Health Systems, Environmental Groups Create Green Purchasing Co-op

To take on the traditional group purchasing organizations (GPO), four health systems and two environmental organizations joined forces to create a green-focused cooperative.

New Ronald McDonald House Breaks Ground in Connecticut

For 30 years, the Ronald McDonald House provided a stable “home away from home” for families with children undergoing treatment at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital (YNHCH).

From Concrete to Glass: Hospital Cafeteria Lets in the Light

As of September, patients, visitors and employees at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston will have a larger, removed cafeteria with a new name: Garden Café.

Lexington Medical Center Builds New Patient Care Tower

Lexington Medical Center is building a 545,000-square-foot, 10-story patient care tower constructed behind its existing north tower, making Lexington Medical Center the most modern hospital in South Carolina.

New Pregnancy Program Opens at Columbus Regional Health

Columbus Regional Health in Columbus opened its new Centering Pregnancy Program on May 10.

Effingham Health to Become Nonprofit Organization

Effingham Health System in Springfield announced that it will reorganize to become a nonprofit organization.

Scotland Health Care System Launches Patient Initiative

To celebrate Patient Experience Week (April 25 to 29), Scotland Health Care System located in Laurinburg launched a new program to help improve hospital stays for patients and their families, according to Laurinburg Exchange.

Valley Presbyterian Hospital to Expand Emergency Department

The Henry L. Guenther Foundation, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit focused on improving social conditions and promoting human welfare to alleviate pain and suffering, awarded Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH) a $250,000 grant for the hospital’s much needed $8.4 million emergency department renovation and expansion project, according to a statement.

VCU Health Renovation, Expansion Wins National Award

The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) honored VCU Health in Richmond with a 2016 Vista Award for the renovation and expansion of its emergency department, which was officially completed in August 2013.

McPherson Healthcare Foundation Nears Fundraising Goal

The JE and LE Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Okla., awarded the McPherson Healthcare Foundation a $750,000 challenge grant towards the first phase of construction for McPherson Hospital’s Caring for the Future Capital Campaign in McPherson, according to the McPherson Sentinel.