Construction Begins for Brooklyn Health Center

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(04/15/2015)
The first major commercial building to join the Brooklyn Cultural District’s development boom broke ground last month. Architecture firm Francis Cauffman of Philadelphia, Pa., designed the Brooklyn Health Center. New York-based Skanska USA is the construction manager.

Aspen Valley Hospital to Start Third Phase of Construction

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(04/15/2015)
The third phase of construction for Aspen Valley Hospital will begin on April 20. The hospital is going into its third phase of construction, which will include about 33,000 square feet of space for a new emergency department, surgery suite and diagnostic imaging.

Coffman Bill Takes Aim at VA

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(04/08/2015)
Following the dismissal of the top Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) official in charge of construction, Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., introduced legislation on March 26 that would help get the Aurora, Colo., VA hospital built while holding the VA accountable for its failures.

Covenant Health Launches Construction Efforts in Lubbock

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(04/08/2015)
Covenant Health, based in Knoxville, Tenn., is investing $450 million toward construction and renovation efforts for its hospital system in Lubbock.

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.