Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo - The Leaflet

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Industry News

  • Healing the Healers: The sound and well-being connection in hospitals
    BY TAMA DUFFY DAY & BONNY SLATER | PHOTOS BY WENDY STECK MERRIMAN
    Did 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 MORGAN
    From 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 WHITTINGTON
    The 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 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.

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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