Maintenance and Operations

Adding beds might not solve Canadian 'hallway medicine'

Some say healthcare crunch needs more staff and innovation

12/15/2017


Center for Disaster Medicine brings a clinical perspective on emergency planning

Group has roots in 2001 efforts to answer questions about emergency preparedness that were raised after the 9/11

12/12/2017


Four things to know about preparing for winter weather

How to help your organization plan for and respond to weather emergencies

12/11/2017


Miami VA hospital cafeteria so dirty it had to be fumigated

Inspection found evidence of insects, rodent droppings

12/8/2017


RFID, other technologies impacting healthcare facilities

Growth and profitability will depend upon a realignment of infrastructure

12/7/2017


Free white paper on healthcare facility digital signage available

New technology options and tools for both patients and staff

12/6/2017


Safety system investments helped Houston’s healthcare facilities withstand Harvey

Lessons from Tropical Storm Allison helped limit impact of hurricane

12/6/2017


Florida Keys airport may get pop-up hospital

Fishermen’s Community Hospital's temporary facility will move

12/5/2017


Three ways to keep facilities clean smelling to increase patient satisfaction

It’s more important than ever that healthcare facilities focus their efforts on odor control to help patients feel more comfortable while on the road to a speedy recovery

12/5/2017


California healthcare facility to use ER overflow tent during flu season

Move was necessary because of an early flu season and the closure of nearby facilities

12/4/2017


Interoperability lessons learned from disasters

Tragic events highlight the necessity for preparing healthcare facility information-sharing systems

11/30/2017


Choosing reusable vs. disposable underpads

Reusable underpads may offer cost savings and usability benefits to healthcare facilities

11/28/2017


Fla. nursing home says Irma deaths not staff’s fault

Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills sends letter to Congress says staff could't overcome lack of power to the central air conditioner

11/28/2017


Parkland Hospital ER uses purple lights to improve patient flow

Consultants from Toyota worked on improving discharge time

11/27/2017


Nashville hospital to end inpatient care

Nashville General Hospital is the the city’s only safety net hospital

11/17/2017


Report explores emergency preparedness for healthcare facilities

White paper focuses on the role of facility management during emergency events and for CMS compliance

11/17/2017


VA too 'male-centric,' female vets tell N.J. legislators

Vets says hospital feels more like a strip club than a medical center

11/16/2017


The deadline is today: Is your emergency communications plan ready?

The CMS rule is enforceable as of Nov. 15, 2017

11/15/2017


Florida nursing home now in compliance with emergency generator directive

Facility had been called out for failing to submit plans to the Agency for Health Care Administration

11/15/2017


Chicago hospital sues Leapfrog over ratings

Saint Anthony Hospital alleges agency knowingly used incorrect info to lower grade

11/13/2017


Staff training unravels healthcare reimbursement issues

More facility administrators are sending staff to training classes to get up to speed on the latest guidelines

11/13/2017


Houston hospital still closed after Harvey

HCA Healthcare reported $140 million in lost revenue in the third quarter from hurricanes Harvey and Irma

11/7/2017


Comprehensive strategies to ensure infection control and cleanliness

As best practices for cleaning healthcare facilities continue to evolve, researchers are paying increased attention to the role that the environment plays in the development of HAIs

11/7/2017


Critical building automation system considerations

The building automation system (BAS) is the primary backbone for energy savings in a hospital

11/6/2017


Document storage systems: The role they could play in healthcare

Document storage systems offer a method for continuing the healthcare provider efficiency gained during the years of the Affordable Care Act

11/3/2017


Elements of a successful RCM process

The revenue cycle management (RCM) process is one of the most important parts of a functional and efficient healthcare facility

11/3/2017


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



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