Trending News - March 2017

UNC healthcare facility project designed to become regional referral center

UNC REX Healthcare heart and vascular hospital also designed with the patient experience in mind


Virginia healthcare facility designed with distinct 'households'

The Sentara Rehabilitation & Care Residence has a distinctive name, color palette and decorating theme for each household of 20-40 residents, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website


Cincinnati Children’s Hospital plans its biggest project

Construction of a patient tower and related infrastructure could cost up to $650 million


Micro hospitals trending in healthcare real estate

Healthcare property developers are starting to think smaller


Cleanest patient rooms listed

Hospitals scored at least 89 percent on patient HCAHPS survey


Outpatient healthcare facility construction fueled by consumer demand

Architects and construction companies still optimistic on healthcare market


Q&A: Under-sink storage

Brad Keyes discusses under-sink storage


Hospital design and technology in the Trumpcare era

If the bill passes, major changes to the healthcare system will be underway


BayCare Health System putting screening stations in Publix stores

Publix will operate pharmacies on-site at five BayCare hospitals


Leapfrog Group announces changes to the 2017 hospital survey

Changes reflect hospital advances in the drive for quality and safety


Q&A: Holiday lights

Brad Keyes discusses holiday light regulations


Hospitals fear Obamacare repeal may create financial strain

Affordable Care Act goes beyond expanding health insurance coverage to helping keep hospitals afloat, expert says


Trumpcare could cut public health funds

Funds for the prevention of bioterrorism and disease outbreaks would be eliminated


One-stop healthcare facility for veterans planned in Hawaii

Facility represents a first-in-the-nation leasing arrangement for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


ASHE honored designs put patients first

Vista awards honor exceptional teamwork on new healthcare construction, renovation and infrastructure projects


Chicago healthcare facility demolishing student housing for outpatient care facility

Buildings to be replaced by the Rush Center for Advanced Health Care


Q&A: Are smoke barrier doors required to be inspected in hospitals?

Brad Keyes discusses inspection requirements of smoke barrier doors in hospitals


Cancer center uses clerestory windows to add light into interior spaces

The 52,000-square-foot Valley Health Cancer Center at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va., features a range of natural elements, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Ending approval requirements for new hospitals has mixed results

Certificate of need regulations have come under fire from legislators who want to improve competition in the healthcare


Yelp-style app lets veterans rate healthcare facilities

Confusing facility layouts, poor staffing, excessive wait times are some of the issues addressed in the reviews


Concierge-style healthcare facility opens in Palm Beach

Center has a high-resolution CT scanner, digital X-ray machine, ultrasound room, body composition analyzer and LED light therapy bed


Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center designed for different mission

Replacement hospital must respond to different service members and potentially different types of injuries and patient experiences, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Q&A: Drills for off-site locations

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for fire drills


Urgent care centers gaining traction in Toledo area

Health systems trying to cut costs, emergency room crowding


Trends affecting healthcare real estate in 2017

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act is just one issue potentially affecting the industry


Urgent care centers leading retail healthcare delivery

Hospitals run 37 percent of urgent care facilities in U.S.


Tenn. healthcare facility's facade supports visibility and efficiency

Methodist South Hospital's emergency department's new facade gives the addition a more visible presence, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Healthgrades names 2017 Best Hospitals

Medicare inpatient data from the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review database from 2013 through 2015 for the 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures is considered


CMS reimbursement changes could alter facility building plans

Lower reimbursement rate for services at a hospital-owned outpatient center may discourage the building of outlying facilities, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


New Pa. microhospital may be future of healthcare

A new $35 million microhospital is under construction in Lancaster


Healthcare facilities striving for on-demand access

Health systems reposition themselves with convenient care centers, virtual venues


Q&A: Cooking ranges open to the corridor

Brad Keyes discusses cooking ranges open to the corridor


Nursing homes opening their doors to students

Some facilities are allowing college students to move in



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