Patient-Centered Hospital Environment Extends to Audio

By Del Williams
(08/25/2015)
As the U.S. health care system upgrades or replaces outdated hospitals from the 1960s and 1970s, evidence-based research shows that taking measures to decrease patient stress and instill a sense of control can reduce anxiety and the use of pain-controlled opioid medications, while improving cooperation and clinical outcomes.

LEO A DALY Designs to Improve Veteran Health

By Jessie Fetterling
(08/12/2015)
Earlier this summer, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reopened Building 209, a former mental health hospital on the VA’s West Los Angeles campus. Los Angeles-based LEO A DALY renovated the 1945 Mission Revival-style building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, to contain 55 residential units — 45 single occupancy and 10 dual occupancy — that now house 65, chronically homeless veterans.

Q&A: The Benefits of Wall Protection

By Lindsey Coulter
(08/12/2015)
To meet increasing health care demands and growing patient needs, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children expanded its Wilmington campus. Completed in late 2014, the 557,000-square-foot expansion included new family-centered patient rooms, enhanced family amenities, collaborative team spaces and a new emergency department with 44 exam rooms.

Duo Technology Group Awarded Hospital Contract


(08/12/2015)
Duo Technologies Group, a Jacksonville-based provider of intelligent security analytical technology solutions, was recently awarded a contract to provide a state-of-the-art digital surveillance system for a major Florida-based hospital.

Riverview Begins New Cancer Center Construction

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(08/05/2015)
RED BANK, N.J. — Riverview Medical Center broke ground in July 2015 for its new cancer center, an expansion and renovation project that will help bring enhanced cancer services to patients in Red Bank.

Mercy Hospital Jefferson Begins Multi-Million Dollar Project

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(08/05/2015)
Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City recently broke ground on a $135 million expansion. The project will add a three-story patient tower, a new front entrance and a variety of other enhancements to improve the experience for patients, staff and visitors.

Barnabas Health, RWJ Health System to Merge

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(07/29/2015)
Barnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Health System, two leading health systems in New Jersey, have agreed to merge, creating the state’s largest health system and one of the largest in the nation. The new organization will be known as RWJ Barnabas Health and could bring in revenues of more than $4.5 billion.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Opens Buerger Center

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(07/29/2015)
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) opened the doors at the new Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care on July 27. Located on Civic Center Boulevard, just across from the Main Hospital, the Buerger Center is a major part of the newly named Raymond G. Perelman Campus, Houston-based FKP Architects designed the new facility, while New York-based Turner Construction Company provided construction management.

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital Will Expand

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(07/24/2015)
University of Florida (UF) Health Shands Children’s Hospital in Gainesville confirmed it will be undergoing an expansion to grow the number of beds that can accommodate the hospital’s tiniest, most vulnerable patients.

AIA Names Winners of National Healthcare Design Awards

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(07/24/2015)
The Washington, D.C.-based American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) has selected the recipients of the AIA National Healthcare Design Awards program.