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Tuesday, September 17, 2019  |  11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

A Guest House That Knows No Age

Eric Brown MPH
Chief Operating Officer, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington
Stephanie O'Brien, MS
Director Operations, Women's & Children's, Oregon Health and Science University
David Staczek
Principal, ZGF Architects

Every year, thousands of patients come to Oregon Health and Science University and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital to receive long-term, specialty care unavailable in their home communities. These patients leave their homes and jobs behind. They face not only a medical crisis, but also the logistical and financial demands of finding housing. OHSU partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) to create a first of its kind five-story guest house for pediatric and adult patients and their families to rest, work, prepare meals and gather. Centrally located on Portland’s waterfront and adjacent to public transit, the guest house offers enhanced convenience and accessibility. OHSU created a unique partnership with RMHC to provide philanthropic support for pediatric families and a business management model to support adult families. The teams presented their vision to stakeholders, developed a sustainable financial model, and designed and built this innovative housing facility.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how to develop unique partnerships to achieve not only project but operational goals.
  2. Understand how facility design addressed mixing healthcare space with non-licensed space while incorporating neighborhood and city needs.
  3. Learn how to develop a guest house design that is patient-centered for both pediatric and adult experiences while addressing safety concerns.
  4. Understand creative financial models to afford projects that provide larger community benefit.
SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH