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news-HCFSRTA Principals John Hoelscher and Randy Thorne spoke about their on-the-boards experience with Medical Tourism at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo in Chicago this week.

The Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo, now in its 24th year, is the original event that brings together the entire team who designs, plans, constructs and manages healthcare facilities. The Symposium serves as a forum where leaders share ideas on healthcare delivery improvement and how the physical space directly impacts the staff, patients and their families. Expert sessions, keynote speakers and exhibitor resources help attendees explore ideas, practices, products and solutions which improve current and future healthcare facilities.

Hoelscher and Thorne shared the unlikely story of cross-cultural bonds formed in spite of the project's rather unpredictable beginnings. The Colorado healthcare architects also discussed their discoveries about their Vietnamese client's vision for the project, the importance of cultural context, developing healthcare models, and the International S.O.S. hospital design of the Vietnamese American International Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam.

View the PDF of their Symposium Session: "Medical Tourism -- Vietnamese American International Hospital: A Case Study"