October 2013 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Going green in managing waste can be cost effective


Minimizing what goes into the trash can and save money on supplies, resources and operations

10/31/2013 3:00:00 PM

Unpaid janitor, cook stayed with abandoned nursing home patients


Elderly patients left to fend for themselves after nursing home was closed

10/31/2013 2:00:00 PM

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Sharing knowledge for a better infection control future


Infection Prevention Seminar in the UK aims to inform, promote and sustain expert infection prevention policy and practice

10/31/2013 1:00:00 PM

Rush University Medical Center among honorees for building design


Boldly-sculpted hospital by Perkins+Will has created a new landmark along the Eisenhower Expressway

10/31/2013 12:00:00 PM

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Oregon doctor criticizes Leapfrog hospital safety scores


Accuracy of many of the reported hospital rankings is questioned

10/31/2013 11:00:00 AM

Tips from ASC administrators to prep for Medicare inspections


Three ambulatory surgery center administrators discuss preparing their centers for surveyors and Medicare inspections

10/31/2013 10:00:00 AM

Mississippi community college opens Healthcare Simulation Center to public


Center offers technology and equipment to for training for everything from health facilities to funeral services

10/31/2013 9:00:00 AM

Children's hospital expansion has healing art gallery feel


Hospital's interior highlights the landmarks and life found in and around Washington's Puget Sound

10/31/2013 8:00:00 AM

Ecolab Equipment Care and Green Turtle Americas announce exclusive distribution partnership


10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM

Codonics and Intelligent Hospital Systems partner to increase patient safety


10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite donates $1500 to food rescue program


10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM

Tennant Company addresses cleaning industry's biggest challenges at ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2013


10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power debuts breakthrough ASCO multiple bus load and generator control software


10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM

Canadian hospital trimming food services to patients


Once standard items on hospital food trays such as coffee, tea, salt and pepper will only be made available by request

10/30/2013 3:00:00 PM

Vinyl flooring linked to potentially harmful substances


Flooring contains potentially dangerous phthalates which are also food packaging, medical devices, and even pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and soaps

10/30/2013 2:00:00 PM

Hospital safety report cards seem to be having a positive effect


New Jersey hospitals' grades steadily improving as employers, insurers take notice

10/30/2013 1:00:00 PM

EHR vendors facing certification hurdles difficulties under Stage 2 of meaningful use


Fewer software developers had certified electronic health record systems for use by health care providers under Stage 2 meaningful use requirements than under Stage 1 of the program

10/30/2013 12:00:00 PM

Lighting trends in healthcare design illuminated


The growing use of LEDs has changed the way architects, lighting designers and healthcare facility decision-makers approach lighting

10/30/2013 11:00:00 AM

Keeping chiropractic tables clean


Study says only 62 percent of chiropractors had a routine chiropractic table disinfection protocol in place

10/30/2013 10:00:00 AM

Telemedicine kiosks allow virtual after-hours doctor visits


Cleveland hospital systems adopting kiosks to try to bring patients better, cheaper access to medical care after hours

10/30/2013 9:00:00 AM

Former Kentucky Wal-Mart renovated into health center


T.J. Sampson Health Pavilion houses outpatient services including kidney care, lab services, radiology, rehabilitation, urgent care, women's health and physician offices

10/30/2013 8:00:00 AM

Genpact optimizes Scripps Health Hospital coding and health information management (HIM) operations


10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM

Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation signs contract to implement the PointRF NoWander Platform


10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM

AAMA's conference speaker discusses roadmap for reducing building energy use


10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM

Free downloadable PDF copy of the Influenza & Norovirus Prevention Tool Kit


10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM

Construction under way by Consolidated Contracting Services on new QueensCare Health Centers site in East Los Angeles


10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM

Leapfrog's new safety grades give more than 800 hospitals an A


Only 3.5% of hospitals significantly improved their grades since the the last report in May

10/29/2013 3:00:00 PM

Virginia's medical building restrictions to be re-examined


A federal appeals court instructs a district court to reconsider whether the statute unconstitutionally inhibits interstate commerce

10/29/2013 2:00:00 PM

Report says Walgreens exposing customer health data


'Well Experience' model relocates pharmacists to a work station in front of the counter

10/29/2013 1:00:00 PM

Memorial Hermann Healthcare System engineering a fail-safe health system


Quality departments were centralized, all employees were trained on the principles of high reliability, protocols were created for most medical procedures

10/29/2013 12:00:00 PM

Puyallup is first project to get new LEED-HC certification


Washington medical center achieves LEED Gold for its new outpatient clinic

10/29/2013 11:00:00 AM

Gaza students create energy-saving hospital cleaning device


Engineers hope device will be used to sterilize hospital rooms in Gaza

10/29/2013 10:00:00 AM

Mercy Orthopedic Hospital Springfield completed ahead of schedule


BIM 360 field, electronic document management, field tablets, an onsite information kiosk and mechanical, electrical and plumbing robotics used

10/29/2013 9:00:00 AM

New Jersey medical center takes emergency care mobile


ER Check-In app allows patients to notify hospital of a pending emergency department visit with their smartphone, tablet or computer

10/29/2013 8:00:00 AM

Wausau enhances online energy modeling tool


10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM

Solutions for portable containment of infectious airborne particulates


10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM

VersaSuite Business Intelligence tool deployed


10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM

New seismic and fire-rated grid systems from CertainTeed Ceilings offer single source for code-compliant ceilings


10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM

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Parallels seen between the budget crisis and infection control


Top-down approach to infection control creates a rift that leads to a separation of the two sides and the lack of a congruent effort until an HAI occurs

10/28/2013 3:00:00 PM

Washington hospital prepares for disaster


Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington participates in a state-wide earthquake drill

10/28/2013 2:00:00 PM

Social network model proposed to fight hospital infections


Study focused on interactions between patients and healthcare workers and the multiple competing factors that can affect transmission

10/28/2013 1:00:00 PM

Take a photo tour of the Pain and Rehabilitative Consultants Medical Group Clinic


Emeryville, Calif. facility is a consolidation of four PRCMG operations

10/28/2013 12:00:00 PM

Vertical campus promotes collaborative healthcare


Stacking separate facilities with a shared common space in between, results in collisions that encourage collaboration

10/28/2013 11:00:00 AM

Ten major infection control stories from the summer and fall


Last five months have been eventful for infection control

10/28/2013 10:00:00 AM

Illinois hospital starts $200M modernization project


Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington will add 230,000 square feet and renovate 150,000 square feet making the 169-bed hospital more patient friendly and efficient

10/28/2013 9:00:00 AM

Designing a hospital room based on patient needs.


'Patient Room 2020' project integrates hardware components such as a computer screen and iPad to improve sanitation

10/28/2013 8:00:00 AM

WattStopper's innovative dual loop photosensor accepted into prestigious 2013 IES Progress Report


10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM

Comprehensive program protects restaurants from slips, trips and falls


10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM

Ecova launches San Francisco building audit service


10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM

Honda introduces the all-new EB2000i generator at 2013 GIE+EXPO


10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM

ASHRAE publishes 2013 Version of IAQ Standard


10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare of the future: What ambulatory surgery centers should be looking at now


Incorporating the future of medicine into ambulatory care delivery model today would put facilities ahead of the curve.

10/25/2013 3:00:00 PM

California Attorney General releases report on curbing medical identity theft


Report include recommendations for healthcare providers, insurers, and government agencies on how to prevent, detect and reduce medical identity theft

10/25/2013 2:00:00 PM

Pediatric healthcare design specialist discusses lean design and process improvement


Potential savings makes 'lean' an important design philosophy

10/25/2013 1:00:00 PM

Iowa governor says more health care inspectors not needed


Iowa is inspecting hospice-care facilities about once every 20 years, exercises no oversight of privately funded home health agencies; cannot impose fines on hospitals or hospital−owned nursing homes; and doesn't require licensing or state inspection of out-patient surgical centers

10/25/2013 12:00:00 PM

Study says health information technology job growth exceeds projections


Lack of skilled applicants has left industry with open health IT positions

10/25/2013 11:00:00 AM

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Hospital team's response during Marathon bombings offers lessons for management under pressure.


Successful medical response in Boston was based on relationships across disciplines

10/25/2013 10:00:00 AM

What's holding us back from handwashing?


A nurse who survived a severe hospital acquired infection and the physician who created "My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene" program discuss handwashing compliance

10/25/2013 9:00:00 AM

New York governor awards $65 million for Hurricane Sandy healthcare facility repair, rebuilding and renovation costs


A total of $200 million has been awarded to more than 450 healthcare and human service providers and other community-based organizations for a range of services, expenses

10/25/2013 8:00:00 AM

Greenheck Hospital System Video now available for viewing


10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM

T&S Brass and Bronze Works named the 2013 Supplier of Merit by Allied Buying Corporation


10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM

Leviton expands VerifEye line of Smart Meters with Series 8000 Multi-Point Meters


10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM

Elmwood at the Springs Health Care Center selects Versasuite as its electronic medical records and practice management software


10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM

Airolite offers new vertical blade Storm Class Louver


10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM

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Make hospitals safer by implementing a patient safety culture


Each year preventable patient deaths are equivalent to two jumbo jets crashing every day

10/24/2013 3:00:00 PM

Thai healthcare system disaster management looks at Japan model


After tsunami, Japanese hospital has disaster-emergency unit staffed by a team of five permanent medical team

10/24/2013 2:00:00 PM

Implementing and sustaining healthcare facility process improvements


A well-oiled machine will deliver high-quality care to a higher volume of patients

10/24/2013 1:00:00 PM

Hospital wins first green health facility label in Holland


Hospital Amstelland is first healthcare facility to receive Dutch government's Golden Environment Medal for reducing carbon dioxide emissions

10/24/2013 12:00:00 PM

Community health centers may need design changes with healthcare reform


Design of the facility should look like a community center that provides healthcare rather than a healthcare facility located within a community

10/24/2013 11:00:00 AM

Using healthcare facilities during off-peak periods can increase efficiency


Establishing variable pricing for late-night procedures may reduce the cost of healthcare

10/24/2013 10:00:00 AM

Three of Ireland's major hospitals reported to have serious infection risks


Inspectors say patients are at serious risk of infection or scalding, while some medical equipment was dirty and staff failed to wash their hands

10/24/2013 9:00:00 AM

Pharmacy design can streamline patient care


Good design makes it easier to efficiently provide the right prescription and free the pharmacist to focus on medication instructions

10/24/2013 8:00:00 AM

PatientTouch Smart Point-of-Care Mobile Solution achieves certification supporting meaningful use


10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM

DebMed supports International Infection Prevention Week


10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM

Rubbermaid: It's International Infection Prevention Week!


10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM

Global wet wipe leaders open world-class innovation center


10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM

Self-fusing tape creates a chemical and moisture resistant barrier


10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM

Kansas hospital revamps food service to offer room service, healthier options


Sales at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital cafeteria are up almost 30 percent in recent weekend many of the fresh products now served are less expensive than the prepared products previously purchased

10/23/2013 3:00:00 PM

Walk-in health clinics becoming more common


The numbers of no-appointment, extended-hours medical facilities in South Carolina have expanded in recent years

10/23/2013 2:00:00 PM

Study shows low levels of hand hygiene compliance in pediatric hospitals


Education about the appropriate use of alcohol-based hand rub recommended for these facilities

10/23/2013 1:00:00 PM

Health care reform sparking ambulatory care boom


Building facilities for the future that also work for today called biggest challenge

10/23/2013 12:00:00 PM

Connecticut hospital tests and trains emergency responders


Nearly 100 hospital employees, local emergency responders, volunteers and high school students took part in a mock disaster drill at Milford Hospital

10/23/2013 11:00:00 AM

Court dismisses lawsuit over UCLA Health System data breach


Ruling called good news for health care providers who are victims of theft or hacking of medical information where the plaintiff cannot prove that the thief or hacker actually viewed the medical information

10/23/2013 10:00:00 AM

Thirteen organizational assessment steps to maintain a culture of safety


An assessment strategy to determine whether an organization is maintaining a culture of safety includes evaluation of training, behavior and leadership

10/23/2013 9:00:00 AM

Consistent condensate drainage key to healthy hospital


When condensate is not removed it stands in the drain pan, overflows the drain pan and/or is blown onto internal components where it causes damage and encourages growth of pathogens

10/23/2013 8:00:00 AM

Efficient lighting solutions from Eaton recognized by Illuminating Engineering Society


10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM

GOJO supports International Infection Prevention Week


10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM

CDC Foundation enhances access to information for cancer patients, caregivers and health care providers seeking to control infections


10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM

Morrison Healthcare to participate in nutritionDay US


10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM

Identity One certifies BioManager with AMAG Technology under Symmetry Extended Business Solutions Program


10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM

Project solutions: Preparing the clinical team for move to a replacement facility


To maintain patient care standards, an organization must commit to staff orientation, education and training, proper operating sequences, appropriate staff alignment, technology education and implementation and equipment education and implementation

10/22/2013 3:00:00 PM

New safety measures put focus on best practices


Leadership from the executive ranks called antidote to poor compliance

10/22/2013 2:00:00 PM

Cleveland Clinic designs facility to house an 80,000-pound magnet


Research facility included an MRI room, a technology and support room, control area, offices and a mock scan room

10/22/2013 1:00:00 PM

Answers to hospital fall prevention issues vary


Lack of safety equipment usage, understaffing among hospital concerns

10/22/2013 12:00:00 PM

Financial incentives boost hand hygiene compliance in study


Research was done at a tertiary medical center including outpatient center

10/22/2013 11:00:00 AM

Hospital fights infections with ultraviolet light 'robot'


Texas Health Resources Southwest Fort Wort uses machine to kill bacteria in operating rooms

10/22/2013 10:00:00 AM

Ambulatory surgery centers seen as future of healthcare


Service areas once defined as inpatient care are now being integrated into outpatient facilities

10/22/2013 9:00:00 AM

University of Utah hospitals rethink waste practices after protests


Air-quality concerns have the university weighing whether to continue with Stericycle

10/22/2013 8:00:00 AM

Reliable Controls Updates SMART-Sensor EnOcean Acesspoint Firmware


10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM

SCA Barton operation celebrates 10 years of growth in Alabama


10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric introduces PowerPact photovoltaic circuit breakers and disconnect switches


10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM

Tecta announces Roof+Solar financing program


10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM

New Polaris GEM eM1400 available


10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals adopt networked information systems to meet demands of new delivery model


As more organizations recognize the building as an instrument of care, they are using innovative strategies to integrate disparate building, business and clinical systems to reduce cost while providing better care

10/21/2013 3:00:00 PM

Biometric tools finding a new place in health care


Using fingerprints and iris patterns to validate identity is just beginning to play a role

10/21/2013 2:00:00 PM

Challenges for big data in healthcare more social than technical


Questions of social interoperability must be solved before anything else, expert says. Until then, the risks of big data will outweigh the benefits

10/21/2013 1:00:00 PM

Free downloadable patient safety handwashing tools


Hand washing suffers from perennially bad compliance rates, sometimes as low as 40 percent in healthcare settings, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control

10/21/2013 12:00:00 PM

Technology is a key to managing vendor and visitor access to health care facilities


Survey reports majority of facilities use a vendor management system to screen, badge and track every vendor. And 38 percent of respondents said they use a visitor management system to screen, badge and track every visitor

10/21/2013 11:00:00 AM

DuPree named CMO, VP of Joint Commission


Launched in 2009, the Center works collaboratively with providers to address pressing safety issues, including communication among caregivers and hand hygiene

10/21/2013 10:00:00 AM

Special construction techniques are being used to construct California hospital parking structure


New 351-car parking structure will be primarily underground to ensure a clear view of the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital from a major roadway

10/21/2013 9:00:00 AM

The difference between 'real' and 'apparent' soiling in carpets


Fading, abrasion and wear in carpeting cannot be cleaned away

10/21/2013 8:00:00 AM

National Transitions of Care Coalition launches Healthcare IT Innovations Task Force




10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM

Swets launches Decision Support in Medicine


10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM

Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center advances efficiency and patient care with Clinical-Grade Locating from Skytron


10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM

Dell given top honors in Everest Group 2013 Healthcare Services IT Report


10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM

Accretive Health provides compliance solutions in light of new regulations


10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM

Contaminated bed linen key area of microbial and allergen accumulation


As modern day hospital infection control measures improve, there is an increased focus on bed linen and associated materials as possible sources of infection

10/18/2013 3:00:00 PM

Major challenges looming for health IT leaders


Nationwide shift to the International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision of diagnostic and procedural codes less than a year away

10/18/2013 2:00:00 PM

Norovirus a chronic problem in nursing homes, long-term care facilities in Oregon


Since 2002, norovirus has sickened more than 23,000 people in 714 outbreaks in Oregon's residential-care facilities

10/18/2013 1:00:00 PM

Lack of single rooms called key element in infection control


Survey ranked single room's impact above that of more infection control nurses

10/18/2013 12:00:00 PM

Preventing nursing home elopement


Facilities use monitoring, equipment and response planning to keep its patients safe

10/18/2013 11:00:00 AM

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Hospital chef promotes healthy eating with show for patients


Healthy cooking seen as answer to health care crisis

10/18/2013 10:00:00 AM

Look for lighting that exceeds emergency standard for healthcare facilities


New high-performance emergency lighting options maintain constant light output for longer periods of time

10/18/2013 9:00:00 AM

Tighter control over vendor and visitor access can improve safety


Survey reports hospital leaders have recently taken a closer look at ways to control access to their facilities.

10/18/2013 8:00:00 AM

CBIC announces Certified Infection Preventionist / Infection Prevention and Control Professional Day


10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM

ARAMARK Healthcare partners with Ecolab to introduce new daily cleaning agent for hospitals that is tough on infection spreading germs


10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM

Digiland LED lighting helps Telford's PRH save on energy bills in UK


10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM

EnerNOC software platform strengthens connection between energy usage and costs


10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM

LUTRON receives 2013 BACnet International Fox Hound Award


10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM

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Designer attempts to decode 'patient-centric' label


'Seven habits of a 'patient centric' healthcare designer' include educating and dreaming

10/17/2013 3:00:00 PM

NY health care workers get fire safety training


Fatal fire at Illinois nursing facility puts spotlight on program

10/17/2013 2:00:00 PM

Illinois oncology center looking to go greener with solar panels


Making the center solar powered reportedly will save 100 percent of its electric bill

10/17/2013 1:00:00 PM

Innovative construction and modeling technology speed completion of award-winning hospital expansion


Plumbing company gets North Florida Excellence in Construction Award for work on Capital Regional Medical Center two-story addition

10/17/2013 12:00:00 PM

Brain-inspired design created to enhance patient experience


Electroencephalogram-inspired architectural fins on the north facade and neuron-inspired shapes on the west facade broadcast the center's mission

10/17/2013 11:00:00 AM

Strategizing building maintenance should be an executive role, experts say


Decisions about senior care facility maintenance should align with overall company goals

10/17/2013 10:00:00 AM

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How HCAHPS surveys relate to health care's mission


Infection control offers a nurse's perspective on improving the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems' patient satisfaction scores

10/17/2013 9:00:00 AM

Maximize impact of mats at your facility


Care is required to make sure they are working properly, promoting safety, and protecting the indoor environment

10/17/2013 8:00:00 AM

UNC Health Care uses IBM Analytics to manage medical data and improve patient care


10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM

Victory Healthcare implements Omnicell G4 Platform in specialized surgical hospitals


10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM

Emergency managers expanding communication channels to increase public safety awareness


10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM

Intermountain Healthcare saves 82% on energy costs with Coolerado


10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM

Cree LMH2 Module delivers industry’s first no-compromise sunset dimming experience


10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM

Interior design choices can reduce MRI anxiety


Study shows 30 percent of patients undergoing MRIs experience some form of anxiety that is often exacerbated by poor facility conditions, such as lackluster waiting spaces

10/16/2013 3:00:00 PM

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Information abundance will transform health care


With data, healthcare providers can start to look at processes in conjunction with costs, including where should care be delivered

10/16/2013 2:00:00 PM

Virtual healthcare facilities: Doctors and nurses can consult with patients over the Internet


Telehealth capabilities offer quick and convenient face time with doctors

10/16/2013 11:00:00 AM

Infection prevention guide for outpatient settings available for download


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers free resource

10/16/2013 10:00:00 AM

Visual inspection compared to other methods of assessing cleaning


Study showed that visual inspection performed at least as well as commercial methods

10/16/2013 9:00:00 AM

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Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center reflects its namesake


Interior design references Cobb without turning into a 'sports bar'

10/16/2013 8:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric announces development of new digital tool for electrical contractors


10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Data Solutions announces new products - EHR PRO and ePrescribingPRO


10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM

Soraa launches the world's first high color rendering, line voltage MR16 GU10 120V LED lamps


10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM

WaterSignal installs real-time water usage monitors in two of Atlanta's largest malls


10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM

Basic Steam Boiler Operator Training course coming to South Carolina in December


10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM

Hospital flooring options focus on new designs and sustainability


Facility planners want durability, ease of maintenance and upscale look

10/15/2013 3:00:00 PM

RFID may help medical facilities meet budget standards with laundry


Ultrahigh frequency radio frequency identification can automate the laundering process and increase operating efficiency

10/15/2013 2:00:00 PM

Environmental services associate lauded for act of kindness


Florida hospital employee befriended young paient undergoing chemotherapy treatments

10/15/2013 1:00:00 PM

Poor EHR use can become a liability issue


One of the key risks occurs when practices fail to adjust work flows to accommodate the new technology

10/15/2013 12:00:00 PM

New cancer center offers holistic approach to patient-centered care


MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper's design combines high-powered efficiency and effectiveness with special touches that meet patients' needs.

10/15/2013 11:00:00 AM

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California medical center takes a fresh approach to meals


Chef Craig Thomas brings healthier food, attitudes to Enloe Medical Center

10/15/2013 10:00:00 AM

Medical groups say new maintenance standards would lead to higher risk


Letter to CMS claims allowing hospitals to set their own standards would erode safety precautions for the devices that perform MRIs and other procedures

10/15/2013 9:00:00 AM

APIC launches 'Infection Prevention and You' campaign


Initiation designed to help patients, families and healthcare professionals understand their role in preventing infections

10/15/2013 8:00:00 AM

Schindler Elevator Corp. acquires Skyline Elevator Inc.


10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM

Smart Thermostat learns room energy needs


10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM

Future HVAC Units to intuitively know when to adjust for occupant comfort and energy efficiency


10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite’s LED fixtures saves Fallston Volunteer Fire and Ambulance company time and money


10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM

Goodway announces Big Game sweepstakes


10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM

Smart Thermostat learns room energy needs


10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM

Illinois hospital unveils new patient safety initiative


Ottawa facility is only in region to launch eICU remote monitoring technology

10/14/2013 3:00:00 PM

Saving money in hospital electrical distribution systems


Address the rising electrical costs of operating a hospital with UPS upgrades and co-generation

10/14/2013 2:00:00 PM

Fletcher Allen named one of America's greenest hospitals


Vermont facility was one of the first organizations in the country to sign Health Care Without Harm's 'Healthy Food in Health Care Pledge'

10/14/2013 12:00:00 PM

New report estimates societal cost of HAIs at a high of nearly $150 billion annually


Earlier report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated the direct medical costs of HAIs to U.S. hospitals as $28.4 billion to $33.8 billion per year

10/14/2013 11:00:00 AM

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Selecting art for labor and delivery rooms


Having a baby is complicated and comes with a lot of emotions. Not all are positive.

10/14/2013 10:00:00 AM

Technology-enabled furnishings can enhance the patience experience


In the digital era, 'smart' furniture can also help improve patient care

10/14/2013 8:00:00 AM

Medizone's AsepticSure hospital disinfection technology awarded US Patent


10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM

FST21 unveils Digital Doorman - the ultimate in door security and convenience


10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM

Tubelite expands ForceFront Storm hurricane impact-resistant products


10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM

Uponor’s new industry-first products meeting demand for commercial PEX plumbing systems


10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM

Building Intelligence, Inc. becomes AMAG Technology Certified Partner under the Symmetry Extended Business Solution Program


10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM

Park Nicollet Clinic adds digital signage for wayfinding, social media access


Minnesota facility's network includes on-demand video content provides interactive wayfinding, and highlights social media updates in real time

10/11/2013 3:00:00 PM

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IT has a vital but complicated role to play in the health service


Integrating healthcare and information technology not easy and making the relationship work will require a new approach

10/11/2013 2:00:00 PM

Surrey Memorial Hospital's critical care tower 'not a typical' health care facility


British Columbian city wanted to create something that would complement downtown revitalization

10/11/2013 1:00:00 PM

Affordable Care Act may give hospital value analysis efforts a boost


Supply chain at the center of a healthcare organization's plans to justify the selection and use of products and services

10/11/2013 12:00:00 PM

Joint Commission hospital accreditation survey mistakes to avoid


Hospitals' ability to identify weaknesses in their organization and implement strategies crucial

10/11/2013 11:00:00 AM

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The importance of environmental services shouldn't be underestimated


Many facilities are implementing programs and practices that help emphasize the work of the EVS department

10/11/2013 10:00:00 AM

Valley View Hospital builds replacement facility, section by section, on original site


Lodgelike Colorado hospital's final building phase includes cancer center, medical offices and administrative services

10/11/2013 9:00:00 AM

Connecticut Hospital to undergo $30 million energy makeover


Potential projects include installing more efficient lighting; lighting control, heating and cooling upgrades; energy-efficient windows

10/11/2013 8:00:00 AM

Kaivac receives patent for OmniFlex Crossover Cleaning System


10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

Seaman Corporation completes installation of top finish line


10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

ASHRAE/IES publish 2013 Energy Standard: changes for envelope, lighting, mechanical sections


10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

BOMA International launches "Power Down for Long Weekends" campaign


10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

Garland Roofing introduces antimicrobial technology for healthcare and other occupant-sensitive snvironments


10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

Web-based training program lauded for improving worker safety


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center addressed the need for a consistent and standardized work-safety training program to meet regulatory requirements for its maintenance employees

10/10/2013 3:00:00 PM

Safety of bed rails questioned after patient deaths


Federal committee currently working on voluntary standards for adult portable bed rails

10/10/2013 2:00:00 PM

Kimberly-Clark offers hand hygiene education program


Initiative designed to engage healthcare professionals and empower patients to create a safer healthcare environment

10/10/2013 1:00:00 PM

United Health Services builds first off-campus outpatient facility


UHS opens an integrated outpatient center in a Vestal, N.Y. retail area

10/10/2013 12:00:00 PM

Bellwether League honors nine for healthcare supply chain leadership


Winners lauded for their contributions to the delivery of quality care through efficient and innovative supply chain operations

10/10/2013 11:00:00 AM

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Shutdown delays inspections of hospitals, nursing homes


Appropriations to pay for the reviews remains frozen until Congress passes a new funding bill

10/10/2013 10:00:00 AM

Canadian regional health system outlines operational improvement initiative


Western Health in Newfoundland will outsource some food service operations and trim 147 full-time equivalent positions

10/10/2013 9:00:00 AM

AHE launches a environmental sustainability certificate program


The program will acknowledge the environment and ecological sustainability efforts of healthcare environmental service departments

10/10/2013 8:00:00 AM

'Energy efficient building systems in healthcare facilities' seminars planned in Eau Claire and Kohler, Wis.


10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM

Rockfon donates ceiling tiles to regional Habitat for Humanity office in Ontario


10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM

Connexient selected as Cisco's Connected Mobile Experience Ecosystem Partner


10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM

ADP AdvancedMD helps physicians untether from office with new iPhone app


10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM

Cree brings game-changing TrueWhite technology to outdoor lighting applications


10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM

Strike looms for hospitals' dietery, housekeeping staff in British Columbia


About 75 Cowichan health-care workers are in a strike position as negotiations drag with employee Compass Group

10/9/2013 3:00:00 PM

Widespread quality improvement seen at long-term care facilities


But according to a American Health Care Association, infection control poses a challenge

10/9/2013 2:00:00 PM

Is hospital outsourcing a short-term trend?


Hospitals have increasingly reduced costs with outsourcing to deal with Medicare cuts and healthcare reform

10/9/2013 1:00:00 PM

Designs for young behavioral healthcare patients reflects evolving attitudes


Today's treatment centers are shedding their institutional look to support more welcoming environments

10/9/2013 12:00:00 PM

Manufacturers developing materials for cleanability and germ resistance


Safer surfaces help facilities look great while maintaining clean and safe environments of care

10/9/2013 11:00:00 AM

Integrated Healthcare hospitals adopt new IT system to enhance patient safety.


System can help preemptively identify gaps in patient safety practices

10/9/2013 10:00:00 AM

It knows if you've washed your hands


Wearable device designed to improve hospitals' hand hygiene

10/9/2013 9:00:00 AM

Protecting patients in an era of BYOD security


Health care facilities concerned should update their security infrastructure accordingly and to create policies and procedures for the access of facility data on personal devices.

10/9/2013 8:00:00 AM

More food service cleaning solutions Sunburst Chemicals now kosher-certified


10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM

Hubbell outdoor lighting launches the perfect dusk-to-dawn led luminaire


10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM

Magnetek accelerates elevator drive development with National Lift Tower partnership


10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM

Acuity Brands manufacturing facility achieves zero landfill certification


10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite LED fixtures and lamps deliver substantial energy savings for New Jersey home renovation


10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM

Ozone laundry system expected to mean energy savings Wisconsin hospital


Columbia Health Care Center unveils system that uses oxygen to kill germs

10/8/2013 3:00:00 PM

Billings Clinic practices for power outage


Staff at Montana healthcare center conducts patient evacuation exercises

10/8/2013 2:00:00 PM

New guidelines may help infection control at residential facilities


Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and the Ronald McDonald House partner to release the guidelines

10/8/2013 1:00:00 PM

St. Thomas hospital cited for medical waste violations


DPNR orders immediate action at Schneider Regional Hospital

10/8/2013 12:00:00 PM

Disruption should be avoided in healthcare analytics


Hospitals and physicians must consider carefully how healthcare analytics can become part of their workflows

10/8/2013 11:00:00 AM

Case study: El Centro Regional Medical Center solves printer management headache


UniPrint Infinity universal print driver chosen for ease of management and deployment and immediate ROI

10/8/2013 10:00:00 AM

Hospital vestibule design makes the first impression


Well designed, visitors barely notice them as they walk through, but everybody notices if they're done wrong

10/8/2013 9:00:00 AM

Barriers to hand hygiene compliance studied


10/8/2013 8:00:00 AM

CareAware Connect enables fast, easy and smart communications for clinicians on the iPhone


10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM

LifeWings offers solutions to the third leading cause of death in America


10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM

ASSA ABLOY introduces its IN120 Wi-Fi Lock


10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM

Halo wins all lighting categories in Remodeling magazine's readers' survey


10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite adds BayMAX LED High Bay Pendants to DLC-Qualified products list


10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM

House hearing on health IT regulation postponed


Law requires HHS to develop a strategy and recommendations for a risk-based regulatory framework pertaining to health information technology

10/7/2013 3:00:00 PM

Six Sigma-based inventory management solution launched


Cardinal Health unveils 2-Bin Kanban solution at the Fall IDN Summit and Reverse Expo in Phoenix

10/7/2013 2:00:00 PM

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Patient portal business booming


About 50 percent of U.S. hospitals and 40 percent of ambulatory practicehave some type of portal technology

10/7/2013 1:00:00 PM

Photo Gallery

2013 Architectural and Interior Design Showcase projects highlighted


Healthcare Design magazine shares jury comments and an image galley

10/7/2013 12:00:00 PM

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Electronic health records can be risky if not done right


Partial or incorrect implementation may be emerging problems for physicians

10/7/2013 11:00:00 AM

How will healthcare organizations manage the data explosion?


Large and small organizations explore ways to meet their growing data storage needs

10/7/2013 10:00:00 AM

Blog

Is patient safety taking a backseat to 'fancy' design?


Hospitals see financial rewards of looking like hotels, less for safety efforts

10/7/2013 9:00:00 AM

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Hospital studies ways to improving relaxation


Acute care orthopedic patients given meditation CDs or sound machines

10/7/2013 8:00:00 AM

Introducing Biolock extreme odor destroying technology


10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM

Modern Forms Vela wins 'Lighting for Tomorrow 2013' Award


10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM

CONICS releases its new quality AnalytiX SPC software solution


10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM

TOMI simultaneously exhibited its patented infectious disease control products at major conferences on both coasts


10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM

HHA Services, an ABM Company, named one of America's Best Places to Work for 2013 by Modern Healthcare


10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM

Take a photo tour of Moorings Park continuing care retirement community


The Naples, Fla., 83-acre neighborhood was expanded and renovated

10/4/2013 3:00:00 PM

Cintas issues 10 tips to help comply with the HIPAA Omnibus Rule


Compliance deadline for new rule occurred on Sept. 23

10/4/2013 2:00:00 PM

White paper examines smartphone personal-duress apps for healthcare facility safety


Apps can also provide immediate access to customized safety information and procedures in an emergency

10/4/2013 1:30:00 PM

AHE presents 2013 Recognition Awards


Annual awards given to recognize excellence in caring for the environment, volunteer service, mentorship and environmental sustainability

10/4/2013 11:45:00 AM

Surgical, diagnostic suites getting more high-def


Advanced surgical suites can look a lot like a state-of-the-art home theaters

10/4/2013 9:30:00 AM

Will healthcare turn into a Walmart-like experience?


IT revolution may replace some personal touches with large scale efficiencies

10/4/2013 8:00:00 AM

MEDSEEK and Vitals partner to help patients connect with the right providers


10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM

Bay Area climate collaborative, Eaton's Cooper Lighting collaborate to advance LED streetlights


10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM

Acuity Brands expands P Series LED Downlights family


10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM

Eaton's LED solutions allow California facility to save more than 50 Percent on exterior lighting costs


10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM

Rubbermaid Commercial Products debuts industry's first disposable microfiber


10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM

Eight types of waste in healthcare defined


Book, "Lean Hospitals," details areas where healthcare resources are lost

10/3/2013 3:00:00 PM

CDC offers guidance for clinical surveillance, management of MERS-CoV


Recommendations offered in preparation for future cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus

10/3/2013 2:00:00 PM

Operational readiness check ensures your new healthcare facility is good to go


After years of planning, design, and construction, usage details are crucial

10/3/2013 1:00:00 PM

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The way to better healthcare may be by plane, train or automobile


Fierce Healthcare blog looks at lessons airline industry can offer healthcare

10/3/2013 12:00:00 PM

Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week is October 7 - 11


Weeks recognizes those who provide nutrition services to promote health and wellness

10/3/2013 11:00:00 AM

Architect shares views on what's key in healthcare design.


In "Take Five" series magazine asks leading healthcare design professionals what gets their attention

10/3/2013 10:00:00 AM

15 things to know about the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule


If you're still not 100 percent sure your HIPAA ducks are in a row, here are 15 things you must know

10/3/2013 9:00:00 AM

Changes in Australian healthcare expands market for facilities management


Service providers that cater to community, aged care, and residential care facilities expected to see growth, but lower demand for facilities such as linen or food services seen

10/3/2013 8:00:00 AM

Prime Healthcare selects INFINITT VNA solution for enterprise archiving across 23-hospital system


10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM

Enhanced CertainTeed CoolStar roofing products help reduce energy usage and maintenance costs


10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM

Valspar introduces WeatherXL coil coating system


10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM

GlassBuild attendees win discounts from AAMA during "Are You Smarter Than a FenestrationMaster?" contest


10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM

Zurn introduces stainless steel point drain promotes sanitary and safe conditions


10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM

Hospital support workers in British Columbia await strike decision


Housekeeping staff holds informational picket at Burnaby Hospital

10/2/2013 3:00:00 PM

Blog

Children's inpatient units need to balance privacy, safety and community


A patient unit can provides multiple neighborhoods and a "park" for all to engage as a community

10/2/2013 2:00:00 PM

Data rights debated by privacy advocate, analytics expert


Both sides cited economic issues ass a basis for their arguments

10/2/2013 1:00:00 PM

Problems finding certified EHRs for Stage 2 expected


Hospitals and medical offices must advance quickly from Stage 1 to Stage 2 to avoid penalties

10/2/2013 12:00:00 PM

Blog

Good hand hygiene still not ingrained in healthcare


Consistent monitoring and reinforcement as well as patient involvement called key to compliance

10/2/2013 11:00:00 AM

New HIPAA rules pose complex challenges for providers


Withholding sensitive records from insurance companies if the bills are paid out of pocket called all-but-impossible

10/2/2013 10:00:00 AM

Health information exchange organizations still paper dependent


64 percent of the HIOs reported that sharing data with hospitals not participating in an HIO was conducted via fax

10/2/2013 9:00:00 AM

Contest seeking ideas to curb hospital-acquired infections


Winning entrepreneurs will get a $2,500 minimum advance on 20 years percentage of sales or buyout and 50 percent of the licensing royalties

10/2/2013 8:00:00 AM

Urban cancer centers given view of nature


Natural vistas can alleviate stress, relax blood pressure, and even reduce the need for pain medication

10/1/2013 3:00:00 PM

Johns Hopkins backs effort to fast-track health IT ideas


DreamIt Health Baltimore boot camp seeks applicants for Jan. start date

10/1/2013 2:00:00 PM

Doctors spending more money on IT, report says


Federal incentives - and potential penalties - are driving the increased investments

10/1/2013 1:00:00 PM

Health care leaders address senate committee on HAI reduction


Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee looks at efforts to reduce healthcare-associated infections

10/1/2013 12:00:00 PM

A collection of insights into the HIPAA Omnibus final rule


MedCity News puts together reference guide to the impact of rules changes that have recently gone into effect

10/1/2013 11:00:00 AM

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital started from scratch to improve health care to the regional


Renovating in place would have taken more time and money than starting over, so new 780,000-square-foot hospital was built

10/1/2013 10:00:00 AM

Lurie Children's Hospital giving parking passes to families of NCIU patients


Foundation honoring tiny former patient raised more than $200,000 to subsidize parking and public transportation

10/1/2013 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare-related construction expected to rise 6 percent in 2014


An aging population is still creating increased demand in this area, but The Affordable Care Act and related impacts on healthcare costs could shift developers' plans in the relatively near future

10/1/2013 8:00:00 AM

SnowEx’s new rotary broom provides ideal solution for sidewalk applications


10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

SHSMD Announces 2014 president-elect, directors


10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

Serpentina Waves curved metal ceiling system From Armstrong now offered with corrugated panels


10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

Herman Miller Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index 10 straight years


10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

Viking offers FSC flexible connections with factory-installed sprinklers


10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM



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