Healthcare facilities use various methods to keep dementia patients safe

Studies suggest that the unexplained absence of a nursing home resident is one of the most challenging issues for facilities


CDC to issue guidance to prepare for nuclear war

Hospital disaster planning has shifted to preparing for mass casualties


Key points in mass-casualty disaster planning

Many facilities overlook this type of emergency


Spokane healthcare facility sued after 85-year-old woman falls in construction zone

Woman walked past an empty nurses station, through an unlocked door and fell into a construction pit


'Appalling' Adelaide mental health unit closed

Unit of Lyell McEwin Hospital in Australia called 'appalling and unsafe'


Inquest probes boy's death of severe food allergy reaction in hospital

Mother says she informed hospital staff of the boy's allergies


Hospitals save lives and money by investing in climate resilience

New report says preparing for extreme weather offers significant financial benefit


Southern California's hospitals braced for disaster as embers ignite

Health officials in Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties warned of high pollution levels caused by smoke


Patients evacuated before Calif. hospital burns

Vista Del Mar Hospital in Ventura destroyed by wildfires


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



• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies

All fields are required.