Trending News - August 2015

Boston's Children's Hospital plans for pedestrian bridge

Hospital wants to build a $23 million pedestrian bridge from the visitor parking garage right into the hospital


Boston children's hospital garden may be demolished

Supporters have asked Massachusetts Attorney to block the hospital from demolishing the garden to put up a new clinical building


Pharmacy clinics' role in healthcare growing

Use of the retail clinics has been on an upswing for preventive services


Missouri hospital completes patient move to new tower

Cox Medical Center South's opens new $130-million 343,000-square-foot West Tower


Report says HCAHPS surveys don't show the whole picture

Hospitals urged to start gathering a much greater depth of data to truly change the patient experience and impact business performance


Illinois nursing home resident monitoring law OK'd

Residents of nursing homes and their families can put audio- or video-monitoring devices in residents' rooms


Not lovin' it: Cleveland Clinic to boot McDonald's from food court

Clinic will discontinue a long-term lease that has allowed McDonald's to operate there for two decades


U.K. hospital has motorized buggy to help patients and visitors

People with mobility problems can flag down the buggy to catch a lift through the atrium at Southmead Hospital Bristol


The ups and downs of a new healthcare facility

A new hospital comes with its own set of challenges


Survey shows healthcare facilities managers salaries rising

Compensation for environmental services managers showed a jump experts say could be tied to healthcare's increasing focus on infection control results


Florida's Space Coast healthcare facility construction booming

Activity is picking up again, with more clarity on the Affordable Care Act


Grant changes plan for Ohio cancer hospital

James Cancer Hospital in Columbus adds radiation oncology unit to project-in-progress after receiving new funding, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Michigan senior facility built with latest in design, technology and security

New 101,000-square-foot campus has a movie theater, fitness center, raised-bed gardens, bistro and courtyard with a putting green


Throwback photo: Fire forces hospital to move to riverboat

A river paddle steamer called Medoc had been transformed into a floating hospital


Controlling noise, disruption in patient rooms

Hospitals are rethinking how they function at night so that more patients can sleep


Cancer center renovation to include floor-to-ceiling windows

Riverview Medical Center expansion will feature a 29,000-square-foot addition, as well as physical, visual, and technical upgrades


Startups bringing healthcare 'facilities' home

Companies building Uber-like models for medical care


Missouri hospital plans $135 million expansion

Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City will add a three-story patient tower, a new front entrance and other enhancements


Longterm master plan selected for California medical center

Olive View-UCLA Medical Center plan a roadmap for campus growth over the next 20-50 years


California approves security cameras in assisted living homes patient rooms

Facility owner has been longtime advocate of cameras


Hong King bed linen probe finds multiple issues

Investigation of the fungal infection of public hospital bed linen has identified lapses in almost every stage of the laundry process


$400 million 'destination' medical center planned in Rockford

New 188-bed medical center will include a women's and children's hospital with neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, a pediatric emergency department and a high-risk maternity unit


Healthcare facility's design inspired by IKEA, Apple and Starbucks

A new outpatient healthcare facility at the University of Minnesota looked to IKEA's philosophy of determining the price tag first, then designing accordingly


Cheers! Guinness brewery waste may help power children's hospital

Developers are trying to find out if waste heat produced by the Dublin brewery could be used by a new facility


Aurora VA hospital funding still up in the air

The VA is working with Congress to come to an agreement to fund the project


Nebraska healthcare facility will include a healing garden

University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine's Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center will add to its healing arts program


Walk-in clinics forcing healthcare providers to rethink delivery

Consumers increasingly are looking for faster and more convenient options to get basic medical care


'Retailization' changing medical office space

Healthcare industry changes are altering real estate needs


Hospital cited for food hygiene and safety lapses

Private facility in Eastbourne, England, told to take 'urgent action' to fix violations


Australian hospital admits mistakes made in rush to open

New facility hit with complaints about cleaning and catering, IT systems, staffing, cancelled operations and bed capacity


Tucson health facility plans $500 million expansion

Plans include an 11-story tower and an outpatient clinic


Maryland hospital joins shift to outpatient care

Hospital plans to eliminate 106 inpatient beds and shutter many of the non-emergency inpatient services by 2018


Yelp adding hospital and healthcare data to site

Survey information will include ER wait times and the quietness of patient rooms


Florida hospital says flushed wipes lead to sewage leaks

Venice Regional Bayfront Health says wipes used for infection control were flushed down the toilet and led to broken pipe


Coordinated efforts urged to prevent hospital-acquired infections

Communication between hospitals, long-term acute-care facilities and nursing homes could reduce the number of infections


Design/patient care link to be explored

New grant initiative is calling for research projects that study the relationship between emergency department design and emergency care


New Orleans hospital finally replaced after Katrina

Charity Hospital staff was working out of tents, an abandoned Lord & Taylor department store and eventually a cramped interim hospital


Philadelphia children's hospital opens new facility

Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care features two-story climbing wall, outdoor dining terrace and children's discovery garden


Downtown Detroit gets 'healthcare boutique' urgent care clinic

Henry Ford Health System site offers smartphone scheduling, virtual consultations, health concierges and wellness services including acupuncture


Kansas City hospital expands focus to surrounding properties

St. Luke's is also a real estate developer


Maryland hospital to be replaced with an outpatient facility

Dimensions Healthcare System will close Laurel Regional Hospital and replace it with a $24 million ambulatory care center


Historic N.Y.C. building becomes freestanding ED

Original Joseph Curran Building transformed into adjunct to Lenox Hill Hospital


Philadelphia hospital design incorporates playfulness

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) new Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care was designed to make patients' experience convenient


Virginia hospital tower opens after 10-year journey

Five-story West Tower at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Va., replaced the 38-year-old, 250-bed hospital within its own footprint


Healthcare facilities harmony with natural surroundings recognized

Vermont Psychiatric Hospital and Mayo Health Clinic recognized by 11th Design & Health World Congress for design excellence


Indiana hospital opens ICU with massage beds, negative pressure rooms

The new ICU is part of a $40 million renovation to St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart



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