February 2014 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Hospitals ban sugary drinks


New Zealand healthcare facilities will phase out soft drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks and flavored milk

2/28/2014 3:00:00 PM

Pennsylvania predicts huge need for nursing home beds


State is trying to avoid spikes in the nursing home population by funding services that will allow older residents to live independently at home

2/28/2014 2:00:00 PM

Technology, common sense key for hospital security


In addition to employee vigilance, cameras and security measures are in place to protect prescription drugs and other valuables

2/28/2014 1:00:00 PM

Modeling can increase energy efficiency


Advanced tools enable facilities teams and their energy-industry partners to use net present value (NPV)-based cost analysis

2/28/2014 12:00:00 PM

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Health IT security facing 'perfect storm'


Rapidly evolving technology, policy changes and facility consolidation are creating new security demands

2/28/2014 11:00:00 AM

Healthcare changes spur retail, urgent care clinics growth


Customer demand and shifts in health-care policy have fostered a rapidly expanding business

2/28/2014 10:00:00 AM

Healthcare Design magazine honors construction/ business executive


Carlos Gonzalez and his team completed construction on the 1 million-square-foot, $456 million Camp Pendleton replacement hospital project in October 2013

2/28/2014 9:00:00 AM

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Exploring Presbyterian Healthcare Services patient experience efforts


Presbyterian began addressing the issue of experience in 2005. The efforts have engaged leaders and driven significant cultural and organizational changes

2/28/2014 8:00:00 AM

Green Badger mobile LEED app announces equity investor


2/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hubbell lighting launches lighting upgrade program for colleges and universities; campuses can cut energy cost by 84%


2/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

JLG launches world's largest self-propelled boom lift


2/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Bird control to keep hospitals safe and healthy


2/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Tips on selecting spray-and-vac cleaning equipment


2/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

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How hospitals stay open during extreme weather


Medical centers have needed to deal with everything from staffing shortages to busted pipes to power outages during the past few months

2/27/2014 3:00:00 PM

Healthcare Design magazine honors educator


James Shraiky is the founder of the Healthcare Design Initiatives department at Arizona State University

2/27/2014 2:00:00 PM

Patient safety progress called 'excruciatingly slow'


Hospitals need more incentives to to make patient care safer, public health expert says

2/27/2014 1:00:00 PM

Fire alarm system upgrade Q&A


When renovating part of a building, does the fire alarm system in the existing area of the building need to be upgraded as well?

2/27/2014 12:00:00 PM

Proper lab ventilation needed to protect to life and property


Understanding the codes and standards that guide laboratory ventilation design is key

2/27/2014 11:00:00 AM

Survey: Top-level support lacking at health care data centers


Only 30 percent of the health care facilities surveyed say they have top-management support

2/27/2014 10:00:00 AM

Pakistan makes medical waste top health priority


The government had given priority to environmental health, medical waste management and infection control

2/27/2014 9:00:00 AM

Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion gets LEED-NC Gold certification


The exterior of the pavilion features a double-facade, high-performance glass skin that reduces heat gain and glare while providing a comfortable interior environment

2/27/2014 8:00:00 AM

Seal Shield, LLC introduces new waterproof and antimicrobial protected keyboard


2/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Transition fittings from Viega make press connections between copper and PEX systems


2/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hexagon Metrology releases miniature infrared touch probe for micro-machining applications


2/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Titus HVAC introduces EOS, the first solar-powered, energy-harvesting diffuser


2/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

IEC approves OpenADR specification


2/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

California legislation aimed at improving elder care


Bay Area lawmakers create package to demand changes within the state Department of Social Services

2/26/2014 3:00:00 PM

Study finds low rate of infections following ambulatory surgery


The absolute number of patients with these complications is still substantial, according to JAMA

2/26/2014 2:00:00 PM

ASHE announces sustainability partners


American Society for Healthcare Engineering announces the first 10 allies to the Sustainability Roadmap program

2/26/2014 12:00:00 PM

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Healthcare should partner with retail


A healthcare presence in a retail setting will be an essential strategy in meeting the expectations of the restructured health system

2/26/2014 11:00:00 AM

VA initiative slashes MRSA rates


A nationwide initiative at 133 of the VA's long-term care facilities found that using a bundled approach to prevention helped to cut overall MRSA rates by 36 percent

2/26/2014 10:00:00 AM

Healthcare Design magazine honors facility manager


Mitch Goplen, vice president of facility services for the Billings Clinic, oversees more than 1 million square feet of facility space

2/26/2014 9:00:00 AM

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Hospital CFOs should consider green strategies


Factoring in sustainability can improve communities but also offset financial pressures

2/26/2014 8:00:00 AM

WAC Lighting to deliver “The SSL Revolution” accredited presentation at Energy Expo


2/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

Peerless introduces ultra thin, edge-lit Vellum Luminaires


2/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

CBRE hires facility activation solutions managing director


2/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

Array welcomes new practice area leader in Northeast region


2/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

Motion Industries’ latest “How2” video highlights installing a Taconite seal


2/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

Study says healthcare organizations under siege from cyberattacks


In addition to getting access to patient files and information, the attackers infiltrated devices such as radiology imaging software, conferencing systems, printers, firewalls, Web cameras and mail servers

2/25/2014 3:00:00 PM

Technology gaps threaten post-acute facilities


Without better technology capabilities, about half of providers surveyed predict they will be bought out by more capable companies by 2015

2/25/2014 2:00:00 PM

'Take Care' worksite health centers accredited as patient-centered medical homes


Walgreen's worksite health centers are staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners and other medical professionals, and offer services including primary care, pharmacy, occupational health, fitness, chronic condition management, physical therapy, dental and vision

2/25/2014 1:00:00 PM

CMS proposes emergency preparedness rule


Proposed Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rule would require all hospitals to develop a plan

2/25/2014 12:00:00 PM

Healthcare Design magazine honors Rising Star


David Ruthven, co-lead and creative director, NXT Health, gained national attention for the Patient Room 2020 project

2/25/2014 11:00:00 AM

Construction begins for new $120M hospital tower in Hawaii


Kapiolani Health Foundation begins multiphase plan to rebuild nonprofit hospital

2/25/2014 10:00:00 AM

Network technology becoming fourth utility in healthcare construction


Technology joins mechanical, electrical and plumbing as role in healthcare increases

2/25/2014 9:00:00 AM

Designing for EHRs in today's healthcare facility


Process map, systems analysis and staff training keys to successful plan

2/25/2014 8:00:00 AM

New Lutron EcoSystem 5-Series Driver provides guaranteed fixture compatibility at an affordable price


2/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Cree extends breakthrough xsp series street light performance to outdoor area lighting


2/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Siemens Healthcare launches CareXcell for sustainable population health management


2/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Kodak and PurThread to collaborate on antimicrobial surface solutions for healthcare and military


2/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Kratos and Norse announce services to deliver live threat intelligence to increase cybersecurity awareness for healthcare providers


2/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Insect problem, other issues reported at Connecticut VA


Federal inspectors found unsanitary conditions, an insect problem and inadequate infection control in operating rooms at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System hospital in West Haven

2/24/2014 3:00:00 PM

Nine out of 10 healthcare providers call ACA a 'step forward:' survey


Eighty-six percent say the Affordable Care Act needs major changes or revisions however

2/24/2014 2:00:00 PM

New program to offer long distance health services to students


With bluetooth-enabled stethoscopes, otoscopes and ophthalmoscopes, a pediatrician will see patients at the elementary school as part of a telehealth program

2/24/2014 1:00:00 PM

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Serene interior design and art reflect spirit of Parkinson's support facility


Every design feature needed to complement the intended outcome: the creation of a unique facility for Parkinson's patients and caregivers

2/24/2014 12:00:00 PM

US hospital construction booming


Hospitals across the country building, expanding to meet expected growth in patient population

2/24/2014 11:00:00 AM

Healthcare Design magazine honors Firm of the Year


Perkins+Will work with the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital attention for its waterfront facility with endless daylighting, resilient and green features and integration with the community

2/24/2014 10:00:00 AM

App boosts efficiency at hospital job site


New mobile app streamlined communication at the construction site of the Anderson Lucchetti Women's and Children's Center

2/24/2014 9:00:00 AM

Ecotherapy gardens may heal the body by healing the Earth


Ecotherapy programs can be scaled to suit suburban and rural facilities with lots of landscape space or to challenging urban sites through the use of small container gardens or landscaped roofs

2/24/2014 8:00:00 AM

Clorox Healthcare launches a new comprehensive approach to environmental disinfection for healthcare


2/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

Medeco's online deadbolt selector now available


2/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

Metro using machine-to-machine technology to make vital patient data accessible at the point of care


2/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

Ways to protect hard-surface floors against winter offenders


2/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

Zoneworks' TZF insulated curtain wall provides enhanced fire resistance


2/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

Managing healthcare facility bed bug problems


Preventative measures must be weighed against privacy concerns

2/21/2014 3:00:00 PM

Hospitals put patient safety first in storm preparation


Facilities are reviewing their weather and emergency planning policies

2/21/2014 2:00:00 PM

Security product choices, maintenance can save lives


Lock-out death in Alzheimer care facilities points out importance of maintaining, monitoring security measures

2/21/2014 12:00:00 PM

Antimicrobial stewardship's value for LTC facilities still unknown


Aggressive antimicrobial use in long-term care facilities can promote antimicrobial resistant organisms

2/21/2014 10:45:00 AM

Concord Hospital staff to conduct active shooter training exercise


The hospital re-evaluated its own safety policies after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook

2/21/2014 10:00:00 AM

Upgrading infrastructure for electronic health records


Developing an integrated, facility-wide EHR system starts with routing new cabling and wiring, installing power and data outlets, enabling Wi-Fi access and identifying information technology rack closets

2/21/2014 9:00:00 AM

Architect honored by Healthcare Design magazine


Laura Poltronieri firm focuses exclusively on healthcare facilities serving children, infants, and mothers

2/21/2014 8:00:00 AM

Benjamin Moore goes greener with Natura Renew, the industry's first premium bio-renewable paint


2/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Aquatherm pipe meets California plumbing code


2/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Eaton's new power distribution fuse block saves space, time and money


2/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric upgrades energy management platform to automate data exchange with ENERGY STAR portfolio manager


2/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

ITR implements Innovolt's technology to safeguard parking control systems


2/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

California prison hospital cited for unsanitary conditions


California Health Care Facility in Stockton charged with mistreatment and medical malpractice

2/20/2014 3:00:00 PM

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White coats: infection control versus psychology


Does 'enclothed cognition' trump exposing patients to contaminated sleeves?

2/20/2014 2:00:00 PM

Healthcare moving toward unified building codes


ASHE Ad Hoc Committee on Healthcare reviews ICC codes and recommends changes

2/20/2014 1:00:00 PM

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Time to retire the fax machine


Faxes can mean lost information, lack of privacy and an unusable data format

2/20/2014 12:00:00 PM

Architect discusses influencing the next generation of designers


Healthcare Design magazine's 'Take Five' series asks healthcare design professionals about what's got their attention

2/20/2014 11:00:00 AM

Children's Medical Center Dallas focuses on accessible design


Main lobby receives an accessibility award for going above and beyond legal requirements

2/20/2014 10:00:00 AM

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Poor communication interpreted as poor service


Informal survey says C-Suite perceives facility managers as poor communicators and link this to poor service

2/20/2014 9:00:00 AM

Team used economic stall to benefit replacement hospital project


Time was used to strategize additional ways to involve more local firms, eliminate waste and improve productivity

2/20/2014 8:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power's ASCO 5140 Connectivity Module redefines power monitoring and control by an embedded device


2/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Wireless WattStopper occupancy sensors offer versatile, time-saving solutions to manage energy


2/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

New ASHRAE, Green Grid publication provides background on data center metrics


2/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Crosstex International launches infection control helpline


2/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

FiberTite hybrid multi-ply roof: The fusion of proven technologies


2/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Affordable Care Act impacting security


Facilities must continue to do more with less and design future changes

2/19/2014 3:00:00 PM

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White paper on power strips in healthcare facilities available


Paper discusses misuse of power strips in hospitals and offers guidance to avoid common mistakes that can result in citations, fines or patient injury

2/19/2014 2:00:00 PM

Hospital offices designed for teamwork


When a team begins to design a healthcare office environment, it is important to understand the collaborative environment

2/19/2014 1:00:00 PM

Bangkok hospital focuses on attracting medical tourism business


Bumrungrad International Hospital's new women and children's campus will include concierge service on the first floor and retail and dining on the second

2/19/2014 12:00:00 PM

N.Y. laboratory a demonstration of new design ideas


Molecular Therapeutics laboratory includes more flexible spaces and a welcoming and relaxed environment for researchers

2/19/2014 11:00:00 AM

Fire damper requirements in rated walls


Fire-rated barriers do not require fire dampers in fully ducted HVAC systems, unless the one-hour fire-rated barrier is a vertical shaft

2/19/2014 10:00:00 AM

Healthcare workers report hand hygiene compliance - even with failures


Study shows providers are recording hand hygiene compliance as much higher than their actual compliance rates

2/19/2014 9:00:00 AM

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Generative space concept creates 'flourishing' environments


The CARITAS Project uses the generative space concept to create the next generation of improvements in health and healthcare delivery through innovative design of the environment

2/19/2014 8:00:00 AM

IFMA offers enhanced Benchmarks Exchange (BEX) platform for facility management professionals


2/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Columbia Lighting unveils a gamechanger - new LLHY led Versabay high bay uses almost 50% less energy than hid counterpart


2/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power Introduces Liebert HPC-S Freecooling Chiller to provide efficient thermal management for small to medium data centers


2/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Technoform Bautec expands capacity to meet North American demand for high-performance windows, doors, façades


2/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite introduces Direct Lit LED Flat Panel Savers Series with third generation LED technology


2/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Effects of Quebec fire extend to US and abroad


Blaze spurs renewed calls for sprinkler systems

2/18/2014 3:00:00 PM

Army hospital opens first expansion in 30 years


Winn Army Community Hospital is part of a two-phase $74 million project to revitalize facility

2/18/2014 2:00:00 PM

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10 reasons health care needs sustainability treatments


A sound treatment protocol should be balanced with resource conservation and management

2/18/2014 1:00:00 PM

NYSID exhibit explores design for cancer patients


New York School of Interior Design announces an exhibition called Maggie's Centres: A Blueprint for Cancer Care, from March 7-April 25, 2014

2/18/2014 12:00:00 PM

Five keys to hand hygiene compliance


A multifaceted hand hygiene initiative increases compliance, according to study

2/18/2014 11:00:00 AM

When reality hits the perfect hybrid OR project


Proactive strategies are needed to keep the project on track and produce a successful outcome

2/18/2014 10:00:00 AM

Simulated NICU shows impact of design on function


'Patient Experience Simulation Lab' experience is guided with input from actual clinicians, patients and families

2/18/2014 9:00:00 AM

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Proper CCTV placement based on risk assessment


Improperly placed camera wastes proactive security measure

2/18/2014 8:00:00 AM

Eaton Leverages Industry Expertise to introduce best-in-class Rack Power distribution unit portfolio with exclusive IEC outlet grip feature


2/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Pelco by Schneider Electric and Oncam Grandeye enter into a strategic partnership to provide a 360-degree camera range


2/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Greenheck brochure features integrated ventilation systems


2/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Visix Wins three AVA Digital Awards for interactive digital signage designs


2/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Columbia Lighting unveils a Gamechanger-new LLHY led Versabay high bay uses almost 50% less energy than hid counterpart


2/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Bat colony removed from South Carolina hospital


40 bats found in Orangeburg facility after sightings

2/14/2014 3:00:00 PM

Hospital parking attendants wear CCTV cameras for own safety


Parking attendants in Scottish hospital wear cameras to prevent violence and aggression

2/14/2014 2:00:00 PM

Patient of the future offers new vision of care


Design team creates a smarter patient room that looks like it belongs in a space station

2/14/2014 1:00:00 PM

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In healthcare design, patients rather than facilities are the customer


The end user of a healthcare project design is the patient, and that person defines value

2/14/2014 12:00:00 PM

New York prohibits smoking around healthcare facilities


New law in New York State prohibits smoking within 15 feet of a hospital or residential health care facility entrance or exit

2/14/2014 11:00:00 AM

Fire safety a constant focus at Vancouver nursing homes


Fatal Quebec fire brings flood of questions to elder care facilities

2/14/2014 9:00:00 AM

How a hospital room can help patients heal


Facility design moving from being caregiver centered to patient centered

2/14/2014 8:00:00 AM

Armstrong Fluid Technology announces factory service plan for IPC Chiller Plant automation systems


2/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Vision-Sciences' EndoSheath Technology offers patented solution to superbugs


2/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Nora Lighting introduces Diamond II series LED downlights with enhanced features


2/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

DefenCall adds Silent Alarm App for computers to its smartphone panic button system


2/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Virtua Health and Wellness Center employs the long span capabilities of CPI Daylighting's UniQuad


2/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Georgia hospital says it's snow-ready


Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton had its emergency management plan in operation long before the first snowflake fell

2/13/2014 3:00:00 PM

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Installing healthcare security with HIPAA and OSHA in mind


What integrators need to know in a complex hospital environment

2/13/2014 2:00:00 PM

Hospital construction survey shows Obamacare spurring facilities assessment


Fifty one percent of respondents said they are considering the Affordable Care Act in senior leadership discussions about potential changes needed to existing facilities or campus design

2/13/2014 1:00:00 PM

Scottish hospitals called out about dirty equipment


Inspectors cite beds, mattresses and commodes - as well as management of needles, waste and linen and continuing concerns around hand-cleaning

2/13/2014 12:00:00 PM

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It must be a sign: The anxiety factor in hospital wayfinding


Hospitals incorporate color and symbolism, flooring and ceiling cues, and easily identifiable landmarks in their way finding, but for a stressed patient or visitor, signage is most important

2/13/2014 11:00:00 AM

Effective change management can help with major transitions


Using an inclusive and systematic design process helped Baltimore's Chase Brexton adeptly manage new CEOS and a remodeled historical building

2/13/2014 10:00:00 AM

Alcohol rubs called good alternative to hand washing


Alcohol rubs are more efficient and convenient with higher antimicrobial properties than soap

2/13/2014 9:00:00 AM

Maine healthcare center's fresh look reflects surroundings


Andre Health Care Facility's interior renovation includes new light fixtures, acoustic tiles in the ceilings, furniture and floor tiles, as well as a new color scheme that reflects nearby marshes, wetlands and trees

2/13/2014 8:00:00 AM

Compressor retrofit nets nice rebate for Cedars Sinai Medical Office Towers


2/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

H2i R2-Series VRF zoning systems operate highest performance heating capacity at lowest temperatures


2/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

Lighting controls association updates ee203: lighting AND commercial energy codes online course


2/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

Blanchard Valley Health System expands Merge Healthcare partnership


2/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite and Habitat for Humanity announce partnership to provide energy-efficient lighting nationwide


2/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

SF General finds latest missing patient with new procedures


Procedures put in place recently in the wake of another missing patient who was found dead weeks after disappearing

2/12/2014 3:00:00 PM

'Germinator' fights hospital infections at Cincinnati hospital


Matched pair of light machines, each around five feet tall, about 15 inches around, and 54 pounds mounted on industrial casters, clean the room with UV light

2/12/2014 2:00:00 PM

Louisiana hospital adding screens against hurricane winds


More than 70 windows were pierced by debris during Hurricane Katrina, forcing patients to be moved to other parts of the hospital

2/12/2014 1:00:00 PM

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Provider consolidation among healthcare trends to watch, blog says


Also expect more new technology and the expansion of ambulatory care services

2/12/2014 12:00:00 PM

Ontario Hospitals foodservice goes local


With $107,000 grant from the Greenbelt Fund and the Ontario government Halton Healthcare Services will be serving local food

2/12/2014 11:00:00 AM

Children's ward equipment called safety risk


New Zealand's Wellington Hospital's beds, chairs deteriorated to the point that they were too ragged to clean effectively

2/12/2014 10:00:00 AM

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Top budget considerations for healthcare facility managers


A facility manager's tool kit should contain ways to maximize the total cost of ownership of all the assets they maintain

2/12/2014 9:00:00 AM

Lack of knowledge hurts hand hygiene compliance, study says


Researchers talked to noncompliant healthcare workers to study hand washing habits

2/12/2014 8:00:00 AM

Biamp Systems announces new paging input options and adaptors for VoIP and analog paging systems


2/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

CENTRIA redefines coating system with Versacor Elite


2/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

InsideIQ Duilding Automation Alliance firms share best practices, partner to meet client needs


2/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

TEC introduces Design FX, a design-inspired grout


2/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Cree reinvents lighting controls with the push of one button


2/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Housekeeping role called out in article series


'The Hospital' includes article and photo gallery focusing on housekeeping staff

2/11/2014 3:00:00 PM

Children's hospitals often lead the way on innovation


Calming colors on the walls, dial-up dining service and MRI machines designed for comfort are recent changes inspired by children's hospitals

2/11/2014 2:00:00 PM

Minnesota hospital improving safety practices and looking to spread the word


St. Joe's staff trying to educate Hubbard County residents about the danger of falling and ways to prevent it

2/11/2014 1:00:00 PM

Texas hospital recognized for efforts to go 'paperless'


The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Analytics program measures a hospital's implementation and use of medical records

2/11/2014 12:00:00 PM

Landscape designer's insights into a healing garden


Healthcare Design's 'Take Five' series asks healthcare design professionals about what's got their attention

2/11/2014 11:00:00 AM

Wayfinding can help building communication


Signage has been a primary method of place communication for generations and can be effective when designed with user needs in mind

2/11/2014 10:00:00 AM

Energy efficiency initiative to benefit Ontario health care sector


Research suggests Ontario hospitals have the potential to reduce electricity consumption by approximately eight percent with higher savings achievable for natural gas

2/11/2014 9:00:00 AM

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Patient lifting equipment can benefit workers and patients


Health care industry spends about $20 billion annually on costs related to occupational back injuries

2/11/2014 8:00:00 AM

Danfoss launches TU ice machine service kit - a new innovation for contractors


2/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Introducing norament xp: extreme durability for high-impact workspaces


2/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

MD-Series Modular LED High Bay Lights


2/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

ASHRAE publishes 2013 editions of refrigerant safety standards


2/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite expands LED Commercial Recessed Downlight Retrofits for scalable commercial projects


2/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Silencing some hospital alarms may lead to better care


Boston Medical Center is attracting national attention as a hospital that apparently has conquered alarm fatigue

2/10/2014 3:00:00 PM

Antimicrobial copper listed as a Top 10 Technology to Watch in 2014


ECRI Institute evaluates the safety, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of health technologies

2/10/2014 2:00:00 PM

Security gaps can cost $1.6 billion


Cutting corners on IT security can end up costing more down the road

2/10/2014 1:00:00 PM

SickKids Research Institute designed for vertical interaction


New 778,000-square-foot tower in downtown Toronto brings together 200 principal investigators and a staff of nearly 2,000 people

2/10/2014 12:00:00 PM

Missouri hospitals simplify 'code' calls


Plain language thought to heighten patient safety, increase response time

2/10/2014 11:00:00 AM

Healthcare capital markets expect an active 2014


Changes in the healthcare delivery model could mean record year in medical office sales.

2/10/2014 10:00:00 AM

UK hospital opens infection control unit


Patients with infections previously were treated in 32 side rooms spread across West Suffolk hospital

2/10/2014 9:00:00 AM

Hospitals seek cure for confusing building navigation


Healthcare facilities are borrowing way finding ideas from shopping malls and airports

2/10/2014 8:00:00 AM

Nanospark: Bridging the digital and physical worlds


2/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

AAMA updates acoustical rating specification


2/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Fine Design Living provides eco-friendly alternative to traditional hardwood flooring


2/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power's Avtron LPH150S Load Bank redefines performance for full-load testing of small power systems


2/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Etelu exhibits hospital wayfinding App at HIMSS14


2/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Facilities focus on fire safety after Quebec fire


Long-term care facilities stress prevention measure in wake of fatal blaze at wood facility with no sprinklers.

2/7/2014 3:00:00 PM

Events in 2013 will impact green cleaning in 2014


Improved economic outlook and focus on sustainable cleaning projects will change the landscape

2/7/2014 2:00:00 PM

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The benefits of retail conversions for healthcare


With the rise of empty big-box retail spaces nationally, many healthcare organizations are finding cost-effective solutions to their facility needs

2/7/2014 12:00:00 PM

Connecticut hospital power plant saves 30 percent on energy bills


Middlesex Hospital uses natural gas to generate 90 to 100 percent of its power in its combined heat and power system. As the generator runs and creates electricity, the system captures excess heat exhaust and uses it to make steam.

2/7/2014 10:00:00 AM

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Frontline healthcare workers deserve recognition


Healthcare employers that invest in the skills and career development of frontline staffs are reaping the rewards of the investment

2/7/2014 9:00:00 AM

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CMS proposal for annual generator test for healthcare facilities flawed


Blogger says the proposed rule flies in the face of established National Fire Protection Association 99 and 110 standards for triennial tests, as well as those published by accreditation organizations

2/7/2014 8:00:00 AM

Columbia Lighting delivers perfect illumination in low ceiling areas with new led wraparound and lensed striplight fixtures


2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Bradley introduces Aerix plus hand dryers that deliver ultra fast adjustable speed drying with high efficiency


2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Titus Alpha controller family integrates universally


2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite supplements DLC-Qualified products list with new Dimmable BayMAX LED Linear High Bay fixtures


2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Carrier redesigns AirStream 42V vertical floor fan coil


2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

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Is your HVAC system harboring illness?


It's impossible to eliminate all mold and mold spores in an indoor environment. However, it may be possible to trap and eliminate airborne mold spores via the proper HVAC air filtration strategy.

2/6/2014 3:00:00 PM

Short sleeves recommended by infection control experts


White coats should be removed before patient contact, experts say

2/6/2014 2:00:00 PM

Dedham, Mass., health center ends use of alarms


There have been fewer falls and the number of falls that result in injury has remained stable.

2/6/2014 12:00:00 PM

Renovated Craig Hospital doubles size of outpatient clinic


Englewood, Colo., facility adds 85,000 square feet of new space and approximately 135,000 square feet of renovated space including a new aquatic therapy pool

2/6/2014 11:00:00 AM

Nottingham University Hospitals upgrade means large carbon and cost reductions


Fifteen-year plan to upgrade and manage the Queen's Medical Centre's on-site power plant, as well as introduce an energy efficiency program will reduce energy use and save approximately 2.8 million pounds annually

2/6/2014 10:00:00 AM

Long-term care facility renovates to fit Boomers


New assisted living facility was designed to look like an assemblage of two- and three-story townhomes, but is very much a unified structure on the interior

2/6/2014 8:00:00 AM

Carrier RTU Open Controller now available for 48/50LC WeatherExpert 6- to 23-ton units


2/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

$5.8 million deal will save Hawaii hospital energy and money


2/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

GE to acquire API Healthcare


2/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

Ecolab launches Nexa Hand Hygiene Platform to help reduce the spread of infectious diseases


2/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

MovinCool Launches New QR Code Service Link Feature


2/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

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Behavioral health facility designers short on research


Little attention has been given to the role of the physical environment in behavioral health settings in the past 40 years

2/5/2014 3:00:00 PM

UK HealthCare to renovate former Lexington Dillard's store


UK HealthCare will be the anchor tenant. The clinic will consolidate patient services of UK Family & Community Medicine.

2/5/2014 2:00:00 PM

Indian college to host meeting on hospital safety


The conference will explore standard, contemporary and futuristic approaches to create a safe environment at hospitals for patients and healthcare workers

2/5/2014 12:00:00 PM

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Top budget considerations for healthcare facility managers


A facility manager's tool kit should contain ways to maximize the total cost of ownership of all the assets they maintain

2/5/2014 11:00:00 AM

Aging showing preference for home care


New generation will drive how long-term care system operates. DC program helps seniors receive Medicaid-funded services at home

2/5/2014 10:00:00 AM

Children's Medical Center design used to unite different groups in new space


Engineering, safety, and planning design & construction needed a space that would unite them as it educated the greater organization on the value that they provide

2/5/2014 8:00:00 AM

Buckaplan makes it easier, faster, cheaper to get plans, drawings


2/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

Eaton sponsors Outdoor Lighting Design Award for the 2014 IES Illumination Awards program


2/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

Alerton's new Ascent Building Management System is first to Combine BACtalk and Tridium's Niagara Framework in a single controller


2/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

Carrier to offer patented Humidi-MiZer system on WeatherExpert rooftop line up to 23 tons


2/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

Clorox offers new influenza and norovirus prevention toolkit


2/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hospital water taps contaminated with bacteria


Research finds significantly higher levels of infectious pathogens in water from faucet taps with aerators compared to water from deeper in the plumbing system

2/4/2014 3:00:00 PM

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Best practices during patient watches help keep everybody safe


Security officers with these responsibilities should have CPR, de-escalation and First Aid training in addition to specific restraint/seclusion training

2/4/2014 2:00:00 PM

CMS proposes rule on emergency preparedness


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rule would establish national emergency preparedness requirements for 17 types of Medicare - and Medicaid-participating providers and suppliers

2/4/2014 12:00:00 PM

Toronto dental facility recognized by interior design award


In addition to a new facade, the facility has a new roof with a large skylight to bring daylight into the center of the linear space. The ground floor had to be raised to meet code and that necessity became a virtue, giving the reception area, elevated above the street, a stage-like presence.

2/4/2014 11:00:00 AM

Key elements for pediatric ambulatory care spaces


Designer emphasizes flexibility, security and community ties

2/4/2014 10:00:00 AM

Take a virtual tour of The Palace at Coral Gables


Architectural and design criteria were focused on an upscale clientele of senior residents seeking to maintain their accustomed lifestyle among familiar surroundings

2/4/2014 8:00:00 AM

Baldor introduces new Dodge stainless steel Quantis reducer


2/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

WaterFurnace introduces CLW chiller


2/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

3M rebrands Commercial HVAC Filter products from Filtrete to 3M


2/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Tradition Medical Center opens


2/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands introduces pre-paint and cleaning wipes


2/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Balancing ideal temperatures for aging patients and staff


Compromise is the name of the game with healthcare design

2/3/2014 3:00:00 PM

Boomers looking for connected long-term care facilities


They are seeking a lifestyle that allows them to remain an active part of their town or city

2/3/2014 2:00:00 PM

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Rubber flooring may help healthcare facilities breath easier


Floors made of sustainable, non-hazardous materials can help maintain better indoor air quality

2/3/2014 12:00:00 PM

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Design focuses on range of pediatric patients


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center design team creates unique but related experiences for patients depending on their age

2/3/2014 11:00:00 AM

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Hospital security must adapt to Affordable Care Act changes


Security departments need to take a hard look at the services they currently provide and evaluate their necessity in the changing healthcare environment

2/3/2014 10:00:00 AM

CEO explains Michigan hospital's luxe makeover


Hospital near Detroit feels like a luxury hotel and treats patients like guests

2/3/2014 8:00:00 AM

Nemschoff named top healthcare brand for third consecutive year in Contract Magazine


2/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Testo is recipient of Global Frost & Sullivan Award


2/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite's LED R30 earns ENERGY STAR qualification for Certified Subcomponent Database


2/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric releases new circuit protection and contactors and starters


2/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Morrison Healthcare and Crothall Healthcare refresh brands


2/3/2014 12:00:00 AM



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