July 2015 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



'Bedbugs' at Texas hospital turn out to be fleas


Midland Memorial Hospital officials call pest discovery an isolated incident

7/31/2015 3:00:00 PM

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Dallas hospital rehearses moving patients to new facility


Faux patients were moved across into the new Parkland Memorial Hospital

7/31/2015 2:00:00 PM

Establishing a facility hygiene plan


Having a plan helps organizations can address critical elements that can contribute to environmental hygiene issues

7/31/2015 12:00:00 PM

Healthcare construction rebounding


The healthcare industry is shifting its spending focus from health information technology to construction

7/31/2015 11:00:00 AM

Hospital IT problems prevent elderly patients from ordering meals


Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth was the first in western Australia to implement a digital medical record system and bedside computers to order food

7/31/2015 9:30:00 AM

Seattle Circuit City reborn as children's clinic


High retail vacancies are generating new opportunities for healthcare tenants

7/31/2015 8:00:00 AM

Duct sealing technology from Berkeley lab provides first solution to ventilation problems plaguing U.S. buildings


7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

California ISO certifies SEL RTAC as a Remote Intelligent Gateway


7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

Johnson Controls extends capacity of YORK magnetic-bearing centrifugal chillers to 165 tons/580 kW


7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

WaterFurnace introduces waterside economizer option to its commercial product line


7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

AAMA releases updated Methods of Test for Exterior Walls


7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

Florida hospital sewage leak threatened patient safety


Venice Regional Bayfront Health's response to a large sewage leak at the hospital called inadequate

7/30/2015 3:00:00 PM

Qatar women's healthcare facility restricts patient room decorations


Hospital cautions the public against decorations and other unsafe practices to ensure a clean and safe environment

7/30/2015 2:00:00 PM

Design born from NICU challenge still adding improvements


The Institute for Patient-Centered Design's 2013 design competition set out to advance neonatal intensive care unit design, and results are still evolving, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.

7/30/2015 12:00:00 PM

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BIM is changing the healthcare industry, really?


Building Information Modeling is usually considered to be just any other software tool. However, it is also a process that enables the professionals involved with a building construction to become more organized in their efforts as well as manage their data.

7/30/2015 11:00:00 AM

UCLA will test new scope-cleaning machine


UCLA officials are planning to test a new scope-cleaning machine following a superbug outbreak involving three deaths

7/30/2015 10:00:00 AM

Healthcare project design process is changing


Large healthcare system are no longer designing one project at a time

7/30/2015 8:00:00 AM

Mike Wood elected next president of IFMA Health Care Institute


7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

High-quality air conditioning solutions serving high-quality healthcare


7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

NSA Design gives Ciena Healthcare facility modern amenities


7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

C.diff Infection rates plunge 70% at Westchester Medical Center ICU after pulsed Xenon UV disinfection used to treat rooms


7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

New Investigator Research Award applications are now being accepted


7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

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Savannah hospital has system to prep for hurricanes


St. Joseph's/Candler tracks hurricanes while coordinating efforts with other groups

7/29/2015 3:00:00 PM

Women impersonating staff rob N.C. nursing home residents


Two women who wore hospital scrubs allegedly stole jewelry from residents at two Cary retirement communities earlier this month

7/29/2015 2:00:00 PM

New hospital construction projects increasing


Health systems investing in new facilities again after focusing on health information technology

7/29/2015 12:00:00 PM

Healthcare facility cleaners protesting Vancouver Coastal Health practices


Ex-Aramark employees were expecting to be rehired to cleaning positions within Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) but didn't make the cut

7/29/2015 11:00:00 AM

Washington hospital installs 'hyper-efficient' HVAC system


Whidbey General Hospital's variable refrigerant flow systems save energy and use less ductwork than traditional systems

7/29/2015 10:00:00 AM

'Day hospitals' are increasing in popularity in S.A.


South Africa is opening more healthcare facilities that can offer accessible and affordable private healthcare

7/29/2015 8:00:00 AM

UMF Corp. recognizes recipient of 2014 National Hygiene Specialist Excellence Award


7/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

Schneider targets smaller healthcare facilities for energy management


7/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) Leadership Brief: How Six Sigma Can Help Your Cleaning - Part 1


7/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

Array welcomes healthcare engagement manager


7/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

ASHRAE public review process makes for stronger standards


7/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

Hospital lowers C. diff rates by switching cleaners


St. Luke's Boise (Idaho) Medical Center moves away from beach and start using a bundled approach with a different cleaner

7/28/2015 3:00:00 PM

Getting the best performance from a healthcare facility


Not all of today's high-performance healthcare designs end up living up to their promised performance

7/28/2015 1:15:00 PM

Fire and life safety in healthcare facilities


Four key findings on hospital and healthcare facility projects.

7/28/2015 12:00:00 PM

Determine long-term energy efficiency by analyzing systems


Healthcare facilities have health and safety requirements that make energy reduction difficult

7/28/2015 11:00:00 AM

3-D printed hospitals may be on the horizon


Medical 3-D printing expert says the technology's arrival is inevitable, but will come with challenges, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/28/2015 9:30:00 AM

CVS clinic presence growing


It is now the country's biggest operator of health clinics

7/28/2015 8:00:00 AM

CAMDEN releases new TCP/IP access control system


7/28/2015 12:00:00 AM

AAB Smart Tools launches the SPM-100, the HVAC industry


7/28/2015 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong names CarpetCycle 2014 Ceiling Recycler of the Year


7/28/2015 12:00:00 AM

OSHA investigating assault at Minnesota security hospital


Additional safeguards urged for facility

7/27/2015 3:00:00 PM

Apache tribe in Arizona opens new healthcare facility


The new facility has 15 in-patient beds and will offer a number of medical services

7/27/2015 1:00:00 PM

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Confetti for women's soccer parade included medical documents


Strips of confetti were found that made up entire prescriptions with patient names, doctor office address

7/27/2015 12:00:00 PM

Scope of New Parkland Hospital defies industry norms


At 2.1 million square feet, Dallas County, Texas's $1.33 billion, 862-bed New Parkland Hospital is a monumental achievement in more ways than one, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/27/2015 11:00:00 AM

California health systems trying virtual office visits


Systems looking to offer convenient,lower-cost alternatives

7/27/2015 9:30:00 AM

Q&A on security cameras in stairwells


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on security cameras in stairwells

7/27/2015 8:00:00 AM

Status Solutions adds universal alerting app to situational awareness framework


7/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Espen Technology provides 12,000 LED tubes to California State University, Fullerton


7/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Johnson Controls helps Stanford University drastically reduce water and energy use in new central plant


7/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Fungal-infected bed linen at Hong Kong hospital linked to two patient deaths


Laundry services suspended during investigation of fungal outbreak

7/24/2015 3:00:00 PM

New Texas clinics designed for seniors


Facilities have feature amenities designed for patients 65-and-older

7/24/2015 2:00:00 PM

International projects come with lessons for U.S. healthcare interior designers


International projects often focus on the importance of family

7/24/2015 12:00:00 PM

Bouncing back after a natural disaster


After Sandy, Manhattan VA Medical Center has recovered and ultimately better prepared itself for future natural disasters

7/24/2015 11:00:00 AM

Layered security and internal access controls for healthcare facilities


Each security layer is designed to delay an intruder or attacker as long as possible

7/24/2015 10:15:00 AM

The certified energy manager's role becoming more important in healthcare


The new designation has been created in response to the growing need to manage complex energy projects

7/24/2015 8:00:00 AM

U.S. Water launches revolutionary breakthrough in sustainable & cost-saving cooling water treatment


7/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

PPG earns NSF certification for four products, two coating systems for water tanks


7/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

University of Miami's Frost School of Music on track to achieve LEED Platinum energy efficiency with the help of SageGlass dynamic glass


7/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

N.Y. healthcare facility parking garage collapses


A large chunk of concrete caved in on top of vehicles on the bottom level of the garage

7/23/2015 3:00:00 PM

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Command centers are a planning necessity


A hospital command center should be set up for internal or external emergencies that would impact the facility's ability to provide patient care

7/23/2015 1:30:00 PM

N.Y. healthcare facility to save $14.5 million with retrofit


Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira makes infrastructure improvements and equipment upgrades

7/23/2015 12:00:00 PM

Partnering for infection prevention


Collaborative working relationships between infection prevention and control and environmental services can reduce rates of infection transmission

7/23/2015 11:00:00 AM

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Lean design translates into efficiency, results for ophthalmology practice


The team realized how the design of the space would impact not only their ability to provide efficient care, but the quality of the patient experience as well

7/23/2015 10:00:00 AM

Energy management platform concerns


Energy management platforms have undergone significant advancement and add a new level of intelligence to healthcare facilities

7/23/2015 8:00:00 AM

Four Diversey Care solutions nominated for ISSA 2015 Innovation Awards


7/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

New NAIMA Guide recommends installation methods for insulating chilled water systems with mineral fiber pipe insulation


7/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

Situational Awareness helps prevent fire at Canadian independent living location


7/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

Company bringing on-demand healthcare facilities to offices, homes


Service launched in Dallas-Fort Worth is providing on-site healthcare that can be delivered within a day's time at the tap of a button

7/22/2015 3:00:00 PM

What defines indoor air quality in healthcare facilities?


Hospitals and healthcare facilities must comply with ASHRAE and other regulatory standards

7/22/2015 1:30:00 PM

Training healthcare staff in a post-Ebola environment


Efforts are underway to re-train health workers and return them to the workforce

7/22/2015 12:00:00 PM

Mobile healthcare facilities bring care to veterans


Mobile clinics help provide medical and wellness care to veterans in need

7/22/2015 11:00:00 AM

Tapping retail design ideas for healthcare


Good design attracts consumers and influences behavior

7/22/2015 10:00:00 AM

Maintaining a barrier management protocol in place


With a protocol in place, a healthcare facility is less vulnerable to vender mistakes

7/22/2015 8:00:00 AM

Tyco Security Products partners with ADT to provide home interactive solution in the U.K. & South Africa


7/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

OSHA provides guidance to OSHA compliance officers for enforcing the revised Hazard Communication standard


7/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

MDC transforms walls into learning, collaboration and management tools with FUZE dry erase paint


7/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

Studies explore how UV disinfection affects C. diff


Ultraviolet light was linked to a reduction in intensive care unit-acquired Clostridium difficile infections

7/21/2015 3:00:00 PM

Beyond disasters: Benefits of resilient design for healthcare


Resilient design can reduce operating costs and improve health and well being of employees and patients

7/21/2015 2:00:00 PM

Health industry not adopting worker safety protocols


Report says that hospital executives have no plan of action for lowering injuries to nurses

7/21/2015 12:00:00 PM

CDC toolkit latest effort to prevent patient falls


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently launched STEADI - Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries

7/21/2015 11:00:00 AM

New 409,000-square-foot neuroscience center built in Columbus


OhioHealth opens facility, one of the largest in the country, at Riverside Methodist Hospital

7/21/2015 10:00:00 AM

Q&A on blood draws in behavioral health corridors


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on blood draws in behavioral health corridors

7/21/2015 8:00:00 AM

Connecture to present leading methods for enhanced user experience at the 2015 Private Healthcare Exchanges Conference


7/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

New high efficiency isolation transformer is up to 25% smaller and lighter


7/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

LG Electronics' LED commercial lighting solutions approved for Massachusetts utility rebate program


7/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

Bluepoint introduces rapid emergency response system


7/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

Through smart energy management for small and medium healthcare facilities, Schneider Electric is improving energy efficiency


7/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

Columbus hospitals focusing on ER care for elderly


Nurses, social workers, case managers, therapists and geriatricians are working more closely in the emergency department to make sure the needs of older adults are being met

7/20/2015 3:00:00 PM

Flexible designs help healthcare facilities meet future changes


Hospitals today are especially challenged to use their capital investments wisely

7/20/2015 2:00:00 PM

Telehealth could be cost-saver in patient care


Studies expect growth in telehealth for home health care

7/20/2015 1:00:00 PM

Facility Guidelines Institute hosts guide for behavioral healthcare facilities


Updated edition now available on the FGI website

7/20/2015 12:00:00 PM

Huge Nevada hospital project starting


The 245,000-square-foot Henderson Hospital will be part of the Union Village medical complex

7/20/2015 11:00:00 AM

Digital signage uses in healthcare


When a visitor enters a healthcare facility, digital signage can engage and inform

7/20/2015 9:00:00 AM

L.A.'s 'Killer King' hospital gets image upgrade with renovation


The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital replaces the King/Drew Medical Center that closed eight years ago

7/20/2015 8:00:00 AM

Emergency Backup Power blog focuses on culture of innovation


7/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

PCJ installs $8.4 million energy efficient AC system at Spanish Town Hospital


7/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Skytron adds revenue cycle improvement and workflow compliance solutions to visibility suite


7/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power debuts ground-up redesign of generator paralleling switchgear with custom capabilities at less cost


7/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Fall prevention technology issues to consider


New products should be balanced with a complete fall prevention strategy

7/17/2015 3:00:00 PM

New Connecticut Ronald McDonald House planned


More services needed as Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital has tripled the number of inpatient and outpatient services

7/17/2015 2:00:00 PM

Children's healthcare facility moves to outpatient model


Shriners for Children Medical Center in Pasadena replaces the existing 1952 hospital in Los Angeles, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/17/2015 1:00:00 PM

Uzbekistan hospitals focus on safety and resilience


WHO/Europe is helping train national experts in applying the Hospital Safety Index

7/17/2015 12:00:00 PM

Healthcare facilities need more cybersecurity personnel


New advances in the industry are creating a need for employees

7/17/2015 11:00:00 AM

Safety issues raised soon after Australia hospital opening


Serious problems, including food safety issues, were reported at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

7/17/2015 9:00:00 AM

Sterilization unit lapses cause Texas hospital to cancel surgeries


UMC of El Paso cancels elective and non-emergency surgeries after receiving a preliminary denial of accreditation

7/17/2015 8:00:00 AM

BLU-MED deployable field hospitals


7/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

Sustainable Materials, LLC introduces Cork Bricks, a cork wall décor product, to the U.S. market


7/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

Duravit updates SensoWash with slender new aesthetic


7/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

Johnson Controls opens industry's most comprehensive variable refrigerant flow (VRF) training center in North America


7/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

OSHA directive updates inspection procedures for protecting workers from tuberculosis in healthcare settings


7/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

Oklahoma healthcare facility expansion reflects outpatient trends


Hospital planning an $11 million medical clinic and a $3 million fitness and therapy center

7/16/2015 3:00:00 PM

Environmental services staff called essential to care team


Article discusses vital environmental services at healthcare facilities

7/16/2015 2:00:00 PM

Nursing home improvements urged by HHS


Proposal would improve the care and safety of the nearly 1.5 million residents long-term care residents in U.S.

7/16/2015 1:30:00 PM

Access to nature good for healthcare facility residents


A new study says older adults who with natural spaces have better feelings of renewal, restoration and spiritual connectedness

7/16/2015 12:00:00 PM

Alarm system fails in U.K. hospital fire


Patients and staff were evacuated from Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary following a fire as an alarm system failed

7/16/2015 10:30:00 AM

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Healthcare facilities require flexibility and mobility to be successful


The healthcare workforce of today is vastly different to the one of 10 years ago and almost unrecognizable to 20 years ago

7/16/2015 9:00:00 AM

Visualization tools offering more options for healthcare designers


Rapid advancements in technology and software mean these tools come with even more options, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/16/2015 8:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric is improving energy efficiency, operating costs and patient satisfaction


7/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

OSHA schedules meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health


7/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

Danfoss showcases advanced, low-GWP ammonia refrigeration systems as a safe, proven technology


7/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

Diversey Care applauds winners of hand hygiene contest


7/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

New WoodWorks Torsion Spring Ceiling System from Armstrong offers monolithic look plus plenum access


7/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

Chicago rehab patient dies of legionella


Officials are working with health facilities the patient had visited to identify possible sources of exposure

7/15/2015 3:00:00 PM

Florida hospital uses art to help patients heal


Volunteers are creating works of art to be displayed throughout hospitals with Lee Memorial Health System

7/15/2015 2:00:00 PM

Healthcare facilities' ground fault protection


Healthcare design starts to add on additional requirements beyond other types of construction

7/15/2015 1:00:00 PM

Cameras in nursing homes popular with families


Nursing homes worried that cameras could compromise what little privacy and dignity residents have left

7/15/2015 12:00:00 PM

Designing for a diverse healthcare workforce


A multigenerational staff has a range of needs, working styles and priorities

7/15/2015 11:00:00 AM

Design challenge seeks new pediatric oncology, behavioral health options


Institute for Patient-Centered Design challenges designers and healthcare providers to collaborate on ideas for better healthcare spaces, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/15/2015 9:00:00 AM

Leaks close Perth hospital operating rooms for a second time


Some areas of Fiona Stanley Hospital were closed and ambulances diverted after flooding

7/15/2015 8:00:00 AM

Zumtobel Lighting, Inc. has announced an agreement with Vanguard Lighting in territory expansion in the Boston Metro market


7/15/2015 12:00:00 AM

Allied Commercial expands Z-Series and K-Series product lines


7/15/2015 12:00:00 AM

GAF helps develop insulation EPD


7/15/2015 12:00:00 AM

McCarthy Building Companies awarded surgery expansion and patient tower project at Erlanger East Hospital in Chattanooga


7/15/2015 12:00:00 AM

ClimaCool Corp. producing industry leading, green solution modular chillers


7/15/2015 12:00:00 AM

33 staff at Oregon hospital hit by norovirus


Outbreak sickened more than 30 people working in the pediatric intensive-care unit of Doernbecher Children's Hospital

7/14/2015 3:00:00 PM

Connecting healthcare's form to function


Healthcare facility's strategic plans and building programs often completely disconnected, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/14/2015 2:00:00 PM

N.J. hospital plans $250 million expansion


Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston is adding 241,000 square feet of new construction, 29,000 square feet of renovated space and a new structured parking facility

7/14/2015 1:00:00 PM

Texas hospital increases security after two employees robbed


Two employees were robbed at gunpoint while sitting outside Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Humble

7/14/2015 10:00:00 AM

Hospitals named to 2015's Most Wired list


The survey examines how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based healthcare

7/14/2015 9:00:00 AM

Tennessee reviews certificate of need process


Reform efforts aims to increase competition and spending among health care organizations

7/14/2015 8:00:00 AM

Blue Pillar, Con Edison and New York City hospitals work together to strengthen electric grid resiliency


7/14/2015 12:00:00 AM

UVC Cleaning Systems Inc. launches three new products for the healthcare market


7/14/2015 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite releases ballast-compatible LED U-bend lamp as plug-and-play replacement for fluorescent tubes


7/14/2015 12:00:00 AM

HLAC lauds study on best practices to prevent infections during laundry process of healthcare textiles


7/14/2015 12:00:00 AM

Post Hurricane Sandy initiative lands support of two prominent former federal officials


7/14/2015 12:00:00 AM

Fire at Michigan hospital starts during operation


The fire spread to a nearby curtain before it was extinguished

7/13/2015 3:00:00 PM

Projects represent forward-looking design for senior facilities


Rose Villa Pocket Neighborhoods and Town Center and the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center share an appreciation of the outdoors and a strong sense of shared experience, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

7/13/2015 1:00:00 PM

White paper on germ-zapping robot available


Paper on Becker's Hospital Review website offers an evidence-based case for ultraviolet light disinfection

7/13/2015 12:00:00 PM

Hospital recycles trees on property to benefit community


Camphor laurel trees were removed from Australia's Nambour General Hospital's new staff and visitor garden

7/13/2015 11:00:00 AM

Study explores cost of Ebola readiness


Researchers are examining the resources hospitals have used and the challenges and benefits of their efforts

7/13/2015 10:00:00 AM

Q&A on sprinkler testing certification


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on sprinkler testing certification

7/13/2015 8:00:00 AM

Lucite International unveils Lucitelux Frame Grade for guaranteed artwork protection


7/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

Security's role in an outbreak: What you need to know


All departments within a healthcare facility have a role in managing and mitigating an outbreak

7/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

EOScu Preventive|Biocidal surfaces installed at new Sentara Leigh Hospital West Tower


7/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

Healthy Facilities Institute − Leadership Brief: Five tips to effectively use a stopwatch during green cleaning


7/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

RENSON introduces external sun shade louver & screen systems, providing innovative combination of HVAC system load reduction and clear outdoor views


7/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

Lennox Energence ultra rooftop units now available in 15- and 20-ton ultra high-efficiency models


7/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

On the hospital beat


: Rx for combatting violence in the ER

7/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

Hospital ordered to tighten infection control after blood found on mops, footwear


Inspectors says standards need to improve at Scottish hospital in order to reduce the risk of infection

7/10/2015 3:00:00 PM

Health facility managers survey stressed training


Health Facilities Management salary survey conducted with the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE)

7/10/2015 2:00:00 PM

Hospices install comforting gardens


Facilities around the country are creating hospice gardens to bring patients closer to nature, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

7/10/2015 1:00:00 PM

Construction begins on N.Y. medical campus


Orange Regional Medical Center is building a medical office building and a cancer center at the hospital's main campus

7/10/2015 12:00:00 PM

Jacksonville health facility incorporates new technologies


University of Florida Health Jacksonville's new facility has point-of-care registration, kiosks and real-time location systems

7/10/2015 11:00:00 AM

Guaranteeing healthcare facility backup power


On-site backup power equipment can ensure reliability, safety and productivity

7/10/2015 9:00:00 AM

Illinois hospitals prepare for tornadoes


Staffs monitor local weather and revisit and practice their emergency plans

7/10/2015 8:00:00 AM

Frisbie Hospital and Unidine continue to deliver on fresh food pledge


7/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

National HealthCare Corporation to deploy LG CNS Solutions across the continuum


7/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

Green Seal expands operations with launch of California office


7/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power introduces compact perimeter cooling solutions to efficiently lower data center operating costs


7/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

UV Sanitized chooses Spectra254 UVC Light Solutions for day care center, nursing home disinfection services


7/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

Thief dressed as hospital employee robs patient in hospital room


Elderly patient in Bridgeton, Mo., robbed of jewelry, purse

7/9/2015 3:00:00 PM

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Two reasons why healthcare call centers need to focus on business value


Data shows that call centers are not well equipped for the future. Agents are still telephony-centric, making limited use of other modes such as chat.

7/9/2015 2:00:00 PM

Senior facilities evolving with baby boomers


One of the few constant ideas for new senior facilities is the desire for a higher level of human dignity. The heart of the environment is no longer a hospital but rather a place that has the comforts of home, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

7/9/2015 12:00:00 PM

Medical equipment maintenance demands more resources


New Joint Commission regulations and standards for maintenance were recently announced

7/9/2015 11:00:00 AM

Illinois considers in-room security cameras for nursing homes


Illinois would become the fourth state in the U.S. to allow video and audio monitoring devices in nursing homes

7/9/2015 10:00:00 AM

Surveillance/intervention boosts hand hygiene


Cameras positioned at hand-hygiene stations and immediate one-on-one intervention improves compliance

7/9/2015 8:00:00 AM

Harris Williams & Co. advises TIDI Products on its sale to RoundTable Healthcare Partners


7/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

Lynxspring announces The Lynxspring Exchange


7/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

International Safety Center re-launches with renewed focus on reducing healthcare worker exposures to bloodborne and infectious pathogens


7/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

Lighting Solution Development & Anthem Federal Partner to provide federal contracts acquisition program


7/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

Airius launches redesigned web site


7/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

High school students invent metal detector for hospital laundry


An alarm alerts employees to potential danger and the system automatically records the incident

7/8/2015 3:00:00 PM

Fire service orders UK hospital to improve safety


Serious concerns relate to fire proofing materials in the hospital which do not meet the required 60-minute protection standard

7/8/2015 1:00:00 PM

GPS devices can improve security for dementia patients


New study in Norway says patients experienced increased levels of physical activity using GPS devices

7/8/2015 12:00:00 PM

Study says copper destroys human norovirus quickly


Ten minutes' exposure was enough to kill the receptor-binding ability of human norovirus virus-like particles

7/8/2015 11:00:00 AM

McLaren Port Huron plans $162 million expansion, renovation


Port Huron, Mich., healthcare facility campus will renovate about 100,000 square feet of existing patient floors with a redesign of most inpatient services

7/8/2015 9:00:00 AM

Nurses' station design caught between therapy and safety


Best practices for nurses' station design often revolve around whether the station should be open or enclosed, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/8/2015 8:00:00 AM

Regarding Light Efficient Design's PL retrofit lamps and Energy Star rating


7/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

Increase in healthcare worker adoption of VESTEX protective attire addresses healthcare uniform contamination concerns


7/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

PDI celebrates fourth annual Be The Difference Day with donation to troops and local food shelter


7/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

South Nassau Communities Hospital completes construction of LI's first off-campus ED


7/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

International Safety Center re-launches with renewed focus on reducing healthcare worker exposures to bloodborne and infectious pathogens


7/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare construction uptick expected after Supreme Court decision


The Supreme Court affirmation may unleash spending on healthcare construction, which has been 'moribund' since the law's 2010 signing

7/7/2015 3:00:00 PM

Mural is centerpiece of comfort-focused design


The lobby greets patients and visitors with an 80-foot mural depicting natural landscapes lining the curved walls.

7/7/2015 2:00:00 PM

OSHA healthcare inspections to target common injury causes


The agency is expanding its use of enforcement resources in hospitals and nursing homes

7/7/2015 12:00:00 PM

Multi-disciplinary practice sites becoming more common


Centers can improve provider satisfaction as well as benefit patients

7/7/2015 11:00:00 AM

Hospitals RFID chips focus on patient safety


University of Vermont Medical Center tracks medications, kits using radio frequency identification technology

7/7/2015 10:00:00 AM

Healthcare design research needs replication


Healthcare designers needs opportunities to share findings and get a better handle on what we really do and don't know, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website

7/7/2015 8:00:00 AM

Corizon Health Inc. implementing changes to reduce workplace violence hazards for employees at its locations


7/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

WECC Energy finance solutions makes solar electricity accessible to Hawaii residents


7/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

Office rent increases accelerating in most U.S. cities


7/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

SandRidge Energy targets efficiency, comfort through window retrofit


7/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

'Luxury hotel-inspired' healthcare facility planned in Michigan


A new post-hospital care provider will offer 'suite recovery' in Ypsilanti

7/6/2015 3:00:00 PM

BlackBerry may go bacteria-free for hospitals


Company considering a bacteria-free smartphone to become the secure mobile choice for the healthcare industry

7/6/2015 1:30:00 PM

Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital set new benchmarks for sustainability


The $281.5 million, 84-bed, Sutter Health's Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital is one of the first hospitals in California to earn LEED Gold certification, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/6/2015 12:00:00 PM

Escalation - managing the risk


Given the projected construction spending growth, many experts are now anticipating escalation growth at 3.5% for 2015, and hinting at even higher rates for 2016

7/6/2015 10:00:00 AM

Uniforms raise concerns at Perth hospital


A mandatory uniform for staff at Fiona Stanley Hospital in Australia has comfort and safety issues

7/6/2015 9:00:00 AM

Report says hospital food can be a hazard


Hospital patients with special dietary needs could have allergic reactions or swallowing problems

7/6/2015 8:00:00 AM

IFMA announces 2015-16 executive committee and board of directors


7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

GAF honoring and empowering military veterans


7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

ASHRAE high-performance building design professional certification earns ANSI accreditation


7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

DriSteem introduces water treatment systems that improve water quality for commercial humidification applications


7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

Legionellosis standard provides guidance on risk management requirements


7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

OSHA launches program to protect nurses


Initiative to focus on preventing back and arm injuries among nursing employees

7/2/2015 3:00:00 PM

Saudi hospital design adapted to new site


The designers of the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, needed to adapt to the new site conditions, develop the master plan and expand the new hospital to 1,200 beds, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/2/2015 2:00:00 PM

Pennsylvania hospitals boost patient security


Monongahela Valley, Uniontown hospitals implement new technology and increase visitor security policies

7/2/2015 12:00:00 PM

Hospitals considering patient lifts face challenges


Retrofitting rooms with ceiling-mounted lifts would increase staff use of assist equipment

7/2/2015 11:00:00 AM

Robots may improve healthcare efficiency


Robotics can provide additional capacity and capability to unmet needs

7/2/2015 10:00:00 AM

Healthcare facilities find new funding sources for infrastructure upgrades


Federal tax programs and many state and local incentives are available

7/2/2015 8:00:00 AM

ASHRAE high-performance building design professional certification earns ANSI Accreditation


7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric introduces AccuSine+ Active Harmonic Filtering to correct power quality issues


7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

Eaton's LED Luminaire brings high performance, energy savings and affordability to roadways


7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

Eldermark leap-frogs other nurse call and communication systems with Notify


7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

nora introduces nora Pad 0 for nora pro clean system


7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

California hospital accused of having maggots in cafeteria food and patient's nose


Accusations by Healthcare workers with SEIU-UHW allege the hospital is operating in unsafe and unsanitary conditions

7/1/2015 3:00:00 PM

Patient room standardization urged


Patient rooms that are designed for specific populations are at risk of being obsolete almost as soon as they're built, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/1/2015 2:00:00 PM

Fixtures shine germ-zapping light in hospitals


A Wisconsin company will soon begin marketing bacteria-killing light fixtures to fight hospital-acquired infections

7/1/2015 12:00:00 PM

Lean construction can cut healthcare costs


Techniques can improve efficiency in design, construction and operations

7/1/2015 11:00:00 AM

Improving behavioral healthcare facility design


Today's designs for behavioral healthcare facilities have become an part of the treatment process

7/1/2015 9:00:00 AM

Q&A on UL labels vs. an ETL labels


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on UL labels vs. an ETL labels

7/1/2015 8:00:00 AM

Connecticut senior care facilities benefit from energy efficiency upgrades


7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

New Bluetooth-qualified lighting controls from Hubbell Building Automation


7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

Film festival uses humor and education to promote infection prevention


7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

Xenex offers industry's first HAI reduction guarantee


7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

Toshiba America Medical Systems and Merge Healthcare Partner on cardiology and hemodynamic solutions


7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM



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