COVID Alternate Care Sites – Lean Lessons Learned (Happy Hour) - (Chicago CoP)

June 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm (under construction)
June 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Central Time Zone
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Chicago CoP

Please join us for a virtual happy hour discussion focusing on the mobilization of the Alternate Care Sites here in Chicago. The purpose of this panel discussion is a lean lessons learned to share how lean culture and practice help enable teams to act quickly in an integrated fashion to successfully deliver these projects at lightspeed compared to traditional projects/process.

Projects that will be discussed include:

  • Sherman Hospital in Elgin
  • Metro South Hospital in Blue Island
  • Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park
  • McCormick Place in Chicago



Susan Limbrunner, RA AIA, Stantec - Ms. Limbrunner is a Principal in the Chicago headquarters office of Stantec and leads the Health Sector Studio. She collaborates with Clients and Stakeholders to develop design goals and initiatives that reflects the mission and vision of her clients. She has been practicing architecture for over 25 years, and is a licensed architect.  Her specialties are healthcare design, project management and construction management.

Joel Klahn, Bulley & Andrews - With 25+ years of experience in engineering, design and construction, Joel brings a uniquely comprehensive perspective and considerable sensitivity to long-term client needs/wants and PDC integration for successful project execution. He has held successful roles/responsibilities in design, preconstruction, operations and business unit startup - projects types and sizes spanning the spectrum from $500m replacement hospital, pharma/higher education lab projects, senior living and k-12.

Jennifer Ridley Curley, AIA, Perkins+Will - Jennifer brings nearly 20 years of experience to Perkins and Will, with a focus in Chicago-based healthcare and civic institutional work. As a project manager, she is responsible for daily interactions with clients as well as project development and delivery. Jennifer is skilled in assuring consistency between vision, design concept, architecture, engineering, technical building systems and standards.

Donald Flight, The Hill Group - Donald is Vice President of Construction who leads four construction teams that focus on healthcare, laboratories, pharmaceutical, data-centers, commercial and higher education clients. Donald also oversees the modular construction division for the company since 2012. Donald has focused his career primarily in the healthcare industry working on various size projects from smaller interior renovations and equipment replacements to new patient bed towers and replacement hospitals.

Christine Strom, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare - Christine has been working in the planning and construction industry for 15 years providing project management services both as a contractor and owner. In the healthcare industry she has been involved on the contractor side supporting the University of Chicago New Hospital Pavilion Project / Center for Care and Discovery. For the past four years, she has served on the owner side for Northwestern Memorial Healthcare providing project management support for various efforts.