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Ohio medical center kicks off $1B construction project

Ah, it does the heart good to see hospitals with the cash to start building again. The facility in this case is the Ohio State University Medical Center, which has set plans to spend $1 billion on a

Hospitals merging design, building to cut costs

Hospitals are having to take a long list of innovative steps to preserve their scarce capital as they wait out the U.S. economic slump. One that is becoming more common, experts say, is to merge the

Do hospitals need real estate partners?

Over the last few years, U.S. hospitals have continued to crank out construction projects at an amazing rate, despite tight budgets and a less-than-lively economy. Now, with the financial industry

St. Louis hospitals dispute coalition's capacity numbers

The way the St. Louis Business Health Coalition tells it, the region's prosperous hospitals have been engaging in billion-dollar building projects--such as cancer centers, heart hospitals and patient

ALSO NOTED: AIA backs all-private rooms; Hospital sued over spider bite; and much more...

> All-private rooms would be SOP in hospitals under new recommendations from the American Institute of Architects, whose hospital construction guidelines are used as the basis of regulation in 42 states. Report > An eastern Kentucky woman is suing Pikeville Medical Center over a brown recluse spider bite she allegedly received while in the hospital. …

LSU, VA plan New Orleans medical center

Louisiana State University and the Department of Veteran's Affairs announced a plan to build a new $1.2 billion medical center in New Orleans. The hospital will probably take over the role played by historic Charity Hospital, although no official announcement has been made yet on the older hospital. Construction is slated for October 2008. Some doctors groups have criticized the plan as unnecessary, arguing that damage to the first floor and basement of the hospital could be repaired …

SPOTLIGHT: Kaiser posts Q3 results

The Kasier Foundation Health Plan and the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals reported an operating margin for the third quarter of 2.5 percent. That's down quite a bit from last year when Kaiser's margin was 6.5 percent. The non-profit healthcare system reported its membership is up 151,000 for the year to date, giving it a current membership base of 8.4 million. Chairman and CEO George Halverson said the company's financial success will allow it to complete ongoing hospital construction …

ALSO NOTED: UPMC blames mix up on 'glitch';La. hospitals lacked plan; and much more...

> The World Health Organization warns that global deaths from chronic diseases may top the 400 million mark. Article > The Supreme Court heard arguments on Oregon's physician-assisted suicide law today. Analysts expect the court to side with the federal government. Article > The …

Calif. senate gives hospitals 12-year extension on retrofitting deadline

The California Senate voted yesterday to give the state's hospitals another 12 years to comply with regulations intended to make sure their buildings are strong enough to withstand major earthquakes. Lawmakers passed tough new rules on hospital construction after the 1994 Northridge earthquake. The California Hospital Association, which backed legislation in favor of the extension in the Senate, has argued that the strict retrofitting rules pose a hardship for many hospitals and said they …