Press Release

WBRC, Harriman to present Compass Healthcare Facilities Symposium

OGUNQUIT, Maine — WBRC Architects ∙ Engineers and Harriman Architects + Engineers will present the Third-Annual Compass Healthcare Facilities Symposium on Sept. 19, at The Cliff House Resort & Spa in Ogunquit.

The annual symposium gathers healthcare executives and facilities managers in an intimate, scenic 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.”

“This is a topic of great concern for many healthcare facility managers and CEOs. We look forward to bringing top speakers on the subject to educate and inform healthcare providers in New England,” says Doug Whitney, healthcare studio manager and principal of WBRC Architects ∙ Engineers.

Presenters include:

  • John Edgar, Marsh USA, Risk & Insurance Services (Disaster Recovery Planning);
  •  Sacha Burn, MS AEP EDAC, healthcare ergonomist, Humanscale (Widespread EMR Integration – Caregiver Safety, Accommodation and Workflow);
  •  Lisa Harvey-McPherson, RN, VP, Continuum of Care, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (Telehealth: A Decade of Success);
  • Brian Haapala, managing director, Hospital and Health Care, Stroudwater Associates (Three Trends that Will Change Everything- Including Your Revenue Model); and
  • Mollie Everett/Kimberly Montague, Herman Miller Healthcare (Patient Room Advances – 21th Century Patient Room).

“We have called upon experts, near and far, from multiple interest areas to address the challenges of delivering care in a rapidly changing environment. You won’t want to miss participating in Compass,” says Richard Borrelli, healthcare studio leader of Harriman Architects + Engineers.

For details, including registration, vendor and sponsorship information, visit

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 reflect on challenges, share best practices, explore new concepts and discover products and solutions. It is held each fall at The Cliff House Resort & Spa, in Ogunquit, ME.

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

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

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