Speakers at last week’s International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction (PDC Summit) shared inspiring stories of how hospitals can thrive in a rapidly changing health care environment. The shift from volume- to value-based payments is changing how health care operates, and keynote speaker Dr. Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon, author, and associate professor at Harvard Medical School, said hospitals must standardize processes to get better results. The key is creating a unified team to work as a system—not as autonomous, lone practitioners making isolated judgment calls. “We have trained, rewarded, and hired people to be cowboys,” Gawande said. “Increasingly, it’s pit crews that we need for patients.” Read this ASHE article for more on the PDC Summit, and mark your calendar for the 2014 PDC Summit, which will be held March 16-19 in Orlando, Fla.