April 2013 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Hospital-grade USB charger has tamper-resistant receptacle


Legrand's Pass & Seymour Hospital Grade USB Charger with tamper-resistant receptacle is available in 15A and 20A, 125V versions.

4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM

2013 NFPA annual Conference & Expo


The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will hold its annual Conference & Expo June 10-13 in Chicago.

4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM

Boston Marathon bombings shine spotlight on hospital emergency preparedness


While public health officials agree U.S. hospitals are more prepared to handle disasters than they were prior to the 9/11 attacks, concerns have risen in recent weeks about how funding cuts could potentially impede hospital emergency preparedness.

4/30/2013 1:45:00 PM

Kaiser Permanente wins national awards for environmental practices


Kaiser Permanente has received 29 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards for 2013.

4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM

Bedbug encounters are on the rise in hospitals, nursing homes


More pest-management companies are being called to exterminate bedbugs in hospitals and nursing homes, according to a survey by the National Pest Management Association.

4/29/2013 12:30:00 PM

Case study: Brattleboro Retreat's new windows offer more than a view


Wausau 4000i-DT Series windows improve patient safety while preserving the historic styling of the Brattleboro Retreat Children's Inpatient Program building.

4/26/2013 1:00:00 PM

Case study: Tailored elevator system keeps hospital traffic flowing smoothly


Children's Hospital of Illinois at OSF, Saint Francis Medical Center required an elevator system that could meet the demands for fast and safe movement of people and equipment throughout the facility.

4/26/2013 11:45:00 AM

ASHE offers course on fundamentals of healthcare facility management


The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) offers a seminar for new or aspiring healthcare facility managers.

4/26/2013 9:15:00 AM

Workshop addresses unique concerns in healthcare construction


The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) is offering Healthcare Construction Certificate (HCC) workshops throughout the year at various locations nationwide.

4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM

ASHE recognizes hospitals nationwide for cutting energy consumption


The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) is recognizing hospitals for their efforts to reduce energy consumption as part of ASHE's Energy Efficiency Commitment (E2C) program.

4/25/2013 11:15:00 AM

AIA webinar will discuss hybrid operating room designs


The American Institute of Architects (AIA) will offer a one-hour webinar titled "Healthcare Essentials: Hybrid OR - Integrated Planning" on May 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern.

4/25/2013 8:00:00 AM

Tunable LED luminaires will mimic natural changes in sunlight patterns


Acuity Brands to market tunable LED luminaires that better mimic natural sunlight.

4/24/2013 3:15:00 PM

Harvard offers weeklong course on safety issues in laboratory design


The Harvard School of Public Health is offering a weeklong course on health and safety issues in laboratory design May 6-10 in Boston.

4/24/2013 3:00:00 PM

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital embraces community with design for all


Dedicating 75 percent of the first floor to public use and integrating with the Boston HarborWalk, the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, incorporates inclusive design into every aspect of the facility.

4/24/2013 12:30:00 PM

2013 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition


The 2013 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition will be held June 20-22 in Denver.

4/23/2013 4:30:00 PM

Survey: Patient safety and financial stability top concerns for hospital executives


Patient safety and financial stability are cited as two of the most important issues facing hospitals today in a recent survey of hospital executives and risk managers.

4/23/2013 3:30:00 PM

Hospital hosts Brian Eno art installation to help patients heal


A hospital in Hove, England, is hosting two art installations by Brian Eno designed to relax patients.

4/23/2013 11:00:00 AM

ASU student health services renovation updates facility, better ties it to campus


The renovation of the health services facility at Arizona State University focused on efficiency and the environment.

4/22/2013 3:45:00 PM

2013 ASHRAE Annual Conference


The 2013 Annual Conference for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) will be held June 22-26 in Denver.

4/22/2013 1:45:00 PM

Laboratory exhaust fan features mixed flow wheel, high plume discharge


Greenheck's Vektor-MH mixed flow, high plume laboratory exhaust fan features a mixed flow wheel and high plume discharge.

4/22/2013 12:30:00 PM

2013 American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition


The 2013 American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition (AIHce) will be held May 18-23 in Montreal, Canada.

4/19/2013 5:00:00 PM

Feds form new advisory Health IT workgroup to safeguard patient safety


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have organized a new workgroup tasked with promoting innovation in health information technology (Health IT) while safeguarding patient safety.

4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM

Survey: Hospital spending on facilities, IT likely to increase over next 5 years


Increasing investments in IT and facilities are among the top three growth areas in hospital spending over the next five years, an L.E.K. Consulting study says.

4/19/2013 1:15:00 PM

Washington medical center earns first LEED for Healthcare certification


The Group Health Puyallup Medical Center in Puyallup, Wash., is the first project in the U.S. to achieve certification under LEED for Healthcare rating.

4/18/2013 4:30:00 PM

New Joplin hospital chooses brick construction for tornado resistance


Mercy Hospital Joplin will use clay brick exteriors, known for their tornado-resistant attributes, in the construction of the new hospital.

4/18/2013 3:45:00 PM

2013 IAHCSMM Annual Conference & Expo


The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management 2013 Annual Conference & Expo will be held May 5-8 in San Diego, Calif.

4/17/2013 5:15:00 PM

Free webinar series offered on healthcare interior design trends


A one-day series of three free webinars dedicated to interior design in healthcare facilities will be held April 25.

4/17/2013 4:45:00 PM

Mobile medical devices may pose infection threat in healthcare facilities


Improperly disinfected mobile medical equipment may be inadvertently increasing the spread of healthcare-associated infections.

4/17/2013 4:30:00 PM

New hardware options make windows accessible to those with disabilities


Wausau Window and Wall Systems has introduced hardware options for its INvent Series of windows that make them more accessible to people with disabilities.

4/16/2013 5:15:00 PM

2013 Healthcare Design Conference


The 2013 Healthcare Design Conference will be held Nov. 16-19 in Orlando, Fla.

4/16/2013 3:00:00 PM

Redundant data facilities important for hospitals, regardless of size, budget


Tighter budgets may lead smaller hospitals to rely on a single data center, but strategies have to be worked out for backing up data in a practical fashion.

4/16/2013 3:00:00 PM

Touchscreen panel PC can be used as kiosk in healthcare facilities


A new all-in-one touchscreen panel PC can be used as a self-serve kiosk in healthcare environments such as doctor's offices, clinics and hospitals.

4/15/2013 5:00:00 PM

Hospital plans to profit from recycling packaging used for surgical equipment


Massachusetts General Hospital is starting a pilot program to recycle and sell blue wrap used in operating rooms to package surgical equipment.

4/15/2013 2:45:00 PM

Design of assisted living facilities shifts to meet boomer tastes, needs


Design trends in assisted living facilities are evolving to blend home and hospitality finishes and amenities while using evidence-based design to refine strategies.

4/15/2013 12:15:00 PM

Medical center takes big energy efficiency step with lighting retrofit


When the Georgia Regents Medical Center in Augusta, Ga., began pursuing Energy Star certification in 2004, it became apparent that a lighting retrofit involving almost 12,000 lamps and ballasts on the 1.6-million-square-foot campus was a necessary step.

4/12/2013 12:00:00 AM

50th ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition


ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition, held July 21-24 in Atlanta, is considered one of the most trusted industry events for healthcare facility managers.

4/12/2013 12:00:00 AM

2013 AHA Annual Membership Meeting


The 2013 American Hospital Association (AHA) Membership Meeting will take place April 28 - May 1 in Washington, D.C.

4/12/2013 12:00:00 AM

NICU bedside cameras keep parents connected, improve communication


As part of a telehealth redesign to give parents constant access to their babies, the NICU at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah is being fitted with 195 video cameras.

4/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

Faucet system is designed to aid infection control


A hands-free automatic faucet system is now available to address infection control needs in environments such as healthcare facilities.

4/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

New finish for metal surfaces is designed to inhibit bacteria growth


A new antimicrobial protection finish for both interior and exterior high-touch metal surfaces is designed to inhibit the growth of bacteria.

4/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

Copper surfaces found to cut down on healthcare-acquired infections


Using copper alloy touch surfaces in intensive care patient rooms cut the rate of healthcare-acquired infections by more than half in a recent study.

4/10/2013 2:45:00 PM

Building envelopes are evolving to meet ever-stricter energy demands


New codes and standards, the net-zero movement and evolution in facade systems are driving improved building envelope performance, which is a significant way to reduce energy use — a common concern for healthcare facilities.

4/10/2013 1:30:00 PM

Webcast to examine increasing mergers and acquisitions in healthcare


Those involved in the long-term strategic planning for healthcare facilities may benefit from an upcoming webcast examining the increasing trend of mergers and acquisitions in the industry.

4/10/2013 1:30:00 PM

Effects of climate change may pose business risk for healthcare facilities


Healthcare facilities need resiliency in design and operations to be prepared for extreme weather.

4/9/2013 12:00:00 AM

Surveillance system hybrids can stretch healthcare facility security dollars


Hybrid video surveillance systems capture the benefit of IP while mitigating the cost.

4/9/2013 12:00:00 AM

ASHRAE publishes second edition to HVAC manual for healthcare facilities


American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has published a second edition of its "HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics."

4/9/2013 12:00:00 AM

Can design and operations aid better hand hygiene in healthcare facilities?


Key among HAI preventative measures is the seemingly simple act of healthcare practitioners washing their hands, and some of the cited obstacles to the task may have design or operations solutions.

4/8/2013 3:00:00 PM

EPA announces changes to Design for Environment program


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced several changes to its Design for the Environment Program (DfE) for labeling cleaning products.

4/8/2013 1:30:00 PM

Hospitals could slash energy use through careful equipment purchasing


Advances in the energy efficiency of medical equipment can significantly cut plug loads in hospitals, and should be factored into purchasing decisions.

4/8/2013 1:15:00 PM

Healthcare provider workstations available in wall-mount and AC-powered models


Midmark Corporation's line of Care Exchange Workstations includes new wall mounted and AC powered options.

4/5/2013 12:00:00 AM

Joint Commission revamps Long Term Care Accreditation program, offers new certification


Beginning July 1, The Joint Commission will offer the Nursing Rehabilitation Center Accreditation program, with a new Rehabilitation and Advanced Care Certification option.

4/5/2013 12:00:00 AM

Walgreen clinics expand services to treat chronic illnesses


Walgreen clinics will be expanding patient care to include the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure.

4/5/2013 12:00:00 AM

Joint Commission offers Primary Care Medical Home certification to hospitals


The Joint Commission now offers Voluntary Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) certification for hospitals and critical access hospitals.

4/4/2013 12:00:00 AM

Complying with CoPs has implications for hospital security staff


Several of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Conditions of Participation come to bear on security department actions and policies.

4/4/2013 12:00:00 AM

Center for Health Design offers series of design trend workshops


The Center for Health Design is offering a series of four workshops on strategic design trends in healthcare.

4/4/2013 12:00:00 AM

Joint Commission Emergency Preparedness Conference 2013


The 9th Annual Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources Emergency Preparedness Conference will take place May 1 and 2 in Las Vegas.

4/3/2013 1:15:00 PM

Workstation uses UV lamp to decontaminate work area


Erlab's CaptairBio PCR Workstation helps prevent sample contamination between PCR operations.

4/3/2013 12:45:00 PM

Report offers tips for increasing healthcare market share with new locations


A recent report offers advice to healthcare providers seeking to expand services outside the hospital campus.

4/3/2013 12:00:00 AM

OSHA fines medical practice for failure to protect against bloodborne pathogens


The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Orange Medical Care P.C. in Newburgh, N.Y., with fines totaling $44,800 for failing to protect its workers adequately against potential bloodborne pathogen hazards.

4/2/2013 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare flooring can help facilitate patient rehabilitation


An interior designer examines how healthcare flooring in one rehabilitation hospital helps to facilitate patient care.

4/2/2013 12:00:00 AM

Open, indoor water features could be prohibited in new healthcare facilities


Open, indoor water features could be prohibited in new healthcare facilities due to risks associated with waterborne pathogens.

4/2/2013 12:00:00 AM

Behavioral healthcare sector sees increase in construction, renovation


Anticipating an increase in patients in 2014 due to greater access to health insurance, behavioral health facility renovations and new construction are gaining speed.

4/1/2013 1:00:00 PM

Practice Greenhealth offers webinar on risks of flame retardants


Practice Greenhealth will host a webinar on flame retardants on April 3 at 2 p.m. Eastern.

4/1/2013 12:30:00 PM

Case study: New HDTVs meet nursing home needs


The Berkley East Convalescent Hospital purchased 100 Panasonic 32-inch TH-32LRH30U LCD patient room displays, after testing models from three different manufacturers.

4/1/2013 12:30:00 PM



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