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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Liz Miller
JD Events
203-371-6322
liz@jdevents.com

PRODUCT AND DESIGN EXCELLENCE HONORED AT HEALTHCARE FACILITIES SYMPOSIUM

Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo and FacilityCare announces 2014 Symposium Distinction Awards

The 2014 Symposium Distinction Award Winners were honored today at the annual Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo at Navy Pier in Chicago. The Awards program recognizes design teams, projects and individuals who have made a profound contribution to the healthcare design industry. The program accepts submissions of all types and sizes of patient care-related facilities. In addition it recognizes the best and most innovative new products within the healthcare design & construction industry. FacilityCare Magazine in association with the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo sponsors the Awards.

This year the program announced a new award, the Adaptive Reuse Award, which recognizes the creative reuse of an existing space or structure originally used for another purpose. Entrants shared their challenges, compromises, goals, key improvements and how if elements of the existing space were maintained. “The inclusion of this award reflects the scope of work that we are seeing our attendees focus on at Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo” said Jenabeth Ferguson, VP, Symposium Director. “Healthcare facilities are constantly challenged to do more with less, and with the implications of ACA and the demands of technology, we will continue to see these types of projects as a focus in the years to come.”

The 2014 Symposium Distinction Award Winners are:

PRODUCT AWARDS

MOST INNOVATIVE
Illuminations Motion by Bear Facts Entertainment
www.bearfactsentertainment.com  

MOST SUSTAINABLE & ARCHITECTS CHOICE
PURline by Mats Inc.
www.matsinc.com

DESIGN AWARDS

USER CENTERED AWARD
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper by Francis Cauffman
www.franciscauffman.com

ADAPTIVE REUSE AWARD
NSLIJ Lenox Hill HealthPlex by Perkins Eastman
www.perkinseastman.com

GEORGE PRESSLER UNDER 40 AWARD
Robert Meyer, Senior Associate, Cannon Associates
www.cannondesign.com

INDIVIDUAL AWARD
Paula Crowley, Chief Executive Officer, Anchor Health Properties
http://anchorhealthproperties.com

The Distinction Award Winners represent a diversity of talent, creativity, innovation and passion to create healing healthcare environments, chosen by an elite panel of industry executives including James Atkinson, Vice President and Director, Healthcare Design and Planning, HDR, Inc;  Marcus A. Budaus, AIA, ACHA, LEED® AP Associate Principal / Senior, Vice President HKS, INC.; Gary W. Collins, AIA, NCARB, Principal, PFB Architects;  Amy Douma, Associate Vice President, HGA Architects and Engineers;  Rolando Conesa, AIA, Principal, MGE Architects.

For more information on the Symposium Distinction Awards, visit www.hcarefacilities.com/awards.asp.

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