August 2013 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Medical equipment integration no longer optional


Electronic health records lean, logical way to improve processes and reporting

8/30/2013 1:15:00 PM

Case study: Tampa primary care facility improved with LED lighting and digital controls


Acuity Brands recently released a case study of the lighting challenges faced in the building of the Tampa General Medical Group in Brandon, Florida.

8/30/2013 12:00:00 PM

Shhh - Hospitals making improvements in acoustics, privacy


Federal regulations and patient-satisfaction concerns spur changes

8/30/2013 11:00:00 AM

Spike in health care construction brings higher interest costs


Hospitals in Chicago and elsewhere more than double debt service payments

8/30/2013 10:00:00 AM

WHO hand hygiene strategy feasible and sustainable


Two-year study showed marked improvement at multiple sites around the world

8/30/2013 9:00:00 AM

Take a photo tour of St. Vincent Hospital


Fishers hospital is the first in Indiana to seek LEED for Healthcare certification

8/30/2013 8:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power's ASCO Power Quality Meters capture every event


8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies detailing biometrics at Critical Facilities summit


8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM

Taco offers low-lead compliance web info


8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM

Inc. magazine honors Aquatherm as part of Fastest Growing Companies in the Nation


8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM

RFCI releases environmental product declarations


8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM

Sustainable design goes beyond building phase


Healthcare facility maintenance is an important part of the 'green' picture

8/29/2013 1:00:00 PM

Healthcare can learn from hospitality design pulse


Hotel-adapted amenities can help make patients feel comfortable and cared for

8/29/2013 12:00:00 PM

Infection preventionists crucial to hand hygiene compliance


New Medicare rules add financial consequences to preventing hospital-acquired infections

8/29/2013 11:00:00 AM

Federal News Radio interview focuses on healthcare quality improvement through IT


Discussion offers practical ways to improve outcomes and reduce costs

8/29/2013 10:00:00 AM

Focus on patient's role in hospital safety


Encouraging assertiveness can diminish risk in an effective safety culture

8/29/2013 9:00:00 AM

Rockford hospitals lauded for storm readiness


Three hospitals and 48 public schools recognized by The National Weather Service

8/29/2013 8:00:00 AM

CACI to provide healthcare facilities support to Air Force Medical Support Agency


8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM

Nexion Health selects COMS Interactive disease management program


8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM

Nexlight announces web site for Perfectsense building occupancy sensors


8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM

Controlled Power Co. receives Frost & Sullivan 2013 Best Practices Award


8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM

Gunlocke's new Roundabout Seating delivers comfortable versatility for any workspace


8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM

Pennsylvania health system's plant upgrade saves millions in energy costs


Installation of combined heat and power (CHP) system can benefit environment as well as help bring down healthcare costs

8/28/2013 2:00:00 PM

New hospital accreditation firm attracting attention


'Facility-friendly' DNV Healthcare emphasizes ongoing improvement

8/28/2013 1:00:00 PM

Free decontamination self-assessment offered


Hospitals can download free tool to evaluate their own procedures

8/28/2013 12:00:00 PM

Have waiting rooms seen their day?


New design trends include self check-in kiosks and more intuitive wayfinding

8/28/2013 11:00:00 AM

Sweeping changes: Hospitals focus on cleaning services


Janitors are on the front lines of crucial infection control

8/28/2013 9:00:00 AM

Doctors in Dubai will soon prescribe (Android) tablets


Hospital patients will have technology at their fingertips

8/28/2013 8:00:00 AM

Wiremold lab bench box meets UL spill standard


8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM

Collins joins PFB Architects


8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM

AAMA publishes performance requirements and test procedures for solar reflective finishes


8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM

Danfoss hosts Illinois Congressman Kinzinger to discuss renewable energy technologies


8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM

3M awarded contract by Palmetto Health for 3M 360 Encompass System


8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM

High-tech hospital room monitors more than entertainment


Patients can order meals, talk to nurses nurses and view X-rays

8/27/2013 2:00:00 PM

AAMI releases free wireless information resource


Compilation of articles can help avoid mistakes when introducing wireless technologies into healthcare facilities

8/27/2013 1:00:00 PM

Hospital disaster preparation evolves


Emergency preparedness grants fuel activity after Hurricane Sandy and Boston bombings

8/27/2013 12:15:00 PM

Contractors have tools to ease health care transition


BIM software and smartphone apps can save time and minimize disruption

8/27/2013 11:30:00 AM

Transforming tribal healthcare facilities


Architect designs buildings that serve. represent Native American culture

8/27/2013 9:00:00 AM

Floor-care primer: Starting at the bottom


Tips for care and repair of four major commercial flooring categories

8/27/2013 8:00:00 AM

Novation Renews PDC Healthcare's patient identification agreement for wristbands and companion labels


8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM

Palisades Medical Center works with Lightpath to create connections and extend services beyond its walls


8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM

Newest member of Erlanger's healthcare team is Xenex's germ-zapping robot


8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM

LG partners for new zero-client healthcare solution


8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM

NexJ receives grant to advance and accelerate health information exchange in Massachusetts


8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM

Digging up surprises at healthcare construction sites


Planning can avoid some problems, flexibility can turn them into positives

8/26/2013 2:00:00 PM

High-tech equipment used to reduce infant abductions


Ankle-band transmitters help Virginia hospital staff keep babies safe

8/26/2013 1:00:00 PM

Infection prevention techniques that work


Planning, vigilance, isolation, thorough cleaning help hospital keep HAI in check

8/26/2013 12:00:00 PM

New Jersey utility helping area hospitals save energy


Upfront funding makes upgrades possible for cash-strapped facilities

8/26/2013 11:00:00 AM

Hospital dining room rehab tastes immediate success


Brooklyn Hospital Center's emphasis on fresh and healthy food stations boosts traffic 14 percent

8/26/2013 9:00:00 AM

New Oregon facility designed for rural needs


Planning for the Coquille Valley Hospital focused on physician recruitment, patient perception and economic impact.

8/26/2013 8:00:00 AM

Eaton's Cooper Lighting division introduces Metalux Encounter series with LED WaveStream technology


8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM

Danfoss celebrates 80 years of global innovation


8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM

Expert committee to create global property standard


8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM

Southwest Microwave announces perimeter defense seminars


8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies presenting at IFMA's World Workplace 2013


8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM

Foundation awards grant to study hospital patient falls


Researchers will try to identify design elements that may contribute to mishaps.

8/23/2013 1:00:00 PM

Massachusetts hospital opens walking trails for visitors, employees


Northern Berkshire Healthcare cleared two paths behind the hospital to encourage a culture of health and wellness.

8/23/2013 12:00:00 PM

Survey says: Cleaning industry is cautiously optimistic


P&G Professional poll includes more than 400 cleaning professionals from healthcare, food service, commercial and hospitality sectors.

8/23/2013 11:00:00 AM

Take a photo tour of the new Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital


The 184,600-square-foot Tyler, Texas, facility is the region's first cardiac hospital.

8/23/2013 10:00:00 AM

Real-time location services can save time and improve care


Cost-effective technologies can help in emergencies situations as well as efficient equipment scheduling.

8/23/2013 9:00:00 AM

More signs are not always right direction in wayfinding


Color, texture and simple language can ease patient journey through medical facility.

8/23/2013 8:00:00 AM

WattStopper expands lighting control toolbox to better manage energy in high performance buildings


8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM

BOMA International releases new healthcare real estate guidebook


8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM

ICONICS Announces the 2013 Worldwide Customer Summit


8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM

STOKO Professional Skin Care introduces KRESTO Cherry KWIK-WIPES


8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM

NY fire district chooses to build station with ICF for energy efficiency and disaster resistance


8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM

Planning - and budgeting - for the un-plannable


Disaster preparation efforts may be considered a resource drain in calm times, but if a disaster catches a hospital unprepared, emergency departments come under fire.

8/22/2013 4:00:00 PM

Whose responsibility is hospital safety?


When it comes to hospital safety, experts say patients should question cleanliness to prevent infections.

8/22/2013 2:00:00 PM

With stripmall ERs, convenience has a price


Patients mistaking them for urgent care centers can develop wallet pains.

8/22/2013 12:00:00 PM

Wireless body area networks open up health care and consumer possibilities


BANs have transformed patient monitoring and offer opportunities for athletics and person fitness.

8/22/2013 11:30:00 AM

Registries helped track infections in health care facilities


Regional patient registries may be useful in tracking the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections between health care facilities.

8/22/2013 10:00:00 AM

Bariatric design adjusts to larger patient needs


Facilities look beyond toilets and grab bars to wide doors and comfortable waiting room furniture

8/22/2013 9:00:00 AM

Freestanding EDs benefit hospitals' reach and bottom line


Additional "front doors" to care can reduce patient bottlenecks and long wait times.

8/22/2013 8:00:00 AM

Pinta Acoustic's Custom Triangle Baffles Provide A Unique Look And Acoustical Control At ESIF


8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM

Honeywell introduces Silent Knight Fire/CO detector


8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM

Tampa General Medical Group selects Acuity Brands


8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM

Siemon enhances fiber product line with low-loss plug-and-play solutions


8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM

Bradley's introduces Terreon solid surface undermount basins


8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM

Grant helped Alabama hospital realize five-figure annual energy savings


Providence Hospital reduced annual energy consumption by 15% with energy efficient LED fixtures

8/21/2013 2:00:00 PM

Staff input informed planning of long-term care facility


Cypress Health Region employees in Saskatchewan took the lead in forming ideas and helping develop replacement-facility design.

8/21/2013 12:30:00 PM

Healthcare landscape architecture awards program announced


New competition will focus on landscape architecture in acute care, senior living, and behavioral health facilities.

8/21/2013 11:00:00 AM

Infections may be getting two surprise foes


Research suggests that copper surfaces and cold plasma could be weapons against bacteria

8/21/2013 10:00:00 AM

Hospitals embrace the intersection of patient outcomes, sustainable design


In the past, patient outcomes and satisfaction may have seemed to be at odds with efficiency and sustainability. But that is changing.

8/21/2013 10:00:00 AM

Research suggests access to nature creates healthy results


Better patient outcomes seen in facilities with well-planned and tended landscaping.

8/21/2013 9:00:00 AM

Report helps facilities departments speak finance


Report provides healthcare facilities departments with benchmarking tools to help them communicate effectively with finance-focused senior management.

8/21/2013 8:00:00 AM

Rain Bird Enhances RWS Root Watering Series For Greater Effectiveness And Easier Installation


8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM

New Angle Grinders from Metabo Increase Productivity, Reduce Operator Fatigue


8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power Identifies Vital Signs of a Healthy Data Center


8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM

Ecophon Gedina Fiberglass Ceiling Panels Bring Exceptional Acoustical Performance to a Broad Range of Applications


8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power Outlines Best Practices for Building a More Profitable Colocation Environment


8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM

Location may trump numbers for hand rub dispenser effectiveness


According to a study in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, at a certain point increasing the number of hand rub dispensers is less important than their location in encouraging use.

8/20/2013 3:00:00 PM

Healthcare construction steady, but survey shows some uncertainty


The market for healthcare construction is holding steady, but firms still worry about uncertainty in the field, according to a survey in Healthcare Design magazine.

8/20/2013 2:00:00 PM

Hospital design can impact care as well as bottom line


Forward-thinking design elements are good for the health of the patients as well as the health of the hospital's budget, says the chair of the Center for Health Design.

8/20/2013 1:15:00 PM

HHS says photocopiers should be part of data security review


As part of the announcement that Affinity will pay a more than $1.2 settlement for a breach of security, The Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights says that healthcare organizations need to consider photocopy machines when examining their data security.

8/20/2013 12:00:00 PM

Hospitals building coalitions to ensure business continuity


Hospitals are forming coalitions to respond collaboratively to disasters, partly because federal funding is linked to joint efforts to deliver effective health care during an emergency.

8/20/2013 9:00:00 AM

Health care reform era furnished by efficiency, durability


Tighter economic times mean health care facilities professionals are taking a hard look at their furniture choices. Design and consistency can play a large role in a facility's brand, but the furniture also needs to be durable from a facilities standpoint.

8/20/2013 8:00:00 AM

Streamlight Introduces High-Output 4AA ProPolymax


8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM

Mitsubishi Electric Introduces Diamond System Builder Software


8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM

Purchasing Green Just Got Easier


8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM

Chicago Faucets Adds New Workboard Faucets, Expanding Line Of Food Service Products


8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM

Tornado SWB 26/8 Walk-Behind Battery Sweeper


8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM

Paris hospital deploys outdoor wayfinding kiosks


A Paris hospital has installed 20 full- and semi-outdoor wayfinding kiosks to enhance visitors' experience and reduce the need for staff to direct wandering visitors.

8/19/2013 2:00:00 PM

New Jersey legislator pushes medical waste legislation


A New Jersey legislator pushes medical waste legislation after syringes washed up on Island Beach State Park earlier this month.

8/19/2013 1:00:00 PM

Mountains offer beautiful backdrop, challenges for hospital project


The Blue Ridge Mountains provided a beautiful backdrop, as well as challenges, for Kahler Slater architects. The new Martha Jefferson Hospital building - a replacement for the original 100-year-old facility - was named one of 2013's most beautiful hospitals.

8/19/2013 12:00:00 PM

Software simulations help build model hospital


Software simulations help keep projects the right size and ensure that staffing, scheduling and patient volume are considered for efficient operations.

8/19/2013 10:15:00 AM

Case study: The role of environmental hygiene in lowering hospital infections


A new case study examines the role of improved environmental hygiene in lowering infections and raising HCAHPS Scores at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Ill., near Chicago.

 Communication with patients also plays a role.

8/19/2013 8:00:00 AM

Affordable Care Act spurs rise in hospital system mergers


The number of hospital mergers in 2012 (105) was more than double the total in 2009 (50), and with 46 mergers already this year, 2013 looks to be continuing the recent trend, according to Irving Levin Associates, a health care research firm.

8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM

Enerliance Recognized As Leading Green Company In Orange County 



8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong Expands Flexstep Fiberglass Vinyl Sheet Line With New Designs & Colors


8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM

NADCA and IAQA Announce New Partnership


8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM

Introducing the Collection Line by Laminam by Crossville


8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM

Unified Power signs Supportek as Strategic Channel Partner for Critical Power Service Sales


8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM

Check out the largest healthcare project in the U.S.


Kristin Zeit, editor-in-chief of Healthcare Design and Environments for Aging, recently toured the Parkland Memorial Hospital replacement facility in Dallas. Zeit wrote about the experience and posted a gallery of photos of the tour.

8/16/2013 2:45:00 PM

NFPA drops new emergency power requirement


The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has dropped a requirement for adding an indicator light on each receptacle on emergency power.

8/16/2013 8:00:00 AM

Art donated to enhance patient experience at health center


New artwork donated to enhance the patient experience at The Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center in Worcester, Mass., was unveiled this week at a reception celebrating National Health Center Week.

8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM

CBRE Group, Inc. Ranks No. 4 Among All Outsourcing Firms


8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM

Hygienic Cleaning Power at an Affordable Price


8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM

Watermark Designs Brings The Outdoors In With New Zen Collection of Rock and Stone Faucet Handles


8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM

Ecova Joins White House Inspired Green Button Initiative


8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite's LED BR Lamps Receive ENERGY STAR Rating


8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM

Tips on the Safe Handling of Cleaning Chemicals


8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM

Hastings Tile & Bath Debuts New Line Of Vanities And Accessories From Sonia


8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM

Lower Energy Costs With Increased Efficiency


8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM

Cree Sets Performance Standard with Introduction of Next Generation LED Canopy Series


8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM

Chicago-Based Innovative Floral Company is Transforming the Luxury Hospitality Floral Market


8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM

Evidence-based design knowledge repository launched


The Center for Health Design has launched an extensive library of more than 2,500 evidence-based designed references.

8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM

13th Healthcare Facilities Forum scheduled in Austin


The Healthcare Facilities Forum is an appointment-based event for the healthcare facilities management industry.

8/14/2013 2:15:00 PM

Viracon Launches New Corporate Website


8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM

Woodtrac Ceiling Systems Receive FSC Chain-Of-Custody Certification


8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM

Jeff Foxworthy, Grasshopper Help Combat-Wounded Veteran Start New Business With Commercial Zero-Turn Mower Donation


8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM

Honeywell's New Smart Lighting Zone Controller Brings Greater Energy Efficiency To Commercial Buildings


8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM

Tate Achieves Net Zero Carbon Manufacturing Status For North American Operations


8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM

Brooklyn faces threat of hospital closings


A combination of economics and health trends could lead to the closing of a series of large hospitals in Brooklyn, N.Y.

8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM

Fire barrier management symposium for healthcare engineers announced


The Firestop Contractors International Association will present a barrier management symposium to educate healthcare engineering professionals about fire resistant rated construction including all compartmentation components.

8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power Announces New Input Configurations and Industry Certifications for Liebert APM UPS


8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM

Wausau Offers INvent -HP -XLT Series Hurricane Impact-Resistant Operable Windows With Thermal Barrier Framing Cover


8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM

What Cleaning Pros Should Know About Combustible Dust Explosions


8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM

New Video Tutorial on Applying Garland Roof Self-Adhering System


8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM

Chicago Faucets Redesigns Website, Adds Product Configurator for Mix-And-Match Components and Savings Calculator


8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM

Testing fire alarms is critical part of installation


Testing to ensure newly installed fire alarm systems are working correctly is a critical part of the installation process.

8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM

disaster recovery

Boston bombing tests area hospital's disaster response plans


The Boston Marathon bombings tested the disaster response plans of the Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, as well as other local hospitals.

8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

Ultrasound accepted for fire system pipe testing


There is more than one method to comply with NFPA 25, Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems' internal pipe testing requirements.

8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM

Faculty announced for MDS Consulting annual Healthcare Leadership Conference


8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM

$63 Million in costs avoided by hospital patient safety collaboration


8/6/2013 4:45:00 PM

St. Charles Health System, Institute for Healthcare Improvement form strategic partnership


8/6/2013 4:45:00 PM

Mitsubishi Electric vertical air handler provides increased static capacity, greater installation flexibility


8/6/2013 4:30:00 PM

Trane expanded range of controls enable users to optimize building design and operations


8/6/2013 4:00:00 PM

Mass notification systems can aid overall hospital communications


Healthcare organizations are increasingly using mass notification systems, originally intended for emergency situations, for other critical communications.

8/6/2013 1:45:00 PM

CONSTRUCT 2013/CSI Annual Convention


CONSTRUCT 2013, sponsored by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) will be held Sept. 24-27 in Nashville, Tenn.

8/6/2013 1:45:00 PM

3M introduces Glass Cleaner and Protector, Peroxide Cleaner Concentrate


8/5/2013 4:45:00 PM

Xenex germ-zapping robot enhancing patient safety at Decatur Memorial Hospital


8/5/2013 4:45:00 PM

Housekeeping Solutions magazine announces name change to Facility Cleaning Decisions


8/5/2013 4:45:00 PM

BEA introduces new touch-free door activation plate


8/5/2013 4:30:00 PM

American Hospital Association honors two federal hospital leaders


8/5/2013 4:30:00 PM

Sika Sarnafil opens new West Coast distribution center


8/5/2013 4:15:00 PM

Healthcare facilities employ varied tactics for better acoustics, noise control


Healthcare facilities have begun to focus more on privacy, noise control and acoustics not only to meet HIPPA mandates for patient confidentiality, but also to increase patient satisfaction.

8/5/2013 2:45:00 PM

American Hospital Association (AHA) elects Jonathan B. Perlin, M.D., chair-elect designate


8/2/2013 4:15:00 PM

Microsoft names Perficient 2013 Healthcare Provider Partner of the Year


8/2/2013 4:00:00 PM

HealthLink Dimensions partners with Mosaic Solutions Group


8/2/2013 4:00:00 PM

Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford re-verified as a Level I Trauma Center


8/2/2013 4:00:00 PM

iVantage names Top 100 Strongest U.S. Hospitals


8/2/2013 3:45:00 PM

Free webcast offers cleaning best practices for infection control


"Infection Control: Breaking the Chain of Infection," will provide an in-depth understanding of universal practices and methods in combating the spread of infection in a variety of settings.

8/2/2013 3:15:00 PM

Hospitals improve food service to increase patient satisfaction


Hospitals nationwide are changing the kinds of food they serve and how they serve it in an effort to increase patient satisfaction, and thus revenue.

8/2/2013 2:30:00 PM

Community Health Systems to acquire Health Management Associates


8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM

Kindred Healthcare completes $47 million sale of nursing centers


8/1/2013 4:45:00 PM

Good Samaritan Hospital rejoins Aetna's network in Los Angeles


8/1/2013 4:45:00 PM

API Healthcare expands into behavioral health and rehabilitation centers


8/1/2013 4:45:00 PM

Hartford HealthCare System selects Conifer Health Solutions as its communications center


8/1/2013 4:45:00 PM

International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) 2013 Annual Conference


The International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) 2013 Annual Conference (formerly the Labs21 Annual Conference) will be held Sept. 23-26 in Minneapolis.

8/1/2013 4:30:00 PM

Walgreens rebrands its in-store 'Take Care' clinics as 'Healthcare Clinics'


The clinic name change is intended as a way to attract new patients by linking the growing retail clinic business to Walgreens' other healthcare assets under one well-known brand.

8/1/2013 12:00:00 PM



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