Maintenance and Operations - February 2016

Phoenix VA postpones surgeries due to mechanical issues

Crews worked to fix a problem with the ventilation system and engineers need two or three days to complete a full evaluation of all the mechanical systems supporting the operating rooms

2/26/2016


Expanded scope cleaning process comes with higher costs

Virginia Mason Medical Center has revamped its practices to avoid another breakout

2/26/2016


Cubicle curtains come with infection issues

How to clean and how often to change them can be a problem

2/25/2016


Going from management to leadership

Leadership implies helping and aiding others to achieve something greater

2/25/2016


Divide and conquer for better OR cleaning

Dividing the room into assigned zones keeps staff focused

2/24/2016


Hospital laundry contract awarded to company caught drying garments in the open air

South African health department hoping to use the company’s poor performance to terminate the contracts

2/23/2016


Investigation finds serious sanitary issues at Pa. nursing homes

Inspection reports from the Department of Health show a long list of violations including live maggots found in a resident’s feeding tube

2/22/2016


Hospitals with the unhealthiest food options

A new report names the worst hospital food environments in the nation

2/18/2016


Hospital uses steam to boost food choices, reduce waste

'Steamplicity' technology uses a pressure valve, which produces steam-cooked meals

2/18/2016


Throwback Thursday photo highlights '70s laundry co-op

N.D. hospitals partner to solve their laundry problems

2/18/2016


Safety/risk debated with more hospital guards armed

Man seeking help for mental illness shot in Texas hospital

2/17/2016


Today’s healthcare facility leader needs to be flexible

For accountable care organization, the traditional approach to the facility has already begun to change

2/17/2016


Industry benefiting from laundry's growing importance in healthcare

Hospital-acquired infections and increased outpatient usage are contributing to the increased demand for the linens

2/16/2016


Protecting healthcare facilities from bed bugs

More than a third of pest management companies reported treating a healthcare facility for bed bugs in 2014

2/16/2016


New digital-first hospital plagued by people problems

Technological aspects success as disputes arise in cleaning staff

2/12/2016


Keys to maintenance excellence

Four-part series on FacilityCare website will cover seven key factors for maintenance excellence

2/1/2016



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