Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo - The Leaflet

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Industry News

  • GETTING DOWN TO DETAILS: How materials, finishes, furnishings & fixtures support healthcare interior trends
    BY CAROL COLE
    Many interior design trends have evolved due to evidence-based results that demonstrate the impact on patients and healthcare staff. Comforting, soothing, sanitary and welcoming spaces in healthcare environments benefit patients and their companions, aid in outcomes of discharged patients and support staff retention. These trends allow patients and staff more comfort and less stress in the healthcare environment, improving perceptions and outcomes. And, behind the scenes, materials, finishes and fixtures are playing a major role in promoting positive outcomes
  • Rising to Challenges: Finding COVID-19 solutions at facility, system & state levels
    BY NEIL CARPENTER & CATHERINE CASTILLO
    Across the nation, medical construction and design is capturing the general publics attention in a completely new way. As healthcare leaders implement strategies to expand capacity in place, identify alternative sites to accommodate surges and ensure patient safety, the nation is acutely aware of a new normal emerging. This article explores short-term solutions that have emerged at the facility, system and state levels.
  • Smart Compliance: Money saving solutions for hospital compounding pharmacies
    BY JESSE ROBINSON
    The latest version of USP <800> was released Dec. 1, 2019, which didn't give a certain Midwest client much time to get pharmacies at four different hospitals up to compliance with both USP <797> & <800> by the end of the year. Temporary pharmacies were needed to comply with the looming timeline and to ensure no interruption of compounding sterile preparations - the drugs mixed from different sterile compounds for patients
  • Commissioning Field Notes: Best practices for creating healthcare environments in noncritical spaces
    BY MORGAN HILK
    When a healthcare clinic moves into a general-use space, such as a strip mall, in many ways it's a win-win for patients, providers and property owners. Patients get non-emergency help faster, hospitals can focus on those who truly need care and healthcare systems spend less to build out a space than on new facility construction. And, bonus property owners can repurpose vacant retail storefronts with long-term tenants.

From the Symposium Desk

  • 2020
    Jenabeth Ferguson
    What if 2020 isn't canceled? What if 2020 is the year we've been waiting for? A year so uncomfortable, so painful, so scary, so raw that it finally forces us to grow. A year that screams so loud, finally awakening us from our ignorant slumber. A year we finally accept the need for change. Declare change. Work for change. Become the change. A year we finally band together, instead of pushing each other further apart. 2020 isn't canceled, but rather the most important year of them all. -leslie dwight
  • Unimaginable
    Jenabeth Ferguson
    A month ago, when we decided to have a special May issue of The Leaflet I could not have imagined we would also be announcing our 2020 event will not take place. Certainly, I knew it was a possibility but at that time September seemed so far off and holding an event would be possible. Since then, we've talked to our amazing advisory board and understand what they are facing in healthcare systems, AEC firms and their own homes all across the country. We've talked to officials at the Long Beach Convention Center and our industry partners such at NOAH. And we've met internally and talked about what it would mean to try and hold the Symposium this fall. At the end of the day, the hard reality is we cannot see how an event whose core mission is about health could in good conscience expect folks to travel and come together this September.
  • Welcome to the land of #WFH
    Jenabeth Ferguson
    I have been working from home for 15 years now. My whole life operates based on that way of working and is very natural to me. When the shelter in place advisories came down, I thought this will be pretty easy for me and at first it felt quite normal. I had been on the go all winter following my niece's college basketball team so a chance to just be at home was welcome. About two weeks in I started to go a little stir crazy; the reality of everything penetrated my psyche and I had some rough days.

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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