February 2015 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Five issues facing healthcare real estate


Healthcare systems need to use space more efficiently, even as they incorporate more outpatient and ambulatory care

2/27/2015 3:00:00 PM

Hospital's building boom begins with $19.8M New Jersey facility


The $19.8 million Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Specialty Care Center will replace a smaller facility

2/27/2015 2:00:00 PM

Blackpool Victoria hospital to cut annual energy and maintenance costs by 274,000 pounds


U.K. facility to upgrade the heating and hot water supply in 10 plant rooms, introduce a reverse osmosis system and update the steam trap population

2/27/2015 12:00:00 PM

Sarasota hospital designs wayfinding app


Visitors can get location-based content and tips for navigating hospital's main campus

2/27/2015 11:00:00 AM

Joplin rebuilds after the storm


Replacement hospital build with lessons learned after tornado destroyed St. John's Regional Medical Center

2/27/2015 10:00:00 AM

Q&A on positive latching doors


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

2/27/2015 8:00:00 AM

Eaton's energy efficient Linear LED Luminaire provides high efficacy and cost effective illumination to open ceiling environments


2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

AceClamp/PMC Industries to introduce two new fastening solutions for solar applications at 2015 International Roofing Expo


2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Lutron revolutionizes keypad design with the sleek, clean and highly versatile Palladiom QS keypad


2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite ENERGY STAR qualified adjustable LED downlight retrofits offer design flexibility and efficiency for upgrading recessed fixtures


2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Kentucky facilities open 'Operation Snow Command Centers'


The nature of the work demands that those in patient care must be there

2/26/2015 3:00:00 PM

Design considerations for biocontainment units


Design should provide safety and peace of mind to caregivers, while facilitating staff efficiency and patient-centered care

2/26/2015 2:00:00 PM

Case study

Hospice UV installation cuts HVAC maintenance costs and increases IAQ


Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation systems in HVAC PTACs and split system A/C minimizes mold and saves thousands of dollars in maintenance costs annually

2/26/2015 1:00:00 PM

Arkansas hospital installs electronically tintable glass


Glass offers efficiency and an architectural statement about the organization's healthcare mission of Mercy Orthopedic Hospital

2/26/2015 12:00:00 PM

Well-planned community engagement process can improve facilities


Tying such engagement to facility development offers opportunities to align investments with community expectations

2/26/2015 11:00:00 AM

Noise levels greatly influence patient comfort


An environment that produces fewer disruptions and allows for more consistent patient rest contributes to faster recovery and lower readmission rates

2/26/2015 10:00:00 AM

New N.Y. surgery center designed with flexibility


The 14th floor of Memorial Sloan Kettering's Josie Robertson Surgery Center will serve as a social hub with flexible workstations, breakout spaces, a communal kitchen and a market cafe that builds staff unity, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/26/2015 8:00:00 AM

Sterner Lighting's energy-saving Executive LED family is complete with introduction of the RT25


2/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

Greenheck lab exhaust fans receive high wind certification


2/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

ROCKFON offers acoustic ceiling panels with 0.95 NRC


2/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

Betts Envirometal wins at the 2014 Building Better Healthcare Awards


2/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

Heavy snows cause gas leak, fire at Duxbury memory care facility


Facility was evacuated after heavy snow load pushed the gas meter away from the building and snapped the pipe

2/25/2015 3:00:00 PM

Major Pakistani hospitals lack fire safety equipment


Public sector hospitals in Karachi require safety equipments and other rescue measures

2/25/2015 1:00:00 PM

Achieving consistent high performance in hospitals requires monitoring


High-performing hospitals need guidelines and standards to help the facility operate to exacting criteria

2/25/2015 12:00:00 PM

Cleanliness concerns cited at Fife hospital


Inspection of U.K.'s Kirkcaldy's Victoria Hospital found dusty equipment as well as trolleys and chairs contaminated by blood and body fluids

2/25/2015 11:00:00 AM

U.S. Army medical facilities in Georgia to enhance electrical safety


Electrical system safety studies to include in-depth analysis of possible risk associated with arc flash hazards and short-circuit fault currents

2/25/2015 9:00:00 AM

'Risky' ED layout pays off


Wisconsin hospital emergency department features 44 exam rooms designed on a pass-through (or open core) model, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/25/2015 8:00:00 AM

Magnum Energy Solutions introduces world's most intelligent thermostat


2/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

Gemini introduces Duets Direct engraving, ADA and architectural sheet stock


2/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

ROCKFON offers acoustic ceiling panels with 0.95 NRCLIGHTFAIR International 2015 hosts networking events, awards presentation and celebration of the International Year of Light


2/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

Proposed energy standard for data centers, telecommunications buildings open for public comment


2/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

Boston hospitals battle to keep things running during winter storms


Facilities struggle with shortages of beds, linens and transportation

2/24/2015 3:00:00 PM

Nursing home janitor and cook keep working without pay


Pair spent several days providing round-the-clock care for elderly patients after nursing home closes leaving residents behind

2/24/2015 2:00:00 PM

Accreditation surveys offer lessons in compliance


AAAHC has analyzed compliance data from surveys to identify the accreditation standards with which organizations struggle

2/24/2015 1:00:00 PM

Important hospital patient safety supplies


Article lists five tools, supplies and resources hospitals need to have to ensure patient safety

2/24/2015 12:00:00 PM

Environmental risks emerge as medical facility construction increases


Risks can jeopardize patient health and lead to significant financial losses

2/24/2015 10:00:00 AM

Washington sports medicine, neighborhood clinics reflect athletic, local themes


The pitchers mound and home plate from Sick's Stadium are embedded in the floor on the main hallway

2/24/2015 9:00:00 AM

Executives' strategies to improve hand hygiene


Executives offered novel concepts and suggestions to modify existing strategies

2/24/2015 8:00:00 AM

New Dri-Eaz(R) furnace brings reliable, mobile heating to restorative drying jobs


2/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

Cosentry and Silver Arrow technologies hit HIPAA compliance bullseye


2/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

Connecticut's largest fertility program celebrates opening of new facility in Farmington


2/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

CLTC'S lighting design guides support statewide efficiency standards


2/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

IrriGreen, Inc. introduces the Genius Mobile App for the IrriGreen Genius Irrigation System


2/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

Hospital retrofit leads to huge energy savings


Kingston General Hospital in Ontario spends $10 million and five years upgrading the hospital's energy systems

2/23/2015 3:00:00 PM

New standards set for healthcare laundry facilities


Hygienically Clean Advisory Board introduces new testing protocols for certification

2/23/2015 2:00:00 PM

Blog

Creating and maintaining infrastructure in the capitation era


Is capitation going to change how providers use the current built environment to service patient care? And does this mean that the current built environment needs to change?

2/23/2015 1:00:00 PM

Probe finds some Florida hospitals have infection control issues


Investigators found several Southwest Florida hospitals falling below national standards

2/23/2015 11:00:00 AM

Non-clinical departments need not be in hospitals


It's expensive to locate non-clinical functions in hospitals and the goal should be to relocate these functions to save money, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/23/2015 10:00:00 AM

Cornwall hospital reopens after safety problems


Stratton Community Hospital reopens after safety repairs

2/23/2015 9:00:00 AM

San Diego hospitals fined for safety lapses


Two facilities were cited after an investigation found the facilities had dangerous practices in place that caused or likely caused serious injury or death to patients

2/23/2015 8:00:00 AM

Magnum Energy Solutions introduces world's most intelligent thermostat


2/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

Tsoi/Kobus & Associates wins major project in Providence, RI


2/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

New energy savings data for refrigerator/freezer coil cleaning


2/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

Eaton's WaveStream LED luminaires feature integrated sensor control system, saving time and money for smaller ambient environments


2/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

MGS debuts architectural spin HD kitchen faucet


2/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

Managing long-term costs of infection control


Healthcare organizations are looking for ways to better prepare facilities for potential pandemics and widespread viral outbreaks

2/20/2015 3:00:00 PM

Handwashing leads to more worker dermatitis


Study reveals that dermatitis has increased 4.5 times in healthcare workers following increased hand-hygiene efforts

2/20/2015 2:00:00 PM

Central UPS protects diagnostic imaging applications


A central uninterruptable power supply (UPS) approach offers cost and space savings

2/20/2015 1:00:00 PM

$30 million health campus in the works near Phoenix


West Healthcare is developing this 20-acre Westgate Healthcare Campus in Glendale

2/20/2015 12:00:00 PM

South Carolina hospitals gear up for storms


Hospitals throughout the Greenville region prepared for the worst of expected storms

2/20/2015 11:00:00 AM

Gundersen Health System hits net zero goal


Gundersen became the first health system in the nation to produce more energy than it consumed, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/20/2015 9:00:00 AM

Life Safety Code Q&A


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about the process CMS uses to adopt a new edition of the Life Safety Code

2/20/2015 8:00:00 AM

Bobcat introduces new compact excavator Depth Check system for improved accuracy


2/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

TeleTracking joins NPSF Patient Safety Coalition


2/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Crisp, white finish now available for Armstrong Linear Wood Grille


2/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

New energy efficient 12 watt LED plug in lamp from Earthtronics saves energy and performs longer than CFLs


2/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Automated Logic's WebCTRL helps HARBEC achieve carbon neutrality


2/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Ice machines can be toxic breeding grounds


If commercial ice machines aren't regularly emptied and cleaned, biofilm can form and turn the bin into a low-tech bio-breeding ground

2/19/2015 3:00:00 PM

Designing for infection control after Ebola scare


The healthcare community is taking advantage of renewed awareness of the importance of infection prevention to educate each other on infection control

2/19/2015 2:00:00 PM

Survey shows hospitals focusing on repurposing units


Health Facilities Management magazine and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association surveyed 3,414 hospital and health system executives about trends in hospital construction

2/19/2015 1:00:00 PM

New venture offers off-the-shelf hospital design


Components can be designed in a studio, then manufactured on a large scale

2/19/2015 12:00:00 PM

Deadly tech hazards include patient-handling device errors


With the increasing use of advanced technology in hospitals comes an increasing risk of harm from misuse, according to a blog on the Forbes website

2/19/2015 11:00:00 AM

Access control systems can boost security, workflow for healthcare facilities


New technology allows an authorized user to open locked cabinets and other access points throughout a facility with a single swipe card, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/19/2015 9:00:00 AM

Fire disables Maryland cardiac lab


Lab at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air suffered major damage after an electrical fire

2/19/2015 8:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power offers complete data center infrastructure management solution through HP Partnership


2/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

New white paper explores 'Daylighting and Flooring: Don't Overlook the Issue of Reflectivity'


2/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc. announced for award in the fighting Ebola


2/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Glow-in-the-dark floor safety tape


2/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong announces savings guarantee on its chiller plant optimization program


2/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

North Texas spending billions in hospital building boom


Region is extreme example of national building trend

2/18/2015 3:00:00 PM

Illinois nursing home given plan to shape up


Champaign County Nursing Home in Urbana instructed to improve conditions, food service

2/18/2015 2:00:00 PM

Construction on Royal Liverpool Hospital continues


New hospital is expected to open in summer 2017 and current hospital will be demolished

2/18/2015 1:00:00 PM

New hospital readied after Joplin tornado


Four years after Missouri tornado leveled its hospital, new Mercy facility set to open

2/18/2015 12:00:00 PM

Top eight risks in healthcare industry


Healthcare risks in South Africa analysis similar to those of worldwide peers

2/18/2015 11:00:00 AM

Designing for the human experience


Understanding the human experience in healthcare planning and design is essential to creating spaces that meet the needs of users, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/18/2015 9:30:00 AM

Dealing with water outages


Planning can help ensure an outage does not cause a hospital shut-down

2/18/2015 8:00:00 AM

PositiveID Corporation achieves Firefly Dx development milestone with completion of Breadboard PCR


2/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

Watermark Designs announces additions to its Elan Vital Collection


2/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

New Juno LED-compatible MR16 trac fixtures deliver optimized performance, efficiency and aesthetics


2/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

Streamlight launches ProTac 1AAA light


2/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

Mitsubishi Electric DC-600E integration controller: empowering building managers through product-services package


2/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

EPA developing proposal for hazardous waste pharmaceuticals


Proposal will address concerns over the lack of notification requirements for those facilities that generate, handle or transport 'universal waste' pharmaceuticals

2/17/2015 3:00:00 PM

Outdoor LED signs can promote community


Signage can promote a facility's mission, enhance a sense of community and disseminate of new, timely information

2/17/2015 2:00:00 PM

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Choosing a healthcare-specific security provider


Healthcare facilities are diverse in terms of size, location, specialty, and myriad other factors, and their security needs differ from those of other industries

2/17/2015 1:00:00 PM

CDC, EPA develop guidelines for dealing with emerging pathogens


The guidelines can be extended to the use of supplemental UV devices

2/17/2015 12:00:00 PM

Improving facility manager 'soft skills'


The ability to communicate the needs of maintenance staff to the C suite is key to promotion

2/17/2015 11:00:00 AM

Interiors that fit an aging population


As seniors age, their mobility, senses and preferences change

2/17/2015 9:30:00 AM

London ambulatory care center designed for changing healthcare landscape


The Whittington Health Trust build a new ambulatory care center adjacent to its existing hospital that would expand its same-day treatment capabilities, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/17/2015 8:00:00 AM

Blueprint Networx introduces unique MEDdetective healthcare growth software


2/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

GAF announces move to new corporate headquarters


2/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

PC4HS to begin implementation at Springfield Public Schools - 2nd largest district in New England


2/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

PC4HS to begin implementation at Springfield Public Schools - 2nd largest district in New England


2/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite introduces ballast-compatible DirectFit PL Lamps as a one-step solution for converting existing fixtures to LED


2/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

Artists brighten children's hospital with murals


The Royal London Children's Hospital recruits artists and designers to decorate the buildings

2/13/2015 3:00:00 PM

Keeping hospital physical plants relevant


Healthcare design must look at the future as well as today's needs

2/13/2015 2:00:00 PM

Missionary hospital among first in India to generate solar power


Holy Family Hospital in Okhla will be the first non-government building to have a large solar rooftop system

2/13/2015 1:00:00 PM

Internet of Things is turning the home hospital into a reality


The connected home is pivotal to the future of healthcare

2/13/2015 12:00:00 PM

$75M gift to SF General to buy equipment and technology


Some of the money will be spent on smart beds, which can provide nurses with real-time patient information

2/13/2015 10:30:00 AM

Kansas hospital hit by power cut-off scam


Salina Regional Health Center employee tricked out of $1,500

2/13/2015 9:00:00 AM

Designing for Millennial caregivers


Many experienced 'helicopter parenting' and may plan to return the favor or apply the same practices to their own children, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/13/2015 8:00:00 AM

Merge Healthcare partners With Emdeon


2/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

Hastings Tile & Bath introduces the Viva Vanity Collection


2/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

Magnetek's Quattro AC Cube elevator drive offers energy savings in a smaller package


2/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

EYE Lighting introduces new Aphos Mini Series LED luminaires


2/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

AAMA releases anodic finishes/painted aluminum document


2/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

Most hospitals not protecting nurses from injuries


There are more than 35,000 back and other injuries among nursing employees every year

2/12/2015 3:00:00 PM

It's time to right-size healthcare projects


A number of factors are converging to increase the probability that a focus on needs instead of wants will be embraced, according to a blog on the Heathcare Design website

2/12/2015 2:00:00 PM

Ohio medical center a response to healthcare 'sea change'


New $20 million project in Canton is designed to respond to rapid changes in the healthcare industry

2/12/2015 1:00:00 PM

Hospital's active shooter drill offers lessons to other facilities


Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla exercise designed to maximize survival in emergency situations

2/12/2015 12:00:00 PM

Surgeries cancelled after burst pipe floods Ontario hospital


St. Mary's Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, and it's neighbors face days of cleanup

2/12/2015 11:00:00 AM

Holistic, longitudinal design thinking optimizes healthcare construction value


The initial investment in a facility has a tremendous influence on operational costs over its lifetime

2/12/2015 9:00:00 AM

Fire door smoke detectors Q&A


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about fire door smoke detectors

2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM

Take the Powr-Flite Floor refinishing quiz


2/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

Privacy glass at the New Parkland Hospital in Dallas


2/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

Lennox unveiled new Lennox VRF, Ultra Innovation during 2015 AHR Expo


2/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

Guardian's SunGuard on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame


2/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

Cross-Flow Cooling Tower Line expands EVAPCO's product offerings


2/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

Focus on Ebola leaves gap in attention to other outbreaks


In survey, 79 percent reported that such focus reduced capacity to prepare for other disease threats

2/11/2015 3:00:00 PM

Hospital takes cues from home design


New $300 million hospital tower at Orlando Regional Medical Center created as a home for 245 patients

2/11/2015 2:00:00 PM

Health system goes off the grid


Gundersen Health first hospital to offset all fossil fuel use with locally produced, green energy

2/11/2015 1:00:00 PM

Getting healthcare projects right from the start


The starting point should always be writing a clear project initiation or execution plan

2/11/2015 12:00:00 PM

Changes in interior design education focus


Some interior design schools creating more education options for healthcare specialties

2/11/2015 10:00:00 AM

Preventing burst pipes Q&A


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, preventing burst pipes is discussed by several plumbing professionals

2/11/2015 9:00:00 AM

Risk assessment toolkit developed


The Center for Health Design is completing a three-year grant project to develop a proactive risk assessment tool for facility design, according to an article on the Behavioral Healthcare website

2/11/2015 8:00:00 AM

Motion Industries announces expansion in Alaska


2/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

QMotion Honeycomb shades provide energy savings and design flexibility


2/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

Milwaukee powers up the jobsite with new M12 four bay sequential charger


2/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

LifePoint Hospitals and Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care partner for multi-hospital accreditation


2/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

Exova acquires Environmental Evaluation


2/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

Hazard vulnerability assessment is a valuable design tool


HVAs are one method of measuring the probability of certain hazards

2/10/2015 3:00:00 PM

Investigations help curb accidents


Accident investigations are done to identify contributing factors that led up to the event, according to an article on the Long-Term Living website

2/10/2015 2:00:00 PM

Psychiatric healthcare design challenges


A psychiatric unit is one of the most difficult space types to which one can attempt to apply thoughtful design

2/10/2015 1:00:00 PM

Walk-in behavioral health clinics gaining popularity


The emerging trend of walk-in behavioral health facilities is providing a potentially better alternative to an emergency room visit, according to an article on the Behavioral Healthcare website

2/10/2015 12:00:00 PM

Floors can make, break first impressive


Cleanliness is a primary indicator of the overall quality of care

2/10/2015 11:00:00 AM

Indoor navigation to hit its stride in 2015


Signs suggest that the market for indoor navigation and location-based services has reached its inflection point

2/10/2015 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare Design recognizes healthcare design professionals


The third annual HCD 10 winners are announced in an article on the magazine's website

2/10/2015 8:00:00 AM

Allegro Industries offers an expansive line of wall cases and storage cabinets


2/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

RIDGID partners with Scott Ashmore for 2015 Bassmaster Elite Series


2/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

Fir-Lite Alarms kicks off new year with new training


2/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong introduces LinoArt linoleum


2/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

SC Johnson signs binding offer to acquire Deb Group


2/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

Can Disney MagicBands work for hospitals?


A MagicBand could replace patients' ID bracelets and allow patients to hold up their wrist to open doors or check into new areas

2/9/2015 3:00:00 PM

Sealed TV remotes in patient rooms cut infections


Traditional remote controls are difficult to clean and sanitize

2/9/2015 2:00:00 PM

Website offers resources to reduce healthcare facilities risk


Safety Central includes flyers, videos, articles and resources

2/9/2015 1:00:00 PM

2015 AIA Institute honors Texas urgent care center


Legacy ER & Urgent Care recognized in the healthcare category

2/9/2015 12:00:00 PM

California considers allowing cameras in senior care facilities


State may allow some form of videotaping in assisted living facilities

2/9/2015 11:15:00 AM

A human hospital infrastructure can save lives


Safeguards within a healthcare facility infrastructure can bring better outcomes, better patient safety and cost reductions

2/9/2015 9:00:00 AM

N.J. hospital adds health tech support space


Morristown Medical Center offers resource for patients and staff to get help with health-related technology, apps, and fitness devices, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/9/2015 8:00:00 AM

USGBC releases the Top 10 states for LEED green building per capita in nation


2/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

De Beaumont Foundation funds Phase II of "A Practical Playbook: Public Health & Primary Care Together" for $5.76M


2/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

Merge Healthcare and ICT Health to bring integrated clinical technology solutions to international markets


2/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power introduces Liebert GXT4 UPS for critical powering of the edge of IT infrastructures


2/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

Schweiss Doors provides architectural, functional solution


2/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

Hospital security measures effect flower deliveries


New safety and security guidelines from the CDC and Homeland Security are changing the way flowers can be delivered to hospitals

2/6/2015 3:00:00 PM

Connecticut cancer center focuses on care, ambiance


Resort-like design mirrors a national trend in the way modern healthcare facilities are built

2/6/2015 2:00:00 PM

New technologies measure hand-washing compliance


More accurate readings often lead to discouraging numbers - or a 'new baseline'

2/6/2015 1:00:00 PM

Hospital reviews ligature hazards after patient's hanging


Inspectors found ligature risks months before incident at Bootham Park Hospital

2/6/2015 12:00:00 PM

Maryland hospitals making a range of adjustments to healthcare reform


Adjustments to new healthcare realities include large construction projects and robots

2/6/2015 11:00:00 AM

N.Y. hospital fined for exposing workers to bloody, soiled laundry


New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center hit with more than $201K in violations

2/6/2015 9:00:00 AM

Architecture students create isolation unit designs


Texas A&M University professor challenges students to tackle some issues surrounding Ebola outbreak, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/6/2015 8:00:00 AM

New study finds that robotically assisted surgery for kidney cancer increases access to partial versus radical nephrectomy


2/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

IFMA's 'world-class, gold standard' facility management credential program earns ANSI accreditation with seven commendations


2/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

ASHRAE, REHVA jointly publish guide to chilled beam systems


2/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

Mediware releases CareTend Software - game-changing approach for the home care market


2/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

Cushman introduces the first EFI Gasoline Hauler 4x4 UTV in lineup


2/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

What hospitals do to keep facility secure


Facilities say procedures and protocols are in place to help protect both the public and staff members

2/5/2015 3:00:00 PM

Northwest Indiana healthcare construction going strong


Hospital systems continue to invest in infrastructure even as inpatient stays nationwide are on the decline

2/5/2015 2:00:00 PM

Proper hand hygiene depends on the right tools, methods


Not all hand-washing methods and soaps are the same

2/5/2015 1:00:00 PM

Whole Foods may expand into healthcare


The popularity of standalone walk-in retail clinics continues to grow, with organizations often leasing space formerly occupied by stores

2/5/2015 12:00:00 PM

New Joplin hospital to open four years after tornado


New 875,000-square-foot, $335 million Mercy Joplin is storm-resistant

2/5/2015 11:00:00 AM

New fabric to prevent cross-contamination


Anti-microbial textile provides protection against the transmission of infection in healthcare facilities

2/5/2015 9:30:00 AM

Evaluating an inpatient-to-outpatient conversion project


An existing-facility assessment to create an success factor rating can help hospital decision-makers in their evaluation, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/5/2015 8:00:00 AM

Mats Inc. launches new planks and tiles collection


2/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric introduces Advantage Max Data Center Health Check for small- and medium-sized data centers


2/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

Prescolite’s Megalum delivers unlimited choices with variable outputs up to and above 16,000 lumens


2/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

i-lighting introduces iluma under cabinet & rail lighting


2/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

Chemical resistance charts needed in matting selection


2/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

UCSF Medical Center offers robot-aided healthcare


Robots will haul blood samples, food, medication, biohazardous waste and other materials and supplies

2/4/2015 3:00:00 PM

Louisiana health center to get solar-heated pools, self-powering elevators


$73 million Thibodaux Regional Medical Center to include a range of 'green' innovations

2/4/2015 2:00:00 PM

Smart devices track hand-washing in hospitals


MIT Media Lab alumni are using smart devices to monitor hand hygiene among hospital staff and ensure compliance with WHO guidelines

2/4/2015 12:00:00 PM

Security increased after nurse is wounded in shooting at Los Angeles clinic


Facility on MLK Jr. Community Hospital campus will install metal detectors

2/4/2015 11:00:00 AM

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Self-service technology can improve customer experience


Technology can also support a range of personalized care services

2/4/2015 10:00:00 AM

Winning senior care design projects announced


Environments For Aging Design Showcase recognizes six designs, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.

2/4/2015 9:00:00 AM

Portable fire extinguishers Q&A


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about portable fire extinguishers

2/4/2015 8:00:00 AM

Staco Energy Products announces new product: Unistar Scli924


2/4/2015 12:00:00 AM

New Kemperol reflect 2k 'cool roof' can boost building energy efficiency


2/4/2015 12:00:00 AM

New fire ready kitchen hood available from Greenheck


2/4/2015 12:00:00 AM

AERCO introduces water heating system that lowers energy costs in variety of commercial installations


2/4/2015 12:00:00 AM

QuadraMed, LifeMed ID form patient identity joint venture


2/4/2015 12:00:00 AM

Lurie Children's Hospital gives kids virtual Chicago tours


Virtual trips take patients to Millennium Park, the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Museum of Science and Industry

2/3/2015 3:00:00 PM

University students build a device to monitor hand washing in hospitals


Northern Arizona University students develop tech to curb hospital infections

2/3/2015 2:00:00 PM

New outpatient oncology center takes the form of two 'pebbles'


Healthcare Design website offers photo tour of the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, Harrogate District Hospital

2/3/2015 1:00:00 PM

Phoenix Children's Hospital to build out medical/surgical floor


The build-out will create 45,000-square-foot, 48-bed medical/surgical unit in existing shell space

2/3/2015 12:00:00 PM

Key issues for healthcare facility condition assessments


There are many things to consider before launching the FCA

2/3/2015 11:00:00 AM

Technology helps hospital visitors navigate indoors


Recent advances in location aware technology has opened up new possibilities for patient wayfaring

2/3/2015 9:00:00 AM

Joint Commission offers Ebola resources for laboratories, healthcare facilities


Lab Focus issue available for download on website

2/3/2015 8:00:00 AM

Phifer's Sheerweave Performance+ receives M1/B2 certification


2/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Care Management Technologies announces ProAct API: EHR interoperability web service framework


2/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Invision's Tone and Tempo set a stylish pace


2/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Major hospital engages Thermal Energy International for $825,000 heat recovery system


2/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

6Watt A19 Weatherproof LED Globe Bulbs:Incandescent look with LED benefits


2/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Can there be too much hospital security?


Facilities question whether their security plans are enough - or too much

2/2/2015 3:00:00 PM

Gas leak kills two in Mexico City maternity hospital


A woman and child are killed and dozens are injured following fuel truck explosion

2/2/2015 2:00:00 PM

Designing efficient critical access hospitals


Because of their tough economic realities, it's crucial that CAHs improve their efficiency, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/2/2015 12:00:00 PM

Key differences between accreditation programs


Each accreditation organization conducts surveys differently

2/2/2015 11:00:00 AM

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital 'tops out' $1.1 billion expansion


The pediatric segment of Stanford University's healthcare system is adding 521,000 square feet of space to its 1991-era complex

2/2/2015 10:00:00 AM

Army Corps of Engineers upgrades VA, Army medical facilities


Corps involved in expansion and modernization of hospitals and clinics operated by the VA and Army

2/2/2015 9:00:00 AM

Abstract art fills lobby of San Antonio hospital


Sky Tower at University Hospital showcases work by artists from throughout the United States and several other countries

2/2/2015 8:00:00 AM

Grady Memorial Hospital wins statewide patient safety award for reduction of falls


2/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

Performant Financial Corporation to acquire Premier Healthcare Exchange, Inc.


2/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

SAGE to publish Health Environments Research & Design journal


2/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

Merge's Cardiology PACS named best in KLAS second year in a row


2/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

GAF introduces M-Thane one-part pourable sealant


2/2/2015 12:00:00 AM



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