Santa Fe Hospital Will Remodel Patient Rooms

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(11/19/2014)
Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center is on its way to unveiling remodeled patient rooms. The medical center announced earlier this month that it would begin construction and remodeling to convert all adult patient rooms to private rooms.

NY Hospitals Get $1.6 Billion from FEMA

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(11/19/2014)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is committing at least $1.6 billion to repair and upgrade damaged New York City public hospitals after Hurricane Sandy. The allocation is the second largest FEMA award ever.

Three Ways Flooring Design Affects Hospitals

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(11/05/2014)
Flooring has always been a hot topic of debate for hospitals, according to Debra Harris, PhD, principal investigator at RAD Consultants in Austin, Texas. Harris is the author of “The Role of Flooring as a Design Element Affecting Patient and Healthcare Worker Safety,” an article published in the spring 2013 issue of Health Environments Research & Design Journal.

Taking Control of Your Heating and Cooling System

By Kevin Callahan
(11/05/2014)
When it comes to energy use, advanced building automation systems (BAS) provide a powerful tool for understanding, thereby reducing, heating and cooling energy consumption. Such systems also can help lower other building operating costs, as well as optimize HVAC equipment replacement for substantial capital cost savings.

Construction Begins for Integrated Health Village

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(11/05/2014)
A new acute-care hospital is the first construction project being built at what is being called the world’s first integrated health village in the world. Las Vegas-based Valley Health System broke ground last month on the 142-bed Henderson Hospital, the first facility being built for Union Village.

UT Southwestern Opens New Hospital in Dallas

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(11/05/2014)
UT Southwestern unveiled its new $800 million hospital at a dedication ceremony on Oct. 30. The William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital replaces the 50-year-old St. Paul University Hospital. The 12-floor, 460-bed facility is a patient-centered hospital that will serve the people of Dallas and north Texas. It will officially open to patients and the public on Dec. 6.

Shriners to Move Lexington Children’s Hospital


(10/29/2014)
The Shriners Hospitals for Children-Lexington is moving to a new location. Shriners Hospitals for Children and UK Healthcare signed an agreement last week that will change the current location of the children’s hospital from 1900 Richmond Road to South Limestone, across from the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital.

Florida Hospital Set to Open ER and ICU

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(10/29/2014)
Florida Hospital Tampa is opening a new emergency room and intensive care unit with a new model of emergency care for patients and families. The new 42,500-square-foot emergency room is twice the size of the current ER and is scheduled to open in early November.

New Orleans VA Hospital Tests Power Plant

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(10/22/2014)
Construction for a veterans’ medical center in New Orleans reached a major milestone in mid-September as its new, central energy plant powered up for the first time.

NUMC Renovates Health Library

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(10/22/2014)
Stalco Construction, based in Islandia, N.Y., and Ehasz Giacalone Architects (EGA), based in Farmingdale, N.Y., have completed a $700,000 renovation and upgrade of the Peter W. Addiego Health Sciences Library at the Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) in East Meadow.