Heery Awarded Two Air Force Health Care Facility Contracts


(04/16/2014)
With a combined value of $90 million, Atlanta-headquartered Heery International has been selected to renovate and construct two health care facilities at the Seymour Johnson and Robins Air Force bases.

Children’s Hospital Celebrates Topping Off


(04/16/2014)
Construction on a 368,000-square-foot addition to the Akron Children’s Hospital met an important milestone on April 2 with the installation of the facility’s final support beam. The topping out ceremony was hosted two weeks earlier than expected, despite a season of harsh weather.

New Center Creates Real-Life Simulations for Medical Students

By Audrey Arthur
(04/09/2014)
The new Health Simulation and Technology Center (HSTC) at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) offers an array of advanced simulation technology to intricately replicate real-life situations and to prepare health care students and current health professionals.

Cancer Treatment Center Underway at Southeastern Regional Medical Center

By Audrey Arthur
(04/09/2014)
Batson-Cook Company, headquartered in West Point, Ga., has returned to Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Southeastern Regional Medical Center (SRMC) to complete a $48 million addition that will provide advanced cancer treatment services. The contractors, who completed the hospital back in 2012, are currently constructing a 121,000-square-foot expansion.

Cherokee Tribe Marks New Hospital Construction


(03/27/2014)
Tribal leaders representing the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation have broken ground on the new Cherokee Indian Hospital (CIH) campus. When completed in early 2016, the 150,000-square-foot health care facility

New Cancer Center Tops Out at Southern Illinois Healthcare Center


(03/27/2014)
A final 22-foot long, 250-pound steel beam marked the topping out of Southern Illinois Healthcare Center’s (SIH) new cancer center. The beam was placed at the project’s 15-acre site in Carterville, Ill., last week, and signifies a major milestone in the construction of the upcoming 42,000-square-foot facility.

Cradle to Cradle Offers New Product Registry

By Audrey Arthur
(03/19/2014)
To increase product transparency and usability, the Cradle to Cradle Innovation Institute (CCII) has launched the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Registry. The product registry allows designers, builders and consumers to review how Cradle to Cradle-certified products perform in the five categories of certification.

Modular Walls A Cleaner, Greener Solution for Health Care Facilities

By Audrey Arthur
(03/19/2014)
The Detroit Medical Center has transformed a previously underused storage space into a 24-hour observation unit using healthy building strategies. The 29-bed unit opted for a prefabricated, modular interior rather than using drywall due to speed and cleanliness of construction, in addition to avoiding potential patient health risks of constructing spaces with gypsum.

Healthy Hospitals Bring the Outdoors Inside


(03/06/2014)
or many hospitals and clinics, reducing recovery times, decreasing stress and cultivating happier employees tops the institutional wish list. However, rather than hiring consultants and instituting wellness programs, many facilities are opting for a more natural approach. Indoor healing or therapeutic gardens are now blooming in hospitals, outpatient clinics, substance abuse facilities and hospice settings across the country.

Q&A: A Look Inside Interior Health Care Design

By Audrey Arthur
(03/06/2014)
The rapidly evolving ways health care providers are caring for their patients and the new information on the built environment’s effect on the healing process is transforming health care design from the inside out. Increased focus on healthy materials, greater awareness of the benefits of green design and an aging population are drivers of today’s modern health care facility.