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.

Practice Greenhealth Releases Sustainability Report

By Lindsey Coulter
In late August, Practice Greenhealth — a Reston-based non-profit health care membership community that empowers members to increase environmental stewardship and efficiency — announced the release of the 2015 Environmental Excellence Awards Sustainability Benchmark Report.

Saint Peter’s Opens New and Improved Emergency Room

Saint Peter’s Hospital in New Brunswick in early September finished an expansive renovation of its emergency center. The new 20,000-square-foot emergency room was completed on time and on budget, while minimizing disruption to patient care.

Markham Stouffville Hospital Receives LEED Silver Certification

The Markham Stouffville Hospital has received LEED Silver certification on its new 385,000-square-foot expansion. The original building, Building A, which was opened in March 1990 also received upgrades such as new floors, windows and paint. The existing patient rooms were equipped with hand washing stations as well as new private bathrooms and medical charting technology closer to the beds.

Patient-Centered Hospital Environment Extends to Audio

By Del Williams
As the U.S. health care system upgrades or replaces outdated hospitals from the 1960s and 1970s, evidence-based research shows that taking measures to decrease patient stress and instill a sense of control can reduce anxiety and the use of pain-controlled opioid medications, while improving cooperation and clinical outcomes.