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Opportunities Abound: Health Care Tax-Exempt Capital Markets Update
8/10/2016

Opportunities Abound: Health Care Tax-Exempt Capital Markets Update

In an increasingly regulated health care industry with its fair share of challenges, organizations are always on the lookout for opportunities to access low-cost capital to improve and/or expand their facilities.

Commissioning in Health Care
8/9/2016

Commissioning in Health Care

Energy usage accounts for more than half of a typical hospital’s annual budget, according to the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE). As the health care industry continues to face pressure to cut costs, hospitals are relying on the commissioning process to ensure that operational expenses and procedures are optimal.

Is Memory Care Mandatory? Providers Build and Expand to Keep Up With Demand
8/8/2016

Is Memory Care Mandatory? Providers Build and Expand to Keep Up With Demand

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in eight people over the age of 65 has some form of Alzheimer’s. Further, nearly half of seniors age 85 and older have it. Compounding this trend is the fact that by 2030, the population of seniors is expected to double, reaching nearly 74 million.1 This is a message to senior living providers that existing residents who are not necessarily considered to have cognitive impairment may very well need some level of memory care (MC) programing and related assistance. As such, is MC becoming a necessary component of all seniors housing and care facilities? A look at current development trends coupled with rapidly changing demographics suggests the answer is yes.

Small Changes, Big Benefits: HUD Programs Move Forward
8/7/2016

Small Changes, Big Benefits: HUD Programs Move Forward

As housing developers well know, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a litany of programs, provisions and notices designed to improve the availability of housing for low-income residents. Some programs hum along requiring little maintenance, some undergo major transformations regularly and some simply spin their wheels—often as a result of a gridlocked political process.

A Healthy Expansion: Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare
8/6/2016

A Healthy Expansion: Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare

Located in west central Missouri, Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare (GVMH) is a nonprofit health care organization that consists of a 56-bed hospital, a home health service and physician and outpatient clinics that offer more than 40 providers and 15 specialties. GVMH aims to provide its largely rural patients with big city services, living up to the Truman Lake-adjacent community’s slogan, “great people, by nature.” GVMH was named one of the “150 Greatest Places to Work in Healthcare” in 2014 by Becker’s Hospital Review and won the Missouri Quality Award in 2013.