May 2013 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Vitera Healthcare Solutions completes first wave of Stage 2 Meaningful Use


5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM

New Lutron LIFT technology expands the market for automated shading solutions in commercial buildings


5/31/2013 3:45:00 PM

AAMSCO now offers Mirror-Lux ADA angled mirror with energy efficient LED


5/31/2013 3:45:00 PM

Hospitals invest in systems to encourage hand hygiene, prevent infection


Hospitals across the country are responding to the low adherence to hand-washing protocols by using new systems to monitor employees and encourage them to wash their hands.

5/31/2013 3:00:00 PM

GE Healthcare announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of new Brivo Plus C-arm for the U.S.


5/31/2013 3:00:00 PM

NFPA sprinkler system maintenance standard gets a revamp for 2014 edition


Significant revisions to standard NFPA 25, Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, have been put into place for the 2014 edition.

5/31/2013 2:30:00 PM

Tarkett introduces new I.D. Inspiration Commercial High Performance Resilient Plank


5/31/2013 12:45:00 PM

GAF garden roof project wins RoofPoint Excellence in Design Award


5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM

Thermoelectric air conditioner delivers continuous cooling regardless of power supply


5/30/2013 3:45:00 PM

MaxLite introduces dimmable Omnidirectional A19 LED Lamps


5/30/2013 3:45:00 PM

Cree introduces new AR Series LED Architectural troffers


5/30/2013 3:45:00 PM

New study shows soap, ointment reduce infections in hospital ICU patients


The study, known as "Randomized Evaluation of Decolonization Versus Universal Clearance to Eliminate (REDUCE) MRSA," found using antimicrobial soap and ointment to decolonize all intensive care unit patients reduces all bloodstream infections, including MRSA by 44 percent.

5/30/2013 2:30:00 PM

Experts shed light on best practices for LED lighting applications


The challenge for maintenance and engineering managers is making sense of new LED products and their manufacturers, and then specifying the most appropriate products for particular facility applications.

5/30/2013 1:45:00 PM

NFPA, OSHA work to reduce confusion over hazard labeling


Hazardous materials labeling guidelines recently adopted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have the potential to cause confusion and expose individuals to harm through misunderstanding of hazard levels, according to NFPA.

5/30/2013 11:45:00 AM

Scaffolding safety: Tips, tricks and things to consider


5/29/2013 4:15:00 PM

SynergEx Panelboards from Cooper Crouse-Hinds offer simple, safe installation


5/29/2013 4:15:00 PM

Current Technology Select Surge Protection Devices feature selenium-enhanced protection


5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM

Airolite offers vertical blade Miami-Dade qualified wind-driven rain louver


5/29/2013 3:45:00 PM

Deb GrittyFOAM named New Product of the Year by Swish Maintenance Limited


5/29/2013 3:30:00 PM

Expert offers tips for choosing electronic key management systems


The challenge of key management lies in balancing the daily operational needs of your facility while still maintaining control of who has what keys, when they have them, what they can access and when they are returned.

5/29/2013 3:15:00 PM

Changes in paints, coatings offer opportunities for facility managers


New regulations and advancements in paints and coatings can offer managers the opportunity to revisit their planning processes and implement cost-saving tactics that produce longer-lasting, better-looking applications.

5/29/2013 1:45:00 PM

Study finds bacteria on hospital towels can survive laundering


Viable bacteria on hospital towels used for cleaning patient rooms can survive the laundering process, according to study.

5/29/2013 12:15:00 PM

EPCO adds T8 RetroFit Conversion Kit parts for use with linear LED engines


5/28/2013 4:30:00 PM

Parex introduces cooler and stronger EIFS basecoats and adhesives


5/28/2013 3:45:00 PM

Acuity Brands expands LED ceiling light family with new lumen packages


5/28/2013 3:45:00 PM

ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. fleet zooms in size with purchase of 66 new Link-Belt cranes


5/28/2013 3:45:00 PM

Six designers from D.C. named Mannington Design Local Champions


5/28/2013 3:15:00 PM

Kaiser Permanente aims for LEED Gold in all new hospital construction


Kaiser Permanente May 22 announced it will seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for all new construction of hospitals, large medical offices and other major projects.

5/28/2013 2:45:00 PM

Case study: Zone defense fire detection strategy preserves peace at hospital


A fire protection system based on zone detection helped St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls, Idaho, minimize patient disruptions while providing full coverage.

5/28/2013 2:30:00 PM

RCMA partners with DSIRE to create tax incentive database for reflective roofs


5/24/2013 4:30:00 PM

Creative Systems Lighting debuts new workspace LED lighting line


5/24/2013 4:30:00 PM

GAF announces comparison tool for energy cost savings of different roofing systems


5/24/2013 1:45:00 PM

MaxLite introduces second generation Element LED Flood Lights


5/24/2013 12:30:00 PM

ASHRAE expands its building energy labeling program


The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) building energy labeling program has expanded to include an As Designed label in addition to its current In Operation label.

5/24/2013 10:00:00 AM

ABM Parking Services announces mobile apps, consumer website


5/24/2013 9:00:00 AM

Combustible gas detector provides rapid response to dangerous leaks


5/24/2013 8:30:00 AM

Hospitals must carefully site and protect emergency power supply systems


Hardening emergency power supply systems against all the likely threats they might face is imperative in safeguarding power to critical facilities such as hospitals.

5/24/2013 8:00:00 AM

Trojan Battery receives Frost & Sullivan 2013 Innovative Enterprise Award


5/23/2013 3:15:00 PM

Mannington expands Amtico Collection with 78 new LVT products


5/23/2013 3:15:00 PM

Johnson Controls launches chiller solutions with advanced solar technology


5/23/2013 3:15:00 PM

Acuity Brands delivers cost-effective options for general-purpose ambient LED lighting


5/23/2013 3:00:00 PM

Legrand expands line of Wiremold Plug-in Outlet Centers


5/23/2013 1:15:00 PM

Patient participation in gardening at hospitals can improve health outcomes


A significant healing effect can be achieved by giving patients access to a gardening space, whether as simple as a container garden or a much more involved garden plan.

5/23/2013 8:45:00 AM

Submissions sought for healthcare design renovation competition


Healthcare Design magazine, in partnership with The Center for Health Design, is seeking submissions for its 2013 Remodel/Renovation competition.

5/23/2013 8:30:00 AM

Hospital moving to Meaningful Use Stage 2 and beyond with Medseek


5/22/2013 4:30:00 PM

Cooper Lighting launches Sure-Lites PathLinx LED emergency lighting line


5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM

Training offered on efficient lighting in facilities for energy savings


The Energy Center of Wisconsin will offer the program, "Efficient facility lighting for energy savings and productivity," June 4 and 5.

5/22/2013 3:45:00 PM

Touchless soap, towel dispensers can help stop spread of noroviruses


5/22/2013 3:15:00 PM

Free education program offered on energy efficiency in healthcare facilities


The Energy Center of Wisconsin will offer a free program specifically discussing energy efficiency in healthcare facilities June 27 in Madison, Wis.

5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM

Behavioral health unit design provides for all adult patients, young and old


As demographics shift, hospitals are faced with having to provide for multiple patient populations in the same space.

5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM

Submission deadline extended for facility management awards


Maintenance Solutions magazine Achievement Awards honor the accomplishments of facility management professionals in the areas of maintenance, engineering and grounds management.

5/21/2013 3:15:00 PM

2013 Fall IDN Summit


The 2013 Fall IDN Summit and Reverse Expo will be held Sept. 24-26 in Phoenix.

5/20/2013 4:45:00 PM

HSCA 2013 Expo


The Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA) will hold its 2013 Expo Oct. 21-23 in Washington, D.C.

5/20/2013 4:30:00 PM

BIM/VDC made a complex MEP installation possible at Lurie Children's Hospital


Twenty-three stories up, the mechanical floor at the Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago is a testament to the design and operations pressures the vertical strategy created.

5/20/2013 1:15:00 PM

AHIMA 2013 Convention and Exhibit


The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 2013 Convention and Exhibit will be held Oct. 28-30 in Atlanta.

5/17/2013 4:45:00 PM

AHRMM 2013 Annual Conference and Expo


The Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) will hold its 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition July 28-31 in San Diego, Calif.

5/17/2013 4:30:00 PM

Case study: Hospital HVAC system doesn't scrimp on comfort, quality or savings


When Geary Community Hospital in Junction City, Kansas, embarked on a $34 million expansion three years ago, they didn't let their small town location keep them from installing an HVAC system more typical of big city hospitals.

5/17/2013 2:15:00 PM

APIC 2013 Annual Conference


The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) will hold its 2013 Annual Conference June 8-10 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

5/16/2013 5:00:00 PM

Kaiser Permanente opens new hospital in Southern California


The Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center opened its doors in Fontana, Calif. on May 7.

5/16/2013 3:45:00 PM

Deadline approaching for submissions to 2013 AIA healthcare design journal


The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) is seeking submissions for its 2013 Journal. The submission deadline is May 31.

5/16/2013 2:45:00 PM

"HazCom for Healthcare" training DVD explains new OSHA standard


DuPont offers a training DVD to help employees in healthcare facilities better understand the new Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Hazard Communication standard.

5/15/2013 3:45:00 PM

Healthy Facilities, Floor Safety institutes partner to prevent slips and falls


The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) has formed an educational partnership with the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) to help promote national standards for floor care related to floor safety.

5/15/2013 3:00:00 PM

In hospital nurse station design, form should follow function


Whenever a redesign or new installation will include nurse stations, improving the function of the nurse station should be the primary design consideration.

5/15/2013 12:15:00 PM

Hospital expansion focuses on the future with a design for growth


Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, in Dover, Del., recently expanded the institution with decades of well-planned growth in mind.

5/14/2013 4:30:00 PM

Rubber flooring has a neutral palette to complement any finish


Nora system's norament satura rubber flooring features a flexible color palette that includes a subtle array of neutrals and saturated accent colors in a tone-on-tone design.

5/14/2013 2:30:00 PM

New tools aid hospital environmental services in infection prevention


More cleaning product manufacturers are increasing their offerings of training and monitoring services to help hospital EVS teams meet the demands related to HAIs.

5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM

Evolution of care drives activity in the healthcare real estate sector


The continued evolution of the healthcare market is expected to bring increased focus on personalized care in smaller healthcare facilities.

5/13/2013 2:00:00 PM

ASLA 2013 Annual Meeting and Expo


The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) 2013 Annual Meeting and Expo will take place Nov. 15-18 in Boston.

5/13/2013 12:15:00 PM

Free webinar to discuss energy benchmarking in healthcare facilities


Healthcare Facilities Today will host the free webinar "Healthcare Facility Benchmarking: How to Get Started" at 1 p.m. Eastern on May 21.

5/10/2013 2:15:00 PM

Holistic design approach to hospital wayfinding helps build brand


Hospitals have come to realize that good wayfinding not only reduces patient and visitor frustration, but also helps build the institution's brand.

5/10/2013 1:30:00 PM

Careful planning, design can have big impact on healthcare facility operations


Planning and design have tremendous impact on a facility's overall operational efficiency and ROI, not to mention occupant comfort, sustainability and more.

5/10/2013 10:00:00 AM

Emergency department layouts may require changes to meet new standards


New standards from the Joint Commission will require hospitals to enhance patient flow through the emergency department by January 2014.

5/9/2013 2:15:00 PM

Bedpan washer can operate on 1.28 gallons per flush


American Standard's bedpan washer diverter for flush valves can effectively operate with as little as 1.28 gallons of water per flush, when combined with a high efficiency American Standard piston-operated flush valve.

5/9/2013 1:30:00 PM

Texas children's hospital reinvents NICU ward with new facility design


Many factors were considered and tested when Cook Children's Medical Center in Texas decided to expand and reinvent its renowned NICU facilities.

5/9/2013 1:15:00 PM

2013 Critical Facilities Summit


The inaugural Critical Facilities Summit, held Oct. 21-23 in Charlotte, N.C., is an educational conference and product exposition for those involved in the design, construction and operation of mission critical facilities like hospitals.

5/8/2013 5:15:00 PM

Hospital emergency department redesigned for better efficiency


Using tactics more common to retail and manufacturing, the expanded University of Colorado's emergency department has been able to reduce wait times from 80 minutes to around 10.

5/8/2013 2:00:00 PM

Focus on outpatient, team-based cancer care reshapes treatment facility design


The cancer care landscape is ever-evolving thanks to a myriad of factors, most notably, a focus on team-based, outpatient treatment plans.

5/8/2013 1:30:00 PM

Healthcare Smart Water Leadership Summit to be accessible via streaming


The Healthcare Smart Water Leadership Summit, to be held June 6 - 7 in Chicago, will now also be available via live streaming for those unable to attend in person.

5/7/2013 3:00:00 PM

ASHRAE systems manual guideline open for public comment


ASHRAE guideline on how to create a facility systems manual is open for public comment through June 2, 2013.

5/7/2013 2:15:00 PM

Healthcare can learn from Harvard's efforts to cut foodservice energy costs


The healthcare foodservice sector can learn some valuable lessons from an energy reduction initiative at Harvard University.

5/7/2013 12:15:00 PM

Healthier Hospitals Initiative to host info session on its challenge programs


A sharing call, titled "What is the Right HHI Challenge for Your Facility?" will be held May 17 at 2 p.m. Eastern to review each of the HHI challenges, data submission requirements and other details.

5/6/2013 3:00:00 PM

Wireless access technology uniquely benefits long-term care facilities


Replacing physical keys with wireless access-control systems in long-term care facilities has many benefits for both residents and care providers.

5/6/2013 2:00:00 PM

2013 Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Annual Convention


The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) will hold its annual convention June 16-19 in Orlando, Fla.

5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM

Perception of hospital cleanliness can impact patient satisfaction


Cleanliness delivered by a pleasant environmental services staff can help promote satisfaction among consumers and distinguish a hospital from its competition.

5/3/2013 2:15:00 PM

Healthcare textiles improve performance through high-tech finishes


Textile products in healthcare environments need to be durable and cleanable while still remaining attractive to users. Over the last two decades, the textile industry has developed several fabric coatings and finishes that achieve these goals while being friendlier to the environment than previous options.

5/3/2013 1:45:00 PM

Hospitals set tone for patient experience through lobby design


As hospitals seek to differentiate themselves in an ever more competitive market, many are looking to their lobbies to start the patient experience off on the right foot.

5/2/2013 5:00:00 PM

Stanford University Medical Center breaks ground for new hospital


The official groundbreaking for the new Stanford Hospital took place May 1 in Palo Alto, Calif.

5/2/2013 4:15:00 PM

Book highlights advantages of using BIM in facilities management


The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) recently published a new book, "BIM for Facility Managers."

5/2/2013 3:45:00 PM

Children's hospital focuses on patient-centered design in every detail


The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, which opened June 2012 in Chicago, Ill., was designed to make going to the hospital — and sometimes staying for months at a time — a little less scary of an experience for the children and their families.

5/1/2013 3:45:00 PM

Case Study: Green roof provides instant gratification for Washington hospital


When Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Wash. needed to replace the 16,000-square-foot structural roof over the operating suites, they went one step further and installed a 10,000-square-foot section of vegetative roofing as well.

5/1/2013 1:15:00 PM

Hospitals pledge to serve healthier, more sustainable foods


Hospitals nationwide are making strides to serve healthier, more sustainable foods — with a sometimes unexpected benefit to the bottom line.

5/1/2013 11:45:00 AM



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