Medical Construction & Design

JAN-FEB 2015

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Industry news, awards, etc. New Guide Untangles Regulatory Web In Leasing Healthcare Facilities The staggering number of regulatory and patient safety issues that come into play when leasing healthcare facilities has led to the release of a guide entitled, "Understanding Regulatory Issues in Leasing Medical Of ce Buildings and Healthcare Facilities." Researched and authored by B. Alan Whitson, RPA — president of Corporate Realty, Design, and Management Institute, the guide details the labyrinth of legal issues that healthcare providers, prop- erty owners, lenders, architects, engineers, commercial real estate brokers and property managers must navigate. Fueling the shift to leased rather than owned facilities is the explosive growth of urgent care cen- ters and the popularity of placing outpatient clinics in traditional retail and of ce spaces. The number of retail clinics is projected to double by 2015, rising from 1,400 in 2012 to almost 2,900. The number of leased healthcare facilities will increase similarly. The guide is available at SquareFootage.net. The American Society for Healthcare Engineering recognized 11 hospitals across the country for reducing energy consumption. The hospitals are among the latest recognized by ASHE's Energy to Care program, formerly called the Energy Effi ciency Commitment program. The Energy to Care program encourages hospitals to reduce energy consumption by 10 percent or more over their baseline energy consumption. For more details, visit energytocare.com. ASHE recognizes 11 hospitals for slashing energy consumption CUTTING EDGE Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, Nashville, Tenn. 25 % Saint Thomas West Hospital, Nashville, Tenn. Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Murfreesboro, Tenn. 20 % Bon Secours St. Francis Downtown, Greenville, S.C. Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington, Ill. New York Presbyterian/ The Allen Hospital, New York, N.Y. Shriners Hospital for Children-Chicago, Chicago, Ill. New York Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, N.Y. 10 % New York Presbyterian/ Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, N.Y. Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Ill. New York Presbyterian/ Westchester Division, White Plains, N.Y. 15 % [ WINNERS SHOWN ABOVE BY PERCENTAGE REDUCTION ] 14 Medical Construction & Design | JA N UA RY/ F EBRUA RY 2015 | MCDM AG.COM

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