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National Expert in Innovative Healthcare Facilities Joins HOK

HOK_Dave_ChambersDavid F. Chambers, R.A., has joined HOK as a director in the firm’s Healthcare Consulting practice. He brings 35 years of experience in healthcare planning and design leadership. Chambers has expertise in Lean Empowered Design and new project delivery models that will strengthen HOK’s position as an innovator in delivering high-value solutions to healthcare organizations.


“In this time of uncertainty and challenge in healthcare, Dave brings tremendous value to our clients by challenging them to approach problems in innovative ways that lead to better patient outcomes and organizational performance,” said Paul Strohm, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, HOK’s director of healthcare.

A registered architect, he has been a longtime champion of innovative operational redesign to improve efficiencies and patient care while reducing operational and capital costs. His book Efficient Healthcare – Overcoming Broken Paradigms is in its second edition. Chambers’ planning concepts have led to “one-stop” patient intake centers, integrated interventional services platforms and increased implementation of acuity adaptable inpatient nursing platforms.

He consults with international healthcare authorities and presents at national symposiums and international congresses. In 2009, he was named a Research Fellow at the Rice University Building Institute. Chambers joins HOK from the University Research Institute, where he was director of strategic facility initiatives. He previously served for 10 years as director of architecture, planning and design for the Sutter Health System.

HOK’s global Healthcare practice provides strategic, operational and design services for acute care, ambulatory care and medical office buildings. Current healthcare projects include University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro in New Jersey, Cedars-Sinai’s Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion in Los Angeles, Wexner Medical Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and Critical Care Tower at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and the new Jurong General Hospital in Singapore.

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Posted March 20, 2012

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