Texas Hospital Job Gets OK

A Nashville hospital company and a Philadelphia hospital have been picked to develop and run a $350-million, 250-bed freestanding children's hospital that will be linked to the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. UT regents voted on Sept. 7 to choose Vanguard Health Systems Inc. of Nashville and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for the project. Vanguard will fund the complex, and the Philadelphia hospital will help administer it. The hospital is set to open in about 30 months, but no date has been set for a construction start.

Boston Skyline Set To Change

Boston may soon see a slender tower rise from the hole where initial efforts to restore the Filene's building stalled when funding dried up in 2008. On Sept. 13, Boston regulators approved construction of a 625-ft residential tower. New York City developer Millennium Partners plans to begin construction by next June. The new tower will be nearly all residential, with as many as 600 condos and, on the lower floors, retail.