Parkland Opens New Community Health Clinic

Parkland Health & Hospital System recently opened its newest Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) clinic in Dallas.

Work Begins on CHI Ambulatory Building

McCarthy Building Companies of St. Louis broke ground on May 7 on the new CHI Ambulatory Building, which is part of the new academic complex for Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha.

Driscoll Children’s Plans Extension

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi is planning a facility extension that will add 70,000 square feet to the front of the hospital. The Robert Driscoll and Julia Driscoll and Robert Driscoll, Jr. Foundation Board of Trustees and the Driscoll Children’s Hospital Governing Board of Directors approved an $80 million construction project that will add a two-story, 70,000-square-foot building to the front side of the hospital and will house a new outpatient surgery center and pediatric intensive care Unit (PICU).

Construction Begins for Delbert Day Cancer Institute

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
McCarthy Building Companies, based in St. Louis, broke ground broke ground on a new, $31 million cancer center in Rolla on April 20. The Delbert Day Cancer Institute at Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC) will be a 37,000-square-foot comprehensive cancer care facility.

Texas Children’s Hospital to Begin Major Expansion

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
In collaboration with Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, FKP Architects, also of Houston, announced this month that a major expansion will focus on bringing giving critically ill patients better access to treatment. The hospital is embarking on a $506 million, 19-story patient tower addition, part of a $575 million capital investment at the Texas Children’s Main Campus.

Covenant Health Launches Construction Efforts in Lubbock

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
Covenant Health, based in Knoxville, Tenn., is investing $450 million toward construction and renovation efforts for its hospital system in Lubbock.

KU Hospital Begins Constructing Patient Tower

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
The University of Kansas (KU) Hospital kicked off construction of its new, 92-bed Cambridge North Patient Tower on March 9. The $280 million building is situated just northeast of the existing hospital buildings.

2015 PDC Summit Wraps Up in San Antonio

The 2015 International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction (PDC Summit) wrapped up this week in San Antonio with more than 3,200 senior leaders from hospitals, design firms and construction companies in attendance.

Iowa Children’s Hospital Construction on Schedule

University of Iowa (UI) officials announced earlier this month that the $292 million UI Children’s Hospital remains on track for a late summer 2016 opening, despite challenging winter weather and a dearth of skilled laborers in the area.

Wesley Medical Plans New Children’s Hospital

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
A new $28 million dedicated children’s hospital will help Wesley Medical Center in Wichita expand its children’s services and inpatient pediatric areas. The hospital announced Feb. 5 it will completely renovate its pediatric areas to provide a safe, welcoming environment for children and parents.