Project News for Healthcare Facilities - November 2017

National code review urged after Idaho nursing home burns

A Pocatello nursing home destroyed by fire met all applicable fire codes


Life Safety Q&A: Holiday lights

Brad Keyes discusses holiday light regulations


Mayor’s plan to cut services at Nashville General Hospital met with opposition

Mayor Megan Barry plans to turn Nashville General into an out-patient facility and end in-patient care


New hybrid medical facility coming to former Staten Island Walgreens

Richmond University Medical Center is opening a new healthcare facility


Texas hospital unveils new cafeteria, facilities

Covenant Medical Center expansion also includes an endoscopy unit, a physicians dining room, an entrance and lobby space and a new skybridge connecting to a parking garage


Hennepin County Medical Center’s new ambulatory clinic building reaching for LEED Silver

The building will include six floors of clinics and services, two levels of underground pay parking with 221 stalls for patients and family


Life Safety Q&A: Exiting from hospital into medical building

Brad Keyes discusses exiting from a hospital into a medical building


VA seeking partners for healthcare facility projects

CHIP-IN Act authorizes VA to accept donations from up to five non-federal entities


Arizona city may get facility for Canadian healthcare

Surprise is looking at bringing healthcare services for snowbirds


Life Safety Q&A: Time allowed for repairs

Brad Keyes discusses the time allowed for repairs


New Buffalo children's hospital had difficult birth

John R. Oishei Children's Hospital was met with fierce community opposition


Earthquake vulnerability leads to California hospital's imminent closure

Long Beach MemorialCare will close Community Hospital soon


Second baby born aboard navy hospital ship Comfort in Puerto Rico

On Nov. 3, the USNS Comfort welcomed Isaias Valerio-Fonseca aboard the ship


Airbnb-style stays proposed to ease NHS hospital 'bed-blocking'

Plan has been met with concerns and criticisms


UPMC to invest $2 billion on three new specialty hospitals in Pittsburgh

The new hospitals will be built near existing UPMC hospital campuses


Is your healthcare facility ready for the CMS 2017 emergency preparedness deadline?

AlertMedia offers checklist for reviewing compliance


Scripps Health planning updates for five hospital campuses

Project is the largest the health system has undertaken


CMS emergency preparedness deadline is a week away

The implementation date for the Conditions of Participation (CoP) requirement is Nov. 15, 2017


Life Safety Q&A: Battery-powered exit signs

Brad Keyes discusses battery-powered exit signs


Former Toronto AIDs hospice, now HIV/AIDS hospital

Casey House, the world's only freestanding HIV/AIDS hospital, now has a new building of its own


Life Safety Q&A: Cords on nurse call stations

Brad Keyes discusses cords on nurse call stations



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