Mount Sinai Queens Celebrates Milestone

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(08/27/2014)
Hospital officials, community leaders and elected officials celebrated the completion of the steel construction phase for a $125 million expansion at Mount Sinai Queens last Thursday.

Copper Piping Better Choice for Hospital Expansion

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(08/27/2014)
Opening in October, the $215 million Nemours/A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital expansion is a five-story contemporary facility that features a long list of patient and caregiver amenities. With 450,000 square feet, the five-story building boosts the hospital’s bed count from 200 to 260 and increases the emergency department from 29 to 44 bays.

Miami Cancer Institute to Open in 2016

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(08/20/2014)
Construction is underway for the new $430 million Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida, which celebrated the groundbreaking on Aug. 8. Designed by Miami-based MGE Architects and Portland, Ore.-based ZGF, the project will be completed in 2016 by engineering and construction firm Robins & Morton, based in Birmingham, Ala.

Rush University Revamps Simulation Lab

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(08/20/2014)
A new simulation lab at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago will finally give students and medical providers the space they need for critical training. In addition to updating the facility’s technology, the school is overhauling the lab’s square footage from a cramped 1,800-square-foot room to an expansive 15,000-square-foot center.

Comfort Meets Gothic Architecture at New Sanford Hospital

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(08/07/2014)
At the end of July, Sanford Health gave the public a peek at what patient rooms will look like in the largest hospital project in North Dakota history. The 11-story Sanford Fargo Medical Center is set to open this month and is expected to serve 200,000 people in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Boston Children’s Hospital Promotes Quiet Environment

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(08/07/2014)
Hospital settings can be intimidating for children. Machines, equipment, alarms and general hospital noises increase the need for acoustic and environmental solutions to promote a healing environment for young patients.

Broward Health North Expansion Moves Forward

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(08/06/2014)
Broward Health North in Deerfield Beach is undergoing a $70 million makeover. Atlanta-based Heery International, program manager for the new project, broke ground in mid-July. Dennis LaGatta, Heery’s project executive overseeing the work, said there would be three components to the construction process.

AIA Names Healthcare Design Awards Winners

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(08/06/2014)
Eight health care design projects are being honored as recipients of the 2014 AIA National Healthcare Design Awards program, the American Institute of Architects’ Academy of Architecture for Health announced last week.

Orchard View to Welcome 200 Senior Residents

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(07/30/2014)
Orchard View, a $28 million skilled nursing facility in Columbus, Ga., opened this month. The facility will provide a neighborhood-style home to 200 residents.

Utah Cancer Center Delivers New Radiation Therapy

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(07/30/2014)
In fall 2015, a new comprehensive cancer center on the Jordan Valley Medical Center campus will be able to provide both inpatient and outpatient cancer services to Salt Lake Valley residents.