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Feb 8, 2020

Victoria Navarro, MBA, HCM and Regional Director in the Planning, Design and Construction Department at Advocate Aurora Health on failure and setbacks. “A lot of things I’ve learned from failures or setbacks has really shaped my thinking to persevere and continue to find ways to problem solve,” Victoria shares. “I love the saying, ‘In order to blaze a trail, you mustn’t be afraid to fail.’”  This and what the hospital space will look like in the year 2020 from Victoria Navaro’s perspective on today’s episode of Healthcare Interior Design 2.0 - The Lightning Round. 

Victoria started her professional career in the planning, design and construction of health care facilities. Over the past 20 years, she has served as senior healthcare planner for national architectural firms and has delivered over $1 billion in forward focused capital projects, leading teams to analyze and solve complex challenges.

Victoria is the Founder and Co-Chairperson of the Lean Construction Institute Milwaukee Community of Practice, an Editorial Advisory Board Member for Healthcare Design Magazine and a 2019 recipient of the MVP Leader Award for Advocate Aurora Health. She was awarded the Bob Krier Award - given by both the Chicago and Milwaukee Lean Construction Institute Community of Practice, for leadership in advancing the industry using Lean Design and Construction.

Advocate Aurora is the 9th largest integrated not-for-profit health system in the United States, serving communities in both Illinois and Wisconsin. To learn more about Victoria Navarro and Advocate Aurora Health, visit:

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