Congratulations to David Deininger, EMHL Class of 2015, who was recently selected to participate in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s 2016 Baldrige Executive Fellows Program.
David is an architect and founder of 2dplanning, a healthcare facility master planning consulting practice. As a Baldrige Fellow, David will be part of a cohort of senior decision makers who will learn from each other and from visiting with some of the winners of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest award for organizational performance excellence.
“I believe this fellowship opportunity will allow me to be a conduit between the Baldrige’s award-winning best practices and my own hospital clients. It will allow this me to disseminate this information to a much larger audience, thereby having a much larger impact,” said Deininger.
While in the Brown EMHL program, David focused his Critical Challenge Project on developing an interactive, transparent master planning methodology that breaks down departmental silos found in hospital and health systems.
“As the overall healthcare context has changed, along with it my facility master planning clients and their problems have changed. We can’t simply rely on building more space to solve the perceived challenge,” said Deininger. “If we as architects are doing our job, we can help expand the discussion beyond simply the next building project, for by analyzing the issues in a more global manner, the right answer may very well focus on solutions not involving a new building.”
“As a graduate of Brown’s EMHL program, David has a strong set of leadership skills necessary to successfully excel in the Baldrige Executive Program,” said Jay Flanagan, Assistant Dean of Health Programs at Brown University’s School of Professional Studies.
“The Baldrige program will not only prepare David for the many uncertainties in healthcare and how to handle them, but it will strengthen his skills as a thought leader for healthcare facilities design and master planning.”