Jeff has dedicated his entire 31-year career to designing cutting-edge healthcare facilities in the U.S. and abroad. He believes the fusion of evidence-influenced design and flexible planning principles result in facilities that support the hospital’s mission and the staff’s operational goals. As director of HKS’ health practice, Jeff’s responsibilities include directing the group’s administrative, financial, management and strategic planning.
Jeff has incorporated lean/process improvement tenets into many of the firm’s projects, setting industry standards. He believes Lean design creates better outcomes, standardizes workflow, eliminates waste and reduces errors. He feels it’s safer for patients and the people who care for them.
Jeff shares his knowledge with the design and healthcare communities by speaking at various conferences. He has also lectured throughout the U.S. and published numerous articles on topical design-related issues.
Title: Executive VP, Global Health Director
Company/Affiliation: HKS Inc.
Industry: Architecture – Health