Sumter Medical Center Named Most Beautiful Hospital

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(06/23/2015)
Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga., is the most beautiful hospital in the country, according to Atlanta-based Soliant Health. Soliant Health, a specialty health care staffing provider and part of Adecco Group, a Swiss human resource consulting company, revealed its picks on June 15 for 2015’s most beautiful hospitals. For the past seven years, Soliant Health has turned to hospital staff, patients and supporters to name the top 20 most beautiful hospitals in the U.S..

McLaren Port Huron Moves Forward with Construction Plans

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(06/23/2015)
McLaren Port Huron’s board of trustees recently approved $162 million for the expansion and renovation of the hospital’s campus in Port Huron, located about 60 miles northeast of Detroit.

Cincinnati Children’s Opens New Research Tower

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(06/17/2015)
A new 15-story research tower opened June 12 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The $205 million Clinical Sciences Pavilion is a 445,000-square-foot building that sits between the hospital's main clinical care center and its companion research tower that opened in 2008.

CHI Health Breaks Ground on Creighton Medical Facility

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(06/17/2015)
CHI Health broke ground June 15 on a new $135 million medical training building that will be part of the new Creighton University Medical Center campus. CHI Health serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools.

Health Quest Plans New Inpatient Pavilion

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(05/28/2015)
Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie is preparing to build a seven-story inpatient pavilion, with a groundbreaking scheduled for May 2016. The medical center is part of Health Quest, a health care organization based in Lagrangeville, N.Y.

Addressing Hospital Facility Service Challenges

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(05/28/2015)
For health care buildings, facility services are a challenging and necessary component to providing care for patients. Health care facilities need to ensure they are in compliance with the latest regulatory standards and be able to maintain operations within a financially stable environment.

St. John’s Moves Forward with Hospital Addition

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(05/26/2015)
The City of Camarillo Planning Commission gave St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital the go-ahead on May 11 to proceed with the design and construction of the hospital’s new addition and modernization.

UnityPoint Health-Trinity Opens Expanded ER

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(05/26/2015)
UnityPoint Health-Trinity recently opened an expansion of its Heart Center and Emergency Department (ED) in Rock Island. The new 90,000-square-foot, three-story expansion will consolidate cardiac services and increase capacity within the ED. The $61.3 million project is located at the front of the Trinity Rock Island hospital.

St. Luke’s Breaks Ground on New Hospital


(05/19/2015)
St. Luke’s University Health Network broke ground on the new St. Luke’s Hospital-Monroe Campus in Bartonsville. This will be the first new hospital in Monroe County in 100 years.

Construction Begins for UVA’s Education Resource Center

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(05/19/2015)
Construction is underway for the Education Resource Center (ERC) on the University of Virginia’s (UVA) medical campus in Charlottesville. Designed by Los Angeles-based CO Architects, the $20 million ERC will fill a gap on a tight site between the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center and a hospital parking garage.