Maintenance and Operations - June 2015

Dietary errors is an often hidden threat to patients

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority identified 285 dietary errors in healthcare facilities during study

6/30/2015


Focusing on infection prevention

There are a number of different best practices and technologies healthcare facility managers use to help help battle infections

6/29/2015


Q&A on ABHR dispensers in business occupancies

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on ABHR dispensers in business occupancies

6/22/2015


Luxury vinyl tile gaining more popularity in healthcare facilities

New type of vinyl flooring is second only to carpeting in how frequently it is installed

6/19/2015


U.K. hospital trust fined for legionella control problems

Investigation identified a history of failing to manage legionella

6/17/2015


The evolution of healthcare meal planning

Executive chef at Washington hospital discusses food service's role in healthcare, the farm to hospital trend

6/12/2015


Michigan hospital partners with salad restaurant

The Big Salad opens seventh location at the University of Michigan Hospital Cafe

6/12/2015


N.C. health facility cafe invests in pizza upgrade

The team at The Korner Cafe at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh worked on a shoestring budget and 'just made it happen' by adding the correct equipment

6/11/2015


Identifying Lean opportunities in healthcare

Lean is about reducing cost through the elimination of variation and waste

6/10/2015


Room service adjusts to facilities' evolution

When a Long Island hospital absorbs 32-bed orthopedic program, needs and expectations changes

6/10/2015


Geisinger Health Center renovates food service to boost production

The 350-seat Atrium Cafe, located on the campus's Hospital for Advanced Medicine, replaced three operations

6/9/2015


'Celebrity chefs' in healthcare foodservice

Healthcare foodservice chefs are consistently overlooked

6/8/2015


Concrete work causes noxious fumes in Michigan healthcare facility

Sparrow Hospital in Lansing detected fumes near operating room

6/5/2015


Healthcare food service facing new challenges

As healthcare systems continue to consolidate, they must compete with other providers

6/5/2015


'Design thinking' urged for healthcare tech

Design begins by gaining an understanding of how a system is likely to be used within a given environment

6/2/2015



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