Daily roundup: July 23, 2013

Bite-sized hospital and health industry news

  • Michigan: Beaumont Health System recently announced plans to build a three-story, $140 million North Pavilion on its main Royal Oak campus, dusting off a project that was put on hold in 2008 as the worst of the economic slowdown hit. Meanwhile, Detroit Medical Center announced plans to build a $42 million children's outpatient center in Troy that will replace an earlier plan to build a $50 million outpatient center for both adults and children in Royal Oak (Reindl, Detroit Free Press, 7/21).
  • Ohio: The Cleveland Clinic has announced a major reshuffle among the leadership ranks in four of its regional hospitals. Fairview Hospital President Jan Murphy is among the leaders changing roles; she will become the COO at Sheikh Kalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi. "These changes will position Cleveland Clinic for the next generation of leadership to prepare for what is coming in the new world of health care reform and allow us to respond even more quickly with an enhanced level of integration," says David Bronson, president of community hospitals and family health centers at the Cleveland Clinic (Magaw, Crain's Cleveland Business/Modern Healthcare, 7/18 [subscription required]).
  • Washington: Construction recently began on the Fieldstone Memory Care Center in Yakima, which will focus on treating patients with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and Parkinson's disease (Hensley, KNDO, 7/19).

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