Mount Carmel Invests $700 Million in Hospital Projects

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(03/25/2015)
Mount Carmel Health System recently announced it is investing more than $700 million in central Ohio with major projects at three Mount Carmel campuses: Mount Carmel East, Mount Carmel Grove City and Mount Carmel West.

KU Hospital Begins Constructing Patient Tower

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(03/25/2015)
The University of Kansas (KU) Hospital kicked off construction of its new, 92-bed Cambridge North Patient Tower on March 9. The $280 million building is situated just northeast of the existing hospital buildings.

Shriners Opens New Children’s Hospital


(03/16/2015)
Shriners from Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana joined local Shriners Hospital for Children, as well as Lexington representatives, Shriners patients, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and officials from the University of Kentucky (UK) and UK HealthCare in a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction of the new $47 million Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

The Benefits of Rubber Flooring

By Tasha Hughes
(03/16/2015)
Facility managers and building owners of health care facilities are tasked with ensuring an environment that is conducive to the health and safety of staff and patients. This means selecting materials and maintaining them in ways that promote a healthy, comfortable and productive environment in which to work and heal.

Washington Hospital Breaks Ground on Critical Care Pavilion

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(03/04/2015)
Washington Hospital in Fremont broke ground Feb. 24 on its $339 million Morris Hyman Critical Care Pavilion, a new emergency and critical care facility.

CSU Moves Forward with New Medical Center

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(03/04/2015)
Colorado State University (CSU) will move forward with plans to build a $59 million on-campus medical center. The 113,000-square-foot building will house the CSU Health Network, which provides medical, mental health, and health education and prevention services to students.

Passive Optical LAN Helps Hospitals with Network Performance


(02/22/2015)
Hospital networks around the world are becoming progressively choked by the integration of bandwidth-hungry Internet-based applications. The growing usage of streaming video content, integration of digital voice services into the LAN, video conferencing and other online activities not only contribute to the hospital bandwidth dilemma, but also can create significant security issues to conventional copper-based networks.

St. Jude Opens Research and Care Center

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(02/22/2015)
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital officially opened the Kay Research and Care Center on the St. Jude campus in Memphis. The new $198 million center houses the Eric Trump Foundation Surgery and ICU Center, the Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration and the St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center, which will open this fall.

Wesley Medical Plans New Children’s Hospital

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(02/11/2015)
A new $28 million dedicated children’s hospital will help Wesley Medical Center in Wichita expand its children’s services and inpatient pediatric areas. The hospital announced Feb. 5 it will completely renovate its pediatric areas to provide a safe, welcoming environment for children and parents.

Winthrop University Hospital Opens Research Center

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(02/11/2015)
Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola recently celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of its new research and academic center. The ceremony was held on Feb. 5.