Trending News - April 2017

Survey predicts no healthcare winners under Trump

NEJM Catalyst report shows healthcare executives have a pessimistic view

4/27/2017


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

4/27/2017


Q&A: Hazardous areas

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for hazardous areas

4/26/2017


Ex-offenders filling hard-to-fill healthcare jobs

A growing number of healthcare facilities are giving people with criminal records a second chance

4/25/2017


Consolidated outpatient center designed to improve patient experience

Staff input informed Nebraska's Lauritzen Outpatient Center design

4/25/2017


New VA hospital designed with input from staff, veterans

New Orleans healthcare facility was designed to deliver patient-centered healthcare in a comfortable, dignified environment, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

4/25/2017


Michigan healthcare facility completes $2.8 million expansion

Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital project boosts emergency care for region

4/24/2017


N.J. office building becomes outpatient facility

Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth was designed with biophilic and other evidence-based design principles, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

4/24/2017


Singapore healthcare campus to add 1,800 beds and smart technology

Technological advances added to address shrinking workforce

4/21/2017


Data on hospital inspections may soon become public

Confidential reports about errors, mishaps and mix-ups could soon be available

4/21/2017


What exactly is a micro-hospital?

Definition and presence have expanded significantly

4/20/2017


$943 million California healthcare facility opens

Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla to focus on cancer treatment and specialty care.

4/19/2017


Q&A: Fire door annual test and inspection

Brad Keyes discusses fire door annual test and inspection

4/19/2017


Aurora to build new hospital in Wis.

Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care announced that it plans to build a new, $324 million hospital in Kohler to replace the Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center

4/18/2017


Magazine honors product innovators

Healthcare Design will honor three winners in its 2017 Product Innovation Awards, according to an article on its website

4/18/2017


Personalized care for the millennial patient

A generation which grew up with technology and the internet at its fingertips will have different demands

4/12/2017


The sure things among the political uncertainty

There are many unknowns about what healthcare will look like in the future, but we know there are a few ways the healthcare industry will change, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

4/12/2017


Q&A: Doctor sleep rooms

Brad Keyes discusses requirements for doctor sleep rooms

4/12/2017


VA smoking ban gets first hearing in House

Bill would repeal law that requires smoking areas in VA healthcare facilities

4/11/2017


Revisions to mobile medical unit guidelines eyed

The goal of the changes is to ensure patient safety and to assign responsibility for assuring these requirements are met, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

4/11/2017


Children’s Hospital of San Antonio designed for growth

An existing adult and pediatric hospital is undergoing an expansion and renovation to build the area's only dedicated children’s hospital, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

4/11/2017


First mobile unit for lung cancer detection launched

Carolinas HealthCare's mobile CT unit brings care to rural areas

4/7/2017


Northwestern Memorial workers rally for $15 an hour

The employees include custodians, patient transport technicians, patient care technicians, dietary/food service and environmental service workers

4/5/2017


Politics causes healthcare facilities to stop projects, hiring

Some U.S. hospitals are delaying expansion plans and moving to cut costs

4/5/2017


Q&A: Fire extinguishers in chute rooms

Brad Keyes discusses requirements for fire extinguishers in chute rooms

4/5/2017


CMS interprets emergency departments to be healthcare occupancies

For those hospitals that have already classified their EDs as ambulatory healthcare occupancy, they will have to make a change back to healthcare occupancy

4/3/2017


Stakeholders optimistic about healthcare market

Despite political unrest, designers and contractors still have a positive outlook on the future of healthcare construction

4/3/2017



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