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What is Compass?

This annual conference helps healthcare professionals stay informed on healthcare facility innovation, current solutions, and best practices.

Compass Healthcare Facilities Symposium has proven to be one of Maine’s best one-day healthcare educational and networking opportunities. Whether you are part of the c-suite or a front-line manager, you will find the topics and speakers current, engaging, and most of all educational. Compass is also proud to host the Fall Meeting of the Maine Healthcare Engineers’ Society (MEHES). The event is brought to you annually by WBRC Inc. and the generosity of exhibitors and sponsors.



Visit the Compass website to sign up for this year's event

Learn from National Experts

Compass Healthcare Facilities Symposium is, first and foremost, an opportunity to learn from experts from all over the nation about new best practices and solutions in the healthcare facilities of today and the future. Every year, Compass seeks out industry leaders who can provide cutting-edge information to the conference attendees through talks, presentations, and Q/A sessions. Speakers cover topics about product innovations, updated policies, new technology, and improved solutions in healthcare practices and facilities. Every speaker session is dense with useful information and actionable advice.

Meet with Knowledgeable Product Reps

In addition to speaker sessions, Compass Healthcare Facilities Symposium hosts a large variety of exhibitors from top service and product providers in the industry. At the conference, attendees can discover new products, technology, and solutions applicable to their healthcare practice and facility. Knowledgeable product and service provider representatives are present to answer questions and present demonstrations. Compass strives to only invite exhibitors with proven solutions that can help attendees with needs regarding the cleanliness, security, and efficiency of their facilities.

Network with Industry Colleagues

Like many conferences, Compass Healthcare Facilities Symposium gives attendees the valuable opportunity to meet with fellow industry professionals.  However, this conference provides a uniquely approachable and friendly atmosphere where attendees can easily meet new people and catch-up with old friends. Compass holds a superb lunch and both pre- and post-conference gatherings to give attendees plenty of time to network. The hosts at Compass are always present to make sure every attendee feels comfortable and their attendance worthwhile.

  • The best benefit of attending Compass is the great people I’ve met, from both healthcare institutions and vendors. Richard Borrelli and his team bring in relevant quality speakers that you actually get to speak to and have meaningful conversations with. The small exhibit hall allows you to sample the latest products in a relaxed atmosphere. All in all, it’s a great event. Highly recommended.

    Rich Pointon, RA, VA Facility Planner (Retired)
  • From the perspective of regularly attending national health facilities conferences and the annual health facilities conference in my home state of Michigan for nearly three decades, I have found the conversations with exhibitors, networking discussions with industry peers, and the presentations at the Compass Healthcare Facilities Symposium most energizing and informative.  Looking forward to my next visit to Maine!

    Frederick J. Wesolowski AIA, American College of Healthcare Architects Board Certified, EDAC, LEED AP, Director, Healthcare Integrated Design Solutions
  • This was our fourth year in a row and it has become our most productive conference in the Pine Tree State. It is the only event of its kind to gather architects and facility managers from leading firms, as well as feature notable speakers, industry leaders, and key vendors. It is a perfect match for us because it is specific to healthcare design, and evidence-based design lies at the heart of our business.

    Cynthia Simos Director, Business Development, The Sky Factory

Compass Co-Chairs

Richard  Borrelli, AIA

Compass Chair, Senior Principal

(207) 828-4511

Jocelyn Boothe, AIA

Healthcare Studio Director,  Principal

(207) 828-4511