Industry News - May 2015

Flashback photo: A healthcare facility at Chicago's Union Station

A small hospital that was set up to aid passengers at Chicago's train station during World War II


Healthcare systems adapting to challenging landscape

Mounting margin pressures are driving structural changes in the industry, according to a recent survey


Health City Cayman Islands gets JCI accreditation

Health City the second hospital in the region to have received a JCI approval


Consolidations, collaborations planned for Hudson Valley hospitals

Fewer medical centers, more urgent-care locations, and the absorption of small practices predicted


LED kite sculpture lights up hospital entrance

The sculpture's focal point is 12 kites, welded and formed from stainless steel and ranging in size from 4 to 7 feet


Senior living and healthcare industries expected to converge

CEOs from senior living providers share five predictions about the future of the industry at a recent assisted living conference, according to an article on the Long-term Living website.


Michael Graves left his mark on accessible design

Graves' mission to revolutionize the way healthcare facilities are built left an indelible mark on the world of architecture, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Hospitals search for scope-cleaning solutions

The difficult-to-clean duodenoscopes are still on the market, and redesigning the reusable devices is not a solution in the short term


Hospital joins suit against scope-maker

Originally targeted in a lawsuit by widow of superbug victim, Virginia Mason Medical Center is joining a suit against a scope manufacturer tied to outbreaks


Over-budget Denver VA hospital up in the air

Lawmakers say VA hasn't come up with an acceptable plan for funding it


The clinic of 2020 will be shaped by technology and changes of care focus

The primary care clinic is evolving with new technology, new care models and new reimbursement standards, according to a blog on the HGA website


Freestanding emergency departments gaining popularity

The number of freestanding emergency departments is increasing as care patterns shift from acute care


Hospital shares tips on building a Lean facility

Akron Children's Hospital publishes new book called 'L3: Building a Lean Hospital Facility'


Fighting HAIs with facts

One way to combat hospital-acquired infections is to understand more about their root causes


Cleveland Clinic's $300 million center part of cancer facility boom

The healthcare industry is building up to take care of an expected influx of cancer patients


Hospital sued for waste management lapse after man's amputated leg found in trash

The leg was thrown in the garbage with his name tag still on it, suit says


Retail clinics not a threaten to primary care, CEO says

Retail clinics offer access to basic healthcare, eliminating unnecessary visits to emergency rooms


Kaiser Permanente CEO says changing behaviors will change healthcare

Bernard Tyson sees a modern, efficient health system in America's future


Medical tourism seeing influx of investors

Startups are positioning themselves to capitalize on the interest in consumers looking for places to have lower cost procedures


Hand-hygiene compliance lags in healthcare reception areas

Study found low hand-hygiene compliance rates of 2.2 percent and 1.7 percent in two reception areas using direct observation


FDA reviewing safety of hospital hand cleaners

Government wants more study of whether that is safe and how well it actually fights the spread of germs


FDA proposes rules for healthcare antibacterial products

FDA will require additional scientific data to support the safety and effectiveness of certain active ingredients


Noroviruses can spread through the air

Study suggests that hospitals' efforts during gastroenteritis outbreaks may be insufficient


NICU design can address cultural needs

A hospital in Abu Dhabi incorporates a 'royal suite,' dedicated to those who wish to pay more for larger rooms and more luxurious services.The space is used as a birthing center but can also house mothers and babies with complications, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Healthcare facilities reviewing their memory care spaces

Rapidly growing need is spurring assisted living facilities to re-brand under the memory care banner, according to an article on the Long-Term Living website


Some hospitals treating patients at home

To reduce costs while improving quality, some hospital systems are taking the house call to the extreme


S.C. lawmakers may phase out hospital-expansion controls

A growing number of lawmakers seem eager to pass a bill eliminating the Certificate of Need program by 2020.


Healthcare workspaces can effect team-based care

U.S. healthcare systems are moving toward, team-based care to improve population health, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website



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