February 2016 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Environmental services team leading infection battle


Housekeeping is one of those routine amenities people may not notice — unless it was missing

2/29/2016 3:00:00 PM

Healthcare facilities use green initiatives to curb effects of pollution on health


Hospitals are using cleaning fluids and chemicals that safely eliminate pathogens

2/29/2016 2:00:00 PM

Too many patients using ER as primary care as Northern Colorado companies build ERs to meet demand


Freestanding emergency rooms are becoming more common across the U.S

2/29/2016 12:00:00 PM

Transition to the New Parkland takes more than planning


It took planning, persistence, and patience to move staff, patients, and equipment across a highway from the old location to the new, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/29/2016 11:00:00 AM

NFMT session to explore a BIM lifecycle case study on Carolinas HealthCare System facilities


The 2016 National Facilities Management & Technology event offers three full days of education, speakers, networking with peers, and a giant expo hall. All for free.

2/29/2016 10:00:00 AM

Integrating nurse call and patient locator systems can cut response times


Real time patient locator systems can trigger a notification for environmental services that the room is now vacant and needs to be cleaned

2/29/2016 9:00:00 AM

Height-adjustable bathroom fixtures can make life easier for people with mobility challenges


Fixtures have been designed to allow quick and easy height and position adjustability

2/29/2016 8:00:00 AM

Hexatier launches enterprise-class solution for database security and compliance in the cloud


2/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

Fulham releases 32W and 39W LED engine retrofit kits for easy field installation


2/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

MultiSharp Focus captures and displays sharp images with point and shoot simplicity


2/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

Toray Plastics (America) announces a breakthrough in bio-based film for solar control window film applications


2/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

AisleLok Data Center products receive GSA schedule contract


2/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Phoenix VA postpones surgeries due to mechanical issues


Crews worked to fix a problem with the ventilation system and engineers need two or three days to complete a full evaluation of all the mechanical systems supporting the operating rooms

2/26/2016 3:00:00 PM

Privacy by design in behavioral health facilities


The need for privacy remains integral to a patient’s experience as more outpatient facilities include behavioral health

2/26/2016 2:00:00 PM

Case study

New Parkland Hospital gets bold exterior


Despite its many amenities, advanced technologies and sheer scope, New Parkland’s most recognizable feature is the bold design that fashions the building’s exterior

2/26/2016 12:00:00 PM

Expert says longterm care execs' salary hikes may 'trickle down' to facility staff


Multi-facility longterm care executives got salary increases across the board

2/26/2016 11:00:00 AM

NFMT session to address 'Infection Control: Expecting the Unexpected'


The 2016 National Facilities Management & Technology event offers three full days of education, speakers, networking with peers, and a giant expo hall. All for free.

2/26/2016 10:00:00 AM

Expanded scope cleaning process comes with higher costs


Virginia Mason Medical Center has revamped its practices to avoid another breakout

2/26/2016 9:00:00 AM

Wisconsin hospitals' best-rated rooms


Eight hospitals were recognized by patients for having the cleanest rooms

2/26/2016 8:00:00 AM

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia addition features nine of Valspar’s PVDF colors


2/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Universal Lighting Technologies releases EVERLINE sign tube for simple outdoor LED replacement


2/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Sherwin-Williams among first in North America to achieve QUALICOAT Class 1 certification


2/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Health system investing $3 million in competitor's MRI facilities to join 'convenience revolution'


Wisconsin's ThedaCare partners with its competition to create a new care delivery system

2/25/2016 3:00:00 PM

Palo Alto Medical Foundation recognized for interior design


San Carlos, Calif., facility was honored at the 37th Annual Interiors Awards

2/25/2016 2:00:00 PM

Blog

Veterans can excel in healthcare security settings


Healthcare industry can benefit from the talents and leadership qualities of former military

2/25/2016 12:00:00 PM

Research says no disinfectants completely remove bacterial biofilms from water lines


Study found the disinfectants recommended by water line manufacturers don't actually shift all the bacteria

2/25/2016 11:00:00 AM

NFMT session to address emerging infectious diseases in the built environment


The 2016 National Facilities Management & Technology event offers three full days of education, speakers, networking with peers, and a giant expo hall. All for free.

2/25/2016 10:00:00 AM

Cubicle curtains come with infection issues


How to clean and how often to change them can be a problem

2/25/2016 9:00:00 AM

Going from management to leadership


Leadership implies helping and aiding others to achieve something greater

2/25/2016 8:00:00 AM

Harvard’s renovated, expanded historic Tozzer Library earns LEED Gold with Wausau’s windows and curtainwall


2/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

American Dynamics VideoEdge introduces facial biometrics for quicker investigations


2/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Easy Drain S-line: Invisible & stylish shower drain


2/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

New Healthcare HVAC System for operating rooms and critical spaces wins AHR 2016 Product Innovation Award


2/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Siemens Building Technologies Division and IBM announce cloud-based solutions


2/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Va. bill would remove longterm care facilities' option to bar cameras in rooms


New legislation toughens the regulation by requiring that nursing homes allow the cameras

2/24/2016 3:00:00 PM

Divide and conquer for better OR cleaning


Dividing the room into assigned zones keeps staff focused

2/24/2016 2:00:00 PM

Saskatchewan healthcare facility plans to be redesigned


Proposed Leader Healthcare Facility Integration project will be re-tendered to trim costs

2/24/2016 12:00:00 PM

Q&A on waste containers


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

2/24/2016 11:00:00 AM

NFMT session to address compliance training of hospital employees for infection control


The 2016 National Facilities Management & Technology event offers three full days of education, speakers, networking with peers, and a giant expo hall. All for free.

2/24/2016 10:00:00 AM

Boston Children’s Hospital told to slow down expansion


Massachusetts regulators are asking the hospital to show that its $1 billion campus expansion won’t hurt efforts to control healthcare costs

2/24/2016 9:00:00 AM

Surveying patients on healthcare facility designs


A design team surveyed cancer survivors about their experience with treatment and the environment in which they receive care, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/24/2016 8:00:00 AM

National Business Capital prepares medical community for new changes


2/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Building professionals turn to Coleman HVAC Fault Detection and Diagnostics to simplify the service process


2/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Hubbell Lighting UTB sets the value standard for industrial applications


2/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia addition features nine of Valspar’s PVDF colors


2/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Deadly crash reveals healthcare facilities are using old aircraft to transport patients


Light planes using piston engines instead of the safer modern turbines are still being used by Australian healthcare facilities

2/23/2016 3:00:00 PM

Hospital laundry contract awarded to company caught drying garments in the open air


South African health department hoping to use the company’s poor performance to terminate the contracts

2/23/2016 2:00:00 PM

Keys to effectively plan for emergencies


The older adults living in care communities are vulnerable in emergency situations

2/23/2016 12:00:00 PM

Are healthcare facilities focusing too much on survey scores?


Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey (HCAHPS) scores have caused healthcare providers to focus more of their efforts on what is being measured in the survey in an attempt to improve outcomes and maximize their reimbursements, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/23/2016 11:00:00 AM

Some link microcephaly to water supply rather than Zika


A group of Argentinian physicians claims a toxic larvicide is to blame for the huge spike in babies born with microcephaly in Brazil

2/23/2016 9:00:00 AM

Art in healthcare facilities can help wayfinding, branding


Artwork in hospitals has been linked to better pain control and reduced anxiety

2/23/2016 8:00:00 AM

Preventing 270,000 emergency room eye injuries per year


2/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health to hold a special meeting


2/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

AAMA Manufacturing Safety Forum hosts guest speaker on glass safety


2/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Carlisle HVAC products offers innovative exterior line set protection


2/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Siklu's interference-free gigabit wireless radios are compatibility tested with Milestone video management software


2/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Can healthcare providers afford to be ready for disasters?


Expected federal rule would make emergency preparedness a condition for some healthcare institutions to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs

2/22/2016 3:00:00 PM

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Investigation finds serious sanitary issues at Pa. nursing homes


Inspection reports from the Department of Health show a long list of violations including live maggots found in a resident’s feeding tube

2/22/2016 2:00:00 PM

Monitoring technology protects hospital patients from renovation noise, dust


Chris Evert Children's Hospital in Fort Lauderdale is undergoing a four-year, $33 million renovation project

2/22/2016 12:00:00 PM

Congress may merge VA hospitals with military facilities


Merger of healthcare facilities would mean active duty soldiers and veterans would be treated side by side

2/22/2016 11:00:00 AM

Red Teams can enhance hospital security


Red Teams can evaluate campus protection measures and challenge assumptions

2/22/2016 9:00:00 AM

Maryland system repurposed office space into flexible healthcare facility


Converted 20,000-square-foot space was designed for holistic care

2/22/2016 8:00:00 AM

St. Vincent Women’s Center wins OneZone award


2/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Red Hawk Fire & Security acquires Systems Sales Corporation


2/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Future Digital Awards 2016 – technology & innovation winners announced


2/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Lunera Lighting's Helen lamp product family adds plug-and-play LED T8 linear fluorescent replacement


2/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Clean floors better and reduce slip hazard with Spray Kleen multi-surface neutral cleaner from Sunburst Chemicals


2/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Rochester hospitals join to fight C. Diff.


Four hospitals are forming a C. difficile prevention collaborative. Six nursing homes that share patients with the hospitals have formed a separate alliance

2/19/2016 3:00:00 PM

St. Louis agency studying feasibility of healthcare clinics at MetroLink stations


Bi-State Development is looking into the possibility of opening clinics that would offer services such as basic medical care, dental checkups and eye exams

2/19/2016 2:00:00 PM

Connecticut medical group co-locates multiple practices into new outpatient building


Stamford Health Medical Group's collaborative care model features universal exam rooms, integrated work areas for staff, centralized common areas, and shared conference rooms for staff training and patient education, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/19/2016 12:00:00 PM

Boosting healthcare facility cleaning best practices


Cleaning professionals have a number of training opportunities and educational resources available

2/19/2016 11:00:00 AM

Using climate data for healthcare facility planning


Most hospitals don't use local climate change projections into their risk management and planning

2/19/2016 9:00:00 AM

Developing an environmental services department budget


The most critical element is alignment with the vision of the healthcare facility

2/19/2016 8:00:00 AM

Cree announces SmartCast PoE with Cisco to enable IoT


2/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

BioStripe, the world’s first waterborne marking paint from natural soybean oil, now available


2/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Public restroom neglect on the rise Americans encountering more unkempt restrooms


2/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Generac to acquire majority share of PR Industrial


2/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Illustra introduces new Pro Series Mini-Domes


2/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Calif. hospital using fax machines, paper after hit by ransomware


Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center has transferred patients as it attempts to bring its database back online

2/18/2016 3:00:00 PM

Hospitals with the unhealthiest food options


A new report names the worst hospital food environments in the nation

2/18/2016 2:00:00 PM

Preparing for infectious disease patients


White paper offers ideas on developing operational and facility responses for both emergency room intake and patient care biocontainment units, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/18/2016 12:00:00 PM

Designing compliant hospital pharmacies


USP 797 sterile compounding regulations will require planning

2/18/2016 11:00:00 AM

Hospital uses steam to boost food choices, reduce waste


'Steamplicity' technology uses a pressure valve, which produces steam-cooked meals

2/18/2016 10:00:00 AM

Bacteria-killing paint may be a passive weapon against HAIs


Claims are similar to that made by copper, which has become known for its ability to kill bacteria

2/18/2016 9:00:00 AM

Throwback Thursday photo highlights '70s laundry co-op


N.D. hospitals partner to solve their laundry problems

2/18/2016 8:00:00 AM

Sunburst adds to solid line-up with Trifecta solid enzyme laundry detergent


2/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

VISTAMATIC supplies privacy glass solutions to Jupiter Medical Center's new De George world-class pediatric unit


2/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Diversey Care’s TASKI IntelliTrail fleet management system improves efficiencies and floor care machine performance


2/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

ByteGrid achieves EHNAC outsourced services accreditation for data centers


2/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

CoilPod LLC announces the launch of the COILPOD dust containment bag


2/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Safety/risk debated with more hospital guards armed


Man seeking help for mental illness shot in Texas hospital

2/17/2016 3:00:00 PM

N. C. hospital offers free shuttle service during construction


McDowell Hospital in Marion began the service to help patients and visitors make their way around the campus as the new hospital is built.

2/17/2016 2:00:00 PM

Today’s healthcare facility leader needs to be flexible


For accountable care organization, the traditional approach to the facility has already begun to change

2/17/2016 12:00:00 PM

Designing for the telemedicine spaces of the future


Infrastructure considerations include room configurations, interior finishes, data capabilities, lighting and power

2/17/2016 11:00:00 AM

Safe showers and water temperature key to senior facility safety


Among the top 10 issues for long-term care facilities is non-compliance with codes that require automatic temperature control of water used in resident bathrooms

2/17/2016 9:00:00 AM

Use the energy of a new building to transform operations


A new space can yield better outcomes and improved team performance and patient experience

2/17/2016 8:00:00 AM

ROCKFON's own ceiling systems enhance its new offices in Ontario, Canada


2/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

CNL Healthcare properties commits more than $1 billion for acquistions and development in 2015


2/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

Linetec offers thermally improved, curved extrusions, finished and fully warrantied


2/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

NORA Lighting's new trimless mls series offers contemporary, flange-less look


2/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

Sealed Air's Diversey Care announces multi-year contract with ABM


2/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

House OKs bill to tighten control on VA projects


Legislation would increase oversight and management of large construction projects at the Department of Veterans Affairs

2/16/2016 3:00:00 PM

Designing ambulatory spaces for staff interaction


Healthcare organizations are shifting their care to team-based ambulatory models

2/16/2016 2:00:00 PM

Industry benefiting from laundry's growing importance in healthcare


Hospital-acquired infections and increased outpatient usage are contributing to the increased demand for the linens

2/16/2016 12:00:00 PM

Protecting healthcare facilities from bed bugs


More than a third of pest management companies reported treating a healthcare facility for bed bugs in 2014

2/16/2016 11:00:00 AM

Blog

Purchasing software in the healthcare industry


Optimizing procurement and payment policies can save healthcare organizations thousands of dollars each year

2/16/2016 9:00:00 AM

Northwestern Memorial Hospital adds fine dining option


Chicago hospital hosts restaurant as a new way to engage with the community

2/16/2016 8:00:00 AM

Illustra launches new micro camera with exceptional video quality


2/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

University seeks to increase innovation in operations management


2/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

GLO-STICK leak detection kit finds all leaks in small to medium sized AC&R systems


2/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

Ruskin invests in innovative extreme weather louver and damper designs to demonstrate leadership in quality, cutting-edge technology


2/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

The cost effective Baja waterless urinal


2/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

Flint hospitals working to ensure water safety


Three health systems investing in water purification

2/12/2016 3:00:00 PM

Inquest into Legionella death finds hospital failed to keep water supply safe


Testing by Public Health England found the Royal United Hospital water supply ward was contaminated with Legionella

2/12/2016 2:00:00 PM

New digital-first hospital plagued by people problems


Technological aspects success as disputes arise in cleaning staff

2/12/2016 12:00:00 PM

Energy efficient lighting at Virginia VA hospital to help fund additional services


$1.58 million project will renovate the facility with new lighting, sensors and controls

2/12/2016 11:00:00 AM

Hospital creates interactive journey for young patients


Juliana Children’s Hospital in The Netherlands installed an interactive journey using projections, hands-on objects, and 43,055 square feet of graphic wall coverings, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/12/2016 9:00:00 AM

Texas healthcare facility recognized for revamping alarm management system


Texas Children’s Hospital created a dashboard that collects and analyzes data by area, nurse and patient

2/12/2016 8:00:00 AM

VA Hospital to get Orion LED retrofit


2/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

Kalorama: Not surprisingly, growth in hospital infections leads to revenues for control companies


2/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

Don’t sacrifice efficiency in critical environments: Phoenix Controls introduces first-of-its-kind total system solution


2/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

PROSOCO unveils new through-wall flashing product


2/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

BannerDrop ceiling display system allows banners installed in high places to be easily changed


2/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

Why the FDA took years to warn about scope-related infections


Staff at the federal agency losing the report was one of many missteps

2/11/2016 3:00:00 PM

Virginia hospitals projects Lean toward success


Two hospitals share a 665,000-square-foot building and offer specialized care for women and children

2/11/2016 2:00:00 PM

Creating a safer healthcare facility


Leaders urged to work with staff who design and care for the hospital

2/11/2016 12:00:00 PM

How healthcare facilities managers achieve energy efficiency


The right operational steps can lead to sustainable healthcare operations

2/11/2016 11:00:00 AM

Including telehealth in a healthcare facility strategy


Widespread adoption of telehealth could contribute to $300 billion in savings for the U.S. healthcare system

2/11/2016 9:00:00 AM

Designing for short-stay patients


It’s not cost-effective to build full acuity-adaptable inpatient rooms for short-stay patients, but for those staying more than 12 hours or overnight, spaces should go beyond the traditional observation unit, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/11/2016 8:00:00 AM

OSHA National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health schedules third meeting of the Emergency Response and Preparedness Subcommittee


2/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Moz Blendz Patina: An organic choice for on-site signage


2/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

3VR's VisionPoint Video Management System now certified for use with AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Access Control


2/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

A clear vision comes to light with new Clara Luminaire from Architectural Lighting Works


2/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Tyco Security Products introduces Kantech EntraPass Access Control System Onboard exacqVision network video recorders


2/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare facilities save money when staff takes the stairs


Study says England's NHS hospitals could save more than 100 million pounds a year

2/10/2016 3:00:00 PM

Hospital security guards want power to detain or restrain violent patients


Australian security professionals express concerns about staff numbers, job training and hospital safety

2/10/2016 2:00:00 PM

Rural Michigan adding healthcare facilities to schools


Cedar Springs School Health Center available to the community as well as the students

2/10/2016 12:00:00 PM

How design can streamline doctor visits


Design features can help to speed up doctor visits, increasing office productivity and patient satisfaction, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/10/2016 11:00:00 AM

Nurses offer insights into healthcare design


Book by the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design and Herman Miller Healthcare includes nurses' perspectives

2/10/2016 9:00:00 AM

Infographic

Infographic: Understanding and preventing hospital-acquired infections


Graphic identifies the people who are at the greatest risk of contracting a HAI, what factors increase the risk of being infected, and how to prevent the most abundant HAIs

2/10/2016 8:00:00 AM

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


2/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Eaton celebrates 25 years in education at its SOURCE Lighting Center, 2016 Classes available for professionals and students


2/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Sealed Air’s Diversey Care Solutions help University of South Carolina achieve sustainability goals


2/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Trimble acquires Sefaira Ltd.—Leading provider of software for high-performance building design


2/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

New TYTAN Coat & Seal Duct Sealant can be applied on wet surfaces


2/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare worker hand size can impact infection control efforts


Size can affect bacterial load, product effectiveness

2/9/2016 3:00:00 PM

New Orleans' VA hospital slowly moves ahead


Delays and bureaucratic knots have pushed the complete opening of the $1 billion complex back to the end of 2017

2/9/2016 2:00:00 PM

Healthcare building boom makes construction crane Florida's state bird


Healthcare constructions sites are popping up in nearly two dozen communities throughout the state

2/9/2016 12:30:00 PM

Improving patient experience focus of healthcare construction


Health Facilities Management and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association surveyed a random sample of 3,125 hospital and health system executives to learn about trends in hospital construction

2/9/2016 11:15:00 AM

Staff training, retention key for environmental services


Pressures to reduce costs and staff turnover are among the biggest issues affecting the professional housekeeping/cleaning sector, especially within the healthcare sector, according to an article on the Long-term Living website

2/9/2016 9:00:00 AM

Q&A on egress hardware


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

2/9/2016 8:00:00 AM

It's not 'either/or' when choosing best strategies to inhibit serious contamination of healthcare textiles: HLAC


2/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

Maximize rooftop unit performance with York Fault Detection and Diagnostics


2/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

OSHA seeks nominations for membership to the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health


2/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

Tridium releases Version 1.1 of Niagara Analytics Framework


2/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

Interior mats play a key role in keeping facilities clean and healthy


2/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

Utah bill to allow security cameras for nursing home residents advances


Legislation would allow residents of assisted living centers to place a recording device in their room

2/8/2016 3:00:00 PM

Boosting infection control efforts in outpatient facilities


A survey by Outpatient Surgery Magazine polled 140 surgical facility managers on their top infection control products

2/8/2016 2:00:00 PM

Healthcare facility design can boost the spirit of wellness


New designs should boost worker performance, productivity and patient satisfaction

2/8/2016 12:00:00 PM

Evolving healthcare market has specific flooring needs


Needs are driven in part by prevention of slips and falls and infection resistance

2/8/2016 11:00:00 AM

Environmental services managers says they are pressured to reduce labor


Cleaning professionals survey says more respondents feel recession is over

2/8/2016 9:00:00 AM

Infographic

Central line-associated infection control environmental cleaning


Infographic to raise awareness for CLABSIs and promote practices to improve patient outcomes

2/8/2016 8:00:00 AM

PGAL-designed Independence Plaza opens at Space Center Houston


2/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

OSHA certifies New Jersey occupational safety and health plan for state and local government workers


2/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong adds six new wood looks finishes to Metalworks blades – Classics linear panels


2/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

Introducing versatile Sound Buffer acoustic underlayment that suppresses impact sound + floor to ceiling noise


2/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite introduces new design for ArcMAX Volumetric LED Panels


2/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

Is your healthcare facility helipad good to go?


The hospital helipad should not be treated as just a slab of concrete

2/5/2016 3:00:00 PM

Hospitals recognized for rooftop gardens, meatless meals


Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine releases rankings on healthful food choices at healthcare facilities

2/5/2016 2:00:00 PM

The Internet of Things could lead to smarter healthcare


Emerging tech holds the potential of revolutionizing healthcare by improving access and lowering costs

2/5/2016 12:00:00 PM

White paper

Quaternary ammonium chloride and its advantages in healthcare facilities


Products typically offer broad-spectrum efficacy and do not have the unpleasant odor of oxidizing-based products

2/5/2016 11:00:00 AM

Carrying BIM into facility management requires effective documentation


Second part of FacilityCare series focuses on needed documentation during construction process

2/5/2016 9:00:00 AM

Exam room design trends to watch


The exam room is becoming the central location for care delivery—from standard exams to specialized procedures, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/5/2016 8:00:00 AM

P&G Professional survey reveals pressures despite economic optimism


2/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

Water crisis is the biggest concern for the next ten years


2/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

Kemper System to demo new liquid-applied ‘cool roof’


2/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

North American data centers save over 1 billion gallons of water using Emerson Network Power cooling system


2/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

Active directory integration, video enhancements in Kantech EntraPass v6.05 from Tyco security products


2/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

Santa Clara area hospitals gearing up for Super Bowl fans


Game traditionally brings at least 20 percent more E.R. traffic

2/4/2016 3:00:00 PM

Video

Chicago prepares for a post-Ebola public health crisis


Ebola crisis produced a system of training and collaboration among public and private health entities

2/4/2016 2:00:00 PM

Reusable mattress covers cut infection rates at healthcare facilities


The study compared instances of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) by comparing infection rates

2/4/2016 12:00:00 PM

Fargo area struggling to fill healthcare positions


Healthcare facilities having trouble finding staff for in food service, housekeeping and building maintenance as well as nurses.

2/4/2016 11:00:00 AM

Understanding the true cost of HAIs


Due to the lack of reimbursement for HAI-related care, these infections cause major financial losses for hospitals

2/4/2016 9:00:00 AM

Advocate Christ Medical Center patient tower project used hybrid ILPD model


The new eight-story tower houses a birthing center, state-of-the-art operating rooms for cesarean sections

2/4/2016 8:00:00 AM

Pullman Regional Hospital deploys Pavisse to enhance patient safety


2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

nora and its employees make second donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Bradford White introduces – ElectriFLEX HD commercial electric water heaters


2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Powers introduces digital water mixing and recirculation system for use in commercial and institutional facilities


2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

OSHA to hold public stakeholder meeting on its draft updated Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines


2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Poor infection control practices linked to rise of hepatitis C among dialysis patients


Lapses in infection control procedures — including cleaning and disinfection, and hand hygiene — were common at the affected clinics

2/3/2016 3:00:00 PM

Healthcare facility fined when non-surgical towel is found in patient


Hospital can't figure out how towel got there

2/3/2016 2:00:00 PM

Hospitals launch creative campaigns to improve hand hygiene


Efforts include installation of equipment, education and tracking

2/3/2016 12:00:00 PM

LA hospital spends $70 million on an IT infrastructure


Nearly half of the $158 million Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital budget is devoted to technological advances

2/3/2016 11:00:00 AM

Three top 2015 hospital projects recognized


The Healthcare Construction and Operations website names three healthcare facilities as standouts for the year

2/3/2016 9:00:00 AM

A tracking system can improve infection control


Lapses in infection control procedures — including cleaning and disinfection, and hand hygiene — were common at the affected clinics

2/3/2016 8:00:00 AM

Titus HVAC unveils industry's first light-powered digital diffuser


2/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

LG demonstrates transformative air conditioning solutions at 2016 AHR Expo


2/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

Eaton launches Power Xpert 9395 High Performance UPS with enhanced efficiency and added power to reduce TCO in large data centers


2/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

New Greenheck dampers protect non-concrete fire rated barriers


2/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

OSHA seeks nominations for membership on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health


2/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

How theme park design can help healthcare facilities


Understanding how theme parks enchant visitors could help healthcare facilities improve their patients' experiences

2/2/2016 3:00:00 PM

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ER shooting sparks security concerns at Tampa Bay hospital


Patient fatally shoots himself at Brooksville Regional Hospital after being involved in car accident.

2/2/2016 2:00:00 PM

Medical device and pharmaceutical regulations focus on patient safety


New rules emphasize safety in the supply chain

2/2/2016 12:00:00 PM

Grandview Medical Center brings abandoned healthcare facility to life


Community Health Systems in Birmingham, Ala., turned an abandoned hospital construction site into the new Grandview Medical Center, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/2/2016 11:00:00 AM

White paper on digital signage for healthcare available


New technology tools designed for patients and staff

2/2/2016 9:00:00 AM

Q&A on endoscopy ventilation requirements


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about endoscopy ventilation requirements

2/2/2016 8:00:00 AM

Integrated chilled beam system is a cutting edge, two-in-one HVAC and lighting solution


2/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

Could apps improve sanitation and hygiene?


2/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

AERCO introduces multi-fuel condensing hydronic boiler that lowers operating costs in a variety of applications requiring #2 fuel oil


2/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong unveils improved Astro 2 hot water recirculation systems


2/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

NSA lists seven business trends and predictions for contract cleaners in 2016


2/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

Plain language replacing color-coded alerts at some hospitals


Inconsistency of color-coded system led to confusion

2/1/2016 3:00:00 PM

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Real estate development in healthcare requires a focus on details


Understanding equity sources, balancing costs, and involving legal departments early in the process can help health systems maintain leverage when selecting a developer

2/1/2016 2:00:00 PM

Keys to maintenance excellence


Four-part series on FacilityCare website will cover seven key factors for maintenance excellence

2/1/2016 12:00:00 PM

Hospitals tailoring services to older patients


The senior population is expected to grow 112 percent by 2060

2/1/2016 11:00:00 AM

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Coordinating workplace violence prevention with community partners


A proactive, cooperative relationship with the appropriate organizations in your community will help prevent workplace violence

2/1/2016 9:00:00 AM

Michigan children's hospital stresses efficiency


Children's Hospital of Michigan-Troy designed to transform pediatric care delivery

2/1/2016 8:00:00 AM

Eaton's Advanced Ephesus LED Systems light up hockey All-Star Games


2/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Sundance - All weather performance


2/1/2016 12:00:00 AM



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