Maintenance and Operations - October 2017

Florida moves to shut down nursing home where 14 died during Irma

Regulators have moved to permanently revoke the operating license of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills

10/27/2017


A month after Irma, Ormond Beach hospital still closed

Officials at damaged healthcare facility reviewing the assessments and evaluating the necessary repairs

10/25/2017


New tent hospital boosts NZ’s disaster response

Tent features a series of interconnecting sections for triage, maternity, resuscitation, a 10-stretcher observation ward and a pharmacy

10/25/2017


Hospitals in disaster areas may have to fight for federal funds

Over the last 10 years, FEMA has denied appeals for more than $1 billion requested by local governments

10/24/2017


Hospital ship off Puerto Rico sits mostly idle 2 weeks after its arrival

Only 33 of the 250 beds on the Comfort — 13 percent — are being used

10/20/2017


Minn. hospital sued after stillborn baby discarded with dirty laundry

Regions Hospital in St. Paul had promised to cremate the remains

10/20/2017


Some flexibility seen in Florida nursing home generator order

Agency posted a rule outlining steps that nursing homes that are facing circumstances beyond their control

10/18/2017


Community hospitals swamped after wildfires shut down major hospitals

Some facilities are running out of supplies, such as linens

10/18/2017


California firestorm strains healthcare system

One company installed air purifiers to try to help with the smoke at three of its dialysis clinics

10/18/2017


Healthcare facilities must have business continuity plan

There are guidelines in place to help healthcare facilities ensure the viability of critical systems

10/17/2017


Tips for pharmaceutical waste management

Healthcare facilities are faced with two key challenges related to pharmaceutical waste management

10/16/2017


The contradiction of healthcare facility noise

The activities and systems that are necessary to deliver care and protect patients are the same that produce the noises that disturb patients and obstruct optimal outcomes

10/12/2017


Senator calls for public disclosure of hospital safety inspections

Request sparked by an investigative report by the Wall Street Journal, that found The Joint Commission seldom revokes its seal of approval

10/11/2017


Pre-plans should be considered in lowering facility, home and municipal insurance premiums

A pre-plan can be hosted by a facility or it can be a critical element of a municipal fire department’s tech toolkit

10/10/2017


Making a healthcare facility disaster-ready

Many hospitals are still not fully prepared to deal with disaster

10/10/2017


Blood soaks the hallways at Las Vegas hospital after attack

Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center resembled a war zone

10/9/2017


Pittsburgh-area healthcare facilities say they could handle Vegas-level calamity

But hospital officials say they’ve never practiced for a tragedy of such magnitude

10/5/2017



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