ST. JOSEPH, Mich—During the first week of August, Lakeland Health’s board of directors approved funding for Lakeland Medical Center’s $160 million expansion in St. Joseph. The project is expected to be complete by 2020, with a groundbreaking-ceremony taking place in October 2017.Read more
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — In a partnership between Hunterdon Healthcare and Atlantic Health System, a new health services building is now an option for Somerset County residents.Read more
As the U.S. health care system upgrades or replaces outdated hospitals from the 1960s and 1970s, evidence-based research shows that taking measures to decrease patient stress and instill a sense of control can reduce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.Read more
SALEM, N.H — Facility managers and building owners of health care facilities are tasked with ensuring an environment that is conducive to the health and safety of staff and patients.Read more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe is about to conduct an experiment intended to lower his state’s health care costs and make insurance more affordable for its residents. Arkansas ranks relatively low among its fellow states in terms of its citizens’ overall health and income, while simultaneously being on the higher side when it comes to rising health care costs, which have doubled in the last ten years. This creates a difficult situation for the state, its low-income residents and the hospitals they cannot afford to pay.Read more
ATLANTA — University Health System (UHS) joined MedAssets to access total cost management and proprietary technology tools for construction projects. UHS is the third-largest public health system in Texas and is now one of about 45 fellow health care organizations across the United States to link with MedAssets.Read more
On March 28, 2012, the Department of Justice filed a settlement under the Americans with Disabilities Act with Trinity Health Systems to ensure that the Trinity Regional Medical Center provides effective communication to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing — including a settlement of $198,000 to the aggrieved individuals and a $20,000 civil penalty.
The complaint, filed in 2009, alleged that alleging that the Medical Center had inadequate mechanisms in place to ensure good communication between hospital personnel and deaf patients.Read more