Trending News - February 2017

Possible ACA repeal could change strong forecast for healthcare real estate

Colliers International’s 2017 Health Care Marketplace Report shows that questions loom for the year ahead


Calif. rehab facility adds wellness center

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center undertaking $418 million construction and renovation project


British Columbia healthcare facility consolidates space

The Copeman Healthcare Centre was previously scattered between several floors of one building but is now located on two consecutive floors, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


University Medical Center Tucson features updated and expanded operating rooms

New facility also has an integrated imaging and interventional floor, and all-private patient rooms, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


NFMT event to include seminar on NFPA 45: Flammable liquids and other hazardous materials in laboratories

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.


African-American hospitals served excluded communities

Black-owned or –operated hospitals were prominent in the South and in northern cities from the time of slavery until the Civil Rights era


Facility introduces new assisted living model

An assisted senior living provider is expanding its independent living light program, according to an article on the iAdvance Senior Care website


Q&A: Power taps connected to carts

Brad Keyes discusses permanency of power taps connected to carts


Safety net hospitals could lose $40 billion with ACA repeal

That amount represents lost coverage and cuts to Medicaid and Medicare disproportionate share hospital funding from 2018 through 2026


Atlanta health provider plans massive new complex

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to build a $1 billion medical campus


Construction on massive Fargo hospital project finished

The $494 million, 11-story hospital took five years and 2.4 million man-hours


New external canopy of NSW hospital creates visual cohesion, boundaries

The design of Lismore Base Hospital, New South Wales, Australia, also provides a landscaped place of respite for patients and visitors, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.


Q&A: Fire-rated doors in non-fire-rated walls

Brad Keyes discusses requirements for a fire-rated doors in non-fire-rated walls


Young adult mental health campus offers peaceful setting

Atlanta organization opens treatment center in college-like setting


Hazardous chemical labeling system modified

U.S. employers had until June 1, 2016 to update their workplace labeling and hazard communication programs


Attracting millennials to healthcare facility/design professions

The first step is figuring out what motivates the 18- to 34-year-olds of today


Children’s Hospital New Orleans plans $225 million expansion

The 20-bed cardiac unit will be expanded with all private rooms


Q&A: Maintaining testing/inspection documents

Brad Keyes discusses how long a facility should maintain testing and inspection documents


Union members OK Mayo proposal

Union leaders suggest situation has caused long-term damage


Colo. VA hospital exempt from federal hiring freeze

Aurora VA needs about 300 new employees to activate medical campus


Nursing home residents gain new protections

First of new CMS revisions took effect in late November


Whitepaper: 'What’s Next for U.S. Healthcare Under Trump?'

L.E.K. 'Executive Insights' discusses a framework for monitoring and interpreting possible executive and legislative actions


Delbert Day Cancer Institute design blends technology, amenities

Amenities included to serve patients and families who are required to spend an extended period of time inside the hospital


DoD and VA joint healthcare facility is a work in progress

Agencies still working out bugs with joint venture


Florida governor wants to revamp healthcare facility rules

Gov. Rick Scott called for eliminating key regulations about building healthcare facilities and opening trauma centers


Texas system plans first microhospital

Christus Southeast Texas Health System buys land for new smaller facility


Q&A: Door undercuts

Brad Keyes discusses door undercuts



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