Research tower opens at the Hospital for Sick Children

The Hospital for Sick Children recently opened its new research tower, the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning. The new $400-million tower will house 2,000 researchers, trainees and staff that are currently spread out between six buildings. Read this article >

Reducing hospital infections could save Ontario $400 million: report

A new American study in JAMA Internal Medicine has found decreasing hospital acquired infections will save lives and reduce the costs associated with treating infections each year. Read this article >

Sustainable hospital design is not cost prohibitive: study

Sustainable architecture and design firm, Perkins+Will, has released a new study that contradicts the belief that sustainable hospital design is cost prohibitive. Read this article >

P.E.I. Government donates to Community Hospital O’Leary

Southeastern Manitoba will benefit from the completed $14-million expansion and renovation of the Hôpital Ste. Anne Hospital. Read this article >

Royal Inland Hospital redevelopment site preparations underway

Phase 1 of the Royal Inland Hospital's redevelopment project recently began. The project includes the new $79.8 million Clinical Services Building. Read this article >

GE Healthcare’s new silent MRI

GE Healthcare's new silent MRI scanner was recently introduced in a Michigan hospital. Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI became the world's first hospital to use the new technology. Read this article >

Readiness Group and Habitat for Humanity advance hospital equipment decommissioning

The Readiness Group Inc., a provider of operational readiness for capital development projects in healthcare, has partnered with Habitat for Humanity Canada to advance hospital equipment decommissioning. Read this article >

BDC Venture Capital allocates $135 million to healthcare innovation

BDC Venture Capital recently allocated $135 million in new capital to investments in innovation companies. This brings its total direct commitment to the sector to $270 million. Read this article >

Kaiser Permanente awarded for solar power use

Healthcare leader, Kaiser Permanente, recently received a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its use of solar power. Kaiser was presented its award at the EPA's Renewable Energy Markets Conference in Austin, Texas, on Sept. 23. Read this article >

Liverpool City Council approves new hospital plan

Liverpool City council recently approved the planning application for the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital. The planning application was submitted by construction firm Carillion, which was selected as the preferred bidder for the project. Read this article >

Cedar-Sinai’s Advanced Health Science Pavilion wins design award

Cedar-Sinai's new Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion recently received a design award from the American Institute of Architects California Council. It was named to the organization's 2013 Design Award list. Read this article >

HealthLease Properties REIT completes three development properties

HealthLease Properties Real Estate Investment Trust recently announced the completion of three development properties that were acquired from the Smith Packett Portfolio I earlier this year. Read this article >