In healthcare, small is the new big. While some hospital systems have been busy expanding their services and extending their campuses by adding new buildings, in other places, some systems are offering healthcare on a smaller scale. Termed ‘microhospitals,’ these facilities are often associated with and developed by larger healthcare systems. Microhospitals frequently provide services to people who live far from large hospitals. These smaller-scale facilities allow healthcare systems to care for these patients without investing in new, full-scale hospitals. They also make for great commercial real estate investments if you have a knowledgable medical office broker. What do Microhospitals Offer? On the surface, these healthcare facilities may sound like urgent care facilities, but they offer more than walk-in care. Although they are small, microhospitals offer full-service care — primary care services, emergency care, and even outpatient surgery. Many facilities also offer lab, imaging, and diagnostic services. All microhospitals are different, but they all have […]
One of the most popular green product lines is manufactured by Elements. All Elements products bear the benchmark Green Seal Certification. The products and dispensers are environmentally safe. Some of the products include a peroxide powered cleaner and degreaser, an all-surface cleaner and an organic acid restroom cleaner along with a non-ammoniated glass cleaner and a super duty degreaser. For effective and proper use of these products, Elements recommends a combination of supervised education and training seminars. Like all green cleaning products, Elements’ cleaners are user-friendly with reduced health risks to workers and building occupants.
The commitment to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and LEED building practices represents a serious commitment to elevating the building’s status. Not only will all occupants in the building be impacted, but also real estate agents and developers will be impressed. Existing tenants will stay longer and new prospects will come calling to LEED certified properties.
Plans have been announced to replace The Parkland County Public Hospital in Dallas. The plans are exciting, environmentally friendly and socially responsible. Everyone connected to the project is enthusiastically embracing the hospital’s new green philosophy.Parkland’s president and chief executive, Dr. Ron Anderson, announced the $1.27 billion construction project on April 22, 2009. The new facility will be located on more than 65 acres across from the current Parkland Hospital on Harry Hines Boulevard. Construction will begin in early 2010 and should be completed by 2014.Excited administrators, architects and planners have begun spreading the green word. The building hopes to accomplish a silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating system.
Ronald McDonald houses have helped millions of families through emotionally difficult situation for many years. Each house reflects something about the personality and spirit of the community they serve. People who participate in the development of Ronald McDonald habitats are truly going the extra mile for their community and for families dealing with adversity.