Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo - The Leaflet

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Industry News

  • Emergency Power Supply Systems: Best practices, solutions for staying online during disasters
    BY TRACY WAGONER
    When a national disaster hits, keeping power running to life-saving systems within a hospital can literally be a matter of life and death. Not only do those systems need to operate to maintain care for patients within a hospital during the event, they also need to function to treat those who sustain injuries and need care in the aftermath. Outdated generators, malfunctioning automatic transfer switches and improper emergency system setup can all lead to issues when emergency power operations have to be implemented.
  • RE-THINKING DESIGN: Creating sustainable prenatal solutions in rural America through design
    BY ROGER WILKERSON
    "You're trying to solve the unsolvable." That was the response we received from the first medical professional we approached with our idea of a conceptual project. Dr. Kellett Letson, vice president and chief of women's health at Mission Hospital, is an expert on the complexities of delivering prenatal care to women in rural North Carolina. You could believe him when he said that a group of architects was going to have a hard time solving the frightening problem of infant and maternal mortality in rural America. What he came to learn was this particular group of architects was too stubborn not to try anyway.
  • Solid Backing: Central plant, utility infrastructure resiliency critical to hospital operations, patient safety
    BY JON SCHWARTZ
    Communities across the U.S. are feeling the effects of more frequent natural disasters. When tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes or droughts wreak havoc, resiliency of a central plant and a hospital's utility infrastructure is critical to maintaining hospital operations and keeping patients safe. There is no waiting until the storm passes. Protecting against the loss of power, water or natural gas must be addressed during the planning and design phases.
  • 3 Keys to Creating Holistic Balance: Maintaining resiliency in healthcare spaces with flexibility, functionality & biophilia
    BY DIANA ARAOZ-FRASER & SHARY ADAMS
    Today resiliency has become an emphasis in healthcare environments, where quickly recovering from changes or overcoming difficulties is essential. As designers, there are many approaches to consider in helping a client create resiliency in their space, but we would argue that three are essential to ensuring long-term patient care success: flexibility, functionality and biophilia.

From the Symposium Desk

  • Wow! A month later and I am still basking in the glow of this years Symposium. From a number stand point attendance was up over last year but even more notable was that the healthcare provider involvement was significantly higher than past years. Personally, it was such a treat for me to have everyone in my home state.
  • RED SOX, SEAFOOD AND COLLEGE KIDS In less than a month we will all be gathered at the 32nd Annual Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo. It will be my 20th Symposium which is a little crazy when I think about it. For an added treat we are going to be in my home state of Massachusetts. I am over the moon with excitement anticipating welcoming everyone to the great city of Boston.
  • My Top Three
    Jenabeth Ferguson
    We are just under 3 months from our 2019 event and there is a lot going on including the tour program announced this week. I thought I'd take advantage of this space to let you know my top 3 things I am looking forward to as part of this year's event.

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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