Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo - The Leaflet

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Industry News

  • CONSTRUCTION CONTAINMENT & PROTECTION: Today's best practices keep infection control top of mind
    BY RACHAEL FARR
    All 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.
  • Designing from Cultural Cues: A Stigma-free model of care for "sidelined" adults
    BY CHRISTIE ADAMS, LIBBY LAGUTA & DAMON LAMBERT
    Whether it’s the opioid crisis, homelessness, depression or any of the other diagnoses heard about on a regular basis, behavioral healthcare is an increasingly visible component in the spectrum of care across the United States. On average, 1 in 5 adults battle mental health issues, with roughly 41 percent receiving care. In examining the typical architectural and interior design process for behavioral health facilities, it frequently focuses on a single project, an isolated part of the sum of treatment and care options.
  • EMERGING SOLUTIONS FOR EMERGING DISEASES: Designing for resilience in the face of infectious diseases
    BY ERIN PEAVEY & DAN THOMAS
    When the Ebola epidemic caught the world by surprise and exposed potential weak points in readiness for certain types of infectious diseases. These events, often thought of as once-in-a-lifetime, are on the rise as the world becomes more connected and the changing climate is shifting and expanding disease zones. Although outbreaks often come from unintentional harm, such as travel-borne illnesses and lack of childhood vaccination, the threat of intentional harm (e.g., bioterrorism, anthrax) is also a reality we must prepare for.
  • Design Thinking: Reimagining the healthcare design process
    BY KURT SPIERING & AMIN MOJTAHEDI
    There is no question the healthcare industry is transforming at a rate faster than ever. To address the speed of this transformation, healthcare providers are faced with balancing the implementation of cutting-edge technologies and forward-thinking processes with the financial impact of each decision.

From the Symposium Desk

  • 2018 Top 3 List
    Jenabeth Ferguson
    Kids 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 Ferguson
    I 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.
  • Different by Design
    Jenabeth Ferguson
    I been traveling a lot lately including attending the PDC last month in Nashville. I love seeing other places in this country and meeting with people from all around the globe. But truth be told, traveling for work can take its toll. You not only lose time in the office and are not able to get to those tasks on your schedule, but it also impacts your personal life.

Research & Whitepapers

  • Parking lots –adding value to your business plan
    Customer Service . . . Sustainability . . . Compliance . . . are all key parts today’s business plans. Have you considered how your parking lot adds value to each? The right partner can create a customized maintenance program that will have your lot contributing to all of these objectives and to the lasting impression you have with your clients.
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