Windsor Regional Hospital To Expand, Renovate Cardiac Catheterization Lab In Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Windsor Regional Hospital (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) is set to begin construction on a renovation and expansion of the cardiac catheterization lab at its Ouellette Campus, in Windsor, according to a news release.

The project will relocate the existing cath lab from the basement, where flooding has been a periodic problem, to the second floor, according to the release. A second cardiac catheterization table will be added in the new space as well.

Construction is expected to take 18 months.

Allegheny Health’s Jefferson Hospital Expands Breast And Imaging Center In Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania

Jefferson Hospital, part of Allegheny Health Network (AHN; Pittsburgh), opened an expanded Breast and Imaging Center on its campus in Jefferson Hills, Pa., according to a news release.

The $4.6 million project added nearly 2,000 square feet and includes a second ultrasound room, two additional mammography rooms, and a bone density scanning room.

Other improvements include a larger, more private waiting area and renovated waiting rooms for gowned patients with ADA-compliant dressing rooms.

Read more news about AHN here.

Structural Engineering Firm O’Donnell & Naccarato Names New Principal

Structural engineering firm O’Donnell & Naccarato has promoted Kyle Terry to principal at the firm’s Philadelphia headquarters, according to a news release.

He will be responsible for leading engineering teams on projects, including in the healthcare industry.

In Terry’s eight-year tenure with the firm, and 15 years in structural engineering, he has led healthcare projects for UPMC’s Hillman Cancer Center (Beaver, Pa.), AmeriHealth (Newtown Square, Pa.), the Hub for Clinical Collaboration at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Philadelphia), and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.).

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Opens Center For Advanced Heart Failure & Cardiomyopathy Care In Boston

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, opened the Center for Advanced Heart Failure & Cardiomyopathy Care in Boston, according to a news release.

The new outpatient clinic was designed by architecture firm HGA (Minneapolis) and required a full-gut renovation of an existing 11,000-square-foot building on the medical center’s west campus.

The new clinic consists of 10 exam rooms and specialized spaces for echocardiogram, ultrasound, and infusion services.

The project team also includes Fitzemeyer & Tocci Associates (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineer; Woburn, Mass.), Souza True & Partners (structural engineer; Lexington, Mass.), and Suffolk Construction (construction manager; Boston).

Read more news about Beth Israel Lahey Health here, and more about HGA here.

Bethany Children’s Health Center Expanding Pediatric Rehabilitation Campus In Bethany, Oklahoma

Bethany Children’s Health Center is expanding its pediatric rehabilitation campus in Bethany, Okla., with a new four-story outpatient facility, according to a news release.

The 200,000-square-foot building will offer pediatric neurology and physical, speech, occupational, music, and recreational therapy, according to

The building design will feature a colorful, four-story, geometric caterpillar sculpture on the exterior.

The project team includes REES Architects (Woodlands, Texas) and experience design firm Storyland Studios (Lake Elsinore, Calif.).

Manhattan Construction Group (Tulsa, Okla.) broke ground on the project in May, and construction is expected to be completed in 2027.

Architecture Firm Gensler Expands Healthcare Design Team

Architecture and design firm Gensler (San Francisco) is expanding its healthcare design team with the hiring of senior leaders in its Toronto, Shanghai, and Houston offices, according to a news release.

Shary Adams  is a healthcare practice leader at the firm’s Toronto office and has 35 years of experience designing and planning healthcare projects.

Ray Bai assumes the role of practice area community leader in Shanghai, bringing nearly 25 years of experience in healthcare, hospitality, mixed-use, and aviation project design to the firm.

Alanna Carter joins the firm’s Houston office as regional healthcare practice leader and has 30 years of experience in healthcare and senior living projects.

Healthcare Design Names 2024 Breaking Through Finalists

Healthcare Design announces that four teams are advancing to the final round of its 2024 Breaking Through conceptual design competition.

Now in its fourth installment, the Breaking Through program encourages healthcare design innovation by asking participants to present concepts that solve challenges anticipated in the future delivery of care. The 2024 program is sponsored by Durasein and Mannington Commercial.

Participants were advised to forget the usual project restrictions tied to budget, schedule, codes, etc., to create solutions that imagine what they’d design for healthcare if the rules didn’t apply.

In total, 41 teams submitted initial ideas for review by the jury of industry experts. From there, 13 were selected to move forward to the second round, where ideas were fleshed out in robust, visually rich presentations that covered the challenges their concepts solve and details of that solution.

In June, the jury met to review those semifinalist concepts, choosing four to advance to the final phase. The finalist teams will present their concepts in a keynote session at the 2024 Healthcare Design Conference + Expo (Oct. 5-8, Indianapolis). Audience members will choose the winner, and that team will receive $10,000.

The finalists are:

  • The Decaf Hospital, submitted by SmithGroup
  • Invisible, submitted by Gresham Smith
  • Oasis, submitted by HGA
  • The Respira Model: From Housing for Health to Health for Housing, submitted by Perkins&Will

The semifinalists of the 2024 Breaking Through conceptual design competition are:

  • PLOT, the Patient Life Observational Treatment network, submitted by Gresham Smith
  • Healing Village, submitted by HDR
  • Healing Skin, submitted by HDR
  • Weaving a Tapestry, submitted by HDR
  • HealthLoop, submitted by HGA
  • Next Stop: The Future of Healthcare, submitted by HOK
  • Healing the Heartland, submitted by Hord Coplan Macht
  • HealthCORE, submitted by May Architecture
  • Healthscape, submitted by Perkins Eastman

Concepts from all the Finalists and Semifinalists will be on display in HCD’s Breaking Through Gallery at this year’s HCD Conference  + Expo.

The finalists and winner will also be featured in HCD’s November/December issue. Find coverage of the 2022 Breaking Through competition here.

Trinity Health System Opens New Patient Tower On Steubenville, Ohio, Campus

Trinity Health System (Steubenville, Ohio) opened a new patient tower at its Trinity Medical Center West campus in Steubenville, according to a news release.

Construction started in 2019 on the five-story, 183,000-square-foot addition, which is the fourth building on the West campus.

The new tower houses 88 beds, medical office space, and public amenities such as a food court and atrium.

Read more news about Trinity Health System here.

UT Health San Antonio To Open Multispecialty And Research Hospital In San Antonio, Texas

University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio; San Antonio, Texas) is on track for a December opening of the new Multispecialty and Research Hospital on its campus, according to a news release.

The $430 million, eight-story facility will consist of 144 patient beds and 12 operating rooms, an intensive care unit (ICU), imaging center, laboratory, bone marrow transplant unit, infusion center, and pharmacy.

The hospital will have a sky bridge connecting it to the Mays Cancer Center.

The project team includes design and architecture firms EYP Architects (now part of Page; Washington, D.C.) and Alamo Architects (San Antonio, Texas), builder Vaughn Construction (Houston), and medical equipment consulting firm Ross & Baruzzini (St. Louis).

Read more news about UT Health San Antonio here.

ASHE Announces 2024 Sustainability Champions Awards

The American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE; Chicago) announced the winners of the 2024 Energy to Care Awards, which recognize significant reductions in energy use and emissions in the healthcare industry.

The highest distinction, the Sustainability Champions Award, was earned by 21 healthcare facilities across six organizations, according to a news release. These facilities demonstrated leadership in decarbonization efforts and using saved resources to support patient care.

Sustainability Champions Award winners include:

More than 4,400 healthcare facilities have participated in the Energy to Care program since 2010, with a combined energy cost savings of more than $550 million reallocated to patient care, according to ASHE.

View the complete list of 2024 winners here, and read more about ASHE here.