Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo - The Leaflet

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Industry News

  • 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.
  • AT YOUR SERVICE: Technology, trends + changing healthcare landscape reshaping outpatient facility design
    BY ALISON LEONARD
    A building boom in outpatient care centers continues to spread across the country, driven by significant changes in healthcare delivery expected to strengthen demand for these facilities in the years ahead.
  • Re-thinking the ED: Top trends in emergency department design deliver quality care, patient experience
    BY JENNIFER KENSON
    A new wave of highly efficient emergency care facilities is upping the ante on patient care. All hospital systems have unique models of care delivery but each share a common goal: to improve the overall patient experience, which includes minimizing time spent in the waiting room, as well as reducing the overall length of stay. This goal of maximum efficiency and re-thinking the patient experience has created different spaces that are uncommon to the typical ED
  • DRIVING POSITIVE EXPERIENCES: Trends & technology behind healthcare parking
    BY JEFF FAHS
    The experience of parking your own car at a major medical center can be quite negative. It is antithetical to the goal of a health system - to improve outcomes by managing the patient experience from the moment patients leave their homes. Structured parking facilities can be dark, loud and damp, with constant movement and the echo of car alarms. They can be disorienting and unsafe for pedestrians. And, when the garage is nearly full, an appointment can be missed just looking for a space. This is no way to enter a healing environment.

From the Symposium Desk

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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