Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo - The Leaflet

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Industry News

  • Fringe Benefits: Lighting design to improve staff health, wellness, productivity
    BY KEVIN TURNER
    Whenever we interview hospital staff on lighting design improvements, their instinctive response is to brainstorm with us on the best possible design for their patients. This says a lot about their dedication and priorities. When choosing — for example — where to provide more natural light or views to the outside, nursing professionals will insist on upgrading patient spaces over their own every time.
  • Healing By Mother Nature: Past, present and future of incorporating biophilic patterns in healthcare projects
    BY SONJA BOCHART
    Biophilic design incorporates our innate connection to nature into the built environment to improve health and well-being. The science is relatively young, but new studies and research results continue to support the importance of integrating natural elements and so-called biophilic design patterns into new projects and renovations. Nowhere is this more important than healthcare settings.
  • SAFETY, MAINTENANCE & LOOKS: Factors driving today’s trends in healthcare flooring
    BY DAWN FREDRICK-SEIBERT
    The intended use of a healthcare space defines the type of flooring selected, and many factors must be considered. Attention to factors that make sustainable environments conducive to safety, cleanliness, wellness and healing have created the best results. These factors include the selection of everything from ceiling to flooring that can contribute to the healing process.
  • ‘A PLACE TO FLOURISH’: Research gathered from 1,000 women guided the design intent of the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto
    BY SUSAN BLACK & HEATHER MCPHERSON
    Women’s College Hospital, designed by Perkins Eastman Black/IBI Group Architects, in Toronto, is the recipient of the 2016 Generative Space Award, presented at the Health Facilities Symposium and Exhibition. Women’s is the largest academic ambulatory care center and research institute in Canada, dedicated to improving the lives of women and their families.

From the Symposium Desk

  • Outside our borders
    Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director

    In my April column I wrote about how this year you will be able to learn from other cultures at this year’s event. Specifically, I drew your attention to the sessions on the Navajo Area Indian Health Service and how Hawaiian’s are caring for their Kupuna. It was great to hear your response and enthusiasm for these opportunities.

  • First Look at the Symposium Conference Program
    Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director
    Our 2017 conference program was unveiled just two weeks ago. Have you had a chance to check it out yet? I am really looking forward to this year's program and hope you take some time to look over the compelling sessions we have put together.
  • Austin Here We Come
    Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director
    We are on the road again! This time heading to the thriving city of Austin, Texas. The Symposium will celebrate 30 years in this must visit destination.

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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