The 2018 Symposium Distinction Award Winners were honored at the annual Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo at the Austin Convention. 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.
Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo - The Leaflet
Dr. Wayne Ruga, FAIA, FIIDA, Hon. FASID
In Austin, at this year’s Symposium I will be conducting an innovative leadership learning intensive. It is specifically for senior level executives – all health, healthcare, and design industry stakeholders who want to dramatically improve the world of health and healthcare by advancing their leadership effectiveness.
David O'Brien, Prinicpal, Anderson-Brulé Architects
Within the framework of an entire facilities project, success is often measured by the client in terms of budget, schedule, and quality--both functional and aesthetic. It is often said that owners can have it “Fast, Good, or Cheap,” and they can only pick two. However, facilities projects exist within a larger institutional context and the trade-offs that frequently occur among these success measures can have implications well beyond the project. The facilities project is not the end. Rather, it is a means to an end that serves an institution’s larger strategic plan. This often-distant strategic purpose can easily be lost in the immediacy of a project’s “Fast-Good-Cheap” design and construction decision-making
Healing the Healers: The sound and well-being connection in hospitals
BY TAMA DUFFY DAY & BONNY SLATER | PHOTOS BY WENDY STECK MERRIMANDid you know that stroke patients working with a music therapist can learn to express themselves through singing, or that music with a beat can make walking easier for those suffering from Parkinson’s disease?
Standing Ready: Lightning protection for hospital rooftop gardens, terraces
BY MICHAEL CHUSID & JENNIFER MORGANFrom the ground, it can be difficult to see slender air terminals (lightning rods) mounted on a roof. Locating air terminals out of reach from the ground also helps protect them against damage or vandalism. If, instead, a person is on a rooftop terrace or landscaped garden, only inches away from the air terminals, it is appropriate to consider both the appearance and damage resistance of air terminals.
WATER WISE: What U.S. hospitals can learn from Cape Town, South Africa’s water crisis
BY KELSIE WHITTINGTONThe world was shocked to learn that Cape Town, South Africa’s second largest city, was forced to reconcile with the fact that its water supply wasn’t a lifetime guarantee. In January 2018, the mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, announced that “Day Zero” would occur in April of that year. Day Zero was a term used to describe the crisis at hand when the dams that feed the city its water supply would dry up and all city-supplied water would cease to exist. The city asked residents to drastically cut back on their water usage, warning they might be forced to wait in lines for water rations if trends continued.
CONSTRUCTION CONTAINMENT & PROTECTION: Today's best practices keep infection control top of mind
BY RACHAEL FARRAll construction logistics are challenging, but perhaps one of the more difficult aspects rests in managing construction containment methods on healthcare projects. While the staples of infection control procedures and mitigating risks remain similar to years past, the way teams are working to improve each facility’s construction experience is rapidly evolving.
- Cleveland Clinic Children's to open its first standalone outpatient center
- Maine Medical Center advances $525M expansion project
- Walmart is changing how we pay for healthcare: 5 things to know
- $160M construction plan to start in fall at Greenwich Hospital
- 7 #hospital, #health system construction projects worth $300M or more
- Healthcare design needs rocket science
- 2 Memphis hospitals undergo multi-million dollar expansions
- Historic Cook County Hospital restoration and redevelopment breaks ground in Chicago
- IU Health starts construction of $400M hospital, academic complex
- E4H Merges with RSG Architects
From the Symposium Desk
Jenabeth FergusonA few weeks ago, in Austin during my opening comments I encouraged the audience to ENGAGE. My message was geared towards their experience that week when they were all together. I empathized with each of them because I know how difficult it is nowadays to travel to conferences. Our children’s schedules are so over-packed that one parent out of town requires spreadsheets to keep track of who will get who, where and when.
2018 Top 3 List
Jenabeth FergusonKids are starting to head back to school. The humidity here in the Northeast has finally broken (at least for the time being). The days are just a little bit shorter. All of this means that fall is right around the corner and that means so is the Symposium. We’re a little later this year so we still have all of September to get ready. For the last several years it has been an annual August tradition, that I share with you the top 3 things I am looking forward to at this year’s event.
Mental Health Awareness
Jenabeth FergusonI am a self-confessed Kate Spade junkie. My closet is full of Kate Spade bags each one a favorite for a different reason. To me they represent adulthood, class, a little fun and strong woman. They make me happy when I am carrying them. Kate was an icon and role model for women because of her design talent and business acumen.
Research & Whitepapers
Parking lots –adding value to your business plan
Customer Service . . . Sustainability . . . Compliance . . . are all key parts today’s business plans. Have you considered how your parking lot adds value to each? The right partner can create a customized maintenance program that will have your lot contributing to all of these objectives and to the lasting impression you have with your clients.