Trending News - June 2015

Are TV makeovers killing healthcare design?

Reality TV home makeover shows have given an unrealistic look at the real work of design, especially in something as complex as healthcare, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/30/2015


Global opportunities for healthcare manufacturers

A recent roundtable organized by the White House focuses on how international trade policy can help American companies prosper in the international marketplace, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/29/2015


$10M stand-alone emergency center planned in Las Cruces

MountainView Regional Medical Center has announced plans to build a 10-bed standalone emergency care center

6/29/2015


Florida VA says dead rats show pest control is working

Dead rats fall from the kitchen ceiling of the Tampa Bay veterans hospital

6/26/2015


Swedish NICU design a collaborative effort

NICU design in Sweden has developed through the application of research and adjusted according to ongoing practice, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/26/2015


Senate may strip VA of authority over Aurora hospital construction

The change is one of several Congress is demanding before approving money to complete a half-finished medical center

6/26/2015


Miami Jewish Health Systems expansion will serve dementia patients

Miami Jewish Health Systems will add a 'village' to its campus in the next two to three years

6/25/2015


20 most beautiful hospitals named

A new survey by Soliant Health recognizes the 20 most beautiful hospitals of 2015

6/24/2015


Law buys more time for over-budget VA hospital

The legislation gives the VA limited, one-time authority to move about $150 million from 10 budget items and funds

6/24/2015


Australian hospital construction costs on the rise

Regulatory constraints blamed for higher construction costs

6/24/2015


Rebuilt Kansas hospital stresses sustainability

After a 2007 tornado, rebuilt Kiowa County Memorial Hospital is a LEED Platinum facility

6/23/2015


Medical center is three hospitals in one

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is the nation's first project of its size - a 289-bed, 878,000-square-foot complex is home to women's, children's and cancer specialty hospitals, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/23/2015


Making a facility LGBT friendly

Specialized housing for LGBT seniors is a growing market as the baby boomers age, according to an article on Long-Term Living magazine

6/22/2015


Einstein Medical Center completes two renovation projects

The fluid design accommodates the needs of growing Pennsylvania community

6/22/2015


Texas Children's Hospital building pediatric Ebola treatment center

The unit will care for isolation patients with measles, influenza, or tuberculosis as well as highly contagious infectious diseases, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/22/2015


U.K. healthcare facility staffed by ghost?

Hospital worker takes Snapchat picture of 'dead girl' outside children's ward

6/19/2015


OSHA plans healthcare safety focus for nurses

Healthcare has more reported workplace injuries than any other general industry

6/19/2015


N.Y. health system plans new inpatient facility

Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie will build a seven-story inpatient pavilion

6/19/2015


Nine regional pathogen treatment centers named

Nine healthcare facilities named regional treatment centers for patients with Ebola or other severe, highly infectious diseases

6/19/2015


Vending machine found covering hospital cardiac arrest alarm

The blocking of the alarm called a 'serious breach of patient safety'

6/18/2015


Houston-area growth drives $850 million healthcare building boom

Healthcare providers are racing to keep up with the rising demand for services in the Houston/Montgomery County region of Texas

6/18/2015


Montreal hospital has undertaken a cleaning blitz after outbreaks

Lakeshore General Hospital hit by four superbug outbreaks this year

6/17/2015


Senator calls for release of scope manufacturers' records

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray addressed continuing concerns about 'superbug' infections linked to duodenoscopes

6/17/2015


University of Colorado Health System expands outpatient cancer center

The Poudre Valley Outpatient Cancer Center project is being done in three phases to allow the cancer center to remain operational, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/17/2015


Cleveland clinic plans woodsy walking trail

Ohio facility's 1.4-mile trail will be open to patients, employees and the public

6/16/2015


Louisiana hospital expands, renovated emergency department

University Hospital and Clinics in Lafayette will triple the size of its emergency room by the end of 2016

6/16/2015


New children's hospital planned in Wichita

Wesley Medical Center is building a new $28 million facility

6/16/2015


Exploring abandoned healthcare facilities

Derelict medical facilities offer a way to tour the history of American healthcare

6/15/2015


Surveys emphasize comfort over outcomes, report says

Focus on comfort may hurt care quality improvement efforts

6/15/2015


Spending cuts or project delays urged to finish Denver hospital

VA calls for spending cuts of nearly 1 percent, or shifting funds from dozens of construction and maintenance projects planned in other states

6/12/2015


El Paso Children's Hospital pays price for fast growth with bankruptcy

Audits show the hospital at one point exceeded revenue projections but also spent a lot more than it brought in

6/11/2015


Scope-maker counter-sues Virginia Mason hospital

The maker of medical scopes blamed for spreading dozens of 'superbug' infections at Virginia Mason Medical Center claims the hospital failed to use and clean the device properly

6/11/2015


Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children included challenging geometry and wall transitions

An entirely custom three dimensional glazing panel comprising 400 triangular and diamond shaped 6' x 6' panels was installed

6/11/2015


Hospital-based ambulatory surgery centers called best of both settings

Hospital-based ambulatory surgery centers follow the same strict regulatory and quality-control guidelines that apply to hospitals

6/11/2015


Updating outdated military healthcare facilities

The healthcare facility at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is undergoing a $60-million makeover

6/10/2015


Illinois healthcare facility opens expanded ER

UnityPoint Health-Trinity opened an expansion of its Heart Center and Emergency Department in Rock Island

6/9/2015


Better bariatric care by design

A new classification for bariatric patients that looks beyond BMI is being urged, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/9/2015


Bioinformed design can improve hospital ecosystems

New healthcare facility design models look at biodiversity of interior spaces at the microbial level to try to determine the healthiest conditions, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/8/2015


Wisconsin healthcare providers unveil portable shelter system

Mobile system designed to bring care to communities where healthcare facilities are temporarily inoperable

6/4/2015


Spokane medical park designed as comprehensive outpatient center

Providence Medical Park allows a patient to visit a primary care doctor, have diagnostic tests, pick up a prescription, and follow up with a specialist all in the same day under one roof, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/4/2015


Flashback photo: Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

The entrance canopy was considered controversial when the state-of-the-art medical facility addition was completed in 1961

6/4/2015


Hospitals with the quietest patient rooms

Data from Hospital Compare tracks surveys from July 2013 through June 2014

6/3/2015


Aurora VA project getting another $100 million bailout

Construction will continue on a new veterans medical center near Denver

6/2/2015


Extreme weather and LEED goals affect MOB design

The windy, high-desert region of Antelope Valley, Calif., made the design and construction of new medical offices a challenge, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/2/2015


Waste, safety concerns cited at Aurora VA hospital project

Ambulances cannot access all of the site, and new materials re being thrown away, according to a worker

6/1/2015


Cancer Centre at Guy's Hospital's design based on village concept

Research, patient care and a range of oncology services are blended under one roof in an environment unique to London, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.

6/1/2015


Camera documents construction of hospital

Camera installed at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. Ill., is documenting, almost in real time, the construction of a 96-room, three-story addition at the hospital

6/1/2015



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