Maintenance and Operations - October 2015

Staff can help manage healthcare noise and speech privacy

Staff and visitors can play a role by reducing the amount of noise produced in the first place

10/28/2015


Solid surfaces choices can effect maintenance

Durability and consistent color are important factors

10/26/2015


Felician Village retirement residence improves food service programs and financial practices

The assisted living resident dining program was upgraded from a non-selective menu to selective table service and restaurant-style menus with no additional staffing or additional costs

10/23/2015


Decluttering hospital corridors

Hospitals must maintain free and unobstructed access to all exits and minimize fire risk

10/22/2015


California hospital adopts new trends in hospital food

Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton offering fresh and healthy choices and cooked-to-order meals

10/21/2015


When to repair or replace medical equipment

One way to help decide whether to replace an item is the carrying cost of older equipment

10/20/2015


Optimizing an operating room

Small efficiencies can add up to substantial time and cost savings

10/15/2015


Patch invented to repair hospital beds, prevent spread of infection

CleanPatch works like a Band-Aid to save healthcare facilities from prematurely replacing equipment

10/8/2015


Salt Lake City outpatient facility installs upscale bistro

In its first year, Mountainside Cafe registered 440 daily weekday and brought in nearly $500,000

10/7/2015



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