Maintenance and Operations

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


Sewage leaking from Winnipeg hospital

A drainage pipe has been discharging raw sewage into the soil since at least spring

9/22/2017


W.V. VA sends help to Hurricane Irma recovery efforts

The Beckley VA Medical Center has deployed a five-member team to Alabama

9/19/2017


Maintaining building barrier protections

Energy efficiency is often one of the easiest ways to improve a healthcare facility's bottom line

9/14/2017


In better news, eclipse went off without a healthcare hitch

But hospitals still watching for foodborne or waterborne disease outbreaks

9/11/2017


EHRs and paper: The headaches of document management

The infographic offers statistics including information on how much paper-dependent practices waste time

9/11/2017


Houston VA hospital prepares for aftermath

Downtown healthcare facility remained open

9/8/2017


Texas hospitals short of (usable) water

Beaumont's water pump broke, cutting off water supplies to the city

9/8/2017


Houston hospitals may not be back to normal for a month

The SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council estimates that nearly two dozen hospitals have evacuated patients

9/7/2017


Most Houston healthcare facilities withstand Harvey

Ben Taub Hospital's hospital-wide evacuation shrunk to only three vehicles

9/7/2017


Faulty sink valve causes flood at Canadian healthcare facility

Leak happened in unit where patients recover from bone marrow procedures

9/6/2017


Harvey could financially hurt struggling Houston hospitals

The storm has forced hospitals to cancel surgeries, evacuate patients and contend with food and supply shortages

9/5/2017


Houston hospital abandons plans to evacuate patients

Ben Taub Hospital calls off attempts to evacuate patients after a series of delays

9/5/2017


Tampa healthcare facility reviewing emergency plan in wake of Houston flooding

One of Tampa's biggest, busiest hospitals would probably be underwater

9/1/2017


Harvey highlights need for emergency plans

Dozens of healthcare facilities in Texas have had to evacuate

9/1/2017


Minimizing noise in the OR

Considering the physical environment and identifying ways to reduce distractions

8/25/2017


Integrate DG software into ERP system for streamlined shipping compliance

All but the smallest shippers run their operations on enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. But many have been slower to adopt DG software

8/24/2017


Hole in roof ignored for years at Spokane VA hospital

Congresswoman requested VA investigate conditions based on veterans' complaints

8/23/2017



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