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New chapter of pediatric care for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Monday, 30 March 2009

MILWAUKEE, WI – The signs are up, the art is hung, and the ribbon has been cut to mark the opening today of the 12-story, 425,000 sf patient tower tower expansion for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Children’s CFO Tim Birkenstock calls the new tower “an essential step needed to keep pace with our patient service demands” for one of the country’s busiest pediatric medical centers, with more than 25,000 inpatient admissions each year.

The new facility, which began construction in 2005, features a larger pediatric intensive care unit and an expanded Herma Heart Center, as well as patient rooms integrated with the latest medical technologies. Responding to the important role ...[more]

Geothermal lake wins $956k US Department of Energy award

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Sherman Hospital has received a $956,000 award from the US Department of Energy for its geothermal lake at the hospital’s new campus in Elgin, Illinois. The hospital is scheduled to open at the end of the year. In announcing the receipt of the award today, Sherman president and CEO Rick Floyd said, “Sherman Health is honored to receive this award… Our lake is environmentally sound, and we look forward to supporting green energy initiatives in our community and throughout the country.”

The award was funded through the FY08 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, and was designated as one of 117 congressionally directed projects within the Department’s Office ...[more]

Ground broken for Wisconsin medical campus

Monday, 17 November 2008

JANESVILLE, WI – Ground was broken today for the new SSM-DHS Medical Campus, designed by Shepley Bulfinch in association with Erdman, a Cogdell Spencer Company. The 270,000 sf, $140 million healthcare facility will be built on a 50-acre site owned by SSM Health Care of Wisconsin (SSM), and Dean Health System (DHS) of Madison.

The campus, which will comprise the 150,000 sf St Mary’s Janesville Hospital and an adjacent 120,000 sf physician office complex, will offer the community a choice of healthcare services inside new technologically advanced facilities. The innovative new hospital will house 50 private rooms on four floors, a fully integrated electronic health record, state-of-the-art operating rooms, imaging center, ...[more]

Smilow Cancer Hospital featured in October’s NY Construction

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

NEW YORK, NY – The October issue of New York Construction magazine includes a feature on Yale-New Haven Cancer Hospital, which is now under construction.

The feature, part of the magazine’s Healthcare Overview, provides details of the 14-story building’s construction including the terra cotta exterior, which incorporates a water drainage system, or rain screen. The project, which includes a range of sustainable design and construction features, is targeting LEED certification.

The hospital will be the most comprehensive cancer care facility in southern New England, with 112 inpatient beds, outpatient treatment rooms, expanded operating rooms, infusion suites, diagnostic imaging services, and a women’s cancer center, as well as floors for diagnostic and therapeutic ...[more]

Topping-off ceremony for Smilow Cancer Hospital

Thursday, 24 July 2008

NEW HAVEN, CT – The last girders of the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital were hoisted into place today, in a ceremony with one of Yale-New Haven’s youngest cancer patients as a guest of honor. Hospital president Marna Nordstrom and Robert Alpern, dean of the Yale School of Medicine, were among the speakers.

When it is completed in 2010, the 14-story, 497,000 sf cancer hospital will be the most comprehensive cancer care facility in southern New England, offering state-of-the-art care and treatment. It will have 112 inpatient beds, as well as outpatient treatment rooms, expanded operating rooms, infusion suites, diagnostic imaging services, and a women’s cancer center, as well ...[more]

Children's Hospital Boston front-and-center in Healthcare Design

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

An article by Shepley Bulfinch principal William Mead discussed communication and the role design of the Main South expansion at Children’s Hospital Boston in the July 2007 issue of Healthcare Design magazine.

The 11-story, 250,000 s.f. expansion was designed to foster communications among hospital staff, as well as with patients, and families, an aspect of particular importance in the pediatric acute care environment.

The facility, which opened in 2005, received the 2006 Modern Healthcare Award of Excellence. It incorporates sophisticated medical technology, including the innovative MROR, which bring magnetic resonance imaging technology into the surgical suite.

Sherman Hospital in Midwest Construction Top 20 Starts

Friday, 1 June 2007

Midwest Construction Magazine has placed the Sherman Hospital replacement campus project in Elgin, Illinois, eighth on its list of Top 20 Project Starts.

The $310 million project, which is located on a 154-acre site, includes a 650,000 s.f. hospital facility and a 100,000 s.f. medical office building.

One innovative aspect of the project is a fifteen-acre manmade geothermal lake, which is projected to generate substantial energy savings for hospital operations.

Shepley Bulfinch is working with associate architects Loebl, Schlossman & Hackl of Chicago on the Sherman project, which is scheduled for completion in 2009.

Yale-New Haven Cancer Hospital in NE Real Estate Journal

Friday, 4 May 2007

New Haven, CT – The Yale-New Haven Cancer Hospital was highlighted on the front page of today’s issue of the New England Real Estate Journal.

The fourteen-story, 511,000 s.f. cancer hospital, now under construction in New Haven, will offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. The design of the Center includes a 7000 s.f. healing garden.

The $467 million project is seeking LEED certification from the US Green Building Council, incorporating sustainable design elements such as the recycling of some 20,000 tons of construction waste and the use of low-VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) paints and carpets.