The “Antebellum Paradox”: What is it and why it matters.

BY MIKE MAGEE I recently made the case that “Health is foundational to a functioning democracy. But health must be shared and be broadly accessible to be an effective enabler of…

VHC Health Plans Rehabilitation and Behavioral Wellness Facility – HCD Magazine

VHC Health (Arlington, Va.) is working with Arlington, Va., County to open a rehabilitation and behavioral health wellness facility in Arlington. Situated on 5.8 acres, the project…

Top medical schools reject rankings as measure of success, quality

University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine on Thursday joined a growing list of elite schools to end their participation in U.S. News & World Report’s medical…

HCA moves forward on capital projects, outpatient expansion despite tough year ahead

HCA Healthcare is making capital spending a priority, even as tough economic conditions are putting pressure on its bottom line.  The Nashville, Tennessee-based for-profit system estimates $4.3…

Venture capital firms launch clinical trial tech company with $203M in funding

Paradigm, a clinical trial technology company, has launched out of stealth with $203 million in Series A funding. Paradigm will use the money to build a clinical…

Worth The Wait – HCD Magazine

I shared in my December editor’s note that my family recently moved to a new house. As we’ve worked to settle in and figure out what pieces…

FDA eases restrictions on blood donations from gay men

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is moving to ease restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men and other groups that traditionally face higher risks of HIV….

Shepley Bulfinch Expands Staff At Houston Office – HCD Magazine

National architecture firm Shepley Bulfinch (Boston) has hired Trent Williams as principal and promoted Natalie Thurman to principal. Both will work at the firm’s Houston studio. Williams…

St. Jude Children’s Adds Family Respite Space In Memphis, Tenn. – HCD Magazine

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital plans to open the Family Commons respite space at its St. Jude Patient Care Center in Memphis, Tenn., in early February, according to the website…

Return to McAllen: A Father-Son Interview

By IAN ROBERTSON KIBBE You are going to hear a little more about McAllen, TX on THCB Shortly. And before we dive into what’s happened there lately,…

MyMichigan nurses vote to strike, joining other healthcare workers across the state

The nurses are looking for a competitive contract in hopes of drawing more nurses to the Alma hospital to alleviate labor shortages and improve conditions. A 10-day…

Minnesota AG asks Sanford, Fairview to delay merger

The $14 billion merger between Sanford Health and Fairview Health Services may be held up over concerns from a top Minnesota regulator. The nonprofit Midwestern health systems…