Appointments

•Lowell Fein was appointed vice president of long term care at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., effective Aug 15, with oversight of Rutland Nursing Home and its associated Adult Medical Day Care Program. Daniel Morreale became vice president and chief information officer on Sept. 6.

LifePoint Hospitals, Brentwood, Tenn., promoted Sandy Hogston to senior director, homecare and hospice Services. Hogston was regional director, Homecare Services.

•Lynn Gold was named senior director of information services and telecommunications at Bayhealth Medical Center in Dover, Del. She was General Electric Health Care IT site director at Inova Health System in Virginia.

The American Society for Healthcare Engineering named Mark Kenneday its 2012 president-elect. Kenneday, vice chancellor of campus operations at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, will become president in 2013. ASHE also announced three new board members: Terry Scott, director of facilities and construction, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston; Robert Gance, director of facility services, McKee Medical Center of Banner Health, Loveland, Colo.; and Russell Harbaugh, EOC/life safety officer accreditation, St. Luke's Regional Medical Center, Boise, ID. Two board members also were re-elected.

Retirement

•John Schlegelmilch, M.D., will retire from as chief medical officer and Office of the President of Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene on Oc. 15. Dr. He will become director medical affairs, rheumatology at Janssen Biotech, a division of Johnson & Johnson.

Award

The Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development posthumously presented the late John Eudes with its 2011 Award for Individual Professional Excellence, the society's highest honor. Eudes was co-founder and executive vice president of Greystone.Net, a pioneering interactive strategy and marketing firm in Atlanta. JoAnn Eudes accepted the award on behalf of her late husband during SHSMD's annual conference in Phoenix.

Projects

•Marquette General Health System and commercial real estate developer Duke Realty and broke ground in September on a 43,145-square-foot, $11 million medical office building in Escanaba, Mich. The building will be developed, financed, owned and managed by Duke Realty and has been 100 percent preleased by Marquette General. The MOB will house laboratory, home infusion, oncology, primary care, specialty care, imaging, physical therapy and occupational medicine services, as well as a blood donor center and administrative offices. The building is expected to be completed by fall 2012. The architect is BSA LifeStructures Inc. of Indianapolis and the general contractor is Gundlach Champion Inc., Iron Mountain, Mich.

The United States Army Corps of Engineers will build a 71,000-square-foot hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. It will include an emergency department, intensive care unit, surgical suite, radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, intermediate care ward and contingency aeromedical staging facility. The hospital will allow tens of thousands of U.S. and Coalition Forces to receive care in a facility comparable to those in the United States and with protection from the typical hazards of a battlefield environment. The facility will also be used to treat patients from nearby towns and villages, Afghanistan National Police and Afghanistan National Army personnel. Philadelphia-based EwingCole is designing the building. Through its Medical Facilities A-E Services contract with the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Construction will begin in the first quarter of 2012 and be complete in November 2013. 

KDC, a national real estate development and investment company, and March HealthCare Development have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a medical complex on the former March Air Force Base in Riverside (Calif.) County. In July 2010, Plans for the $3.3-billion, 35-acre March LifeCare medical complex include 6 million square feet of development, including a 550-bed hospital, medical buildings, a hotel, retirement community, centers of clinical excellence, ambulatory care facilities, a hotel, retail and training facilities.

Openings

•Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center opened a free-standing cancer clinic in the Green Hills neighborhood of Nashville. The LEED-certified space features six patient exam rooms and 11 chemotherapy chairs.

SiTEL, the Simulation and Training Environment Lab of MedStar Health, opened the DC Clinical Simulation Center in August in partnership with Herman Miller. The modular design can be arranged for any type of training. SiTEL CSC DC also also works with local high schools to interest students in health care careers. MedStar Health includes nine hospitalsd in the Baltimore-Washington area.