Medical Construction & Design

JUL-AUG 2018

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16 Medical Construction & Design | J U LY/AUGUST 2018 | MCDM AG.COM Industry news, awards, etc. AWARDS Robins & Morton Projects Receive Top Prize Two healthcare projects built by Robins & Morton have received the 2018 National Excellence in Construction Eagle Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors: Choctaw Nation Regional Health Clinic in Durant, Oklahoma and Duke University Medical Center cardiac intensive care unit and infra- structure upgrade in Durham, North Carolina. > Healthcare, $50 million to $100 million: Choctaw Nation Regional Medical Clinic Built upon what was previously pastureland, the clinic's three-building campus consists of a two-story, 146,093-square-foot main clinic, a smaller one-story, 16,108-square- foot health service administration building and an 11,750-square-foot facilities building, all connected externally by a network of canopied sidewalks. The clinic is fundamentally a hospital, but devoid of the overnight accommodations. Some 260,000 members of the Choctaw and other tribes will be serviced by the clinic, part of a tribal-wide program to provide medical clinics in diff erent geographic areas. > Healthcare, $5 million to $10 million: Duke University Medical Center cardiac intensive care unit and infrastructure upgrade As part of a comprehensive, multi-year transformation initiative, a full-scale renovation and infrastructure upgrade was completed for a new cardiac intensive care unit. The 17-bed CICU is the most sophisticated and technology- enabled cardiac care facility in the region. It is located within the main Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. The Excellence in Construction awards program was developed to honor innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects, with an Eagle Award presented to the top project in each category. The winning projects were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost. Lucile: Tim Griffi th TELEHEALTH VA Video Connect Expands Veterans' Access to Healthcare More veterans are receiving healthcare treatment virtually, thanks to the U.S. Depart- ment of Veterans Affairs telehealth system, VA Video Connect. The system allows veterans to connect with their healthcare teams over live video from a computer, tablet or smartphone from the comfort of their homes. Since its launch in August 2017, more than 20,000 veterans have used it. VA Video Connect has also been an important tool for the VA after emergen- cies. The Offi ce of Con- nected Care's mobile and telehealth programs, in coordination with the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas and VA's regional network, quickly organized telehealth capabilities to assist veterans at two "mega-shelters" and four community-based outpatient clinics after Hur- ricane Harvey in 2017. VA teams have been coordinating since last year's hurricane season to prepare for how VA Video Connect can be used to mobilize clinical resources in the face of future emergencies and disasters. In March 2018, VA released an iOS version of VA Video Connect to the Apple App Store. To learn more, visit the VA App Store at mobile.va.gov/appstore. CALL FOR ENTRIES The Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo opened the Symposium Distinction Awards for entries. The annual program recognizes design teams, projects and individuals who have made a profound contribution to the healthcare design industry. Submissions will be accepted, online only, through Aug. 17. The program accepts submissions of all types and sizes of patient care-related facilities. In addition, it recognizes the best and most innovative new products within the healthcare design and construction industry. Medical Construction & Design is sponsoring the Symposium Distinction Awards. To learn more, visit hcarefacilities.com/awards.asp. Choctaw Nation Regional Medical Clinic Duke University MC Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

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