  Principal Judy Smith serves on the planning committee for the Gravens Conference. Check out the conference on Facebook for more information.

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Principal Judy Smith's Presentations

Principal Judy Smith co-presented at a 2016 Fall conference and in Houston in November. She attended  an invitational Think Tank session in TX on Fetal Therapy in Austin this past Fall (2016), also.

2016 Health Facilities Symposium and Expo, Orlando, FL, Sep 19 - 21, 2016

Should Women Be Patients in Children’s Hospitals: An Update, Annie Coull, AIA, Stantec; Elena Gates, MD, UCSF Medical Center, Judy Smith, MHA, Smith Hager Bajo, Inc.

2016 Healthcare Design Expo and Conference on Innovative Design, Healing Environments, Houston, TX, Nov 12-16, 2016

Co-presented lessons learned from the new Parkland women’s and infants clinics with Paula Turicchi, Adminstrator, Parkland Hospital, JC Buswold, UTSW Medical Center and Julia Fetzer from Blue Cottage Consulting


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Principal Kathleen Bajo's Healthcare Design Presentation 2015

Kathleen Bajo co-presented “Planning for the Flexible Use of the Neonatal Couplet Care Rooms:  A Large Birth Service Experience” at the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference in Washington, DC, in November 2015.

Wtih standing room only, Orlando Health’s Stacy Jemtrud, Patient Care Administrator, Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies and Kathleen lived up to the conference logo for participants to DISCOVER WHAT’S NEXT.

While more common internationally, neonatal couplet care is relatively new in the United States with only a few facilities implementing this concept. A 30-bed unit was planned to accommodate hospitalized postpartum mothers with their Level II infants in the same room. This unit, which opened in February 2014, is the largest of its kind in the US. This session described the facility and staffing requirements necessary to safely operate this unit and shared operational challenges and outcomes.

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Principal Judy Smith Appointed to Healthcare Design Standards Committee for 2018 Edition

Judy Smith was selected to serve on the the 2018 Healthcare Facility Guidelines revision cycle, which lauched this summer and will yield three Guidelines documents—one for hospitals, one for outpatient facilities, and one for residential health, care, and support facilities.  The Guidelines are used widely by US regulatory agencies who approve health facility design.  The proposal period is open to the public through October 15, 2015.  The tools to submit proposals can be accessed on the FGI website.  Judy will be serving on the women and children’s subgroups, among other responsibilities.

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Smith Hager Bajo Principal Co-authors Journal of Perinatology Article

Principal Judy Smith co-authored an article in the December 2014 issue of the Journal of Perinatology.  The article is titled The Business Case for Building Better Neonatal Intensive Care Units. The multi-disciplinary authors included Robert White, MD, a neonatologist, Mardelle Shepley, a healthcare architect and professor, and Blair Sadler, a former children’s hospital CEO and current senior fellow at IHI.  The article analyzed the cost-benefit of open bay versus single family room NICU design.

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