October 2014 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Florida nursing home cited for rats


Citrus Gardens, in Fort Myers, Fla., was cited by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for a rat infestation, according to an article on the Long-term Living website

10/31/2014 3:00:00 PM

Laundry council backs CDC Ebola guidelines


The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) is advising healthcare laundries to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on processing Ebola-related linens

10/31/2014 2:00:00 PM

Fire-rated door frame Q&A


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about fire-rated door frames

10/31/2014 1:00:00 PM

Blog

Legionella: An 'everyone' issue


Long-term solutions for treating Legionella in your building water systems

10/31/2014 12:00:00 PM

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Identifying Legionella issues starts with setting a baseline through culturing


Culturing is the process of collecting water samples and testing them for the genus species Legionella pneumophila

10/31/2014 12:00:00 PM

Take a photo tour of Canadian mental health facility


Southdown Institute was designed as a healing retreat that takes advantage of the tranquility of the surrounding landscape. The building is situated around a central courtyard featuring a stand of mature white pines, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.

10/31/2014 9:00:00 AM

Chris O'Brien Lifehouse is Australia's first comprehensive cancer care facility


In addition to its advanced treatment program, Lifehouse has a modern and open design, which sets a new benchmark for patient comfort

10/31/2014 8:00:00 AM

Phoenix introduces the EcoMod 450


10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

ROCKFON helps Metro Toronto Convention Centre meet aesthetic, sustainable and durability goals


10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

Honeywell develops wireless fire sensing system


10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

Contractors can now take their scanning to a new level


10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

H2C achieves sub-six percent cap rate on monetization of PinnacleHealth Medical Office Buildings


10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals review infection control practices amid Ebola fears


Experts say renewed education and training efforts may lead to more hospitals revamping their protocols and being more prepared in the future

10/30/2014 3:00:00 PM

Blog

Temporary staffing in healthcare security


Careful planning can help ensure that regardless of the situation, it's business as usual

10/30/2014 2:00:00 PM

Ebola risk management tips for healthcare facilities


Internal risk management strategy should include the establishment of policies, training and demonstrable due diligence

10/30/2014 12:00:00 PM

Blighted Los Angeles hospital rebuilt after challenging history


New Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital rebranded with humane and welcoming design

10/30/2014 11:00:00 AM

Green initiatives gaining favor with hospitals


Sustainability believed to be a deciding factor for patients when choosing hospitals, survey says

10/30/2014 10:00:00 AM

N.Y. prison expands medical facility


$32 million expansion of the Mohawk Correctional Facility designed to be safer and more cost-effective

10/30/2014 9:00:00 AM

Health system switches to meats without unnecessary antibiotics


Morrison Healthcare Partners with Health Care Without Harm in serving meat and poultry without unnecessary antibiotics

10/30/2014 8:00:00 AM

DEWALT launches battery-powered outdoor equipment


10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Green Seal announces proposed standard for environmental innovation


10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Panasonic expands line of vent fan controls to provide builders and contractors with fully customized options


10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Talkaphone releases VOIP-200 Series compact IP call stations


10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Only analytics tool native to Niagara leverages power of Niagara Framework


10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Optimizing lighting and HVAC control can save money


Light and HVAC play a critical role in creating an ideal healing environment

10/29/2014 3:00:00 PM

Facilities professionals must communicate how they contribute to the organization as a whole


The evolving healthcare industry may offer new opportunities for facility managers prepared to take advantage of them

10/29/2014 1:00:00 PM

Health center planned for Brooklyn cultural district


The facility won't have physicians'offices or waiting areas. Patients will check in at kiosks and go directly to an exam room, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/29/2014 12:00:00 PM

Download free whitepaper on hand hygiene


Paper on Infection Control Today website discusses the effects of hand hygiene on skin

10/29/2014 11:00:00 AM

About one in six doctor visits will be virtual in 2014


Virtual visits are expected to save $5 billion this year

10/29/2014 10:00:00 AM

Cancer center includes 'quiet room'


Comprehensive Care Center within Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., has a space for contemplation

10/29/2014 9:00:00 AM

New hospital planned for booming Texas region


Memorial Hermann Health System plans 80-bed facility in Cypress

10/29/2014 8:00:00 AM

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center presents the largest clinical experience on the convergent procedure


10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

CQuence Health Group Ranked Among 'Best Place to Work in Healthcare'


10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

IFMA Health Care Institute Joins world stage, accepted by prominent International Healthcare Facilities Federation


10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Line with all-new Z700X models, featuring Kawasaki FX Engines


10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Honda power equipment introduces new design features for HRX Series of lawn mowers


10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Mandatory Ebola quarantine criticized


Doctors Without Borders, the New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology disagree with the states' actions

10/28/2014 3:00:00 PM

New emergency department designed with smaller waiting rooms


Providence Hospital's expanded emergency department will register and triage patients in private rooms

10/28/2014 2:00:00 PM

Lenox Hill HealthPlex opened in former maritime building


New York health facility takes over ground floor of the 1964 headquarters of the National Maritime Union

10/28/2014 1:00:00 PM

Expert on designing for elderly talks about long-term facility innovation


In a Q&A on the Environments for Aging website, Lorraine G. Hiatt talks about new ideas for environments and design

10/28/2014 12:00:00 PM

Controlling allergies in a long-term living facility


A blog on the Long-Term Living website offers five environmental tips to surviving allergy season

10/28/2014 11:00:00 AM

Oklahoma hospital begins to rebuild after tornado


A new $29 million hospital is being constructed to replace a Moore facility destroyed by a tornado

10/28/2014 10:00:00 AM

Testing can help clarify wayfinding system


Munson Medical Center's process improvement exercises helped pinpoint problems in their signage and communication, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/28/2014 8:00:00 AM

Pexip Infinity expands remote education capabilities of Texas education telecommunications network


10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Herman Miller announces a new tool for learning about a product's sustainability


10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Securitron EcoPower power supply achieves 99 percent energy savings over traditional power supplies, receives Greencircle certification


10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite opens new facility in Anaheim


10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

ThyssenKrupp has launched ACCEL, a game-changing transportation system that accelerates transit times in cities and airports.


10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Prevent winter pest problems


As colder weather drives pests indoors, integrated pest management minimizes the risk of infestations

10/27/2014 3:00:00 PM

London STD clinic designed to overcome stigma


Facility has a boutique-like, inviting atmosphere defying preconceptions

10/27/2014 2:00:00 PM

N.C. continuing care retirement community tackles expansion


Aldersgate CCRC in Charlotte played to its strengths, recognizing land as its greatest asset, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

10/27/2014 12:00:00 PM

Longitudinal thinking can optimize healthcare projects


Architects must optimize the delivery outcomes for healthcare building clients

10/27/2014 11:00:00 AM

Denver's Saint Joseph Hospital includes interventional platform floor


Cardiac cath lab, electrophysiology lab and endoscopy services are located near each other on one floor

10/27/2014 10:00:00 AM

Pittsburgh facility ups hand-hygiene compliance to nearly 100 percent


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian initiative includes education and accountability measures

10/27/2014 9:00:00 AM

Georgia Medical Center keeps grounds green all year


Northwest Georgia Medical Center in Gainsville wins gold award in the landscaping competition, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.

10/27/2014 8:00:00 AM

New compact hose reel from T&S is perfect solution for light duty applications


10/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Exova Warringtonfire increases sprinkler head testing capabilities in Australia


10/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Von Duprin concealed vertical cable exit devices fill a church's tall order


10/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

CertainTeed issues industry-first health product declarations for fiberglass insulation


10/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Winona Lighting launches the sleek, sophisticated canoe LED pendant and sconce collection


10/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

NYC healthcare workers readying for Ebola


Workers urged to calm rampant public fears over Ebola

10/24/2014 3:00:00 PM

California healthcare district cutting hospital construction costs


Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District may be able to cut a $23 million shortfall to $5.8 million

10/24/2014 2:00:00 PM

Successfully integrating BIM in hospital construction


Article offers 10 ways building information modeling can benefit the healthcare industry

10/24/2014 1:00:00 PM

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How loudness affects the hospital environment


As technology and devices become more prominent, the bed rest required for a full patient recovery is being compromised by a rapidly emerging challenge: noisy surroundings

10/24/2014 12:00:00 PM

Healthcare design survey stresses efficiency


Health Facilities Management and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association surveyed healthcare architecture, facilities and construction professionals about trends in healthcare design

10/24/2014 11:00:00 AM

Florida health center project based on collaboration, Lean design


Tradition Medical Center team philosophy: 'Start smart, design smart, build smart'

10/24/2014 10:00:00 AM

Liquid oxygen transfilling Q&A


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about liquid oxygen transfilling operations

10/24/2014 9:00:00 AM

N.J. bill would give power-restoration priority to healthcare facilities


Electric companies say healthcare facilities are already among the first customers they consider when getting service back to normal after an extended outage

10/24/2014 8:00:00 AM

Corbett Lighting's rockstar pendant wins 2014 Pinnacle Award


10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

Statguard Flooring introduces epoxy primer for ESD floor coatings


10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

Eaton introduces enhanced ePDU G3 Platform with one percent billing grade accuracy and advanced outlet level power management capabilities


10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

New app offers consumers and professionals the ability to calculate their green product purchases


10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

Eaton’s Halo LED Solutions bring energy efficiency to the Greenbuild LivingHome


10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hospital security departments bracing for Ebola impact


Hospitals are re-examining their plans to ensure they are prepared to meet the challenges

10/23/2014 3:00:00 PM

Twin Cities hospitals help anchor local food movement


Most medical centers and colleges have come together to broaden their collective impact by purchasing more local goods and services

10/23/2014 2:00:00 PM

Modular construction booming in healthcare


Despite benefits, modular construction but not for every project

10/23/2014 12:00:00 PM

UK hospital criticized for filthy conditions


Patient sat on a pressure cushion covered in previous patient's feces for a week, according to family

10/23/2014 11:00:00 AM

Delaware's health facility built on military tank assembly site


One project challenge was reusing a portion of the original assembly plant, according to an article and photo tour on the Healthcare Design website

10/23/2014 10:00:00 AM

Facility managers feeling effect of healthcare industry changes


Industry veteran says facility managers need to stay involved or risk being left behind

10/23/2014 9:00:00 AM

Western Massachusetts hospital earns LEED HC Gold


The project's brownfield site was once a rope mill and included salvageable brick and other materials that were incorporated into the new structure

10/23/2014 8:00:00 AM

Cascades Tissue Group launches new Tandem+ towel and tissue dispensing system


10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Protecting yourself from serious illness: avoid touching dollar bills


10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Most common questions regarding floor care....answered


10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Bacterin presents preclinical results of an efficacious antimicrobial orthopedic device coating


10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong Green Genie online environmental tool now includes new ecoScorecard service


10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

CDC issues stronger standards for Ebola healthcare workers


Updated protocols include personal protective equipment that covers the entire body and leaves no skin exposed

10/22/2014 3:00:00 PM

Ebola units have few rooms


Only four hospitals in the country have high-level containment units and each has the capacity to treat only a handful of Ebola patients at once

10/22/2014 2:00:00 PM

Long Beach hospital may be partially or completely razed due to Sandy damage


New owner will decide if any part of the hospital is salvageable and develop plans for opening a free-standing emergency department

10/22/2014 1:00:00 PM

Maintaining Joint Commission accreditation


Various state agencies utilize Joint Commission accreditation as a condition for Medicare payments, so accreditation is even more important with the Affordable Care Act

10/22/2014 12:00:00 PM

San Antonio hospital energy investments save money


Sky Tower at University Hospital includes an array of energy-saving technology and building materials

10/22/2014 11:00:00 AM

Energy measurement best practices for healthcare


Effective measurement and control can help ensure healthcare facilities get the best return on their energy investments

10/22/2014 10:00:00 AM

UK hospital patient dies after dietary mistake


Croydon University Hospital staff gives patient solid food instead of liquids

10/22/2014 9:00:00 AM

Competition encourages design innovation for cancer patients


Designers asked to consider frequent, long hospital stays; parental presence and a space appropriate for infants to teenagers, according to Healthcare Design website

10/22/2014 8:00:00 AM

Retroficiency analytics improve utility efficiency program targeting and cross-channel engagement


10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

CENTRIA releases inaugural environmental product declarations


10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

MCA Award for Education honors Valspar as part of Arkansas' Chaffin Junior High School project team


10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Eaton offers versatility and long service life in PV systems with new high amperage solar combiner boxes


10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Littman Brands donates multiple lighting fixtures to Ronald McDonald House of Long Island


10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Ebola preparedness urged for clinics


Stand-alone clinics need to prepare themselves for patients with Ebola-like symptoms

10/21/2014 3:00:00 PM

Healthcare community focuses on healthy lifestyle


Nevada senior development to offer healthcare services and lifestyle perks

10/21/2014 1:00:00 PM

Ebola raises concerns over infection controls


The track record of the nation's hospitals in controlling other infections suggests a lot of them aren't prepared

10/21/2014 12:00:00 PM

First U.S. hospital built on a community college campus


Holy Cross Germantown Hospital is open on the Montgomery College campus in Germantown, Md.

10/21/2014 11:00:00 AM

Iowa hospital works to decrease patient falls


Horn Memorial Hospital, Ida Grove, was one of three Iowa hospitals to be recognized by the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative for their success in significantly reducing their patient fall rate

10/21/2014 10:00:00 AM

Improving hand-washing compliance


Hospitals are adopting direct observation, education and creative signage initiatives to increase hand washing among staff

10/21/2014 9:00:00 AM

On-site corporate clinics becoming more common


On-site clinics can help control employee healthcare costs and attract and retain talent, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/21/2014 8:00:00 AM

AAAASF provides outpatient facilities with Ebola checklist


10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Reliable Controls provides 3D system graphics with RC-GrafxSet


10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

PositiveID's Firefly Dx System featured on Hannity on Fox News


10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Chicago-area metal roofing customers get quality - plus 5-year peace-of-mind


10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Retroficiency Analytics improve utility efficiency program targeting and cross-channel engagement


10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

OSHA issues Ebola guidance


The agency is being urged to move forward with an infectious-disease rule initiated in 2010

10/20/2014 3:00:00 PM

Healthcare construction at seven-year high in Twin Cities


Activity linked to shift from inpatient to outpatient care

10/20/2014 2:00:00 PM

Appropriate technology key to hospital security


The goal should be balancing the need for a secure environment and allowing staff and visitors to move through a facility without too much hassle

10/20/2014 12:00:00 PM

Blog

What determines a wet procedure location?


If no risk assessment is completed by the facility for the operating room, the room is considered a wet procedure location by default, according to a blog by Krista McDonald Biason

10/20/2014 11:00:00 AM

Detroit hospital considers outsourcing housekeeping


Move is part of a trend by hospital systems in Southeast Michigan and elsewhere

10/20/2014 10:00:00 AM

Fiber optic cable Q&A


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about fiber optic cable

10/20/2014 9:00:00 AM

Making the most of a multi-tenant outpatient facility design


The right facility design can be instrumental in healthcare economics

10/20/2014 8:00:00 AM

Tyco fire protection products strengthens portable fire extinguisher offerings


10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

With new chemical drainage technologies, Zurn delivers another single-source supplier category


10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Mobile app expands real-time facility operations and energy management


10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Still number one after all these years


10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Lennox' popular Raider rooftop unit now available in heat pump models


10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Ebola a workplace issue for healthcare facilities


Hospitals focusing on training, communication to diminish risk and worry

10/17/2014 3:00:00 PM

Facility conditions key to controlling spread of viral hemorrhagic fever


Many of the hosts that carry hemorrhagic fever viruses are rodents

10/17/2014 2:00:00 PM

Saskatoon hospitals warn of thefts


Hospitals advise greater precautions to deal with thefts from patients

10/17/2014 1:00:00 PM

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What if a flu pandemic were to happen tomorrow?


As part of a pandemic plan, hospitals should work with a security provider to focus on crowd control and restricted access or 'lockdowns'

10/17/2014 12:00:00 PM

Hospital commits to reducing its carbon footprint


George Washington University Hospital will source enough zero-emission solar power to cover about one-third of its energy needs

10/17/2014 11:00:00 AM

Hospital security a growing concern


Shootings, privacy breaches and theft are just some of the challenges that hospitals face daily

10/17/2014 10:00:00 AM

Community health beyond just the data


According to a blog on the Healthcare Design website, focus groups, interviews and ethnographic studies can help clarify community needs

10/17/2014 8:00:00 AM

Watermark Designs wins Gold Designation from Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce


10/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Eaton announces Halo photo contest in support of ENERGY STAR program


10/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Lithonia Lighting re-engineers popular P Series LED recessed lights in response to new Title 24 residential lighting requirements


10/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Motion Industries announces debut of Tom's Toolbox industrial solution video shorts


10/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Milwaukee M18 Metal Shears Deliver Maximum Control


10/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Health officials discussing designated Ebola hospitals


Bellevue Hospital Center has agreed to take confirmed cases of Ebola from the 11 hospitals within the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.

10/16/2014 3:00:00 PM

CDC's how-to on treating Ebola safely


New York Times article includes instructions, charts and graphics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

10/16/2014 2:00:00 PM

Nurses at Dallas hospital say there were no Ebola protocols


Union says guidelines were constantly changing on how to deal with the virus

10/16/2014 1:00:00 PM

Housekeeping leader at senior care facility honored


Monique Walker, director of housekeeping Vi at Grayhawk, recognized with 'Managers of Distinction' Award

10/16/2014 11:00:00 AM

Case study

TriRivers Health Partners installs integrated power management system


System supports healthcare IT requirements and electronic health record storage

10/16/2014 10:00:00 AM

Many nursing homes still lack sprinklers


A total of 385 facilities in 39 states fail to meet requirements set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

10/16/2014 9:00:00 AM

Manhattan medical center tailored for men


Preston Robert Tisch Center For Men's Health created an environment where men would feel comfortable in both sickness and in health, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.

10/16/2014 8:00:00 AM

Trane introduces BAS R'newal building controls upgrade program to improve building efficiency and performance


10/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Sanomedics announces that their Caregiver no-touch thermometers have been enlisted in the fight against Ebola


10/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Capital Senior Living aligns With Redilearning to take staff performance to new heights


10/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Werner announces availability of Max Patrol self retracting lifelines


10/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

PROSOCO R-Guard products make prestigious Top 10 list


10/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals can learn from Dallas' Ebola mistakes


U.S. hospitals are concerned that more Ebola patients will emerge, pushing them to buy more protective equipment, build new isolation rooms

10/15/2014 3:00:00 PM

Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center FM honored


Brian Tallmadge recognized with 'Managers of Distinction' Award

10/15/2014 1:00:00 PM

Hopes realized seven years after Michigan hospital installs vegetative roof


Project enhances sustainability efforts as part of the hospital's stormwater management

10/15/2014 12:00:00 PM

Blog

Winning facility design for men 'strong but vulnerable'


Men's clinic designs' role in preventative care discussed in a blog on the Healthcare Design website

10/15/2014 11:00:00 AM

Video

Choosing patient-unit flooring


A flooring mock-up can be an ideal way to show all the options

10/15/2014 10:00:00 AM

Waste containers Q&A


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about waste containers

10/15/2014 9:00:00 AM

Surgical fire prevention strategies


Between 550 and 650 surgical fires occur each year in the U.S.

10/15/2014 8:00:00 AM

Illuminating Engineering Society recognizes nine Eaton LED products for technical achievement


10/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

FILASOLUTIONS app goes global


10/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Atlas Copco launches Tier 4 Final QAS 25 generator


10/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Lutron adds 0-10V dimmer sensors to its Maestro occupancy sensing family


10/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Forest Lighting announces affordable, energy saving LED linear lamps


10/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

New case raises questions about treating Ebola in all hospitals


CDC considering whether patients with the virus should be transferred to hospitals with special containment units

10/14/2014 3:00:00 PM

Free 'Building Commissioning for Hospitals' webcast Thursday


Webcast will include an in-depth examination of how existing building commissioning can be used to identify system improvements in hospitals to boost utility savings and capital ROI

10/14/2014 2:00:00 PM

Full-scale health village planned in Nevada


An acute-care hospital will be the first facility built in Henderson's $1.2 billion Union Village

10/14/2014 1:00:00 PM

Firefighting in hospitals takes specialized training


One of the most complicated types of facilities that a firefighter will ever respond to is a healthcare center

10/14/2014 12:00:00 PM

Blog

Hues for healthcare spaces


Color influences mood and can be a tool to shape the patient and guest experience

10/14/2014 11:00:00 AM

Designing a welcoming waiting room


Today's patients want a waiting room that is inviting and that makes them feel valued

10/14/2014 11:00:00 AM

Ohio State University opens cancer emergency department


Department has private negative air flow treatment rooms, in which cancer patients can be placed in isolation to reduce exposure to infectious diseases

10/14/2014 9:00:00 AM

University of Delaware health facility built on brownfield


Healthcare Design website posts photo tour of redevelopment project

10/14/2014 8:00:00 AM

PeridoxRTU sporicidal disinfectant meets CDCs guidance for hospital disinfection of Ebola


10/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

LED adjustable wall packs and bullet flood lights expand MaxLite outdoor lineup


10/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

CTS consolidated telecom services partners with real-time technology group to provide advanced identity management


10/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

LSI Industries introduces new LED linear high / low bay lighting family


10/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Tech Lighting introduces element LED multiples


10/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

White House blogs about preparing for Ebola


The blog was cross-posted on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 'CDC Director Blog'

10/13/2014 3:00:00 PM

Infection-control problems found in Connecticut hospital


Community Health Services cited for inadequate handling of patients who arrive with a cough, fever or rash; unsanitary conditions and poor sterilization procedures

10/13/2014 2:00:00 PM

Protecting healthcare workers from splash exposures


Splashes occur during workers' daily activities like emptying suction cups, spraying bedpans or changing fecal tubes of catheters

10/13/2014 12:00:00 PM

Ensuring health facility firewall integrity


Constant construction, renovation and maintenance projects in hospitals can lead to compromises in firewall barriers

10/13/2014 11:00:00 AM

Connecticut hospitals gear up for Ebola


Hospitals in the region say they have quarantine rooms at the ready

10/13/2014 10:00:00 AM

When Ebola is suspected but not confirmed, linen should be left in the room until test results are obtained


If the tests show the patient is not infected, the linen can be processed according to regular procedure, if the patient has the virus, the linen should be discarded and treated as regulated medical waste

10/13/2014 8:00:00 AM

Watermark Designs expands distribution and reach into Europe with United Kingdom showroom partner


10/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

Joint Commission launches Ebola preparedness safety advisory tools


10/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

New window spacer from Technoform Glass Insulation features optimized profile geometry


10/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

New window spacer from Technoform Glass Insulation features optimized profile geometry


10/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

Tyco Fire Protection products strengthens portable fire extinguisher offerings


10/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

A day at a Liberian Ebola clinic


An article in The New York Times examines a single day at the newly opened Ebola treatment center run by the International Medical Corps.

10/10/2014 3:00:00 PM

Stabbed surgeon calls for safety boost in Australian hospitals


Secure entrances for hospital staff, restricted access to wards and regular security patrols of public areas urged for facilities

10/10/2014 2:00:00 PM

Outstanding healthcare environmental services professionals honored


Honorees recognized for making a difference for patients and long-term care residents

10/10/2014 1:00:00 PM

Virgin Island hospitals to be revamped to save energy


Some of the energy saving measures applied to the hospitals could save nearly $5 million annually

10/10/2014 12:00:00 PM

California hospital gets seismic safety reprieve


New law allows Sutter Memorial Hospital to operate until Sept. 1, 2015 without meeting state earthquake safety rules

10/10/2014 11:00:00 AM

CDC: Discard Ebola patient linens as regulated medical waste


CDC lists laundry and housekeeping staff as 'healthcare personnel' who should follow its recommendations during cleaning and disinfection activities

10/10/2014 9:00:00 AM

Less (space) can be more with emergency department efficiency


While it seems counterintuitive, an ED staff can be more efficient in fewer treatment spaces

10/10/2014 8:00:00 AM

Gerflor USA launches 'Floors For Restore' donation program flooring initiative to benefit Habitat For Humanity


10/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Greenheck expands laboratory and fume exhaust fan line with two new models


10/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

CleanBeyond's infection control spray service helps schools combat latest enterovirus outbreaks


10/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Premier, Inc. adds real-time predictive analytics from Predixion Software to PremierConnect


10/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

New ASTM standard covers use of electrical impedance scanners for roofing moisture surveys


10/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Skilled nursing facility creates own TV station


Archie Hendricks Sr. Skilled Nursing Facility honored for technology that helps residents feel part of the nursing home and native communities

10/9/2014 3:00:00 PM

Copper coated hospital beds help combat possible infections


UK hospital replaces high-touch surfaces - including bed rails, cabinet handles, chair arms, hand rails, switches and taps - with copper

10/9/2014 1:00:00 PM

Blog

Successful healthcare project delivery starts right on day one


From design to operation, getting it right from the start getting it right

10/9/2014 12:00:00 PM

New $25 million rehab center planned for Grand Rapids


Spectrum Health's replacement facility designed to have a more homelike setting

10/9/2014 11:00:00 AM

Medical recliners can help providers with ACA requirements


Recliners with an 'open design' let fluids slip and fall to the floor. Swing-away arms and removable seats allow easy cleaning access to all chair parts.

10/9/2014 10:00:00 AM

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Facility design may attract, keep physicians


Physician support spaces can improve the patient experience, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website

10/9/2014 9:00:00 AM

Single-use device reprocessing saves money and the environment


When hospitals discard items that can be reprocessed, they perpetuate the problem by creating unnecessary landfill waste

10/9/2014 8:00:00 AM

WattStopper's retrofit panel solution leverages existing building control investments to deliver high performance


10/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

14 more healthcare organizations to provide the influence health patient portal


10/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Fire and life safety industry pioneer reaches milestone with two million inspection reports


10/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Protecting restroom cleaning pros from Ebola and other infectious diseases: Nine new steps to follow


10/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Blue Pillar launches power management platforms to enable the Internet of things for the energy market


10/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

U.S. nearing solution on Ebola waste issue


Experts warn that conflicting regulations could make it difficult for hospitals

10/8/2014 3:00:00 PM

Case study: Long-term value for VA healthcare campus


Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wilkes Barre, Pa., added several patient-focused improvements to campus

10/8/2014 2:00:00 PM

Vermont facility designed for privacy


Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington to add 128 single-occupancy rooms

10/8/2014 1:00:00 PM

Behavioral health facility wins design award


University of Arizona Medical Center facility has received a citation in Modern Healthcare's 2014 Design Awards

10/8/2014 12:00:00 PM

VA New Orleans replacement medical center has self-sustaining power plant


Plant has enough capacity for the campus to operate independently for up to five days in case of natural disaster

10/8/2014 11:00:00 AM

U.S. has the healthcare system to stop Ebola


America has the facilities and equipment, public sanitation and communications infrastructure to contain outbreak

10/8/2014 10:00:00 AM

Kaiser Permanente renovation celebrates Oakland location and relationship with city


Take a photo tour of the Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center on the Healthcare Design website

10/8/2014 9:00:00 AM

Hand hygiene improves with monitoring


Study says healthcare workers' hand-hygiene compliance is better when other workers are present

10/8/2014 8:00:00 AM

Crisis plan empowers organizations to easily communicate the most relevant emergency information to employees on smart devices


10/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Radically reducing cost for healthcare TVs


10/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Zero Tail Swing Bobcat E20 compact excavator features retractable undercarriage and improved cab design


10/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

FacilityDude unveils Crisis Plan, a new mobile safety solution for healthcare, local government and membership-based organizations


10/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

WattStopper's retrofit panel solution leverages existing building control investments to deliver high performance


10/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Feds may be lowering safety standards for Ebola waste


The Healthcare Coalition for Emergency Preparedness (HCEP) says the government will be lowering standards for disposing of Ebola waste in Dallas

10/7/2014 3:00:00 PM

Calif. guv OKs one hospital workplace safety bill, vetoes another


Gov. Jerry Brown signed bill which imposes new requirements on hospitals for workplace violence plans and reporting

10/7/2014 2:00:00 PM

Designing a better patient experience


Healthcare facilities focus on physical spaces to aid healing, satisfaction

10/7/2014 12:00:00 PM

Take a photo tour of new Oregon women's health center


Facility in Grants Pass uses natural materials to emphasize both beauty and durability and has a water feature that uses reclaimed roof water in one of the gardens, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.

10/7/2014 11:00:00 AM

Health system initiative to reduce red-bag waste


Inova Health System launches more aggressive waste-segregation and education strategy

10/7/2014 10:00:00 AM

Book calls for detoxing healthcare


'Greening Health Care: How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet' says the healthcare industry produces waste and emissions that can make people sick

10/7/2014 9:00:00 AM

CMMS success rests on having a plan, goals


Before installing a computerized maintenance management system, a facility needs a comprehensive view of how the system will function

10/7/2014 8:00:00 AM

New Tier 4 Final generator sets from Cummins Power Generation deliver simpler solutions for the mobile rental market


10/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Cree sets efficiency standard with commercially available 150 lumens-per-watt troffer


10/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

FacilityDude unveils crisis plan, a new mobile safety solution for healthcare, local government and membership-based organizations


10/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

MovinCool launches high-performance portable heat pump


10/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

New made in America digital refrigerant leak detector delivers dual leak detection technologies


10/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hospital security can help contain Ebola virus


Policies and personnel can play a role in preventing the spread of Ebola

10/6/2014 3:00:00 PM

Blog

Conducting business: collaboration and collocation in the locker room


By harnessing the opportunities created by technology and processes, project team members can increase their chances for establishing cohesiveness to ensure project success

10/6/2014 2:00:00 PM

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Parkland offers lessons in practical design


The massive Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas has a sense of appropriateness instead of excess, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website by Executive Editor Jennifer Kovacs

10/6/2014 1:00:00 PM

Indiana health network forms its own police force


Parkview Health in Fort Wayne is first network in the state to have it's own force

10/6/2014 12:00:00 PM

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Environmental services 'secret weapon' against HAIs


Scientist says environmental services staff rarely appear on the radar of hospital administrators except when there's a need for budget cuts

10/6/2014 10:00:00 AM

Scottish hospital not clean enough for HEI inspectors


Inspectors found contaminated linen on 'ready to use' patient beds

10/6/2014 9:00:00 AM

Managing health facilities after a merger


As more health systems consolidate, facilities managers are seeing the emergence of centralized facility management

10/6/2014 8:00:00 AM

Elevator display delivers RSS feed with wireless connectivity


10/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

Intermatic launches surge protective device with consumable modules


10/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Sunburstchemicals.com features intuitive navigation to help commercial customers find optimized cleaning solutions


10/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

Acuity Brands further expands residential and light commercial portfolio


10/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

Brady releases LabelMark 6.1 label design software update


10/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

Dealing with infectious disease


Issues hospitals should consider before handling an Ebola patient

10/3/2014 3:00:00 PM

Hospital's rebirth in New Orleans


Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans East Hospital opened on the site of the former Pendleton Methodist Hospital

10/3/2014 2:00:00 PM

Electronic surveillance cuts death rates, study says


The use of an electronic physiological surveillance system correlated with two United Kingdom hospitals slashing mortality rates by more than 15 percent over the course of a year

10/3/2014 12:00:00 PM

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Temporary staffing in healthcare security


Careful planning can help ensure that regardless of the situation, it's (safe and secure) business as usual for your hospital

10/3/2014 11:00:00 AM

Lego blocks used to help design Canadian healthcare center


Designers of new $12 million facility in rural Saskatchewan gathered input with the help of Lego

10/3/2014 9:00:00 AM

Electrical closets Q&A


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about electrical closets

10/3/2014 8:00:00 AM

Milwaukee introduces M12 and M18 LED lantern/flood lights with TRUEVIEW


10/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Eaton's LED products honored in Next Generation Luminaires Indoor Solid-State Lighting Design Competition


10/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

CoxHealth holds topping out ceremony for the Cox Medical Center South Patient Tower project


10/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

LNH2 - LED NEMA Head luminaires from American Electric Lighting offer a superior solution to transition security lighting from HID


10/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

UK hospital chlorine contamination sparks police investigation


Two patient deaths are linked to contaminated water with chlorine levels 16 times higher than accepted as safe

10/2/2014 3:00:00 PM

Study says shark-skin-inspired surface helps control MRSA


Coating surfaces with microscopic bumps could limit the transmission of bacterial infections

10/2/2014 2:00:00 PM

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The Quiet Zone: Controlling noise and improving privacy in hospitals


Since 2007, the quietness of patients' rooms at night has been the lowest-rated satisfaction marker nationwide

10/2/2014 12:00:00 PM

N.C. health providers team up to cut costs


Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, WakeMed Health & Hospitals and Vidant Health have formed a shared-services operating company

10/2/2014 11:00:00 AM

R.I. healthcare organization repurposes manufacturing space


Retrofit includes modulating boilers, packaged rooftop units

10/2/2014 9:00:00 AM

Integrated care can benefit from psychiatric facility design


Providing treatment for both medical and psychiatric illnesses in one location can be beneficial to the patient as long as the space is designed for safety, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/2/2014 8:00:00 AM

MaxLite launches LED flush mount ceiling fixtures for residential and hospitality lighting


10/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

Nora Lighting releases comprehensive new LED Catalog, 3rd Edition


10/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric named a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for data center infrastructure management


10/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

Eaton helps improve lighting efficiency and performance at Denver International Airport


10/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

San Jamar introduces the first electronic touchless hybrid soap dispensing system called Rely


10/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

Technology infrastructure can reduce costs and improve patient care


Implementing an intelligent technology infrastructure is one of the new wave of conservation measures

10/1/2014 3:00:00 PM

Long-term care facilities plugging into electric charging stations


Charging stations for electric cars among facilities' newest amenities, according to an article on the Long-Term Care website

10/1/2014 2:00:00 PM

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Knowing the impact and costs of chemical disinfectants


The introduction of more specialized chemical disinfectants to combat Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms or MDROs and other pathogens, places us squarely in an environmental contradiction: we are making environments increasingly unfriendly to both pathogens and people

10/1/2014 12:00:00 PM

Survey names 10 cleanest Dallas hospitals


Facilities chosen from Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey data

10/1/2014 11:00:00 AM

Replacement hospital planned after tornado


Norman Regional Health System will build a $29 million medical facility to replace the Moore Medical Center

10/1/2014 10:00:00 AM

Adelante Healthcare CEO talks about the future of community healthcare


Q&A on the Healthcare Design website explores explores industry challenges and plans for the future

10/1/2014 8:00:00 AM

Liton Lighting wins 2014 lighting for tomorrow award


10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

Cascades Tissue Group launches new Tandem+ towel and tissue dispensing system


10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

Siemon announces MAX TurboTool Challenge winner


10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

New ASTM standard covers use of electrical impedance scanners for roofing moisture surveys


10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

Genetec introduces access control functionalities to its SV-32 appliance


10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM



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