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wo major influencers on our daily lives are health care and technol- By Glenn Ebersole, P.E., Hollenbach Construction Essential habits & principles for leadership in Health Care T

On Keystone Villa at Ephrata Hollenbach Construction begins construction

fierce competition, and limited economic resources in health care require a clear long-range perspective. A clear vision of integrating technology into delivering health care ser- vices is essential and must be articulated and promoted by leaders. Be a Life Long Learner. Great leaders will dedicate themselves to do this and will spend each day devoted to learning something new. A life- long, voluntary, and self-moti- vated pursuit of knowledge and new technologies for either per- sonal or professional reasons enhance personal development, and competitiveness. Be Surrounded by Great People. Success is not a solo achievement and great leaders are committed to the success of others as well as their own success. Successful leaders surround themselves with good people, but great leaders sur- round themselves with people who are even better than they are. Be an Excellent Com- municator. Simple and clear written and verbal communi- cations are essential to great leadership. The transforma- tion of health care and the integration of technology will require senior leaders who are exceptional strategists and communicators. Effective com- munication is a critical skill. Be Committed to Cre- ativity and Innovation.

Great leaders look at fresh approaches to long-standing problems and are willing to try things others would not think of trying. Ultimately, technol- ogy can help manage cost and efficiency and improve patient care and it will be important to stay at the cutting-edge of emerging medical information technology. Be Inclusionary. Another habit of great leaders is ex- changing information with employees and customers and seeking opportunities to tell everyone what they need to know to accomplish their tasks and reach their goals. Be Inspirational. Great leaders are inspirational and provide and promote an en- vironment to motivate them- selves and others to higher performance levels. Great lead- ership also commits to deliver- ing exceptional results. Be Positive. Great lead- ers will develop and promote a positive attitude on a daily basis and will look for oppor- tunities to turn disadvantages into advantages and will expect positive results. Glenn Ebersole, P.E., is strategic vice president, business development/mar- keting at Hollenbach Con- struction, Inc., an award winning professional de- sign/build, construction management and general contracting organization in Boyertown. n

ogy. The rate of change in these two ar- eas is accel- erating and the need for great leader- ship has nev- er been more critical. You

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have probably heard it said that many people are born leaders. However, the ability to lead is an art and requires learning a powerful set of habits and principles and then enhancing those habits and practicing those principles to the highest level. What are some of the es- sential habits and principles that define great leadership in health care & technology? Here are nine essential habits and principles I recommend. Be an example ofAbsolute Integrity. Great leaders main- tain their integrity 100% of the time. This is critical as more stakeholders in the health care system enter the data-sharing mix through digitized records, mobile de- vices, social media and health databases. Be a Visionary and de- clare your vision. A great leader shares the declared vision, anticipates the future and identifies opportunities before others do. Rapid change, Westbury, NY —Named one of the Best Doctors by New York Magazine and Newsday , our client decided to transi- tion from a group practice to his own branded eye care approach and engaged JRS Architect, P.C. to infuse functionality and originality in the design of this new oph- thalmic center. Sitting down to understand the doctor ’s vision for the practice, tasks to be carried out by staff and challenges posed by the site, empowered our team to deliver space that is efficient and memorable. Sensitive to the travel needs of his patients, the client opt- ed to lease in an office build- ing located close to his patient base. While the venue was ideal, the available space was smaller than desired, requir- ing our designers to maximize

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Keystone Villa at Ephrata senior liv- ing project in downtown Ephrata. Shown from left: Jim Payne (project manager), Hollenbach Construction, Inc., Kathy Fisher (HR director), Glenn Ebersole (strategic VP), Stephanie Hollenbach (owner & secre- tary-treasurer), and Jim Hollenbach (Chairman of the Board).

Ephrata, PA — Hol- lenbach Construction, Inc. has started construction work on the recently approved Key- stone Villa at Ephrata senior living community which is being built on the site of the former Artworks at Doneck- ers. Demolition of existing buildings is underway, as is selective demolition within the 4-story brick building that once was the home of the Eby Shoe Company but will now be adaptively reused for senior living apartments. Glenn Ebersole , strategic vice president, Business De- velopment and Marketing, said, “We have worked very closely with the Borough’s elected and appointed officials and staff for more than 20 months and are very pleased

to see the actual start of con- struction of this significant project in downtown Ephrata.” The $ 12 million construction project is expected to take 13 months. Keystone Villa at Ephrata will be home to about 160 new residents. The four story residence will consist of 139 apartments: 78 Independent Living; 43 Personal Care and 18 Memory Care. The project is approximately 150,000 s/ft and includes the adaptive reuse of the existing 4 story building – about 35,000 s/f and 115,000 s/f of new construc- tion. Hollenbach Construction is the leader of the design/ build teamwith M uhlenberg Greene as the architect and McCarthy Engineering as the civil engineering firm. n stalled throughout the facility, and select color walls in each exam room play off the art- work with a visual pop. Blue LED cove lighting integrated into the architecture adds to the ambience while sensors in each exam roomautomatically adjust lighting as instruments are picked up and used. Creative planning allowed our client’s full program to be accommodated with gener- ous welcome / waiting areas, six exam rooms, two doctor’s offices, two nurse’s stations, business / administrative of- fices and staff lounge. We also created a testing area to house the practice’s high-tech diag- nostic scanners and lasers. Outstanding for its efficient and entertaining design, this center has been attracting and retaining patients and profes- sional staff alike. n

JRS Architect infuses functionality & originality in the design of ophthalmic center

a constricted setting. Result- ing design features include primary and intermediate waiting areas to distribute progressing patients; custom designed exam room furniture

for expanded ease of motion in smaller layouts; reduced physical file space utilizing “cloud” electronic record stor- age. A vibrant color palette, in-

spired by American-abstract artist Harold Krisel – our client’s father-in-law - helped us to elevate the patient ex- perience. Original works of Krisel’s art have been in-

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