Best Practices: How Lean management can slash hospital construction costs

Best Practices: How Lean management can slash hospital construction costs

By Maureen McKinney  |  June 20, 2015

When the leaders of Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital faced a pressing question as they began planning a new facility to house their neonatal intensive-care unit, outpatient surgery and other growing service lines, they turned to Lean Six Sigma methods for aid in their decision-making.

Wyoming Hospital Associated concerned about new hospitals

By Associated Press  |  June 13, 2015

State lawmakers should consider imposing a moratorium on licensing new hospitals that don't take Medicare and Medicaid patients, Eric Boley, president of the Wyoming Hospital Association, said.

VA: Cut spending or delay projects to finish Denver hospital

By Associated Press  |  June 06, 2015

The Veterans Affairs Department on Friday offered Congress two new ways to finish a budget-busting medical center under construction in suburban Denver: Broad spending cuts of nearly 1%, or shifting funds from dozens of construction and maintenance projects planned in other states.

Henry Ford hits a century in Detroit

Henry Ford hits a century in Detroit

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 02, 2015

Henry Ford Health System hits triple digits this year, turning 100 years old. The Detroit Historical Museum is marking the anniversary with a special exhibit exploring the system's 10 decades of history, beginning with its origins in the Detroit General Hospital Association.

L.A.-area hospital challenges distribution of trauma center funds

By Lisa Schencker  |  April 18, 2015

Los Angeles County isn't giving all hospitals their fair share of property tax dollars meant to help expand trauma centers, an area hospital alleged in a claim filed last week against the county and its board of supervisors.

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