I have this theory that the Veterinary Economics team can help you most during transitions-when you're facing a challenge that's new. Of course, we're always striving to give concrete solutions for the problems you face every day. But frankly, you're likely more desperate for help during times of change.
Marnette Denell Falley
Our ongoing focus on hospital design addresses one common transition. And we've developed tools to help you make the most of your building or remodeling project, enhancing your team's efficiency, the care and service you offer, and ideally your enjoyment of your workday. Some resources at your disposal:
- At www.HospitalDesign.net we post easy-to-navigate articles and photo galleries so you can see examples of exam rooms, treatment areas, reception areas, and more. You'll also see several articles listed in this issue that we've developed especially for the site, including pieces on remodeling, plumbing, and environmentally friendly building strategies. And we link from the site to the design books and reprints in our online store.
- We host the three-day Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference every August in Kansas City, Mo. We'll feature many authors in this supplement as speakers at this year's conference, held Aug. 24 to 26. One great bonus: With your registration, you receive a free 20-minute consultation with an architect to discuss your plans. For more, visit www.thecvc.com.
- Of course, when you complete your facility or remodel, we'd love to see you enter the Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Competition. (Entries are due in the fall, and you can download an entry form from www.HospitalDesign.net.) We feature competition winners every month and highlight the key take-away lessons that apply to every project, big or small, so you can learn from your colleagues' experiences.
Can we do more to help you through the building process-or any other transition? If so, just let me know how. Our mission is to help you succeed in practice, and we're always looking for ways to do that job better.
Marnette Denell Falley, Editor firstname.lastname@example.org