“Good riddance.” That was the two-word statement issued by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) on hearing the news that Glenn Haggstrom, the Veterans Affairs Department chief of acquisition, logistics and construction, had resigned last week.
Health systems are starting to return to the municipal bond market to raise money for new projects after a slow start to the year.
Congressional scrutiny is intensifying for Veterans Affairs Department hospital projects that are costing more and taking longer to build than originally planned.
Construction and design firms' focus on innovation and outpatient facilities suggests they are adjusting to a broader transformation in the healthcare industry.
Project leaders in charge of building UCSF Medical Center's $1.5 billion, 289-bed Mission Bay complex in San Francisco say the collaborative integrated-project-delivery approach reduced the total cost by $200 million.
Two new healthcare facilities were designed to integrate diagnosis, treatment, research and education by locating research facilities on every patient floor.
American healthcare construction companies are going green. But they're now less likely to go abroad.
The University of Kansas Hospital Authority is raising $253.5 million for a new hospital campus, joining a small group of hospitals that are raising funds for major new construction projects this year.
More healthcare organizations are establishing outpatient sites at converted retail spaces. Such renovations often take half as long as building from scratch and cost half as much, including site selection costs, zoning approvals and parking lot construction for a greenfield site.
Boise, Idaho-based St. Alphonsus Health System will convert its acute-care hospital in Nampa, Idaho, to an ambulatory center and spend $80 million to create a hospital at its other campus in the southern Idaho city.
Excellence in Governance for midsize providers: Erica Ward Gerson of Children's Hospital of Michigan
The first week of 2011 was an eventful one for Erica Ward Gerson. Her first day chairing the board of trustees at Detroit Medical Center's Children's Hospital of Michigan was the same day that for-profit Vanguard Health Systems' acquisition of the hospital took effect.
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center plans to spend $14.3 million to transform one of its facilities into a new hospital specializing in brain and spinal care.