Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo - The Leaflet

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Industry News

  • ‘A PLACE TO FLOURISH’: Research gathered from 1,000 women guided the design intent of the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto
    BY SUSAN BLACK & HEATHER MCPHERSON
    Women’s College Hospital, designed by Perkins Eastman Black/IBI Group Architects, in Toronto, is the recipient of the 2016 Generative Space Award, presented at the Health Facilities Symposium and Exhibition. Women’s is the largest academic ambulatory care center and research institute in Canada, dedicated to improving the lives of women and their families.
  • Acoustical Ceilings & Fire Safety: Suspended ceiling systems play important role in controlling growth of fire in facilities
    BY PAUL A. HOUGH
    A suspended acoustical ceiling represents a significant percentage of a room’s surfaces. As such, it is critical to controlling the noise level in a room and between rooms. It is also critical to controlling the growth of a fire in a room by providing a separation between the room and the space above the ceiling. Because of this separation, a suspended ceiling can delay a fire that starts in an occupied space from reaching potentially combustible materials in other areas of the building.
  • Safe Haven: Designing comfort, safety into behavioral health spaces in EDs
    BY REGAN HENRY
    The rate of mental health-related emergency department visits is increasing. According to a 2010 study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, mental disorders and substance abuse are related to one of every eight ED cases in the U.S. or nearly 12 million visits to EDs yearly. As the baby boomer population grows older, more seniors with dementia and mental illness are presenting at EDs across the United States; patients aged ≥65 years have the highest rate of mental health-related ED visits and the highest risk ratio for hospital admission.
  • EMERGENCY CARE FOR AN AGING POPULATION: Best practices in geriatric emergency department design
    CATHERINE GOW
    U.S. Census data indicates that in the near future, 1 in 5 medical patients will be over 65 years old. Will our emergency departments be ready to respond? As 79 million baby boomers age into the 65-andolder geriatric bracket and increase their utilization of healthcare resources, it is imperative that EDs are designed to accommodate this growing market segment.

From the Symposium Desk

  • 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.
  • Austin Here We Come
    Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director
    We are on the road again! This time heading to the thriving city of Austin, Texas. The Symposium will celebrate 30 years in this must visit destination.
  • 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.

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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