A New Era for Remote Patient Monitoring

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(09/17/2014)
Apple’s debut of the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch on Sept. 9 marks a new era in health care diagnostics. Apple’s updated operating system will allow the devices to integrate with electronic health records.

UConn Health Tops Off Hospital Tower

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(09/17/2014)
The last steel beam for UConn Health’s new hospital tower on its Farmington campus was set in place on Sept. 8 during a topping off ceremony led by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy.

Organic Farm Provides On-site Nutrition

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(09/04/2014)
Patients and staff can’t complain much about the food at St. Luke’s Hospital Anderson Campus in Easton. St. Luke’s University Health Network partnered with Rodale Institute in July to build an organic farm on the hospital’s 500-acre campus. Fresh produce from the garden is used daily in cafeterias at the health network’s six hospital locations.

Green Restroom Design Promotes Hospital Efficiency

By Will Haas
(09/04/2014)
Infection control, safety concerns and operational efficiency are key drivers of today’s restroom design in health care facilities. Industry research and statistics underscore the growing importance of these priorities — all of which have direct impacts on patients, staff, visitors and administration.

Pioneers Medical Center Tops Out

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(09/03/2014)
Pioneers Medical Center topped out this month, with the last beam on the nearly 90,000-square-foot facility going up before the outside walls will be built.

Suburban Hospital to Break Ground in October

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(09/03/2014)
Suburban Hospital in Bethesda is planning to break ground in late October on a $230 million expansion. The hospital is planning for a 235,000-square-foot addition and a new parking garage, which will be the first major campus enhancement in 30 years. The major upgrade is expected to be ready for patients by 2020, and the garage is supposed to be open by 2017.

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.