Trending News - August 2013
Hospitals in Chicago and elsewhere more than double debt service payments
'Facility-friendly' DNV Healthcare emphasizes ongoing improvement
The market for healthcare construction is holding steady, but firms still worry about uncertainty in the field, according to a survey in Healthcare Design magazine.
The number of hospital mergers in 2012 (105) was more than double the total in 2009 (50), and with 46 mergers already this year, 2013 looks to be continuing the recent trend, according to Irving Levin Associates, a health care research firm.
Kristin Zeit, editor-in-chief of Healthcare Design and Environments for Aging, recently toured the Parkland Memorial Hospital replacement facility in Dallas. Zeit wrote about the experience and posted a gallery of photos of the tour.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has dropped a requirement for adding an indicator light on each receptacle on emergency power.
New artwork donated to enhance the patient experience at The Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center in Worcester, Mass., was unveiled this week at a reception celebrating National Health Center Week.
The Center for Health Design has launched an extensive library of more than 2,500 evidence-based designed references.
A combination of economics and health trends could lead to the closing of a series of large hospitals in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hospitals nationwide are changing the kinds of food they serve and how they serve it in an effort to increase patient satisfaction, and thus revenue.
The clinic name change is intended as a way to attract new patients by linking the growing retail clinic business to Walgreens' other healthcare assets under one well-known brand.