September 2014 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Hospital pillows can harbor pathogens


Thirty-eight percent of pillows retained infection-causing pathogens after disinfection

9/30/2014 3:00:00 PM

Experts say US hospitals unprepared for Ebola waste


Waste management companies are refusing to haul away the soiled sheets and Ebola virus-spattered protective gear

9/30/2014 2:00:00 PM

Converting doubles to private rooms


ACA has increased the pressure to go to all private rooms, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

9/30/2014 12:00:00 PM

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HVAC considerations in hybrid OR design


To maximize future flexibility, designers should consider using an integrated ceiling system rather than a monolithic design

9/30/2014 11:00:00 AM

N.J. utility honored for hospital efficiency


PSE&G recognized for its $3.7 million energy-energy efficiency effort at Trinitas Regional Medical Center

9/30/2014 9:00:00 AM

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Essential vs. critical electrical systems


The three branches of generator power referred to as 'essential systems'

9/30/2014 8:00:00 AM

CoxHealth holds ribbon cutting ceremony for Cox Medical Center Branson


9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Kohler expands standby generator lineup with smaller-sized units


9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Eaton helps improve lighting efficiency and performance at Denver International Airport


9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

DENSO introduces new pocket-size Bluetooth 2-D barcode scanner


9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Fluidmesh unveils VOLO - a data processing powerhouse for powerful wireless backhauling


9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Edmonton hospital fighting influx of flies


Misericordia Hospital says flies don't pose any health risk

9/29/2014 3:00:00 PM

Five operating room cleaning checklists


Routine disinfection is associated with significant reductions in surgical site and other patient infections

9/29/2014 2:00:00 PM

Preparing Caribbean hospitals for natural disasters


The smart hospital initiative has become a global standard for assessing the likelihood a hospital can remain functional in disasters

9/29/2014 12:00:00 PM

Ontario health system introduces guest meal program


Family members and visitors on all inpatient units at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital can order meals

9/29/2014 10:00:00 AM

Children's hospital to have Xbox Kinect-powered atrium


New $270 million A.I. duPont Hospital for Children will open in Wilmington, Del.

9/29/2014 9:00:00 AM

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Critical power management systems vital for health facilities


A CPMS monitors and controls emergency generator sets, circuit breakers, transfer switches and other emergency power system equipment

9/29/2014 8:00:00 AM

McCarthy completes TI design-build for Sharp Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Center


9/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Action Floor Systems introduces action Aero Sports floor systems


9/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas drives service fleet forward using less fossil fuels


9/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Canon U.S.A. introduces ten new feature-packed megapixel network cameras


9/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Percoa USA, LLC receives patent for pre-cast pervious concrete


9/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Minneapolis hospital reportedly used unsterilized equipment


Abbott Northwestern hospital use potentially dangerous instruments in four surgeries

9/26/2014 3:00:00 PM

Broken bed alarm blamed in patient's death


Man died after he became disoriented and left his hospital room at UCSD Medical Center

9/26/2014 2:00:00 PM

Hawaii approves funding for hospital upgrades


A total of $9.2 million was ok'd for projects that will include the renovation of two state facilities

9/26/2014 1:00:00 PM

Derry renal facility honored for environmental services


Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry, Ireland, was honored in a Best Kept Healthcare Facility competition

9/26/2014 12:00:00 PM

New ambulance bay built to improve safety and efficiency


Janesville, Wis., hospital's new structure can accommodate five ambulances

9/26/2014 10:00:00 AM

Boomers reinventing senior food service


Care organizations are recognizing that seniors want flexibility and variety in dining, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

9/26/2014 9:00:00 AM

Best hand-hygiene practices for a healthcare facility


Proper hand washing can help healthcare workers fight germs, bacteria and disease

9/26/2014 8:00:00 AM

Pexip introduces Infinity Connect - an all-new suite of software clients


9/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

Omega Products releases its latest product: Omega Stucco Cleaner


9/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

UL-Listed COB PAR30 LED bulbs provide up to 80% energy savings


9/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

GREEN CREATIVE releases new Generation 4 A19 LED with industry leading efficacy


9/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

BlazeMaster fire sprinkler systems boost efficiency, cost-effectiveness with updated listing


9/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

Earthquake-retrofit costs lead to closing of L.A. hospital


Temple Community Hospital closed its doors, citing low revenue and increasing costs of maintaining its aging building

9/25/2014 3:00:00 PM

UAE hospitals don't spend enough on infection control


Experts say that healthcare managers are reluctant to spend spend money on infection control because they don't receive direct revenue from the investment

9/25/2014 2:00:00 PM

Resolute Health's Wellness Campus features green spaces, walking trails and gardens


Healthcare Design website article offers a photo tour of New Braunfels, Texas, facility

9/25/2014 12:00:00 PM

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Ongoing training vital to healthcare security programs


Every healthcare facility is different and security officers must receive the appropriate training

9/25/2014 11:00:00 AM

Control valve tamper switches Q&A


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about control valve tamper switches

9/25/2014 10:00:00 AM

Hospitals trimming energy costs with demand response programs


The demand response strategy typically pays users for reducing their demand

9/25/2014 9:00:00 AM

St. Louis senior community renovates inside and out


Bethesda Terrace project created a multi-use living/dining/activity room and beautified the outdoor space, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

9/25/2014 8:00:00 AM

New Schneider Electric Uniflair LE cooling units optimize energy efficiency and cooling capacity of large data center environments


9/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Performance meets design in MaxLite's new LED PAR and BR lamps


9/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Sarasota County School District achieves 20 Megawatts of energy storage using CALMAC's ice-based cooling technology


9/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Charles Maggio joins CBRE Healthcare as managing director


9/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Talkaphone releases VOIP-600 Series IP call stations


9/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare center blamed for man's mushroom poisoning


Family says Cordilleras Mental Health Facility neglected to maintain a safe environment

9/24/2014 3:00:00 PM

Seniors' food preferences and attitudes spark chef's creativity


Long-term living care is moving from institutional meals to fresh, local and organic food offerings, according to an interview on the Long-Term Living website

9/24/2014 2:00:00 PM

Architect talks of 'restorative design'


In TEDMED talk, architect discusses healthcare's move away from harmful built environments, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

9/24/2014 12:00:00 PM

Rural hospitals closing without ACA money


Four rural Tennessee hospitals have closed and dozens are at risk because of the state's decision not to join the Affordable Care Act

9/24/2014 11:00:00 AM

Retail urgent care retailers increase access


Facilities part of shift in the way healthcare is delivered

9/24/2014 11:00:00 AM

Palm Springs hospital unveils emergency phone system


Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Calif., unveiled a new satellite system that will back up existing hospital phones

9/24/2014 10:00:00 AM

Preventing Clostridium difficile infections


Updated cleaning guidelines offer tips for fighting infection

9/24/2014 9:00:00 AM

Hospitals find cost-cutting energy efficiencies


Mercy Health secured new electricity, natural gas and demand response contracts for 19 facilities

9/24/2014 8:00:00 AM

Magnitude WMC water-cooled chillers with new RapidRestore capabilities


9/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

Schindler Elevator Corporation introduces the next generation of customer score card


9/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

More than half of U.S. companies project increased energy efficiency investment in 2015


9/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

MEDSEEK to become influence health


9/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

Daikin applied debuts Magnitude WMC water-cooled chillers with new RapidRestore capabilities


9/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

CDC issues Ebola checklist


Review of environmental services protocols suggested

9/23/2014 3:00:00 PM

New hospital in Ireland has intimate feel


Building is a series of smaller connected blocks, with the buildings nearest to the entrance limited to two and three stories, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

9/23/2014 2:00:00 PM

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Structural engineering decisions more complex in healthcare


Healthcare facilities require a higher 'importance factor' for wind, snow and seismic loading

9/23/2014 12:00:00 PM

Connecticut health facility honored for energy efficiency


Day Kimball Healthcare recognized for renovating its infrastructure

9/23/2014 11:00:00 AM

Nurses demand more ER security personnel


Nurses at Tri-City Medical Center call for a range of reforms

9/23/2014 10:00:00 AM

Color-coded sheets to aid to infection control efforts


New Delhi hospitals to end use of white linens

9/23/2014 9:00:00 AM

Irish hospital removes religious statues for infection control


The removal of two religious statues from wards at Gorey District Hospital tied to health and safety concerns

9/23/2014 8:00:00 AM

Danfoss hot water conversion valves for 1-pipe steam systems help prepare buildings for heating season


9/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Botani-Phase Decontamination Deodorizer from CleanMaster is the botanical based solution for odors


9/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Siemon delivers educational webinar on data center storage evolution


9/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

KMC introduces Zone Equipment Control (ZEC)


9/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

KMC introduces Zone Equipment Control (ZEC)


9/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

California apartment complex adds health clinic


Complex joins healthcare system to run a 'wellness corner'

9/22/2014 3:00:00 PM

Faulty CCTV system prevents hospital assault probe


Internal security system at Galway University Hospital problematic despite large investment

9/22/2014 2:00:00 PM

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Is design an answer for obesity?


UK group calls on designers to encourage physically active lifestyles with building design, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website

9/22/2014 12:00:00 PM

Preparedness key to containing outbreaks


The evolution of prevention and protocols in Canadian healthcare industry are keeping pace

9/22/2014 11:00:00 AM

Hospital room design boosts patient recovery times


University Medical Center of Princeton room design changes result in 99 percent patient satisfaction score

9/22/2014 10:00:00 AM

Construction near-constant at Pa. care community


The Masonic Villages are in a constant state of expansion and renovation

9/22/2014 9:00:00 AM

Computerized maintenance management system a facility safety tool


A CMMS can help ensure that all environmental services staff members are trained to the same standards of cleaning

9/22/2014 8:00:00 AM

New Vestagen patient garments aim to minimize pathogen transmission inside hospitals


9/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

ASSA ABLOY announces integration of Aperio wireless lock technology with Software House C.CURE 9000 system


9/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

ELB Electronics introduces LED down light for CFL direct replacement lamps


9/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite's DLC-qualified Recessed Troffer Retrofit Kits offer seamless switch to LED lighting


9/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services launches industry's first mobile hospital pharmacy management app


9/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

California nursing home settles suit over asbestos violations


Wallboard from patient rooms at Salinas facility contained asbestos

9/19/2014 3:00:00 PM

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Enhancing indoor air quality in healthcare facilities


Enhancing indoor air quality through better cleaning practices and equipment can improve patients' and employees' health

9/19/2014 2:00:00 PM

Ghana Ridge Hospital design inspired by Kenyan culture


465,560-square-foot facility to have 600 beds and more than 12 surgical suites

9/19/2014 1:00:00 PM

California hospital gets energy efficient outdoor lighting system


NorthBay VacaValley Hospital's system includes dimmable LEDs and motion sensors, including a new type of long-range microwave sensor

9/19/2014 12:00:00 PM

Green restrooms promote efficiency, wellness


Sustainable restroom design offers cost-saving opportunities

9/19/2014 11:00:00 AM

FEMA offers resources for digital disaster prep


Agency app includes access to disaster safety tips, an emergency kit list, emergency meeting location information and a map with open shelters

9/19/2014 10:00:00 AM

Free webcast on preparing your facility for value-based purchasing


Second part of the Healthcare Facilities Management Webcast Series is scheduled for Sept. 25 at 1 pm. ET

9/19/2014 9:00:00 AM

Daylight's benefits coming to surgical areas


Facilities are incorporating daylighting into the surgical environment, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

9/19/2014 8:00:00 AM

Indoor air quality control in public and shared spaces helps eliminate odor issues


9/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Leviton expands SmartlockPro AFCI and GFCI product lines


9/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Daintree Networks captures six product and company innovation awards


9/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Altitudes Torsion Spring ceiling system from Armstrong features monolithic visual with excellent acoustical performance


9/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Crown Mats answers questions to ask before selecting matting systems


9/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare systems move away from flame retardants in furniture


Advocate Health Care, Beaumont Health System, Hackensack University Medical Center and University Hospitals will stop purchasing furniture treated with flame retardant chemicals

9/18/2014 3:00:00 PM

White paper on sound masking available


Free case study on Healthcare Design website details Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel project

9/18/2014 2:00:00 PM

Louisiana healthcare providers planning multi-million dollar construction projects


Three major Shreveport-area hospital systems are each working on multi-million dollar construction projects to expand and revamp services

9/18/2014 1:00:00 PM

Ambulance staff says hospital ramping could have fatal consequences


Ambulance Employees Association complains of persistent ramping at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia

9/18/2014 12:00:00 PM

Videos push hand hygiene


Videos from CDC, others encourage hand-washing at healthcare facilities

9/18/2014 11:00:00 AM

Kansas City-area memory-care facility plans $7.5M expansion


Project will add new private and couples suites and skilled nursing and rehabilitation services

9/18/2014 10:00:00 AM

Sustaining quality improvement in environmental services


Study showed that immediate performance feedback in addition to monthly face-to-face data reports was the most effective

9/18/2014 9:00:00 AM

Maintaining, improving a plastics recycling program


After a recycling program has been running awhile, it's a good idea to revisit the numbers and replace initial assumptions with actual data to determine the program's financial impact

9/18/2014 8:00:00 AM

J+J Flooring Group releases counterbalance second collection of Kinetex Textile composite flooring


9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Globe Fire Sprinkler Corporation receives factory mutual approval for 'The Inch' dry concealed sprinklers


9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Milwaukee expands its leadership position in connection technologies


9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Daikin Applied Skyline air handlers earn rigorous seismic certifications


9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Tennessee clinic rolls out 'Healthcare on Wheels'


Chattanooga Primary Care's mobile medical facility designed to serve industries and businesses

9/17/2014 3:00:00 PM

Design Showcase honored projects have unique challenges


Projects are unique in their challenges and the design solutions their design teams created to address them, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

9/17/2014 2:00:00 PM

Managing waterborne infection risks


Hospitalized patients at high risk for infection should avoid exposure to hospital water and use sterile water instead

9/17/2014 1:00:00 PM

Ebola, HAIs boost sales of infection-control software


Infection-control technology moving off the back burner, according to a survey from Black Book

9/17/2014 12:00:00 PM

Flammable liquid storage Q&A


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about the storage of flammable liquids

9/17/2014 11:00:00 AM

Military offers lessons for dealing with mass casualties


Iraq and Afghanistan show five ways hospitals can prepare for attacks, disasters

9/17/2014 10:00:00 AM

Ohio hospital postpones surgeries for cleaning issues


Adena Regional Medical Center postponed surgeries until further notice after the operating room team found staining on surgical towels

9/17/2014 9:00:00 AM

White paper explores interior design for autistic


Free paper on Healthcare Design magazine website discusses design goals and guidelines for creating a soothing and stimulant environment

9/17/2014 8:00:00 AM

FM Benchmarking aligns with OSCRE standards


9/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

More than half of U.S. companies project increased energy efficiency investment in 2015


9/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Utah State University's Wayne Estes Center attracts student athletes with Tubelite curtainwall's daylight and views


9/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong First in Pennsylvania to Earn LEED Platinum


9/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Reliable Controls releases 902 MHz versions of SSE & SSEA wireless products


9/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Pennsylvania hospital plants organic farm


Five-acre farm provides fresh produce for St. Luke's health system

9/16/2014 3:00:00 PM

Linen loss is an $840 million problem


Nearly 90 percent of all linen used in U.S. hospitals does not reach its useful life

9/16/2014 2:00:00 PM

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Post substitute menu choices at long-term facilities


Posting alternatives can boost satisfaction, cut down on confusion at meal times

9/16/2014 1:00:00 PM

Designing for minimum impact on existing hospitals


At Box Hill Hospital, a bridge was created forming an external plant platform allowing the Australian facility to remain fully operational during construction

9/16/2014 12:00:00 PM

Laser Spine Institute plans ambulatory surgery center


New 176,000-square-foot facility in Tampa to include corporate HQ

9/16/2014 11:00:00 AM

Cancer center healing garden offers calming respite


Landscaped outdoor garden space features indigenous plants, a manmade stream and winding paths

9/16/2014 10:00:00 AM

$18.5 million rehab center set in Wisconsin


Campus to include a rehab center, long-term living facility and community center

9/16/2014 9:00:00 AM

Innovations become the new design standard


Access to natural daylight or the use of healing art are no longer unusual, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

9/16/2014 8:00:00 AM

IrriGreen Genius irrigation system saves water, saves time, saves money


9/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Xtralis to present security solutions at the 2014 Security and Fire Prevention Exhibition


9/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Benchmark Senior Living aligns With Redilearning to take staff engagement, education and communication to a new level


9/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric Opens New Global R&D Center in Andover, Mass.


9/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

CSL introduces architectural collection of LED waymarkers


9/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

How to stop viruses from contaminating buildings


Contamination of just a single doorknob or tabletop can result in the spread of viruses throughout healthcare facilities

9/15/2014 3:00:00 PM

UV robots battle HAIs


UV-C light, a part of the UV spectrum, can kill pathogens like C. diff and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus that cause HAIs

9/15/2014 1:00:00 PM

Boston Hospitals going green


Slide show on Boston Business Journal website describes efforts at various facilities

9/15/2014 12:00:00 PM

Kaiser Permanente taps more solar power


System to increase solar capacity with installations in Hawaii and at the Oakland Medical Center in California and Hidden Lake Medical Offices in Colorado

9/15/2014 11:00:00 AM

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New study shows reusable textiles' benefit to healthcare facilities


A new, independent study finds reusables offer a lower environmental impact and provide greater sustainable options for healthcare facilities

9/15/2014 10:00:00 AM

Complying with proposed fire safety regulation changes


CMS's proposed adoption of the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code to simplify fire safety compliance

9/15/2014 9:00:00 AM

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Mini health clinics bring care to Myanmar


Designer helps create clinics to bring public health services to remote villages, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website

9/15/2014 8:00:00 AM

AIA, CSI and NIBS publish updated United States National CAD Standard


9/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Distech Controls launches first and only smoke control system based on NiagaraAX Framework


9/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Meyda Custom Lighting unveils Bola Metalica pendants


9/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Linetec to expand with a third anodize line in Wisconsin adding jobs, capacity, capabilities; maintaining lead times


9/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Mitsubishi Electric adds second test facility to accommodate rapid growth


9/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Long career shows change is a safe bet


Journey from hospital FM to life safety consultant comes with many lessons for challenging industry

9/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

Survey names 10 cleanest Chicago hospitals


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

9/12/2014 3:00:00 PM

Gloucestershire hospitals to save 500,000 pounds a year with green efforts


Carbon emissions will also be cut by 1,789 tons a year, a reduction of 30 percent

9/12/2014 1:00:00 PM

Maryland hospital builds combined heat and power plant


Energy efficiency project is expected to save Upper Chesapeake Health $9 million over 20 years

9/12/2014 12:00:00 PM

Australian cancer center lauded for daylighting


The Chris O'Brien Lifehouse in Camperdown, Australia, earned a Healthcare Design Showcase Award of Merit, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

9/12/2014 10:00:00 AM

Tampa General improves facility with LED lighting and digital controls


LED lighting was chosen for nurses stations, corridors, exam rooms, conference rooms, the lounge and the waiting room

9/12/2014 9:00:00 AM

Benchmarking called critical to energy management


ASHE offers resources for sustainable operations

9/12/2014 8:00:00 AM

Armstrong first in Pennsylvania to earn LEED Platinum recertification from U.S. Green Building Council


9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

IrriGreen Genius irrigation system saves water, saves time, saves money


9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Miller Ingenuity inspires manufacturing innovation with SageGlass dynamic glass


9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Outpatient SurgerySiemens C-arm innovations: Flat Panel Detector and 3D technology


9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

AAF International introduces energy-efficient VariCel(r) 2+ Filters with Impress technology


9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Photo tour of hospital food around the world


Images on Imgur site illustrates the range of typical hospital meals from 17 cities

9/11/2014 3:00:00 PM

Mobile healthcare facility created in van


Families First Health and Support Center in Portsmouth, N. H. to use the van to bring services to the homeless, low-income individuals and seniors

9/11/2014 2:00:00 PM

Texas hospital gets $500,000 rebate for energy efficiency


University Hospital Sky Tower designed to use 20 percent less energy

9/11/2014 1:00:00 PM

Info offered on scabies management in healthcare facilities


An isolated case of scabies must be managed correctly to prevent the infestation spreading

9/11/2014 12:00:00 PM

Healthcare design awards announced


Awards chronicle the industry's pursuit to define, design and create the ideal healing environment

9/11/2014 11:00:00 AM

Hospital patients benefit from new rooms, healthcare exec says


Princeton HealthCare System CEO says redesigned rooms led to 30 percent reduction in the use of pain medication

9/11/2014 10:00:00 AM

Balancing care with efficiency


Operational analysis and digital modeling help visualize both the design and operational variables

9/11/2014 9:00:00 AM

Rediscovering integrated building systems


Buildings need the flexibility to change and adapt to new needs and conditions

9/11/2014 8:00:00 AM

ASHRAE proposes alternate compliance path for existing buildings in IAQ standard


9/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Kaivac earns patent for Smart Towel system


9/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Rockfon Island's frameless ceiling products deliver acoustical performance, easy installation


9/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Akers Biosciences announces $864,000 Sales contract for its rapid results point of care cholesterol test


9/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Indoor air quality control in public and shared spaces helps eliminate odor issues


9/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Ebola survivor says supply shortage puts hospital staff at risk


Lack of hazard suits and other supplies called a danger to doctors and nurses safe

9/10/2014 3:00:00 PM

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If you see something, say something


'See something, say something' can include abandoned vehicles, unauthorized individuals in restricted areas, strange packages left on site or even unusual odors

9/10/2014 2:00:00 PM

Ontario hospital honored for going greener


Lakeridge Health in Port Perry an Energy Conservation Champion

9/10/2014 12:00:00 PM

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Hospital expansion goes with copper piping


Copper tubing is being installed for water service, HVAC and medical gas distribution at Nemours/A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital

9/10/2014 11:00:00 AM

Healthcare design benefits still depend on financial incentives


Thirty years after a seminal study on the healing benefits of healthcare design, a 'room with a view' is still news

9/10/2014 10:00:00 AM

Effective behavior health spaces more complex


Design trends include a focus on creating an environment that reflects situations patients will encounter when they leave the facility

9/10/2014 9:00:00 AM

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Are you ready for the new 2012 Life Safety Code?


Date of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' adoption of the new 2012 Life Safety Code is unknown

9/10/2014 8:00:00 AM

Siemens Building Technologies teams with Quantum Secure as value-added reseller


9/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite increases base wattage in StaxMAX Series of LED flood lights


9/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

ASHRAE/IES propose adding verification requirements to energy standard


9/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Linetec shares a new white paper on antimicrobial protection infused coatings for public building applications


9/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Rockfon Island's frameless ceiling products deliver acoustical performance, easy installation


9/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Patient play helps shape hospital garden project


Children's National Medical Center plans dedicated outdoor rooftop healing garden

9/9/2014 3:00:00 PM

Kentucky hospital expansion balances comfort, safety


Central Baptist Hospital renovation allows facility to provide a wider spectrum of care

9/9/2014 2:00:00 PM

New Jersey hospital investing in urgent care


Lourdes is the latest N.J. hospital to invest in an urgent care center

9/9/2014 1:00:00 PM

More hospitals focusing on sustainability, report shows


Hospitals are trying reduce their environmental footprint, lower costs and improve the health of patients and staff, according to a recent report

9/9/2014 12:00:00 PM

Preventing common health facility accidents


Keeping workers from becoming complacent about safety rules key

9/9/2014 11:00:00 AM

N.H. facilities get federal grants for renovations


Lamprey Health Care facility and Goodwin Community Health to receive $450,000 for improvements

9/9/2014 10:00:00 AM

S.C. hospital's new entrance facade part of $34M renovation


Georgetown Memorial Hospital has new exterior, patient rooms and cardiac catheterization lab

9/9/2014 9:00:00 AM

Magazine names two ES Departments of the Year


MD Anderson Cancer Center, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital honored

9/9/2014 8:00:00 AM

Daikin Applied Skyline air handlers earn rigorous seismic certifications


9/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

First American national standard for sustainable drinking water treatment systems released


9/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Atrix International announces new safety feature for Omega series fine filtration vacuum line


9/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Testo announces Race Weekend Giveaway


9/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

NeBu SolarBack lounger offers personalized comfort at the touch of a button


9/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hospital parking changes raise safety concerns


Parking to be banned on streets around facility

9/8/2014 3:00:00 PM

Converting retail spaces to healthcare


Heathcare Design website article describes four successful retail-to-healthcare conversions

9/8/2014 2:00:00 PM

Linen chute door Q&A


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about linen chute doors

9/8/2014 1:00:00 PM

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Maintaining a facility's interior


White paper on Long-Term Living's website recommends taking a long-term view when it comes to door and wall protection

9/8/2014 12:00:00 PM

Bethesda hospital plans $230 million expansion


Suburban Hospital getting a 235,000-square-foot addition and a new parking garage

9/8/2014 11:00:00 AM

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Behind the scenes of Integrated Project Delivery


To ensure goals are met, it is imperative that teams hold every member accountable to a near-term degree

9/8/2014 10:00:00 AM

Determining sustainability's value


Going green becoming central to many health system's mission

9/8/2014 8:00:00 AM

RetroLite daylighting system enables building owners to enhance energy efficiency


9/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Reliable Controls releases workhorse controllers: MACH-Pro1 & MACH-Pro2


9/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Valspar's Fluropon exterior coatings offer field-proven, high-performance for metal roofing, panels and more


9/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Addressing an organization's five universal needs


9/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Winona Lighting expands offering of decorative fixtures with new suite of stylish, high-performance LED luminaires


9/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Bedside tech part of the healing process


Touchscreen technology, on-demand content and user guides are being widely used to support patient care

9/5/2014 3:00:00 PM

Blog

LED lighting standards: What is R9 and why does it matter?


When nurses are assessing skin color of residents in assisted living communities, the strength of the R9 value is an important factor because the color red is prevalent for the eye to interpret more pure colors

9/5/2014 2:00:00 PM

Kansas facility plans major re-construction, remodeling


St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center to raze two buildings and remodel office building

9/5/2014 1:00:00 PM

Urgent care centers provide easy access, cost control


Massachusetts health system opening its second site in September and is planning two more in the region

9/5/2014 12:00:00 PM

Indiana University Health turning mansion into clinic


$2.2 million project will turn the Abshire Mansion in Goshen into Maple City Health Care Center's second clinic

9/5/2014 11:00:00 AM

California hospitals prepare for Ebola while stressing low risk


Recommendations for hospitals include private rooms for patients and protective coverings for staff

9/5/2014 10:00:00 AM

Minnesota's Park Nicollet renovates Family Birth Center


Photo tour of 40,000-square-foot facility is posted on Healthcare Design website

9/5/2014 8:00:00 AM

Milwaukee delivers the only full SDS Plus Rotary Hammer solution on one battery system


9/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

What cleaning contractors look for in facility management distributors


9/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

Osram Sylvania launches Orios LED lamps to help ease migration to future of lighting


9/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hardin Medical Center upgrades cut energy and operating costs by 25 percent


9/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

Meyda Custom Lighting introduces Mission Hill Top Chandel-Air combining custom lighting and fan technology


9/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

Blog

Is your hospital earthquake ready?


California law's goal is not just that hospitals remain structurally sound after an earthquake - they must remain operational

9/4/2014 3:00:00 PM

Colorado hospitals adding $250M in facilities


Banner and UCHealth plan to spend more than a quarter-billion dollars on construction projects in Northern Colorado in the near future

9/4/2014 2:00:00 PM

For a healthcare data center, redundancy is key


Data center downtime can mean lost revenue and the inability to access life-saving information, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

9/4/2014 1:00:00 PM

HAIs finding new routes of transmission


Hospital computers, cell phones and other new technologies carrying infections

9/4/2014 12:00:00 PM

Key hand-hygiene strategies include easy access to sanitizer


When hand hygiene products are easy to access, compliance with requirements improves

9/4/2014 10:00:00 AM

Blog

Window film can balance comfort, energy savings


Film improves building system performance, patient and staff comfort and energy use

9/4/2014 9:00:00 AM

Green thumbs enhancing menu at Thunder Bay hospitals


On-site food production called a simple way to generate revenue and put fresh food in the kitchens

9/4/2014 8:00:00 AM

ALPHA exceeds new OSHPD manufacturing standards for power products


9/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Next generation DualBeam extends Helios performance leadership


9/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong introduces new MetalWorks clip-on ceiling panels


9/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

DENT Instruments launches all-new PowerScout 3037 power meter


9/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

San Francisco hospital to have seismic safety feature


San Francisco General Hospital will become the first hospital in the city to have a base-isolated foundation

9/3/2014 3:00:00 PM

Healthcare workers go on strike over Ebola safety fears


Healthcare workers at a large state-run hospital in Sierra Leone have gone on strike over pay and hazardous working conditions

9/3/2014 2:00:00 PM

Behavioral healthcare facility design is about patient dignity


One key is finding a balance between staff safety and the need for patients to feel in control of their healing experience, according to an article on the Behavioral Health website.

9/3/2014 1:00:00 PM

Case study

Health system adapts to change through consolidation


Capital Health's plan features three capital improvement projects, implemented over seven years

9/3/2014 12:00:00 PM

Long Island High school opens health center


Longwood High School facility offers free access to healthcare

9/3/2014 11:00:00 AM

Planning can limit the impact of severe weather on food costs


The impact of California's drought has been low for most hospitals, where strategies have been implemented to minimize the damage

9/3/2014 9:00:00 AM

Flooring helps distinguish young adult cancer unit


Southampton General Hospital uses floor to create treatment and relaxation spaces

9/3/2014 8:00:00 AM

​Low frequency application guide now available from System Sensor


9/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

ThermaSol introduces latest innovations for steam shower enjoyment


9/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Cree introduces industry breakthrough replacement for halogen MR16 lamps


9/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

ThermaSol introduces latest innovations for steam shower enjoyment


9/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Ebola guidance for environmental infection control released


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released an interim guidance

9/2/2014 3:00:00 PM

Hospitals cut costs with energy efficiency efforts


Energy efficiency called a largely untapped area for cutting costs

9/2/2014 2:00:00 PM

N.Y. hospital focuses on worker safety


Rome Memorial Hospital initiatives have resulted in a 29 percent reduction in workplace injuries

9/2/2014 1:00:00 PM

Hospital focus shifting to outpatient strategies


Efficiencies and market demand are driving the change

9/2/2014 12:00:00 PM

Fire station to add health facility


California town will incorporate healthcare facility within new fire station

9/2/2014 11:00:00 AM

Violence in hospitals called rare but difficult to stop


South Jersey hospitals have had three incidents of fatal gunfire this year

9/2/2014 10:00:00 AM

Quiet Kit helps raise patient satisfaction scores


Dignity Health hospital distributes kit to all patients throughout its system to give them more control over their environment

9/2/2014 8:00:00 AM

Truss PurlinXT makes big ideas and open spaces a reality for building owners


9/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

Truss PurlinXT makes big ideas and open spaces a reality for building ownersControlled Power Company releases new three phase KVA sizes for the 'Series 700A' power conditioner


9/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

Pulse Systems' complete EHR, version 4.2.08, achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition complete EHR Certification from ICSA Labs


9/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

Sto Corp. introduces StoTherm ci XPS, a durable, high performance, insulated wall system


9/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong announces a new innovative LVT Solution returning spaces to operational status sooner


9/2/2014 12:00:00 AM



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