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September 2014

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University of Pennsylvania and Novartis to build new CACT facility in Philadelphia, US
12 September 2014 The University of Pennsylvania has partnered with Novartis for the construction of new Center for Advanced Cellular Therapeutics (CACT) on the Penn Medicine campus in Philadelphia,...

Columbia Asia to invest $150m to expand hospital network in South-East Asia
11 September 2014 Columbia Asia, part of Seattle-based Columbia Pacific Management, plans to invest around $150m to expand its hospital network in India and South-East...

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital deploys new mobile imaging system
10 September 2014 US-based Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has installed a new Carestream DRX-revolution mobile X-ray...

UK to set up new Ebola medical treatment centre in Sierra Leone
09 September 2014 The UK International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced plans to construct a new 62-bed medical treatment centre to treat victims of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, West...

Sunnyside to acquire Yakima Valley Hearing and Speech Center in US
08 September 2014 US-based Sunnyside Community Hospital is set to acquire Yakima Valley Hearing and Speech Center in Yakima,...

MedStar Georgetown to build new proton therapy centre in US
05 September 2014 US-based MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has secured final approval to commence the construction of a new proton therapy facility at its Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington...

Laser Spine Institute to construct new headquarters and ambulatory surgery centre in Tampa
04 September 2014 US-based Laser Spine Institute is set to construct new facility to accommodate its Tampa-based headquarters and ambulatory surgery centre...

Lloyds Bank sets up two specialist healthcare relationship teams in London
03 September 2014 UK-based Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has launched two specialist healthcare relationship teams in...

High Wood Heath to construct £200m hospital in Scotland
02 September 2014 High Wood Heath, a consortium of Laing O’Rourke and Serco, has secured a contract to construct a new district general hospital for the Dumfries and Galloway region in...

Peab to construct new hospital facility in Helsingborg, Sweden
01 September 2014 Construction and civil engineering company Peab has secured a contract to construct a new nursing building in Helsingborg,...

August 2014

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Medtronic completes acquisition of NGC Medical for $350m
29 August 2014 US-based Medtronic has completed the acquisition of Italy-based NGC Medical for...

Replica 3DM deploys Stratasys 3D printers in 12 UK hospitals
28 August 2014 UK-based medical 3D printing provider Replica 3DM has deployed Stratasys 3D printers in 12 National Health Service (NHS) hospitals to support the validation of patient surgery prior to an...

Baptist Health to deploy Explorys big data analytics platform
27 August 2014 US-based Baptist Health has selected Explorys' big data analytics platform to implement value-based care initiatives and develop clinically integrated...

Manipal Hospitals plans up to $330.3m network expansion
26 August 2014 India-based Manipal Hospitals is reportedly planning to invest between INR15bn ($247.7m) and INR20bn ($330.3m) to expand its operations at home and...

SimPrints secures funds to develop fingerprint scanner for patient identification
22 August 2014 UK tech start-up SimPrints has secured funding from the Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge to develop a mobile biometric scanner to maintain health...

Hackers used Heartbleed bug to breach CHS data: TrustedSec
21 August 2014 Hackers have reportedly used Heartbleed internet vulnerability to hack into the database of US-based hospitals group Community Health...

US healthcare provider to implement Lincor's patient engagement solution
20 August 2014 US-based healthcare provider CarePoint Health is set to implement PatientLINC patient engagement technology designed by Lincor across its three hospitals, Bayonne Medical Center, Christ...

HCR ManorCare unveils new health care centre in US
19 August 2014 US-based healthcare provider HCR ManorCare has opened its 47th post-acute health care centre, Heartland of Twinsburg, in the state of...

Canadian hospital selects Bondfield Construction for expansion project
18 August 2014 Canada-based Hawkesbury & District General Hospital has awarded a contract to Bondfield Construction to build and finance the hospital's expansion and redevelopment...

US healthcare provider selects Tonic Health’s solution to manage patient information
15 August 2014 US-based healthcare services provider Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has selected Tonic Health to provide an iPad- and web-based data collection platform to manage patient...

Australia’s redeveloped St John of God Geelong Hospital officially opened
14 August 2014 St John of God Geelong Hospital, a division of St John of God Health Care in Australia, has been officially opened following a $65m expansion...