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Hospitals return to construction mode as economy strengthens

Hospitals return to construction mode as economy strengthens

By Beth Kutscher  |  July 25, 2015

A number of health systems are once again in building mode. After a period in which systems largely turned their attention and capital spending to health information-technology needs, there are signs that the construction industry is getting a second wind.

Senior housing boom propels healthcare REITs

Senior housing boom propels healthcare REITs

By Michael Sandler  |  July 04, 2015

A growing pipeline of senior housing construction projects has buoyed growth for the healthcare real estate investment trusts on Modern Healthcare's annual list of the largest healthcare REITs, experts say.

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.

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