Woman’s Hospital of Texas Earns Baby-Friendly Designation


(01/21/2015)
The Woman’s Hospital of Texas has earned the distinction of being a Baby-Friendly-designated birth facility, a designation given by Baby-Friendly USA based in Albany, N.Y.

Pearland Medical Center opens in Texas

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(01/14/2015)
The new Pearland Medical Center in Texas marked its official opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 9. The $71 million acute-care medical center, the first in Pearland, is located on a 48-acre site, and its 144,000 square feet houses 33patient beds.

University General Closes Dallas Hospital


(01/04/2015)
Two weeks after announcing on Dec. 9 that it would sell its Dallas hospital, Houston-based University General Health System (University General) confirmed rumors that it will close the facility.

Anderson County Hospital Gets Ready to Open


(01/04/2015)
Anderson County Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Garnett, is set to open its doors on Jan. 29. The hospital will offer health care services, including primary care, emergency care, laboratory services, imaging services, and inpatient and outpatient surgery.

Military’s Largest Outpatient Ambulatory Center Continues Construction

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(12/03/2014)
San Antonio will soon be home to the largest outpatient ambulatory care center for the Department of Defense. Phase I of the four-phase Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center project at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas is now complete.
 

Three Ways Flooring Design Affects Hospitals

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(11/05/2014)
Flooring has always been a hot topic of debate for hospitals, according to Debra Harris, PhD, principal investigator at RAD Consultants in Austin, Texas. Harris is the author of “The Role of Flooring as a Design Element Affecting Patient and Healthcare Worker Safety,” an article published in the spring 2013 issue of Health Environments Research & Design Journal.

Health Care Employee Confidence Declines


(11/05/2014)
Health care worker confidence decreased to the lowest level in more than a year, according to an online study of more than 160 employees.

UT Southwestern Opens New Hospital in Dallas

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(11/05/2014)
UT Southwestern unveiled its new $800 million hospital at a dedication ceremony on Oct. 30. The William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital replaces the 50-year-old St. Paul University Hospital. The 12-floor, 460-bed facility is a patient-centered hospital that will serve the people of Dallas and north Texas. It will officially open to patients and the public on Dec. 6.

New Orleans VA Hospital Tests Power Plant

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(10/22/2014)
Construction for a veterans’ medical center in New Orleans reached a major milestone in mid-September as its new, central energy plant powered up for the first time.

Memorial Hermann Unveils Plans for New Hospital

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(10/08/2014)
Memorial Hermann Health System is planning to build a $168 million hospital, expanding care to Cypress, Texas. The health system board unveiled plans on Oct. 6 for a new, 80-bed hospital to be built on a 32-acre site located on the northeast side of Highway 290. Construction on Phase I is scheduled to begin in early 2015.