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Stanford taps high-tech companies for $2 billion hospital

Stanford (Calif.) Hospital & Clinics announced last month that six leading Silicon Valley technology companies have joined together to provide philanthropic support for development of a technologically advanced, $2 billion hospital to be built at Stanford Medical Center. Apple, eBay, HP, Intel, Intuit and Oracle are founding members of the new Stanford Hospital Corporate Partners Program. Their contributions are projected to provide as much as $150 million over the next 10 years to help build the new hospital and create a global model for patient-centered, technologically advanced health care.

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Virtua set to open 680,000-square-foot hospital

Virtua, Marlton, N.J., on May 22 will open a 680,000-square-foot, 368-bed hospital in Voorhees, N.J. The Virtua Voorhees will be LEED-certified. Architects worked closely with nurses and Virtua's management engineering team to design patient floors that enhance workflow. All rooms are private and include flat TV screens and keyboards.

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Skanska-Mapp to work on New Orleans medical campus

Skanska USA Building and Mapp Construction LLC have secured the preconstruction assignment for the new hospital campus in downtown New Orleans for the state of Louisiana. The University Medical Center will be a new, state-of-the-art medical care campus which includes a 560,000-square-foot, 424-bed hospital; an adjoining 746,982-square-foot diagnostic and treatment center; an adjacent 254,765-square-foot ambulatory care building; and an adjacent 546,413-square-foot, 1,346-car parking structure. Work is scheduled to begin in June.

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