New Orleans VA Hospital Tests Power Plant

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
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
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

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
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

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
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

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).

Health Care Providers Choose Top-performing Vendors

KLAS, a research and performance data provider for the health care market, released its 2014 Best in KLAS: Medical Equipment and Infrastructure report on July 29.

Utah Cancer Center Delivers New Radiation Therapy

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
In fall 2015, a new comprehensive cancer center on the Jordan Valley Medical Center campus will be able to provide both inpatient and outpatient cancer services to Salt Lake Valley residents.

Genesis Health System Breaks Ground on Modernization Project

A $138.5 million renovation and expansion will help to improve service time at Iowa’s busiest emergency center, which treats nearly 75,000 patients a year. The new Genesis Medical Center (GMC) – Davenport at the East Rusholme Street campus broke ground in late June and is one of the largest financial investments ever made in the history of the Quad Cities, a group of five cities surrounding the Mississippi River on the Iowa-Illinois border.