Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo - The Leaflet

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Industry News

  • DESIGNING FOR TOMORROW: Making room for more personalized care experience at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital
    To meet the needs of a growing community and an aging population, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital is engaged in a transformative modernization program on its Methodist Hospital campus in St. Louis Park, Minnesota — the largest facility improvement since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. When complete in 2019, the four-year expansion and renovation program will enhance the experience of care, safety and outcomes with a sustainable solution that will position Park Nicollet for continued leadership in healthcare.
  • MONITORING TECH: Trends in healthcare TV, digital technology
    TV viewing preferences and digital technology in the U.S. have changed rapidly over the last few years. More people are going mobile and streaming self-curated content to their smartphone or tablet. The hospitality industry has embraced mobile technology to meet consumer demand for on-demand content. Hotels now provide input panels with power, USB, VGA and HDMI ports, allowing guests to use their personal mobile devices as receivers for audio and video content. Airlines, restaurants and other entertainment venues offer free Wi-Fi, mobile check-in and other amenities onsite and on demand.
  • Necessity & Opportunity: How strategic partnerships can benefit outpatient healthcare facilities
    As U.S. healthcare continues its evolution toward a value-based and consumer-centric model, health systems are growing more responsible for population health management and rethinking care delivery strategies. One emerging strategy health systems are testing across the country is a growing focus and reliance on strategic partnerships. When leveraged appropriately, strategic partnerships can help health systems better manage population health by addressing the social determinants of health, strengthen their continuum of care and achieve improved health outcomes.
  • CHILD-READY: Envisioning pediatric spaces of the future
    Healthcare design requires careful thought, consideration and attention to detail, especially when designing for a pediatric population. While routine pediatric care is typically community based in medical office, ambulatory, urgent care, emergency and even community acute care hospitals, specialized, complex care is routinely sought out at pediatric centers of excellence.

From the Symposium Desk

  • Faith in Humanity in Times of Crisis
    Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director
    In 2016, less than 3 months prior to the Symposium being held in Orlando we woke up to the news of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting. That week we were scheduled to send out one of our marketing emails encouraging folks to register for the event. We just could not do that in good conscience so instead we sent out a message of support for Orlando. In fact my column that month also addressed the tragedy. I sit here this morning and my to-do list includes writing this column. As I look at a blank document my thoughts are consumed with yesterday’s tragedy in Parkland, Florida. Our event is still 8 months away and we will be returning to Austin, Texas not Florida this year so I could very well continue business as usual.

  • Top 5 Highlights from this Year’s Symposium
    Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director
    For the past 3 years I have used this space in October to share my top moments from the Symposium. However this year I had something else on my mind and I encourage you to read that column if you did not see it. Before we move onto 2018 I am going to indulge in looking back and share my top 5 favorite things from this year’s event.
  • Service To Others
    Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director
    Last month in Austin, during my opening comments I shared a Muhammed Ali quote about service to others. It was in the context of Hurricane Harvey and Irma but also the 30 year history of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo. As I begin to write this column we are just beginning to digest the news out of Las Vegas. It all seems too much. We have barely had time to mourn, process or comprehend Charlottesville before it was Houston and then Florida then Puerto Rico then Las Vegas and then the California Wildfires.

Research & Whitepapers

  • Parking lots –adding value to your business plan
    Customer Service . . . Sustainability . . . Compliance . . . are all key parts today’s business plans. Have you considered how your parking lot adds value to each? The right partner can create a customized maintenance program that will have your lot contributing to all of these objectives and to the lasting impression you have with your clients.
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