Strategies for Economic and Climate Resilience
In-Person Roundtable Event
December 7-8, 2023
Sarasota Memorial Hospital - Venice
The growing challenges caused by unpredictable economic conditions and the intensifying impacts of climate change pose significant threats to healthcare systems on multiple fronts, exacerbating existing stressors and introducing new complexities. Addressing these interconnected vulnerabilities requires proactive planning and strategic investments in creating resilient healthcare environments capable of safeguarding the continuity of healthcare services and protecting public health and wellness.
Flad is hosting an exclusive symposium and panel discussion that will bring together healthcare leaders to share their diverse perspectives and insights on the critical issue of future-proofing healthcare facilities for economic and climate resilience. The two-day event will be held at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System's world-class Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Venice, which was designed by Flad and opened in 2021.
Host and Featured Speaker
- Sharon Roush, MSHA, MBA – President at Sarasota Memorial Hospital – Venice Campus
- Matt Cox – Partner at Whitecap Health Advisors
- Patrick Marchman, AICP, SCR – Principal at KM Sustainability
- David Barto, PE, CHFM – Vice President, Facilities at Penn State Health
- Dave Kistel – VP & Chief Facilities Executive at Lee Health
- Mike McKay, AIA, ACHE, EDAC, LEED AP, NCARB – Director, Planning Design Construction and Real Estate at UW Health
- Brad Pollitt, AIA, NCARB – Vice President of Planning, Design and Construction at Moffitt Cancer Center
- Darryl Smalls, PE – Executive Director, Territorial Hospital Redevelopment Team at Government Hospitals and Health Facilities Corporation
- Robin Thomas, LEED AP BD+C – Executive Director at Duke Health Engineering & Operations
Speaker & Panelist Bios
Sharon Roush MSHA, MBA
President at Sarasota Memorial Hospital – Venice Campus
Before taking the helm as president of the multi-award-winning Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Venice, Sharon served as CEO of three other Florida hospitals – South Bay Hospital in Sun City, Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee, and Columbia Hospital in West Palm Beach. A seasoned hospital executive, Sharon has successfully led the development and design of a replacement hospital, implemented strategies that resulted in a hospital's substantial turnaround, and expanded multiple service lines.
Partner at Whitecap Health Advisors
A skilled healthcare consultant known for his deep subject matter knowledge in health system strategy, Matt has worked with community, academic, and NCI-designated cancer providers to develop comprehensive strategies and solutions. As Vice President of the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute from 2020 to 2022, he also has experience running one of the largest community cancer networks in the country. His expertise includes service line development and strategic planning, hospital-physician integration, health system network development and facility optimization, and financial due diligence.
Patrick Marchman AICP, SCR
Principal at KM Sustainability
A trusted, passionate leader, Patrick has 20 years of experience working in the intersection of climate adaptation, resilience, and hazard mitigation planning. After 16 years of public-sector experience working for the U.S. government, including five years with FEMA in hazard mitigation and early climate resilience work, he moved to the private sector. Supporting climate risk assessments, adaptation planning, and renewable energy projects, his range of clients includes hospitals, local governments, airports, and transportation infrastructure. Since 2011, Patrick has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He has also served as a leader of numerous climate and resilience-focused nonprofit organizations.
David Barto PE, CHFM
Vice President, Facilities at Penn State Health
David began his career as a consulting engineer designing healthcare facilities. He leveraged those experiences in his role as Director, Planning & Construction at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center before his current position as Vice President, Facilities at Penn State Health. In this role, David coordinates design and construction, maintenance and operations, and building life safety activities. A licensed professional engineer and Certified Healthcare Facility Manager, he serves as a board member of the local Pennsylvania Society for Health Facility Engineering chapter.
VP & Chief Facilities Executive at Lee Health
Recognized nationally as an industry leader, Dave has been with Lee Health for over 35 years. In his role as VP & Chief Facilities Executive, he is responsible for integrated facilities and support service operations of Lee Health's multi-hospital system. This includes four acute care hospitals and two specialty hospitals with a total of 1,865 beds, and 4.4 million square feet of physical plants. His division oversees facilities management administration, plant operations, facilities planning and design, construction, facilities asset management, strategic capital construction projects, and environmental safety.
Mike McKay AIA, ACHE, EDAC, LEED AP, NCARB
Director, Planning Design Construction and Real Estate at UW Health
A registered architect with decades of experience in healthcare, Mike's leadership supports the UW Health system's vision and mission by managing all matters concerning space across their system, which cares for more than 700,000 patients each year at over 140 locations. An evidence-based design accredited professional, he supports the application of research to planning, design, and construction, including sustainable design in the architecture and engineering of the built environment.
Brad Pollitt AIA, NCARB
Vice President of Planning, Design and Construction at Moffitt Cancer Center
Before his current role overseeing the planning, design, and construction efforts for all of Moffitt's campuses and facilities, Brad served as Vice President, Facilities at UF Health. During his tenure there, he oversaw the development of over $1.5 billion of construction, renovation, and capital improvement and managed more than 6 million square feet of facilities. A licensed architect and frequent lecturer on facility management topics, he is a trusted healthcare facilities leader with over 35 years of experience.
Darryl Smalls PE
Executive Director, Territorial Hospital Redevelopment Team at Government Hospitals and Health Facilities Corporation
An accomplished engineering executive, Darryl serves as the Executive Director of the Territorial Hospital Redevelopment Team, a newly formed entity in the U.S. Virgin Islands under the Government Hospitals and Health Facilities Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for the management and oversight of the redevelopment and reconstruction of the Territorial Health Facilities that were severely damaged during Hurricanes Irma and Maria. These facilities include the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital on St. Croix, the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital and Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute on St. Thomas, and the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center on St. John.
Robin Thomas LEED AP BD+C
Executive Director at Duke Health Engineering & Operations
With 25 years of experience as a healthcare executive, Robin has extensive expertise in healthcare planning, design, construction, clinical operations, infrastructure master planning, and regulatory compliance. In her role at Duke Health, she leads a team of over 300 skilled tradespeople, project managers, and engineers, overseeing facility services and renovations across seven million square feet of healthcare space. Before joining Duke Health, she gained invaluable healthcare construction insights during her tenure at Skanska, where she served as a construction manager in Tampa, Florida; Stockholm, Sweden; and Raleigh, North Carolina.