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Building a Healthier Future: The Latest in Healthcare Trends
Courtyard Denver Cherry Creek
1475 S Colorado Blvd, 11th Floor
Denver, Colorado 80222
Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM MDT
Category: Programs

SMPS is proud to present our annual Healthcare Event on June 13th. Join us for an engaging breakfast featuring top industry panelists. As healthcare continues to evolve at a rapid pace, it’s more important than ever for marketing, design, and construction professionals to stay informed on the latest trends and strategies in the industry. Our expert speakers will share insights on the healthcare industry, and this event will offer valuable networking opportunities. Don’t miss this chance to gain valuable knowledge and connect with like-minded individuals in the healthcare marketing space.

Co-Hosted by the Colorado Association of Healthcare Engineers & Directors. 


Conor Ryan
Business Development Manager
Layton Construction Company


Meredith Wardwell
Enterprise Director of Construction & Operations
Centura Health

With over 20 years’ experience working directly for healthcare owners, Meredith has held a variety of roles from Senior Project Manager, Facilities Director and most recently System Director for Construction. She received her MBA from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School as well as her M.S. and B.S. from University of Colorado Boulder in Civil and Architectural Engineering. While working and pursuing her education she found her passion for healthcare construction. Notable projects she has worked on in the Colorado region are Centura’s Interquest Hospital and St. Francis Bed Tower Expansion. Meredith is a Colorado native that is passionate about her community and loves building highly functioning teams. In her free time, she enjoys skiing with her twin boys and hiking with her husband Shane.

John White
Director of Design and Construction
UC Health

John White is a 30-year healthcare architect who spent the first half of his career in the consulting industry where he was instrumental in the delivery of projects for clients spanning the entire country including a hospital located in Barrow, Alaska the farthest northern US city and 300 miles inside the arctic circle. For the past 11 years John has served as the Director of Design and Construction for UCHealth where he leads a team of 13 staff responsible for four hospitals in the Metro Denver Region including the flagship Anschutz Medical Campus.  In his free time, John is a jazz music enthusiast. 

Paul Kramer, RA
Healthcare Program Director

Paul has more than 30 years of experience providing both architecture and program management services for healthcare project renovations and new construction. His experience includes the development of and recommendations for overall project scope and delivery methods, master budget and schedule development, and ongoing project team management. His strengths include managing multiple stakeholders within the overall project team structure, contractor and related sub-contractor procurement processes, and the definition and implementation of sustainable/environmental initiatives. Paul understands the critical importance of defining and maintaining project requirements and constraints in order to manage the Owner's risk while maximizing a project's value.

Jim Hartmann
Senior Vice President Real Estate Development
NexCore Group

Jim Hartmann joined NexCore Group in 2018 to help execute and deliver the company's national platform of development, ownership, and management of healthcare real estate. Jim has more than 15 years of experience in structuring, negotiating, and managing healthcare developments nationally. In his role as Senior Vice President Real Estate Development, Jim Hartmann assists in the implementation and overall success of each project. He works with the NexCore team in coordinating all phases of the development process, including transaction structuring, strategy, feasibility, design, budgeting, A/E and GC team selection, leasing, and sales/marketing.



This event is SOLD OUT.

$65 Members
$100 Non-members


CEUs Available: 1, 3 Client and Business Development

Note: Only SMPS Colorado Members may register at member pricing. All ticket prices increase $25 on June 10.
Finding it difficult to allocate funds for SMPS programming and/or membership? The Colorado Believes page program is rooted in our core values of learning, commitment, and community through charitable giving, membership sponsorships, scholarships, and industry engagement. This program is also part of our efforts to help diversify membership and help provide opportunities for BIPOC individuals and DBE, WBE, MBE, VBR, and LGBTBE firms to elevate their marketing efforts while helping your company save. Please email SMPS Colorado’s admin for reduced pricing and scholarship opportunities.

If you are a member of another SMPS Chapter and would like a member rate, please email the admin. Job seekers, students, and other new professionals, please visit our Colorado Believes page for details on our student membership programs and professional development scholarship opportunities. Refunds are available if submitted to the admin one week prior to the event.