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Hospitals fear Obamacare repeal may create financial strain

Affordable Care Act goes beyond expanding health insurance coverage to helping keep hospitals afloat, expert says


Trumpcare could cut public health funds

Funds for the prevention of bioterrorism and disease outbreaks would be eliminated


ASHE honored designs put patients first

Vista awards honor exceptional teamwork on new healthcare construction, renovation and infrastructure projects


Ending approval requirements for new hospitals has mixed results

Certificate of need regulations have come under fire from legislators who want to improve competition in the healthcare


Yelp-style app lets veterans rate healthcare facilities

Confusing facility layouts, poor staffing, excessive wait times are some of the issues addressed in the reviews


Concierge-style healthcare facility opens in Palm Beach

Center has a high-resolution CT scanner, digital X-ray machine, ultrasound room, body composition analyzer and LED light therapy bed


Urgent care centers gaining traction in Toledo area

Health systems trying to cut costs, emergency room crowding


Trends affecting healthcare real estate in 2017

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act is just one issue potentially affecting the industry


Urgent care centers leading retail healthcare delivery

Hospitals run 37 percent of urgent care facilities in U.S.


Healthgrades names 2017 Best Hospitals

Medicare inpatient data from the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review database from 2013 through 2015 for the 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures is considered


CMS reimbursement changes could alter facility building plans

Lower reimbursement rate for services at a hospital-owned outpatient center may discourage the building of outlying facilities, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


New Pa. microhospital may be future of healthcare

A new $35 million microhospital is under construction in Lancaster


Healthcare facilities striving for on-demand access

Health systems reposition themselves with convenient care centers, virtual venues


Nursing homes opening their doors to students

Some facilities are allowing college students to move in


Possible ACA repeal could change strong forecast for healthcare real estate

Colliers International’s 2017 Health Care Marketplace Report shows that questions loom for the year ahead


NFMT event to include seminar on NFPA 45: Flammable liquids and other hazardous materials in laboratories

The 2017 National Facilities Management & Technology event offers three full days of education, speakers, networking with peers, and a giant expo hall. All for free.


African-American hospitals served excluded communities

Black-owned or –operated hospitals were prominent in the South and in northern cities from the time of slavery until the Civil Rights era


Facility introduces new assisted living model

An assisted senior living provider is expanding its independent living light program, according to an article on the iAdvance Senior Care website


Safety net hospitals could lose $40 billion with ACA repeal

That amount represents lost coverage and cuts to Medicaid and Medicare disproportionate share hospital funding from 2018 through 2026


Attracting millennials to healthcare facility/design professions

The first step is figuring out what motivates the 18- to 34-year-olds of today


Union members OK Mayo proposal

Union leaders suggest situation has caused long-term damage


Colo. VA hospital exempt from federal hiring freeze

Aurora VA needs about 300 new employees to activate medical campus


Whitepaper: 'What’s Next for U.S. Healthcare Under Trump?'

L.E.K. 'Executive Insights' discusses a framework for monitoring and interpreting possible executive and legislative actions


DoD and VA joint healthcare facility is a work in progress

Agencies still working out bugs with joint venture


Florida governor wants to revamp healthcare facility rules

Gov. Rick Scott called for eliminating key regulations about building healthcare facilities and opening trauma centers


Texas system plans first microhospital

Christus Southeast Texas Health System buys land for new smaller facility


NFMT event to include seminar on improving healthcare infrastructure

The 2017 National Facilities Management & Technology event offers three full days of education, speakers, networking with peers, and a giant expo hall. All for free.



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