March 2014 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Memory facility cited for hiring sex offender as environmental services coordinator


Investigators with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services found several violations at Lake Hallie Memory Care, including the hiring of a convicted sex offender in environmental services

3/31/2014 3:00:00 PM

Owensboro hospital project wins engineering award


Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Owensboro, Ky, wins American Council of Engineering Companies 2014 Engineering Excellence Awards competition

3/31/2014 2:00:00 PM

Construction forecast sees growth in healthcare


FMI expects the small growth in healthcare construction in 2014 to ramp up in 2015

3/31/2014 1:00:00 PM

Healthcare designers can be advocates for seniors


When judging design projects for seniors, Environments for the Aging blogger sees deep sensitivity to the future users

3/31/2014 12:00:00 PM

Sculpture is centerpiece of medical center healing garden


Fifteen-foot-high, 2,000-pound sculpture was created in honor of the 125th anniversary of Immanuel Medical Center

3/31/2014 11:00:00 AM

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CMMS software can boost budgeting skills


A computerized maintenance management system will act as a centralized database for everything within a maintenance operation

3/31/2014 10:00:00 AM

Healthcare spaces for IT systems integration have specific design challenges


Healthcare Design magazine article says every project on design boards today will require plenty of thought for information technology (IT) and integration of all the systems

3/31/2014 9:00:00 AM

Healthy materials and an aging population driving healthcare design


Healthcare Construction + Operations Q&A looks at trends in interior design

3/31/2014 8:00:00 AM

Beacon Products combines versatility and efficiency with newest led floodlight - the cadet luminaire


3/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

Brady releases LabelMark 6 label design software


3/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

Baptist Health Care engages MedAssets for total cost management and enhanced operational efficiency across the enterprise


3/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite teams with National Grid to promote energy efficient light bulbs


3/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

Birdair launches new website and expansive project portfolio


3/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

Clinic employees may have been exposed to mold


Employees and patients at the Bronx Montefiore Family Health Center may have suffered respiratory illnesses due to mold

3/28/2014 3:00:00 PM

Testing fire equipment for notification of off-site fire responders


Proper testing and documentation of the transmission signals to off-premises responders is one of the requirements that is often misunderstood

3/28/2014 2:00:00 PM

Seattle Children's Hospital project found more with less


Healthcare Design article explores a hospital expansion process that ended up with less square footage for a perfect fit

3/28/2014 1:00:00 PM

Tips for supply chain efficiency


The supply chain represents about 25 percent of a healthcare facility's operating budget, so supply chain optimization is an imperative

3/28/2014 12:00:00 PM

New regulations target flame-retardant chemicals


Environments for Aging article discusses California legislation aimed at reducing the use of flame retardant chemicals in furniture, other products

3/28/2014 11:00:00 AM

Facilities collaborate to fight C. diff


Healthcare facilities in Washington counties form task force to prevent infections

3/28/2014 10:00:00 AM

L.A. inspectors told to stop nursing home investigations


The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health told inspectors to stop investigating complaints at nursing homes in order to reduce the backlog of claims

3/28/2014 9:00:00 AM

Massachusetts hospital plans $72 million modernization


Lawrence General Hospital project will include inpatient renovations, a 42,250-square-foot surgical building expansion and renovation and infrastructure upgrades

3/28/2014 8:00:00 AM

SmartWatt Energy to sponsor the Texas Association of Healthcare Facilities Management's (TAHFM) 2014 Interlink


3/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

WAC Lighting brightens up children's lives at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island


3/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Light Efficient Design's compact Led-8039 delivers led retrofitting solution for small spaces


3/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

TeleTracking partners with Gojo, Hill-Rom for hand hygiene compliance system


3/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Flood Buzz Pro-02: The essential water leak alarm for the start of air conditioning season


3/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Fire safety retrofits


Pair of healthcare projects demand similar flexibility and creativity despite differences in scope and circumstance

3/27/2014 3:00:00 PM

Infection prevention failure blamed in deaths of two babies


The spread of E.coli in a neonatal ward in Swansea, Wales, where two babies died was tied to inadequate handwashing and the need to increase spacing between cots

3/27/2014 3:00:00 PM

A ceiling with with a view


Long-Term Living article explores virtual skylights for senior healthcare facilities

3/27/2014 2:00:00 PM

Preventing healthcare data security breaches


Risk assessments and basic IT and social media policies can help protect healthcare organizations

3/27/2014 1:00:00 PM

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Learning from Swedish healthcare design


Healthcare Design blog asks how cultural context affects healthcare planning and design

3/27/2014 12:00:00 PM

Streamlining life safety system inspections


Electronic inspection reporting can simplify the data collection, documentation and retrieval process

3/27/2014 11:00:00 AM

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Design can help keep seniors mobile


Environments for Aging blog discusses how the built environment can encourage increased activity and interaction for seniors

3/27/2014 9:30:00 AM

Movie theater to be renovated to house health facility


Adena Health System to relocate majority of its rehabilitation services to a vacant Chillicothe theater

3/27/2014 8:00:00 AM

New Crown Mats and Matting website focuses on facts


3/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Daintree Networks, LG Electronics USA join forces to reduce the overhead of wireless led lighting control


3/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Chicago Faucets' new 897 Series faucets deliver in-line check valves to prevent crossflow


3/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric's new SmartStruxure Lite Solution provides a first-of-its-kind building management solution


3/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

MTU Onsite Energy powers critical equipment in Rush University Medical Center expansion


3/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Infection control by design


Material choices can have significant effect on the safety of healthcare facilities

3/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Ignited bread in morgue latest fire at UK hospital


Wishaw General Hospital safety report includes range of fire incidents

3/26/2014 3:00:00 PM

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Time for hospitals to reach for Energy Star


Few hospital facility managers currently think of Energy Star as a label that their building can use to demonstrate the administration's commitment to reducing energy use

3/26/2014 2:00:00 PM

Designing a 'smart' hospital


Healthcare Design article says healthcare providers must improve the patient experience inside their facilities and out through a focus on connectivity, communication and access to information

3/26/2014 1:00:00 PM

Do you have a 'fatburg' in your pipe?


A disposal bag disposal system can save plumbing, reduce the added and unnecessary expense of damage, reduce unsightly waste, reduce offensive odor and protect people from cross contamination

3/26/2014 12:00:00 PM

New York hospital holds active shooter drill


Nyack Hospital's emergency drill is designed to prepare for an armed intruder scenario at the hospital

3/26/2014 11:00:00 AM

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Long-term care facilities building for boomers


Environments for Aging blog says swelling boomer demographics mean facilities will be tailoring plans to their growing needs

3/26/2014 10:00:00 AM

Prison medical facility gives inmates roles in environmental services, other areas


Gold Coat program gives inmates purpose, helps keep embattled California facility running

3/26/2014 9:00:00 AM

Lawmaker opposes more nursing home construction in Indiana


State lawmaker says failure of construction moratorium could hurt existing nursing homes

3/26/2014 8:00:00 AM

Greenheck Vari-Green Motors now feature quick response codes


3/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

FST21 welcomes its new baby - SafeI


3/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

Acuity Brands now offers AEL Valiant and American Revolution models as LED Luminaires


3/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

Zero solutions to excessive undercuts on doors cited in fire inspection failures


3/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

Turfco's new Torrent Blower provides unprecedented control for year-round cleanup


3/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

Massachusetts nursing home not inspected in 6+ years


Quincy building department hasn't inspected the Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation nursing home in more than six years

3/25/2014 3:00:00 PM

St. Cloud VA hospital's idle turbine generates complaints


The turbine has been sitting broken since August 2012 due to a series of mechanical problems

3/25/2014 2:00:00 PM

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Affordable Care Act's effect on construction still unknown


Blog on Healthcare Design website says healthcare projects and capital expenses may be influenced more by competition and economics than the ACA

3/25/2014 1:00:00 PM

Hospital told to improve infection control after C. diff outbreak


Staff at the Scottish facility have been ordered to wear the correct gloves and prioritize the appropriate disposal of waste

3/25/2014 12:00:00 PM

Quarterly fire system testing Q&A


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on quarterly testing and inspection scheduling challenges

3/25/2014 11:00:00 AM

Sewage issues could close Alberta health facility


Alberta Health Services calls for an $185-million replacement for Wainwright Health Centre

3/25/2014 9:00:00 AM

California town rejects hospital sign request


Caltrans denies Bear Valley Community Healthcare District's request for additional signs

3/25/2014 8:00:00 AM

New England Healthcare Exchange Network selects ABILITY Network for Medicare access and management services


3/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

EcoWave occupancy-based wireless Unitary HVAC controller


3/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric announces availability of Galaxy VM uninterruptible power supply unit


3/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

3M expands environmentally sustainable product offerings with floor pads


3/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

OptiScan Biomedical's breakthrough continuous monitoring platform for the intensive care and critical care units highlighted in symposium


3/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hospital cited for fleas


New Zealand Ministry of Health inspection reveals fleas, overcrowding and insufficient infection control at Hutt Hospital

3/24/2014 3:00:00 PM

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Hospital reaches zero-infection target


CEO calls transparency, inspections and a targeted goal keys to success

3/24/2014 2:00:00 PM

UCSF Medical Center foodservice honored for innovation


Smart Choice Smart U program uses online platforms, mobile applications and digital signage to provide real-time nutritional information

3/24/2014 12:00:00 PM

Case study

Wire mesh panels put a colorful face on children's hospital


University of Florida Health Shands Children's Hospital renovation includes an attention-grabbing new facade

3/24/2014 12:00:00 PM

Lincoln hospitals hold winter storm disaster training


Emergency scenario included a winter storm, a school bus accident and a power failure

3/24/2014 11:00:00 AM

Idaho healthcare system plans $57 million expansion


Kootenai Health will add a three-story addition to its facility to keep up with a growing number of patients

3/24/2014 10:00:00 AM

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Design can improve caregiver experience


Healthcare Design blog says a supportive work environment can influence staff well-being, productivity and satisfaction

3/24/2014 9:00:00 AM

Sudbury hospitals to eliminate all smoking areas


Patients at Health Sciences North in Sudbury, Ontario, soon will need to light up somewhere beyond the facility's grounds

3/24/2014 8:00:00 AM

San Jamar introduces Assure, the first dispensing system for wet wipes


3/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

T&S Brass and Bronze Works launches a new online media room and resource center


3/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite introduces LED MR16 lamps to replace 50-watt halogens


3/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Airolite video details impact testing for louvers


3/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

Honeywell announces portfolio upgrade To Webs-Ax building automation system to include award-winning Redlink Thermostats


3/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals bring the outdoors inside for better healing


Patients with a view of nature typically require less pain medication, have fewer complications and heal faster, studies have shown

3/21/2014 3:00:00 PM

Quality improvement strategies boost infection control


Concept takes on new meaning in an age of healthcare reform

3/21/2014 2:00:00 PM

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Record integration separates urgent care and retail clinics


Difference in outpatient care facilities hits home for healthcare blogger

3/21/2014 1:00:00 PM

California healthcare system plans $180 million in upgrades


Projects reflect a stronger emphasis on outpatient care versus inpatient hospitalizations

3/21/2014 12:00:00 PM

Design strategist seeing overlap in hotel, spa and healthcare design


Healthcare Design's Take Five series discusses the merging of healthcare with other market sectors

3/21/2014 11:00:00 AM

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How to hire a healthcare business intelligence 'expert'


Healthcare IT article gives five foolproof questions to ask to separate 'experts' from real expertise

3/21/2014 10:00:00 AM

Advanced medical learning technology creates challenges


Aligning the design of a simulation facility with the school's curriculum is a key design objective

3/21/2014 9:00:00 AM

New 'Health City' in Grand Cayman includes cardiac surgery, cardiology and orthopedics


The $40-million, 112-bed tertiary-care hospital is the first project of its size on the island to be completed with a 12-month construction schedule

3/21/2014 8:00:00 AM

New spill containment scale - proven functionality at an affordable price


3/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

New WattStopper videos explore digital control infrastructure capabilities


3/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

DuctSox's new OvalSox solves low clearance challenges of HVAC round fabric or metal duct


3/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Controlco partners with Control Network Solutions to bring innovation to lighting controls


3/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Eaton's LED Solutions improve lighting performance and efficiency at Detroit Metropolitan Airport


3/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Access to water key for healthcare system after chemical spill


Healthcare Facilities Management article explores Charleston Area Medical Center's response to chemical disaster

3/20/2014 3:00:00 PM

Health industry boosts slow Florida real estate market


Southwest Florida’s medical sector is starting to expand as the caution caused by the Affordable Care Act is abating

3/20/2014 2:00:00 PM

Study says hospital alarms pose risk for patients


A recent report by the Food and Drug Administration said that there have been nearly 560 deaths every year due to hospital alarms

3/20/2014 1:00:00 PM

NH hospital personnel train for disasters


New Hampshire staffers take part in a weeklong training session in disaster response

3/20/2014 12:00:00 PM

NJ healthcare facilities get smarter in fighting superbugs


Most recent CDC data show that New Jersey healthcare organizations beat national estimates

3/20/2014 11:00:00 AM

'Small Hospital, Big Idea' winner gives progress report


Article on Healthcare Design website shares winning project update from Aditazz and M+NLB/Perkins+Will

3/20/2014 10:00:00 AM

Wisconsin exempts hospitals from posted inspection reports


Fifteen other facility types have reports posted online as of 2013

3/20/2014 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare changes are reshaping medical real estate


New York City, like most healthcare real estate markets, is seeing an uptick in ambulatory care centers and hospital mergers

3/20/2014 8:00:00 AM

Prescolite elevates led downlighting to new heights with megalum cylinder


3/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Duro-Tuff and Duro-Fleece membrane colors: a new spectrum of roofing solutions


3/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Ochsner Health System finds communication solutions with language access network


3/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong ceiling recycling program honored with NDA Environmental Excellence Award


3/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

New upper air germicidal uv-c light fixture offers industry’s highest ultraviolet dosage to destroy airborne viruses & bacteria


3/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

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Facility design can impact the quality of women's healthcare


With new policies governing family planning and reproductive health, health systems have been paying attention and anticipating the potential increase in access to care

3/19/2014 3:00:00 PM

Case study

Impact of sound masking on speech intelligibility


Grady Memorial Hospital case study looks at field tests that demonstrate sound masking's impact.

3/19/2014 2:00:00 PM

Manila legislators approve bill regulating hospitals


House of Representatives passed a bill expected to strengthen the regulation of hospitals, other healthcare facilities and services

3/19/2014 1:00:00 PM

Changes in Joint Commission standards for environment of care coming


Changes in areas ranging from electrical systems, hazard communication and leadership to emergency readiness are on the horizon

3/19/2014 12:00:00 PM

Hospital redesigns ER for increased volume


Healthcare Design article discusses Lehigh Valley Hospital emergency room project

3/19/2014 11:00:00 AM

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Situational response plan is key in an emergency


When additional security personnel are needed in a short amount of time, communicating the right information quickly and efficiently is important

3/19/2014 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare providers consolidating practices, shrinking spaces


Affordable Care Act, high real estate prices and greater demands for efficiency are spurring smaller, altered spaces that get patients in and out easier and faster

3/19/2014 8:00:00 AM

Bulk TV & Internet delivers resident-friendly TV solution to Consulate Health Care Centers


3/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Eaton's Area Luminaire offers an efficient, low-maintenance solution with savings greater than 85 percent in security applications


3/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Nora Lighting now features 4'' square trims for LED Diamond II AND 90+ Retrofit Series downlights


3/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

OMG Roofing Products introduces RedLine AFR roof drain


3/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Holders of CPM designation earned nearly twice the average industry salary


3/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

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Time to revisit exit sign placement?


According to a blog on the FacilityCare website, if your facility is older and no one has taken a close look at the exit signage recently, the answer is yes

3/18/2014 3:00:00 PM

Canadian program to bring hospital services into the home


Prince Edward Family Health launches its Hospital at Home program

3/18/2014 2:00:00 PM

ONC offering flexibility with electronic health records


The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced a one-year delay in the meaningful use timeline and said there will be flexibility with meaningful use stage 2 hardship exemptions

3/18/2014 1:00:00 PM

Selling healthcare energy management to executives


Healthcare Facilities Management article offers best practices for facility managers to get investment proposals approved

3/18/2014 12:00:00 PM

Healthcare CEO gives tips for smarter business intelligence


In a Q&A with Healthcare IT News, Geisinger Health System CEO discussed the importance of integrating data

3/18/2014 11:00:00 AM

WHO program improves U.S. healthcare hand hygiene


Participation in the World Health Organization global campaign to improve hand-hygiene practices is associated with improved hand hygiene, study said

3/18/2014 10:00:00 AM

Florida provider to turn shopping center into 'one-stop shop' for healthcare


Jacksonville company builds in shopping areas with large buildings available for remodeling

3/18/2014 9:00:00 AM

Poll shows most healthcare CEOs think IT will bring big changes


Only four in ten believe their IT infrastructures are capable of handling future changes

3/18/2014 8:00:00 AM

The powerful cleaning punch of citrus oil


3/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Acuity Brands expands quick ship program to feature Architectural LED Luminaires


3/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Military chooses Banker Wire metal mesh for Naval Hospital parking garage


3/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

ABILITY Network platform technology exceeds 40,000 healthcare users


3/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

JointMaster unveils first 'complete' system to protect parking structures and their owners


3/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Inquest jury urges CO detectors after three health facility deaths


Incident at Saskatoon care facility spurs recommendation for CO detectors in all facilities, not just buildings where people stay overnight

3/17/2014 3:00:00 PM

Building culture of quality among top concerns of healthcare providers


Healthcare Design article reports top five concerns of healthcare facility owners from 2013 Healthcare Design Conference discussion

3/17/2014 2:00:00 PM

Safety measures cut risk of contaminated hospital food


New study found more than 80% of raw chicken used in hospitals was contaminated with a form of antibiotic resistant bacteria

3/17/2014 12:00:00 PM

Health facilities find unique solutions to critical power situations


Healthcare Facilities Management article says ensuring reliable critical power for health care organizations on a tight budget a common problem within a variety of situations

3/17/2014 11:00:00 AM

Aurora hospital's automated capacity system helped bring order after tragedy


An Healthcare Informatics article explores how using the system information helped coordinate patient movement and other efforts around the hospital

3/17/2014 10:00:00 AM

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Energy can be a strategic asset for facility manager


With wireless sensors, real-time data can show energy use patterns that can identify opportunities for savings

3/17/2014 9:00:00 AM

ACA, other trends seen redefining post-acute care space


Senator sees movement toward home as the center of care for the elderly

3/17/2014 8:00:00 AM

Powerhouse Dynamics granted patent for advanced equipment diagnostics


3/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Chicago Faucets' new 640 SERIES kitchen faucets feature integral stops


3/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Eaton LED products honored in Next Generation Luminaires Outdoor Solid-State Lighting Design Competition


3/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

HealthCare Synergy selects ABILITY Network for Medicare access and management services


3/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Leviton launches universal Z-Wave dimming switch


3/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Manitoba creates fire safety task force for personal care homes


Government is dedicating $7 million annually to fire safety and sprinklers in healthcare facilities

3/14/2014 3:00:00 PM

Space requirements for healthcare functions have increased


Healthcare Facilities Management article explores how regulations and technologies influence space planning

3/14/2014 2:00:00 PM

Securely faxing healthcare data


Solid use policies can help secure the transmission of sensitive data

3/14/2014 1:00:00 PM

Experts advise on cleaning, disinfection of scopes


Infection Control Today asked industry experts to share their perspectives on the key issues relating to scope maintenance

3/14/2014 12:00:00 PM

Tool kit supports designing safe healthcare spaces


Heathcare Design magazine article outlines The Center for Health Design's proactive safety risk assessment

3/14/2014 11:00:00 AM

Successful technology use needs staff buy-in


Technological advancements serve an important role in the maintenance management of healthcare facilities

3/14/2014 10:00:00 AM

Saratoga Hospital tearing down facility in order to expand


Existing building to be leveled for larger operating rooms and a new intensive care unit

3/14/2014 9:00:00 AM

New hospital designed for value-based healthcare


Pennock Health Services' $70 million facility to revamp care delivery to reflect the future

3/14/2014 8:00:00 AM

Large health plan awards major contract to FM BENCHMARKING


3/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Peerless introduces timeless, versatile and comprehensive suite of square LED Luminaires


3/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

LG Electronics' duct-free HVAC products recognized as Energy Star 'most efficient'


3/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Reliable Controls adds functional options to SMART-Sensor Series


3/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Georgia-Pacific Wood Products launches panel guide app for iOS and Android


3/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Feds call on hospitals to improve disaster plans


The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing new requirements for healthcare facilities to ensure their readiness to care for patients during disasters

3/13/2014 3:00:00 PM

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Developing a capital project's 'true north'


By communicating a shared vision and mission between the client, the project team and the project, a 'true north charter' can help inspire

3/13/2014 2:00:00 PM

Embracing energy-efficiency complements healthcare mission


Declining costs and improving technologies put alternative energy options within reach of more facilities

3/13/2014 1:00:00 PM

White paper discusses quantifying hygienically clean laundry


Laundries can be held accountable to reduce soil to a microbial level that is definitively hygienically clean, report says

3/13/2014 12:00:00 PM

Hospital CIO discusses making 24 EMRs talk with each other


Connecticut-based Saint Francis Hospital is going through an Epic EHR implementation at the same time as it begins to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program

3/13/2014 11:00:00 AM

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Healthcare facility benchmarking efforts improving


Benchmarking is evolving faster as facility managers embrace the need for improved measurable performance indicators

3/13/2014 10:00:00 AM

British Columbia hospitals can access up to $9.5 million in funding for energy-saving programs


Hospitals can join public schools in the government's Carbon Neutral Capital Program, which is expanding to $14.5 million from $5 million

3/13/2014 9:00:00 AM

Survey says mobile devices more common but still not part of EHR system


Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society poll says few healthcare providers are integrating mobile device data into their electronic health record systems

3/13/2014 8:00:00 AM

When NOT to use a green cleaning product


3/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

EVMS, Sentara announce major clinical trial in infection control


3/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

Honeywell announces Din-Mon energy meters for energy monitoring and measurement


3/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

Schreder Lighting receives two Next Generation Luminaires Awards


3/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

Anord Critical Power makes U.S. debut with low-voltage switchgear system


3/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

Closed hospitals are repurposed as for-profit 'medical malls'


Developers in New Jersey have purchased abandoned structures and reopened them as private medical complexes that offer many of the services the hospitals once provided

3/12/2014 3:00:00 PM

How to manage facilities for strategic value


Managing facilities for strategic value means taking the long view with a planning time frame of five, 10, 20, even 30 years out

3/12/2014 2:00:00 PM

Arizona hospital launches several safety initiatives


Casa Grande Regional's 'safety week' just part of focus on patient safety

3/12/2014 1:00:00 PM

ASHE honors collaborative building projects


Healthcare Facilities Management article highlights three winning healthcare buildings

3/12/2014 12:00:00 PM

Most organizations don't have business intelligence systems


Survey said BI implementation stalled by data complexity and lack of resources and skill sets

3/12/2014 11:00:00 AM

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Design and operation of ambulance bays often fall short


Healthcare Design magazine blog discusses problems and potential solutions in ambulance bay design

3/12/2014 10:00:00 AM

Hospital kitchen 'hazardous' designation not unanimous


In a 'Life Safety Code Q&A' on the FacilityCare website, the designation of hospital kitchens is explored

3/12/2014 9:00:00 AM

EHR upgrades can be difficult for long-term care facilities


Financial concerns create obstacles for many organizations

3/12/2014 8:00:00 AM

Chicopee unveils CHIX SC sanitizer-compatible towels


3/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center offer safety tips for patient families


3/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Indy Architectural Recessed Troffers from Juno Lighting Group transform commercial ceilings with new designs, industry-leading performance


3/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Sto Corp. presents Stolit Milano, an easy-to-apply, ultra-smooth exterior or interior decorative and protective wall finish


3/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Survey reveals that infection risk and cleanliness are top concerns among consumers


3/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Ohio hospital evacuated after chemical mix-up


A gallon of muratic acid was poured into a barrel of chlorine by an employee working in a pool area

3/11/2014 3:00:00 PM

Affordable Care Act expected to change how hospitals are built, used


More clinics, ambulatory units and micro-hospitals are on the horizon, survey suggests

3/11/2014 2:00:00 PM

Report sees progress with health information exchanges


Concerns about gaps in adoption of EHRs, particularly in rural and low-income areas and among post-acute facilities, remain

3/11/2014 1:00:00 PM

Manitoba won't make sprinkler systems mandatory in care facilities


Canadian province creating task force to improve fire safety in personal care homes

3/11/2014 12:00:00 PM

Health system CEO sees healthcare embarking on a new mission


Head of Pennsylvania's Heritage Valley Health System says healthcare is shifting back to a community-based setting

3/11/2014 11:00:00 AM

Sudbury nursing home sued over septic system


Massachusetts nursing facility has allegedly refused to construct a new sewage disposal system as required by the state Department of Environmental Protection

3/11/2014 10:00:00 AM

St. Francis Health System food service director honored by professional association


International Foodservice Manufacturers Association's Silver Plate Awards honor excellence in foodservice operations

3/11/2014 9:00:00 AM

Children's hospital groups stress patient, family and caregiver hand washing


Children's Hospitals' Solutions for Patient Safety and the Children's Hospital Association offer safety tips for patient families

3/11/2014 8:00:00 AM

Peerless introduces timeless, versatile and comprehensive suite of square LED Luminaires


3/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Siemens white paper explores benefits of integrated lighting controls


3/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hope's windows installed in Illinois correctional/medical facility


3/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

AmeriPride's Clean Green certification elevates textile services competitiveness


3/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Silent Knight expands portfolio with area of rescue intercom and nurse call alert systems


3/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Group warns of possible food service monopoly


Antitrust watchdog looking at Sysco-US Foods deal

3/10/2014 3:00:00 PM

Windows can boost facilities' accessibility and sustainability


Windows capable of meeting operating force and limited motion requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act must be specified

3/10/2014 2:00:00 PM

White paper discusses life-cycle impacts of products


Report on Healthcare Design website looks at how EPDs and HPDs will shape the next generation of sustainable design.

3/10/2014 12:30:00 PM

One in five U.S. health facilities don't put hand sanitizer everywhere needed


Study also found that only about half of the facilities had set aside funds in their budgets for hand-hygiene training

3/10/2014 11:00:00 AM

Suite wall construction Q&A


The walls for a suite need to conform to the requirements for corridor walls

3/10/2014 9:00:00 AM

Hospital noise can pose safety risk


Noise pollution also contributes to stress among hospital staff and affects patients' sleep patterns and blood pressure

3/10/2014 8:00:00 AM

Cushman introduces 1600XD4 4x4 utility vehicle


3/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Chicopee launches new sanitizer-compatible foodservice towels


3/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Brady Expands industrial identification solutions to include direct thermal paper labels


3/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Holophane LED floodlights from Acuity Brands save energy, reduce maintenance, improve quality of light


3/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power extends line of row-based cooling systems


3/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

British Columbia requires either masks or flu shots of hospital visitors


Piles of masks have been added to the antiseptic soap dispensers and hand-washing reminders at entrances to those facilities

3/7/2014 3:00:00 PM

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Partnering designers' best practices with clinical input


A Healthcare Design blog looks at the effect of clinician input in the design proces

3/7/2014 2:00:00 PM

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Modern healing design has ancient roots


Current research backs ancient feng shui practices, confirming that color, light, design and layout have an actual effect on patient health and well-being

3/7/2014 12:00:00 PM

Stanford Hospital and Clinics conducts recycling pilot program


Hospital will divert 110 tons of packaging material from landfill annually

3/7/2014 11:00:00 AM

University of Missouri Health Care to open walk-in clinics at Hy-Vee stores


Construction on the three new 'Mizzou Quick Care' clinics is set to start by mid-March

3/7/2014 9:00:00 AM

Affordable Care Act's impact on medical office buildings


ACA paradigm shift expected to have a long-term positive effect on medical office buildings and healthcare facilities

3/7/2014 8:00:00 AM

National Gypsum launches new DEXcell brand roof boards


3/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Fresh-Aire UV SCOPE estimation software calculates outdoor air and ROI for ANSI/ASHRAE 62.1's VRP & IAQP


3/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

AFX introduces stylish pendants with LED light engine solutions


3/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Ten questions that can lead to better carpet care


3/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Fluke Earth Ground Testers speed verification of reliable grounding of electrical equipment


3/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Video-monitoring in hospitals complicates privacy question


Video-monitoring has become more common as high-quality, inexpensive technology has become increasingly accessible

3/6/2014 3:00:00 PM

San Francisco hospital to get quake-resistant addition


New hospital's design and construction are the subject of a video documentary from ElectricTV.net

3/6/2014 2:00:00 PM

Healthcare Design magazine honors facility owner


Dr. David Schuller has guided the 11-year expansion of OSU's medical center and the cancer facilities - a project involving 1.1 million square feet and a $1.1 billion price tag

3/6/2014 12:00:00 PM

Organization advises against taking sick kids to retail clinics


Retail health clinics are becoming a popular alternative to the doctor's office with more than 20 million patient visits

3/6/2014 11:00:00 AM

Wales hospital power upgrade to boost energy savings


Nevill Hall Hospital, in Abergavenny, Wales, is expanding its combined heat and power plant - increasing generating capacity by a third and boosting energy savings by 35 percent

3/6/2014 9:00:00 AM

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A prescription for peace and privacy


Specifying sound masking for healthcare facilities

3/6/2014 8:00:00 AM

Cloudpath brings automated device enablement to healthcare industry


3/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

AtHoc's network-centric, interactive communication system is now deployed for it outages, emergency preparedness and clinical alerts


3/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

IU Health Arnett Hospital bridges language gap with innovative technology


3/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

Big Ass Fans unveiled an LED fixture that addresses why industrial and commercial spaces have been slow to adopt the lighting technology


3/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

Part 1: Hospital initiative to boost patient satisfaction started with environmental services


Faced with lower-than-expected patient satisfaction scores, Blanchard Valley Hospital underwent a systemic change in its culture that began with the environmental services department.

3/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

Posts Part: 2 Part 2: Hospital environmental services: A change in process, a process of change

Armstrong Commercial Flooring opens new research & development center in China


3/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

Does IT security hinder healthcare productivity?


IT staff can create an environment that serves security, compliance and patient care

3/5/2014 3:00:00 PM

Palomar Medical Center cafeteria accents promote healing environment


Waves were manufactured from .040-inch solid core aluminum and feature a bamboo grain with blue-toned Blendz color overlay

3/5/2014 2:00:00 PM

Association executive honored by Healthcare Design magazine


Douglas Erickson is among the founding board members of the Facility Guidelines Institute

3/5/2014 12:00:00 PM

CMS rule on emergency preparedness would establish national requirements


All healthcare providers that receive Medicare reimbursement funds, including hospitals, critical access hospitals, nursing homes and ambulatory care surgeries would be affected

3/5/2014 11:00:00 AM

Hospital, college partner to build nursing simulation center


4,600-square-foot Elmhurst College Simulation Center at Elmhurst Memorial will feature simulation labs where nursing students can practice

3/5/2014 9:00:00 AM

Coffee shop bumped for dialysis clinic at Halifax facility


Money-losing Tim Hortons in the Halifax Infirmary closed as officials begin to search for ways to save millions of dollars

3/5/2014 8:00:00 AM

Macroair fans first in industry to receive 'UL listing'


3/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

Biamp introduces Vocia 1.6 with Nurse Call Integration at HIMSS 2014


3/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

Covisint expands healthcare footprint, debuts cloud-based solution internationally


3/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Lutron EcoSystem 5-Series driver provides guaranteed fixture compatibility


3/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

New control functionality added to SiteSage enterprise energy and asset management system


3/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

Could MRI be hacking opportunity?


Report says healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors will experience the highest level of attacks involving 'Internet of things'

3/4/2014 3:00:00 PM

Researching disaster helps hospital plan


Implementation of new procedures saves lives in subsequent emergency

3/4/2014 2:00:00 PM

Interior designer honored by Healthcare Design magazine


Carolyn BaRoss has played a key role in projects including Johns Hopkins Hospital and its recently completed the Sheikh Zayed Tower and the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center

3/4/2014 12:00:00 PM

Michigan Center for Rural Health signs on as a Healthier Hospital organization


HHI is based on the premise that how hospitals are designed, built and operated can improve patient outcomes and workplace safety, prevent illnesses, create environmental benefits and save money

3/4/2014 11:00:00 AM

Research-informed decision making key to client service today, new AAH president says


Traditional design services called only part of what architects can offer changing healthcare market

3/4/2014 9:00:00 AM

Surviving a disaster can change emergency plan


It is the facility manager's job to make sure disaster's lesson isn't learned at the expense of lives

3/4/2014 8:00:00 AM

WAC Lighting's new, versatile slice and dice LED ceiling and wall luminaires provide design options


3/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong announces new maintenance - free S&H circulators and seal bearing assemblies


3/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Handheld launches the all-new Nautiz X4 rugged computer for the mobile worker


3/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

GE's Lumination LED DownLights provide can light replacement solutions for endless indoor lighting needs


3/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hubbell Lighting named technology brand of the year by Architectural SSL Magazine


3/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

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How the Affordable Care Act is affecting real estate strategy


ACA offers opportunities to improve efficiencies in health care delivery, develop valuable new patient relationships and expand the service offerings for existing patients

3/3/2014 2:00:00 PM

Researcher honored by Healthcare Design magazine


Sheila Bosch led a study that looked at the effects of where patient beds are located within the patient room

3/3/2014 12:00:00 PM

Washington state hospital worker safety bill passes


The bill would increase the penalty for assaulting an employee, contractor, intern or volunteer of a state hospital

3/3/2014 11:00:00 AM

Nonprofit organization launches sustainable product registry


Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute seeks greater transparency from manufacturers

3/3/2014 9:00:00 AM

Managing clinical alarm systems


Patient safety issues often signal problems with inappropriate alarm use, ineffective alarm coverage or delayed alarm response

3/3/2014 8:00:00 AM

Builders name Eaton's Halo Product Line as the leader in lighting for the 16th consecutive year


3/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Upper Valley Medical Center bridges language gap with state-of-the-art technology


3/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Ten tips on when and how to select carpeting


3/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Toshiba introduces new led dusk-to-dawn luminaire


3/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite's introduces ENERGY STAR qualified Six-Inch Residential Downlight Retrofits that deliver high performance


3/3/2014 12:00:00 AM



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