Evolution of Design: Future Proofing Healthcare Facilities

This panel will delve into how health systems can develop and design with flexibility and integration of technology allowing them to adjust more quickly to future healthcare and real estate trends, as well as discuss how COVID-19 has changed design and operational strategy. 


Healthcare Principal, Vice President


Alanna’s expertise in Environments for Aging stems from a strong motivation to provide a better quality of life for residents, visitors, and staff. Her aim is to design environments that support wellness and independence to enliven through serving medical, physical, social, and spiritual principles. Her approach enables the experience to be foremost in the design conversation, which ultimately benefits staff and operations. A frequent speaker and published in many outlets, Alanna shares her knowledge to promote high-quality design in all aspects of the industry.


Standards and Design Director

Providence St. Joseph Health

Erin has been with Providence St. Joseph Health since 2015 in the role of Standards and Design Director for PSJH Enterprise. PSJH is one of the largest health systems in the U.S. with 51 hospitals, 1,085 clinics, 119,000 caregivers, and 8 healthcare partners. Erin is directly responsible for the direction, implementation, and updating of the PH&S Recommended Acute Care Standards as well as providing oversight for the Physician Division/Real Estate and Construction System Standard for Clinics.

In addition, Erin provides high level strategy, design, and architectural advice for all system ministries in conjunction with the Real Estate Strategy and Operations (RESO) Planning and Enterprise Councils. Other responsibilities include collaboration with system vendor partners and coordination with PSJH’s other shared service providers including Supply Chain, EVS, Facilities, IP and Ergonomics, Security, and Equipment planning. Specific planning and design oversight include the University of Providence, Great Falls, Providence St. Patrick’s MOB in Missoula, Reed’s Crossing in Oregon, hospital planning in southern California, and a multitude of acute and clinic projects across the Alaska and Washington regions.

Erin‘s career as a healthcare architect spans over 30 years with a focus on projects in Oregon, Washington, and California. Projects include clinics in urban and rural sites, critical access and acute care hospitals, as well as medical office buildings, ambulatory surgical centers, and facility planning for many healthcare entities. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon and is a registered architect in the State of Oregon. Erin is also a member of the American Institute of Architects, a member and Past Chair of the Architecture for Health Committee, and a working member of PSJH’s Oregon region Health Housing Initiative.



Rendina Healthcare Real Estate

Stephen K. Barry is President of Rendina Healthcare Real Estate, where he forms and maintains close relationships with leading health systems and physician groups nationwide, tailoring solutions for clients that focus on ambulatory strategy and market share growth. Steve also creates and executes Rendina’s growth strategy for expansion into new markets, and forges partnerships with real estate services firms.

During his 14 years with Rendina, Steve has gained experience in all facets of healthcare real estate, including development, leasing, and property management. Steve has driven the development of more than one million square feet of outpatient facilities, and as a member of the Health Care and Life Sciences Council, he collaborates with industry leaders on matters related to investing, developing and operating acute care and specialty hospitals, medical office buildings, outpatient service centers, ambulatory surgery facilities and life science/research facilities.

Prior to joining Rendina, Steve spent two years as an analyst with J.P. Morgan in New York. Steve holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance cum laude from the University of Notre Dame.


Director of Real Estate Development-Healthcare

Mortenson Development

Chantily leads Mortenson Development’s healthcare vertical and is responsible for driving strategy and long-term growth. A 20 year real estate professional, Chantily has worked with health systems and care organizations nationwide delivering real estate solutions to help reduce the cost of care, improve the patient experience and positively impact the health of their communities. Most notably, she was responsible for regional portfolio strategy and management for a Fortune 6 global healthcare organization.

Chantily brings a customer-focused approach—taking time to understand a client’s objectives and aligns resources, market knowledge and data needed to help make informed decisions. This makes her a trusted partner committed to helping healthcare clients achieve meaningful results by levering Mortenson’s deep development expertise—from strategic planning, portfolio optimization, site selection and financial feasibility to creative financing strategies and partnerships.

Six Sigma Green Belt certified, Chantily earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Services Administration from the University of South Dakota. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.


Vice President of Real Estate Strategy and Operations

Providence St. Joseph Health

Kerrie Bartel-Christensen is the Vice President of Real Estate Strategy and Operations for Providence St. Joseph Health in the Oregon Region. She is a highly qualified, seasoned, Senior Healthcare Real Estate Executive with fifteen years plus experience working with vertically and horizontally integrated, multi-affiliate health systems. Kerrie has accountability for real estate strategy, design, construction, property management, facility operations, and environmental services. During this time of healthcare disruption and the shift to value-based care, Kerrie brings a unique view of moving upstream to address population health through strategic investment in the built environment while addressing the social determinants of health. Kerrie’s career spans more than 20 years in corporate real estate, healthcare, asset management, leasing, project management, and finance. She has deep financial acumen and the ability to navigate highly political organizations. She has worked in both the Midwest and West Coast markets, a background in public housing, and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Grand Valley State University.


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