Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo - The Leaflet

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Industry News

  • Enhanced Flow: Benefits of using 3-D modeling, coordination drawings on HVAC projects
    BY GREG HUDSON
    Three-dimensional building information modeling is revolutionizing the way medical facilities are planning and managing their projects. It has made a specific impact on heating, ventilation and air conditioning work, a component of healthcare projects that affects every other design and construction aspect.
  • HARNESSING POWER OF PLACE: Creating flexible spaces built for technology, fostering patient-provider relationships
    BY MICHELLE OSSMANN
    “I’m going to see my doctor today.” There are two immediate intentions in this statement — the patient plans to both visualize and directly encounter a doctor in person or, increasingly, via telemedicine. Whether technology is a help or a hindrance, however, is based on both the physical environment and the associated user behaviors. Moreover, technology constantly evolves, necessitating flexible environments and ongoing user learning
  • More Power, Please: Factors behind a growing demand for emergency backup power in healthcare facilities
    BY SEAN WILLIAMS
    Among the many currents of change buffeting the healthcare industry, the issue of emergency backup power can be added to the list. Building codes, relative to emergency backup power in hospitals, are basically consistent from code cycle to code cycle. Each new edition of the National Electrical Code and National Fire Protection Act (NFPA) 99 makes minor tweaks, but the overall concept of the code remains consistent.
  • CONTINUOUS CARE: Top patient, design considerations for today’s bariatric spaces
    BY SANDY FAUROT
    One of the intended outcomes of the healthcare law was to improve overall community health, rather than just treat patients when they become sick. This has led to the development of facilities that offer comprehensive care for patients with chronic conditions or long-term diseases such as cancer, diabetes and morbid obesity.

From the Symposium Desk

  • Gratitude
    Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director
    I looked back to see what I wrote about in this space last December and I shared my experience about being in a hospital bed for the first time. Then I looked back to 2014 and saw that I wrote that column from beside my mother’s hospital bed. Fortunately I have no medical experiences to contemplate on this year which makes me feel very grateful. ‘Tis the season for reflection and focusing on the important things in life so excuse me while I do just that this year.
  • Top 5 Highlights from this Year’s Symposium
    Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director
    It is remarkable to me that this will be the third time I will share my top moments from the Symposium in this column. It seems like just yesterday I started this column as a way to communicate with all of you throughout the year and in reality it has been over three years. The Leaflet itself is an extension of the event, a way to offer insight and education throughout the year. And this column is a way for me to reach all of you throughout the year to point out the important things happening. I am going to indulge in looking back as I continue the tradition of sharing my top 5 favorite things from this year’s event.
  • The Symposium is fast approaching
    Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director
    Those long days of summer are once again shortening and before we know it the cool, crisp fall air will be here (I hope). Of course that also means the Symposium is close, in fact it’s just over 3 weeks away. With the event fast approaching I thought I’d do the same thing I did a year ago and share with you my top 3 things I am looking forward to at 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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