Bill Ledger presents this week during NCHEA's Spring Conference

Design Collaborative’s Director of Healthcare Design, Bill Ledger, AIA, ACHA, NCARB, EDAC, LEED AP, is presenting this week during the North Carolina Healthcare Engineers Association’s (NCHEA) Spring Seminar. The presentation, “The Capacity Dilemma: Planning for the Surge,” explores design solutions to address capacity issues in acute healthcare environments during surge events.
With today’s healthcare environments needing the ability to flex their patient care spaces to meet fluctuating demand, while dealing with limited capital and physical resources coupled with regulatory controls, some owners struggle to prepare for higher-than-normal patient census. However, proactive modifications to current floorplans and limited interior construction can be a solution to meet peak demand. Based on the Healthcare Design magazine article, “Strategies for Accommodating Higher Patient Volumes,” written by Bill and published in November 2020, the presentation features several design solutions where adaptable patient care spaces were developed to solve this challenge. The presentation, delivered virtually this year, will occur on Thursday, March 18, 2021.
Bill is a board-certified healthcare architect and sought-after subject matter expert (SME) with over 35 years of experience. Serving as the director of healthcare design for Fort Wayne-based Design Collaborative – a national award-winning Top 100 A/MEP/ID firm with a regional office in Charlotte, N.C. – he has led the design for hundreds of healthcare projects across the healthcare delivery continuum. His client experience includes Bon Secours Mercy Health, Van Wert Health, and Parkview Health, to name a few. He is the longest active certified healthcare architect in Indiana and is considered a thought leader in his field, participating regularly in national healthcare design forums, conferences, and publishing opportunities. Bill was recently named as one of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI)’s Health Leaders Network participants and is completing his Lean Six Sigma certification.
Organized in 1952, the North Carolina Healthcare Engineers Association (NCHEA) is a not-for-profit, incorporated association dedicated to serving and promoting the healthcare engineering profession. With several hundred healthcare organization and allied professional members across the state, the association provides professional development and networking opportunities for members and other interested parties. NCHEA is a state chapter of the national American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) association – the largest association dedicated to optimizing the healthcare build environment with over 12,000 members. To learn more about NCHEA, visit the website: 

Director of Healthcare Design