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ASHE PDC Summit 2024: Inspiring Innovation to Create Value for the Healthcare Built Environment

The Equinox HIT team had a wonderful experience at the 2024 American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) PDC Summit held at the San Diego Convention Center. Throughout the summit, they participated in various educational sessions, gaining invaluable insights from industry experts and thought leaders. 

When the team was not in one of the educational sessions, they were in the exchange lounge or visiting the many booths in the exhibit hall, networking with hospital administrators, healthcare facility management professionals, contractors, construction & design professionals, and care providers.

Educational Sessions

Read about several of the education sessions:

AIA AAH - Healthcare Owners Roundtable: Pressing Issues in 2024


This roundtable was an exchange of ideas with the speakers and the PDC professionals in the audience to create an environment for the participants to learn from each other and serve the needs of healthcare providers and owners.

Opening & Keynote: The Courage to Go Together™: 3 Questions to Change How You Work, Live & Lead

How Design Standards Drive Innovation, Reduce Costs, and Future-Proof Project Plans

Prescribing Sustainability: Explore Multifaceted Paths to Hospital Decarbonization

Keynote Session: The Future of Health & Medicine: Where Can Technology Take Us?

ICU Design Strategies that Foster Improved Nursing Staff Teamwork and Patient Care

Keynote Session: The Human Implications of Generative AI

Resiliency Design for Health Care Facilities: Introducing the OSHPD Emergency Design Guide

Guidelines to Manage Health Care Mega Projects

Entertainment & Culture

The team enjoyed the early evening receptions in the exhibit hall and additional events, which offered valuable networking opportunities with project and client partners. Monday evening's events kicked off with a rooftop gathering at the Hard Rock Hotel, sponsored by DPR Construction. This was followed by an event held at the historic USS Midway Museum, sponsored by Turner Construction, Covalus, HDR, BR+A Consulting Engineers, and Walter P Moore. While witnessing the SpaceX rocket launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base was a common experience for locals, it was a memorable moment for out-of-state attendees.

On Tuesday night, the chance to connect continued at Moonshine Flats, with an event sponsored by McCarthy featuring a live band from Nashville.

The Equinox team extends heartfelt gratitude to ASHE, the volunteers, the staff at the San Diego Convention Center, the sponsors, and fellow attendees for making this year's PDC Summit a memorable experience. Here's to continued collaboration and innovation in optimizing healthcare facilities and creating and maintaining safe healing environments. The Equinox HIT team looks forward to seeing you in Atlanta for the 2025 PDC Summit.

Photo Credits- Shannon Mauler and Seth Williams


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