Maintenance and Operations - April 2015

Successful activating of an ambulatory care center

Activation will involve focusing on operational readiness, facility readiness and move logistics

4/29/2015


Rubber flooring has multiple benefits for nursing staff

Comfort is the benefit most often cited when discussing the positive impact rubber flooring has upon nurses

4/29/2015


Some healthcare workers not trained on how to clean uniforms in-home

Many healthcare facilities require employees to clean some uniforms at home, but offer no training

4/27/2015


Article sees problem with satisfied patients

The Atlantic says healthcare changes have led some hospitals to focus on making people happy, rather than well

4/23/2015


W.Va. veterans clinic closes again due to air quality issues

A clinic in Maxwelton, W.Va., that serves veterans in West Virginia and Virginia has closed again because of air quality issues, according to an article on the Herald Online website

4/23/2015


Maximizing advanced lighting systems

Automatic sensing, daylighting harvesting and digital communication with other building systems such as HVAC and security are starting to represent the 'new normal'

4/23/2015


Legionella found at West Palm Beach VA again

The Legionella bacteria first appeared at the facility in January and the all clear was given then

4/22/2015


Protecting healthcare facilities from dirty devices

Instructions from manufacturers may not be enough

4/21/2015


Healthcare facilities can use model crisis plans to address disasters

Mathematical modeling cuts out much of the human analysis

4/21/2015


Spring is a good time to review long-term care safety

Spring is the perfect time to inspect, repair, install or improve the systems that keep the building safe and healthy, according to an article on the Long-Term Living website

4/20/2015


Sierra Leone rebuilds healthcare system with eco-friendly medical waste disposal

Freetown's Goderich Emergency Surgical and Paediatric Hospital gets autoclave

4/17/2015


Healthcare facilities automation systems evolve

The evolution of building automation systems follows the development of computers

4/17/2015


Long-term costs of infection control

Healthcare facilities are looking for best ways to prepare for outbreaks

4/15/2015


Rubber flooring can boost workplace safety in healthcare facilities

Rubber floor coverings can help curb muscle fatigue and aching backs, legs and feet

4/14/2015


Indoor air quality linked to lung health

A study said that the quality of indoor air in nursing homes seriously affects the lung health of elderly residents, according to an article on the Long-term Living website

4/14/2015


Tips for leasing medical spaces

Healthcare systems face many hurdles as landlords, including arcane real estate arrangements and complicated regulatory issues

4/13/2015


Victoria Hospital denies cleaning problems

Whistle blower alleges problems with infection control and general hygiene at the Kirkcaldy hospital

4/10/2015


Ontario health system stresses locally grown food

Halton Healthcare Services is recognized for locally-grown foods project

4/8/2015


Clinical waste is mixed up with linen at U.K. hospital

Waste was dumped in with dirty linen 40 times and sent off to the laundry

4/6/2015


Robots may reduce workloads in hospitals

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay has 25 robots on staff

4/6/2015


Dashboard offer budgetary and management benefits

Healthcare facilities can use business intelligence systems to search for more efficiency

4/1/2015



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