Collocation: A Benefit For Design and Construction Offices

By Tom Hudak, AIA
(07/23/2014)
ntegrated project delivery (IPD) is gaining traction in the health care AEC industry. There has been a lot written about the benefits to the method, including budget control and schedule achievements.

Fresno County Contracts with Corizon Amid Lawsuits

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(07/23/2014)
After the passage of Assembly Bill (AB) 109 in 2011, California county jails have seen a spike in inmate populations. The influx has strained facility resources, especially county-provided medical services.

Venetian Care & Rehabilitation Center Offers New Approach to Senior Living

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(07/09/2014)
The new Venetian Care & Rehabilitation Center from Windsor Healthcare Communities, a long-term care facility on the South Amboy waterfront, will offer residents a home-like environment that invites them to mingle in nine “neighborhoods” within the center.

Genesis Health System Breaks Ground on Modernization Project


(07/09/2014)
A $138.5 million renovation and expansion will help to improve service time at Iowa’s busiest emergency center, which treats nearly 75,000 patients a year. The new Genesis Medical Center (GMC) – Davenport at the East Rusholme Street campus broke ground in late June and is one of the largest financial investments ever made in the history of the Quad Cities, a group of five cities surrounding the Mississippi River on the Iowa-Illinois border.

Mercy Hospitals Embrace Energy Efficiency in Philadelphia

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(07/01/2014)
Three Mercy Health System hospitals are using energy-efficient methods that have helped the city of Philadelphia make the EPA’s list of the top 10 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star–certified buildings in 2013.

Construction to Begin at Major Ambulatory Facility Near Cincinnati


(07/01/2014)
Construction is set to begin on a massive 112,000-square-foot ambulatory facility in Kenwood, a community north of Cincinnati. Scheduled to open at the end of 2015, the TriHealth Kenwood building will be four times the size of the current Group Health Kenwood facility, which will be torn down to make way for the development.

Watford City Ready to Break Ground on Updated Hospital


(06/25/2014)
After an oil boom put the quiet community of Watford City on the map, a $59 million hospital is set to break ground this week. Designed by Karl Kilgore, AIA, EDAC, LEED-AP, the facility will replace a 1950s-era hospital to be able to deliver health care at today’s standards, according to Daniel Kelly, CEO of McKenzie County Healthcare Systems Inc. (MCHS).

Nation’s First Virtual Care Center to Open in 2015


(06/25/2014)
The first virtual care center in the U.S. is underway. The four-story, 120,000-square-foot facility, operated by Mercy health care system, will accommodate nearly 300 physicians, nurses, specialists, researchers and support staff when it opens in 2015.

MaineGeneral Second in Nation to Achieve LEED Gold


(06/18/2014)
A 644,000-square-foot hospital in Augusta, Maine, is the first health care facility in Maine and second in the nation to be built successfully to 2010 LEED gold for health care standards.

St. Jude Medical Center Team Honored in Western Region


(06/18/2014)
The design-build team for the St. Jude Medical Center Northwest Tower Project in Fullerton was recently honored with a Western Pacific Region Design-Build Distinction Award for design and construction.