Healthcare. It’s a topic that’s vital to all of us. But some lose track of the fact that healthcare almost always gets delivered in a facility—hospital, clinic, doctor’s office. The recent 2010 ASHE-PDC International Summit on Health Facility Planning, Design and Construction in San Diego put the focus on the places where healthcare happens. As you can imagine, there was a lot to hear and see.
As to hearing, there was a lineup of buzz-worthy keynote and plenary speakers. They included former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and former Air Force fighter pilot Brian Shul, whose aircraft was shot down over Vietnam. They, and CEO of the American Hospital Association Richard J. Umbdenstock, tackled issues related to navigating healthcare transformation and how to respond to them.
As to seeing, a big highlight was the Gallery of Architecture for Health. It showcased cutting-edge healthcare design trends from over 200 exhibitors from around the country. Front and center in the exhibit hall, Herman Miller Healthcare displayed a range of product solutions from our family of healthcare brands:
If you missed the Summit, you can get a look at many of these products next month at the AONE Annual Meeting and Exposition in Indianapolis, IN.