Orlando Health To Build $160M Children’s Pavilion In Florida
Healthcare Design Magazine
by Tracey Walker
17m ago
Orlando Health (Orlando, Fla.) broke ground on the $160 million Orlando Health Children’s Pavilion, according to the website beckershospitalreview. Expected to open in 2026, the 189,000-square-foot, six-story facility will include than 30 pediatric specialties, including adolescent gynecology, audiology, cardiology, rheumatology, and urology, according to the website fox35orlando.com. An 800-space parking structure, as well as expansion space for future services, are also planned. For more on Orlando Health, go here ..read more
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HKS Announces Staff Promotions
Healthcare Design Magazine
by Tracey Walker
20h ago
Global design firm HKS (Dallas) has elevated members of its healthcare sector team to partner and shareholder positions, as well as named new principals across several of its offices. Appointed to partner and shareholder are: Jeff Kabat, global practice director of health interiors and principal (Dallas) Whitney K. Fuessel, studio practice leader, health, and principal (Houston) Team members named to principal roles include: Colby Dearman, health studio practice leader and senior medical planner (Atlanta) Amy Gilkey, interior designer (Dallas) Shelley Locke, senior manager, advisory (Dallas ..read more
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BWBR Appoints New Principal
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by Tracey Walker
1d ago
Architecture, interior design, planning, and research firm BWBR (St. Paul, Minn.) announced the appointment of Nate Roisen to principal. Roisen, who has been with the firm for 10 years, will be based in the firm’s St. Paul office. His project work includes healthcare facility cleanrooms and labs ..read more
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Minimizing Noise In Hospital Operating Rooms
Healthcare Design Magazine
by HCD Guest Author
1d ago
Beeping. Suctioning. Drilling. Noise levels in a hospital operating room (OR) can reach up to 120 decibels (dB)—the equivalent of a siren or a loud rock concert, according to a study published by the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America in 2005. Noise pollution, defined by the World Health Organization as noise above 65 dB, in ORs is a major concern, as it’s been shown to negatively impact staff well-being and performance. Frequent exposure to more than 85 dB can damage hearing over time. This is already an issue in healthcare, with up to 66 percent of OR staff reporting noise-related ..read more
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Walgreens Village MD To Exit Florida Market
Healthcare Design Magazine
by Tracey Walker
2d ago
Urgent and primary care chain Village MD, majority owned by Walgreens Boots Alliance (Chicago), announced plans to close approximately 40 clinics in Florida and exit the market by March 15, according to the website beckershospitalreview.com. The move is part of Walgreens’ plan to cut at least $1 billion in costs, according to the article. The news comes after VillageMD announced in December that it would close 12 clinics in Indiana and leave the market. VillageMD operates 51 clinic locations in Florida, 14 of which are currently closed. For more on primary care, go here ..read more
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WSP Announces Staff Addition
Healthcare Design Magazine
by Tracey Walker
2d ago
Engineering, environment, and professional services firm WSP (New York) has announced that Scott Savage has joined the firm as senior vice president for advanced facilities and multisite programs across the U.S. property and buildings sector, including healthcare. Savage has 24 years of experience in the field, including design and project management in the healthcare sector. He is based in WSP’s Houston office. For more on WSP, go here ..read more
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Black River Medical Center, Cades, South Carolina: Photo Tour
Healthcare Design Magazine
by Tracey Walker
2d ago
Black River Medical Center, Cades, South Carolina Black River Medical Center is a new rural hospital in Cades, S.C., serving the state’s Williamsburg and lower Florence counties. Opened in January 2023, the 64,000-square-foot facility houses 25 inpatient beds and five observation rooms, a 16-bed emergency department with four observation rooms, imaging services, operating-room suite, pharmacy, and lab to cover a full range of services needed to serve the community. The hospital was designed with future expansion in mind as well. Consolidating two regional hospitals into one Two hospitals that ..read more
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UF Health Durbin Park Plans Health And Wellness Campus In St. John’s County, Florida
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by Tracey Walker
5d ago
University of Florida (Gainesville) and UF Health (Gainesville) broke ground at UF Health Durbin Park, on a new 42.5-acre health and wellness campus, in St. John’s County, Fla. The first phase of the UF Health Durbin Park development will include a 395,000-square-foot, 150-bed hospital with a focus on orthopedics, neurosurgery, cardiovascular medicine, and women’s services, as well as acute, intensive, and emergency care. The hospital will comprise operating rooms and an imaging suite and hybrid labs for interventional procedures. A multidisciplinary medical office building (MOB ..read more
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University Health Breaks Ground On Retama Hospital In Selma, Texas
Healthcare Design Magazine
by Tracey Walker
5d ago
University Health (San Antonio) broke ground on University Health Retama Hospital in Selma, Texas, according to the website ksat.com. Situated on 42 acres adjacent to Retama Park racetrack, the five-story project will be connected to a 100,000-square-foot medical office building (MOB). Slated to open in 2027, the hospital will offer specialty care, as well as health and lab services. It will initially house 166 inpatient beds with capacity to flex up to 286 beds. The project is University Health’s second new hospital since the beginning of 2024. To read more, go here ..read more
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11 New Healthcare Flooring Products
Healthcare Design Magazine
by Tracey Walker
5d ago
New healthcare flooring products From resilient collections to homogeneous sheet flooring to carbon-neutral and PVC-free styles, fvendors and manufacturers are introducing a range of flooring options to support healthcare environments. Check out some of the latest flooring products introduced into the healthcare design market. Visit Healthcare Design’s Products page for more healthcare-specific products including building products. Karndean LooseLay, Karndean Designflooring Image credit: Karndean Designflooring Karndean LooseLay, presented by Karndean Designflooring, is a non-clic ..read more
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