Trending News - January 2017

Dayton Children's increases scope of tower project

The healthcare facility has decided to build-out the seventh floor


NFMT event to include seminar on improving healthcare infrastructure

The 2017 National Facilities Management & Technology event offers three full days of education, speakers, networking with peers, and a giant expo hall. All for free.


Central Florida expecting busy year of healthcare construction

Projects range from new hospitals to free-standing emergency departments and medical office buildings


Village to help Alzheimer's patients planned for San Diego

A fake town modeled after 1950s American culture to be finished in 2018


New designs released for £75m Manchester hospital

A new U.K. hospital in Manchester has been redesigned following planning approval


Adolescent and young adult oncology coalition unit designed for distraction, comfort

The Fort Worth Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Coalition Unit at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center—Fort Worth is the first AYA oncology inpatient unit within an adult healthcare facility in the U.S., according to an article/photo tour on the Healthcare Design website


Q&A: Doors wedged open

Brad Keyes discusses restrictions on doors wedged open


Many big health systems buying up community hospitals

Health systems are racing to buy community hospitals in the south suburbs of Chicago


Poor and sick checking out libraries for healthcare

Libraries adding healthcare clinics to literacy services


Q&A: Converting a cath lab procedure room to storage

Brad Keyes discusses hazardous-storage regulations


Children's cancer center supports patients' needs with its physical environment

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital remodeled an outpatient clinic space and elevator lobby into a new Adolescent and Young Adult inpatient unit, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


CMS star rating formula changed in December update

CMS star rating formula changed in December update


100 great hospitals listed

Becker's Hospital Review released its 2016 list of 100 Great Hospitals in America


Geisinger plans 'radical' approach to improve population health

The program’s first project will be a Fresh Food Pharmacy to provide more healthy eating options to people in the Scranton area


N.Y.C. construction boom reflects changes in healthcare

Growth in healthcare construction is expected in New York City


Q&A: Temporary construction barrier

Brad Keyes discusses temporary construction barriers


Housing instability can affect healthcare, facilities

American Hospital Association says housing is healthcare


Hospitals housing the homeless to improve outcomes

Housing programs help systems support community health


Five predictions for healthcare facility design in 2017

The pace of medical and technological developments, along with shifts in payment models and regulations, are creating fertile ground for key design innovations.


Healthcare villages integrate care into communities

Healthcare providers are seeking collaborations to create medically oriented, mixed-use developments


Healthcare facilities getting into hospitality business to serve traveling patients

Cleveland Clinic leased land to a developer to open a hotel on its property


Healthcare design ideas predicted in 2017

Healthcare experiencing another construction boom


Mayo food service workers leaving amid talks

Negotiations continue over Mayo Clinic’s outsourcing plans


Healthcare staff lounge designed for relaxation

The idea for the Book Loving Lounge Staff Space (BLLSS) came from the president of the Show Chwan Memorial Hospital [Changhua, Taiwan] healthcare system, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Q&A: Annual test on fire rated door assemblies

Brad Keyes discusses annual testing on fire rated door assemblies


Michigan healthcare facility planning $45 million patient tower

Project will not expand the hospital's capacity, but provide more people with private rooms



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