Bill to Ban VA Hospital Construction Moves Forward

A bill to strip the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from managing construction projects more than $100 million cleared a legislative hurdle on July 22. The bill passed the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health on a unanimous voice vote.

Mercy Health Muskegon Submits New Consolidation Plan

Mercy Health Muskegon in Michigan has announced a timeline for the nine-story consolidation project to bring Hackley Health System and Mercy Health Partners onto one campus after the companies merged in 2008.

U.S. News & World Report Reveals Best Hospitals

U.S. News & World Report unveiled this year’s best hospitals ranking on July 21. It’s the 26th edition of the Best Hospitals

Missouri Orthopeadic Institute Begins Expansion

Construction is under way for a four-story expansion of the Missouri Orthopeaedic Institute, according to the University of Missouri Health Care based in Columbia.

Ochsner Health, Select Medical to Open New Rehab Hospital

Ochsner Health System (Ochsner), based in Jefferson, and Select Medical Corporation of Mechanicsburg, Pa., will jointly open a new, 60-bed, acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital in 2016.