Maintenance and Operations

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


Four things to know about preparing for winter weather

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


Miami VA hospital cafeteria so dirty it had to be fumigated

Inspection found evidence of insects, rodent droppings


RFID, other technologies impacting healthcare facilities

Growth and profitability will depend upon a realignment of infrastructure


Free white paper on healthcare facility digital signage available

New technology options and tools for both patients and staff


Safety system investments helped Houston’s healthcare facilities withstand Harvey

Lessons from Tropical Storm Allison helped limit impact of hurricane


Florida Keys airport may get pop-up hospital

Fishermen’s Community Hospital's temporary facility will move


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


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


Interoperability lessons learned from disasters

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


Choosing reusable vs. disposable underpads

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


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


Parkland Hospital ER uses purple lights to improve patient flow

Consultants from Toyota worked on improving discharge time


Nashville hospital to end inpatient care

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


Report explores emergency preparedness for healthcare facilities

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


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

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


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

The CMS rule is enforceable as of Nov. 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


Chicago hospital sues Leapfrog over ratings

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


Staff training unravels healthcare reimbursement issues

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


Houston hospital still closed after Harvey

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


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


Critical building automation system considerations

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


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


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


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


A month after Irma, Ormond Beach hospital still closed

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


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


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


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


Minn. hospital sued after stillborn baby discarded with dirty laundry

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


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


Community hospitals swamped after wildfires shut down major hospitals

Some facilities are running out of supplies, such as linens


California firestorm strains healthcare system

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


Healthcare facilities must have business continuity plan

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


Tips for pharmaceutical waste management

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



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