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SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2024
Austin Convention Center - Austin, Texas

EMERGING TRENDS IN HEALTHCARE DESIGN: ENHANCING PATIENT EXPERIENCE AND EFFICIENCY

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Sophia Lapat 212.203.6536
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Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo Offers Products and Services from 100+ Exhibitors

Austin, TX (July 9, 2024) — Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo, one of the country’s largest shows dedicated to healthcare design and facilities, returns for its 37th annual event to the Austin Convention Center, September 24-26, 2024. This must-attend event for architects, designers, engineers, contractors and healthcare providers features an expansive Exhibit Hall with 100+ Exhibitors including furnishings, lighting, flooring, wall coverings, solution providers, technology, and so much more.

As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve, so too does the design of medical facilities. The latest trends in healthcare design are revolutionizing patient care by prioritizing both functionality and the patient experience. These innovative approaches are reshaping the way hospitals and clinics operate and cater to their patients. Below are some of the latest trends shaping the healthcare design industry today and a selection of exhibitor highlights from HFSE 2024 exhibitors.

For more information on the 2024 exhibitors, please visit www.hcarefacilities.com.

Integration of Technology

Technology is playing a crucial role in modern healthcare design. From electronic health records to telemedicine capabilities, facilities are integrating advanced technologies seamlessly into their design. This integration not only enhances operational efficiency, but also improves patient care by facilitating communication between healthcare providers and patients.

 

Skyline Glass, Booth 408

Skyline Glass provides glass solutions for healthcare environments. Their products offerings focus on privacy, cleanability, adaptability, beauty and longevity. Glass lets in natural light, can accommodate artwork Addressing the shortcomings of traditional smart glass technologies, SDX3 SmartView, Powered by CliC introduces a film-free design utilizing liquid crystal technology—setting a new standard for clarity, efficiency, and design flexibility in healthcare spaces. Switchable glass technology has long promised the convenience of instantly transitioning windows from clear views to privacy with the flip of a switch. However, existing solutions have fallen short with issues such as haze, fogginess, and distortion compromising the clear mode. SDX3 SmartView employs liquid crystal technology applied directly to glass, offering a truly clear view in the transparent mode and maintaining privacy when activated.

 

Mantis Innovation, Booth 237

As more businesses journey towards increased sustainability, they need experienced partners to transform today’s operations into tomorrow’s results. Mantis Innovation delivers smart, sustainable solutions to improve facility performance from any starting point along this journey. Mantis provides managed facility services and turnkey program management with technology-enabled solutions that target the entire building footprint from roofs, walls, and pavement, to HVAC, lighting and power.

 

Mesa Electronics, Inc., Booth 101

Mesa Electronics specializes in meeting the unique needs and requirements of healthcare environments with audio/visual technology solutions that enhance the healthcare experience for patients, visitors, and staff. With decades of experience working in the healthcare market, Mesa Electronics has a legacy of designing, integrating, supporting, and servicing complex audiovisual solutions for inside and outside of the patient room.

 

Sustainability Initiatives

Environmental sustainability is becoming a significant consideration in healthcare design. Facilities are implementing energy-efficient systems, utilizing sustainable building materials, and incorporating features like green roofs. These initiatives not only reduce the environmental footprint, but also contribute to a healthier indoor environment for patients and staff.

 

CheckSammy Booth 527

CheckSammy is a national provider of same-day bulk waste removal and sustainability services. We find innovative ways to divert various waste streams from landfill and provide our customers with detailed data to fuel ESG improvements. Our other services include open-top containers, power washing, and commercial cleaning. At HFSE, they will be debuting the ESG reporting platform, Veridiant. Veridiant is the next-gen software platform to help track, analyze, and optimize material diversion from source to destination. Customers can view before/after pictures, track servicing updates in real-time, and download certificates of diversion/destruction all in one smart platform.

 

Lonseal® Flooring, Booth 426

Celebrating over 52 years of durability and performance in a variety of commercial industries, Lonseal offers a unique selection of resilient sheet vinyl in exterior and interior, embossed, smooth, sport and wood-grain surfaces. Lonseal’s commitment to the environment is as strong as their commitment to quality. With recycled content and an extended life cycle, the GreenVinyl Program offers a suite of resilient vinyl products that ensure a minimal environmental impact while handing the toughest traffic. Their low-emitting materials are FloorScore® certified, to help provide the purest in Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Check out their LONWOVEN design that offers a timeless and elegant aesthetic that combines the natural texture of linen with the durability and convenience of sheet vinyl at HFSE!

 

Unicel Architectural, Booth 219

For 59 years, Unicel Architectural has built a reputation for the most advanced glass, timber and aluminum solutions. These solutions encompass louvered glazing, skylights,

timber or aluminum curtain walls and more, to enhance major global construction

initiatives with the utmost quality and reliability. Unicel Architectural’s proprietary technology transforms glass, timber or aluminum into one-of-a-kind, highly engineered structures, while Vision Control® delivers unprecedented comfort and control of vision, light, temperature and sound with a patented combination of integrated louvers between glass that are hermetically sealed and cordless. Unicel Architectural’s solutions are guaranteed for longevity, optimized for energy efficiency, and customizable to any design, environmental or cultural requirements.

 

Emphasis on Safety

In recent years, safety in hospitals has emerged as a pivotal trend, driven by a heightened awareness of patient well-being and regulatory standards. Hospitals are increasingly implementing comprehensive safety protocols to minimize medical errors, prevent infections, and enhance overall patient care outcomes. Key initiatives include the adoption of advanced technology for patient monitoring and safety, inspections, and improved communication among healthcare teams.

 

RPS America, Inc, Booth 519

RPS America provides high quality Uninterruptible Power Systems to customers with critical power needs, like Data Centers, Healthcare Imaging Machines, Airport Security Scanners. The UPS provides clean power and in case of power failure it continues to provide clean power until the Generator starts or the utility returns via batteries. At HFSE, RPS will debut two of their UPS’s, one is a new product which is a modular UPS, and they will have one of their existing UPS’s that has been used by Healthcare, Data Center, and Airport Security customers for the last 10 years.

 

Smith-Emery, Booth 208

On-site safety inspections are conducted during construction to establish that approved plans, specifications, and processes are being upheld and followed. Smith-Emery promotes peace of mind by observing and testing materials for conformance with the approved and permitted construction documents. We can provide a full-service team to undertake all facets of a site inspection, or a single individual for a one-day call-out inspection. Regardless, our experienced inspectors provide quality control assurance regarding the fabrication, installation, and placement structural components and construction materials like fireproofing, soils and foundations.

 

Accurate Lock and Hardware, Booth 326

Accurate’s team of experts are dedicated to developing innovative solutions for specific challenges including retrofit scenarios, custom openings and bringing doors to compliance. Designed with patient care and staff safety in mind, all Accurate products are made entirely in the USA, which allows the ability to quickly adjust, adapt and produce the best solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of the healthcare industry.

 

Oval Fire Products, Booth 432

The world needed a slimmer profile fire extinguisher without sacrificing an ounce of performance – so that’s what Oval did. Their engineers spent thousands of hours creating a fire extinguisher that is oval, not round and projects less than 4” from the wall, instantly achieving ADA compliance. Making things simpler and saving costs in the long run. They are on a mission to make facilities safer – one fire extinguisher at a time.

 

Patient-Centered Design

Modern healthcare facilities are continuing to adopt patient-centered design principles. This approach focuses on creating spaces that are comfortable, welcoming, and conducive to healing. Patient rooms are designed to maximize natural light, incorporate soothing colors, and provide ample space for families. Waiting areas are being transformed into calming environments with comfortable seating, artwork, and even amenities like refreshment stations.

 

Stance Healthcare, Booth 402

Founded in 2006, Stance Healthcare manufactures furniture for healing environments, with a particular focus on hospitals and Behavioral Health facilities. They have a reputation for providing high-quality products that meet ever-evolving demands in the areas of design, comfort, safety, durability, renewability, infection control and environmental sustainability. With a strong understanding of patient-centered design, we are committed to providing innovative furniture solutions that improve the healthcare experience for all.

 

Wieland Healthcare, Booth 305

Wieland builds patient room and lounge furniture designed to assist caregivers and families.  Industry-leading sleep sofas and patient recliners are available in a variety of styles. Wieland is committed to moving patient care forward. We look beyond the ordinary, seeking new solutions for patient spaces within various healthcare environments. At HFSE, Wieland will debut NEW options for infusion applications on our Accord Recliner; including heat + massage, charging port for devices, and removable fold-down table.

 

MDC Interior Solutions, Booth 304

MDC is transforming spaces with their bespoke interior finishes including custom wall graphics with personalized visual storytelling, tailored acoustical solutions to optimize sound dynamics, and an innovative art program that integrates distinctive art pieces enhancing both aesthetics and emotional resonance.

“These trends reflect a shift towards human-centered design principles in healthcare,” said Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director. “By prioritizing patient comfort, operational efficiency, and sustainability, healthcare facilities are enhancing the overall healthcare experience.”

For more information or to register, please visit www.hcarefacilities.com

 

ABOUT

The mission of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo is to create a multi-disciplinary environment that inspires you to evoke change and the advancement of a better delivery of healthcare through the physical space. Competitors, clients, and colleagues come together as friends to collaborate, share research, hear fresh perspectives and participate in the ever-changing conversation of your industry.

 

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HEALTHCARE FACILITIES SYMPOSIUM AND EXPO RETURNS SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2024 TO THE AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

Media Contact:
Sophia Lapat 212.203.6536
[email protected]

Inspiring Programming, Product Launches, Keynotes, Industry Leaders, Facility Tours, Emerging Leaders, and Networking Events

Austin, TX (June 14, 2024) — Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo, one of the country’s largest shows dedicated to healthcare design and facilities, returns for its 37th annual event to the Austin Convention Center, September 24-26, 2024. This must-attend symposium and expo brings together architects, designers, engineers, contractors and healthcare providers to collaborate, share research, hear fresh perspectives and participate in the ever-changing healthcare industry. Attendees will have a chance to sit in on compelling Keynote Presentations, explore 100+ Exhibitors, be inspired by industry leaders at daily Conference Sessions, explore two of Austin’s biggest Healthcare Facilities, enjoy Networking Events and much more.

 

“The success of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo can be attributed to the collaborative environment we foster each year, and we look forward to bringing together architects, designers, contractors, healthcare providers and more to Austin,” said Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director. “Through powerful Keynotes, informative sessions that inspires dialogue, and the latest product innovations from hundreds of exhibitors, we hope to continue to help transform the landscape of healthcare design and delivery.”

 

Robust Conference

The Symposium features three jam-packed days of educational and insightful sessions, case-studies and three keynotes meant to inspire and improve current and future healthcare facilities. The sessions will span multiple topics including Pediatrics, Behavioral Health, Safety, AI in healthcare, Sustainability and more. A few highlights include:

 

Hear about the new Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Hospital which stands amidst the giants of the Texas Medical Center, as an unsung hero who tends to the historically disadvantaged and those most in need within the community. The upcoming 1.2 million SF LBJ heralds a new era of transformative design and you’ll hear from architects and engineers on this project during the “Architectural Avenger: Championing Health Equity in a Safety-Net Hospital” session.

 

Tackling important issues of the day, “Culturally Inclusive Care: Healthcare Design for Black Communities”, will hear from black voices in healthcare about disparities they have experienced and discuss examples and strategies of how design can change the narrative.

 

Understand how Disaster Recovery and Future Planning took place for the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital during the “Disaster Recovery and Future Planning for the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital after Hurricane Maria in the US Virgin Islands.”. The executive director of the Territorial Hospital Redevelopment Team, Government Hospitals and Health Facilities Corporation (USVI) will travel to the US to share the hospital’s story with the architect and engineer who served on the project.

 

Exhibit Hall

The Expo Hall features the most innovative products and services in the healthcare facilities industry from some of the country’s top manufacturers and providers. Many exhibitors will launch new products at HFSE, getting in front of important decision makers from healthcare facilities, architecture and design firms. This year, the Expo Hall will feature more than 30 NEW exhibitors hailing from around the globe including Kingsway Group, MedViron, Skyler Design Build, RPS America Inc., MDC Interior Solutions, PEVCO, PABCO Gypsum, Amico Lights, EquipWare, LLC, Chesapeake Healthcare Planning, Lonseal Flooring, Calico Building Services, Inc., Walters Healthcare Resources, Hallmark Building Supplies, Johns Manville and more.

Experience the latest furnishings, technology, flooring, lighting, modular operating rooms and mobile clinics from WIELAND Healthcare, Pineapple Contract, Stance Healthcare, Belden, MazeMap, Tarkett, Mohawk Group, Interface, vHealth Lighting, Modular Services Company, SLD Technology, OWA USA, Odulair and many more. Don’t miss mini sessions on the Expo Floor presented by architecture firms in the Design Solutions Theaters where the design team galleries come alive in these 15-minute presentations. Back by popular demand, there will be two design solutions theaters so double the chance to hear about the latest projects in this exciting format.

Get ready for an interactive experience as returning exhibitors La- Z-Boy | Knu Comfort and Whitehall MFG/Acorn VAC rev up their mobile showrooms for more hands-on displays this year!

 

Symposium Distinction Awards

The annual program recognizes design teams, projects and individuals who have made a profound contribution to the healthcare design industry. The program accepts submissions of all types and sizes of patient care-related facilities. In addition, it recognizes the best and most innovative new products within the healthcare design & construction industry. All entries are due August 2 and submissions can be made here: https://hcarefacilities.com/awards/

 

Networking Events

Mix and mingle with new and old friends at daily events including the Grand Opening of Exhibit Floor and Symposium Party, the Ice Cream Social, the Happy Hour and many more fun and engaging events.

 

Emerging Leaders Welcome

The Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo’s successful Symposium Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program returns in 2024 offering recognition to those individuals with less than 10 years (non-consecutive) of experience in healthcare design and construction including research and/or education. The recognition includes attending the 2024 HFSE in Austin, TX September 24-26 and participating in all activities surrounding the event.

 

RECIPIENTS RECEIVE:

  • A Full Access registration to the 2024 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo (travel expenses are not included)
  • Welcome breakfast for all emerging leaders to meet each other at the beginning of the event
  • Recognition at the Opening Keynote at the 2024 HFSE
  • Recognition on a display board at the 2024 HFSE
  • Invitation to the VIP Reception at the 2024 HFSE and be paired with a Board Member to offer guidance
  • Featured in the October 2024 Leaflet issue

 

For more information and to apply, visit https://hcarefacilities.com/elp/

 

Facility Tours

On Monday, September 23, HFSE will be offering two Facility Tours at Texas Children’s Hospital and Lillibridge Healthcare Services for attendees to learn about two major health construction projects in Texas. Texas Children’s Hospital, one of the top-ranked hospitals in America providing pediatric and maternal-fetal care, recently opened a brand-new, greenfield hospital for children and women in Austin, Texas. The design for this facility began in February 2020 and opened in February 2024, just in time for the institution’s 70th birthday. Lillibridge Healthcare Services, Ventas’ wholly owned medical office operating subsidiary, and development partners at HKS Architects and Rogers O’Brien Construction began designing a full scale modernization of Medical Park Tower in 2019. Concept design was completed in early 2020, and construction began in the fall of 2020.

 

For more information or to register, please visit www.hcarefacilities.com

 

ABOUT

 

The mission of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo is to ignite change and advance healthcare delivery through innovative physical spaces. Here, competitors become collaborators, clients become friends, and colleagues share fresh perspectives, research, and insights, driving forward the dynamic conversation of our industry.

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2023 HEALTHCARE FACILITIES SYMPOSIUM & EXPO EXPERIENCED DOUBLE DIGIT ATTENDANCE GROWTH OVER 2022

Media Contact:
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Attendees Enjoyed Exhibitor Innovations, Inspiring Keynotes, Engaging Sessions by Industry Leaders & Networking Connections, September 19-21, 2023

Charlotte, NC (September 29, 2023) – Last week, thousands of manufacturers, architects, designers, engineers, contractors and healthcare leaders convened at the Charlotte Convention Center for the 36th annual Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo, HFSE, one of the country’s largest shows dedicated to healthcare design and facilities, energized attendees, exhibitors, speakers and partners with compelling Keynote Presentations, 100+ Exhibitors, Conference Sessions, Networking Events, Facility Tours and much more.

“Every year our speakers, exhibitors and attendees look forward to the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo as it brings together our industry as a community to hold important discussions on timely topics from Technology Innovations to Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, as well as showcase the most cutting-edge products and services in healthcare design,” said Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director. “This year we experienced record growth and are excited about what the future holds for HFSE in 2024!”

Robust Conference and Keynotes

The Symposium featured three jam-packed days of educational and insightful Sessions and Keynotes by top industry leaders. Each year, HFSE features three compelling Keynotes and this year’s speakers included Ryan Straschnitzki, former Humboldt Bronco, current Team Alberta para-ice hockey member and founder of the Straz Strong Foundation, and Susan Black, Principal and Director, Perkins Eastman Black Architects Inc, as well as a team panel discussion on Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, featuring Nancy Hanright, Sr. Director, Real Estate & Space Planning, Boston Medical Center, Karen Heater, PE, CEM, Director, Energy & Utilities, Cleveland Clinic Buildings + Design, Brian Pratt, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP, Associate Vice Chancellor and Campus Architect, University of California Irvine / Division of Finance and Administration Design and Construction Services and moderator, Beth Howard, Award-Winning Independent Writer.

“With healthcare changing as rapidly as it is, having a forum like HFSE to share knowledge, best practices and innovation is great. I have had the privilege to attend this conference for years and it never disappoints. The caliber of sessions, speakers and attendees is second to none.” – Nancy Hanright, Senior Director, Real Estate & Space Planning, Boston Medical Center Health System

Expo Hall

The Expo Hall featured the most innovative products and services in the healthcare facilities industry from 100+ top manufacturers and solution providers. Many exhibitors launched new products at HFSE, getting in front of important decision makers from healthcare facilities, architecture and design firms. The Expo Floor also featured two Design Solutions Theaters where the design team galleries came alive with 15 minute mini-presentations by leading architectural firms.

“HFSE outperformed our expectations! The quality of the attendees is excellent for our type of business.” – Joe Kingston, Director, Fabrication & Advanced NDT Services, Smith-Emery Laboratories, Inc.

“This was our first show and we were impressed with the quality of attendees – we will be back next year!” – Tracey Heimpel, National Sales Director, Stance Healthcare

Symposium Distinction Awards

The annual program recognized design teams, projects and individuals who have made a profound contribution to the healthcare design industry. In addition, it recognized the best and most innovative new products within the healthcare design & construction industry. This year’s winners included: Team Award Winner: Banner Desert Medical Center – Women’s Tower Expansion, User-Centered Award Winner: Rush University Medical Center Joan & Paul Rubschlager Building, Adaptive Reuse Award Winner: Quinault Wellness Center, Individual Award Winner: Leslie Hanson, Studio Practice Leader, Health, Partner at HKS, George Pressler Under 40 Award Winner: Alexandra Vigliarolo, RA, Project Manager, Northwell Health

Product Award Categories: Most Innovative Winner: Vaask, Most Sustainable Winner: ZippSpace, Architect’s Choice Winner: MedSlide Pro from Serenity Sliding Doors.

Raffle and Charity Partner

The Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo as a long history of selecting charitable organizations each year, holding a raffle onsite and donating the proceeds to that charitable organization. What started as a small endeavor has grown to a highlight of the annual event with diverse organizations across the country benefitting from the HFSE’s community’s generosity. Since 2006, HFSE has donated over $186,000 to various charitable organizations. The Raffle continues to be a favorite event for attendees and this year’s beneficiary, Straz Strong Foundation, was started by Keynote speaker, Ryan Straschnitzki. The mission is to provide those with physical and mental disabilities an improvement of quality of life. $16,000 was raised to benefit Straz Strong Foundation.

“The Straz Strong Foundation was honored to be a part of the healthcare symposium in Charlotte, North Carolina! With the funds raised we will be putting it back into the community through adaptive sport equipment purchases, rehabilitation program funding and the continual pursuit to raise social awareness of the ways in which we can remove barriers for those living with disabilities. Straz Strong will continue to work towards providing Universal accessibility for all thanks to everyone’s continued support.” – Ryan Straschnitzki, Founder, Straz Strong

Emerging Leaders

The Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo’s NEW Symposium Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program in 2023 gave recognition to individuals with less than 10 years (non-consecutive) of experience in healthcare design and construction including research and/or education. The recognition included attending the 2023 HFSE in Charlotte, North Carolina and participating in all activities surrounding the event.

For more information about the 2024 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo taking place in Austin, TX (September 24-26, 2024), visit www.hcarefacilities.com.

 ABOUT

The mission of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo is to create a multi-disciplinary environment that inspires you to evoke change and the advancement of a better delivery of healthcare through the physical space. Competitors, clients, and colleagues come together as friends to collaborate, share research, hear fresh perspectives and participate in the ever-changing conversation of your industry.

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HEALTHCARE FACILITIES SYMPOSIUM AND EXPO ANNOUNCES SYMPOSIUM DISTINCTION AWARD WINNERS

Eight Award Recipients Selected by Industry Leaders

September 19, 2023

Media Contact:
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212.203.6536
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Charlotte, NC –The Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo, one of the country’s largest and leading shows dedicated to healthcare design and facilities, announces the prestigious winners of its 20223 Symposium Distinction Awards. The annual program recognizes design teams, projects and individuals who have made a profound contribution to the healthcare design industry. The program accepts submissions of all types and sizes of patient care-related facilities. In addition, it recognizes the best and most innovative new products within the healthcare design and construction industry. A total of eight awards were announced during a lunch celebration on Tuesday, September 19.

“The Symposium Distinction Awards honor and recognize individuals, teams, projects and products making a difference in our industry,” said Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director. “Our wonderful judges, James Atkinson
Vice President and Director, Healthcare Design and Planning for HDR, Inc, Marcus A. Budaus, AIA, ACHA, LEED® AP, Associate Principal / Senior Vice President for HKS, INC., Gary W Collins, AIA, NCARB, Senior Director, Healthcare for Virtual Energy Solutions, Rolando Conesa, AIA NCARB Principal for NELSON and Amy Douma, AIA, NCARB, and LEED AP, Vice President for HGA Architects and Engineers, have an important job evaluating submissions to choose this year’s winners and we are so excited to celebrate these important awards together at HFSE.”

Team Award
The Team Award focuses on a project team that has worked together to change the face of healthcare design through innovation, creativity, efficiency and teamwork.

Winner: Banner Desert Medical Center – Women’s Tower Expansion

User-Centered Award
The User-Centered Award recognizes a healthcare design project or facility that best reflects and balances the requirements of patients, their family and practitioners.

Winner: Rush University Medical Center Joan & Paul Rubschlager Building

Adaptive Reuse Award
The Adaptive Reuse Award recognizes a healthcare design project that creatively achieved the reuse of an existing structure or space originally used for another purpose.

Winner: Quinault Wellness Center

Individual Award
The Individual Award seeks to distinguish a professional in the fields of healthcare planning, design, construction and operations that have displayed leadership and vision over a significant period of their career. This award looks to recognize an individual whose passion and driven their organizations or project teams to enhance the healing environment and a way above and beyond.

Winner: Leslie Hanson, Studio Practice Leader, Health, Partner at HKS

George Pressler Under 40 Award 
The George Pressler Under 40 Award seeks the next generation of leaders within the fields of healthcare planning, design, construction and operations. The George Pressler Award recognizes a young professional who has demonstrated leadership and vision within their organization or project teams.

Winner: Alexandra Vigliarolo, RA, Project Manager, Northwell Health

 Product Awards
The Product Awards recognize innovative new products that contribute to the enrichment of a healing environment through their unique design and operational support.

Product Award Categories
Awards will be presented to those outstanding new products whose unique design contributes to the enrichment of a healing environment in each of the following product categories:

Most Innovative

Winner: Vaask

Most Sustainable

Winner: ZippSpace – Smart Soft Locker Solution from Switzerland revolutionizes storage experiences worldwide

Architect’s Choice

Winner: MedSlide Pro

For more information about the Symposium Distinction Awards, please visit www.hcarefacilities.com

 ABOUT

The mission of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo is to create a multi-disciplinary environment that inspires you to evoke change and the advancement of a better delivery of healthcare through the physical space. Competitors, clients, and colleagues come together as friends to collaborate, share research, hear fresh perspectives and participate in the ever-changing conversation of your industry.

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HEALTHCARE FACILITIES SYMPOSIUM & EXPO ANNOUNCES 100+ WORLD-CLASS EXHIBITORS TO SHOWCASE FURNISHINGS, FLOORING, LIGHTING, TECHNOLOGY & MORE

Media Contact:
Sophia Lapat
212.203.6536
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2023 Attendees Can Expect Cutting-Edge Products, Design Team Gallery, Expert Panels in the Design Solutions Theaters, Networking

Charlotte, NC (July 12, 2023) — Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo, one of the country’s largest and leading shows dedicated to healthcare design and facilities, returns to the Charlotte Convention Center, September 19-21, featuring 100+ world-class exhibitors.  Encompassing nearly 10,000 square feet, the Expo Hall will showcase top manufacturers exhibiting exciting new product launches, technology solutions, demonstrations and much more to architects, designers, and healthcare leaders and personnel. The 2023 edition will feature game-changing products and services from both leading and emerging brands and offers unparalleled access to the latest offerings in healthcare design.

“Now in its 36th year, the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo continues to modernize, adjust to keep up with the quickly changing healthcare industry, sourcing the best manufacturers from across the world to solve today’s biggest facility challenges,” said Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director. “Each year, our attendees look forward to the grand opening of the exhibit floor and the Symposium Party where they can explore hundreds of products for the first time, take part in hands-on demonstrations and see healthcare environments come to life. This year features an exciting lineup of new products from Kennon Covers’ Suicide Prevention Door to vHealth Lighting BioSync® Tunable White Lights to Sky Factory’s Luminous SkyCeilings™, the only LED Sky Ceilings to LH & Companies patented, tamper-proof Patient Care Sign. HFSE is the only place you find all these products under one roof.”

Experience the latest furnishings, wall coverings, technology, flooring, and healthcare solutions from long-standing, returning exhibitors including WIELAND, La-Z Boy, Whitehall Mfg/AcornVAC, Odulair, Modular Service Company, Mesa Electronics, ETS-Lindgren, Sky Factory, Unicel Architectural Corp. among many others.

“Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo provides an incredibly professional venue that brings everyone together around the challenges and opportunities tied to healthcare design and is a premier networking opportunity for a diverse audience. Most importantly, they provide
unparalleled support to their exhibitors.”- Raffi Baltayan, Marketing Manager, Unicel Architectural Corp.

“La-Z-Boy® Healthcare | Knú Comfort® looks forward to attending the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo in Charlotte this fall for an unparalleled opportunity to collaborate with industry professionals, gain valuable insights from diverse perspectives, and engage with
healthcare providers, engineers, and designers on their current challenges and possible solutions. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience weightless comfort firsthand as we showcase the new Durable® Power Series Recliners, featuring fully-adjustable power operation and the world’s first zero gravity position capability in a healthcare recliner.” -Morgan Stephens, Marketing & Creative Manager, La-Z-Boy® Healthcare | Knú Comfort®

This year’s Expo Hall will also feature a roster of 25+ exciting new exhibitors including: Messer Construction Co., St. Onge Company, TransLogic, a Swisslog Healthcare Company, Kurtzon Lighting, OWA USA, Vibe Health by eVideon, vHealth Lighting, Garda
World Federal Services, plus many more.

“Today’s hospitals are seeking innovation partners to accelerate the design and build of the digital patient room of the future. We are bringing our Vibe Health smart room platform to Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo to demonstrate how advanced technology, such
as digital whiteboards, digital doors signs and Smart TVs, can deliver the optimal digital experience to patients, families, clinicians, and staff. At HFSE, attendees can explore all the features of our Vibe Health smart room platform, including our robust integrations with hospital
systems such as the EMR, RTLS, voice control, environment control, telehealth, meal ordering and more. We will demonstrate how smart room technology saves nurses time, increases autonomy for patients and families, and improves communication throughout the healthcare
journey for all.” -Julie Bastien, MBA, VP, Marketing | Vibe Health by eVideon

“For more than 40 years, St. Onge Company has served the world’s premier brands as a trusted supply chain engineering and logistics partner. Since 2002, we have done the same for our nation’s best hospitals and health systems. Our legacy lies in the application of industrial engineering expertise to solve today’s most challenging and complex problems while anticipating those of tomorrow. We look forward to exhibiting at Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo to connect with healthcare professionals.” -Jim Kruza, Sr. Director, Healthcare, St. Onge Company

The Design Team Gallery, located in the Expo Hall, is where leading architectural firms showcase their healthcare expertise and best projects and includes two project boards and a 15-minute speaking opportunity in two Design Solutions Theaters. Some of this year’s architecture design firms participating include: Haskell Architects and Engineers, PA, Gresham Smith, Hord Coplan Macht, EwingCole, Perkins&Will, Stantec, HKS, CallisonRTKL, HGA, DLR Group, E4H Environments for Health Architecture, Perkins Eastman, LEO A DALY, Shepley Bulfinch, HDR, and Page. Hear presentations about the most notable projects in the Design Solutions Theaters. This is the place to experience intimate talks from an exciting lineup of industry experts as they present a range of projects in the healthcare world.

For more information or to register, please visit www.hcarefacilities.com.

ABOUT HEALTHCARE FACILITIES SYMPOSIUM AND EXPO
The mission of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo is to create a multidisciplinary environment that inspires you to evoke change and the advancement of a better delivery of healthcare through the physical space. Competitors, clients, and colleagues come together as friends to collaborate, share research, hear fresh perspectives and participate in the ever-changing conversation of your industry.
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HEALTHCARE FACILITIES SYMPOSIUM AND EXPO RETURNS SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2023 TO THE CHARLOTTE CONVENTION CENTER

Engaging Programming, Innovative Products, Keynotes, Industry Leaders, Facility Tours, Emerging Leaders, and Networking Events

Charlotte, NC (June 14, 2023) — Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo, one of the country’s largest shows dedicated to healthcare design and facilities, returns for its 36th annual event to the Charlotte Convention Center, September 19-21. This must-attend symposium and expo brings together architects, designers, engineers, contractors and providers to collaborate, share research, hear fresh perspectives and participate in the ever-changing healthcare industry. Attendees will have a chance to sit in on compelling Keynote Presentations, explore 100+ Exhibitors, be inspired by industry leaders at daily Conference Sessions, explore two of Charlotte’s newest Healthcare Facilities, enjoy Networking Events and much more.

“After a hugely successful event in Long Beach, CA, we’re thrilled to bring the 36th annual Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo to Charlotte, NC, one of the top three markets in the country for healthcare construction,” said Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director. “Each year, we look forward to bringing together healthcare design’s industry leaders for powerful keynotes, informative sessions, the latest product innovations and new this year, we will be welcoming Emerging Leaders.”

Robust Conference

The Symposium features three jam-packed days of educational and insightful sessions, case-studies and keynotes meant to inspire and improve current and future healthcare facilities. The sessions will span multiple topics including Pediatrics, Behavioral Health, and Community Health, among others that are making an impact on the healthcare design industry. This year’s closing keynote titled, “What is This Thing Called Heart and How is it Relevant to Care | Design | Impact?”, features Susan Black, Principal and Director, Perkins Eastman Black Architects Inc. Black will challenge and inspire attendees with provocative questions, probing an examination into: how can our shared professions and related industries be more impactful; how can an investment in heartfelt determination be not only scalable, one project at a time, but be parlayed into a global phenomenon; and how can these disciplines of ours shake the world?

Exhibit Hall

The Exhibit Hall features the most Innovative products and services in the healthcare facilities industry from some of the country’s top manufacturers and providers. Many exhibitors will launch new products at HFSE, getting in front of important decision makers from healthcare facilities, architecture and design firms. Experience the latest furnishings, technology, flooring, modular and healthcare consulting from WIELAND Healthcare, eVideon, Tarkett, Modular Services Company, ECG Management Consultants, a Siemens Healthineers Company and many more. Don’t miss mini sessions on the Exhibit Floor at the Design Solutions Theaters where the design team galleries come alive in these 15 minute presentations. Back by Popular Demand – there will be two design solutions theaters so double the chance to hear about the latest projects in this exciting format.

Symposium Distinction Awards

The annual program recognizes design teams, projects and individuals who have made a profound contribution to the healthcare design industry. The program accepts submissions of all types and sizes of patient care-related facilities. In addition, it recognizes the best and most innovative new products within the healthcare design & construction industry. All entries are due July 28 and submissions can be made here: https://hcarefacilities.com/awards/

Networking Events

Mix and mingle with new and old friends at daily events including the Grand Opening of Exhibit Floor and Symposium Party, the Ice Cream Social, the Happy Hour and many more fun and engaging events.

Emerging Leaders Welcome

The Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo’s NEW Symposium Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program in 2023 gives recognition to those individuals with less than 10 years (non-consecutive) of experience in healthcare design and construction including research and/or education. The recognition includes attending the 2023 HFSE in Charlotte, North Carolina September 19-21 and participating in all activities surrounding the event.

RECIPIENTS RECEIVE

  • A Full Access registration to the 2023 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo (travel expenses are not included)
  • Welcome breakfast for all emerging leaders to meet each other at the beginning of the event
  • Recognition at the Opening Keynote at the 2023 HFSE
  • Recognition on a display board at the 2023 HFSE
  • Invitation to the VIP Reception at the 2023 HFSE with a chance to network with the HFSE Advisory Board
  • Featured in the October 2023 Leaflet issue

For more information and to apply, visit https://hcarefacilities.com/elp/

Facility Tours

The 2023 event will bring back Facility Tours throughout Charlotte, a beloved tradition that is returning after its hiatus since COVID.

The Atrium Health Union West Campus is a greenfield, 37-acre full-service hospital campus in Stallings, North Carolina, just east of downtown Charlotte. Phase one included 160,000 SF hospital providing approximately 40 beds in two care wings, along with a bridge connected 69,000 SF Medical Office Building (MOB) that includes a satellite Levine Cancer Institute care facility. The hospital design adopts Atrium’s systemwide use of same-handed, acuity adaptable patient rooms that are supported by a 16’ wide double-loaded care corridor approach.

Novant Health’s Ballytyne Medical Center is designed to meet today’s community health care demands and tomorrow’s projected growth needs. The 185,000 SF hospital and 52,000 SF MOB were designed together to complement each other in scale, materiality, wayfinding and programming, as well as, to relate to the surrounding upscale Ballantyne area in Charlotte, NC. Planned as 4 stories plus penthouse, the hospital is initially 48 beds and includes horizontal growth zones for the diagnostic and treatment departments like emergency, surgery, and imaging. The attached Medical Office Building (also designed as Type 1A, Institutional Occupancy) is initially 3 stories for outpatient clinics but planned to expand both vertically and horizontally to allow campus growth up to 150 beds with minimal disruption to the operation of the hospital. Opened in June 2023, this campus was designed by HDR Architecture with engineering services provided by consultants. Attendees will be able to tour the newly opened hospital and MOB and better learn about expansion strategies, built-in flexibility, and lessons learned.

Both tours will take place Monday, September 18, 1-5pm.

For more information or to register, please visit www.hcarefacilities.com

ABOUT

The mission of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo is to create a multi-disciplinary environment that inspires you to evoke change and the advancement of a better delivery of healthcare through the physical space. Competitors, clients, and colleagues come together as friends to collaborate, share research, hear fresh perspectives and participate in the ever-changing conversation of your industry.

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2022 HEALTHCARE FACILITIES SYMPOSIUM & EXPO EXPERIENCED DOUBLE DIGIT ATTENDANCE GROWTH OVER 2021

Media Contact:
Sophia Lapat
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[email protected]

 

Attendees Enjoyed Exhibitor Innovations, Inspiring Keynotes, Engaging Sessions by
Industry Leaders & Networking Connections, September 27-29, 2022

Long Beach, CA (October 10, 2022) – Last week, thousands of manufacturers, architects, designers, engineers, contractors and healthcare leaders convened at The Long Beach Convention Center for the 35th annual Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo, HFSE, one of the country’s largest shows dedicated to healthcare design and facilities, energized attendees, exhibitors, speakers and partners with compelling Keynote Presentations, 100+ Exhibitors, Conference Sessions, Networking Events and much more.

“On the heels of a successful 2021 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo in December, 2021, we were hoping for an even bigger, and more robust 2022 edition and it exceeded our expectations with incredible growth across all facets including attendance and exhibitor participation,” said Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director. “The excitement at this year’s event was palpable, as manufacturers, architects, designers, and healthcare leaders experienced unparalleled access to industry education, cutting edge new healthcare design products and services, and networking opportunities.”

Robust Conference

The Symposium featured three jam-packed days of educational and insightful Sessions and Keynotes by top industry leaders. The sessions spanned multiple topics including Pediatrics, Behavioral Health, and Community Health. This year’s keynotes included Liz Ogbu, Founder + Principal, Studio O, Oleksii Iaremenko, Deputy Minister for European Integration, Ministry of Health of Ukraine, and closing Keynote, Jessica Gutierrez-Rodriguez, Executive Director, Facilities Management & Operations, University of Texas Health San Antonio.

 

“I always enjoy attending HFSE because I feel that there is more content catered to hospital executives and planning, design and construction teams. It has been valuable in connecting with peer institutions to share knowledge and expertise, especially in such a challenging post-pandemic environment. There were many great perspectives and targeted strategies shared in presentations and owner-focused meetings that I’ll definitely leverage going forward. This year’s conference was especially great, to reconnect and see so many familiar faces and walk away feeling better about our industry as a whole.” Sean Collins, AIA, LEED AP, Executive Director, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction, Cedars-Sinai

 

“This year’s HFSE conference was full of heartfelt inspiration.  As we continue to provide healing environments in healthcare, we are more open as professionals to lead with our hearts.  The utilization and application of generative space will continue to be at the forefront of our actions.” Jessica Gutierrez-Rodriguez, Executive Director, Facilities Management & Operations, Facilities Management Department University of Texas Health San Antonio

 

Expo Hall

The Expo Hall featured the most innovative products and services in the healthcare facilities industry from some of the country’s top manufacturers and providers. Many exhibitors launched new products at HFSE, getting in front of important decision makers from healthcare facilities, architecture and design firms. The Expo Floor also featured two Design Solutions Theaters where the design team galleries came alive with 15 minute mini-presentations.

 

“The Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo offers the opportunity to connect with healthcare system executives, facilities managers, architects, and designers and gives exhibitors a chance to highlight their products and make new connections.” Nick Nichols, Director of Business Development, Skyline Art

 

“HFSE provides an incredibly professional venue that brings everyone together around the challenges and opportunities tied to healthcare design and is a premier networking opportunity for a diverse audience. Most importantly, they provide unparalleled support to their exhibitors. We will be back next year!” Raffi Baltayan, Marketing Manager, Unicel Architectural Corp.

 

“I was very pleased to represent PAC/Envac Automated Waste and Linen Removal at HFSE 2022 in Long Beach, CA. The event was intimate (and fun!) and really encouraged people to meet, learn, share, consult, help, and exchange ideas.  We made several valuable connections with whom we will develop long-term mutually beneficial relationships.  Thank you to all who helped plan and organize this wonderful event!” Lynne Klosowski, Marketing Specialist, Precision AirConvoy Corporation

 

“SwiftWall chose to exhibit at HFSE 2022 because of the show’s attraction to the healthcare industry’s elected clientele. From facility managers, architects, designers, planners, GC’s and manufacturers, we knew the right mix would be in attendance. SwiftWall’s 20×20 booth was a great way to showcase our product in real time. FLEX Wall is our newest product for the healthcare industry and we wanted our launch to be felt with dramatic entrance at HFSE.” BettyLynn Abercrombie, Account Executive, SwiftWall

 

“I am so glad that I decided to participate in the 2022 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo in Long Beach, California! This was our first time participating and it exceeded all our expectations. The entire event was run smoothly by the HFSE team who were incredibly organized, quick to respond to all questions, and made the process easy. We were excited about the traffic to our Expo Booth. I would say to anyone thinking about participating-do it, you will not be disappointed!” Jim Carey, Vice President, West, Krug

 

Symposium Distinction Awards

The annual program recognized design teams, projects and individuals who have made a profound contribution to the healthcare design industry. In addition, it recognized the best and most innovative new products within the healthcare design & construction industry. This year’s winners included: Boston Children’s Hospital Hale Family Building (Team Award), Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Healing Clinic (User-Centered Award), Hoag On-Demand Care & Innovation Center (Adaptive Reuse Award), Tim Laboranti, Principal of Healthcare Design, BDA Architects (Individual Award), Stephen Parker, Senior Associate, Stantec (George Pressler Under 40 Award), AkitaBox Facility Condition Assessment Software (Most Innovative Product), Altro Tegulis (Most Sustainable Product) and Interface Desert Scapes™ (Architect’s Choice). New this year, the Founder’s Award was awarded to Francis Murdock Pitts, Principal of architecture+.

 

“I was humbled to be selected as this year’s George Pressler Under 40 Award recipient and celebrating with my Stantec colleagues from across the world who came here to HFSE. It was a wonderful experience to collaborate with my peers, consult with clients and congratulate everyone on the great designs on display throughout the conference.” Stephen Parker, AIA, NCARB, Senior Associate, Behavioral + Mental Health Planner Stantec Architecture

 

Networking Events and Raffle

HFSE is the place to mix and mingle with new and old friends at daily events including the Grand Opening of Exhibit Floor, Ice Cream Social, Happy Hour and the ever-popular Raffle. This year the Raffle raised $14,000 for Long Beach’s Algalita.

 

“Algalita was honored to participate as a charity partner at this year’s Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo. Using the raffle proceeds we received from the event, we will invest more than $14,000 in our environmental education programs that reach thousands of teachers and students every year. Thank you for supporting our work towards a world where plastic pollution is unthinkable!” Katie Allen, Executive Director, Algalita

For more information about the 2023 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo (September 19-21, 2023), visit www.hcarefacilities.com.

ABOUT

The mission of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo is to create a multi-disciplinary environment that inspires you to evoke change and the advancement of a better delivery of healthcare through the physical space. Competitors, clients, and colleagues come together as friends to collaborate, share research, hear fresh perspectives and participate in the ever-changing conversation of your industry.

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HEALTHCARE FACILITIES SYMPOSIUM AND EXPO ANNOUNCES SYMPOSIUM DISTINCTION AWARD WINNERS

Sophia Lapat
212.203.6536
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Eight Award Recipients Selected by Industry Leaders

Long Beach, CA (September 27, 2022) –The Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo, one of the country’s largest and leading shows dedicated to healthcare design and facilities, announces the prestigious winners of its 2022 Symposium Distinction Awards. The annual program recognizes design teams, projects and individuals who have made a profound contribution to the healthcare design industry. The program accepts submissions of all types and sizes of patient care-related facilities. In addition, it recognizes the best and most innovative new products within the healthcare design and construction industry. A total of eight awards were announced during a lunch celebration this morning, Tuesday, September 27.

“The Symposium Distinction Awards have been a celebrated and notable component of Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo since its inception 35 years ago,” said Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director. “Our wonderful judges, James Atkinson
Vice President and Director, Healthcare Design and Planning for HDR, Inc, Marcus A. Budaus, AIA, ACHA, LEED® AP, Associate Principal / Senior Vice President for HKS, INC., Gary W Collins, AIA, NCARB, Senior Director, Healthcare for Virtual Energy Solutions, Rolando Conesa, AIA NCARB Principal for NELSON and Amy Douma, AIA, NCARB, and LEED AP, Vice President for HGA Architects and Engineers, have an important job evaluating submissions to choose this year’s winners and we are so excited to honor these individuals, projects and products. ”

Team Award
The Team Award focuses on a project team that has worked together to change the face of healthcare design through innovation, creativity, efficiency and teamwork.

Winner: Boston Children’s Hospital Hale Family Building

User-Centered Award
The User-Centered Award recognizes a healthcare design project or facility that best reflects and balances the requirements of patients, their family and practitioners.

Winner: Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Healing Clinic

Adaptive Reuse Award
The Adaptive Reuse Award recognizes a healthcare design project that creatively achieved the reuse of an existing structure or space originally used for another purpose.

Winner: Hoag On-Demand Care & Innovation Center

Individual Award
The Individual Award seeks to distinguish a professional in the fields of healthcare planning, design, construction and operations that have displayed leadership and vision over a significant period of their career. This award looks to recognize an individual whose passion and driven their organizations or project teams to enhance the healing environment and a way above and beyond.

Winner: Tim Laboranti, Principal of Healthcare Design, BDA Architects

George Pressler Under 40 Award 
The George Pressler Under 40 Award seeks the next generation of leaders within the fields of healthcare planning, design, construction and operations. The George Pressler Award recognizes a young professional who has demonstrated leadership and vision within their organization or project teams.

Winner: Stephen Parker, Senior Associate, Stantec

Product Awards
The Product Awards recognize innovative new products that contribute to the enrichment of a healing environment through their unique design and operational support.

Product Award Categories
Awards will be presented to those outstanding new products whose unique design contributes to the enrichment of a healing environment in each of the following product categories:

Most Innovative
Winner: AkitaBox Facility Condition Assessment Software

Most Sustainable
Winner: Altro Tegulis

Architect’s Choice
Winner: Interface Desert Scapes™

For more information about the Symposium Distinction Awards, please visit hcarefacilities.com

ABOUT
The mission of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo is to create a multi-disciplinary environment that inspires you to evoke change and the advancement of a better delivery of healthcare through the physical space. Competitors, clients, and colleagues come together as friends to collaborate, share research, hear fresh perspectives and participate in the ever-changing conversation of your industry.

HEALTHCARE FACILITIES SYMPOSIUM AND EXPO ANNOUNCES POWERFUL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS THAT WILL EDUCATE, ENGAGE AND INSPIRE ATTENDEES

Sophia Lapat
212.203.6536
[email protected]

Healthcare Leaders will converge September 27-29 to the Long Beach Convention Center

Long Beach, CA (September 7, 2022) – Each year at Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo, one of the country’s largest and leading shows dedicated to healthcare design and facilities, architects, designers, engineers, contractors and providers gather to collaborate, share research, hear fresh perspectives and participate in the ever-changing healthcare industry. HFSE is pleased to announce a powerful lineup of Keynote speakers headlined by Liz Ogbu, Founder + Principal, Studio O, Oleksii Iaremenko, Deputy Minister for European Integration, Ministry of Health of Ukraine, and closing Keynote, Jessica Gutierrez-Rodriguez, Executive Director, Facilities Management & Operations, University of Texas Health San Antonio.

“This year’s Symposium Keynotes will offer meaningful insight into the defining trends that impact the healthcare facilities industry and explore broader topics impacting the current climate and community at large from the global crisis in Ukraine to spatial and racial justice,” said Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director. “The ever-popular Keynote presentations are always a huge draw at HFSE and this year is no exception with a diverse and remarkable line-up.”

Keynote Presentations:

Tuesday, September 27, 9:15am
The opening Keynote, Liz Ogbu is a designer, urbanist, and spatial justice activist, and expert on engaging and transforming unjust urban environments. Her multidisciplinary design and innovation practice, Studio O, operates at the intersection of racial and spatial justice. She collaborates with/in communities in need to leverage design to catalyze sustained social impact.

Wednesday, September 28, 9:15am
Oleksii Iaremenko, Deputy Minister for European Integration for the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, has 16 years of experience in health policy formulation and management and five years of experience in technical assistance in implementing health care reform, including financing and management. Iaremenko will discuss the reform of the Ukrainian Health system that started in 2020 from access to medicine, finances, medical care, humanitarian aid and clinical personnel levels. Attendees will learn about the Ukrainian Health system adaptation and functionality during the war in 2022, including health institutions and personnel loss. Iaremenko will discuss the Ukrainian Healthcare recovery plan that will be submitted for approval to WHO/EIB and World bank at the end of September.

“We’re honored to welcome Oleksii Iaremenk to this year’s Symposium who will shine a light on the ever-evolving situation in Ukraine and bring attention to the healthcare crisis that is affecting Ukrainians,” added Ferguson. “Many of our HFSE Board members have ties to Ukraine and we are thrilled to bring this timely discussion to our attendees.”

Thursday, September 29, 11am
The closing Keynote, “Leading with Heart”, will inspire attendees looking to cultivate environments that not only take great care of users, but actually inspire the full spectrum of users to improve their lives. Jessica Gutierrez-Rodriguez is a Healthcare Facilities Executive, former hospital CEO, Electrical Engineer, Symposium Advisory Board member of more than a decade, and recipient of the Symposium Founder’s Award. She will challenge and inspire attendees with her gripping personal account of blazing a courageous heart-centered leadership trail through the domains of health, healthcare, and design. In the face of countless obstacles, Jessica will describe how she has developed her leadership approach to transcend these challenges and create a highly successful career for herself – as well as for many other individuals.

“Leading with heart requires honesty and transparency,” added Gutierrez-Rodriguez. “It’s not about being nice and non-confrontational. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. One must provide constructive criticism with good intentions and love. I look forward to sharing my insight with attendees at HFSE, September 29.”

For more information or to register, please visit hcarefacilities.com

ABOUT
The mission of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo is to create a multi-disciplinary environment that inspires you to evoke change and the advancement of a better delivery of healthcare through the physical space. Competitors, clients, and colleagues come together as friends to collaborate, share research, hear fresh perspectives and participate in the ever-changing conversation of your industry.

HEALTHCARE FACILITIES SYMPOSIUM AND EXPO FEATURES, NETWORKING EVENTS, EMERGING LEADER BREAKFAST, AWARDS CEREMONY & CHARITY RAFFLE, SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2022

Sophia Lapat
212.203.6536
[email protected]

Long Beach, CA (August 8, 2022) — Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo, one of the country’s largest shows dedicated to healthcare design and facilities, returns for its 35th annual event to the Long Beach Convention Center, September 27-29 with a jam-packed schedule of special events and networking opportunities offering attendees time to connect, recharge and celebrate.

“We are thrilled by all the excitement surrounding the 2022 event in Long Beach as the first Symposium and Expo took place in Southern California 35 years ago,” adds Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director. “Our exhibitors, partners, and sponsors are all hard at work planning a show-stopping event filled with engaging sessions, special events and activations that represent the best of what our community has to offer.”

Networking Events
Mix and mingle with new and old friends at daily events including the Networking Breakfast opening morning to kick off the 2022 Symposium (Tuesday, September 27, 7:30-8:30am). New this year, the Emerging Leader Breakfast held during the welcome breakfast will feature designated tables where Symposium Advisory Board members will help guide all newcomers during their 1st Symposium experience. The Grand Opening of Exhibit Floor and Symposium Party kicks off at 4pm and features lite bites, cocktails and the ever-popular Raffle that benefits Long Beach charity partner, Algalita.

The Expo Hall will also be home to the Networking Lunches, Ice Cream Social and many more fun and engaging events. Later that evening the Happy Hour is a chance for all attendees to gather in a local Long Beach establishment for some fun. For the full schedule visit, https://hcarefacilities.com/networking.asp.

Raffle and Charity Partner
The Healthcare Facilities Symposium has a long history of selecting charitable organizations each year, holding a raffle onsite and donating the proceeds to that charitable organization. What started as a small endeavor has grown to a highlight of the annual event with diverse organizations across the country benefitting from the HFSE’s community’s generosity. Since 2006, HFSE has donated over $170,000 to various charitable organizations. The Raffle continues to be a favorite event for attendees and this year’s beneficiary, Algalita, started with an eye-opening discovery when Founder, Captain Charles Moore, discovered a massive area of plastic soup floating in the Pacific Ocean. Their mission is not to pick trash out of the sea, it’s to fundamentally shift the way of thinking on land and empower young people to think critically, demand action and be agents for change. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at HFSE.

Symposium Distinction Awards
The annual program recognizes design teams, projects and individuals who have made a profound contribution to the healthcare design industry. The program accepts submissions of all types and sizes of patient care-related facilities. In addition, it recognizes the best and most innovative new products within the healthcare design & construction industry.

For more information or to register, please visit hcarefacilities.com.

ABOUT
The mission of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo is to create a multi-disciplinary environment that inspires you to evoke change and the advancement of a better delivery of healthcare through the physical space. Competitors, clients, and colleagues come together as friends to collaborate, share research, hear fresh perspectives and participate in the ever-changing conversation of your industry.