Metropolis Think Tank Thursday - A Safe New Normal: Will Healthcare Workplaces Lead the Way?

Online | 4-5:30 PM

November 12, 2020


Improved flexibility, work-life balance, innovation, staff safety, and cost savings—the pandemic has inspired organizations to embrace new workplace strategies to support their mission and accommodate their employees, consultants and vendors in a post-pandemic reality. Health organizations and medical centers understand the hazards of the global pandemic better than any other kind of employer, as they have to deliver outcomes while also improving patient care and experience. Join us for a discussion with design, facilities, and workplace professionals from leading health organizations on how they are ensuring the safety and engagement of their workforce, and what other sectors can learn from their experience.



  • Linda M Gabel, Sr. Interior Designer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Jennifer Mannier, Associate Director of Workplace Transformation, Memorial Sloan Kettering
  • Roseann Pisklak, Principal, Lead Interior Designer, EYP

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Roseann Pisklak

Roseann Pisklak, NCIDQ, AAHID, LEED AP, EDAC

Lead Interior Designer, Interior Design National Group Leader Coordinator