Trending News - June 2017

Outpatient clinics finding homes in shopping malls

More providers are moving closer to potential patients

6/30/2017


Magazine names healthcare design industry contest winners

Healthcare Design editors have selected this year’s winners of The HCD 10, an annual awards program that honors professionals across 10 categories

6/30/2017


New CMS survey guidance expected soon

Interpretive guidance for the new survey process incorporating Phase 2 regulations could be released over the next weeks

6/29/2017


Omaha outpatient center designed to untangle services maze

Nebraska Medicine’s ambulatory services were once an odyssey for patients, with services scattered in different locations, according to an article on the HealthcareDesign website

6/29/2017


Regulations can spur healthcare design innovation

Working with regulators to review and revise critical governing criteria could open the door to new models and methods of care, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/28/2017


Life Safety Q&A: Fire-rated frames

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for fire-rated frames

6/28/2017


2017 has seen at least $500 million in hospital expansions, renovations so far

Nine hospitals and health systems have facility plans

6/28/2017


Children’s hospital to consolidate four sites into new clinic

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to build clinic in Kenosha

6/27/2017


Children’s hospital partners lighthearted design with advanced technology

Facility has murals of rainbows and baby animals as well as a lab with pressure-sensitive floor plates to analyze how patients walk

6/27/2017


NFPA casts final votes on healthcare, life safety code changes

Changes that would have stopped efforts to expand maximum compartment size to 40,000 square feet failed

6/26/2017


Size not enough for healthcare facilities in uncertain times

Houston hospital sector mostly weathered the storms but future is seen in smaller regional centers

6/26/2017


Healthcare can see its future, and it's hi-tech

Automation can do some jobs more cheaply, safely and efficiently

6/22/2017


Microhospitals can offer emergency care access

Houston hospital adopts two microhospitals to supplement emergency access

6/22/2017


Healthcare bill could cost 924,000 jobs — most of them in health sector

The research said that the healthcare bill would start off by adding 864,000 jobs and growing state economies

6/21/2017


Life Safety Q&A: Fire-rated frames

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for fire-rated frames

6/21/2017


Spokane teaching healthcare facility supports new model of healthcare

Spokane Teaching Health Center was designed for all healthcare specialties to be trained together

6/21/2017


Rx for noise control at Virginia Hospital: Large dose of acoustical ceiling systems

Myriad of ceilings meets needs of different spaces at new Inova Health System Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital

6/20/2017


Designing for the millennial patient

Survey shows most millennials said that in addition to having their healthcare needs met, they want to have a good experience as patients

6/16/2017


New 150-acre medical campus planned in India

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences campus's oblong urban form was designed to establish an integrated and walkable healthcare campus, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/15/2017


Chicago health facilities get bold new home

Building designed with rhombus-shaped perforations sprayed like bubbles across its shiny, forked facade

6/14/2017


Life Safety Q&A: Operating room fire drills

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for operating room fire drills

6/14/2017


Chattanooga safety net facility transformed into region's first lifestyle hospital

Project focused on having the facility resemble a hospitality setting wherever possible

6/14/2017


Healthcare facility management in uncertain times

Basic principles can offer some certainty

6/13/2017


Cancer treatment center designed to improve outcomes through a multidisciplinary approach

Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center organized by specific cancer types so that patients can receive most of their treatment in one area, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/12/2017


Kaiser’s San Diego Medical Center focuses on sustainability and patient experience

Facility incorporated ideas from the Small Hospital, Big Idea hospital design competition

6/9/2017


Hospital star ratings will not be updated in July

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will not update the overall hospital quality star ratings

6/8/2017


Concierge medicine for wealthiest patients widens healthcare divide

Elite concierge practices are booming

6/8/2017


Life Safety Q&A: Trash cans.

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for trash cans.

6/7/2017


ERS changing to serve more elderly patients

Some healthcare facilities are creating separate, quieter emergency rooms for older patients

6/5/2017


Patients leaning toward outpatient facilities, technology

Hospital systems have begun to shift more capital spending to outpatient facilities to provide more cost-effective and convenient settings for consumers

6/2/2017


Children’s outpatient facility designed for efficient care flow

Nemours Children’s Health System Outpatient Services Center in Glen Mills, Pa., was designed for efficient care flow, according to the Healthcare Design website

6/2/2017


Healthcare takeaways from Trump budget

Budget includes $610 billion in Medicaid cuts over 10 years

6/1/2017



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