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Sustainable Healthcare Development Converge in Chicagoland in Two Weeks to Discuss Best Practices for the 2nd Annual Healthcare Development Conference

In two weeks, October 26-28th, 2011, global leaders from around the world will convene for and discuss sustainable healthcare and healthcare development issues, trends and best practices in Chicagoland.

West Palm Beach, FL, October 13, 2011 --( The theme of this year’s conference is “Groundbreaking Approaches to Healthcare Design and Sustainability,” which will focus on international healthcare and hospital development. Leaders from over 90 countries are expected to participate in this years sustainable event.

Renee-Marie Stephano, editor-in-chief of the Healthcare Development Magazine said, “We are very excited about the increased participation of government officials, hospitals and other healthcare development professionals. This years topics will be more advanced than last year and we have added a LEED for Healthcare workshop. As healthcare demands increase globally so do the number of hospital projects being built, and with it comes the demand to build it in a sustainable manner. On October 25th there will be a Ministers Summit, where Ministers of Health and government officials from over 20 countries will discuss PPP’s, Healthcare Investment and Healthcare Development issues and challenges.”

Some of this year’s Speakers are:
Gail Vittori
Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems

Clark Reed
Director, Healthcare Facilities Division, ENERGY STAR
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Liora Alschuler
Chief Executive Officer
Lantana Consulting Group

Patrick Doyle
Senior Climate and Energy Officer, Inter-American Development Bank
Conference Chairman

Rolando Rodriguez
Affiliate Director
KCI Partners Incorporated

Colin Rohlfing
Sustainable Design Leader
Hellmuth, Obata &
Kassabaum Inc.

Daniel J. Vukelich, Esq.
Association of Medical Device Reprocessors (AMDR)

Neil Peters-Michaud
Founder & Owner
Cascade Asset Management

Ilan Elbaz
Sustainable Development Manager
Jewish General Hospital

David Jones
Vice President of Support Services
Heartland Health

Chris Youssef
Interior Designer

Peter Syrett
Sustainable Advisory Services

Jane Rohde
Principal and Founder
JSR Associates, Inc.

Nicole Chardoul
Principal and C.O.O.
Resource Recycling Systems

Tamara J Bledsoe, ARNP-BC, MS NNP
Director, Wasie Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

James G. Easter, Jr., MArch, FAAMA, SVP
Senior Vice President, Principal and Director of Healthcare Planning
HFR Design

Dr. Shetty
Heart Surgeon
and founder of a new healthcare facility in the Cayman Islands

Richard J. Sobelsohn
Associate in the Real Estate Practice
Moses & Singer

Syed Ehtesham Husain
Chief Architect
Latifia Group

Joan Plisko
Technical Director
Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment

Bradley Taylor, MBA, CHFM
SSM Health Care St. Louis

Ross Church, P.E., LEED AP, MBA
Senior Project Manager
EEI Healthcare

Pete Sabeff
Principal and Senior Project Manager
EEI Healthcare

William D. Rowland
Global Business Development Division
Medical Technologies Initiative
Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

A full list of speakers can be viewed at

The Focus of this year’s conference will center on:

Global Case Studies of New Sustainable Healthcare Projects in Developing Countries
· Energy Star Hospitals
· Building Non-Toxic hospitals
· Waste Stream Reduction for Cost Savings
· Innovation in Sustainability
· Private Public Partnerships
· Sustainable Healthcare IT

The finalized Agenda can be viewed at:

A participant list as of October 3rd can be viewed at:

The Healthcare Development Conference is part of the World Medical Tourism & Global healthcare Congress, one of the largest global healthcare and insurance conferences.

Attendees of the 2nd annual Global Benefits Conference will include:

· Governments
· Ministries of Health
· Healthcare Investors
· Architecture and Consulting Firms
· Green Companies
· Solutions Providers
· Developers

For more information about the conference, please visit

About Healthcare Development Magazine
The Healthcare Development Magazine is created as the main source of information and is the first international online magazine dedicated to sustainable healthcare and healthcare development. The magazine features articles by some of the experts in the industry, including hospital administrators, healthcare professionals, consultants, architects, designers, and engineers.

Contact Information
Healthcare Development Conference
Olivia Goodwin

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