Appointments

Brett D. Tande was appointed vice president and treasurer of the CDH–Delnor Health System in Winfield, Ill. He was an executive director at Morgan Stanley.

Richard Nathan Bergman was named director of the Cedars–Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute, Los Angeles. He also joins the Cedars–Sinai Department of Biomedical Sciences and its Department of Medicine as a distinguished research scientist. Bergman was the Keck Professor of Medicine and chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, as well as professor of medicine and biomedical engineering at USC's Keck School of Medicine.

•Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth–Hitchcock Keene (N.H.) named Sandra Phipps senior director of development. Phipps replaces Tom Link, who retired in January. Phipps was executive director of fund development for Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.H.

•Broward Health, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., named Deborah Rey director of quality systems. Rey was the director of quality and patient safety at Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Fla.

Ora L. Strickland became dean of Florida International University's College of Nursing and Health Sciences on July 1. Strickland was a professor in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta.

Award

•South Nassau (N.Y.) Communities Hospital President and CEO Joseph A. Quagliata was named a recipient of the Reverend Monsignor Thomas J. Hartman Award, given annually by the Advancement for Commerce, Industry & Technology. The award recognizes his long-term dedication and commitment to ensuring that South Nassau provide the highest quality of health care services in an ethical, responsible, and caring manner to a diverse community. Quagliata was named president and CEO of South Nassau Communities Hospital in October 1998. He began his career as chief financial officer at South Nassau in 1973, a position he held until his appointment as president and CEO. South Nassau has 435 beds, more than 875 physicians and 2,800 employees.

Projects

•The ProMedica Wildwood Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital, a division of ProMedica Toledo Hospital, is scheduled to open this fall. Nearly $33 million was invested in the one-story hospital, which spans 70,000 square feet. The hospital will have six operating rooms and 36 private patient rooms. This is ProMedica's first all-digital hospital, complete with electronic health records technology. The hospital construction project started in April 2010 and is being managed by Lathrop.

•The groundbreaking ceremony for PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center was held in July in Friday Harbor, Wash. The facility will include an expanded primary care and specialty clinic, an enhanced diagnostic services center, a cancer care suite providing on-island chemotherapy and cancer care services, a 24-hour emergency room and a 10-bed critical access hospital. This will replace San Juan Island's existing clinic (the Inter Island Medical Center) which is 38 years old. Architecture for PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center is by Mahlum. Construction is by Howard S. Wright Constructors. The new facility is scheduled to open in late 2012.

•Construction of The Swedish/Issaquah Medical Center campus, Seattle, is ahead of schedule. Phase I includes the medical office building, which will house primary and specialty care clinics, the Swedish Cancer Institute, an emergency department, pharmacy, laboratory, imaging center and eight retail stores, opened in July. The hospital and all of its inpatient services will open Nov. 1, as part of Phase II, with 80 inpatient beds, expanding ultimately to 175 beds. The full-service health care campus is King County's first hospital built from the ground up in 25 years. As a result, Swedish is creating 900 new jobs for people working in the ambulatory care clinics and hospital settings.

Lakeland (Fla.) Regional Cancer Center opened its newly expanded 27,000-square-foot facilities on July 6. Heery International was architectural, engineering, interior design, and environmental consultant for the expansion.

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago selected architectural firms HDR and Gensler in a joint partnership to design its new Research Hospital.