Maintenance and Operations - January 2015

Common healthcare cost cutting mistakes

Not investing in equipment can backfire

1/29/2015


Walmart is getting retail healthcare right

They have a better understanding than traditional healthcare providers of what patients really want, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

1/27/2015


Healthier healthcare interiors trends

Innovative organizations are using an intentional approach to avoid products, services and materials that can have negative impacts

1/23/2015


Burst pipe damages Virginia hospital

Hospital maintenance staff works to clean up the water damage in the Halifax Regional Hospital cafeteria

1/23/2015


Idaho behind on inspecting health facilities

There is a backlog of 275 overdue surveys and 135 open complaints awaiting investigation

1/23/2015


Future of the healthcare supply chain

Data is the key to unlocking the supply chain challenges facing the industry

1/22/2015


Alberta hospital infrastructure called years behind because of neglect

New Democratic Party says patients and healthcare workers is at risk because the government has neglected hospital infrastructure for years

1/22/2015


Sprinklers in air handlers Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about sprinklers in air handlers

1/22/2015


Lighting choices can improve patient experience and bottom line

LED lighting offers controllability and energy efficiency

1/21/2015


Hospitals' fried chicken tradition at odds with health mission

'Fried Chicken Wednesdays' are popular with the community and the hospital's bottom line, but at odds with its healthy philosophy

1/20/2015


Broken water main floods Pontiac hospital

The emergency room at McLaren Hospital in Pontiac, Mich., closed to new patients after an overnight water main break caused flooding

1/15/2015


Occupant load calculation Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about occupant load calculation

1/13/2015


Lighting can improve patient experience

Aesthetic lighting can also positively impact staff attitudes

1/12/2015


Military jet transformed into a flying hospital

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III turned into a flying triage unit so doctors can stabilize, monitor and give soldiers high-level care

1/9/2015


New Mexico court says 'Wet Floor' sign is a safety device

The court said the term 'safety device' must be given a broad interpretation

1/9/2015


Ebola offers lessons for facilities

Hand-washing, personal protective equipment and pristine techniques central to infection control

1/9/2015


Healthcare facilities 2015 and beyond

Real estate and facilities services will see changes in products, delivery models and relationships

1/8/2015


Humidity in sterile storage rooms Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about humidity in sterile storage rooms

1/8/2015


Four Kansas facilities recognized for new food and beverage policies

Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation recognizes facilities for providing healthier food options

1/6/2015


Ontario hospital receives funding for equipment improvements

Funds will help enhance services in long-term rehabilitation and complex continuing care

1/6/2015


Floor care issues explained

Proper training an equipment can minimize potential problems

1/6/2015


Medicare cuts payments to 721 hospitals for hospital-acquired conditions

The HAC Program is aimed at reducing preventable harm to patients by penalizing the 25 percent of hospitals with the highest rates

1/6/2015


Farm-to-bed cooking gaining ground

More hospitals maintaining own farms to feed patients

1/5/2015


South Brisbane hospital fixing glitches after complaints

Lady Cilento Children's Hospital working on access to food adequate transportation

1/5/2015


Copper bedrails may fight hospital infections

A study of the effects of copper-alloy surfaces in U.S. hospitals shows promising results

1/2/2015



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