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.

Reed Construction Data Rebrands as CMD


(10/08/2014)
Construction industry information provider Reed Construction Data is going back to its roots by changing its name to CMD — a nod to the company’s original name, Construction Market Data. On Oct. 1, the company updated its logo and announced on its website that it was changing its identity.

Moore Hospital Begins to Rebuild

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(10/01/2014)
Construction is under way to build a new hospital on the site of the former Moore Medical Center hospital, which was destroyed by an EF5 tornado in May 2013.

Patient-handling Equipment Market Expected to Grow


(09/24/2014)
The patient-handling equipment market shows a lot of promise for growth over the next five years, according to a research report from Dallas-based MarketsandMarkets.

Comfort Meets Gothic Architecture at New Sanford Hospital

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(08/07/2014)
At the end of July, Sanford Health gave the public a peek at what patient rooms will look like in the largest hospital project in North Dakota history. The 11-story Sanford Fargo Medical Center is set to open this month and is expected to serve 200,000 people in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Headwall Wins International Design Award


(08/07/2014)
A headwall designed exclusively for the University of California-San Diego Jacobs Medical Center received first prize in the Industrial and Life Science Design category for the International Design Awards (IDA).