Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo - The Leaflet

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Industry News

  • FROM OR TO BURN UNIT: Leveraging new tools for making complicated spaces
    BY GREGORY HUDSON
    According to the American Burn Association, over 400,000 individuals are seen annually in emergency departments, clinics or physician's offices for the treatment of a burn injury in the United States and Canada
  • HANDLING WITH CARE: Keeping tiniest patients top of mind through construction best practices
    BY JOSH MEADOWS
    Hospitals often invest in expansions and renovations to meet their communities' changing needs, incorporate new technology and clinical innovation, and enhance the patient experience. One challenge facing hospitals and construction teams is minimizing the impact on patient safety and comfort, while also maintaining hospital operations when working in and around these busy, occupied spaces.
  • Ready to FLEX: Exploring lessons learned in creating universal care units
    BY JOHN FORD
    Several months into the pandemic a nationally recognized health system client decided to design a new acuity-adaptable inpatient unit. These rooms are larger, more capital intensive and require skilled staff to treat higher-acuity patients. The concept of universal inpatient rooms has been around for a while, but hadn't been widely adopted by many health systems. However, the pandemic has revealed the need for, and benefits of, building more capable and adaptable patient rooms.
  • BEATING THE BURNOUTBLUES: Elevating workplace culture & staff experience through design
    BY PENNY HOUCHENS
    A nurse once told me she spent 30 minutes in her car listening to music preparing herself to face the coming shift. Essential team members within the healthcare system, nurses are leaving the profession in droves, and today I wonder if that nurse is one of them. The biggest culprit of this turnover? Burnout. Symptoms include physical, mental and emotional exhaustion, job dissatisfaction, depression and for some, PTSD. Increased stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the issue.

From the Symposium Desk

  • Top 3 Things
    Jenabeth Ferguson
    We are just under 3 months from our 2022 event and there is a lot going on as we're continuing to make announcements of new developments. I thought I'd take advantage of this space to let you know my top 3 things I am looking forward to as part of this year's event.
  • Reunited and it feels so good In January of 2020, the advisory board met like it has at the beginning of the year in Chicago for the past 15 years. The subject of COVID came up a couple of times and there was a news alert that the first case had been verified in Chicago at the time we were there. We all left, said we'll see you in May in Boston as that is our second board meeting each year, and never imagined we'd go so long between seeing each other in person. As a group we meet twice a year but outside of those settings between the annual HFSE event and other industry events groups of us can be together as many as 5 or 6 times a year. This past December a lot of us were in Austin but not everyone as some folk's organizations were still not traveling or people had personal situations where they were still not being around large groups.
  • Happy Reading
    Jenabeth Ferguson
    Friday is our call for speaker's deadline. This is the time of year when folks from all over, representing many different interests in our industry, submit a proposal for a chance to be part of the conference program. Hundreds will try for a speaking slot but we don't have room for them all, so hard decisions will be made. This also happens to be my most favourite part of planning the Symposium each year.

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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