Maintenance and Operations - June 2014

San Francisco hospitals rehabilitating hospital food

Facilities join with Physicians for Social Responsibility to brainstorm ways to change hospital food

6/30/2014


New hospital maintenance rules kick in July 1

Guidelines clarify when a hospital may adjust its maintenance, inspection and testing activities from what is recommended by the manufacturer

6/27/2014


Consult models outside of healthcare to improve patient experience

Healthcare providers compare themselves to each other and benchmark their customer service accordingly. This sets the bar in the wrong place.

6/26/2014


White paper tackles increasing noise in healthcare environment

Today's hospitals are twice as noisy as they were 50 years ago, according to the paper

6/25/2014


White paper offered on sustainable pest management

Pest management program can align with sustainability requirements

6/24/2014


'Aquarium lights' improve dementia care: study

Therapeutic lamps used in study found at a pet store

6/23/2014


Healthcare professionals honored with annual Facility Managers Awards in California

The North Bay Business Journal included many healthcare facility managers in 2014 honorees

6/23/2014


Long-term care facilities including more amenities

New are existing facilities are are realizing that these features are necessary to remain competitive, according to a blog on the Environments for Aging website

6/19/2014


Recognizing signs of bedbugs

To look for bedbugs, check for these signs in the places where people sleep

6/17/2014


Assessing a healthcare facility

An initial discussion of what areas will be covered will help determine the correct approach

6/17/2014


Nursing homes in Germany serve 3D-printed food

3D-printed "smoothfood" uses pureed food to create a more appetizing-looking meal for elderly people who have trouble chewing and swallowing

6/13/2014


AHF culinary competition winners named

Teams were judged on organization, time management, culinary skills, originality, taste and plate presentation

6/13/2014


UCSF Medical Center's room service program delivers restaurant-style food

Patients can choose from menu items available at the various restaurant-style concepts in the center's retail cafes

6/12/2014


Hospital raises bar on food service with intensive training

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital increases profits with new menu, trained staff

6/11/2014


North Carolina hospital launches 'Dinner-to-Go' program for employees, community

Transylvania Regional Hospital aims for great food not great hospital food, with emphasis on nutrition, local sourcing

6/10/2014


'Cultural guide' urged for hospital staffs

Guidelines on the religious and cultural needs of patients urged

6/9/2014


Healthcare foodservice gets creative

Industry was poised for a change regardless of what happened on the political landscape

6/9/2014


Hospital infection control: reducing airborne pathogens

Source and pathway management should involve airborne transmission and especially enhanced methods of its control even though the primary route is considered to be direct contact

6/9/2014


Mobile hospital becomes temporary medical center

National Mobile Disaster Hospital (MDH) from North Carolina opens in tornado-ravaged Louisville, Miss.

6/5/2014


Healthcare facility's food service expands to food truck

Lynchburg, Va., health system launches mobile kitchen as part of its food service transformation

6/5/2014


Savannah area sees urgent care growth

Perfect healthcare storm has created a boon for the urgent care industry: a shortage of primary care physicians, overstretched emergency rooms and newly insured patients

6/5/2014


Irish care homes criticized for 'shared gender' facilities

Females and males with intellectual disabilities had to share cubicles in three residential homes

6/3/2014


More hospitals using antibiotic-free meat

Facilities face the reality that reduced-antibiotic meat and poultry products are more expensive and finding vendors with an adequate supply is a challenge

6/3/2014


Tupelo hospital laundry on constant alert

North Mississippi Medical Center's laundry treats everything like it's potentially infectious

6/2/2014


Adelante chief honored as healthcare facility 'Changemaker'

The Center for Health Design gives Changemaker Award to honor the exceptional ability to change the way healthcare facilities are designed and built

6/2/2014



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