Construction and Design - May 2021

Case Study: Updated Hospital for Children Targets Comfort, Functionality

Hospital’s hematology and oncology unit has new look and benefit of architecture and engineering updates


Facility Designs Respond to Changing Times

Pandemic and other changes have prompted new approaches to design


$300 Million Medical Center Set To Open

Acute care hospital has 108 private inpatient beds, an emergency department, and imaging and lab services


Surgical Pavilion, Delayed by COVID-19, Moves Ahead

Project broke ground in April 2020 and it is slated to be complete by end of 2023


Construction, Upgrades Aim to Transform System’s Facilities, Services

2014 bond measure in 2014 has funded multiple construction and renovation projects


Roadmaps on the Search for Energy Efficiency

Evidence-based design with strategic energy management might reduce costs associated with energy use


Future Facilities: Focus on Flexibility

Pandemic has driven home how necessary it is for facilities to be flexible


UCSF Announces New Research and Training Facility

Initial phase of 30-year vision aims to strengthen UCSF’s status as a top academic medical centers


Resilient Healthcare Facilities in a Post-COVID World

Core design strategies to help hospitals provide flexible, easily adaptable care centers


Behavioral Health and Memory Care Design Best Practices

When considering varying patient populations, designing for behavioral health creates challenges and opportunities


Georgia Health Systems Joining, Spending $1 Billion on Facilities

Investment over 10 years aims to enhance and expand facilities, information technology, clinical infrastructure and operational capabilities


New Jersey Eyes New $1 Billion Hospital

Existing 42-year-old facility suffers from flooding and emergency room overcrowding


Indianapolis Hospital Plans $325 Million Expansion

Project will include updated women’s hospital, new neurosurgical hospital and larger neonatal intensive care unit


Michigan Medicine To Restart $920 Million Hospital Project

Citing financial loss and COVID-19 pandemic, system delayed project in May 2020


White Paper Explores Pandemic’s Impact on Future Facilities

Group looked at requirements and recommendations on emergency preparedness and offers new standard


Houston Methodist Announces Plans for 400-Bed Hospital

New facility could open in 2024 and will employ more than 500 people


Queens Medical Center-Hotel To Open in 2021

104,000-square-foot Eastern Mirage Medical Center is co-located with Eastern Mirage hotel


Pushing Through Pandemic, Atlanta MOB Opens

After breaking ground in September 2019, construction was completed in December 2020


Seeking Efficiency, Hospitals Rethink Operating Rooms

Even older hospitals with limited budgets are getting creative, since surgeries are important revenue sources


Delayed by Pandemic, Hospital Expansion Ready To Open

12-story, $480 million expansion includes 292 new inpatient beds, bringing hospital’s total to 752


Crisitunity: Design Opportunities from COVID-19 Crisis

Problems have made it essential to reevaluate and reimagine clinical environments


UT Health San Antonio Announces $430 Million Hospital

Eight-story, 144-bed hospital will offer specialty care in cancer, orthopedics and urology


Outpatient Centers Addressing Community Needs

Facilities integrated with hospitals in retail settings meet time and convenience factors for patient treatment


Micro-Hospital Brings Needed Services to Area

12-bed facility will include emergency department and operating rooms


New Tools Support Design for Behavioral Health

Resources connect built environment to better health outcomes and reduced cost of care


Capital Planning and the Role of Risk

Incorporating risk helps managers create a capital plan that allows for effective allocation of capital


Case Study: Nature Inspires Healing from Outside In

Facility provides mental health services in underserved region of North Carolina


4 Lighting Examples That Improve Visitor Experience

See how the Center for Health & Wellbeing uses lighting to create inviting and healthy spaces.


Group Opposes $2 Billion Hospital Expansion Plan

System seeks approval from state regulators to build three ambulatory care centers


4 MEP Design Considerations To Improve Patient Experience

Focusing on mechanical, electrical and plumbing features at cancer centers can make treatment sessions more comfortable for patients


Field Hospitals: Lessons From the Pandemic

Planning team should be multidisciplinary, with physicians, nurses, facilities managers, and logistics and procurement specialists working together


Cleveland Clinic Restarts Hospital Project

Project was paused because of pandemic and need to preserve resources


Case Study: Simulating Natural Light in Neonatal Wards

Lighting system helps premature children adapt to light



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