Carson Shearon, CannonDesign’s International Health Practice Leader, will present, “Off the Grid: Healthcare for Stabilizing Regions in Crisis,” at this week’s Health Facility Institute’s 26th Annual Symposium. This year’s conference is focused on addressing the numerous aspects of dealing with infectious diseases at health facilities.
Shearon’s presentation will share insight stemming from the development of prototype hospitals for USAID that looks at the relationships and conflicts between security, health and education when building in high-risk communities. The presentation will also address how these developments identified the gap between rural clinics and urban hospitals in developing societies, and created strategies to bridge this chasm with buildings that are scalable, transferable, flexible and sustainable. Additionally, Shearon will share findings from the exploration and research of multi-patient accommodations and other flexible planning concepts that maximize staff utilization, patient security and safety.