Trending News - May 2015

Florida Hospital Tampa gets updated exterior

Hospital's facade had infection control concerns due to leaks. according to an article and photo tour on the Healthcare Design website

5/29/2015


Flashback photo: A healthcare facility at Chicago's Union Station

A small hospital that was set up to aid passengers at Chicago's train station during World War II

5/28/2015


N.Y. hospital renovation following industry trends

The emphasis is on private rooms for better infection control, more privacy, better patient sleep

5/27/2015


Toledo health system plans replacement tower at flagship

ProMedica will build a $350-million dollar replacement tower on the campus of ProMedica Toledo Hospital and Toledo Children's Hospital

5/27/2015


California hospital plans expansion, modernization project

St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital with build a 72,342-square-foot addition that meets state-required seismic safety standards for acute-care facilities

5/26/2015


Healthcare systems adapting to challenging landscape

Mounting margin pressures are driving structural changes in the industry, according to a recent survey

5/26/2015


Turkey's mega hospital called biggest greenfield hospital project in the world

Project also one of the biggest healthcare public-private partnerships in Europe

5/22/2015


Health City Cayman Islands gets JCI accreditation

Health City the second hospital in the region to have received a JCI approval

5/22/2015


Consolidations, collaborations planned for Hudson Valley hospitals

Fewer medical centers, more urgent-care locations, and the absorption of small practices predicted

5/22/2015


LED kite sculpture lights up hospital entrance

The sculpture's focal point is 12 kites, welded and formed from stainless steel and ranging in size from 4 to 7 feet

5/22/2015


Senior living and healthcare industries expected to converge

CEOs from senior living providers share five predictions about the future of the industry at a recent assisted living conference, according to an article on the Long-term Living website.

5/21/2015


Michael Graves left his mark on accessible design

Graves' mission to revolutionize the way healthcare facilities are built left an indelible mark on the world of architecture, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

5/21/2015


Baltimore medical home has flexible clinical modules

Former retail space converted into traditional retail layout

5/20/2015


Indianapolis health system plans new hospital, cancer center

Community Health Network will build two new buildings, a $60 million outpatient cancer center and a $175 million replacement hospital

5/20/2015


Hospitals search for scope-cleaning solutions

The difficult-to-clean duodenoscopes are still on the market, and redesigning the reusable devices is not a solution in the short term

5/20/2015


Hospital joins suit against scope-maker

Originally targeted in a lawsuit by widow of superbug victim, Virginia Mason Medical Center is joining a suit against a scope manufacturer tied to outbreaks

5/19/2015


Over-budget Denver VA hospital up in the air

Lawmakers say VA hasn't come up with an acceptable plan for funding it

5/19/2015


$10 million outpatient facility planned for St. Louis area

Facility designed to manage a range of healthcare needs

5/19/2015


The clinic of 2020 will be shaped by technology and changes of care focus

The primary care clinic is evolving with new technology, new care models and new reimbursement standards, according to a blog on the HGA website

5/18/2015


Freestanding emergency departments gaining popularity

The number of freestanding emergency departments is increasing as care patterns shift from acute care

5/18/2015


Hospital shares tips on building a Lean facility

Akron Children's Hospital publishes new book called 'L3: Building a Lean Hospital Facility'

5/15/2015


Fighting HAIs with facts

One way to combat hospital-acquired infections is to understand more about their root causes

5/14/2015


Houston children's hospital plans expansion

Texas Children's Hospital will add a $506 million, 19-story patient tower addition

5/14/2015


Cleveland Clinic's $300 million center part of cancer facility boom

The healthcare industry is building up to take care of an expected influx of cancer patients

5/14/2015


Prebys Cardiovascular Institute designed using a mock-up program

A modular building setting was constructed that featured key rooms at full scale, including operating rooms, patient rooms, and nurses' stations, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

5/14/2015


Pennsylvania hospital plans $60 million expansion

Lancaster General Hospital's new patient tower, which would add six stories to the current two-story building

5/12/2015


Hospital sued for waste management lapse after man's amputated leg found in trash

The leg was thrown in the garbage with his name tag still on it, suit says

5/11/2015


Retail clinics not a threaten to primary care, CEO says

Retail clinics offer access to basic healthcare, eliminating unnecessary visits to emergency rooms

5/11/2015


Kaiser Permanente CEO says changing behaviors will change healthcare

Bernard Tyson sees a modern, efficient health system in America's future

5/8/2015


UPMC plans cancer facility in Colombia

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center will develop and co-manage an oncology center in the city of Piedecuesta

5/8/2015


Minnesota plans 'destination medical center' projects

Construction of a Hilton hotel with special amenities tailored for medical clientele is planned

5/8/2015


Medical tourism seeing influx of investors

Startups are positioning themselves to capitalize on the interest in consumers looking for places to have lower cost procedures

5/8/2015


Hand-hygiene compliance lags in healthcare reception areas

Study found low hand-hygiene compliance rates of 2.2 percent and 1.7 percent in two reception areas using direct observation

5/8/2015


FDA reviewing safety of hospital hand cleaners

Government wants more study of whether that is safe and how well it actually fights the spread of germs

5/7/2015


Construction begins on Missouri cancer center

The Delbert Day Cancer Institute will be a 37,000-square-foot comprehensive cancer care facility

5/7/2015


Cherokee Indian Medical Center pursues innovative operations, design and construction methods

The project uses an integrated project delivery contract system and adheres to evidence-based design principles, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

5/7/2015


FDA proposes rules for healthcare antibacterial products

FDA will require additional scientific data to support the safety and effectiveness of certain active ingredients

5/6/2015


Master planning key to growth or consolidation

Case studies of Boston Medical Center and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center show master planning is become a far more complex process than ever before, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

5/6/2015


Calgary healthcare facility bridges health, lifestyle

Healthcare campus designed as 'authentic urban lifestyle town center' with retail components

5/6/2015


Noroviruses can spread through the air

Study suggests that hospitals' efforts during gastroenteritis outbreaks may be insufficient

5/6/2015


Hospital opens central Florida's first ER for seniors

Winter Park Memorial Hospital's Senior ER was created to promote healing, reduce anxiety and minimize risks that may accompany hospitalization

5/5/2015


NICU design can address cultural needs

A hospital in Abu Dhabi incorporates a 'royal suite,' dedicated to those who wish to pay more for larger rooms and more luxurious services.The space is used as a birthing center but can also house mothers and babies with complications, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

5/5/2015


Healthcare facilities reviewing their memory care spaces

Rapidly growing need is spurring assisted living facilities to re-brand under the memory care banner, according to an article on the Long-Term Living website

5/5/2015


Some hospitals treating patients at home

To reduce costs while improving quality, some hospital systems are taking the house call to the extreme

5/4/2015


S.C. lawmakers may phase out hospital-expansion controls

A growing number of lawmakers seem eager to pass a bill eliminating the Certificate of Need program by 2020.

5/4/2015


Oregon hospital garden includes manmade stream

Garden was built on the natural landscape with boulder outcroppings, native plants and an active stream

5/4/2015


Brooklyn Health Center breaks ground

Project includes 180,000 square feet of healthcare, office and retail space and an outdoor plaza

5/1/2015


Healthcare workspaces can effect team-based care

U.S. healthcare systems are moving toward, team-based care to improve population health, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

5/1/2015



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