• Ownership of Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Morristown, N.J., a 111-bed acute care hospital, will transfer from Adventist HealthCare, based in Gaithersburg, Md., to Atlantic Health System in Maryland, subject to state regulatory review. Hackettstown Regional Medical Center will remain a nonprofit, acute care general hospital.
• MaineGeneral (Augusta) Medical Center's Alfond Center for Health completed its 630,000-square-foot replacement hospital. It includes 192 inpatient beds, an interventional suite with 16 procedure rooms, a 27-room emergency department and 12 operating rooms.
• In January, Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, N.Y., opened its 3,000-square-foot children's emergency room. It offers child-specific private treatment rooms, a triage area and a dedicated nurse's station. Each room is uniquely enhanced with hand-painted murals and custom artwork by local artists that calm children's fears and anxieties. Treatment rooms are also fitted with flat-screen televisions to help distract children from their illness or injury.
• The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District completed Phase I of its two-phase addition and alteration project at the Winn Army Community Hospital, Fort Stewart, Ga. Architecture/engineering firm Leo A. Daly is providing design services for both phases and McCarthy Building Companies is the general contractor. The project, which is the first major expansion of the hospital since it opened more than three decades ago, will provide enhanced medical services for approximately 40,000 soldiers and active duty family members currently based at Fort Stewart, as well as an additional 15,000 patients expected due to Base Realignment and Closure and the Grow the Army initiatives. The project is divided into two phases with an overall project cost of $74 million. Phase I is a two-story, 65,000-square-foot medical clinic addition. The first floor houses musculoskeletal functions, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, orthopedics and podiatry. The second floor houses behavioral medicine and social work services. Phase 1 also includes a central utility plant expansion that serves the entire complex.
• Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, Neb., purchased 20.8 acres of land in Omaha from the University of Nebraska Physicians Group, the first step in Madonna's long-term project to build a world-class rehabilitation hospital in Omaha. The 110-bed facility, with a full continuum of inpatient rehabilitation care, will cover 250,000 square feet and will include a pediatric rehabilitation unit. The $93 million project will begin construction this year with a target completion date of 2016. DLR Group, Omaha, in association with Michael Graves and Associates, as well as Page (formerly Page Southerland Page), will provide architectural and engineering services and lead the design team.