Trending News - June 2017

Outpatient clinics finding homes in shopping malls

More providers are moving closer to potential patients


Magazine names healthcare design industry contest winners

Healthcare Design editors have selected this year’s winners of The HCD 10, an annual awards program that honors professionals across 10 categories


New CMS survey guidance expected soon

Interpretive guidance for the new survey process incorporating Phase 2 regulations could be released over the next weeks


Omaha outpatient center designed to untangle services maze

Nebraska Medicine’s ambulatory services were once an odyssey for patients, with services scattered in different locations, according to an article on the HealthcareDesign website


Regulations can spur healthcare design innovation

Working with regulators to review and revise critical governing criteria could open the door to new models and methods of care, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Life Safety Q&A: Fire-rated frames

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for fire-rated frames


2017 has seen at least $500 million in hospital expansions, renovations so far

Nine hospitals and health systems have facility plans


Children’s hospital to consolidate four sites into new clinic

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to build clinic in Kenosha


Children’s hospital partners lighthearted design with advanced technology

Facility has murals of rainbows and baby animals as well as a lab with pressure-sensitive floor plates to analyze how patients walk


NFPA casts final votes on healthcare, life safety code changes

Changes that would have stopped efforts to expand maximum compartment size to 40,000 square feet failed


Size not enough for healthcare facilities in uncertain times

Houston hospital sector mostly weathered the storms but future is seen in smaller regional centers


Healthcare can see its future, and it's hi-tech

Automation can do some jobs more cheaply, safely and efficiently


Microhospitals can offer emergency care access

Houston hospital adopts two microhospitals to supplement emergency access


Healthcare bill could cost 924,000 jobs — most of them in health sector

The research said that the healthcare bill would start off by adding 864,000 jobs and growing state economies


Life Safety Q&A: Fire-rated frames

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for fire-rated frames


Spokane teaching healthcare facility supports new model of healthcare

Spokane Teaching Health Center was designed for all healthcare specialties to be trained together


Rx for noise control at Virginia Hospital: Large dose of acoustical ceiling systems

Myriad of ceilings meets needs of different spaces at new Inova Health System Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital


Designing for the millennial patient

Survey shows most millennials said that in addition to having their healthcare needs met, they want to have a good experience as patients


New 150-acre medical campus planned in India

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences campus's oblong urban form was designed to establish an integrated and walkable healthcare campus, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Chicago health facilities get bold new home

Building designed with rhombus-shaped perforations sprayed like bubbles across its shiny, forked facade


Life Safety Q&A: Operating room fire drills

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for operating room fire drills


Chattanooga safety net facility transformed into region's first lifestyle hospital

Project focused on having the facility resemble a hospitality setting wherever possible


Healthcare facility management in uncertain times

Basic principles can offer some certainty


Cancer treatment center designed to improve outcomes through a multidisciplinary approach

Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center organized by specific cancer types so that patients can receive most of their treatment in one area, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Kaiser’s San Diego Medical Center focuses on sustainability and patient experience

Facility incorporated ideas from the Small Hospital, Big Idea hospital design competition


Hospital star ratings will not be updated in July

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will not update the overall hospital quality star ratings


Concierge medicine for wealthiest patients widens healthcare divide

Elite concierge practices are booming


Life Safety Q&A: Trash cans.

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for trash cans.


ERS changing to serve more elderly patients

Some healthcare facilities are creating separate, quieter emergency rooms for older patients


Patients leaning toward outpatient facilities, technology

Hospital systems have begun to shift more capital spending to outpatient facilities to provide more cost-effective and convenient settings for consumers


Children’s outpatient facility designed for efficient care flow

Nemours Children’s Health System Outpatient Services Center in Glen Mills, Pa., was designed for efficient care flow, according to the Healthcare Design website


Healthcare takeaways from Trump budget

Budget includes $610 billion in Medicaid cuts over 10 years



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