Two McCownGordon Associates Recognized as Certified Healthcare Constructors (CHC) by the American Hospital Association (AHA) Certification Center

KANSAS CITY, MO., November 19, 2012 — McCownGordon is proud to announce that Emily Brown and Ian Wood have earned the designation of Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC). The CHC is a national credential that distinguishes an individual as being among the elite in the healthcare construction profession. Brown and Wood are among thirteen healthcare professionals in the Kansas City Metro to receive this honor.

Brown, Project Director of Healthcare, has developed an expertise in delivery of healthcare facilities throughout her career and has worked in facilities for each major health system in the Kansas City Metro. Overseeing the firm’s healthcare projects, she focuses on bringing value to clients through effective preplanning and seamless coordination.

Wood has more than 17 years of experience in the construction industry specializing in the delivery of healthcare facilities. He has supervised the field operations of healthcare projects in many of the area’s major hospitals. Wood has extensive knowledge of working in occupied hospitals, adhering to ICRA standards, and keeping patients and hospital staff his number one priority.

To earn the CHC, an individual must satisfy eligibility requirements that incorporate a blend of professional experience and education, agree to adhere to the AHA Professional Standards of Conduct, and pass the CHC Certification Examination. The CHC Examination assesses knowledge required of a competent healthcare construction manager in the areas of Healthcare Industry Fundamentals; Planning, Design and Construction Process; Healthcare Facility Safety-Additions & Renovations; and Financial Stewardship. The CHC Program supports the community of healthcare construction professionals and is designed to provide an objective and rigorous assessment of mastery of a well-defined body of professional knowledge. Additionally, certificants demonstrate their continued professional development and commitment to the profession by maintaining the certification through participation in professional development activities.


McCownGordon Construction is recognized as one of the largest general contractors in Kansas City and one of the fastest growing companies in the region. Focused on core values of integrity, relationships and performance, McCownGordon is committed to building collaborative partnerships and specializing in construction management, general contracting, design-build and sustainable construction. With strong experience and expertise in a variety of market sectors, the company has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Kansas City by the Kansas City Business Journal for the past eight consecutive years. More information about McCownGordon Construction is available at

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