Trending News - August 2016

Q&A: Creating separated occupancies

Brad Keyes discusses creating separated occupancies

8/31/2016


Flex technology designed to cut costs

Medical office buildings feature flexible technology, office space

8/31/2016


Small towns getting large healthcare projects

Three new $300 million hospital projects planned

8/30/2016


Hospitals using Uber to get patients to care

For people without access to private transportation, getting to medical appointments can be a challenge

8/29/2016


Are timeshare surgery centers the future?

Healthcare providers can lease facilities, staff and equipment

8/29/2016


Healthcare facility designed with contemporary comforts

New Park Avenue Medical Center includes a healing garden

8/29/2016


Fire closes California hospital

Patients evacuated from St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake

8/26/2016


Louisiana hospitals up and running through flooding

Flooding is testing local hospitals' operations

8/25/2016


Micro-hospitals, freestanding ERs urged for New York healthcare

More organizations are opening free-standing emergency departments and no-frills micro-hospitals for their convenience and accessibility

8/25/2016


Virginia shopping site to become 'a healthcare destination'

Riverside Center retail shopping center is being remade into the Riverside Medical Center

8/25/2016


Q&A: Corridor door louvers

Brad Keyes discusses corridor door louvers

8/24/2016


Alabama healthcare facility revives stalled construction project

Hospital project restarts after 10-year break

8/23/2016


Baton Rouge hospital transfers patients due to floods

Ochsner Medical Center transferred approximately 40 critically ill patients to other facilities

8/22/2016


Rehab facility renovated for patient comfort

At 122,600 square feet, the facility nearly doubles the space of the current center, built in 1964

8/22/2016


Alternative utility equipment maintenance code change

CMS requires an expansion of equipment inventories to include all equipment

8/22/2016


S.C. healthcare facility taking down tower, change parking system

Demolition of four stories of the east tower adjacent to the emergency room will result in the yearlong closure of an entrance and complete overhaul of its parking layout

8/18/2016


Standard healthcare facilities not always best medicine for elderly

Elderly hospital patients arrive sick, often leave disabled

8/17/2016


Q&A: Stairwell chair lifts

Brad Keyes discusses stairwell chair lifts

8/17/2016


Research says patients will pay 38% more for 'five-star' rooms

A growing focus on patient satisfaction has hospitals turning to a more customer-centric model

8/16/2016


Huge repair bill prompts patient safety fears at Scotland's healthcare facilities

Maintenance backlog costs now stand at almost £900m

8/15/2016


North Dakota to spend millions on new healthcare facilities

Hospitals in the state's largest cities have undertaken or planned hundreds of millions in new construction projects in recent years

8/15/2016


Assessments are critical for healthcare facilities

Life safety and accessibility regulations are getting stricter and more complex

8/11/2016


California children's hospital planning family-friendly expansion

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is adding 521,000 square feet to hospital grounds

8/11/2016


Ratings confusion: California hospital gets 5 stars and an F

For Methodist Hospital of Southern California, ratings might do more to confuse the public than empower them

8/10/2016


ICUs ease restrictions on visitors

Some hospitals are allowing family and friends of intensive-care patients to visit whenever they want

8/9/2016


Hospitals look to hotels for patient satisfaction tactics

Medical researchers say some amenities can improve health outcomes by reducing stress and anxiety

8/9/2016


Closing the gap between building performance and code requirements with commissioning

Article looks at gaps between commissioning best practices and minimum code requirements for new facilities

8/8/2016


N.J. healthcare facility opens state-of-the-art operating rooms

The 650-square-foot rooms designed to allow maximum efficiency

8/8/2016


Illinois healthcare facility designed with patient satisfaction in mind

Clinician input part of new hospital design

8/8/2016


Pokémon exposes vulnerabilities at healthcare facilities

A healthcare facility may have entrances that are not regularly monitored or guarded

8/5/2016


Simulation center creates realistic learning environment

Children's Minnesota healthcare facility simulation center provides real-world training

8/5/2016


Ohio health and wellness center project designed to improve operational efficiencies

ProMedica Health and Wellness Center improved operational efficiencies while creating a sense of place within the community, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

8/5/2016


VA spent millions on art as veterans waited for care, report says

The Department of Veterans Affairs allegedly spent $20 million between 2004 and 2014

8/4/2016



CMS releases hospital star ratings

Article on Becker's Infection Control and Clinical Quality website lists 12 things to know

8/3/2016


New design approaches to ambulatory care can help reach new populations

Ambulatory care providers in urban settings operate in an increasingly competitive environment

8/3/2016


Q&A: Survey window

Brad Keyes discusses survey windows

8/3/2016


Boston hospital's new dining facility focuses on patient satisfaction

Brigham and Women’s Hospital will open the Garden Café @ 75 Francis in September

8/3/2016


Tomorrow's malls may offer colonoscopies next to the food court

As e-commerce hits retailers, doctors are lining up to serve aging baby boomers

8/1/2016



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