Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 11

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LET ME TELL YOU
A STORY

The healthcare industry, despite continuing
uncertainty in Washington, remains solid.
But don't just take our word for it
By Kristin D. Zeit
WHEN I MOVED away from the editor's desk and
took on the role of publisher last November, I said
goodbye to a familiar world ruled primarily by
words and hello to my new best friend, the Excel
spreadsheet. While I still enjoy daily conversations
with Jennifer Silvis about the proper placement of
the word "only" in a sentence, my job today, more
often than not, comes down to numbers.
Fortunately, numbers-just like words-can
tell some pretty interesting stories.
The commercial construction and design industry is affected by lots of factors, from the economy to population shifts
to technology changing the way people work, play, shop, and, yes, receive
healthcare. We all watch the numbers from year to year (dollars spent,
square footage, customer growth or decline), then try to predict what that
means for our own success moving forward.
And the story for healthcare building is promising. Among other statistics, recent market research from IBISWorld on the hospital industry and
the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) on the healthcare design sector both point to growth in building projects. Although the question of national healthcare policy still looms large over the industry as a
whole, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to increase at an annualized
rate of 3.3 percent over the next five years, including growth of 2.2 percent
in 2018. ASID projects 5 percent growth in healthcare construction spending in 2017 over 2016, and 70 percent of the hospitals it surveyed reported
having projects currently under construction or planned to begin in the
next three years.
Our own audience research, conducted in April, supports these findings.
Fifty-three percent of our reader respondents said they expect to spend
more on healthcare projects from 2017 to 2018, while 42 percent plan to
spend about the same year over year. Sixty-five percent expect project activity to increase over the next year. These respondents have worked on
an average of 10.4 healthcare construction or renovation projects in the
last two years, spending an average of $468 million per year on materials,
FF&E, and other products related to these projects.
So that's my story for today, and I think it provides a fine backdrop for the
articles Jennifer and her team have written for this issue, including the
profiles of our fifth annual HCD 10 award winners. Business is looking
good-and so are the people and projects behind the numbers. 

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Healthcare Design - September 2017

Healthcare Design - September 2017
Contents
Editorial
The HCD 10
From the Publisher
Class Project
5 Strategies for Ambulatory Facility Planning
Making Room for Wound Care
First Look
Breath of Fresh Air
Engineering Winds of Change
Product Spotlight Wayfinding
The Center
Face Time
HCD Expo 2017
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Healthcare Design - September 2017
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Cover2
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 1
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Contents
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 3
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 4
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 5
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 6
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 7
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 8
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Editorial
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - The HCD 10
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - From the Publisher
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 12
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Class Project
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 14
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 15
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 5 Strategies for Ambulatory Facility Planning
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Making Room for Wound Care
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 18
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - First Look
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 20
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Breath of Fresh Air
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Engineering Winds of Change
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 49
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Product Spotlight Wayfinding
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 51
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - The Center
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 53
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 55
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Face Time
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Cover3
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Cover4
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - HCD Expo 2017
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