2020 GBA/GIP Virtual Programming: Webinar on Faculty Office Space – Research and Strategies to Address Real Versus Perceived Needs - October 6

Includes a Live Event on 10/06/2020 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

A daunting challenge facing all academic health systems is how to effectively accommodate faculty offices within the policies, practices, and resource capabilities of universities and their colleges of medicine. This presentation shares research conducted with faculty– individually and in focus groups, in partnership with a national research-oriented furniture vendor, on what they truly need and why that is the case. Interpersonal and cultural dynamics, including perceived entitlements, are considered along with legitimate functional need in an effort to determine where private faculty offices fit within a larger overall strategy. Outcomes include revised office size guidelines, appropriate levels of faculty choice in their office spaces, 'branded' finishes, modularity, and reasonable comparability between existing office environments and new office space. Strategy also addresses the degree to which Department and Division faculty warrant immediate proximity to staff, fellows, research and clinical spaces, and other interdisciplinary faculty. Implementing the findings requires aligned senior leadership, a communication plan, supply chain and vendor partnerships, enlightened construction professionals, and a connection to the College's Capital Plan.                           

Learning Objectives: 

  • Distinguish between real and perceived needs of physicians as office workers.                             
  • Effectively address often unsubstantiated claims of office needs and requirements across variables such as practice type, privacy, and location.                                                     
  • Implement strategies, tools, and tactics employed at a growing public, research-oriented academic health system to deal with the faculty office crisis. 

Speakers:

William Orosz, MPA
Administrative Director, Planning Services 
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Bill Orosz graduated from Miami University in 1978, and earned an MPA from Ohio State University in 1980, with emphasis on health policy.  His 40 year planning career includes professional service to over 90 healthcare organizations throughout the United States and Canada.  For 17 years, he served as a Partner in a Columbus area architecture firm.  He has served on the Boards of city, state and national organizations including Leadership Ohio, Columbus Historical Society, Urban Land Institute Health And Life Sciences Council, the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Institutional Planning (GIP), and the  American College of Healthcare Executives Regents Advisory Council.  Bill serves as liaison to the larger University on sustainability issues, and is a leader in creating the related ‘cultural changes’ occurring within OSUWMC.  He is the chief planning officer in charge of space planning and space management of upwards of 8  million square feet of academic, research and clinical space.  Bill facilitates Medical Center capital planning and capital budgeting processes.  He resides in Powell, Ohio with his wife of 40 years, Dr. Janet E. Foley Orosz.  A native of Cleveland, he enjoys Cleveland and Buckeye sports, NASCAR,  golf and gardening.

Corrie Feldmann, MA
Senior Facility Planner
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Corrie Feldmann is a Senior Facility Planner with over 20 years of experience designing and managing major healthcare facilities across the country.  These include the Dell Children's Hospital, which is the first Platinum LEED hospital.  Others include the James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State University, and  the Neurosciences Center at Riverside Hospital.  He facilitates key connections between design and construction in a results driven approach focused on customer needs.  He is currently helping to lead faculty office master planning for the College of Medicine, and has developed the office strategies enabling the construction of a Health Sciences Education Center at OSU.  Corrie is a lead researcher on the study being presented.

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Attendance at this webinar – “2020 GBA/GIP Virtual Programming: Webinar on Faculty Office Space – Research and Strategies to Address Real Versus Perceived Needs” will provide 1 hour of Continuing Professional Education credits in the area of Business Management and Organization. The program level for this meeting is basic. The delivery method is Group-Live – presented online due to COVID-19. No prerequisites or advance preparation is required. Participation in this webinar is free.  For questions about CPE credit, please contact Heather Sacks at hsacks@aamc.org

After completing this webinar, you will be able to:   

  • Distinguish between real and perceived needs of physicians as office workers.
  • Effectively address often unsubstantiated claims of office needs and requirements, across variables such as age, practice type, privacy, and location. 
  • Implement strategies, tools, and tactics employed at a growing public, research-oriented academic health system to deal with the faculty office crisis.

Please note that you will be required to participate on this webinar for at least 50 minutes in order to receive the full CPE credit.

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