Appointments

Alexander Rosenau, D.O., became president  of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Dallas, in October. He is the senior vice chair of emergency medicine and an emergency physician at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown and Bethlehem, Pa. Rosenau was elected to the board in 2006 and 2009.

Scott L. Teffeteller became president of Community Health Network's East Region in October.  He was president and CEO of Union Hospital in Terre Haute.

Projects

• The 1 million-square-foot, $456 million, Naval Hospital at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton has been completed in San Diego. It is replacing a facility built in 1974 that no longer complies with current seismic, anti-terrorism, and general force protection standards for hospitals, and will instead be used for administrative offices and storage. Providing emergency, primary, intensive and specialty care, the new hospital will have 96 outpatient procedure rooms, 205 exam rooms, ancillary departments, support spaces and 54 patient rooms accommodating up to 60 beds for nonambulatory patients who require stays in excess of 24 hours. Reflecting the mostly young military population it serves, the hospital will also have eight labor and delivery rooms, together with 16 post-partum suites.  This was a joint venture of the design-build team of Clark Construction Group LLC, and McCarthy Building Companies Inc. HKS Architects Inc., Los Angeles, was the project architect-of-record, while HDR Architecture Inc., San Diego, served as the architectural designer for the new hospital. Young+Co., Inc. of San Diego, HDR Architects and HKS Architects collaborated on the interior design. Patients from the existing hospital will be transferred to the new hospital in mid December.

Dayton (Ohio) Children's Hospital board of trustees approved a long-range facility and campus renewal plan that calls for the construction of a 260,000-square-foot, eight-story patient. The estimated cost of the construction and renovations is $140 million. The preliminary timeline calls for construction to start early next year with the entire project to be completed sometime in 2017. FKP Architects will lead the development of the long-range plan.

• Advocate Health Care is undertaking a three-year, $200 million renovation and expansion of the Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Ill. The modernization will add 230,000 square feet to the 169-bed facility and renovate 150,000 square feet. Upgrades include replacing the double-level entry and exit with a single main entrance hall, consolidating patient services including admissions and discharges in one area and converting all patient rooms into single occupancy. Mortenson Construction is teaming with architect HOK.

• St. Vincent's Healthcare opened St. Vincent's Medical Center Clay County in Middleburg, Fla. The 160,000-square-foot hospital has 64 private inpatient rooms, and is designed to expand to 250 beds in the future. The medical center has an intensive care unit, imaging suites, administrative offices, and areas for radiology, nuclear medicine and fluoroscopy services, as well as an adjacent 60,000-square-foot medical office building. Brasfield & Gorrie was the general contractor for the project, which opened to patients on Oct. 1.

Scottsdale (Ariz.) Healthcare Rehabilitation Hospital completed a single-level, 54,000-square-foot inpatient rehabilitation hospital. The hospital has 50 private patient rooms and serves a variety of acute needs, including stroke and brain injuries, hip fractures, cardiology issues and other complex medical conditions. Scottsdale Healthcare Rehabilitation Hospital is a member of the Select Medical's network of rehabilitation hospitals. Sundt Construction Inc. was the general contractor and construction manager.

Brigham and Women's Hospital broke ground for the Brigham Building for the Future project in Boston. The $280 million project totaling 620,000 square feet will feature an 11-story research lab and clinical facility. The building will encompass lab and outpatient clinical space, advanced imaging facilities and a conference center. A pedestrian bridge will be constructed to connect the Brigham Building for the Future to the existing Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center. Suffolk Construction Co. is partnering with architect firm NBBJ. Construction is scheduled to be completed in fall 2016.

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in Camden, N.J., opened in October. The 103,000-square-foot, four-story, $100 million treatment center is a collaboration between the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Camden's Cooper University Health Care. The center brings outpatient cancer treatment services under one roof, including medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, gynecologic oncology and urology. The center was designed by architecture by the firm Francis Cauffman and the design team included Partner Engineering and Science, Inc., O'Donnell & Naccarato, Vitatech Electromagnetics and Zipf Associates Inc.

The Medical Center of Peach County, Byron, Ga., replacement hospital opened in July. The 70,000-square-foot, 25-bed critical access hospital includes an emergency department, imaging services, surgery space, a pharmacy, respiratory therapy and physical therapy rooms. The construction is a design-build process between Brasfield & Gorrie and Hinson Miller Kickirillo.

Victory Medical Center Craig Ranch, McKinney, Texas, opened in August. The 58,000-square-foot hospital includes a four-bed intensive care unit, 20 private suites, five operating rooms and two special procedure rooms, as well as a medical office building attached to the hospital. Two additional operating rooms and one special procedure room will be completed by January 2014.

Affiliations

• Community Health Systems Inc. and Cleveland Clinic have been selected for exclusive negotiations toward the purchase of certain assets of Akron General Health System, including Akron General Medical Center, a 532-bed acute care hospital in Akron, Ohio; 70-bed Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Lodi Community Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital approximately 30 miles west of Akron; and other related health care facilities and services. A subsidiary of Community Health Systems Inc. and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation will form a new limited liability company to complete the proposed transaction. The parties will now complete the due diligence process and work toward finalizing terms of a definitive agreement. Completion of the proposed transaction will be subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.