Designers Use Virtual Reality to Showcase Hospital Plans

Architecture firm Pulse Design Group, based in Lenexa, Kan., is using a new trend to help plan and design the new $100 million Indian Creek Campus in Overland Park for the University of Kansas Hospital.

Commissioners Approve Initial Contract for Lincoln County Medical Center Complex

Lincoln County commissioners announced Nov. 17 plans to move forward with a contract for the construction of the emergency medical services portion (EMS) of the new 10,000-square-foot Lincoln County Medical Center complex in Albuquerque. Albuquerque-based Jaynes Corporation will work as the general contractor and Albuquerque-based Dekker/Perich/Sabatini will be responsible for design.

Overcoming Challenges For a Successful Expansion-Renovation Project

By Kevin Miller and April C. Woods
Health care expansion-renovation projects pose many challenges, including designing a mechanical-electrical-plumbing (MEP) system that integrates existing, renovated and new building components; minimizing construction impacts on operations, revenue and patient care; and scheduling to enable timely commissioning, state licensing inspections and re-occupancy.

Healthcare Trust of America Secures $187 Million in Investments

On Sept. 13, Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) in Scottsdale — owner and operator of U.S. commercial health care buildings — announced major advancements in the company’s investments.

Missouri State Constructs New Health & Wellness Center

To meet the medical needs of the growing student population at Missouri State University, a new health and wellness center is now under construction on its Springfield campus.

Kearney Hospital Expansion Marks Halfway Point

A $40 million hospital expansion is halfway complete at the Kearney Regional Medical Center in Kearney.

Hospital in South Dallas Celebrates First Anniversary

Parkland Health & Hospital System’s Hatcher Station Health Center recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.

Houston Health Care Development Booms

Health care in Houston is in the midst of an expensive makeover. With a population simultaneously growing and aging, the city has put roughly $5 billion into medical construction and development this year, according to a recent report. Alongside new medical offices and hospitals being built, Houston’s big health care institutions are updating and expanding into the suburbs.

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.