Hill International Named Project Manager for New Kuwait Hospitals

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait— Hill International, a global leader in construction management and construction claims services, announced that it would provide project and construction management services to two hospitals being built in Kuwait. A three-year contact was signed and the value of the project is estimated at $13.1 million.

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Hospital Employees Brave Hurricane Isaac

TULANE, La. — Though the public is always encouraged to stay off the streets during extreme weather events, many invariably don’t, and some end up needing to brave dangerous weather because of more pressing concerns, like severe injury or sickness. This necessity means another group of people doesn’t have the option to stay inside and keep dry, those who staff the hospitals people rely on in their time of need.

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Physical Security Information Management: Mitigating Risk in a Health Care Environment

Events such as the 2010 fatal shootings at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, and the theft of thousands of opioid pain relievers over a six-month period by a Minnesota hospital nurse — are examples of why security remains one of the biggest challenges faced by health care facility professionals.

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Private Hospital Firm Sets Industry Trends

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In the world of heavily regulated industries, companies often find themselves stuck between two less than appealing options: either stay completely within the broadest interpretation of regulations, possibly sacrificing cost-saving opportunities in the process, or chasing savings while exposing themselves to higher risk of government intervention. Some companies try to interpret regulations in the broadest way possible, attempting to gain an edge on their competitors, but most companies and even local government agencies tend to take a very conservative approach.

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New Hospitals Rise in Post-Katrina New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Among the losses of Hurricane Katrina and the flooding it brought to the Gulf Coast, perhaps one of the greatest blows was the destruction of vital structures like a VA medical hospital in New Orleans, La. Now the Department of Veterans Affairs is constructing a replacement, which is intended to provide a massive upgrade over the previous facility. Major hurricanes have been known to devastate local medical services, leaving them crippled for years in some cases.

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