3 Top Hospital Projects in 2015

By Layne Gudenkauf
In 2015, construction in the health care industry tended to move towards approaches that would hopefully give patients a more tailored and personal-care experience. Some of the hospitals focused on bringing nature inside and into the healing process, while other hospitals took a more digital approach. Read on to see three of the top projects of 2015.

Royal Philips & Marin General Hospital Announce Partnership

Amsterdam-headquartered Royal Philips Healthcare and Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, Calif., announced a 15-year partnership on Jan. 12. The partnership is an example of the growing trend for health care systems to partner with health care technology companies such as Philips to be able to better manage the cost and complexity that comes with providing the most up-to-date technological equipment.

Funding For Health Care Tech Companies Climbs

With telehealth gaining momentum in the health care industry, funding for on-demand health care companies that provide services 24/7 is climbing drastically. The funding for these companies is expected to quadruple in the next couple of years, and by 2017, there will be more than $1 billion in investment capital, according to a report from Accenture. Companies like Kaiser Permanente have already invested approximately $4 billion in building the company’s “HealthConnect” platform, which will allow members to access real-time access to medical records as well as providing in-home monitoring and virtual consultants.

Prospect Medical Holdings Acquires Crozer-Keystone Health System

An agreement was made between Crozer-Keystone Health System and Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. for the acquisition of Crozer-Keystone by Prospect, according to a statement from Prospect Medical Holdings. Although the two systems are merging, many things will stay the same for Crozer-Keystone hospitals, including their name.

HCA StoneSprings Hospital Center Opens to Public

For the first time in a century, a new hospital opened in Loudon County. The new StoneSprings Hospital Center in Sterling was built using a design that is able to reduce the square footage of the hospital, while also improving flow and organizing the departments to be more efficient.