As healthcare providers strive to protect patient health and safety, for the successful execution of a project, effective planning is essential. Those involved with the design and execution of the infrastructure in question must consider the many factors which could impact the job, the successful scheduling, budgeting, site safety, availability of materials, logistics, inconvenience to the public caused by construction delays, preparing tender documents, etc. The hospital planning, design, and construction process takes the form of three distinct phases. This event will focus on the first (definition and planning) and second (schematic and design implementation, construction documentation, etc.) phases. The final stage (Bidding, Construction, Licensing and evaluation) will be covered in a future session. This strategic event is intended to aid in the design and review of hospital construction projects and serve as a model for avoiding costly delays sometimes associated with complex construction efforts. Too Much To Miss!