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.

St. Patrick Hospital to Form New Obstetrics Unit

Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula is teaming up with obstetrics and gynecology physicians at Western Montana Clinic (WMC), also based in Missoula.

Patient Safety Improving, CDC Reports

Patient safety has been improving, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Woman’s Hospital of Texas Earns Baby-Friendly Designation

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
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

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.