Published on : January 13, 2011

2011 The Year of Healthcare Development And Sustainability

2011 The Year of Healthcare Development And Sustainability

2010 was a very tough year for healthcare development and sustainability.  With the global economic recession being felt around the world, there are many healthcare projects that have been put on hold because of a lack of financing and an inability to obtain investment in the project.  Literally, thousands of healthcare projects around the world have been delayed.  We hope to see 2011 be a year of stabilization, as financing and investment increase for healthcare and all these healthcare projects on hold, get a green light to break ground and start construction. 

As one of the only organizations working on a global basis in green healthcare and healthcare development it is exciting to see how each country around the globe is developing their own green initiatives and hospital projects.  We are currently working with healthcare providers and governments in over 90 countries.  We had over 85 countries attend our global healthcare and healthcare design and development conference in Los Angeles this past year.  We are excited to be a resource for so many governments and hospitals looking for solutions on building new healthcare projects and making their projects “Green.”   We hope to continue to be a valuable resource, and help  connect and network players from both sides of the table.  This year we are expanding our efforts with launching a social network for sustainable healthcare and healthcare development, as well as several other initiatives in this space to help the industry grow and bring industry participants together.

About the Author

Renée-Marie Stephano is the editor of the Sustainable Healthcare and Hospital Development Magazine and also a Founder and President of the Medical Tourism Association/Global Healthcare Association, the first international non-profit trade association for the medical tourism and global healthcare industry.

Ms. Stephano received her Juris Doctorate degree in Law in Pennsylvania. She has a background in international marketing and health law

Ms. Stephano has a passion for growing awareness and education in Sustainable Healthcare solutions.  She may be reached at  Renee@healthcaredevelopmentmagazine.com