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West Virginia sued over ambulatory center CON rules

By Erica Teichert  |  September 07, 2016

An Ohio hospital system sued West Virginia's health agency over its allegedly discriminatory certificate-of-need rules governing the construction and development of ambulatory care centers.

New academic hospital ups the ante in San Diego

New academic hospital ups the ante in San Diego

By Marty Graham  |  September 03, 2016

The opening of UC San Diego Health's new $943 million hospital later this year—the first new hospital in San Diego County completed since 2012—will bring cutting-edge technology for cancer treatment and other specialty care while also stirring up competition in the market.

Bees bring sweet discovery at Welsh hospital

Bees bring sweet discovery at Welsh hospital

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 03, 2016

“When we arrived there were tarps up to catch the honey before it fell through onto the floor and towels to catch where it was running down the walls and pooling.” She said the hive had gone unnoticed for up to five years. It’s thought warm summer weather melted some of the wax,...

Winning designs reflect two industry trends

Winning designs reflect two industry trends

By Joseph Conn  |  September 02, 2016

The 31st annual Modern Healthcare Design Awards winners this year reflected a pair of trends in U.S. healthcare: its growing international focus and the shift from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement embodied in the push toward ambulatory care.

Gold Award: Humber River Hospital

Gold Award: Humber River Hospital

By Joseph Conn  |  September 02, 2016

The 656-bed hospital, which opened last fall, was built with its own triple aim: Lean, green and high-tech. Hospital planners used Lean Six Sigma methodologies, including a pre-construction workflow analysis, to identify and create labor-saving design features, such as a layout that significantly...

Senior Friendly Award: Swedish Edmonds Ambulatory Care Center

Senior Friendly Award: Swedish Edmonds Ambulatory Care Center

By Joseph Conn  |  September 02, 2016

Designers of the Swedish Edmonds (Wash.) Ambulatory Care Center harkened back to the history of its city, as well as looked forward to the newest elements of architecture and modern design to create a place so inviting it won this year's award for the most senior-friendly facility.

Bronze Award: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Bronze Award: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

By Joseph Conn  |  September 02, 2016

The Cleveland Clinic's massive medical center in Abu Dhabi, a joint venture with the government of the United Arab Emirates, comprises 101 acres of floor space, roughly two-thirds the size of the Pentagon. But the project's magnitude is one of its strengths.

As Phoenix booms, healthcare systems revamp to catch up

As Phoenix booms, healthcare systems revamp to catch up

By Beth Kutscher  |  May 28, 2016

The Phoenix metro area is booming. Once-sleepy neighborhoods are seeing real estate bidding wars. New housing developments are appearing where there once was nothing. Against that backdrop, healthcare in Phoenix is reorganizing as systems compete for patients and the doctors who refer them.

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