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September 6, 2010


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The blurring of hospital and hospitality continued in the 25th annual Modern Healthcare Design Awards with some healthcare architects consulting with hotel and resort designers on how to best help patients feel at home.
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By Rebecca Vesely | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Workers are shouldering more of the costs of health coverage than ever before amid stagnant wages and a weak economy, according to a benchmark survey of employers released last week.
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By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Mention the words “Chicago-style politics” and the image conjured up probably isn't one of squeaky-clean elected officials or transparent government.
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Late News
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Hospitals in August posted their strongest monthly job growth in two years, reversing recent trends and leading the wider pattern among U.S. industries of better-than-expected employment figures last month. Hospitals hired 8,600 employees in August, for a monthly growth rate of 0.2% in a workforce...
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Gregory Simone was terminated from his post as president and CEO of WellStar Health System, a five-hospital system based in Marietta, Ga. WellStar’s trustees voted to terminate Simone, effective immediately, at a Sept. 2 board meeting, according to a brief statement from the health system.
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North Memorial Health Care, Robbinsdale, Minn., indefinitely suspended its top administrator without pay following news that he was arrested and charged with attempting to solicit a prostitute in a nearby suburb. David Cress, 60, of Bloomington, was charged with the misdemeanor crime on Sept. 1 and...
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California lawmakers passed a bill that provides more transparency on healthcare premium rate changes, while rejecting another bill that would have given state regulators the authority to halt rate increases outright. A bill that would have created emergency department mandates also failed to pass.
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Cover Story
By Rebecca Vesely | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Workers are shouldering more of the costs of health coverage than ever before amid stagnant wages and a weak economy, according to a benchmark survey of employers released last week.
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Features
By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
If early projections hold true, the nation's safety net will expand to include one in three uninsured in the coming decade, bringing new revenue to hospitals that previously relied on write-offs and subsidies to manage patients' unpaid bills. But state budget woes are adding uncertainty.
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Special Feature
By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The blurring of hospital and hospitality continued in the 25th annual Modern Healthcare Design Awards with some healthcare architects consulting with hotel and resort designers on how to best help patients feel at home.
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By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The design for Seattle's 112-bed Swedish Orthopedic Institute works. And it has the data to prove it.
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By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
With its saturation of color and richness of textures, design award judge Henry Chao says the Bellevue Medical Center has “one of the most beautiful interiors” among the 69 entries in this year's contest.
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By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The 386-bed Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, part of PeaceHealth, goes so far in pushing the hospital-hospitality envelope, architects on the design award jury were shocked that the hospital executives on the panel had a positive view of the project.
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By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Gig Harbor, Wash., is described as a place where “the forest meets the sea,” and ZGF Architects wanted to take every advantage it could with the surroundings when designing these facilities.
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By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In addition to designing a massive 2,000-bed, 2.4 million-square-foot facility, Irvine, Calif.-based HMC Architects was tasked with creating a “civic icon” to serve as an anchor for a brand-new community in the Shunde District of Foshan, China.
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By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The new three-story, $26.3 million addition to the Southcentral Foundation Primary Care Clinic in Anchorage, Alaska, is designed to foster patient-centered, integrated care, with room for teams to collaborate and support each other, says Richard Dallam, a partner with NBBJ architects.
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By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Set on a wooded, 12-acre site, the new $53 million Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, which opened in April, will drive further development on a 158-acre site called the River Walk at Central Park, which will include medical, office, residential, restaurant and retail uses.
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Editorial
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Mention the words “Chicago-style politics” and the image conjured up probably isn't one of squeaky-clean elected officials or transparent government.
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“(Dan) Rostenkowski … was more than an influential Chicago politician who used his role as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee to bring pork back to his city. He also knew how to work with Republicans to make things happen. … In 1983, Rostenkowski helped to usher...
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Outliers
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“Aug. 17, 6:08 p.m.: ‘John, here's what I would like: 1) This goes away. 2) You and I discuss this thing. 3) At least let me keep working till we discuss it. We have the budget DOPS, the bond issue, the credit rating report to finalize. 4) ‘I got no place else to go' (quote...
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Talk about being on the receiving end of the gift of good health. On July 28, Susan Concannon, executive director of the Beliot, Kan.-based Mitchell County Regional Medical Foundation, opened a letter and found a winning $10,000 Powerball ticket. The anonymous donation came in the mail along with a...
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Rocker Sheryl Crow is lending her name and support to a new breast cancer imaging center in Los Angeles.
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Fortuitous doesn't even begin to describe how lucky Tom Aitken was that co-workers Andy Parker and Steve Sorsby were headed in opposite directions on a remote British Columbia road.
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Corrections and Clarifications
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Purchasing volume figures for Amerinet and MedAssets should have been stated as billion of dollars in the Aug. 30 story “Expanding their horizons,” (p. 25.)
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