The summary below (and video above) are of the 2017 Health Facilities Innovation Forum which was rebranded to HealthSpaces
Innovation is born out of collaboration…and what better place to come together than beautiful Palm Springs. The relaxed, intimate vibe of the Rancho Las Palmas Resort allowed real estate & facilities leaders from the nation’s top healthcare providers and supplier companies to escape the daily grind and connect.
“Well-organized, and thought-provoking–a step up from other conferences, with a much higher level of thinking and exposure. It’s the best conference I’ve been to in a while,” said Braid Lahr, Division Chair of Facilities at the Mayo Clinic.
TED-inspired talks and peer-driven discussions centered on innovations in planning, design, and construction. Attendees praised both the cutting-edge content and quality networking, which made the three-day retreat a true meeting of the minds.
“There’s a lot of healthcare owners here that I don’t see at other conferences. These are people I want to learn from and it’s really valuable to get the chance to ask what makes them successful,” said Patrick Casey, Executive Director of Planning, Design & Construction at University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Suppliers also valued uninterrupted one-on-one time with leading health systems.
“There was such a great mix of attendees that can help define the needs of the facility, as well as take definitive actions to move an opportunity forward,” said Fawn Staerkel, Healthcare Director at Johnson Controls.
“Everyone we met was a decision maker in their organization,” said Stuart Baur, Associate Principal at Payette.
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