Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo - The Leaflet

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Industry News

  • 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.
  • FIRST DEFENSE: Protecting medical facilities from vehicle threats
    BY ROB REITER
    We’re in a new era of healthcare delivery — modern healthcare architecture has become more focused on strategically designed projects that accommodate the latest advancements in both construction techniques and medical technologies. This evolution has resulted in innovative state-of-the-art facilities that are as beautiful as they are functional.
  • Rethinking Design: Incorporating new trends, technologies in healthcare restrooms
    BY JASON COSTELLO
    Restrooms are universally used spaces, but their design in healthcare settings can vary widely based on patient population, room location and layout and safety concerns. For designers, patient restrooms in hospitals pose the greatest design challenges to ensure that spaces support healing, comfort and calm for patients and provide ease of maintenance, infection control and safety features for facility managers
  • Beyond the Intercom: Today’s nurse call, communication systems deliver improved patient care
    BY JOHN KACPERSKI
    Today’s nurse call systems are no longer simply an intercom for patients to contact the nurses’ station. Modern nurse call systems are now an integrated part of the ever evolving patient care solutions that interface with patient electronic medical records and provide real-time patient status to improve patient safety. Safety improvements such as “out-of-bed” alerts help prevent slip and fall incidents that sometimes are cause for extending a patient’s stay.

From the Symposium Desk

  • 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:
  • 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.

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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