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Miss. children's hospital plans $150 million expansion

By Associated Press  |  January 24, 2015

University of Mississippi Medical Center officials say they're planning a $150 million expansion of Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson to make room for more operating rooms, an imaging center, clinics and a revamped neonatal intensive-care unit.

Florida's Broward Health adds inpatient capacity

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 24, 2015

Broward Health is bucking a trend by investing in inpatient rather than outpatient facilities. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based system plans to add 54 inpatient beds to its hospital in Coral Springs.

Broward Health adds inpatient beds at Coral Springs hospital

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 22, 2015

Florida's Broward Health is bucking a trend by investing in inpatient rather than outpatient facilities. The Fort Lauderdale-based system plans to add 54 inpatient beds to its Coral Springs hospital. Population growth in that market, especially among the elderly, justifies the expansion, hospital...

Outlook 2015: Construction

Outlook 2015: Construction

By Andis Robeznieks  |  January 03, 2015

In 2014, Turner Construction Co. finished work on a $750 million, 1.1 million-square-foot cancer and research hospital at Ohio State University that opened last month. Randy Keiser, Turner's national healthcare director, doesn't think his firm will be working on many hospitals that size for a...

Long waits prompt University of Chicago to propose new ER for adults

By Ally Marotti, Crain's Chicago Business  |  December 24, 2014

The University of Chicago is proposing to spend $36 million to upgrade and relocate its emergency room for adults, in part because thousands of patients grow tired of long waits to see a doctor and leave without being treated.

Colorado congressional delegation urges VA hospital plan

By Associated Press  |  December 13, 2014

Colorado's congressional delegation has sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs urging the agency to come up with a plan to continue construction of Denver's new VA hospital.

U.S. hospital operators see opportunity, risks in China

U.S. hospital operators see opportunity, risks in China

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  December 13, 2014

The Chinese government has relaxed foreign ownership rules to attract private hospital operators who offer better quality care to consumers widely dissatisfied with the current public hospitals.

 New Dallas hospital set to open on Dec. 6

New Dallas hospital set to open on Dec. 6

By Andis Robeznieks  |  November 18, 2014

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center's $800 million William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital is set to open Dec. 6, sporting a flexible approach to design that provides space for research, education and, of course, patient care while incorporating new technology as well.

Hospital architects find ways to build in safety features

Hospital architects find ways to build in safety features

By Andis Robeznieks  |  November 01, 2014

Designers of new hospitals want to make them look more like luxury hotels. But that can be a challenge as heightened concerns about protecting staff and patients from physical violence force designers to build in more security features.

HealthSouth earnings hurt by expansion costs, and other news

By Beth Kutscher  |  November 01, 2014

HealthSouth Corp., a Birmingham, Ala.-based operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, reported a 7.6% decrease in net income in the third quarter as it incurred startup costs associated with new facilities.

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