Project News for Healthcare Facilities - February 2015

Five issues facing healthcare real estate

Healthcare systems need to use space more efficiently, even as they incorporate more outpatient and ambulatory care


Hospital's building boom begins with $19.8M New Jersey facility

The $19.8 million Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Specialty Care Center will replace a smaller facility


Joplin rebuilds after the storm

Replacement hospital build with lessons learned after tornado destroyed St. John's Regional Medical Center


Kentucky facilities open 'Operation Snow Command Centers'

The nature of the work demands that those in patient care must be there


New N.Y. surgery center designed with flexibility

The 14th floor of Memorial Sloan Kettering's Josie Robertson Surgery Center will serve as a social hub with flexible workstations, breakout spaces, a communal kitchen and a market cafe that builds staff unity, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Heavy snows cause gas leak, fire at Duxbury memory care facility

Facility was evacuated after heavy snow load pushed the gas meter away from the building and snapped the pipe


'Risky' ED layout pays off

Wisconsin hospital emergency department features 44 exam rooms designed on a pass-through (or open core) model, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Boston hospitals battle to keep things running during winter storms

Facilities struggle with shortages of beds, linens and transportation


Hospital retrofit leads to huge energy savings

Kingston General Hospital in Ontario spends $10 million and five years upgrading the hospital's energy systems


North Texas spending billions in hospital building boom

Region is extreme example of national building trend


Construction on Royal Liverpool Hospital continues

New hospital is expected to open in summer 2017 and current hospital will be demolished


New hospital readied after Joplin tornado

Four years after Missouri tornado leveled its hospital, new Mercy facility set to open


Top eight risks in healthcare industry

Healthcare risks in South Africa analysis similar to those of worldwide peers


Missionary hospital among first in India to generate solar power

Holy Family Hospital in Okhla will be the first non-government building to have a large solar rooftop system


Kansas hospital hit by power cut-off scam

Salina Regional Health Center employee tricked out of $1,500


Ohio medical center a response to healthcare 'sea change'

New $20 million project in Canton is designed to respond to rapid changes in the healthcare industry


Focus on Ebola leaves gap in attention to other outbreaks

In survey, 79 percent reported that such focus reduced capacity to prepare for other disease threats


Walk-in behavioral health clinics gaining popularity

The emerging trend of walk-in behavioral health facilities is providing a potentially better alternative to an emergency room visit, according to an article on the Behavioral Healthcare website


Can Disney MagicBands work for hospitals?

A MagicBand could replace patients' ID bracelets and allow patients to hold up their wrist to open doors or check into new areas


Connecticut cancer center focuses on care, ambiance

Resort-like design mirrors a national trend in the way modern healthcare facilities are built


New Joplin hospital to open four years after tornado

New 875,000-square-foot, $335 million Mercy Joplin is storm-resistant



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