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Harsh K. Trivedi, MD, MBA, and Tim Rommel, AIA, MRAIC


Harsh K. Trivedi, MD, MBA, is President and CEO of Sheppard Pratt Health System. Dr. Trivedi is the sixth president and CEO of Sheppard Pratt Health System since its founding in 1853. He has served in the role since 2016. Dr. Trivedi is also a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University Maryland School of Medicine. Previously, he served as chief executive officer of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, vice chair for clinical affairs in the Vanderbilt University Department of Psychiatry, and associate professor of psychiatry in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Trivedi is a nationally-renowned expert in healthcare, hospital systems, care delivery, population health, and behavioral health. He is a driving force behind Sheppard Pratt’s new 40-acre medical campus dedicated entirely to mental health set to open in 2021.

Tim Rommel, AIA, MRAIC, is the Principal and Behavioral Health Practice Leader at CannonDesign. Tim has dedicated his career to behavioral healthcare design because in his words, “these environments have the most direct impact on patient care and outcomes.” A healthcare architect for more than 25 years, Tim leads CannonDesign’s behavioral healthcare practice and has helped dozens of clients achieve effective solutions for their patients and staff. Tim is at the forefront of behavioral healthcare design when it comes to reducing stigma, ensuring safety, community integration and patient experience. He regularly presents on leading trends and projects at healthcare conferences and major universities across North America. His team’s recent work includes exciting projects with Sheppard Pratt, LA County of Behavioral Health, University of Kansas Health and VCU Health among others.

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