Insight Into Feasibility: Part II

By Scott Heywood
A feasibility study is designed to uncover the strengths and weaknesses of any project. Not only does this evaluate a project’s potential for success, it helps document every aspect of planning, engineering and construction while revealing the full scope of the project. To complete a feasibility study in full, precise documentation during each phase of the project is critical. In Part I of this article, the benefits of communication and accessibility were discussed, now specifics of the study are explored a bit more thoroughly.

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center to Offer Specialized Medical Services

Sharp Chula Vista Medial Center broke ground Nov. 10 on the construction of a new hospital tower that will be located in Chula Vista.

Samaritan Medical Center Breaks Ground on Cancer Center

A groundbreaking ceremony held Oct. 31 marked the start of construction on the Walker Center for Cancer Care in Watertown. The new 22,000-square-foot facility will provide comprehensive care for local and regional cancer patients.

Jefferson Health Care Opens $21 Million Emergency and Specialty Services Building

On Oct. 23, Jefferson Health Care welcomed patients to its new 52,900-square-foot Emergency and Specialty Services Building (ESSB) in Port Townsend. The welcoming ceremony included speeches from U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer, D-Washington, guided tours and refreshments.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Opens Doors at New Facility

Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Building for Transformative Medicine located in Boston opened its doors to patients Oct. 3. The building is designed to serve patients suffering from chronic neurologic, orthopedic, and rheumatologic conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

American Medical Association Warns of Lighting Risks

By Mike Giorgi
Major cities are now responding to an announcement made in June by the American Medical Association (AMA) that states high-intensity LED streetlights, often surrounding hospital and commercial buildings, emit unseen blue light that can disturb sleep rhythms and possibly increase the risk for cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Yellowhawk Tribal Health Integrates Community into Green Design

On Aug. 24, the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center broke ground on a $26.3 million construction expansion.

Lankenau Medical Center Earns LEED Silver

The Lankenau Medical Center is celebrating the recent achievement of LEED Silver certification for the sustainable design and construction of the center’s Master Facility Project.

California Clinic Channels Historical Mission Architecture

Facey Medical Group held a grand opening for its new Facey Medical Group Clinic in Mission Hills in early October and is applying for LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The three-story, 125,000-square-foot inpatient facility was constructed by ERDMAN, under a $32 million design/build contract, marking the third collaboration between Facey and the design/build company.

Oregon Kaiser Permanente Facility to Go Solar

As part of its effort to secure LEED Gold certification, Kaiser Permanente will install high performance solar panels at its Westside Medical Center branch, currently under construction.