Nortec to Host Healthcare Symposium at Harvard Medical School

Healthcare Community Invited to Inaugural Forum for Advancements in Healthcare Facilities

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Nortec is pleased to introduce its inaugural healthcare symposium, coming to Harvard Medical School on May 31, 2017. This symposium will bring together healthcare professionals and engineering leaders from across the United States to discuss the role of indoor air hydration and humidity on patient outcomes and the importance of creating a healthy indoor environment that supports patient healing and wellbeing of staff.

“This symposium will provide actionable information and advice on how facilities can improve patient outcomes and also significantly reduce operating costs with proper humidification and air purification,” said Duncan Curd, GM of Nortec. “We invite healthcare professionals (COO, CFO, CEO), heads of infection control, control specialists and others involved in healthcare facility operations to learn more about how we can help reduce the burden on the healthcare system by creating ideal indoor environments.”

Maintaining ideal indoor air hydration levels plays a huge role in the reduction of infectious disease transmission within healthcare facilities and must be embraced as we pave the way for a better future in healthcare.

Duncan Curd

GM of Nortec

The event will feature 10 visionary leaders in healthcare facility operations and infrastructure, including Stephanie Taylor, MD, Harvard Medical School Healthcare Association Infections Organization; Don Goldmann, MD, IHI, Harvard Medical School; Derek Feeley, President, IHI; Howard McKew, PE, Partners Hospital Design Engineer Steering Committee, HAIO; Traci Hanegan, PE, Principal, Mechanical Engineer (Coffman); Rahul Rastogi, MD, Chief Operating Officer, Northwest Permanente (Kaiser); and more.

“This symposium is an important step in increasing industry-wide knowledge on the relationship between proper indoor air hydration and the reduction of HAIs,” said Duncan Curd. “Maintaining ideal indoor air hydration levels plays a huge role in the reduction of infectious disease transmission within healthcare facilities and must be embraced as we pave the way for a better future in healthcare.”

This symposium will provide important insights for healthcare and facility engineering professionals. Attendees will:

  • Learn a systems-based approach to aligning the hospital physical environment with best practices in clinical care
  • Learn about implementing an effective and underutilized strategy to improve patient outcomes, reduce financial penalties for adverse patient events and conserve energy use
  • Gain a better understanding of the role of indoor air hydration in infectious disease transmission
  • Decrease non-reimbursable costs from HAIs
  • Decrease hospital staff illness and absenteeism

For more information and to register, please visit the event registration page.

About Nortec (Member of the Condair Group)

With 600 employees, the Condair Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial and industrial humidification systems, setting standards globally for energy-efficient and hygienic solutions through its main Condair brand. Condair is represented in 16 countries by its own sales and service organisations and is supported by distribution partners in a further 50 countries. Condair operates production sites in Europe, North America and China.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Caine Ruckstuhl​
​Marketing Director (ASP), Nortec ​
T: 613-804-0987

Source: Nortec


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