Dr. Nicole Lurie to Speak at Compass Healthcare Symposium

Aug 13, 2013.

Dr. Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to present at the Compass Healthcare Facilities Symposium 2013

Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H., the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will present at Compass Healthcare Facilities Symposium at The Cliff House Resort & Spa in Ogunquit, Maine, on Sept. 19, 2013.

In June 2009, just two months after the H1N1 flu virus was first detected, Dr. Lurie was nominated as the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. On her first day, she was faced with preparing the nation to respond to an impending public health threat.  The mission of Dr. Lurie’s office is to lead the nation in preventing, responding to and recovering from the adverse health effects of public health emergencies and disasters, ranging from hurricanes to bioterrorism and she is bringing her expertise to Compass.

Hosted by WBRC Architects • Engineers and Harriman Architects + Engineers, the annual symposium gathers healthcare executives in an intimate setting to hear from thought leaders from across the country on timely topics pertaining to facility planning and management. This year’s theme is “What’s Next? Preparing for the Unexpected.”

Dr. Lurie was previously Senior Natural Scientist and the Paul O’ Neill Alcoa Professor of Health Policy at the RAND Corporation. There she directed RAND’s public health and preparedness work as well as RAND’s Center for Population Health and Health Disparities. She also served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; in state government, as Medical Advisor to the Commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Health; and in academia, as Professor in the University of Minnesota Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Lurie has a long history in the health services research field, primarily in the areas of access to and quality of care, mental health, prevention, public health infrastructure and preparedness and health disparities.

For details on Compass Healthcare Facilities Symposium, including registration, vendor and sponsorship information, visit www.compass-symposium.com

About Compass Healthcare Facilities Symposium
Sponsored by WBRC Architects • Engineers and Harriman Architects + Engineers,  the annual Compass Healthcare Facilities Symposium gathers leaders in the healthcare industry in a relaxed, informal environment to share best practices, explore new concepts, reflect on challenges, and discover innovative products and solutions.

About WBRC Architects ∙ Engineers
Founded in 1902, WBRC Architects ∙ Engineers has an extensive portfolio of projects across several sectors, including civic, commercial, educational, and healthcare and R&D.  The firm employs more than 60 people in three offices, located in Bangor and Portland, Maine, and Sarasota, Florida. More than half of WBRC’s professional staff members hold LEED credentials. For more information, visit www.wbrcae.com.

About Harriman Architects + Engineers
Harriman provides architecture and engineering design services for education, healthcare, corporate, government, and retail clients throughout New England from offices in Auburn and Portland, Maine, and Manchester, New Hampshire. The seventh-oldest design firm in the country, award-winning and nationally recognized Harriman has been building communities since 1870. For more information, visit www.harriman.com.