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.

Parkland SICU Takes Part in ICU After-Care Initiative

The Parkland Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) is taking part in a new quality-improvement project called ICU Liberation, in hopes of improving the effects that intensive-care patients face after being released from the hospital. The Parkland SICU is one of 77 intensive-care units chosen by The Society of Critical Care Medicine to take part in the A-F Bundle Improvement Collaborative, an 18-month initiative to improve patient outcomes. The hospital is one of only two Texas ICUs to be chosen.

Hospitals Use SageGlass to Bring in Natural Light

By Layne Gudenkauf
Hospitals are always searching for new ways to create a positive patient experience. One of the latest trends being popularized in health care environments is creating a connection to nature and the outdoors using windows and natural daylight that enhance the healing environment. The new wellness center at Butler County Health Care Center in David City worked with SageGlass to add these enhancements to help encourage a healthy lifestyle for patients and the surrounding community.

New Orleans VA Hospital Construction Moves Forward

The New Orleans VA Hospital is behind on construction, but Fernando Rivera Jr., executive director of Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, is not letting the delays discourage him, according to The Times-Picayune.

University of Kansas Hospital Plans Additional Expansion

While the Cambridge North Patient Tower is still being constructed on the Kansas University Hospital’s campus, the hospital has decided to expand the tower right away instead of waiting for the facility to be overcrowded due to the large volume of patients the hospital sees, according to Lawrence Journal-World.

New Neuro ICU Provides State-of-the-Art Services

Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas opened a new state-of-the-art Neuro ICU, which will replace the old and outdated facility.

Healthcare Facilities Management Forum Kicks Off Oct. 19

By Yasmin Parsloe
Up to 70 directors of healthcare facilities will meet in Dallas for the complimentary Healthcare Facilities Management Forum on Oct. 19-20, 2015.

CoxHealth’s New Medical Tower Provides All-Private Rooms

By Jessie Fetterling
CoxHealth’s Cox Medical Center South in Springfield recently completed a new West Tower addition, which houses the new Dee Ann White Women’s and Children’s hospital and the Jared Neuroscience Center.

Parkland Health Opens Updated $1.3 Billion Hospital in Dallas

On Aug. 20, the Parkland Health and Hospital System opened the doors of a new $1.3 billion facility that replaces the old emergency room, which was built in 1954 and beginning to fall apart.

Topping Off Ceremony Marks the Completion of Nebraska Cancer Center

The Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha had a “topping off” ceremony on August 13.