AIA|LA Healthcare Committee presents: The Changing Climate of Cancer Care: Impacts on the Built Environment
August 17, 4:30-6:30PM
ZGF Architects, 515 S. Flower St. #3700, Los Angeles, CA 90071

The AIA|LA Healthcare Committee presents

The Changing Climate of Cancer Care: Impacts on the Built Environment


When: Wednesday, August 17, 4:30-6:30pm

Where: ZGF Architects, 515 S. Flower St. #3700, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (Unfortunately, parking will not be provided. ZGF is located a few blocks away from the 7th and Metro stop and is conveniently located to several bus lines).

Though cancer mortality has decreased in recent years, cancer incidences continue to rise and are estimated to reach 2,000,000 by 2024, according to the American Cancer Society. Rapid advancements in technology and research have opened doors to new forms of cancer treatment, leading to more personalized and precision care. Meanwhile, many cancer care organizations are facing the need to strike a balance between reducing operational and facility costs with the high cost of treatment, all while providing the highest quality care for their patients. As care coordination becomes more complex and competition rises, these organizations are working harder to ensure access to patients and provide comprehensive care programs. Hear how three different organizations–Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Dignity Health–are responding to the changing climate of cancer care, and how it has impacted their facilities.


Adrienne M. Haynes, CLS, RA, AIA
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Facilities Planning Design & Construction
Adrienne Haynes is a licensed architect and has been a Project Planner and Manager of Planning & Design at Cedars Sinai Medical Center’s Facilities Planning, Design & Construction (FPDC) for over the last 16+ years.  She has completed more than $100,000,000.00 of capital projects under the jurisdiction of OSHPD, LADBS and CDPH.  Prior to her 16+ years withFacilities Planning Adrienne worked 18 years in Pathology, Department of Microbiology as a licensed Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS) at Cedars‐Sinai Medical Center and three other medical centers in the Los Angeles area.
Adrienne holds a Masters of Architecture from California State Polytechnic University Pomona and a Bachelors of Science in Medical Technology from California State University Los Angeles. She is both a registered architect and a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in the State of California.  Professional affiliations include American Institute of Architects (AIA) California Association of Medical Laboratory Technologists (CAMLT), Southern California Branch, American Society for Microbiology (SCASM) and American Society of Clinical Pathologists. 
Past projects include the planning, design and construction of clinical & research Cath Labs.  CT, Linear Accelerators, & Research Imaging suites. Emergency Department, Cancer Institute and Pharmacy Expansions.  Campus Landscape and Wayfinding Master Plans & implementation.  Clinical and Research Wet Labs, new Automated Guided Vehicle System, Administrative and non‐clinical suites. 


Rita Secola, PhD, RN, CPON, FAAN
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Clinical Services Director for Hematology-Oncology
Rita Secola is the Clinical Services Director for the Hematology Oncology Service Line at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She has over 30 years of pediatric nursing experience.  She obtained her BSN from Carlow College and MSN from University of Pittsburgh, both in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and her PhD from the School of Nursing at the University of California Los Angeles. She was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in October 2013.
Rita has presented extensively on pediatric and pediatric oncology-related topics as well as published in various cancer, pediatric and nursing journals. Rita’s research work and expertise are related to eliminating central line bloodstream infections in pediatric oncology patients and pediatric pain. She is a leader for CHLA clinical services research and evidence based practice efforts. For her work in nursing education and leadership, she has received awards from Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Advance for Nurses Southern California, Southern California Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses and the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses. She is a past President of the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses.


Marcia Gruber-Page, MSN, MS, RN
University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
Vice President, Oncology Services
Ms. Gruber-Page is a registered professional nurse with a diverse clinical and administrative healthcare background.  Ms. Gruber-Page has 3 Masters Degrees (Adult Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Epidemiology and Communication & Leadership) and has been active at the national level in the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) and the Society for Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates, Inc..  She served as a Board member of the ONS: EDGE, a for-profit subsidiary of the ONS and is a reviewer for the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON).   Ms. Gruber-Page is also a mentor for aspiring oncology nurse writers through the CJON.  Ms. Gruber-Page has more than 40 professional publications and has presented on a variety of nursing and health care topics including standards of practice, outpatient infusion, quality improvement, cancer survivorship, cancer screening, nursing legal issues and infection prevention. 
Since 1998, Ms. Gruber-Page has held progressively responsible oncology administrative positions at three NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers:  Clinical Administrative Director for the GI Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas; VP for Ambulatory and Therapeutic Services at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY and she is currently the VP for the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s in Phoenix, Arizona.   Marcia is currently managing the implementation of the Affiliation Agreement between the University of Arizona Cancer Center and Dignity Health St. Joseph’s to create a premier oncology program in Phoenix, including disease-specific programs and services, the recruitment of approximately 60 oncologists and the building of a 200,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art outpatient oncology facility for patient care and clinical trials.