BOND Healthcare

The Forum for North America's Leading Healthcare Designers

March 5-8, 2020

Arizona, USA


BOND Healthcare is an invitation only forum created for healthcare designers to shape the future of healthcare architecture and design. The event brings together the most influential principal architects, healthcare providers and leaders of supplier firms to network, share and learn how to best overcome today’s challenges and build the best facilities for their clients and users. Projects span all sectors from acute care hospitals, medical offices and outpatient facilities, to senior and assisted living.

It is a rare thing as a business owner I have the opportunity to interact with colleagues and product representatives in a relaxed and collaborative setting. I always enjoy this chance to learn and interact with industry partners, both new and familiar faces.

Margie Snow

Founding Principal

Gallun Snow Associates, Inc.


We pre-qualify designers to meet the following criteria:

1. Principal, Director, Vice President

2. Significant portfolio of healthcare design projects in North America

3. Top architecture/design firm

Leaders in healthcare design who are typical attendees include:

Maureen Carley-Vallejo


Perkins Eastman

Jason Mueller

Assistant Vice President

Medstar Health

Michael Kang

Healthcare Design Leader

SmithGroup JJR

Amy Sickeler

Director of Design

Perkins + Will

Jim Johnson

Senior Vice President Health

FKP | CannonDesign

Susannah Hills

Interior Designer

Children's Health System of Texas

Franne Stewart

Vice President


Scott Elofson

Design Principal

HDR Inc.

In association with


View 2019’s schedule here
Seminar timings and/or content may be varied at our discretion.

Thursday, March 5

4:00 pm Satellite Desk

Delegate Registration

6:00 pm Turquoise I

Seminar - Hospitals Barely Matter: The Realities of Community Health

Pritpal Tamber | Writer, Researcher & Consultant , Community Health & Medical Information

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America’s health care industry continues to be highly expensive and worryingly low-quality when compared to other rich nations. In response, policy-makers are shifting to outcomes-based models under the name of value-based health care. These models prioritise outcomes over activities spelling the end of the industry’s fee-for-service gravy train.

In parallel, non-communicable, chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and lung disorders have become more prevalent than infections. The ‘social’ aspect of these diseases – specifically that they’re more influenced by life circumstances than the quality of health care – is exposing the industry’s lack of influence. It is increasingly stated that no more than 20% of one’s health comes from health care.

In response, health care is exploring more community-oriented options. These vary, from partnering with community-based organisations to help with patients’ ‘social needs’ to using its capital to underwrite housing for those lower down the socioeconomic gradient. Other health care institutions are exploring their role as local economic ‘anchors’.

Tis period of exploration has only just begun but what’s clear is that the days of mega-hospital are numbered. Aided by communications technologies, tomorrow’s health care will need to become more distributed to where there is need, more integrated with local communities, and less intimidating.


Pritpal S Tamber is an independent writer, researcher and consultant focussing on community health. His work examines the realities of bridging the health sector and communities. It is fuelled by the insight that health care is increasingly unsustainable because clinical science and practice fail to appreciate how people and communities define their health.

Pritpal writes a regular newsletter called Community & Health. It includes reviewing often-overlooked evidence, sharing the work of courageous community-oriented practitioners, and commenting on work described as ‘community health’ or the ‘social determinants of health’.

His work builds on several projects that he has founded and run since 2013, including the Creating Health Collaborative, a highly-curated meeting of community-oriented practitioners willing to share the realities of their health-related work, and Community Agency & Health, a two-day symposium in Oakland, CA, that explored how the health sector might work differently to better understand communities.

Pritpal is a former physician, medical editor and medical publisher, and also the former Physician Editor of TEDMED. He began his career at The BMJ.

7:30 pm Last Territory & Courtyard

Welcome Drinks Reception

8:00 pm Last Territory & Courtyard

Welcome Dinner

Friday, March 6

6:30 am Sundance Café

Breakfast at your leisure

8:40 am Turquoise I

Seminar - The Natural Evolution of the Human-Computer Interface

Rafael Grossmann | Surgeon, Educator, Healthcare Futurist, RAFAEL GROSSMANN

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More information will be available soon.


Healthcare Futurist and Innovator, and a full-time, general, trauma, acute care, Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeon.

Rafael’s focus and passion is in the convergence of innovation, exponential technology, futurism and healthcare social media to disrupt and improve healthcare delivery and education.

He firmly believes that the smart application of technology will, very soon, completely redefine the way in which healthcare is delivered, taught and learned. Innovation in the application of exponential technologies in remote presence, VR, AR and mixed reality, artificial intelligence and deep learning systems to provide medical care, will cause a complete disruption of paradigms and allow for a better system.

9:40 am Turquoise Foyer

Collect Final Meeting Schedule

9:50 am Turquoise II-III

One to One Meetings

12:45 pm

Group Photograph

12:50 pm Epazote


1:50 pm Turquoise II-III

One to One Meetings

6:05 pm

Free Time

7:30 pm Sunset Point

Drinks Reception

8:00 pm Sunset Point


Saturday, March 7

6:30 am Sundance Café

Breakfast at your leisure

8:40 am Turquoise I

Seminar - LEAN Construction

Sue Klawans | Owner, SK Lean

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More information will be available soon.


Lean strategist and do-er who leads organizations, teams and individuals to achieve higher levels of excellence.

9:45 am Turquoise II-III

One to One Meetings

12:35 pm Epazote


1:30 pm Turquoise I

Seminar - 4

Speaker TBC

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More information will be announced soon.
2:35 pm Turquoise II-III

One to One Meetings

5:50 pm

Free time

7:30 pm Poolside Courtyard

Farewell Drinks Reception

8:00 pm Poolside Courtyard

Farewell Dinner

Sunday, March 8

6:30 am Sundance Café

Breakfast at your leisure

Delegate departures

Hilton El Conquistador

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10000 N Oracle Road
Tucson, Arizona 85704, USA

+1 520 544 5000

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