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{Past Event} - Design & Construction Series: True stories from LEED Healthcare Projects

February 13, 2009 - 2:30 pm - February 13, 2009 - 2:30 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


Three hospital administrators who are undergoing LEED projects, and the executive director of a LEED-certified community health center will discuss trends, motivators, cost and benefits, challenges and lessons learned in pursuing LEED for healthcare projects. Each presenter will give a brief description of their building and process. Then the moderator will pose a series of prepared questions. Attendees are encouraged to submit their own questions throughout the presentation so the panel can address the particular needs of those on the conference call.


From the owner’s perspective with a particular focus on Chicago hospitals:

  • Motivators for pursuing LEED
  • Cost and benefits of LEED
  • Easy and difficult green building strategies
  • Challenges and lessons learned from the LEED certification process.


John Wilhelm, Infant Welfare
Dr. John Wilhelm was appointed Infant Welfare’s new Executive Director in July, 2005. He has a long history of non-profit and government service including positions as Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, and Regional Director for the Americas for Project HOPE in Latin America and the Caribbean. He is also a licensed physician in obstetrics and gynecology.

Alicia Murasaki, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Alicia Murasaki is a Senior Project Manager for Northwestern Memorial Hospital. There she managed the design and construction activities for the new Prentice Women’s Hospital and associated projects, and was integral in developing support for sustainable design. Prior to joining Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ms. Murasaki was an architectural Project Manager in the private sector, both in the United States and internationally.

Joe DeVoss, Rush University Medical Center
Mr. De Voss is the Assistant Vice President for Capital Transformation for the Rush University Medical Center Office of Transformation where he assists in the design of projects associated with the new $810 million campus transformation, designated by the City of Chicago as a “green campus”. Before joining Rush, he was responsible for management and planning of health care projects both as a private consultant and as a principal with Hansen Lind Meyer.

Michelle Halle Stern, Perkins+Will, Architect, P.E., LEED® AP
Michelle Halle Stern manages green building research for the national Healthcare Market Sector at Perkins+Will. Previously, Michelle directed green building initiatives and LEED consulting for the non-profit Delta Institute. She was also Director of Sustainability at OWP/P where she initiated their green building program. Michelle frequently speaks and writes on green building topics. She is a member of USGBC’s national LEED Faculty and was the founding Chair of the USGBC-Chicago Chapter.

Al Manshum, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Al Manshum is currently the Director of Design and Construction at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Throughout his career he has played diverse roles on projects involving patient care units, ICUs, surgical suites, cardiovascular services, imaging, cancer care as well as many other healthcare projects. In his current role he is directing the development of a $200 Million, 192 bed expansion at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, which is seeking LEED Gold Certification.

Webinar speakers have no financial or other interest in the sponsoring company and the sponsor has had no input into the content of the presentation.

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