Trending News - October 2015

Syracuse hospital tested for Legionella bacteria

N.Y. Health Department testing water at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center


How hospitals coddle the rich

Elite services exist in various forms and are nearly universal at the most prestigious medical centers


Probe explores possible mold deaths of two more UPMC patients

UPMC mold crisis could be more widespread than initially believed as they continue to investigate possible fungal-related deaths of transplant patients


Fully digital hospital opens in Toronto

The Humber River Hospital in Toronto features automated kiosks, where patients are able to enter their information to be given their medication from a robotic arm


Design educators must adapt to the healthcare sector's changing needs

One of the biggest changes is a growing recognition that students need specialized knowledge to practice in an increasingly complex, multidisciplinary and technically challenging environment, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Creating a sustainable outpatient center

Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago builds facility to support active and sustainable community


Minnesota hospitals review workplace violence plans after shooting

Aitkin County Sheriff’s investigator was killed in the line of duty, at St. Cloud Hospital


N.Y. hospital has long road to recovery after Sandy

The repair process for the city's Bellevue facility took a lot longer that the nearby VA's


Connection between Cubs and healthcare facilities comes out of left field

The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System's Research and Educational Hospitals were built on the site of the old ballpark


ISU students win national healthcare environment design award

The Iowa State students took first place for their conceptual design of a second patient tower at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics


Weird crimes committed in hospitals

Hospital security have had to deal with some outrageous crimes


Florida hospital plans facility for patient families

Florida Hospital Orlando project will include 24 rooms, a porch, kitchen and laundry facilities


Healthcare can learn from Harley-Davidson

Healthcare organizations must face the reality that they're competing for hearts, minds, and dollars the same way other businesses do, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.


N.C. hospital planning new emergency department

The new 18,000-square-foot emergency department will have 23 beds, including 14 beds for acute care


Asbestos found in hospital not a safety risk

New Zealand board says no one's safety is at risk after asbestos was found in three buildings at Dunedin Public Hospital in Dunedin


Massive Alabama hospital move finishes ahead of schedule

Dozens of ambulances help Trinity Medical Center carry 98 patients to its new facility


Man who died after struggling with hospital guards had a broken vertebra

74-year-old man died two days after being restrained by security guards at MedStar Washington Hospital Center


Emory gets $2.2 million grant to prevent spread of infectious diseases

CDC grant makes Emory a member of the Prevention Epicenters Program, which focuses on infection control and prevention research in healthcare facilities


Maryland hospital adds senior ER suites

Carroll Hospital's emergency department senior care suites designed to make older patients more comfortable


Missouri healthcare facilities increase security after threatening call

An anonymous caller promised “bloodshed” in a threatening phone message left at a University of Missouri Health Care facility


Standards for hazardous pharmaceutical waste proposed rule

The proposed rule addresses hazardous waste pharmaceuticals that are generated or managed by healthcare facilities and pharmaceutical reverse distributors


Wisconsin Health system plans $35 million psychiatric hospital renovation

Aurora Health Care to invest in Wauwatosa campus improvements


Mercy Health building $3.9 million facility in Ludington

New facilty will provide urgent and primary care, laboratory, imaging, rehabilitation, behavioral health, occupational medicine and specialty clinic services


New Orleans hospitals designed for resilience

Two new healthcare facilities, University Medical Center (UMC) New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System’s new VA medical center are designed with redundancy and armor to protect against a future blow, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


S.C. healthcare facilities help hospitals in flood zone

Greenville Health System is one of many offering help to those in the Midlands and Lowcountry


Children's hospital opens in Liverpool

The newly opened Alder Hey Children's Hospital features six large, colorful wards with outdoor play areas, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


FDA orders scope makers to conduct checks in healthcare facilities

Three duodenoscope manufacturers must conduct studies to better understand how the devices are reprocessed


Texas women and infants clinic designed for gender-specific experiences

The design sought to nourish the female psyche while supporting medical care, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


New Illinois healthcare facility a 'one-stop shop'

Healing Arts Pavilion in Plainfield provides outpatient services including laboratory services, advanced imaging, an immediate care center and physical therapy


Cramped Dublin cancer unit called infection risk

Inspection of Beaumont Hospital found patients were being treated too close to each other


Bronx hospital worker found dead in facility's bathroom

Man was locked inside a bathroom at Montefiore Medical Center, where he worked, for days without anyone noticing


Houston hospital may lose funding after patient shooting

St. Joseph Medical Center will be cut from Medicare program unless it corrects safety problems


Patient dies in D.C. hospital after confrontation with security

MedStar Washington Hospital Center has yet to release details


Indianapolis healthcare facilities on construction spree

Hospital systems are back to building as the future of Obamacare become more certain


Campus transformed to serve community

Little Company of Mary Hospital project balances respect for history and need for modernization


Firefighters shuttling water to S.C. hospital

Palmetto Health Baptist and Palmetto Health Richland affected by flooding


White Plains Hospital building 'Hospital for the Future'

N.Y. hospital opens the doors to a new lobby, one of the first finished components of its capital improvement project


Healthcare Facilities Code changes approach to compliance

New version assesses the risks of procedures and services that may be performed in a range of facility types


Dignity Health $220 million renovation design to focus on 'human kindness'

Feedback from patients and families informed 39-hospital project


Houston hospital squanders FEMA grant meant for rebuilding after hurricane

The Department of Homeland Security is demanding the return of $32.4 million


Congress OKs funds to finish Colorado VA hospital

The VA can shift money in its own budget to come up with the $625 million needed


UPS to offer medical device replenishment services

Facility will have decontamination capability and instrument inspection to support distribution services to hospitals


Health systems expected to focus on non-acute care

Mergers and acquisitions indicate a shift toward retail clinics, physician practices and digital resources


Detroit health system to build $110 million cancer center

Henry Ford Health System plans center as part of a $500 million expansion of its campus


Bicester Community Hospital designed for flexibility, efficiency

New $7.8 million community healthcare facility in Oxfordshire, U.K., replaces the existing inflexible and outdated 1908 hospital, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Hospital closes after ceiling collapses on inspectors

Those being treated at Bootham Park Hospital in York were found to be at 'significant risk of harm'


Afghanistan combat hospital staffed by team of three

Airmen provide the logistics and facilities management at Craig Joint Theater Hospital


New Albuquerque clinic planned to meet needs of newly insured

Presbyterian Healthcare Services clinic will include primary care, urgent care services, laboratory services and technology-focused services such as the MyChart application and telemedicine visits


Walk-in clinic adds infusion suite

ReadyMed Plus facility features three medical suites and a large reception area with electronic self-service check-in kiosks and a concierge-style greeter, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


UPMC Presbyterian re-opens transplant program after mold inspection

Facility says it may never find a source for the mold



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