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 VA medical hospital in the New Orleans area. Now the Department of Veterans Affairs is constructing a replacement, which is intended as a massive upgrade over the previous facility.Read more
FRISCO, Texas — The Forest Park Medical Center in Frisco, Texas opened to the public after 18 months of construction beginning in January 2011 and ending in June of this year.Read more
DALLAS — San Francisco-based HKS Architects have reason to celebrate, as four of the company’s hospital designs have been named among the “20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in America,” in an annual list by Soliant Health.Read more
WAUKESHA, Wis. — Waukesha Memorial Hospital will soon begin a three-year renovation project, according to ProHealth Care. Renovations began with the east entry, second-floor lobby and adjacent areas — which will finish as a new central concourse.Read more
NEW ORLEANS — A new hospital complex, the University Medical Center of Louisiana in New Orleans is set to be the single largest hospital construction site in the world, according to a statement.
What was once the old Delta Towers/Grand Palace building was imploded on Sunday to make room for the new Charity Hospital and new Veterans Affairs Hospital as part of the University Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans, which is expected to cost more than $2 billion and be funded by state general funds and other capital financing.Read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — C.S. Mott Children’s and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospitals at the University of Michigan have made KPMG’s top 100 most innovative and inspiring infrastructure projects in the world.
KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services along with industry insight for firms to help mitigate risk and take opportunities. The top 100 list is a new, globally recognized report that showcases worldwide projects.Read more
CHICAGO, Ill. — Results of a new study evaluating noise reduction measures in hospitals across the U.S. point to ways to improve patient satisfaction and care.
The study, released in late April, examined how hospitals are structuring their efforts, where in facilities administrators were focusing attention and what kind of success they were seeing.Read more
ARLINGTON, Va. — AECOM Technology Corp. earned national recognition for its design of the Mary Catherine Bunting Center at Mercy, a 700,000-square-foot replacement hospital in Baltimore, Md.Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Healthcare facilities under a tight deadline to make retrofits to meet state earthquake-safety requirements, now have the option to receive an extension of up to seven years.
The Assembly health committee approved a bill requiring 90 high-risk hospitals to undergo a “collapse risk” assessment in order to qualify for an extension of up to seven years for the earthquake safety deadline. Additional hospitals are being evaluated to determine if they qualify as high-risk.Read more