Q&A: The Benefits of Wall Protection

By Lindsey Coulter
To meet increasing health care demands and growing patient needs, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children expanded its Wilmington campus. Completed in late 2014, the 557,000-square-foot expansion included new family-centered patient rooms, enhanced family amenities, collaborative team spaces and a new emergency department with 44 exam rooms.

LEO A DALY Designs to Improve Veteran Health

By Jessie Fetterling
Earlier this summer, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reopened Building 209, a former mental health hospital on the VA’s West Los Angeles campus. Los Angeles-based LEO A DALY renovated the 1945 Mission Revival-style building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, to contain 55 residential units — 45 single occupancy and 10 dual occupancy — that now house 65, chronically homeless veterans.

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As the U.S. health care system upgrades or replaces outdated hospitals from the 1960s and 1970s, evidence-based research shows that taking measures to decrease patient stress and instill a sense of control can reduce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.

Duo Technology Group Awarded Hospital Contract

Duo Technologies Group, a Jacksonville-based provider of intelligent security analytical technology solutions, was recently awarded a contract to provide a state-of-the-art digital surveillance system for a major Florida-based hospital.

Mercy Hospital Jefferson Begins Multi-Million Dollar Project

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City recently broke ground on a $135 million expansion. The project will add a three-story patient tower, a new front entrance and a variety of other enhancements to improve the experience for patients, staff and visitors.