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NFPA casts final votes on healthcare, life safety code changes

Changes that would have stopped efforts to expand maximum compartment size to 40,000 square feet failed


Size not enough for healthcare facilities in uncertain times

Houston hospital sector mostly weathered the storms but future is seen in smaller regional centers


Healthcare can see its future, and it's hi-tech

Automation can do some jobs more cheaply, safely and efficiently


Microhospitals can offer emergency care access

Houston hospital adopts two microhospitals to supplement emergency access


Healthcare bill could cost 924,000 jobs — most of them in health sector

The research said that the healthcare bill would start off by adding 864,000 jobs and growing state economies


Life Safety Q&A: Fire-rated frames

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for fire-rated frames


Spokane teaching healthcare facility supports new model of healthcare

Spokane Teaching Health Center was designed for all healthcare specialties to be trained together


Rx for noise control at Virginia Hospital: Large dose of acoustical ceiling systems

Myriad of ceilings meets needs of different spaces at new Inova Health System Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital


Designing for the millennial patient

Survey shows most millennials said that in addition to having their healthcare needs met, they want to have a good experience as patients


New 150-acre medical campus planned in India

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences campus's oblong urban form was designed to establish an integrated and walkable healthcare campus, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Chicago health facilities get bold new home

Building designed with rhombus-shaped perforations sprayed like bubbles across its shiny, forked facade


Life Safety Q&A: Operating room fire drills

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for operating room fire drills


Chattanooga safety net facility transformed into region's first lifestyle hospital

Project focused on having the facility resemble a hospitality setting wherever possible


Healthcare facility management in uncertain times

Basic principles can offer some certainty


Cancer treatment center designed to improve outcomes through a multidisciplinary approach

Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center organized by specific cancer types so that patients can receive most of their treatment in one area, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Kaiser’s San Diego Medical Center focuses on sustainability and patient experience

Facility incorporated ideas from the Small Hospital, Big Idea hospital design competition


Hospital star ratings will not be updated in July

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will not update the overall hospital quality star ratings


Concierge medicine for wealthiest patients widens healthcare divide

Elite concierge practices are booming


Life Safety Q&A: Trash cans.

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for trash cans.


ERS changing to serve more elderly patients

Some healthcare facilities are creating separate, quieter emergency rooms for older patients


Patients leaning toward outpatient facilities, technology

Hospital systems have begun to shift more capital spending to outpatient facilities to provide more cost-effective and convenient settings for consumers


Children’s outpatient facility designed for efficient care flow

Nemours Children’s Health System Outpatient Services Center in Glen Mills, Pa., was designed for efficient care flow, according to the Healthcare Design website


Healthcare takeaways from Trump budget

Budget includes $610 billion in Medicaid cuts over 10 years


Healthcare value-based purchasing continues despite uncertainty

The executives do plan to slow major capital investments in response to political and legislative instability, a recent survey reported


Life Safety Q&A: What’s the standard for coffee pots?

Brad Keyes further discusses regulations for coffeepots in healthcare facilities


Children’s hospitals could lose billions with ACA repeal under current care models

Children’s healthcare facilities will face massive funding cuts under the legislation


Urgent care clinics avenue for growth

Chicago hospitals are entering the market and shaking up private players


Providers partner on microhospitals to expand access to care

Two Emerus facilities will be rebranded as Memorial Hermann


Q&A: Coffee pots

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for coffeepots in healthcare facilities


Navigating new Life Safety codes

Healthcare projects must comply with CMS requirements


'Disruptive innovation' used on outpatient facility project

Providers and staff provided expertise to shape the design and clinic’s future operations, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Urgent care sites cater to cancer patients

Facilities help patients avoid the emergency department and hospital admissions


VA may close more than 1,100 facilities

Closures part of plans to move more medical care to the private sector


Q&A: Photoluminescent ‘exit’ signs

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for photoluminescent ‘exit’ signs


Clinic links health, wellness through design

Caboolture GP Super Clinic in Caboolture, Queensland, Australia, houses medical services and a fitness center under one roof, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Ontario budget includes billions for healthcare

Ontario posts first balanced budget in decade


Healthcare facilities cuttings jobs

Uncertainty, budgetary problems cause some hospitals to trim staff


Miss. hospital rebuilt 3 years after tornado

Winston Medical Center in Louisville opens new $55,000,000 facility


Outpatient facility rehabs second location instead of starting from scratch

Rehabbed project cost a fraction of new construction


High-Performance Buildings event to include session on new standards for indoor environments

The event will be held in Arlington, Texas, on May 17-18, 2017


High-Performance Buildings event to include session on innovative workplaces and WELL certification

The event will be held in Arlington, Texas, on May 17-18, 2017


New surgical construction can attract patients and surgeons

High-tech ORs help recruit high-volume surgeons


Demand for elderly care facilities on the rise in Singapore

To meet the demand, the number of nursing home beds in Singapore has increased from 9,000 in 2011 to more than 12,000


Micro hospitals bringing care into smaller communities

Small-scale inpatient facilities offer medical care to underserved areas


Kaiser Permanente: Members embracing virtual visits

52 percent of the encounters with company physicians are virtual visits


Retail clinics upending healthcare delivery

Delivery environment and the direction of flow of services, according to the research


Health network chooses expansion over new construction

Outpatient growth moves Lehigh Valley Health Network to rethink new hospital


Survey predicts no healthcare winners under Trump

NEJM Catalyst report shows healthcare executives have a pessimistic view


More revisions expected in Joint Commission's EC and LS chapters

Changes will apply to hospital, ambulatory care, critical access hospital, nursing care center and home care programs



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