SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2023
Charlotte Convention Center - Charlotte, NC

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

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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.

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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

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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
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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

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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
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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.

HEALTHCARE FACILITIES SYMPOSIUM & EXPO ANNOUNCES 90+ WORLD-CLASS EXHIBITORS TO SHOWCASE FURNISHINGS, FLOORING, TECHNOLOGY & MORE

Sophia Lapat
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2022 Attendees Can Expect Cutting-Edge Products, Design Team Gallery, and Design Solutions Theater in the Expo Hall

Long Beach, CA (July 14, 2022) — Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo, one of the country’s largest and leading shows dedicated to healthcare design and facilities, returns to the Long Beach Convention Center, September 27-29, featuring world-class exhibitors. Encompassing nearly 10,000 square feet, the Expo Hall boasts 90+ top manufacturers showcasing exciting new product launches and solutions in the healthcare industry. The 2022 edition will feature game-changing offerings and services from both leading and emerging brands and provide attendees with unparalleled access to the latest solutions in healthcare design.

“Now in its 35th year, the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo has gained a reputation as one of North America’s most important events for the healthcare facility market boasting some of the best, and most respected manufacturers and solution providers in one place,” said Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director. ”The Expo Hall has great energy and excitement as exhibitors often debut products for the first time and demonstrate how healthcare environments come to life. There is nowhere else architects, designers and healthcare leaders can go to see, touch, and experience the latest trends in healthcare design from Mod Sleep Chairs to Lifts to Low-Profile Recessed Doors to Retractable Walls to NurseCall technology and more.”

Experience the latest furniture, wall coverings, technology, flooring, and healthcare solutions from long standing, returning exhibitors including Amico Group, Champion Manufacturing, ABH Manufacturing, ETS-Lindgren, Schluter Systems, Tarkett, Whitehall Mfg/AcornVAC, Mesa Electronics, WIELAND Healthcare, Sky Factory among many others.

“We have a long history (with HFSE). It’s one of the more exciting healthcare formats and shows that we do annually. One of my favorite things about HFSE is some of my best contracts and contacts I’ve ever gotten were at this tradeshow and that’s why we keep coming. I would highly recommend this event for other people trying to break into the healthcare industry and the main reason is the synergy and the contacts and the decision makers you’ll meet annually. — HENRY MESA, CEO, MESA ELECTRONICS

“I absolutely would recommend HFSE. The caliber of the people that are here are true decision makers in these hospitals …We continue to make great relationships here and we think you can too.” — DYLAN HUSSEY, REGIONAL SALES MANAGER, AMICO CORP

This year’s Expo Hall will also feature a roster of 25+ exciting new exhibitors including: Massa Manufacturing & Assembly – a division of Massa Multimedia Architecture, PC, Smith-Emery, Syntegra- Integrated Doors by Design, Systems Source, Sunbelt Rentals, Superdry Restoration, Tangram Interiors, Unisource Solutions, VOC Associates, Yellow Brick Consulting, Inc., Mohawk Group, Ad Light Group, AkitaBox, Bestbath, Cortech BH, Delta Commercial, Didage, Guy L. Warden & Sons, HMTX Commercial (Teknoflor/Aspecta), Integrated Display Systems, LLC, Kennon Products, KENWA Trading Corp., Krug, La-Z-Boy Healthcare® | Knú Comfort®.

“AkitaBox is excited to be joining this year’s HFSE for the first time to connect with senior leaders from healthcare organizations and AEC firms. We plan to introduce Akitabox’s FCA software, which enables both teams to capture assets with their tablet or smartphone while in healthcare facilities. Our comprehensive and data-driven FCA software allows them to effectively report their findings and asset condition level to their board, ensuring that they’re providing patients the safest and healthiest facilities while they’re in your organization’s care.” —Roxy Gribben, VP Marketing, AkitaBox

“We are thrilled to participate in the 2022 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo! We know the symposium will provide abundant learning opportunities, and we look forward to networking with thought leaders from the top A&D firms and executives and facility managers from the nation’s leading healthcare facilities.” — Lauren Banas, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Krug

“Mohawk Group is proud to showcase innovative, sustainable flooring solutions this year at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo. As a division of Mohawk Industries, the world’s largest flooring manufacturer and distributor, our resilient and soft-surface solutions including Homogenous Tile will empower and inspire designers, architects, and healthcare professionals to achieve their vision for any healthcare application.” — Danny MacNair, Regional Vice President, Mohawk Group

“La-Z-Boy Healthcare® | Knú Comfort® is proud to participate in the HFSE show this year in Long Beach! We have been on the road since August 2020, with our new “open air” mobile showroom, taking our products direct to consumers parking lots, so caregivers and decision makers don’t have to leave site to review new products and the entire portfolio of products. We are excited to be in person in Long Beach this Fall and are excited to bring our mobile showroom to the HFSE show this year!” — Adam Stemle, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, La-Z-Boy Healthcare® | Knú Comfort®

The Design Team Gallery, located in the Expo Hall, is where leading architectural firms showcase their healthcare expertise and best projects and also includes two project boards and a 15-minute speaking opportunity in the Design Solutions Theater. Some of this year’s architecture design firms participating include: EwingCole, Payette, Perkins&Will, Stantec, HKS, CallisonRTKL, HGA, DLR Group, E4H Environments for Health Architecture, LEO A DALY, Perkins Eastman, HDR, Page, and Massa Manufacturing & Assembly-a division of Massa Multimedia Architecture, PC. Each will present some of their most notable projects in the Design Solutions Theater. 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.

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 RETURNS SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2022 TO THE LONG BEACH CONVENTION CENTER

Engaging Programming, Innovative Products, Keynotes, Industry Leaders, and Networking Events

Long Beach, CA (June 15, 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. 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, enjoy Networking Events and much more.

“We’re thrilled to return to California this September as the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo’s roots are here as the first Symposium took place in Southern California 35 year ago,” said Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director. “The energy at the event is always incredible. From powerful keynotes to informative sessions to product launches from top Exhibitors, HFSE 2022 is the event for healthcare industry leaders, from design firms to healthcare owners.”

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 is Jessica Gutierrez-Rodriguez, 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. Jessica will challenge and inspire with her gripping personal account of blazing a courageous heart-centered leadership trail through the domains of health, healthcare, and design.

Expo 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. Experience the latest furnishings, technology, flooring, healthcare consulting from WIELAND Healthcare, Projectmate, Tarkett and ECG Management Consultants, a Siemens Healthineers Company and many more. Don’t miss mini sessions on the Expo Floor at the Design Solutions Theater where the design team galleries come alive in these 15 minute presentations. Back by Popular Demand – there will be two design solutions theater 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 August 4 and submissions can be made here: https://hcarefacilities.com/awards/entryform1.asp

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

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.

 

PRODUCT INNOVATION, DESIGN EXELLENCE AND INDIVIDUALS HONORED AT HEALTHCARE FACILITIES SYMPOSIUM

Jenabeth Ferguson
(203) 307-2696
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Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo announces 2021 Symposium Distinction Awards

The 2021 Symposium Distinction Award Winners were honored at the annual Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo at the Austin Convention Center in Austin. The Awards 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. Medical Construction & Designsponsors the Symposium Distinction Awards.

The 2021 Symposium Distinction Award Winners are:

PRODUCT AWARDS
MOST INNOVATIVE
Spatio Metrics

Spatio Metrics is a software product that gives healthcare designers the data they need to champion design for outcomes.

Decades of research has shown how the built environment affects healthcare operations and the patient experience. But many facility design teams don’t have the data they need to champion design decisions, especially when it comes to proven qualitative concepts like natural light, nurse supervision, or patient privacy. Many powerful design interventions end up getting value engineered out of projects because designers don’t have the data, or the business case, to show how it can benefit the project’s bottom line.

For more information visit www.spatiometrics.com/healthcare

MOST SUSTAINABLE and ARCHITECTS CHOICE
Vaask

Vaask is the only hand sanitizer fixture purposefully designed for modern interiors and features robust all-metal construction, real finishes of bronze and stainless steel, and high-capacity cartridges built to last. Inspired by the Norwegian word for “wash,” Vaask embodies clean lines and clean hands, ensuring you’ll never again compromise between form and function.

For more information visit https://www.vaask.com/

DESIGN AWARDS
USER CENTERED AWARD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion submitted by NBBJ

Nationwide Children’s Behavioral Health Pavilion is unprecedented, creating a transformative model for pediatric behavioral health facilities across the United States. Challenges became opportunities, and the design process provided a unique avenue to redefine what a pediatric behavioral health center could be.

  • Designing for a unique patient population. As the pediatric behavioral health population is a sensitive population — the team was unable to communicate with them openly one-on-one about their needs — they relied on extensive data and research to design for them.
  • Creating indoor-outdoor connections. The project provides unprecedented outdoor spaces in a 10-story urban behavioral health facility that are safe and welcoming for patients, loved ones and staff. Yet through a rigorous design process, testing and feedback, the team created uplifting spaces that offer respite and connection to nature that are unlike any other facility.

For more information visit http://www.nbbj.com/work/nationwide-childrens-hospital-big-lots-behavioral-health-pavilion/

TEAM AWARD
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Omaha VA Ambulatory Care Center submitted by LEO A DALY

The VA’s first-ever public-private partnership (P3) revolutionizes veteran healthcare, providing a state-of-the-art medical home for veterans and a powerful unifying gesture to the larger Omaha VA community.

After the 1950-built Omaha VA Medical Center was passed over for scheduled replacement in 2010, a group of concerned citizens petitioned Congress to pass the CHIP-IN for Veterans Act. This law provided a legal avenue for $30 million of locally raised donations to be combined with $56 million of previously allocated federal funds to design and build a new clinic building. As a result of this arrangement, the design and construction team employed a collaborative project delivery method (CM-at-Risk) and were given considerable flexibility in adapting the VA’s design guidelines to project-specific criteria. The result is a landmark project, designed and built in just over half the time of comparable VA projects, and for $35 million less.

For more information visit https://leoadaly.com/our-work/markets/healthcare/

ADAPTIVE REUSE AWARD
Pediatric Outpatient Center at Children’s National Research and Innovation Campus submitted by Array Architects

Formerly a military tuberculosis hospital as the site of the historic Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Building 52 of Children’s National Research and Innovation Campus has been transformed into 24 exams rooms, staff support space, and co-located with the main research building. The building is one part of the health system’s one-of-a-kind pediatric research and innovation hub.

The interior of the building was fully renovated, and the main structure of the building and brick elements remained throughout. On the exterior, some of the building’s newly constructed elements are designed to mirror the original design, including woodwork, glazing, and roofing. On the south façade, the tripartite windows were in disrepair and needed to be replaced in-kind. The sleeping porches were reclaimed as conditioned interior to help fulfill the programmatic requirements associated with a 24-exam room facility. To maintain a similar aesthetic to when the sleeping porches existed, the team enclosed them with full height curtain wall glazing, with black frames to recede into the background. The design employed strategies throughout to maintain openness, playfulness, and comfort. Keen attention was given to materials to ensure the durable and cleanable nature required for a clinical space, while being mindful of pairing them with materials that will help the overall patient and staff experience.

For more information visit https://array-architects.com/projects/building-52/

GEORGE PRESSLER UNDER 40 AWARD
Josh Domingo with HDR

In the 16 years that Josh has been in the industry, he has worked tirelessly to expand his knowledge of designing healthcare facilities. His experience ranges from small community hospitals to large international facilities, yet he doesn’t let the size and scope of a project change how he approaches a problem. Josh is constantly looking for ways to create world-class facilities by studying and researching the latest design trends and innovations to deliver a product to his clients that not only serves as a healing environment for their patients, but also is a place that family members and staff can thrive as well. With a master’s degree in architecture from Clemson University’s Architecture + Health program, Josh’s career trajectory has seen him solely focused on health planning while bringing his in-depth knowledge of the healthcare industry and all-around understanding of architecture together to significantly provide the expertise needed to create truly healing environments.

Over the years, Josh has grown into a role that has him at the forefront of the design and planning of each of the projects that he’s involved. Utilizing his prior knowledge and data he’s garnered through researching latest trends, Josh’s ability to engage clinical users to ensure the right design decisions are made is just one of the characteristics that make Josh a successful designer and invaluable member of any team, which is why he was recently elevated to Senior Health Planner and Professional Associate. Because of his devotion to his craft and his eagerness to continue learning, Josh has become one of the most utilized and in-demand healthcare architects when it comes to designing hospitals for the future.

INDIVIDUAL AWARD
Victoria Navarro with Advocate Aurora Health

Victoria Navarro is a Regional Director in the Planning, Design and Construction Department at Advocate Aurora Health (AAH). Advocate Aurora Health is the 10th largest integrated not-for-profit health system in the United States serving communities across Illinois and Wisconsin. She has a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Loyola University Chicago and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Victoria provides strategic direction and oversight to both system-wide and regional based capital construction projects including the management of healthcare facilities and corporate real estate portfolio. During the past 20+ years, Victoria has served as senior healthcare planner for national architectural firms. She provides the highest-level planning and design expertise to healthcare clients, guiding organizations to improved performance by applying lean processes and leading through Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).

She has delivered more than $1 billion in forward focused capital projects in the last 20 years, leading teams to analyze and solve complex challenges and achieve successful enterprise-level improvements. As a key team leader on the first LEED Healthcare Gold Certified hospital project in the Midwest, Victoria implemented standardized facility operations and room design, utilized modular and prefabricated construction, and the Integrated Project Delivery method. She has led multiple IPD teams using master service agreements that established shared risk and reward incentives with preferred providers.

The Distinction Award Winners represent a diversity of talent, creativity, innovation and passion to create healing healthcare environments, chosen by an elite panel of industry executives including:

James Atkinson
Vice President and Director, Healthcare Design and Planning
HDR, Inc

Marcus A. Budaus, AIA, ACHA, LEED® AP
Principal / Senior Vice President
HKS, INC.

Gary W. Collins, AIA, NCARB
Virtual Energy Solutions

Amy Douma, AIA, NCARB, and LEED AP
Vice President
HGA Architects and Engineers

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