Hospitals Awarded for Revenue Performance

The Advisory Board Company (ABCO) has chosen three hospitals and one health system to receive 2014 Revenue Cycle Solutions Awards, which recognize institutions’ efforts to improve financial performance.

Health Care Systems to Eliminate Flame-Retardant Furnishings

Several major U.S. health systems have committed to purchasing furniture made without toxic, flame-retardant chemicals, building sector-wide momentum to eliminate what these systems now consider an unnecessary health threat.

Patient Anxiety Causes Returns to ER

If a patient returns to the emergency room only a few days after their initial visit, it’s generally due to a lack of trust in other parts of the health care system and because he or she is anxious about their symptoms.

Hawaii Approves Funding for Hospital Upgrades

The state of Hawaii has approved $9.2 million for capital improvement projects, including the renovation of two state hospital facilities and other health care upgrades.

LPA Healthcare Approaches Market with Sustainable Designs

Irvine-based design firm LPA has formed LPA Healthcare, a new studio that will manage the design of acute- and specialty-care facilities and offer sustainable innovations.

More Hospitals Strive for Sustainability, Report Shows

The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) has released its 2013 Milestone Report, which shows more hospitals are adopting sustainability practices.

Feds Award Millions for Health Center Construction

The Obama administration awarded $35 million to 147 health centers to support patient-centered medical homes through new construction and facility renovations.

Hardin Retrofit Reduces Energy Costs

Improvements made to Hardin Medical Center have reduced annual energy and operational savings by 25 percent, administrators said in a press statement on Aug. 18.

Turner Construction Celebrates Sibley Topping Out

The expansion and renovations for Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., are on their way to completion in winter 2016.

Search for Waste Disposal Ideas Begins

Edison Nation Medical, a product developer that helps innovators through the process of licensing, is searching for ways to improve hazardous waste disposal in hospitals and health care facilities.