Maintenance and Operations - November 2014

Food-as-medicine theory gaining ground in hospitals

Hospitals believe that recovery involves feeding the body as well as the mind and are working to improving the cafeteria experience

11/25/2014


How soft-surface fabrics spread infection

Studies have found that fabrics harbor bacteria after coming into contact with patients

11/25/2014


Training the next generation of facilities managers

Identifying employees with potential - and helping them to build their skills - puts facilities in a better position when current leaders retire

11/25/2014


Ask the right questions about rubber floorcoverings

Rubber can be compromised by chemicals that can cause itthurd to break down

11/25/2014


Key questions about carpet and vinyl floorcoverings

Carpet and vinyl in healthcare flooring require some special considerations

11/24/2014


Healthcare floorcoverings need good substrates

It is critical that the substrate, which is almost always concrete, be in a condition to accept the installation of flooring

11/21/2014


Duke students brainstorm to curb Ebola

Duke Ebola Innovation Challenge invites ideas to help track and fight Ebola

11/14/2014


Alternative HVAC systems popular in hospital applications

Healthcare facilities installing more nontraditional equipment

11/12/2014


Building data analytics can help bottom line

To better manage budgets, hospital facility managers need to be able to uncover hidden savings within their buildings

11/11/2014


UW Health to stop selling sugar-sweetened drinks

The system is also eliminating all fried food from cafeterias and restaurants

11/10/2014


Hospital says goodbye to green Jell-O

Providing food that increases patient satisfaction is a quality indicator for a health system

11/10/2014


Indianapolis hospital designed to be a good neighbor

The Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital offers community healthy, welcoming environment that encourages wellness, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website

11/10/2014


MRSA linked to livestock is found in U.K. hospitals

Study says some MRSA bugs in UK hospitals can be traced back to bacteria found in farm animals

11/10/2014


Louisiana hospital makes campus smoke free

Terrebonne General Medical Center eliminates designated smoking areas

11/7/2014


New Zealand bacterial outbreak linked to facility faults

Up to 50 people to one toilet, a leaking sewer pipe and an insufficient number of handwash basins found at Middlemore Hospital

11/7/2014


America's experiencing a hospital-food revolution

Resourcing food from local producers is good for patients, economy

11/5/2014


Emergency backup generators don't always work when needed, probe finds

Two Manhattan hospitals lost power and their backup systems failed during Superstorm Sandy

11/5/2014


Jazz tested as post-op pain treatment

Piped in music and periods of silence may be pain management tools

11/4/2014



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