For the fifth consecutive year, Bancroft-AE has been selected to represent the United States at the world’s leading medical conference, this year in Chennai, India. The conference brings together medical delegates from around the world to evaluate and discuss in a professional forum the latest health care practices, equipment, medicines, and facilities. Having designed some of the world’s leading medical and research centers, Bancroft-AE continues to benchmark against the latest innovations around the world.
Bancroft-AE’s founder and CEO, Paul Jenkins, will represent the firm in India and has been asked to present trends in health care facilities design in the Americas as part of the formal panel on the conference’s second day. “Bancroft’s participation is a highlight,” said Dr. Jyotirmoy Bhattacharjee, one of the local delegates, and organizers of this year’s conference. “Their expansive portfolio of work is outstanding and represents to the world the thoughtful American approach to patient-centered care and efficient, sustainable research centers.”
In addition to participating in the formal conference, Jenkins will join other leading delegates in traveling to medical centers in India and Thailand. “Some of the best patient care centers in the world are in this region, and that reputation is growing,” said Jenkins. “We’ve committed to benchmarking the facilities we design against the best in the world. That means traveling the world to evaluate facilities; you can’t do it by sitting in an office in your home town. My partners traveled to Rio de Janeiro last year on a similar trade mission, and we’ve already begun to integrate some of the design solutions from that trip into healing environments at facilities for the Department of Veterans Affairs here in the United States. In some instances what we find is a local interpretation of our own pioneering design. I am particularly interested in seeing the Oncology Center at Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok. The work they’re doing is groundbreaking.”
While Bancroft-AE is best known for its work in the United States, it has done work in the far reaches of the globe, including a project for the World Health Organization in Outer Mongolia.