Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo - The Leaflet

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Industry News

  • ENVISIONING MODERN READING ROOMS: Using advanced visualization architectural methods to help radiology physicians improve healthcare value
    BY NATHAN MURRAY & DR. EDWARD QUIGLEY
    The imaging performed by radiology physicians to deliver healthcare is complex and specialized and, for many years, was performed in classical dark rooms or cubicle farms. That is now changing. There is a unique opportunity for reading rooms and multi-use environments to be designed to better deliver healthcare, aligning with advancing technologies and ultimately optimize best practices in patient-provider-radiologist collaboration
  • SOUND OFF: Design strategies for facility acoustics
    BY DIANA ARAOZ-FRASER & STEPHEN PARKER
    Sound. In healthcare settings, its intrusive effects impede healing, generate stress and can make communication difficult for staff and patients, alike. In busy waiting areas, with its cacophony of voices, beeps and rings, absorption is the name of the game. From carpet to ceiling tiles, much is baked into specs across the industry, but the fundamentals are always worth revisiting while pushing the boundaries with new strategies and tactics
  • VertiGrow? Top considerations for vertical expansion projects
    BY RICHARD S. RICHARD
    So, patient volumes are rising, departments are squeezed and more space is needed for a new unit. Landlocked and wondering what to do, the client is faced with diverting patients to another hospital or evaluating options to expand or replace. Sound familiar? The client is experiencing a planning and design challenge that occurs with most aging hospitals.
  • FLEXIBLE GROWTH & PATIENT EXPERIENCE New patient tower for Baptist Health of Northeast Florida supports demand
    BY STEPHAN K. GARTMAN | PHOTOS BY RANDY VAN DUINEN
    In 2005, Baptist Health of Northeast Florida's new hospital, Baptist Medical Center South, opened its doors to patients. As part of this undertaking, a cohesive, long-term campus master plan was created to guide growth. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, when Tower C opened in spring 2018, one of the final pieces of the master plan was realized. The new eight-story, 138- bed, 155,200-square-foot patient tower gives Baptist Medical Center South the space to better serve a rapidly growing community - especially in surgery and labor and delivery.

From the Symposium Desk

  • First Look at the Conference Program Our 2019 conference program was unveiled just last week. Have you had a chance to look it over yet? I am really looking forward to this year’s program and hope you take some time to check out the compelling sessions we have put together.
  • Boston Bound!
    Jenabeth Ferguson
    I am over joyed that the 2019 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo will be in the Boston, Massachusetts! It is my home city and I really can’t wait to welcome everyone this September. Boston is synonymous with a lot of things including healthcare, federal architectural, innovation and of course sports championships, seafood and American history.
  • Quiet Time
    Jenabeth Ferguson
    The ever-elusive quest to find quiet time. I often set aside time to be introspective and clear my head in order to write this column. To be perfectly frank it has not been easy this month. This time of year may prove the most difficult to find quiet moments. I reopened the blank document this morning and tried to shut out email and my phone. Nothing came.

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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