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Victoria Navarro

Victoria Navarro

Regional Director of Planning, Design and Construction, Advocate Aurora Health
United States
Victoria is a Regional Director in the Planning, Design and Construction Department at Advocate Aurora Health. Advocate Aurora is the 10th largest integrated not-for-profit health system in the United States serving communities in both Illinois and Wisconsin. With a comprehensive array of health care resources and access points, Advocate Aurora has a broad portfolio of offerings from primary and specialty care, to hospitals, pharmacies, laboratories and home care. Advocate Aurora has more than 500 locations including 28 hospitals and is among Illinois and Wisconsin’s largest private employers with more than 77,000 employees and providers. Victoria spent most of her professional career in the planning, design and construction of health care facilities. Victoria provides strategic direction and oversight to both system-wide and regional-based capital construction projects including the management of healthcare facilities and corporate real estate portfolio. During the past 22 years, Victoria has served as senior healthcare planner for national architectural firms providing the highest-level planning and design expertise to healthcare clients guiding organizations to improved performance by applying lean processes. She has delivered over $1 billion in forward focused capital projects, leading teams to analyze and solve complex challenges and achieve successful enterprise-level improvements. As a key team leader on the first LEED Healthcare Gold Certified hospital project in the Midwest, Victoria implemented standardized facility operations and room design, using modular and prefabricated construction. She led integrated project delivery teams using master service agreements that established shared risk and reward incentives with our preferred providers. She has earned the trust of hospital leadership with her knowledge of clinical operations, industry best practices, evolving technology, and lean principles. Victoria is Founder and Leader of the Lean Construction Institute Milwaukee Community of Practice, Editorial Advisory Board Member for Healthcare Design Magazine, Founding Executive Board Member for She Builds, Board of Director for Acts Housing, 2019 MVP Leader Awardee for Advocate Aurora Health, 2019 Lean Construction Institute Chicago Community of Practice’s 3rd Annual Bob Krier Awardee , 2020 Milwaukee Business Journal Woman of Influence Awardee, 2021 Daily Reporter Icon of Construction Awardee, 2021 Built Worlds Maverick Awardee, 2021 Healthcare Facilities Symposium Individual Distinction Awardee. She has a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Loyola University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology