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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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UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center won in Category B. (Photo courtesy of the AIA website.) AIA honors top healthcare design across the country - The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) has selected the recipients of the AIA Healthcare Design Awards program. The award program showcases the best healthcare building design and healthcare design-oriented research. Projects exhibit conceptual strengths that solve...
Jacqueline Guerra EYP Health names Jacqueline Guerra to Tradewell Fellowship - EYP Health has named Jacqueline Guerra as the 2017-2018 recipient of the firm’s highly regarded Tradewell Fellowship. Few architectural fellowships offer recent graduates a focused opportunity to work closely with senior firm leaders and experience significant interaction with healthcare clients....
ASHRAE ASHRAE seeks public comment on guideline to minimize Legionellosis in Water Building Systems - ASHRAE is seeking public comment on Guideline 12-2000, Minimizing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems.  Public comment is now open for a 45-day public review until Sept. 11. Those interested in reviewing and commenting on the guideline...
Jonni Johnson HCI welcomes Jonni Johnson, FKP, and Mark S. Johnson, CPM, Avison Young, to board - The Health Care Institute welcomes two new members to its board: Jonni Johnson, Chief Reinvention Officer and Senior Vice President, FKP, and Mark S. Johnson, CPM, Executive Vice President, Healthcare Services, Avison Young. With these appointments, HCI gains new healthcare...
Rural patients wait longest for EMS - The average interval between a call to 911 and arrival on the scene of emergency medical services (EMS) is 7 minutes in the United States, but patients in rural areas wait as long as 30 minutes for help to arrive....
1137-02 RSC Architects designs Englewood Hospital’s cardiopulmonary unit to all single-occupancy -   RSC Architects has completed the design of a newly renovated medical-surgical unit serving cardiopulmonary patients at New Jersey’s Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. It’s the latest in a series of ongoing renovations to improve the patient experience, promote healing,...
Charles Griffin Charles Griffin named to lead EYP Health; David Watkins to retire - EYP announced that award-winning architect David Watkins, FAIA, will retire as the Healthcare Leader of EYP Health on July 1, 2017. He will continue to serve on EYP’s Board of Directors. The legacy of healthcare design excellence and thought leadership...
Keeffe Cynthia HDR hires Cynthia Keeffe as a regional director for health in SF - HDR welcomes Cynthia Keeffe, AIA, ACHA, LEED BD+C, as a Regional Director for Health in the San Francisco architecture studio focusing on the west coast region. She brings more than 30 years of experience in architectural project management, planning and...
1280px-US_CDC_logo.svg ASHRAE, CDC team up to prevent spread of Legionnaires’ Disease - More than 76 percent of Legionnaires’ disease cases acquired from Legionella exposure in health care facilities can be particularly harsh, including possible fatal risks to patients, according to a report released from the CDC. Legionnaires’ disease is a serious type...
hospital-207690_1280 Study: Hospital floors should be reclassified as ‘critical’ areas - For many years, hospitals considered floors “non-critical” areas when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting. This means floors were considered an unlikely source for the spread of infection in a hospital setting. However, a 2017 study published in the “American...
Sara Marberry Sara Marberry: Three design innovations you should know -   Sponsored by:         How often does something truly innovative come along in healthcare interior design? Have we reached the point where we’re just tweaking best practices and products? Maybe. And yet, three things stand out for...
healthcaretrustlogo Healthcare Trust of America adds healthcare development platform - Healthcare Trust of America, Inc., the largest dedicated owner and operator of medical office buildings in the United States, announced it had completed its addition of the Duke Realty’s (“Duke”) Healthcare development and construction platform. This best-in-class development platform, to...
ISSA17-0007_BN_S3_300x250_anim Is your healthcare facility clean enough? Attend ISSA, and you can know for sure - Facilities managers in healthcare environments and hospital administrators are challenged to maintain the safest and cleanest facilities possible for the health of patients, staff and visitors. Turnover in housekeeping and contracting of services is an ongoing issue. To learn new...
hci_logo IFMA’s World Workplace 2017: Healthcare Track - IFMA’s World Workplace 2017 will feature a Healthcare Institute Track Oct. 18 to 20 in Houston, Texas. Registration is coming soon. Contact Glenn Fischer at gfischer@squarefootage.net with questions.  Healthcare educational sessions will cover many topics in sessions such as: Real Estate Redevelopment...
hci_logo Healthcare Design Conference 2017: Facilities Management Track - As part of the HEALTHCARE DESIGN Expo + Conference which will take place November 11-14 at Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida, the Heath Care Institute (HCI) of IFMA will host a Facilities Management track. It will be lead by leading experts in the field...
healthcaretrustlogo Healthcare Trust of America closes on medical office portfolio in Arizona, Southern California - Healthcare Trust of America, Inc., the largest owner and operator of medical office buildings in the United States, announced it closed on the previously announced medical office building portfolio in Arizona and Southern California. The total consideration for the portfolio was approximately $150 million, or $253 per...
texas-childrens-hospital-logo Texas Children’s Hospital expands pediatric and maternal care to Austin - The Texas Children’s Hospital announced plans to expand their pediatric and maternal care services into Austin. The organization plans to open an initial pediatric urgent care clinic in spring 2018. This will mark the first Texas Children’s location in the Austin area, with...
healthcareworkers CareerCast: Healthcare workers have favorable job outlook - In its new report on the most in-demand jobs, CareerCast found that many of the professions with the brightest outlook are in the healthcare field. Topping the list of most in-demand jobs are Home Health Aide, Physical Therapist, Emergency Medical Technician...
rutgers-university-new-brunswick_416x416 Could FMs save money on heating water for healthcare handwashing? - We all know that washing our hands can keep us from spreading germs and getting sick. But a new Rutgers-New Brunswick study found that cool water removes the same amount of harmful bacteria as hot. “People need to feel comfortable when they...
Hospital-acquired C. difficile rates persist despite enhanced cleaning methods - A new study from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has found that even after improved cleaning protocols are put into place, hospital-acquired C-difficile infections may remain the same. From the European Cleaning Journal:  “U.S. researchers conducted a 12-month study...
ISSA logo IEHA members approve merger with ISSA - ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and IEHA will merge this summer. The merger was voted on and approved by IEHA members May 25 and will take effect July 1. IEHA is a 3,500-plus professional member organization of management-level individuals...
ISSA joins CleantexPulire - ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association; organizers of the CleantexPulire exhibition; and e-squared publications (E2) have announced a joint ownership agreement to collaboratively administer and promote future events. The agreement aims to reinforce and enhance the established African cleaning and...
INSTALL_VA Michigan Case Study - Main Image Flooring considerations you need to know before starting your next healthcare retrofit project - by John T. McGrath, Jr., INSTALL Executive Director This white paper discusses how to avoid flooring failure and ultimately how to have a successful healthcare retrofit project. Facility managers, architects, and interior designers face many challenges in the complicated healthcare retrofit market. From...
logo-jellyfish-health Jellyfish Health Technology reduces registration time 68% at surgery center - Panama City Surgery Center is making an instantly favorable impression on patients and their family members with technology from Jellyfish Health, the industry leader of real-time patient experience technology. The Jellyfish Access platform replaces the protracted wait typical in so many...
greenhealth_exchange_logo nora is solo rubber flooring supplier for Greenhealth Exchange - nora systems, Inc., leading manufacturer of premium rubber floor coverings, has joined Greenhealth Exchange as the sole source rubber flooring supplier for its growing marketplace of safe, green healthcare products. Greenhealth Exchange (GX) is a purchasing cooperative created by Practice...
jewishhealthapp ‘Right This Way’ app helps visitors navigate The Jewish Hospital - Connexient and The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health announced the launch of the “Right This Way” app to make it easier for patients and visitors to find their way around the hospital, remember where they parked and more. Search “Right...
Hospital lighting market worth $7.03 billion by 2021 - by Jack Curley The hospital lighting market is projected to reach $7.03 billion by 2021 from $5.19 billion in 2016, at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2016 to 2021. The product segment of the market is further segmented into troffers,...
healthcaretrustlogo Healthcare Trust of America to acquire Duke Realty’s medical office portfolio for $2.75 B - Healthcare Trust of America, Inc., the largest dedicated owner and operator of medical office buildings in the United States, announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the medical office building assets and medical development platform of...
takecarewalgreens Survey: Most customers of retail clinics know what they have, need - A recent customer survey found that most retail clinic visitors arrive at clinics with a good idea of what ails them, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher surveyed retail clinic customers if they knew generally what ailed...
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...
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...
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,...