Trending News - February 2016

Too many patients using ER as primary care as Northern Colorado companies build ERs to meet demand

Freestanding emergency rooms are becoming more common across the U.S

2/29/2016


NFMT session to explore a BIM lifecycle case study on Carolinas HealthCare System facilities

The 2016 National Facilities Management & Technology event offers three full days of education, speakers, networking with peers, and a giant expo hall. All for free.

2/29/2016


Expert says longterm care execs' salary hikes may 'trickle down' to facility staff

Multi-facility longterm care executives got salary increases across the board

2/26/2016


NFMT session to address 'Infection Control: Expecting the Unexpected'

The 2016 National Facilities Management & Technology event offers three full days of education, speakers, networking with peers, and a giant expo hall. All for free.

2/26/2016


Health system investing $3 million in competitor's MRI facilities to join 'convenience revolution'

Wisconsin's ThedaCare partners with its competition to create a new care delivery system

2/25/2016


NFMT session to address emerging infectious diseases in the built environment

The 2016 National Facilities Management & Technology event offers three full days of education, speakers, networking with peers, and a giant expo hall. All for free.

2/25/2016


Va. bill would remove longterm care facilities' option to bar cameras in rooms

New legislation toughens the regulation by requiring that nursing homes allow the cameras

2/24/2016


Saskatchewan healthcare facility plans to be redesigned

Proposed Leader Healthcare Facility Integration project will be re-tendered to trim costs

2/24/2016


Boston Children’s Hospital told to slow down expansion

Massachusetts regulators are asking the hospital to show that its $1 billion campus expansion won’t hurt efforts to control healthcare costs

2/24/2016


Are healthcare facilities focusing too much on survey scores?

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey (HCAHPS) scores have caused healthcare providers to focus more of their efforts on what is being measured in the survey in an attempt to improve outcomes and maximize their reimbursements, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/23/2016


Some link microcephaly to water supply rather than Zika

A group of Argentinian physicians claims a toxic larvicide is to blame for the huge spike in babies born with microcephaly in Brazil

2/23/2016


Congress may merge VA hospitals with military facilities

Merger of healthcare facilities would mean active duty soldiers and veterans would be treated side by side

2/22/2016


Maryland system repurposed office space into flexible healthcare facility

Converted 20,000-square-foot space was designed for holistic care

2/22/2016


Rochester hospitals join to fight C. Diff.

Four hospitals are forming a C. difficile prevention collaborative. Six nursing homes that share patients with the hospitals have formed a separate alliance

2/19/2016


St. Louis agency studying feasibility of healthcare clinics at MetroLink stations

Bi-State Development is looking into the possibility of opening clinics that would offer services such as basic medical care, dental checkups and eye exams

2/19/2016


Connecticut medical group co-locates multiple practices into new outpatient building

Stamford Health Medical Group's collaborative care model features universal exam rooms, integrated work areas for staff, centralized common areas, and shared conference rooms for staff training and patient education, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/19/2016


House OKs bill to tighten control on VA projects

Legislation would increase oversight and management of large construction projects at the Department of Veterans Affairs

2/16/2016


Northwestern Memorial Hospital adds fine dining option

Chicago hospital hosts restaurant as a new way to engage with the community

2/16/2016


Flint hospitals working to ensure water safety

Three health systems investing in water purification

2/12/2016


Why the FDA took years to warn about scope-related infections

Staff at the federal agency losing the report was one of many missteps

2/11/2016


Virginia hospitals projects Lean toward success

Two hospitals share a 665,000-square-foot building and offer specialized care for women and children

2/11/2016


Rural Michigan adding healthcare facilities to schools

Cedar Springs School Health Center available to the community as well as the students

2/10/2016


New Orleans' VA hospital slowly moves ahead

Delays and bureaucratic knots have pushed the complete opening of the $1 billion complex back to the end of 2017

2/9/2016


Healthcare building boom makes construction crane Florida's state bird

Healthcare constructions sites are popping up in nearly two dozen communities throughout the state

2/9/2016


Hospitals recognized for rooftop gardens, meatless meals

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine releases rankings on healthful food choices at healthcare facilities

2/5/2016


Chicago prepares for a post-Ebola public health crisis

Ebola crisis produced a system of training and collaboration among public and private health entities

2/4/2016


Fargo area struggling to fill healthcare positions

Healthcare facilities having trouble finding staff for in food service, housekeeping and building maintenance as well as nurses.

2/4/2016


Healthcare facility fined when non-surgical towel is found in patient

Hospital can't figure out how towel got there

2/3/2016


Three top 2015 hospital projects recognized

The Healthcare Construction and Operations website names three healthcare facilities as standouts for the year

2/3/2016


Grandview Medical Center brings abandoned healthcare facility to life

Community Health Systems in Birmingham, Ala., turned an abandoned hospital construction site into the new Grandview Medical Center, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/2/2016


Hospitals tailoring services to older patients

The senior population is expected to grow 112 percent by 2060

2/1/2016


Michigan children's hospital stresses efficiency

Children's Hospital of Michigan-Troy designed to transform pediatric care delivery

2/1/2016



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