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Healthcare facilities construction contracts

Healthcare facilities construction contracts

By: Rebecca M.W. Sherman and Megan K. George The demand for cutting-edge healthcare facilities, while varied by community, tends to rise or remain consistent despite changes in the economy and the availability of the significant capital necessitated by such projects. This creates a unique challenge in both the medical and construction industries. There are many

Home-based palliative care as an innovation in aging

By Lori Earnshaw, MD Fully conscious while on a fentanyl drip and with an endotracheal tube down his throat, the 70-something emaciated man raised his index finger to wipe tears from his tired eyes. “I just hope to make it home,” he wrote on the dry-erase board. As sick as he was, he would not

A reinvestment in infrastructure

One sign of a healthy economy is the number of cranes visible on the skyline. During the great recession, many healthcare organizations placed their new building and renovation projects on moth balls, as they figured out how to make do with their existing facilities to meet the healthcare challenges they faced.   As the economy has

Strategic planning: Establishing a dynamic route to success

Strategic planning is an important component of any successful business, but even more important in a healthcare environment that is constantly changing. It is made even more complicated when new leadership takes charge in the middle of a strategic planning cycle. To learn more about the successful implementation and execution of a strategic plan, Medical News recently spoke with Dr. Mark Newman,  executive vice president of Health Affairs at UK

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Recognizes the Full Potential of Ambulance Crews and Services

BY William George  In mid-February 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”), Innovation Center and the Department for Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced a ground-breaking payment and medical services initiative for ambulance providers called “Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport” (the “ET3”). This new model is the first step in allowing providers of Emergency

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