by Marc Neufcourt, Industry Director, NEMA
The Healthcare Facilities Council (HFC) is a new NEMA initiative to improve healthcare delivery environments and expand market opportunities. HFC will hold its kickoff meeting on October 20, 2020, and will be led by Acting Chairman Andrew Kriegman, Corporate Executive Vice President at Leviton Manufacturing Company. The meeting theme will be “Understanding & planning a post-COVID in healthcare facilities.” The full program can be accessed here.
Members of the Council have agreed to open the first portion of the meeting (Open Session) to the public. During the Open Session, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from the following speakers:
- Diane Weber, Executive Director of the Society for Health Care Strategy and Market Development (SHSMD) of the American Hospital Association (AHA)
- Gary Walker, Executive Director, Facilities, Infrastructure & Safety at Stanford Health Care
- Chad Beebe, Deputy Executive Director for the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the AHA
Speakers will address several important topics related to the impact of COVID-19, including expected changes in hospitals corporate strategy, healthcare facilities design, accreditation, and management.
“Electrical equipment manufacturers are playing an important role helping healthcare facilities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in the near-term, and preparing for the healthcare needs of an aging population in the long-term,” said Patrick Hughes, NEMA Vice President of Operations and Strategy. “Councils such as the HFC provide an ideal forum for our Members to learn from and exchange ideas with outside entities, such as healthcare experts, to identify new opportunities for manufacturers to make a positive impact.”
“We have three exciting speakers lined up for this workshop: Diane Weber, Gary Walker, and Chad Beebe are industry leaders with insights to share with NEMA Members,” said Marc Neufcourt, NEMA Building Systems Industry Director. “I’m also eager to launch the HFC. There is a lot of work ahead of us, and I hope this event will serve as a springboard for NEMA Members and other organizations to come together and address the rapidly evolving needs of the healthcare facilities market.”
The Open Session will be followed by an Executive Session reserved for the Members of the Council. For more information about the HFC or how to join this event, please contact Marc Neufcourt at email@example.com