36th Annual Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo Held

The show was held in Charlotte, North Carolina.

By HFT Staff

Thousands of manufacturers, architects, designers, engineers, contractors and healthcare leaders convened at the Charlotte Convention Center for the 36th annual Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo, HFSE, one of the country’s largest shows dedicated to healthcare design and facilities, energized attendees, exhibitors, speakers and partners with Keynote Presentations, 100+ Exhibitors, Conference Sessions, Networking Events, Facility Tours and much more. 


The Symposium featured three days of educational and insightful Sessions and Keynotes by top industry leaders. Each year, HFSE features three Keynotes and this year’s speakers included Ryan Straschnitzki, former Humboldt Bronco, current Team Alberta para-ice hockey member and founder of the Straz Strong Foundation, and Susan Black, Principal and Director, Perkins Eastman Black Architects Inc, as well as a team panel discussion on Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, featuring Nancy Hanright, Sr. Director, Real Estate & Space Planning, Boston Medical Center, Karen Heater, PE, CEM, Director, Energy & Utilities, Cleveland Clinic Buildings + Design, Brian Pratt, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP, Associate Vice Chancellor and Campus Architect, University of California Irvine / Division of Finance and Administration Design and Construction Services and moderator, Beth Howard, Award-Winning Independent Writer. 

Symposium Distinction Awards 

The annual program recognized design teams, projects and individuals who have made a profound contribution to the healthcare design industry. In addition, it recognized the best and most innovative new products within the healthcare design & construction industry. This year’s winners included: Team Award Winner: Banner Desert Medical Center – Women's Tower Expansion, User-Centered Award Winner: Rush University Medical Center Joan & Paul Rubschlager Building, Adaptive Reuse Award Winner: Quinault Wellness Center, Individual Award Winner: Leslie Hanson, Studio Practice Leader, Health, Partner at HKS, George Pressler Under 40 Award Winner: Alexandra Vigliarolo, RA, Project Manager, Northwell Health. 

Product Award Categories:

Most Innovative Winner: Vaask,

Most Sustainable Winner: ZippSpace,

Architect's Choice Winner: MedSlide Pro from Serenity Sliding Doors. 


October 4, 2023

Topic Area: Maintenance and Operations

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