Healthcare Design

HealthSouth To Expand, Renovate 42-Year-Old Rehabilitation Hospital

Lakeshore Rehabilitation plans to triple the number of private beds at the facility and increase the square footage by 40 percent.

HealthSouth Corporation (Birmingham, Ala.) plans to begin work in early 2016 to expand and renovate Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. Firm Gresham, Smith and Partners (Nashville, Tenn.) has been chosen to provide architectural and interior design services on the project, which is expected to finish in the first quarter of 2019.read more

Hospital for Special Surgery To Expand In Westchester County

The 50,000-square-foot facility will be the operator’s largest outpatient center to date.

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS; New York), part of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System, has signed a lease to open an outpatient center in White Plains, N.Y.The center will be approximately 50,000 square feet, making it the largest of the HSS outpatient centers. Construction is scheduled to begin in September 2016 and the project is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2017.read more

Brockville General Hospital Names Shortlist Of Companies For Redevelopment Project

The five companies will be invited to respond to a request for proposals, which is expected to be issued in spring 2016.

Brockville General Hospital (Brockville, Ontario, Canada) and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) have shortlisted five companies to build and finance the hospital's redevelopment project.A request for qualifications process began in June 2015 and the following companies were shortlisted: PCL Constructors Canada, Inc.; Pomerleau Inc.; M. Sullivan and Son, Ltd.; EllisDon Corporation; and Walsh Canada.read more

It’s Time To Take Another Look at Sustainable Design

“Green design” may not be the buzzword it used to be, but with solutions implemented years ago now bearing measurable results, it may be poised for a new day in the sun.

In The Center for Health Design’s column in the January/February issue of Healthcare Design, Debra Levin describes The Center’s informal efforts to capture Healthcare Design Expo & Conference attendees’ top issues of interest in 2015. Among the findings, this one caught my attention: the return of sustainable design as a key topic that keeps our industry up at night. It came in at number three; in 2014, sustainability wasn’t even included as a topic to choose from.read more

Clinic Design Wants: How Do Boomers And Millennials Compare?

A recent poll of baby boomers and millennials digs into what the generations look for in an outpatient facility, shedding light on how the design of the built environment can best answer all expectations.

Millennials, or Americans born between 1982 and 2000, have replaced baby boomers as the largest population segment in the country at 83 million, according to a June 2015 report from the U.S. Census Bureau. That puts them at center stage when it comes to how the healthcare sector markets its services.However, not to be forgotten are the 75.4 million boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, who will soon begin to frequent healthcare facilities more often. read more

Construction To Begin On Palm Harbor Emergency Room

Florida Hospital North Pinellas plans to open the new off-site 24-bed emergency room in fall to provide comprehensive emergency services to Pinellas and Pasco County, Fla., residents.

Florida Hospital North Pinellas recently broke ground and will soon start construction on the Palm Harbor Emergency Room in Tarpon Springs, Fla. The 18,500-square-foot, 24-bed facility will be a full-service ER providing emergency care 24/7. The ER will be staffed with physicians and nurses who specialize in emergency medicine, and will also include on-site X-ray, ultrasound, CT-scan, and laboratory services. Constructionread more

Mayo Clinic Reveals $92.7M In Planned Facilities, Equipment Projects

Numerous projects across Mayo Clinic locations will be completed through 2017 with a goal of improving the patient experience and better positioning the provider as a global destination for care.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., will invest $92.7 million in facilities and equipment through 2017. These efforts are aimed at reinforcing Mayo Clinic’s commitment to its Destination Medical Center initiative by enhancing the patient experience and positioning the provider as a global destination for health and wellness.Projects include:read more

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Earns LEED Gold For Research Building

Opened in 2012, Research Building III includes green features such as variable speed fume hoods in laboratory spaces and advanced technology that senses air quality to increase or decrease ventilation as needed.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Research Building III in Columbus, Ohio, received LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.The research building opened in 2012 and was designed by NBBJ. Factors central to Nationwide Children’s Research Building III receiving LEED certification include:read more