Renovations - June 2014

Builder fined after dementia patient killed by falling door

Heavy fire door fell on patient during renovation work at Alexian Brothers Care Centre in UK


Dubai hospital expansion part of $816 million plan

Expansion of Rashid Hospital's Trauma and Emergency Centre will add 160 beds and cost $161 million


Western New York VA renovates prosthetics facility

Upgrades include extra patient exam rooms, an expanded waiting room and a drive-up area for staff to bring prosthetics and equipment to the patient's vehicle


Western Pennsylvania hospital to become medical mall

Frick Hospital in Mount Pleasant will offer patients specialty medical offices, diagnostic and testing services, a same-day surgery center, outpatient physical therapy, an expanded emergency department and some inpatient rooms


Texas theater to be converted to health facility

Pecos County Memorial Hospital expanding into movie theater


How will the medical home affect hospitals?

Not all care can occur outside the hospital but the medical home is an environment in which patients can feel more secure


Bay Area's new healthcare buildings smaller, specialized facilities

Driving much of the activity is a state law requiring hospitals to upgrade or replace their buildings to be structurally sound enough to withstand earthquakes


Dayton hospital considers redesign to meet changing needs

Redesign would improve care, efficiency and patient privacy


Convenience, reform driving ER construction wave

Hospital systems are building new, freestanding emergency departments and upgrading and expanding those attached to hospitals



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