Los Angeles launches seismic program with compliance notices

Large healthcare systems are factoring regulations into their capital plans


Idaho fire blaze may spark fire code review

The Safe Haven Care Center in Pocatello that was destroyed by a fire met all applicable fire codes


Healthcare facility design advancing safety standards

The standards are based on the concept of a highly reliable organization, which focuses on avoiding catastrophes in an environment where normal accidents can be expected, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Las Vegas hospital offers lessons in disaster planning

The emergency room at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center responded to the recent mass shooting


48 hours after fire at Pa. senior facility, some residents were still missing

Residents were evacuated into bitter cold, and 27 were transported to hospitals


San Juan VA hospital sheltering veterans after hurricane

In many instances the VA has kept people after they were stabilized, because they had nowhere else to go


New weather data technology can raise alarm ahead of extreme events

Advance location alerting helps leaders know when to trigger emergency response plans


Leapfrog releases fall 2017 hospital safety grades

Of the more than 2,600 hospitals graded, 832 earned an A


Dublin hospital ordered to install sprinkler system

The National Children’s Hospital has been ordered to install sprinklers across all floors of the hospital following an appeal to An Bord Pleanála


What to know about the CMS emergency preparedness rule's communication plan requirement

The deadline for compliance is November 15, 2017


Evidence-based design solutions can be applied within the correctional health environment

It’s important that treatment spaces in prisons and jails be designed for effective care delivery while meeting the safety and security needs, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Hot cleaning rags ignite at California nursing home

Cleaning rags had been removed from the dryer too soon without cooling off


Group working to curb harmful surgical smoke

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses' 'Go Clear' program aims to bring awareness to the harmful effects


Fire at Ohio hospital forces evacuation, closing

Fire at Summa St. Thomas Hospital in Akron in basement


Hospitals evacuated during Northern California wildfires

At least two hospitals in Northern California evacuated patients as wildfires destroyed 1,500 structures


New lifting device may cut down on healthcare facility staff injuries

Healthcare workers experience injuries at nearly three times the rate of other professional and business services


Mobile weather monitoring technology can aid first responders

A hospital operation center could rely on those driving ambulances or helicopters to make decisions that are best for them and their patients


Puerto Rico’s healthcare situation is dire, three weeks after hurricane

Hospitals are running low on medicine while admitting patients from medical centers where generators failed


One Texas nursing home evacuation began with a gun drawn

Volunteer drew gun when facility staff wouldn't allow evacuation of patients


Hospitals evacuate as California wildfires spread

Kaiser Permanente's and Sutter Health's Santa Rosa hospitals transported patients to other healthcare facilities


USNS Comfort responds to second hospital generator failure in Puerto Rico

The hospital ship received four critical patients from Hospital Menonita in Caguas



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