Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo - The Leaflet

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Industry News

  • CHILD-READY: Envisioning pediatric spaces of the future
    BY LISA LIPSCHUTZ
    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.
  • Planning Perfection: Facility activation = coordinated approach to occupying a new healthcare facility
    BY JAY HORNUNG
    Moving into a new or renovated space is the most highly anticipated part of bringing a new project online. Even a tiny oversight can have a huge impact, causing delays that can result in significant lost revenue. And yet two services are often overlooked when bringing a new project to completion: transition planning and move management.
  • State of Healthcare HVAC: Trends, challenges and HVAC’s role in infection control in large hospitals
    BY GREGORY HUDSON
    Hospital HVAC systems are not only used for thermal comfort, but are a critical component of infection control and patient safety. HVAC systems help prevent the spread of infection within the hospital, along with helping to promote patient healing. Recent trends in healthcare projects (such as increased energy efficiency, increased budget constraints and compressed project schedules) have shifted the focus of HVAC systems away from their primary purpose of promoting patient safety, in an effort to help achieve other project goals.
  • ENGINEERING GREEN: Top emerging strategies to reduce hospital operating costs, utility expenditures
    BY MICHAEL PULASKI & BILL REPICHOWSKYJ
    As the economics of healthcare undergo increasing pressure and uncertainty, hospitals are facing a greater-than-ever imperative to manage costs. Although energy represents a small portion of a hospital’s overall yearly operating costs, reducing utility expenditures can be a low-risk, high-yield and stable investment for the future.

From the Symposium Desk

  • 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.
  • Top 3 Things I'm Looking Forward to
    Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director
    It may feel too early but there is a crispness to the air reminding us that fall is right around the corner and the long summer days are dwindling. Of course that also means the Symposium is close, in fact it’s just over 3 weeks away. In what has now become an annual August tradition, I am going to share with you my top 3 things I am looking forward to this year:

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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