July 2013 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



BJC HealthCare joins Coventry Health Care of Missouri's medicare network


7/31/2013 5:00:00 PM

Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services and Istanbul University Hospitals sign collaboration agreement


7/31/2013 5:00:00 PM

Molina Healthcare acquires South Carolina assets from Community Health Solutions


7/31/2013 5:00:00 PM

Quintiles report of healthcare executives reveals success in new competitive landscape


7/31/2013 5:00:00 PM

Vitera Healthcare Solutions ranks No. 1 in Independent EHR satisfaction survey


7/31/2013 4:45:00 PM

EPA expands list of Safer Chemical Ingredients for cleaning products


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added more than 130 chemicals to its Safer Chemical Ingredients List, including 119 chemicals that use fragrance for commercial and consumer cleaning products.

7/31/2013 2:30:00 PM

Schneider Electric offers HealthBuildings Risk Assessment program


Schneider Electric launches new healthcare services designed to help mitigate risk, increase efficiency, extend lifecycle and increase safety at hospitals

7/31/2013 2:00:00 PM

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield offers new integrated telehealth service


7/30/2013 4:30:00 PM

Sensity Systems delivers world's first Light Sensory Network


7/30/2013 4:15:00 PM

Carroll County Memorial Hospital joins Aetna's Hospital Network in Kentucky


7/30/2013 4:15:00 PM

Vitera Healthcare Solutions completes acquisition of SuccessEHS


7/30/2013 4:15:00 PM

MaxLite introduces ArcMAX Volumetric LED panels


7/30/2013 4:00:00 PM

Patient Room 2020 proposes technology savvy hospital room of the future


Design firm NXT Health has developed a proposal for the hospital patient room of the future in collaboration with industry vendors, healthcare providers and healthcare thought leaders.

7/30/2013 1:45:00 PM

NY Health Department aims to close hospital damaged by Superstorm Sandy


Officials at Long Beach Medical Center are engaged in an ongoing public feud with the state Health Department which wants to shut the hospital down permanently.

7/30/2013 1:30:00 PM

Medicare's proposed star-rating for hospitals is met with resistance


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is considering using a star-rating system for hospitals on its Hospital Compare website to make it easier for patients to compare the quality of care at various facilities.

7/26/2013 1:15:00 PM

Aegis Health Group Conference keynote looks at minimizing risk of Affordable Care Act for employers and health systems


7/26/2013 1:00:00 PM

Liaison Healthcare launches lab and radiology partner program


7/26/2013 11:45:00 AM

Boston Medical Center chooses OneHealth for patient mobile peer support platform


7/26/2013 11:30:00 AM

Brady launches 'Edit This Sign' function for custom sign orders


7/26/2013 11:15:00 AM

Black Book survey ranks ChartLogic in list of top 8 replacement EHRs


7/26/2013 11:00:00 AM

Georgia hospitals form alliance to improve healthcare delivery in region


Twenty-three hospitals in central and southern Georgia have formed a strategic alliance to share resources and information to provide coordinated healthcare in the region.

7/25/2013 2:15:00 PM

The Michigan Green Healthcare Committee Annual Conference


The Michigan Green Healthcare Committee Annual Conference will be held Sept. 11-12 in Detroit.

7/25/2013 12:45:00 PM

GE Capital provides $10M term loan facility to Skylight Healthcare Systems


7/25/2013 10:45:00 AM

LDM Group and NextGen Healthcare partner to provide messages to improve medication adherence


7/25/2013 10:45:00 AM

Summa Health System receives $4M gift to build hybrid cardiovascular OR


7/25/2013 10:45:00 AM

Children's Hospital Los Angeles to host 3rd Annual Symposium on the Meaningful Use of Complex Medical Data


7/25/2013 10:30:00 AM

Viega expands MegaPress System offerings for pipe installation


7/25/2013 10:15:00 AM

Corbin Russwin introduces Access 800 IP1, intelligent PoE access control solution


7/24/2013 4:30:00 PM

Regular HVAC maintenance practices help improve energy efficiency in chillers


While many managers look to chiller retrofits, system add-ons, or even replacements to improve efficiency, many overlook the single most important factor in determining both chiller efficiency and reliability: maintenance.

7/24/2013 3:00:00 PM

Bird-B-Gone Inc. introduces Super Talon Ultra Net Launcher


7/24/2013 1:30:00 PM

New nursing school incorporates sustainable strategies in facility design


The Viterbo University School of Nursing in La Crosse, Wis., incorporated diverse sustainable strategies in a new 68,777-square-foot facility that includes classrooms, a simulated-learning center, laboratories and faculty offices.

7/24/2013 1:30:00 PM

Xenex changes name to Xenex Disinfection Services; Facilities using system make 2013 Best Hospitals List


7/24/2013 12:30:00 PM

Standard Register Healthcare signs multi-year agreement with Premier Healthcare Alliance


7/24/2013 10:45:00 AM

NextGen Healthcare and Availity introduce health plan/physician data sharing program


7/24/2013 10:30:00 AM

Molina Healthcare chooses Axis Technology's data masking platform for security


7/24/2013 10:30:00 AM

Overlake Medical Center unveils new, state-of-the-art Heart & Vascular Center


7/23/2013 3:45:00 PM

HCA West Florida to buy three Tampa Bay hospitals from IASIS Healthcare


7/23/2013 2:15:00 PM

Nemours tops out on Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children expansion


7/23/2013 1:00:00 PM

ASSA ABLOY's HES announces Complete Pac Electric Strike Series


7/23/2013 1:00:00 PM

ABB introduces a foundation for an all-compatible drive portfolio


7/23/2013 1:00:00 PM

Successful plumbing retrofits hinge on specifying best products for job


Perhaps the most daunting challenge in planning plumbing retrofits is specifying the most appropriate products to ensure the upgrade achieves its goals.

7/23/2013 12:30:00 PM

American Hospital Association, McKesson honor four hospitals for quality, safety


Four U.S. hospitals are being recognized for their leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety through the annual American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize.

7/23/2013 12:30:00 PM

Brookdale, a provider of senior living solutions, to partner with HealthStream


7/23/2013 10:45:00 AM

ABM Health selected to provide healthcare technology services for Memorial Healthcare System


7/22/2013 5:00:00 PM

U.S. News & World Report ranks John Muir Health's Medical Centers among best


7/22/2013 4:30:00 PM

API Healthcare research ties staffing to hospital sustainability


7/22/2013 3:00:00 PM

FPI Mag Flow Meter delivers high accuracy with new CSA certification


7/22/2013 2:30:00 PM

Submetering technology helps facilities pursue greater energy efficiency


But due to rising utility costs, a growing number of maintenance and engineering managers have turned to submetering to more accurately track utility costs for numerous areas within facilities.

7/22/2013 2:30:00 PM

Interlogix releases TruVision Navigator 5, latest version of video management software


7/22/2013 1:15:00 PM

Stanford Hospital & Clinics ranked one of America's Best Hospitals


7/22/2013 12:30:00 PM

LEED for Healthcare aims to help improve health of buildings, patients


The importance of green buildings lies not just in mitigating facilities' effect on the environment, but also in their ability to improve the health of the people who occupy them every day.

7/22/2013 11:00:00 AM

Mul-T-Lock to offer CLIQ and ProQsimity Wireless electronic access control solutions


7/19/2013 4:00:00 PM

Schneider Electric StruxureWare enhancement enables holistic management of data center infrastructure


7/19/2013 3:00:00 PM

Tips for how to dispose of carpet cleaning wastewater


7/19/2013 2:00:00 PM

U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington Memorial Hospital among the nation's best hospitals


7/19/2013 1:45:00 PM

CareCloud launches next generation of its cloud-based Electronic Health Records


7/19/2013 1:00:00 PM

U.S. government grants top $916 million for healthcare disaster preparedness


The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reports it has awarded more than $916 million to continue improving preparedness and health outcomes for a wide range of public health threats within every state.

7/19/2013 12:45:00 PM

Cherry Hill, N.J. becomes first city to use Sustainability Dashboard Tools


7/19/2013 12:15:00 PM

Measurement and verification can help maintain building efficiency, improve LEED scores


Measurement and verification can be an excellent vehicle for facility managers and building operators to maintain the long-term health and efficiency of their buildings.

7/19/2013 11:45:00 AM

Submission deadline is Aug. 2 for Healthcare Facilities Symposium Distinction Awards


Symposium Distinction Awards recognize design teams, projects and individuals who have made a profound contribution to the healthcare design industry.

7/18/2013 2:30:00 PM

Three Philadelphia-area health systems form initiative to meet demands of health reform


7/18/2013 2:30:00 PM

Best practices in essential areas can aid managers in specifying facility signage


Maintenance and engineering managers need to address a range of essential areas when selecting signage and sign-making equipment for their departments and facilities.

7/18/2013 2:15:00 PM

New Clorox Urine Remover tackles the toughest restroom stains and odors


7/18/2013 2:00:00 PM

Green Clinic enhances patient care, empowers enterprise mobility with Dell


7/18/2013 2:00:00 PM

Cooper Notification launches industry-first LED high fidelity speaker line


7/18/2013 12:45:00 PM

WAC Lighting's Vela Organic LED luminaires win Architectural SSL Product Innovation Award


7/18/2013 11:30:00 AM

Samsung taps Doug Ryan to lead health and medical equipment business unit


7/17/2013 3:30:00 PM

Uncertain business climate makes strategic facility planning more important than ever


Many facility managers opt out of strategic planning these days in favor of just coping with the idiosyncrasies of their corporate environment. However, experts say the concept of strategic planning is more relevant in our current uncertain business climate than before.

7/17/2013 3:15:00 PM

Ten states prepare for secure exchange of health records after disasters


Ten state health information exchange (HIE) programs have teamed to allow for the exchange of health information among providers caring for patients who are displaced from their homes due to wide-spread disaster such as hurricanes or tornados.

7/17/2013 2:30:00 PM

MaxLite unveils LED PAR16 lamp for range of commercial applications


7/17/2013 2:00:00 PM

Interfaceware to host user conference spotlighting healthcare integration


7/17/2013 2:00:00 PM

White House names 11 'Champions' in Public Health, Climate Change


These 11 individuals are being recognized for their contributions and leadership in promoting healthcare environmental sustainability, raising awareness about the potential health consequences of climate change, and helping their communities prepare for climate related health impacts.

7/17/2013 1:45:00 PM

McElroy introduces Spider 125 socket fusion tool


7/17/2013 1:45:00 PM

Thermal technology innovator expands solutions to growing smart buildings market


7/17/2013 1:00:00 PM

Oppenheimer adds five bankers to Healthcare Investment Banking Team


7/16/2013 4:45:00 PM

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania deploys LiveData OR-Dashboard


7/16/2013 4:30:00 PM

Seven tips for making facilities more sustainable


7/16/2013 4:15:00 PM

The future is bright with Appleton Areamaster energy-efficient, low-maintenance floodlights


7/16/2013 4:15:00 PM

Urgent Care of Connecticut awarded Joint Commission accreditation


7/16/2013 4:15:00 PM

FacilityDude and MSL Healthcare Consulting form strategic partnership


7/16/2013 4:00:00 PM

Symposium to offer tips, best practices for hospital parking operations


The Cleveland Clinic, in cooperation with the International Parking Institute (IPI), is offering a two-day Parking CARES Symposium Aug. 5 and 6 to highlight best practices from the clinic's award-winning parking operations.

7/16/2013 2:30:00 PM

Florida hospital closes operating rooms due to infestation of flying ants


A hospital in Pensacola, Fla., was forced to close a suite of operating rooms July 8 because of a sudden infestation of flying ants.

7/16/2013 2:15:00 PM

Cooper Lighting joins California Lighting Technology Center


7/15/2013 4:45:00 PM

Saint Thomas Health renames member hospitals


7/15/2013 4:30:00 PM

Jarrard and Geisinger publish hospital mergers and acquisitions guide


7/15/2013 4:15:00 PM

AIA selects 12 projects for National Healthcare Design Awards


The American Institute of Architects-Academy of Architecture for Health (AIA-AAH) has named the recipients of the AIA National Healthcare Design Awards program.

7/15/2013 3:45:00 PM

OGA broke ground on seven medical facilities in five states in June


OGA, a national full-service real estate services and development company located in Nashville, has broken ground on seven new outpatient clinics in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan and South Carolina.

7/15/2013 3:45:00 PM

Schneider Electric introduces cloud-based video surveillance service


7/15/2013 2:30:00 PM

Acuity Brands introduces New LED Flush Mount Luminaire from Lithonia Lighting


7/15/2013 2:15:00 PM

New 3M Resilient Floor Protection System offers durable, practical protection


7/15/2013 2:00:00 PM

Assisted Living Concepts announces completion of acquisition by TPG


7/12/2013 4:45:00 PM

Future Facilities and No Limits Software partner for data center seminar


7/12/2013 4:30:00 PM

Texas groups launch national pilot to advance patient control over shared medical records


7/12/2013 4:30:00 PM

Pest control company Xcluder introduces rodent-proof door sweeps


7/12/2013 4:15:00 PM

Hilti introduces PM 4-M Multi Line Laser


7/12/2013 4:15:00 PM

E-Book shares six ways to apply ergonomics in design


7/12/2013 4:00:00 PM

Channel drains an option for healthcare facilities and ADA compliant showers


Luxe Linear Drains channel drains are ADA compliant and a good option for barrier-free, wheelchair accessible showers.

7/12/2013 3:00:00 PM

Construction begins on Grossmont Hospital Heart and Vascular Center


McCarthy Building Companies Inc. has begun construction of the new 74,000-square-foot Heart and Vascular Center at Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, Calif.

7/12/2013 2:00:00 PM

Accenture Smart Buildings Solutions and Thinkeco team to reduce plug-load inefficiencies


7/11/2013 4:45:00 PM

Stinger Medical merges with Enovate


7/11/2013 4:45:00 PM

AMAG Technology launches Symmetry HD Camera line


7/11/2013 4:30:00 PM

Honeywell launches project management, project specification tool


7/11/2013 3:45:00 PM

Energy Star upgrades Portfolio Manager in response to benchmarking trends


In July 2013, after several years of work, EPA launched a major retooling and upgrade of the Portfolio Manager tool.

7/11/2013 3:00:00 PM

Huntington Memorial Hospital first in California to use CureWrap in NICU


7/11/2013 3:00:00 PM

21st Annual Health Forum and AHA Leadership Summit


The 21st annual Health Forum and American Hospital Association (AHA) Leadership Summit will be held July 25-27 in San Diego.

7/11/2013 1:45:00 PM

NFMT Vegas 2013


Building Operating Management's NFMT Vegas 2013 will be held Sept. 17-18 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

7/11/2013 11:15:00 AM

EmpRes Healthcare acquires No Place Like Home Senior Care


7/10/2013 5:00:00 PM

Molina Healthcare to assume Lovelace Medicaid Contract in New Mexico


7/10/2013 4:45:00 PM

Skanska signs contract for hospital renovations in Tennessee


7/10/2013 4:45:00 PM

SRA to provide IT services to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


7/10/2013 4:30:00 PM

SelecTech becomes vendor partner of Health Care Institute


7/10/2013 4:15:00 PM

Acuity Brands enhances Lithonia Lighting D-Series Area LED luminaires with motion sensors


7/10/2013 3:30:00 PM

Maintenance managers, engineers name 40 Darn Good Products for 2013


Maintenance Solutions magazine has announced the winners in its annual reader's-choice Darn Good Products Awards.

7/10/2013 3:00:00 PM

Restroom design choices can influence people's image of facilities


The image that is projected by a facility's restrooms is a direct result of the planning that went into the design of the facilities.

7/10/2013 2:45:00 PM

Washington Hospital launches "WeCare," a comprehensive electronic health record system


7/8/2013 4:30:00 PM

Watts Water Technologies cuts ribbon on New Hampshire foundry


7/8/2013 4:15:00 PM

WAC Lighting unveils Argos LED track luminaire for architectural applications


7/8/2013 4:15:00 PM

One Call Care Management to acquire TechHealth Inc.


7/8/2013 4:15:00 PM

PPG launches online glass education center


7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM

Meyda Custom Lighting introduces Golden Forge Chandel-Air


7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM

2014 Environments for Aging


The Environments for Aging 2014 conference will be held May 3-6 in Anaheim, Calif.

7/8/2013 3:45:00 PM

Grounds care activities can have big impact on environment


Grounds managers need to consider many activities — from irrigation and mulching, to plant selection and maintenance — in their efforts to make landscapes more environmentally friendly.

7/8/2013 2:15:00 PM

2013 Transform Symposium - Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation


The Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation will present the 2013 Transform symposium Sept. 8-10 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minn.

7/5/2013 3:30:00 PM

Voting open until July 15 for 2013 Maintenance Solutions Achievement Awards


Voting is currently underway on Facebook for the Maintenance Solutions 2013 Achievement Awards, with a voter deadline of July 15.

7/5/2013 2:45:00 PM

MaxLite expands Plug-and-Play LED Lightbars with new color temperatures and sizes


7/5/2013 2:15:00 PM

AHA honors hospitals for improving community health


7/5/2013 1:30:00 PM

Gentec Inc. joins in developing BACnet technology


7/5/2013 12:00:00 PM

Cooper Lighting joins Green Parking Council (GPC) to develop, accelerate adoption of sustainable practices


7/5/2013 11:30:00 AM

MOKON expands temperature range of Iceman LT Series chillers


7/5/2013 11:30:00 AM

Updated FTC Green Guides: What Environmental Services managers need to know


The latest revisions of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Green Guides should put an end to misleading environmental marketing claims.

7/5/2013 11:30:00 AM

Distech Controls 50 Series controllers now available


7/3/2013 4:45:00 PM

Honeywell launches training program to help contractors assess, manage energy use in commercial buildings


7/3/2013 2:00:00 PM

Annual inspection of doors, hardware can aid in facility performance, safety


To provide desired levels of performance and safety, maintenance and engineering managers need to develop and implement an inspection program that targets doors and door hardware.

7/3/2013 1:15:00 PM

Toshiba launches downlight with higher lumen outputs


7/3/2013 12:30:00 PM

Lithonia Lighting honored for innovative outdoor LED lighting


7/3/2013 12:30:00 PM

ARCHIBUS releases 3rd generation mobile technology for real estate, infrastructure and facilities management


7/3/2013 11:00:00 AM

Inaugural Fellows class concludes sessions to drive healthcare forward, sets stage for annual initiative


7/3/2013 11:00:00 AM

Chicago hospital designs urban campus to meet varied community needs


St. Anthony Hospital on the southwest side of Chicago is designing a new campus that may serve as a model for poor urban areas in other cities.

7/3/2013 10:00:00 AM

Sika Sarnafil secures FM Approval for vegetated roofing system


7/2/2013 4:30:00 PM

Nuance announces Million Dollar Club Winners: Hospitals saving $1 million or more last year


7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM

Telemedicine software provider REACH Health secures $7.4 million in funding


7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM

Case study explores how Cooper University Hospital increased insurance collection rates by 25 percent


7/2/2013 3:45:00 PM

USGBC's LEED v4 passes member ballot, details to be unveiled at Greenbuild


The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its membership has voted to adopt LEED v4, the next update to the green building rating system.

7/2/2013 2:15:00 PM

MaxLite wins two Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards


7/2/2013 1:45:00 PM

2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo


The 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will be held Nov. 20-22 in Philadelphia.

7/2/2013 11:30:00 AM

Why Green Seal's GS-51 Laundry Standard will benefit several industries


7/2/2013 10:15:00 AM

St. Mary's Healthcare first hospital in Northeastern U.S. to install Mazor Robotics' Renaissance System


7/1/2013 3:45:00 PM

Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital automates code blues with Amcom Software


7/1/2013 3:45:00 PM

Slidell Memorial Hospital to use MEDHOST's EDIS in new emergency department


7/1/2013 3:30:00 PM

RES Software improves IT service delivery for healthcare with enhanced context aware capabilities


7/1/2013 3:30:00 PM

South Georgia Medical Center chooses RelayHealth for health information exchange


7/1/2013 3:30:00 PM

Walgreens, Johns Hopkins Medicine collaborate to bring clinic to campus


A new Walgreens store is being developed adjacent to the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore medical campus to offer health and wellness programs and services for students, staff and residents of the surrounding community.

7/1/2013 2:45:00 PM

Online video shows benefits of monitoring critical power management systems


A new video is now available online demonstrating how the ASCO PowerQuest Power Monitoring and Control System can aid in proper management of a critical power management system.

7/1/2013 11:30:00 AM

Oil-based gel provides nontoxic, green method of deterring pest birds


7/1/2013 11:15:00 AM



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