August 2014 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Child killed by security golf cart in hospital parking lot


Three-year-old was hit by vehicle driven by Aiken Regional Medical Center security guard

8/29/2014 3:00:00 PM

Healthcare facilities turning to data centers as technology needs grow


Options for data storage include new or renovated facilities located on or off campuses, outsourcing to third-party operators and cloud services, according to an article on the Healthcare Design

8/29/2014 2:00:00 PM

White paper on antimicrobial protection available


'Antimicrobial Protection for Public Building Applications' can be downloaded for free

8/29/2014 1:00:00 PM

ACA creates new healthcare design standard


As healthcare tries to be more efficient, facility needs are evolving to reflect the effort by creating an environment that makes patients want to come back

8/29/2014 12:00:00 PM

Experts question hospital infection-control policies


Screening and isolating infected patients not proven effective

8/29/2014 11:00:00 AM

HVAC and solar features help Pennsylvania hospital cut costs and energy use


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is saving up to $500,000 annually in energy costs

8/29/2014 10:00:00 AM

Michigan VA employees 'adopt' facility gardens


Medical center employees volunteer their time to make the grounds in Iron Mountain more welcoming for their patients

8/29/2014 8:00:00 AM

Armstrong unveils expanded range of three-speed circulators


8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Active Power CleanSource 750HD UPS significantly improves electrical infrastructure reliability


8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Airolite offers new adjustable louver with drainable blades


8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Powr-Flite reminds users of rarely heard but important floorcare terms


8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Revolutionary noraplan nTx cuts installation time by as much as 50 percent and significantly reduces installation costs


8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Imaging room designed to ease 'scanxiety'


Hospitals are beginning to build patient-calming features into their MRI, CT and other scanning suites

8/28/2014 3:00:00 PM

Managing senior-care renovations and expansions


Long-term Living article discusses building toward the future without driving the current residents out the door

8/28/2014 2:00:00 PM

Probe finds hospital security not properly trained after man jumps to his death


The St. Luke's University Hospital security guard had not been fully trained in monitoring patients, according to Pennsylvania state investigation

8/28/2014 1:00:00 PM

Evaluating your wayfinding system


Shift thinking about wayfinding as being just about signs to being a holistic approach to communications

8/28/2014 12:00:00 PM

Standalone ED serves N.C. region's changing needs


New Hanover Regional Medical Center's market fluxes dramatically because of its summer tourist industry, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

8/28/2014 11:00:00 AM

Design features can influence nurse job satisfaction


Study finds environment can help communication and teamwork

8/28/2014 10:00:00 AM

Adding an extra floor - without affecting the schedule or budget


Co-location helps Froedtert Hospital project add fifth floor to facility plan mid-project

8/28/2014 8:00:00 AM

Gerflor USA joins world's leading commercial flooring partnership


8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power debuts first-of-a-kind ASCO Series 336 paralleling system


8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Enerfit launches first commercial air conditioning retrofit to provide mobile and online access to real-time unit data


8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Do carpets cost less to own than hard surface floors?


8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Airolite offers new adjustable louver with drainable blades


8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Starting a plastics recycling program


Plastics recycling in a patient care setting is an advanced recycling option, so consider your hospital's commitment to sustainability

8/27/2014 3:00:00 PM

UK hospital has its own school and gardens


St Aubyn's Centre has a school attached and patients' rooms have private gardens

8/27/2014 2:00:00 PM

Healthcare waste disposal ideas sought


Product developer searching for ways to improve hazardous waste disposal in healthcare facilities

8/27/2014 1:00:00 PM

Healthcare organizations have a range of data center options


Survey says data center projects are expected to remain prevalent for some time, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

8/27/2014 12:00:00 PM

Maryland hospital trains for emergency drill


Statewide exercise tests rapid response during an earthquake

8/27/2014 11:00:00 AM

Optimizing hospital security with identity management software


Need for security must be balanced with the individual's need to easily move about the hospital

8/27/2014 10:00:00 AM

Trends in essential power systems


Trends include testing back-up power use and expanding power-monitoring requirements

8/27/2014 9:00:00 AM

Hospital food is being redefined


The mass-produced, institutional cafeteria model is being replaced by scratch-prepared food

8/27/2014 8:00:00 AM

Gerflor USA launches Taralay impression wood for healthcare


8/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Action Excel NR floating floor system now available


8/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

ABM Healthcare Support Services named one of America's Best Places to Work for 2014 by Modern Healthcare


8/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Controlling indoor air quality in public and shared spaces helps manage airborne public health issues


8/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Garland's new restoration system revitalizes asphalt and metal roofs


8/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hospital room design helps healing


Patients asked for 30 percent less pain medication in redesigned room

8/26/2014 3:00:00 PM

Study says C. diff patients will contaminate some staff


Healthcare workers urged to take extra precautions

8/26/2014 2:00:00 PM

Backflow preventers Q&A


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

8/26/2014 1:00:00 PM

Balancing present, future needs with design


To conceptualize new elements, a full-scale mock-up and logistics work session should be organized very early in design

8/26/2014 12:00:00 PM

Critical access hospital re-imagining care delivery


Critical access hospitals are evolving with changes in healthcare delivery methods, technology and demographics

8/26/2014 11:00:00 AM

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Good design supports best practices


Simple design tweaks can make a patient room safer, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website

8/26/2014 10:00:00 AM

Study says health workers exposed to high levels of antibacterial soap chemical


Effects of potentially unsafe levels of triclosan under review by the Food and Drug Administration

8/26/2014 9:00:00 AM

Designer gives teen's hospital space a new look


'Dec My Room' project rehabs room at Texas Children's Hospital

8/26/2014 8:00:00 AM

Shawmut Design and Construction completes multi-phased two-year renovation of the Miriam Hospital


8/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

SnowEx Liquid Solutions provides new comprehensive offering for equipment, materials, training


8/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong launches new commercial laminate designs and colors


8/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

Knutson Construction shares 'Top 10 Considerations in Healthcare Renovation'


8/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite introduces the Wet-Listed Marquee LED Lamp for outdoor signage applications at hotels and casinos


8/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

OSHA fines Boston-area hospital for unsafe conditions


Melrose-Wakefield Hospital fined for mishandling of medical waste

8/25/2014 3:00:00 PM

Austin VA Outpatient Clinic design influenced by the rugged natural landscape


The 275,000-square-foot facility is the largest leased freestanding VA outpatient clinic in the U.S.

8/25/2014 2:15:00 PM

Boston Children's Hospital building designed for quiet


Facility's patient rooms structured for longer hospital stays

8/25/2014 11:00:00 AM

CMS backs new dining practice standards


Nursing homes should encourage seniors to be informed on how to select the best foods to fit their needs, according to an article on the Long-Term Living website

8/25/2014 10:00:00 AM

St. Louis hospital to add 200 beds


St. Anthony's Medical Center plans largest expansion since 2008

8/25/2014 9:00:00 AM

Minnesota Security Hospital under scrutiny


OSHA fines hospital for unsafe work environment

8/25/2014 8:00:00 AM

New DENSO 2-D barcode scanner reads mobile-phone screens


8/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Pulse Systems launches its new PulseRx Solution


8/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Seaman Corporation ceremonies mark completion of $50 million capital investment


8/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

QMotion introduces world's narrowest battery-operated roller shade


8/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Enerfit launches first commercial air conditioning retrofit to provide mobile and online access to real-time unit data


8/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Emergency department design can fight contagious disease


Some facilities don't have EDs designed to meet current minimum code requirements and there are design steps hospitals can take to improve readiness

8/22/2014 3:00:00 PM

Preventing common hospital accidents


Ensure facility workers remember dangers by recognizing some of the most common hazards in your environment

8/22/2014 2:15:00 PM

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Healthcare design for Millennials


Those born after 1980 have a different relationship with technology, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website

8/22/2014 12:00:00 PM

Century-old trees to be removed from Georgia hospital


Trees at Gwinnett Hospital declared unsafe after storm

8/22/2014 11:00:00 AM

Bellevue Hospital gets $117 million in Sandy aid


Federal grant to help the city repair storm-related damage to Bellevue

8/22/2014 10:00:00 AM

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Avoiding slip and fall accidents in healthcare facilities


Slips, trips and falls are the second most common cause of lost-workday injuries in hospitals

8/22/2014 9:00:00 AM

Hospitals lauded for cutting energy use


American Society for Healthcare Engineering has recognized the hospitals' efforts as part of its Energy to Care program

8/22/2014 8:00:00 AM

Advanced lighting and controls from Acuity Brands help Texas Hospital achieve first LEED Platinum certification in the world


8/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Proper floor finish application


8/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Leviton expands VerifEye line of Smart Meters with Series 4000 industrial-class meter


8/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

New recessed flush dry sprinkler protects light and ordinary hazard occupancies


8/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Collain Healthcare debuts Interactive Virtual Care Team, a revolutionary, all-in-one telehealth and remote patient monitoring platform


8/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

New helicopter pad on Scottish hospital causing concern


Sources say the helipad hangs over the side of the building and has no fencing

8/21/2014 3:00:00 PM

New Hampshire hospital trucking in natural gas to cut energy use


Keene facility switched from fuel oil to decrease carbon footprint

8/21/2014 2:00:00 PM

Healthcare spaces affect attitudes, behaviors


Traditional exam rooms can be intimidating environments

8/21/2014 1:00:00 PM

Infection control recommendations for Ebola questioned


Healthcare Coalition for Emergency Preparedness says CDC issuing contradictory guidelines

8/21/2014 12:00:00 PM

Hospitals rethink the role of art


Interview discusses role of art in a healing environment

8/21/2014 11:00:00 AM

New Indiana hospital adopts patient-centered design


Cameron Memorial Community Hospital focusing on safety and comfort

8/21/2014 10:00:00 AM

Sanford Fargo Medical Center to get new lobby, patient rooms


The lobby will cover 4,000 square feet and will rise to 44 feet at the highest point

8/21/2014 9:00:00 AM

Room-service approach improving hospital food


Hospitals switching to a room-service-style model and leaving basic two-choice model behind

8/21/2014 8:00:00 AM

CQuence Health Group awarded 'Best Place to Work in Healthcare' by Modern Healthcare for second consecutive year


8/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Cable entry seals prevent rodents and pests from damaging critical electrical equipment


8/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

3M Nomad and Safety-Walk products earn NFSI high-traction certification


8/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Stem installs energy intelligence systems at Adobe San Francisco Campus


8/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

ASPA selects MEDSEEK navigate for their care management solution


8/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Video shows flood waters burst through Nebraska hospital


Good Samaritan Hospital surveillance footage shows the flash flood waters burst through the cafeteria

8/20/2014 3:00:00 PM

ACA may mean the end of bad hospital food


The Affordable Care Act has changed the game for hospital food-service providers

8/20/2014 2:00:00 PM

FGI Guidelines Q&A


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

8/20/2014 1:00:00 PM

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Reducing the risk of healthcare-associated infections


The importance of the role of the environmental service department has moved beyond making sure a patient's room is sanitary

8/20/2014 12:00:00 PM

Air flow path matters in patient rooms


Computational fluid dynamics simulations help in visualization of airflow patterns, temperature distribution, concentration of contaminants and flow path of airborne pathogens

8/20/2014 11:00:00 AM

Study compares hand hygiene and environmental cleaning


Hand-hygiene compliance outperformed cleaning in infection control

8/20/2014 10:00:00 AM

Southampton Hospital plans new facility


The New York community hospital is working toward merging with Stony Brook University Hospital

8/20/2014 9:00:00 AM

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Creating cohesive health systems in the ACA age


A well-conceived facility design helps bring the patient, staff and families a better healthcare experience

8/20/2014 8:00:00 AM

UC San Diego Health System utilizes platform capabilities of MRI Interventions' ClearPoint System


8/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

GE's Lumination RS Series LED DownLights provide easy-to-install options for retrofit projects


8/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

New MetalWorks TorsionSpan ceiling system offers accessible panels that span width of corridors


8/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Trimble acquires Manhattan software to expand role in facilities and real estate management


8/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Schindler recommends proper elevator preparations during harsh weather seasons


8/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Georgia medical center working to balance gun law, safety


Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 will likely mean guns can be brought onto the hospital campus

8/19/2014 3:00:00 PM

Looking beyond the traditional clinic


Health services are branching out to alternative sites

8/19/2014 2:00:00 PM

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Building energy intelligence in a large hospital


Australia's major hospitals evaluates the energy savings potential for deploying a predictive energy optimization platform

8/19/2014 12:00:00 PM

OSHA updates respiratory protection directive for hazardous chemicals


Employers may be cited for violating the OSHA standard even when workers are voluntarily wearing filtering facepiece respirators

8/19/2014 11:00:00 AM

Walmart opens primary care clinics


They will be open longer and later than competitors: 12 hours per day during the week and another 8-plus hours per day on weekends

8/19/2014 10:00:00 AM

Omaha medical center sculpture recognizes leader


Abstract floral sculpture is located in the Nebraska Medical Center's Storz Pavilion

8/19/2014 9:00:00 AM

Creating healthcare workplace efficiencies


Architects and designers can play a role in helping to create spaces that are more operationally efficient, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

8/19/2014 8:00:00 AM

Acella Construction corporation chosen as construction manager for Island Terrace Nursing Home renovation/addition


8/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

ASTM Building Committee approves standard for intumescent coatings used to protect steel in fire


8/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Southco introduces battery-operated, fully self-contained electronic locking system


8/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Enerfit launches first commercial air conditioning retrofit to provide mobile and online access to real-time unit data


8/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Kimberly-Clark Professional introduces new wiping solutions for healthcare


8/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

OSHA cites Brooklyn hospital over violence to employees


Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center told to implement a workplace violence prevention program immediately

8/18/2014 3:00:00 PM

Mercy Virtual invests in telemedicine


Virtual medical center has the potential to improve care and hospital revenues

8/18/2014 2:00:00 PM

Pennsylvania hospital found noncompliant after patient jumps from window


St. Luke's University Hospital-Bethlehem was not compliant with certain safety regulations

8/18/2014 1:00:00 PM

Post-occupancy evaluation measures success of clinic design


Evaluation reveals that the clinic realized an 83 percent reduction in staff footsteps, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

8/18/2014 12:00:00 PM

Baptist Health South Florida to build $430 million cancer center


Miami Cancer Institute will include the first proton therapy center in South Florida

8/18/2014 11:00:00 AM

Case study

Implementing a sporicidal daily disinfectant cleaner in a community hospital


Initial results showed 36.5 percent more cultures had no microbial burden after the product change

8/18/2014 10:00:00 AM

Environmental services to expand, promote influence


Association for the Healthcare Environment executive director says ES managers will also focus on shaping the profession

8/18/2014 9:00:00 AM

Hospital maximizes light with tintable glass


Electronically tintable glass at Fairview Ridges Hospital also boosts energy efficiency

8/18/2014 8:00:00 AM

ClimateMaster announces rollout of industry's first ducted vertical stack unit


8/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Nora Lighting introduces High-Cri, High-Lumen Diamond Ii 90+ LED retrofit downlights


8/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

RectorSeal introduces Actabs DMSS Micro-Biocide drain pan treatment formulated for ductless mini-split A/C


8/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Construction Specialties introduces digitally printed Acrovyn by Design Wall Protection and Acrovyn Doors by Design


8/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Desigo Mass Notification


8/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Nebraska hospital hit with severe flooding


Flood waters at Kearney's Good Samaritan Hospital broke through the two-story ground-to-ceiling windows of the dining room

8/15/2014 3:00:00 PM

Healthcare providers accounted for majority of recent data breaches


The Department of Health and Human Services recently submitted its annual report to Congress about breaches of unsecured protected health information for 2011 and 2012

8/15/2014 2:00:00 PM

Vegas betting on facilities to attract medical tourism


The Las Vegas Regional Strategic Plan for Medical and Wellness Tourism was recently unveiled

8/15/2014 1:00:00 PM

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Design efforts reach support buildings


University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, extends cool design to chiller plant, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website

8/15/2014 12:00:00 PM

Hand-sanitizer dispenser's color can increase hygiene compliance


A recent study showed that bright red hand-sanitizer dispensers can increase hand-hygiene compliance in hospitals

8/15/2014 11:00:00 AM

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Follow call to interoperability


The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology called on others to join it in developing a roadmap to health IT interoperability

8/15/2014 10:00:00 AM

Maintenance is a reliability and compliance issue


Power management strategy comes in where both issues meet

8/15/2014 9:00:00 AM

Atlanta hospitals to cut waste by 65 percent


Emory hospitals are implementing a new recycling program in the operating rooms and other patient care areas

8/15/2014 8:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric unveils EcoStruxure Solution for healthcare facilities


8/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

AAMA releases report on 'Overview of Design Wind Load Determination for Fenestration Systems'


8/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Moen Commercial offers new designs for M-Power sensor-operated faucets


8/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

North Shore-LIJ Health System chooses perspective by PPM


8/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Kohler releases two gaseous models in mobile generator line


8/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hiring key in evolution of senior food service


Facilities must recruit experienced chefs who may not have backgrounds in senior living

8/14/2014 3:00:00 PM

London hospital hopes to cut energy costs by 1 million pounds


St. George's Hospital has adopted an energy performance pact to try to lower its costs by 25 percent

8/14/2014 2:00:00 PM

Antimicrobial fogging and misting protocols approved


The EPA has approved protocols that would allow antimicrobial product developers to register disinfection and sanitizer products intended for fogging or misting applications

8/14/2014 1:00:00 PM

Funeral home renovated into physical rehab center


Funeral home renovation project's toughest obstacle was changing community perception, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.

8/14/2014 12:00:00 PM

Study says flashing lights increase hand hygiene


Hand-hygiene compliance at one hospital doubled after flashing red lights were placed on hand sanitizer dispensers

8/14/2014 11:00:00 AM

Bed rail entrapment linked to mattress size, loose rails


Irish study says poorly sized or compressible mattresses may increase risk, according to an article on the Long-Term Living website

8/14/2014 10:00:00 AM

Ambulatory care facilites pose equipment planning challenges


Centers must serve a range of patient types and address many different health conditions

8/14/2014 9:00:00 AM

Natural, neutral colors trending for healthcare spaces


Paint colors can help facility managers create a positive patient experience

8/14/2014 8:00:00 AM

Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands introduces water repelling formula


8/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

WEG Electric introduces the CFW100 Mini Drive. compact, robust and flexible!


8/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Jacobsen launches new TurfCat Out-Front Rotary Mower


8/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

A2LA updates CMS-approved clinical laboratory accreditation program


8/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

New AeraMax PRO indoor air quality control systems developed for commercial interiors


8/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Health City Cayman Islands blends low costs, tropical setting


It's going to take some major changes for hospitals in the U.S. to compete with coral-sand beaches and high-quality healthcare offered at a low price

8/13/2014 3:00:00 PM

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Why does design thinking matter?


Design firms can deliver design thinking to solve complex problems blending together design and strategic thinking, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website

8/13/2014 2:00:00 PM

Managing long-term care refurbs and expansions


Surviving building projects takes planning and communication, according to an article on the Long-Term Living website

8/13/2014 12:00:00 PM

Assessing facilities to determining capital investment


It's crucial that administrators choose where to invest based on accurate data and thorough analysis

8/13/2014 11:00:00 AM

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Is your hospital easy to navigate?


It is important to have proper signage and security officers positioned strategically throughout a hospital campus so visitors can safely arrive at their destination

8/13/2014 10:00:00 AM

Life Safety Code for IT closets


According to the 2000 Life Safety Code (LSC), there are no requirements to do so

8/13/2014 9:00:00 AM

Designing behavioral health outpatient facilities


Coordinated care trend is gaining traction with the design of outpatient behavioral health practices, according to an article on the Behaviorial Healthcare website

8/13/2014 8:00:00 AM

Senate appropriators call for recommendations to reduce overlap in federal energy efficiency programs


8/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

A 'smarter' digital timer


8/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

EOS imaging subsidiary OneFit Medical's personalized instruments now used in eight countries


8/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

Jacobsen launches new TurfCat Out-Front Rotary Mower completely refreshed mower provides lowest cost of ownership in its class


8/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

Daikin Applied Skyline commercial outdoor air handlers now available with gas heat option


8/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

The Chief Facilities Officer's emerging role


The CFO is a change agent, guiding the evolution of the facility capital planning and management process

8/12/2014 3:00:00 PM

Traditional commissioning doesn't fully address healthcare technology


Commissioning is focused only on contractor-furnished items and usually ignores integrations with owner-furnished medical technologies

8/12/2014 1:30:00 PM

Second flooding at Irish hospital investigated


Letterkenny General Hospital says damage is less than last year's

8/12/2014 12:00:00 PM

Data helps sell healthcare energy efficiency efforts


Solid data can drive programs, track progress and do internal and external comparisons

8/12/2014 10:00:00 AM

Florida facility expansion advances


Broward Health North is undergoing a three-part $70 million renovation and expansion project

8/12/2014 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare projects honored for design


Eight projects named in AIA's National Healthcare Design Awards, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

8/12/2014 8:00:00 AM

Global Holdings, Inc. (GBHD) acquires Infusive Technologies, LLC and its 'ChaSyr' multi-chamber syringe technology


8/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

New cabinet for raised floor data centers offers the ultimate in airflow containment


8/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

QMotion develops industry exclusive trackless, wireless, motorized drapery rod


8/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Telkonet and channel partner Evolutix continue to expand with securing the Hilton Barra Hotel project


8/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

ASHRAE and over 20 organizations urge Congress to support building energy codes in the Energy and Water Funding Bill for FY 2015


8/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Toledo EDs dealing with toxins in water supply


Hospitals have backup water sources for this and related water-compromising scenarios

8/11/2014 3:00:00 PM

Improving patient flow can significantly reduce costs


Maine Medical Center demonstrates how operational efficiency can lower design and construction costs

8/11/2014 2:00:00 PM

Nurses work better in natural light


Study measured levels of communication and the incidence rate of mistakes in different environments

8/11/2014 1:00:00 PM

Design can contain germs in the ER


Private rooms for patients and an isolation room can support infection control

8/11/2014 12:00:00 PM

Smoke detector Q&A


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about smoke detectors in IT closets

8/11/2014 10:00:00 AM

Georgia hospital using three germ-zapping robots


St. Francis Hospital in Columbus uses disinfection devices to go beyond regular cleaning

8/11/2014 9:00:00 AM

Hospital's sponsored space brews concern


Dunkin' Donuts-sponsored family lounge at children's hospital - complete with free coffee - may be sending mixed signals, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

8/11/2014 8:00:00 AM

Grout cleaner bar none


8/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Fire-Lite Alarms boosts protection and lightens-up monitoring costs


8/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Luxury bath leader THG-Paris debuts the Atelier Series


8/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

PositiveID's Firefly Dx System Featured on Fox News San Francisco


8/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

The Hemocode System to be available in the United States


8/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Exotic animals help nursing home patients


Massachusetts facility has llamas, alpacas, saltwater fish

8/8/2014 3:00:00 PM

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Risk scanning offers new insights on facility condition


Risk scanning uses risk analytics applied to pre-existing facility data to provide a richer view of facility condition more consistent with actual decision making

8/8/2014 2:00:00 PM

New fabric may fight HAIs


Large health system to begin using uniforms made of a fabric designed to help fight pathogen transmission

8/8/2014 1:00:00 PM

Organizations announce commitment to resilient buildings


The groups committed to improve the resilience of the nation's built environment through research into new materials, construction procedures and other methods to improve the standard of practice

8/8/2014 11:00:00 AM

Designing for veterans


The built environment can help solve post traumatic stress disorder

8/8/2014 10:00:00 AM

Challenges for healthcare designers


Designers called on to help healthcare organizations act on the known - and unknown - changes on the horizon, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website

8/8/2014 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare TV trends


TVs are much more than a way for patients to kill time. They are becoming an important part of a hospital stay

8/8/2014 8:00:00 AM

Fittings supplier partners with non-profit clean water relief effort


8/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

ClimateMaster Next-Generation Trilogy 45 Q-Mode geothermal heat pump raises bar on efficiency


8/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Compact power auto scrubbing


8/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Green product selection stagnant


8/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

HBI China 2014 concludes with record-breaking success


8/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

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Facilities need a bedbug control plan


While attention is usually given after bedbugs are found, what a facility does before they are detected can be more important

8/7/2014 3:00:00 PM

'Mouse ridden' New Jersey facility gets clean bill of health


The facility is now in compliance with state law per a Department of Community Affairs inspection, the owner says

8/7/2014 2:00:00 PM

DBIA announces 2014 Design-Build project award winners


Winners honored for excellence in design, process and teaming, in addition to achieving budget and schedule goals and exceeding owner expectations

8/7/2014 1:00:00 PM

Designing for population health


By looking through the client's eyes, designers can gain a new understanding of how design can bend the health and wellness curve

8/7/2014 12:00:00 PM

Locating facilities in an evolving market


Data can be collected and analyzed to ensure that offerings, size and scale support the long-term sustainability of a new healthcare facility, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.

8/7/2014 11:00:00 AM

Wireless controls are standard building automation


Wireless communications technology enables building automation system technology and mission-essential building systems

8/7/2014 9:00:00 AM

Delhi hospitals cited for inadequate fire-safety measures


Problems were primarily with non-functioning fire fighting systems

8/7/2014 8:00:00 AM

Daikin Applied Skyline commercial outdoor air handlers now available with gas heat option


8/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite appoints vice president of operations


8/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Case study: Bold design for LEED Gold headquarters


8/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Baja No-Flush urinal leader in the no-flush industry


8/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Cerner to Acquire Siemens Health Services for $1.3 billion


8/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Legionella bacteria found in water at two Alabama VAs


Montgomery, Tuskegee facilities find bacteria in water supplies

8/6/2014 3:00:00 PM

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Healthcare needs to catch up on security


Crime in hospitals rose 37 percent from 2010 to 2012, and another 25 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to the 2014 Healthcare Crime and Incident Study

8/6/2014 2:00:00 PM

Integration can improve healthcare facility management


Today's facilities are complex environments that must support many diverse functions

8/6/2014 1:00:00 PM

Tips to improve wayfinding signage


Many healthcare facilities fall into a middle ground between easy-to-find and needing-a-GPS building layouts

8/6/2014 12:00:00 PM

Building deficiencies found at Maine hospital


Building safety codes issues found at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport

8/6/2014 11:00:00 AM

Nursing home worker alleges she wasn't warned of shooter drill


Nurse says she was traumatized after she was 'taken hostage' during safety exercise

8/6/2014 10:00:00 AM

Value-driven approach sets priorities in cancer-care design


A value tree map helps organize requests according to basic, target, and aspirational goals, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

8/6/2014 9:00:00 AM

Dozens of Alberta health facilities lack fire sprinklers


More than 80 facilities are not equipped with sprinklers and another 50 only have sprinklers in some areas

8/6/2014 8:00:00 AM

Crown Mats EcoPlus wiper mat one of the greenest on the market today


8/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

The healthy way to clean carpet


8/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

BuildingIQ surpasses 15 Million in square footage under management in Q2 2014


8/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

Smooth, white Lyra ceilings from Armstrong offer drywall-like visual in 17 standard panel sizes


8/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

Schindler elevator brings state-of-the-art mobility to 4 World Trade Center


8/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

Infection prevention recommendations for Ebola patients


Standard, contact and droplet precautions are recommended by the CDC for management of hospitalized patients with known or suspected Ebola Viral Disease

8/5/2014 3:00:00 PM

New CMS regulations could mean changes for healthcare facilities


A key change would involve a requirement that 'high-rise' buildings be sprinklered throughout

8/5/2014 2:00:00 PM

'Nightmare bacteria' spread in Southeast


Spread of these superbugs could be fueled in part by gaps in infection control in hospitals and long-term care facilities

8/5/2014 1:00:00 PM

Minnesota hospital stops to increase patient safety


Rice Memorial Hospital uses red stop sign to indicate a no-interuption zone

8/5/2014 12:00:00 PM

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Employees with safety concerns protected


You cannot retaliate against an employee because he or she exercised the right to demand a safe work environment, according to a blog on the Long-term Living website

8/5/2014 11:00:00 AM

New Texas hospital focusing on patient experience


Walnut Hill is hoping that ideas borrowed from Ritz Carlton and a warm, natural light-filled building design will draw in patients

8/5/2014 10:00:00 AM

Ventilation checks Q&A


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about ventilation-check frequency

8/5/2014 9:00:00 AM

Upgrading ORs without affecting care


Existing infrastructure, portable technology and a trend toward hybrid operating rooms all play a part, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

8/5/2014 8:00:00 AM

Cambridge, Mass., passes energy benchmarking ordinance


8/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

Utilivisor installing energy monitoring system at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford


8/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

New York City Medical Facilities Summit announced for Sept. 24


8/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

S.C. hospital revises procedures after infection outbreak


Four surgical patients die at Greenville Health System due to a mycobacterial infection

8/4/2014 3:00:00 PM

Hospital vending machine dispenses fresh foods via RFID


Machine has a built-in RFID reader to track the items stored inside the unit via tags affixed to food packaging

8/4/2014 2:00:00 PM

Georgia skilled nursing facility designed for neighborhood feel


$28 million Columbus facility is set on 28 acres with an outdoor rehab courtyard and different walking surfaces to simulate orchard gardens

8/4/2014 1:00:00 PM

NIOSH outlines response to sewer gas exposure


Report created in response to request from employees at a Kentucky medical office building about concerns of exposure

8/4/2014 12:00:00 PM

Cincinnati hospital has 2.5-acre living roof


Every patient room has a view of the West Hospital roof which features a mixture of 65,000 native plants, according to an article on the Healthcare Design

8/4/2014 11:00:00 AM

Massachusetts hospital kitchen going green


Hospital upgrading the systems using energy-efficient equipment

8/4/2014 10:00:00 AM

N.Y. hospital to get $1.1 billion for Hurricane Sandy repairs


Funds include $589 million for hazard mitigation work at the NYU's Langone Medical Center main campus

8/4/2014 9:00:00 AM

Irish hospital food service hit with complaints


Food service budgets slashed in last two years

8/4/2014 8:00:00 AM

TEC products used to renovate Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City


8/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Case Study: Spot coolers boost automotive technicians' productivity


8/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Researchers will advance hybrid energy modeling in new department of energy-funded project


8/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Club Car Carryall utility vehicles go head to head with competitors


8/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Bon Secours Health System to deploy Premier, Inc.'s enterprise-wide data warehouse and business intelligence platform


8/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Physician shoots armed patient at Philadelphia hospital


Facility policy allows only on-duty law enforcement officers to bringing weapons onto the campus

8/1/2014 3:00:00 PM

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The importance of leadership in healthcare security


Great security leaders translate that mission into day-to-day security operations, making it easier for the administration and staff to focus on their core responsibilities

8/1/2014 2:00:00 PM

Philadelphia children's hospital expanding ambulatory care network


New center is being designed to create an environment that children and teenagers would find fresh and interesting, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

8/1/2014 1:00:00 PM

Abilene facility makes energy upgrade


Abilene Regional Medical Center is updating its HVAC system and retrofitting more than 1,000 lighting fixtures to save $85,032

8/1/2014 11:00:00 AM

Active living trend expected to stick around


Older adults are demanding more from their long-term living environments than just a place to live, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

8/1/2014 10:00:00 AM

Collocation office benefits healthcare construction project


A team of contractors, architects and owners occupy a dedicated office during the design and construction of a project

8/1/2014 9:00:00 AM

Solar energy project planned for D.C. hospital


Renewable energy project to bring solar power from North Carolina to the D.C.

8/1/2014 8:00:00 AM

Kimberly-Clark recognized for innovation at 2014 Edison Awards


8/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

Eye Lighting introduces new Aphostm LED luminaires


8/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

ELB Electronics introduces LED T8 direct replacement lamps


8/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

NJK Precision announces the release of its new air flow monitoring station


8/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

CertainTeed Ceilings introduces industry's first VOC-compliant flexible size ceiling system for greater freedom of design


8/1/2014 12:00:00 AM



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