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    The Cleveland Browns’ $5 million, four-month renovation project vastly improves its Training and Administrative Complex in Berea, Ohio. The renovations are designed by the nationally recognized, integrated architecture, engineering, and technology design firm Westlake Reed Leskosky of Cleveland, Ohio, and recently recognized with an AIA Ohio 2014 Honor Award. The new workplace is a thoroughly modern space, respectful of the history and tradition of the Cleveland Browns yet forging a progressive identity for the team, via bold imagery, messaging, team branding and colors. Photography by Kevin G. Reeves.

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    Designed by HOK, the new Prebys Cardiovascular Institute in La Jolla, Calif., is conceived to be the region’s largest and most advanced center dedicated to cardiovascular care. Interior spaces support advanced medical treatment, patient care, research, clinical trials and graduate medical education. The seven-story, 167-bed hospital includes 59 intensive care beds, four operating rooms, two hybrid operating rooms, three cardiac catheterization labs and an electrophysiology lab connected to centralized research labs, and a center for graduate education. Stephen Whalen Photography

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    The Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Grand Junction, Colorado, received partial modernization and a high-performing green building renovation by the U. S. General Services Administration, Rocky Mountain Region. The Design-Build Partners were The Beck Group, as Design-Build Contractor and Architect-of-Record; and Westlake Reed Leskosky, was the Lead Design Architect, Integrated Engineer, Sustainable Design and Historic Preservation Consultant. Photography by Kevin G. Reeves.

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INSTALL_VA Michigan Case Study - Main Image Veterans Affairs Michigan Rehabilitation Clinic creates welcoming spaces for veterans thanks to an INSTALL contractor - The Department of Veterans Affairs and Master Craft Flooring have worked together on multiple projects over the course of several years. When Master Craft was awarded the bid through a local contractor joint venture to handle a sizable flooring installation...
Longs Peak Hospital 2 UCHealth creates community hospital template for easy growth and uses architecture as branding from site to site - By Tushar Gupta, AIA, NCARB Few elements of brand identity are as potentially powerful as the architecture of an organization’s buildings. This is especially true in healthcare where the patient experience of the brand is inextricably linked not only to the...
MemHermannWoodlands_AkerImaging_EYPHealth_H130040_01_N11_med Design supports inpatient, outpatient physical rehabilitation at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Joint Center and TIRR - Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Joint Center and (TIRR) inpatient medical rehabilitation unit is located on two expansion floors of the existing East Tower, on the hospital’s suburban campus north of Houston. It was designed by EYP Health (formerly WHR Architects)...
james-cancer-hospital Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital wins for superior patient care experience - The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) has been named a 2016 Guardian of Excellence Award winner. The honor recognizes healthcare organizations that rank in the 95th percentile for patient...
BostonChildrens Boston Children’s Hospital launches 2nd phase of GetWellNetwork for patient communication and education - GetWellNetwork®, Inc., the leader in Interactive Patient Care™ (IPC) solutions, announced that Boston Children’s Hospital successfully went live with phase one of a two-phase implementation of IPC to further enhance the hospital’s renowned pediatric patient experience. Phase one went live in late August 2016 and phase two...
Phigenics opens Innovation Lab at the University of Nevada for facilities water testing - Seeking to build on its patented Phigenics Validation Test (PVT), which delivers the fastest and most accurate Legionella and total heterotrophic aerobic bacteria (THAB) testing service, Phigenics has opened an Innovation Laboratory at the University of Nevada – Reno Biosciences Entrepreneurial Laboratory (BEL) wet lab....
ScottRawlings Scott Rawlings joins HOK as a Director of Healthcare - HOK has announced the addition of Scott Rawlings, AIA, FACHA, LEED AP, as a director of Healthcare and leader of the firm’s regional Healthcare practice in Washington, D.C. Rawlings brings to HOK more than 25 years of experience guiding the...
Sara Marberry Sara Marberry: New Studies That Link Design to Patient Outcomes: When’s the Next Lit Review - The last time The Center for Health Design (CHD) did a comprehensive literature review of studies that connect the design of the physical healthcare environment to patient outcomes, it found 1,200. That was almost 10 years ago. No one knows...
Candida auris- Fungal Diseases - CDC.clipular CDC makes interim recs for facilities to handle Candida auris - Candida auris is an emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat, according to the CDC website. Healthcare facilities in several countries have reported that C. auris has caused severe illness in hospitalized patients. Some strains of Candida auris...
CDH_logo_300x200 May 9-10: ‘The Emergency Department: Considerations for Innovation and Strategic Design,’ Chicago - The Center For Health Design is hosting a two-day event May 9 -10 at The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, examining “The Emergency Department: Considerations for Innovation and Strategic Design.” It is the seventh-annual, problem-solving experience. Designing, building or renovating an...
JH_one edited Johns Hopkins Hospital field-tests 20 surfaces - Healthcare providers are embracing Evidence-Based Design (EBD) principles, which are based on the profound effect of the build environment on patients’ experiences and outcomes, as well as the health and well-being of the staff. Incorporating EBD has become a necessity,...
GBA 2016 Survey Trends Charts 3 footer-rev 2016 Benchmarks: How much energy, water is your hospital using? - Grumman/Butkus Associates, a firm of energy efficiency consultants and sustainable design engineers, recently released the results of its 2016 Hospital Energy and Water Benchmarking Survey, focusing on healthcare facilities’ resource usage trends and costs for calendar year 2015. Since G/BA...
5673239143776256 AlertMe: Customize FM news sent directly to you -   You may have noticed the new red “AlertMe” buttons on the bottom of each story in The McMorrow Reports. (See below!)  This button is a new technology that will enable our readers to receive via email or text more...
Cecilia Gonzalo Vatera Holdings NYCHBL discuss 2017 healthcare investment trends: IT, biopharma - Last month, New York City Health Business Leaders gathered to discuss “Health Investment Trends: Where will the Money Flow in 2017?”  The event was sponsored by Grassi & Co. and was held at the Union League Club. Bunny Ellerin, president...
HOK-USF-Morsani-night-view HOK & Skanska are the design/build team for medical school and research institute for University of South Florida - University of South Florida recently released details about the design for a high-rise tower that will combine USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute in one building as a downtown Tampa campus. Skanska/HOK is the design/build team for...
Screen Shot 2017-02-07 at 5.54.13 PM Urgent Care Association of America releases 2016 benchmark report: 96% increase in visits; expanding services - The Urgent Care Association of America has released its 2016 Benchmarking Report with stats about this growing segment of the healthcare market. The graphic above is only part of the fact sheet. You can click to see the full PDF...
MVHS-Logo New York’s Mohawk Valley Health System selects NBBJ, Turner Construction - Officials from the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) in New York State have selected an architectural firm and a construction manager for the planning, design and construction of its hospital project. The architectural firm is NBBJ, and the construction manager...
download Would simple signs in your bathroom increase hand washing? - Sometimes peer pressure can produce positive results. A recent survey reveals that Americans are more likely to wash their hands after using a public restroom if others are around. More than half say the presence of other people causes them...
leopardo Health Care Institute Chicago adds construction expert to its board - The Health Care Institute’s (HCI) Chicago group has strengthened its board with the appointment of Jenny Hansen, strategic accounts executive at Leopardo Companies, as Program Co-Chair. In this new role Hansen will help the local organization launch new events in...
hoppszallern125x140 March 1 webinar: Hospital Construction Survey: Designing for Efficiency and Staff Workflow - Join Messer Construction and Suzanna Hoppszallern, senior editor for Data and Research, Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine,  for a digital webinar exploring the latest construction survey of how to design for efficiency and staff workflow. The event will be held 12 pm...
Healthcare facilities boom in Central Florida along with population - With massive population growth in the central Florida area, healthcare facility construction is booming.  The Orlando Sentinel took an in-depth look at the projects coming in the near future.  Click for the full story and list of all the projects....
Screen Shot 2017-01-12 at 10.13.04 AM Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta breaks ground on 260,000-sq.ft. pediatric ambulatory care center for complex care - Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta broke ground Jan. 11 on the Center for Advanced Pediatrics — a revolutionary new pediatric ambulatory care center. The new 260,000-square-foot facility situated at I-85 and North Druid Hills Road in Brookhaven will bring together pediatric clinics...
VHA-Excellence-logo VA reduces healthcare-associated MRSA infections for 8 years - The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Health Administration’s campaign to limit healthcare facility-associated infections (HAIs) of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) continues to make significant progress, according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official journal of...
DavidSanders 2017 healthcare predictions: More outpatient, more about consumers - David Sandman, president and CEO of the New York State Health Foundation, and David Peknay, director of S&P Global Ratings Services, discussed 2017 healthcare trends at the New York Hospitals & Medical Facilities Summit last September. Here are some of their predictions...
HS_KimberlyMcHugh McHugh of Providence Health & Services joins HCI’s Board - The Health Care Institute welcomes Kimberly McHugh, senior construction lead for Providence Health & Services in Western Washington, as its newest board member. McHugh is a construction management professional with more than 15 years of experience in providing leadership, strategic...
Swisslog Healthcare CEO outlines 3 key healthcare trends - Stephan Sonderegger, CEO of Swisslog, a leading supplier of solutions for medication and supply chain management in healthcare, shares his predictions for how the trend of consolidation will impact hospitals and health systems in 2017. He outlines three key areas where consolidation will...
Labs 21 logo Jan. 19 Webinar: The Future & Science of Laboratory Campuses - The International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories is hosting a webinar from 1 to 1 pm EST Jan. 19 examining the universities labs of the future. In a collaboration called, “Laboratory of the Half Century,” a team of university, corporate, and...
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta achieves HIMSS Stage 7 in Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model - Georgia-based Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has become the first in the state to achieve Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM). Children’s is being recognized for its work to improve patient safety, interoperability, and reliability...
Andy Armstrong Fujitsu General America names Andrew Armstrong vice president of sales and marketing - Fujitsu General America, Inc., based in Fairfield, NJ, has announced the hiring of Andrew (Andy) Armstrong as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Armstrong will lead the sales and marketing efforts of Fujitsu General’s heating and cooling business, including unitary...
Slide02edit Drucker of Array Architects: How to evaluate & repurpose unconventional sites - Jeffrey Drucker, Regional VP/Northeast Region, Array Architects shared how to evaluate and repurpose unconventional sites for healthcare facilities at the third-annual New York Hospitals and Medical Facilities Summit, and now he’s sharing it with McMorrow Reports readers. Many healthcare facilities are...
hci_logo HCI outlines steps for applying BIM data to healthcare operations - Facility managers looking for a starting point for applying building information modeling (BIM) technology to healthcare operations and maintenance can reference two white papers. The Health Care Institute, in partnership with BIM for Healthcare Owners, has published First Steps to Successful...
annals Retail clinics do NOT decrease emergency department visits - Despite being touted as a way to reduce emergency department visits, retail clinics opened near emergency departments had little effect on rates of low-acuity visits to them, according to the results of a study published in Annals of Emergency Medicine...
emerus Emerus Hospitals receives fourth Press Ganey Excellence Award - Emerus Hospitals has received the prestigious Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award, a nationally recognized symbol of achievement in healthcare, for four consecutive years. The 2016 recipient is Emerus Community Hospital, Tomball, Texas. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing...
pilar Ken Filar joins HDR as principal laboratory planner - Ken Filar, AIA, LEED AP, has joined HDR as a principal laboratory planner in the firm’s architecture practice. He comes to HDR with more than 30 years of experience at some of the nation’s top architectural and lab planning firms....
Hope Tower HOPE Tower adds cancer center, imaging services, academic center and lab to Jersey Shore UMC - WHR Architects joined the topping out event for HOPE Tower at Jersey Shore University Medical Center (JSUMC) in Neptune, N.J., which is part of the Meridian Health family. The new $265 million dollar building development on the hospital’s east campus will provide a new...
UCH-MN-NORTHWEST VIEW Memorial Hospital North begins $85 million project - Construction has begun on the $85 million project to expand Memorial Hospital North in northern Colorado Springs. The project, by WHR Architects, healthcare practice EYP Inc, and UCHealth, will add 130,000 square feet of space to the north campus. The...
JamesAtkinson James Atkinson of HDR earns ACHA certification - The American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) has announced that James J. Atkinson, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP, HDR vice president and director of healthcare planning, has earned board certification in healthcare architecture. Atkinson recently passed an accredited examination, which...
unnamed (7) Ramapo College’s Adler Center named ENR Best Regional Higher Ed/Research Project - The Adler Center for Nursing Excellence and G-Wing Renovation at Ramapo College of New Jersey has earned ENR’s 2016 Best Project award in Higher Education/Research for the New York metropolitan region. Selected by an independent jury of industry leaders in design and construction, the honor was announced...
Slide03 Healthcare Real Estate Market: The Story Behind the Numbers - Mike Hargrave, principal of Revista, shared an in-depth look at trends in the healthcare real estate market at the third-annual New York Hospitals and Medical Facilities Summit, and now he’s sharing it with McMorrow Reports readers. With nearly $1 trillion in...
cynthia Stats from Tarkett flooring: 11,000 fatal falls in hospital settings - Cynthia Hubbell, Director of Healthcare Strategy & Development at Tarkett, shared some shocking statistics about slips and falls in healthcare settings at the third-annual New York Hospital and Medical Facilities Summit. There are 11,000 fatal falls in hospital settings. They fall and...
Stamford Hospital Patient Room_AntonGrasslEsto WHR-designed Stamford Health’s $450 million hospital features 180 private rooms & double the ER space - Stamford Health’s new $450 million hospital opened with a four-day celebration in September. The events introduced the new 13-floor, 650,000 square foot building to local residents, staff and benefactors prior to transferring patients from the old hospital to the new one....
skanska Skanska to renovate University of Virginia hospital for $42 million -   Skanska has signed a contract with University of Virginia to renovate and expand the current University hospital in Virginia, USA. The contract is worth $42M, which will be included in the order bookings for Skanska USA Building in the...
Screen Shot 2016-10-15 at 6.35.25 PM Catch up with key takeaway messages from the 3rd Annual New York Hospital and Medical Facilities Summit - If you missed the third-annual New York Hospitals and Medical Facilities Summit in September, you can still benefit from the 20 leaders in the healthcare real estate who spoke. Click this link for key takeaway messages from each presentation. Also you can view...
Survey: More than half Millennials won’t be getting flu shots - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Americans of all ages get a flu shot every year; however, millennials ages 18-34 apparently don’t think this applies to them, according to a survey by CityMD, a network of urgent...
Study: EMS telephone coach doubles bystander CPR rates in Korea - After Korea added a nationwide dispatcher-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) program for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, rates of bystander CPR nearly doubled, according to the results of a study published online last week in Annals of Emergency Medicine (“Impact of a Dispatcher-Assisted Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation...
IMG_5382 High-performance modified, no-odor roof system installed without disruption to Sharon Hospital in Connecticut - Anytime a roof begins to leak is a cause for concern—a concern that is elevated when the leaky roof is at a hospital. In those cases, it is not only critical to stop the leaking, but to do so without...
Screen Shot 2016-09-08 at 5.29.35 PM Inspira Health Network contracts with Skanska USA to build Mullica Hill, N.J., five-story, 204-bed medical center - Introducing Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill from Inspira Health Network on Vimeo. The Inspira Health Network has contracted with Skanska USA to build its new five-story hospital in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, (15 miles from Philadelphia), which will be built under the...
Screen Shot 2016-09-09 at 5.26.30 PM Does your hospital need a C.diff-sniffing dog to fight superbugs? - A photo posted by Vancouver Coastal Health (@vchcareers) on Jul 8, 2016 at 3:20pm PDT Angus, a 2-year-old English springer spaniel, is famous on Instagram and Facebook because he is the only active C.diff-detection dog in the world. C. difficile...
unnamed (5) Seattle Children’s Hospital, Sonos offer big incentives to drive less, exercise more - By Adam Russell of Mobility Lab When Sonos wanted to move its Santa Barbara headquarters into a new downtown location, the wireless-speaker company became very aware of the potential traffic impacts. After all, the company’s previous location had been two small buildings outside of...
Screen Shot 2016-09-08 at 5.52.56 PM Methodist Healthcare signs Johnson Controls to $12.9 million technology contract to help modernize its flagship hospital - Johnson Controls and Methodist Healthcare have signed a $12.9 million technology contract that will play a significant role in helping modernize the healthcare system’s flagship facility, Methodist University Hospital, in Memphis, Tennessee. “Methodist has always strived for continuous improvement of...
JessicaWelch_WHR_TradewellFellow WHR Architects awards Jessica Welch 2016 Tradewell Fellowship - WHR Architects has named Jessica Welch as the 2016 recipient of the firm’s highly regarded Tradewell Fellowship Program. Few architectural fellowships offer recent graduates a focused opportunity to work closely with senior firm leaders and experience significant interaction with healthcare...
Mark Vaughan Mark Vaughan to be inducted into the Council of Fellows of the American College of Healthcare Architects - Mark W. Vaughan, AIA will be inducted into the Council of Fellows of the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) at their convocation ceremony in Houston on Nov. 13, 2016. Vaughan is the Principal in Charge of WHR’s Dallas office...
Screen Shot 2016-09-05 at 3.36.23 PM R&D rules: CBRE Global Workplace Solutions examines the life sciences in the ‘Lab of the Future’ - CBRE Global Workplace Solutions recently released a whitepaper entitled, Lab of the Future. The paper identifies changes taking place in the life sciences industry and explores ways that laboratories of the future will be structured, equipped, staffed, operated and maintained for...
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago selects HDR for strategic facilities master planning - After undergoing a competitive selection process, HDR has been selected to do strategic facilities master planning for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. With its new hospital opening four years ago, Lurie Children’s has been very...
Roche Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian Health leases space to open medical school on former Hoffmann-La Roche HQ - Prism Capital will implement substantial improvements to convert the leased buildings of the former Hoffman-LaRoche headquarters to accommodate the needs of the new Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. In addition, Seton Hall will co-locate its College of Nursing and School...
shea.logo.square Online course helps animal-assisted therapists stop infection spread - If animal-assisted therapists are visiting your medical facility, there is now an online training course recommended to help them prevent spreading infection. The online training course for handlers of therapy animals that visit healthcare settings has received the endorsement of...
CDC releases guide to its 2014-2106 Ebola outbreak response - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a detailed account of the agency’s work on the largest, longest outbreak response in the agency’s history: the Ebola epidemic of 2014-2016. The series of articles, in a special supplement to...
CSV-Int Patient rm WHR Architects celebrates groundbreaking for CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center’s expansion - WHR Architects joined their clients from CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and representatives from the community to celebrate the start of construction on the $44 million expansion on the hospital’s main campus in Santa Fe. “It is truly rewarding...
BON_2016_630x380 Best of NeoCon 2016 awards Teknion Best of Competition - The Best of NeoCon 2016 Best of Competition honor went to Teknion for Zones, in the Furniture Collections for Collaboration category. The comprehensive series of furniture products addresses the needs for focus, collaborative, and workshop areas within the office environment....
Screen Shot 2016-06-05 at 4.18.05 PM DOE, Partnership for Quality Care partner to ID & implement climate, energy & water best practices for healthcare industry - The Partnership for Quality Care (PQC) will collaborate with the Department of Energy to advance healthcare industry approaches to current energy sustainability practices. This will involve identifying and implementing new strategies for PQC hospitals and integrated health systems that can...
Applied Silver partners with Commercial Laundry Specialist to deliver 99.9 % infection control in healthcare textiles with cost savings - Applied Silver, the maker of SilvaClean®, has joined with Commercial Laundry Specialist (CLS), a specialty laundry service company, to co-market and supply treated textiles to healthcare facilities across Northern California. SilvaClean is a patented water-based ionic silver treatment that provides...
USR1023336_145501_MAINENTRANCENIGHT HDR selected to design new Etobicoke General Hospital Patient Tower - HDR, in association with the Etobicoke Healthcare Partnership, has been selected to design the new Etobicoke General Hospital Phase 1 Patient Tower Project in Ontario, Canada. The Etobicoke Healthcare Partnership was selected by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and William Osler Health...
Cardiologist Dr. Paul Freiman can now visit with Mercy patients virtually. Mercy health system launches virtual visits for rural patients - MOUNTAIN VIEW, Mo. — For years, heart problems have brought Donald Smith face to face with his Mercy cardiologist. During his recent visit, however, the doctor never set foot in Donald’s exam room. “Oh, he was definitely there,” said the...
Duncan Griffin Duncan Griffin has joined HDR as Sustainable Principal - Duncan Griffin, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has joined HDR as a sustainable principal dedicated to helping clients create sustainable solutions aligned with their enterprise goals. A licensed architect and Lean-certified practitioner with nearly 25 years’ experience, Duncan champions the triple...
S.L.A.M.(TM) or Sit Like a Man is a concept developed by Dr. Bergin that encourages women to sit naturally, or the way we were meant to sit. (PRNewsFoto/Dr. Barbara Bergin) Orthopedic surgeon calls for women to Sit Like a Man (S.L.A.M.) - When Austin orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Barbara Bergin encourages women to Sit Like a Man, or S.L.A.M., she is not teaching girls to be less ladylike. Rather she is urging them to adopt a more relaxed approach to sitting, much like...
June 13-15: Healthcare sessions hone in on cross pollination, designing for impairments and sensory-induced outcomes - Still not registered for NeoCon? Click here. Don’t miss out on these programs designed to shed light on healing environments and how to manage them. Lighting Elixir For Sad Interiors, Happy Staff, And Patient Satisfaction. Steven Klein, IALD, president, Klein...
Sara-Marberry What’s the ROI for Designing Choice into Patient Rooms? - By Sara Marberry I was surprised at how many people commented on the post I wrote last week, Why One Size Fits All Patient Rooms Don’t Work. Apparently, I struck a chord when I called for designing choice into patient rooms....
FiresafteyHCFM Life safety certification targets health care FMs - The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced the launch of a new certification program, Certified Life Safety Specialist (CLSS-HC) designed for health care facility managers and based on the 2012 edition of NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®. The program is...
WalterVernon HCI’s Walter Vernon joins IFHE Council - Walter Vernon, CEO of Mazzetti and vice president of IFMA HealthCare Institute (HCI), has been appointed to the Executive Council of the International Federation of Hospital Engineering Council (IFHE). HCI represents the United States to IFHE, a nonprofit organization dedicated...
States poised to be leaders on cost control in health care - A new report from the Center for American Progress outlines how states are well-positioned to be leaders in implementing policies to help control health care costs and improve quality. Many of the reforms available to states—such as setting a health...
Clark & Daughtrey Medical Group in Lakeland, Florida, designed by Graham Design Associates Lakeland firm enters medical facility design market with acquisition - Lunz Prebor Fowler Architects has announced the acquisition of Graham Design Associates, a Dunedin-based firm with 35 years of public and private sector experience, known for its expertise in specialized medical facility design. “We wanted to enter the market of...
CancerCareCost Landmark study takes in-depth look at cost drivers of cancer care - A new Milliman study shows that over the last decade the total costs of treating patients with cancer in the United States have risen no faster than overall costs for Medicare and commercially insured populations. Contrary to a commonly held...
Source: HealthMine 2016 (PRNewsFoto/HealthMine) Heart patients report drop in their productivity at work - According to a 2016 HealthMine survey of 501 consumers with known heart disease and/or risk, 61 percent say they have their condition “completely under control.” However, of those employed, 51 percent say their condition lowers their productivity at work. Further,...
telehealth No shortcuts on the road to telehealth, warns Logicalis -       Telehealth has been something healthcare providers, payers and patients have talked about for years, but not really put into practice – until now. As the forces behind telehealth continue to build and the obstacles in front of...
Hackensack_Connexient Hackensack UMC transforms processing and wayfinding - Connexient and Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC), based in Hackensack, NJ, have partnered to drive innovation, transformation and enterprise ROI in healthcare that will encompass two tracks: An enterprise deployment of MediNavTM Navigator Edition 2.0 to implement an innovative “Airline...
The Christ Hospital Joint and Spine Center (c) Tom Rossiter 2 The Christ Hospital Joint & Spine Center gets campus master plan from SOM - The Christ Hospital—a healthcare leader in the Cincinnati region—sought to unify their main campus and forge a model for integrated, patient-centered joint and spine care. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) worked with patients, medical professionals, and hospital staff to...
ProHealth_2015-8_012 ProHealth Care cancer facility is embraced by its community - by Roger Briggs Research has found that the design of a healthcare space can speed the recovery of patients. Roger Ulrich, a visiting professor of architecture at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, was one of the first to study...
Ascend-Innovations-and-GDAHA-Relocate-1 ‘Tech Town’ grows as Ascend Innovations relocates to Dayton’s state-of-the-art business campus - Ascend Innovations, a for-profit enterprise that produces commercially viable solutions in human health innovation, has signed a lease to relocate to Dayton, Ohio’s Tech Town this spring. Ascend will be on the same campus where Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (GDAHA)...
VPS Healthcare & The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia enter strategic alliance - VPS Healthcare, one of the fastest growing integrated healthcare service providers in the Middle East, Europe and India, and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), one of the largest, oldest and most-respected children’s hospitals in the world, officially unveiled their...
University of Colorado opens DNA Biorepository to collect and study genetic biomarkers - The University of Colorado Health’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine (BIPM) has opened its DNA Biorepository in the recently constructed Bioscience 2 building near the Anschutz Medical Campus. Architecture staff ​from HDR’s Denver office worked on the project, which began...
AMA teams with IBM and Tellwok to improve heart health. American Heart Association, IBM Watson, Welltok team up to transform heart health at work - The American Heart Association (AHA) has announced plans to develop a first of its kind workplace health solution that leverages the cognitive computing power of IBM Watson. In the first application of Watson to cardiovascular disease, AHA, IBM and Welltok...
Colliers International Group’s 2016 Healthcare Marketplace: Strong demand for medical office space, ‘retailization’ grows - Colliers International Group Inc. has released its 2016 Healthcare Marketplace research report, an analysis of the industry and its effect on commercial real estate in the U.S. The report finds there will be continued strong demand for medical office space...
2016_C-suite_Watch_List ECRI Institute releases free Top 10 Hospital C-suite Watch List for technology - Hospital leaders demand that new technologies and care processes bring higher value, better outcomes, and lower costs to their organizations. To help them sift through the latest healthcare innovations that are molding the landscape of healthcare in 2016 and beyond,...
ID Experts raises $5 million in financing to grow medical identity theft solutions - ID Experts has secured $5 million in additional Series A Financing from BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners and the Sandbox Advantage Fund. ID Experts is a leading provider of data breach response services for organizations and identity recovery products that protect...
Sara Marberry Sara Marberry: 4 top health industry issues impacting healthcare facilities - How is your business going to thrive in the new health economy? That’s the question everyone in the healthcare design industry is trying to answer. For some insights into what’s going to have the most impact this year, check out...
AllenInstitute2 Allen Institute moves into new state-of-the-art neuroscience research facility - The Allen Institute has opened its new headquarters in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, the city’s biotechnology hub. Located on the northwest corner of Mercer Street and Westlake Avenue North, the 270,000-square-foot life sciences building is home to the Allen...
Hackensack University Health Network (PRNewsFoto/Hackensack University Health...) Hackensack University Health Network partners with American Well for its Telehealth Services - Hackensack University Health Network, one of the leading health systems in the nation, has partnered with American Well, a leading national telehealth company, to provide telehealth services within its health network. ConvenientCare Now by Hackensack University Health Network will be...
MentalHealth Drexel study: Local health departments key to expanding mental health care in the U.S. - Local health departments could play a significant role in tackling mental health issues in the United States, according to a recent study conducted by faculty in Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health. Standing as government entities responsible for addressing the...
StoneSprings_Rendering_2.jpg GS&P-designed StoneSprings Hospital opens in northern Virginia - Gresham, Smith and Partners, has announced the completion a new 230,000-square-foot hospital and 100,000-square-foot medical office building at HCA’s StoneSprings Hospital Center in Loudoun County, Va. GS&P’s architectural, structural and interior design services produced a modern, efficient and intuitive new...
BEEP16-0003_SPOT Update to BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP) released - The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International has released the BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP®) Version 2.0. The six-course curriculum, designed to help property professionals reduce energy use in their buildings, is an update to the groundbreaking original BEEP...
Vendome Group acquires the assets of the Healthcare and Capital Markets Conference - Vendome Group has announced the acquisition of the assets of Healthcare and Capital Markets Conference. Launched as HCap in 2006 by Lincoln Healthcare, the Healthcare and Capital Markets Conference brings together healthcare and capital markets executives for education, capital sourcing,...
Patient_Centric Patient-centric government reform drives huge growth in global patient engagement solutions market - According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, Patient Engagement Solutions Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2015 – 2023, “the global patient engagement solutions market was worth $6.66 billion in 2014...
IMAGINiT Scan to BIM release launched at Autodesk University - OWINGS MILLS, MD – December 1–Rand Worldwide, a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, today announced that its IMAGINiT Technologies division has released Scan to BIM 2016.1. Two new features will redefine...
Study: Ensemble Modeling could lead to better flu forecasts - By combining data from a variety of non-traditional sources, a research team led by computational epidemiologists at Boston Children’s Hospital has developed predictive models of flu-like activity that provide robust real-time estimates (aka “now-casts”) of flu activity and accurate forecasts...
warren_clinics CallisonRTKL completes three new Warren Clinics in Tulsa, Okla., region - CallisonRTKL, the global architecture, planning and design firm, has announced the completion of three new Warren Clinics, a division of the Saint Francis Health System, in the Tulsa, Okla., region. The CallisonRTKL team worked alongside Saint Francis to design a...
Rogers Memorial Hospital2 Rogers Memorial Hospital–Brown Deer renovates with Wausau’s Behavioral Care Windows - Rogers Memorial Hospital–Brown Deer, Wis., celebrated the opening of its 50,000-square-foot, 56-bed facility, which now offers inpatient care for children and adults diagnosed with anxiety, depression, addiction and other behavioral care needs. As part of the total renovation, the facility’s...
Jose_Belardo Jose Belardo strengthens Legat Architects’ Healthcare Planning and Design Team - Jose Belardo has joined Legat Architects as associate architect based in the firm’s Chicago studio. Belardo comes to Legat from HDR, where he was lead project architect for the 210,000-square-foot Memorial Hospital in Shiloh, IL (just east of St. Louis)....
Affordable-Care-Act- Study: Healthcare providers optimistic but losing confidence in Affordable Care Act - While over three-quarters of healthcare providers express optimism about the future of U.S. healthcare overall, support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has lessened according to a new study by Mortenson. The number of healthcare providers who feel positive about...
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. headquarters in Ridgefield, Connecticut (PRNewsFoto/Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceut) Boehringer Ingelheim recognized on Science Magazine’s 2015 Top Employer List - Boehringer Ingelheim, with U.S. headquarters in Ridgefield, CT, has been recognized by Science magazine for the eleventh consecutive year as a top company to work for in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. Boehringer Ingelheim was listed among 20 companies, demonstrating...
The Advisory Board Company.  (PRNewsFoto/The Advisory Board Company) Despite limited resources, hospitals show strong commitment to Antibiotic Stewardship Programs - New survey data announced by The Advisory Board Company highlight how hospitals and health systems have made headway in establishing antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs) despite resource limitations and a lack of frontline physician involvement.  Within the past five years, 70...