Maintenance and Operations - March 2016

Why customer service matters in healthcare

How a facility is perceived affects the amount of government funding it receives

3/30/2016


Common lapses in healthcare facility infection prevention

These mistakes are likely to lead to a CMS citation

3/30/2016


Oklahoma hospital adjusting to campus expansion

Construction project triples the square footage of the St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital campus

3/29/2016


The physical environment can improve healthcare

Patient safety has to be part of every department mission to be effective

3/28/2016


Keys to healthcare facility maintenance excellence

Preventive and predictive maintenance, preventive maintenance optimization and corrective maintenance are important factors

3/23/2016


Hospitality a key component for senior care facilities

The little things are making the difference to residents

3/21/2016


Healthcare facilities are among the most common applications for antimicrobial and antibacterial coatings

Antimicrobial agents are toxic to bacteria, viruses, and fungi, while antibacterial agents are effective against bacteria

3/21/2016


Ontario healthcare facility to close cafeteria to 'stem losses'

Brantford General Hospital's cafeteria only operated a few hours a day

3/18/2016


Focus on positive patient experiences is the new trend for healthcare equipment

Ergonomically designed workstations support complex and changing care workflows

3/18/2016


Healthcare laundry equipment installed ‘cleanly’ at medical research facility

Installers had to strip, shower and change into scrubs, shoes and hair nets provided to do the work

3/17/2016


Massachusetts healthcare facilities commit to antibiotic stewardship through food purchasing

Hospitals are partnering with Massachusetts Hospital Association and Health Care Without Harm

3/16/2016


Vermont healthcare facility honored for food service

University of Vermont Medical Center is recognized by The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association with 2016 Silver Plate Awards

3/16/2016


Changes to ICC building and fire codes

Code changes were developed for both the IBC and the IFC, and many passed for the 2015 versions

3/15/2016


Free webcast offered on reducing hospital-acquired infections

The CleanLink webcast's learning objectives include reviewing key infection control hot spots specific to healthcare, and discussing how reduce their risk

3/11/2016


Creating a good first impression for a senior care facility

A good way to ensure a positive impression is by thinking of all of the five senses

3/8/2016


Height-adjustable bathroom fixtures can make life easier for people with mobility challenges

Fixtures have been designed to allow quick and easy height and position adjustability

3/6/2016



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