Join New York’s Healthcare, Design, Engineering and Construction Leaders on June 4th for Healthcare Master Builders

Sweeping changes in healthcare delivery and groundbreaking technological advances are producing new development and construction paradigms in the healthcare industry. Join New York’s leading healthcare, design, engineering and construction experts on Wednesday, June 4th from 8:00-10:30am at the Harvard Club for Healthcare Master Builders, an insightful, candid breakfast discussion about the changing healthcare construction market.

Hosted by Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, The New York Building Congress, The American Council of Engineering Companies of New York and Real Estate Weekly, Healthcare Master Builders will bring together experts from New York’s renowned healthcare centers and design firms to discuss:

  • New trends in healthcare facility construction
  • New financing models and capitalization strategies
  • New strategic planning techniques expected to impact construction costs and schedules
  • Labor management techniques, including the impact of Project Labor Agreements, on reducing construction costs
  • Innovative risk mitigation approaches
  • Lessons learned and best practices in construction

“It’s crucial that healthcare professionals understand new regulations, laws and compliance issues as well as design and technology challenges when making any real estate or construction plans,” says Lina Telese, Partner, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP who will introduce the program along with Zetlin & De Chiara Partner, Loryn Riggiola. “Our goal is to provide attendees with a forum to better understand how sophisticated healthcare decision makers are designing and implementing their master plan for  expanding and retrofitting their facilities to serve the needs of patients now and well into the future,” adds Riggiola.

Michael De Chiara, Senior Partner of Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, will moderate the event’s panel discussion. Program participants include:  Gary Acord, Vice President of Design + Construction at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Thomas Ahn, Vice President of Real Estate Services at Mount Sinai Hospital; Patrick J. Burke, III AIA, Assistant Vice President of Capital Project Management at Columbia University Medical Center; Sharon Greenberger, Senior Vice President of Facilities and Construction at New York Presbyterian Hospital; Duncan Hazard, AIA, Founding Partner and Management Principal of Ennead Architects LLP; Dana Panzarino, P.E., Partner and Managing Director of VVA Project Managers & Consultants; and Mitchel Simpler, Managing Partner of Jaros, Baum & Bolles, Consulting Engineers.

Registration is complimentary; space is very limited. For additional information regarding this event or to register, please visit

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