Funding Could Provide New Hospital in New York

UTICA, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo allocated $300 million to health care integration in Oneida County in his proposed budget. This funding would allow a proposed Utica-area hospital to become a reality. The health system also is applying for another $100 million through a state program using savings from Medicaid to redesign New York’s health care system and improve care for Medicaid patients.

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New York Nurses Reduce Infection, Improve Patient Outcome via Leadership Program

NEW YORK — New York nurses from seven different hospitals have recently developed methods to reduce hospitalization-related infections in the critical care unit while simultaneously improving patient outcome. These methods were believed to be the result of a 16-month leadership program where nurses developed keen senses of leadership and innovation in the hospitality field.

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Northeast a Hotspot for Health Care Construction

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Almost $8 billion is being invested in health care construction projects in the Northeast. That translates into 8.9 million square feet of project space under way or in late planning in New York, Connecticut and New England.

According to an inaugural report from healthcare real estate data service Revista that was released May 20 during a launch event in Boston, there are 66 health care construction projects in the Northeast alone, and Revista is planning on releasing more market data in the coming months.

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Perkins Eastman Is Designing a New Memorial Sloan-Kettering Surgery Center

NEW YORK — The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is looking for state approval from the New York Public Health and Health Planning Council for a $339 million project.

The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Josie Robertson Surgery Center will be a new 16-story, 179,000-square-foot building constructed on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by the architectural firm Perkins Eastman, it will feature 12 operating rooms equipped to provide technologically advanced surgical care on an outpatient basis. The facility is scheduled for completion in 2015.

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New York State Announces Statewide Network for Health Care Records

NEW YORK — The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), along with the New York State Department of Health, announced that three Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs) and three health information exchange (HIE) vendors will participate in the Statewide Health Information Network of New York, (SHIN-NY) which will function similarly to a public utility.

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Lighting Retrofit of Cancer Center Reduces Carbon Footprint by 74 Tons

NEW YORK — Manhattan-based Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center commissioned Seesmart Technologies Inc. to retrofit nearly 700 fixtures with LED tube lights, resulting in significant cost and energy savings, according to officials from the company.

Seesmart’s retrofit replaced nearly 700 fixtures at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. By switching from fluorescent T8s and T12s to Seesmart T8s in the facility’s parking garage, the hospital’s energy cost was reduced by almost 57 percent.

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Ground Broken on $146 Million Hospital in New York’s Finger Lake Region

CORNING, N.Y. — The groundbreaking was held April 18 for the new $146 million Guthrie Corning Hospital, with construction on the 232,000-square-foot facility scheduled to begin in late June.

The hospital features 65 private rooms and is designed to be energy efficient and promote green operations. The new hospital will replace the outdated Denison Parkway facility, built in the early 1900s.

“This project truly represents a new era in patient care for the residents of the region,” said Shirley Magana, president of the Hospital.

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Ellis Hospital Solves Emissions Complaints With New AHUs

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — The last place you need to make you sick is the hospital.

When Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y., a part of the Ellis Medicine health care system, faced vehicle exhaust emissions entering through fresh air intakes, administrators sought out a solution to the challenge.

The existing six-story facility, which was rebuilt in 2010, includes a fresh air intake under a covered area that serves a primary pick-up and drop-off point for patients entering and leaving the facility.

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