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SSM St. Joseph Hospital West–Lake Saint Louis Undergoes Multi-Phase Expansion, Renovation

SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – Lake St. Louis, Missouri’s newest facility includes a 73,500-square-foot vertical patient tower with additional beds, expanded parking, diagnostic outpatient testing center and acute care services. Read More …

Microhospitals, ED Modernization to Transform Delivery Models in 2017

BOSTON, Mass. – Environments for Health (E4H) recently released five predictions for healthcare facility design trends in 2017.

With healthcare construction spending expected to double in 2017 from $19.6 billion in 2016*, there will be a significant expansion of new facility construction and the renovation of existing facilities. The pace of medical and technological developments, along with shifts in payment models and regulations, are creating Read More …

Build New or Renovate?

As the U.S. healthcare landscape adjusts to outcome-based reimbursement, lower Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements, shifts in population trends and the drive toward more efficient operations, hospitals are faced with the decision to build new facilities or renovate existing ones. Read More …

Turner Construction Company Holds Summit Meeting to Advance Lean Culture

As part of a broad commitment to continuous improvement, senior leaders of Turner Construction Company gathered at its Sibley Memorial Hospital project in Washington, D.C. to participate in a Lean Leadership Summit. Read More …

IPD 101: Planning for collaboration is planning for success

The use of Integrated Project Delivery continues to gain momentum with several large healthcare projects in recent years having been completed under this delivery model, and some national healthcare systems adopting IPD as the preferred delivery method for all projects. Continued requests from hospital administrators Read More …

Spurring Innovation: App fosters culture of safety, improves production on healthcare jobsites

Digital technology is playing a key role in healthcare construction. Teams are armed with smartphones and tablets and the new software is enabling document control, punchlists and inspections to be handled more efficiently than ever. Spurring innovation, technology doesn’t just help with hospital construction, but also improves the patient experience. Read More …

Team Building: Integrated Project Delivery inspires Lawrence+Memorial Cancer Center

Rallying around shared objectives and the power of collaboration, the team behind the new Lawrence+Memorial Cancer Center benefited from an Integrated Project Delivery process for decision-making and a design informed by hands-on stakeholder advice. The team’s journey offers a roadmap for others considering IPD for future healthcare projects. Read More …

Prefab in Motion: Realizing value through healthcare multi-trade prefabrication

Today’s contractors have to improve project delivery methods through increased collaboration with design teams to remain competitive. Many are exploring opportunities in the multi-trade prefabrication and modularization approach to building. In the healthcare sector, there are a significant number of projects successfully using prefabrication for bathroom pods, headwalls and MEP racks. Read More …

Maximizing Value, Maximizing Resources: Unifying design and construction services through construction manager/general contractor delivery

The challenges of developing modern medical facilities are immense. Hospitals large and small must continually consider changing patient needs, innovations in the practice of medicine and myriad differing economic factors before investing financial resources in facility improvements. To best understand the multitude of variables associated with design and construction, medical facility managers often engage in an integrated development process to achieve better spatial efficiency and cost-effective facilities.  Read More …

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