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‘It’s Just Pen And Paper Until It’s Built’: Cedars-Sinai’s Adrienne Haynes At Bisnow Healthcare West

The most pressing questions in healthcare real estate will be on the docket at Bisnow’s National Healthcare West event in Los Angeles June 20. Speakers will weigh in on topics like the industry’s big-name mergers and acquisitions, the future of ambulatory care, telehealth and MOBs and where the need for technology is most crucial. Register here for the event.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Manager of Planning and Design Adrienne Haynes

A degree in microbiology and more than a decade of lab work wasn’t enough for Adrienne Haynes. After 14 years as a pathologist, Haynes decided to go back to school — this time, for architecture.

Now Haynes works for Cedars-Sinai as a licensed architect and manager with facilities planning. She has more than $100M of capital projects on her résumé, including research laboratories, linear accelerators and a cancer institute, and accomplished all this while maintaining her license as a clinical laboratory scientist in the state of California. 

She also took part in the planning and construction of Cedars-Sinai’s Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion. The project will form the basis of her upcoming panel at our National Healthcare West event in Los Angeles.

Haynes sat down with Bisnow for a sneak peek of what she’ll be talking about.

Name: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Manager of Planning and Design Adrienne Haynes
City: Los Angeles
Years in the industry: 30

Bisnow: Why is Bisnow’s Healthcare West event on June 20 important to you, and what are you planning on speaking about?

Haynes: What we are trying to accommodate at Cedars, especially with our Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, is increased outpatient capacity. We want to keep people healthy, as opposed to stepping in to help only once they’re sick. We want to be able to accommodate more single-visit patients. On top of that, we’re reaching out to the community even more in terms of urgent care, to make sure everyone in LA has the care they need.

Bisnow: How would you describe what you do for Cedars-Sinai?

Haynes: I and my team of four architects work with business development and senior executive management to craft new projects for the health system. Then, we go out to the wider community of architects and engineers to make those plans a reality. We try to make our executives’ strategies concrete. They can crunch the numbers all they want, but it’s just pen and paper until it’s built.

Bisnow: In your opinion, what is the most pressing issue affecting commercial real estate in healthcare?

Haynes: With the Health Sciences Pavilion, our most pressing concern was the safety of everyone around the construction site. We were lucky enough to be working in a brand-new building, but that’s not always possible. When you have staff and employees going in and out of the construction zone, from an epidemiology standpoint, it’s important to get the work done quickly and quietly and keep contaminants out of occupied space.

Bisnow: Outside of your work, what are you most passionate about?

Haynes: I love to travel. I took a three-week trip through Europe last year, and I’ve been to Amsterdam three times.

Adrienne Haynes will be speaking about Cedars-Sinai’s Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion at Bisnow’s National Healthcare West event June 20.