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Publisher’s Message: June 2022

Emergency department at Bristol Hospital / Photo by Elisif Photography

This is the month that spring ends and summer begins. It’s a busy month for our industry, too!

This issue will be distributed at two different High-Profile-sponsored events in June. The first is the healthcare summit, “What’s Next for Healthcare Facilities in These Unsettled Times?” Working in conjunction with Squarefootage.net and the Association of Medical Facility Professionals (AMFP), the event on June 8 will bring together leaders in the healthcare sector and AEC professionals that work in this space.

Anastasia Barnes

Jeff Kent, president of AMFP, states that this nonprofit was formed in 2019 to provide a “home for all of the people, organizations and strategic partners that support healthcare facilities” (pg. 13). This event offers 5 CEUs, and AIA members also earn HSW credits. I’ll be moderating a panel as well. I hope to see you there!

HP is the media sponsor for the Boston chapter of the Urban Land Institute’s “Urban Agriculture in Urban Centers” panel, also on June 8. Learn how growing food in urban areas can ease access to food and engage communities. I’m thrilled about this event! There will be a pre-panel urban foraging tour plus live bees! Visit boston.uli.org to learn more.

In this issue, our healthcare section (pg. 11) begins with an inspiring story written by Gerard Georges and Jay Verspyck of Build Health International (BHI). They share how BHI is working to help build trust within a community that has long been weary of its healthcare facilities. A big emphasis was on creating generous outdoor spaces “for patients and their families to wait comfortably and decompress.”

On page 22, read about Anchor Line Partners’ recent announcement that Eden Health’s suite of services (on-site personal healthcare) is now being offered to the tenants of One Post Office Square in Boston, in an effort to create a healthier workplace.

Next month, we have two bi-annual focuses, Life Science and Awards. There seems to be no shortage of biotech related projects in New England, so let us know what you’re working on…and don’t be shy, if you (or your firm) have been recognized in any way, let us know!

As always, enjoy the read!

Anastasia Barnes

Read HP’s June 2022 issue now!