Maintenance and Operations - June 2016

Healthcare facility retrofits deliver bottom-line benefits

Project challenges amplified by the need to protect the health and safety of patients

6/28/2016


Hospital constantly updates disaster-response plans

Indiana healthcare facility is becoming a verified level 3 trauma center

6/27/2016


Plumbing systems should be simple and reliable

Know the requirements and technical challenges of the healthcare facility plumbing system

6/20/2016


Healthcare furniture getting techie

Some new products can monitor patients, facilitate maintenance

6/17/2016


Patient warming methods/equipment tested

Forced air, heat reflective technology and warmed cotton blankets were compared

6/17/2016


Rethinking women’s healthcare facilities

The differences between men and women go beyond reproductive roles

6/16/2016


Many hospitals are banning flowers, balloons and stuffed animals

Some gifts are no longer welcome in many hospitals working to reduce the risks of infection and allergic reactions

6/14/2016


Connecticut hospital uses a rooftop garden, local farming to boost patient satisfaction

New Milford Hospital champions food as preventive medicine

6/14/2016


Preparing for an accreditation survey

Ways to reduce stress when the surveyor comes

6/13/2016


Eye care clinic's ultraviolet light systems prevent hospital acquired infections; promote IAQ

UV surface disinfection in St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute's surgery rooms and HVAC systems protect patients from infection during eye operations

6/13/2016


ICU noise levels can exceed standards

A new study shows that noise in the intensive care unit can go well above recommended levels

6/9/2016


Water restrictions, testing for legionella continue at N.Y. healthcare facility

Engineered filters on all shower heads, bottled water and bagged ice are being used

6/8/2016


Hospitals with the quietest patient rooms

Data tracks HCAHPS surveys from July 2014 through June 2015

6/6/2016


White paper addresses healthcare facility cost-shifting

Three factors are impacting current state of healthcare services delivery

6/2/2016



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