March 2016 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Elizabethkingia outbreak spreads from Wisconsin to Michigan


Rare and potentially deadly blood infection continues to spread throughout the Midwest

3/31/2016 3:00:00 PM

Solar-powered sterilization box facility allows for safer surgeries in developing countries


Solar-powered facility helps sterilize medical tools for reuse

3/31/2016 2:00:00 PM

Northwestern Memorial Hospital honored for forward-thinking design


Chicago healthcare facility receives 2016 Legacy Project Award from the ACHA

3/31/2016 12:00:00 PM

Healthcare facility uses pets to help stressed-out clinicians


Rush University Medical Center in Chicago offers animal therapy sessions

3/31/2016 11:00:00 AM

15 safety violations cited at VA hospital


OSHA cites healthcare facility in Little Rock for multiple hazards

3/31/2016 9:00:00 AM

How to design a healthcare workplace


Options included opportunities for telemedicine and skipping the traditional conference room and using other types of seating for collaborative meetings, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/31/2016 8:00:00 AM

Belleville Memorial Hospital adopts CommandScope first responder tech


3/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

UMF Corporation's PerfectCLEAN OR system receives AORN Seal of Recognition for 4th year


3/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

New VRF central controllers from Johnson Controls offer more options


3/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

Lunera Lighting launches the next generation Helen Lamp GX23


3/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

Staticworx launches Ameriworx ROX, static-free vinyl tile blending utility and creativity


3/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals are prepared for events like Brussels bombings


Concerns over budget cuts are still a security concern

3/30/2016 3:00:00 PM

Creating environments for the chronically ill


Health systems are experimenting with cost-effective, short-stay settings to treat and stabilize 'frequent flyer' patients, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/30/2016 2:00:00 PM

Health system partners with Uber to transport patients


MedStar Health uses Uber to help patients get to and from their medical appointments safely

3/30/2016 12:00:00 PM

Why customer service matters in healthcare


How a facility is perceived affects the amount of government funding it receives

3/30/2016 11:00:00 AM

Managing the risks and disruption for healthcare construction


The disruption risk may be increased if the facility has multiple leases with service providers

3/30/2016 9:00:00 AM

Common lapses in healthcare facility infection prevention


These mistakes are likely to lead to a CMS citation

3/30/2016 8:00:00 AM

Infor products win big in Plant Engineering’s Product of the Year Awards


3/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Configure, commission and troubleshoot packaged units faster with Fault Detection and Diagnostics from Luxaire


3/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Tyco Security Products unveils hattrix Five Diamond Program


3/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Greenheck offers new direct drive plenum supply fan for make-up air


3/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

J.M. Electrical and 621 Energy announce solar installation at Massachusetts General Hospital


3/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Elizabethkingia death toll rises to 17 in Wisconsin


Geographic distribution of the cases makes no logical sense and tap water in Wisconsin turns up negative for the bacteria

3/29/2016 3:00:00 PM

Video

Nurse calls for increased hospital safety after attack


University of Minnesota Medical Center nurse urges change after being attacked by patient

3/29/2016 2:00:00 PM

N.J. healthcare facility fighting for safer chemical regulations


Hackensack University Medical Center is working to rid healthcare devices and products of unsafe chemicals

3/29/2016 12:00:00 PM

Survey shows outpatient construction doubled


Construction projects to address population health doubled across most categories

3/29/2016 11:00:00 AM

Oklahoma hospital adjusting to campus expansion


Construction project triples the square footage of the St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital campus

3/29/2016 9:00:00 AM

Blog

Paper and printing as a key source of communication for healthcare


There will always be a distinct, tangible need for a hard, physical iterations of documents

3/29/2016 8:00:00 AM

FreshLoc launches tool to quote compliance with CDC guidelines for temperature monitoring


3/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

UV-C air treatment system reduces infectious bacteria in the air on a continuous basis


3/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

Mvix Digital Signage helping patients & staff at Prairie Ridge Integrated Behavioral Healthcare become fluent in the language of recovery


3/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

Viking offers new residential 3.0 K factor horizontal sidewall sprinkler


3/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

WHO report: Non-communicable deaths increasing while deaths from infectious diseases decreasing


3/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

C. diff called deadly plague American hospitals refuse to face


Opinion piece in the New York Post says hospitals and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are bungling their response to spread of infection

3/28/2016 3:00:00 PM

The physical environment can improve healthcare


Patient safety has to be part of every department mission to be effective

3/28/2016 2:00:00 PM

Hospitals seeing need to improve their physical environment


There has been a growing emphasis on creating environments that enhance staff experience

3/28/2016 12:00:00 PM

Hospital parking permit plan has staff fearing for safety


657 hospital employees were refused parking permits on site during normal working hours

3/28/2016 11:00:00 AM

Healthcare enters new cybersecurity era


Targeted attacks appear to be significantly more threatening

3/28/2016 9:00:00 AM

Q&A on locks on patient sleeping rooms


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about locks on patient sleeping rooms

3/28/2016 8:00:00 AM

H2C advises Rizk Ventures on Colombia, South America hospital acquisition


3/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

Deb Group launches creams campaign for the workplace


3/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

Legrand empowers Women of Middle Atlantic at elle@LegrandNA New Jersey Chapter kickoff event


3/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

ROCKFON breaks ground on its first North American acoustic ceiling panel manufacturing facility


3/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

Digital Signage Expo announces 2016 APEX Award winners


3/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

Are biofilms from hospital shower pipes harmful?


Some new bacteria with characteristics of species known to be harmful were seen

3/24/2016 3:00:00 PM

New emergency facility planned for downtown Toledo


New 29,000-square-foot facility will expand surgical services

3/24/2016 2:00:00 PM

Study looks at disinfection of mobile devices


Healthcare facilities must clean mobile surfaces properly

3/24/2016 12:00:00 PM

Illinois hospital project hits roadblock


Refusal of expansion plan hurts proposed Franciscan St. James Health restructuring

3/24/2016 11:00:00 AM

Patients leaving hospitals with superbugs on their hands


Few healthcare facilities make patient hand-washing a priority

3/24/2016 9:00:00 AM

Noise and vibration monitoring eases hospital renovation projects


Real-time monitoring systems create more informed projects

3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM

Cleaver-Brooks acquires Camus Hydronics


3/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Prevent leaks and bring lead leaching into compliance with ePIPE


3/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

PennSMART brings IoT lighting systems and streetscapes to smart cities, municipalities and campuses


3/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Sloan introduces hybrid retrofit urinal


3/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

exacqVision 7.6 improves client performance


3/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Canadian hospital handles ransomware attack


Ottawa hospital restored its computers after wiping their hard drives

3/23/2016 3:00:00 PM

Case study

Atlanta hospital upgrades environmental services


Gwinnett Medical Center maintains its operating budget while servicing more square footage

3/23/2016 12:00:00 PM

Improving the patient discharge process


The University Health System in San Antonio opened a transitional care center that serves those who’ve been discharged but aren’t able to immediately walk out the door, as well as patients waiting for a bed, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/23/2016 11:00:00 AM

Keys to healthcare facility maintenance excellence


Preventive and predictive maintenance, preventive maintenance optimization and corrective maintenance are important factors

3/23/2016 9:00:00 AM

CDC compares hospital cleaning methods


Research aims at narrowing down best practices for reducing HAIs

3/23/2016 8:00:00 AM

Clean tech startup generating electricity from the motion of vehicles


3/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Gives Independence members enhanced access to care via digital channels and virtual visits 24/7/365


3/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Zumtobel Lighting, Inc. chosen by Gensler for new headquarters design


3/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Building in Hobbs Brook Office Park earns LEED Gold certification


3/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Mini VRF system from Johnson Controls combines high efficiency with remarkable flexibility


3/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Power cut off for hospital in Puerto Rico that owes $4 million


Utility said it waited for surgeries to end before pulling the plug

3/22/2016 3:00:00 PM

Bacterial biofilms in hospital water pipes may be pathogenic


Researchers discover potentially pathogenic bacteria living inside water supply pipes

3/22/2016 2:00:00 PM

Working with law enforcement for better healthcare facility security


Communicating a potential threat to all staff members is key

3/22/2016 12:00:00 PM

Va. move to allow nursing home cameras delayed


Original bill changed guidelines for voluntary regulations

3/22/2016 11:00:00 AM

Florida outpatient center designed with Lean principles


Lee Memorial Health System builds its first Lean-designed facility

3/22/2016 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare industry needs new building types


Emerging building types need to integrate services into unique market offerings, creating multispecialty programs that share identity, staff, and equipment, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/22/2016 8:00:00 AM

Litetronics expands popular line of 2' x 2' LED retrofit kits with new two- and four-light bar models


3/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Health monitoring device adoption to triple to 70M by 2020 as FDA approvals open the floodgates


3/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Author offers comprehensive regulation reference guide for healthcare professionals


3/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

The polls are open for the 2016 Janitor of the Year contest


3/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Prevent leaks and bring lead leaching into compliance with ePIPE


3/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Kansas College Hospitals to allow guns on campus


The hospitals will hire additional officers and ban guns in certain buildings

3/21/2016 3:00:00 PM

Hospitality a key component for senior care facilities


The little things are making the difference to residents

3/21/2016 2:00:00 PM

Healthcare facilities are among the most common applications for antimicrobial and antibacterial coatings


Antimicrobial agents are toxic to bacteria, viruses, and fungi, while antibacterial agents are effective against bacteria

3/21/2016 12:00:00 PM

Ohio behavioral facility reviewing security after employees assaulted


Two court-ordered patients at Heartland Behavioral Healthcare escaped the facility by stealing an employee's car

3/21/2016 11:00:00 AM

Healthcare construction growth led by MOBs


Medical office building square footage expected to nearly double in 2016

3/21/2016 9:00:00 AM

Nevada healthcare project worked to engage surrounding city


The Union Village project in Henderson, Nev., built relationships with its local community while building its facilities, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/21/2016 8:00:00 AM

GRESB launches health and well-being module for the real estate industry


3/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power extends midsize UPS product line with native 480V AC configurations


3/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

The truth about water


3/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Dell: New line will expand building Internet of Things portfolio


3/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

LIGHTFAIR International 2016 keynotes and impact speaker will share inspiration and vision for the future


3/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals changing ERs to meet demand for routine care


Some hospitals are trying to make the ER experience more convenient for patients

3/18/2016 3:00:00 PM

Hospitals using healing power of nature


Research finds patients with bedside windows looking out on trees healed, on average, a day quicker

3/18/2016 2:00:00 PM

Dominican Republic cardiovascular center designed around tree theme


Each floor abstracted the colors of the trees in different seasons. The palette goes from earthly tones to bright and vivid with a distinctive color as part of the wayfinding system, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.

3/18/2016 12:00:00 PM

Ontario healthcare facility to close cafeteria to 'stem losses'


Brantford General Hospital's cafeteria only operated a few hours a day

3/18/2016 11:00:00 AM

Focus on positive patient experiences is the new trend for healthcare equipment


Ergonomically designed workstations support complex and changing care workflows

3/18/2016 9:00:00 AM

Sacramento healthcare facility loses backup power due to flooding


Sutter Medical Center’s main hospital was forced to postpone or relocate 50 surgeries

3/18/2016 8:00:00 AM

Deloitte LeasePoint powered by IBM to address new accounting lease standards


3/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Minsk National Airport features ROCKFON acoustic stone wool ceiling systems


3/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

ISM introduces new line of miniature filters for flow control


3/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Ashkin sees sustainability reporting trend spreading to building and cleaning industries


3/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

PDI announces call for entries for second annual Delivering the Difference contest


3/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

What is Elizabethkingia, the rare bacterial infection spreading in Wisconsin?


It is believed to be spread by a procedure, device or fluid in a healthcare setting

3/17/2016 3:00:00 PM

Charlotte VA Health Care Center designed for one-stop care


New facility is a $104 million, five-story brick-and-glass structure

3/17/2016 2:00:00 PM

Stolen laptop leads to data breach in Kansas healthcare facility


Valley Hope Association announced a data security breach after a work-issued laptop is stolen from an employee’s car

3/17/2016 12:00:00 PM

Healthcare laundry equipment installed ‘cleanly’ at medical research facility


Installers had to strip, shower and change into scrubs, shoes and hair nets provided to do the work

3/17/2016 11:00:00 AM

NFMT event to include women in facilities management roundtable discussion


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.

3/17/2016 10:00:00 AM

Infection rates decline at Florida hospital


Infection rates decreased at Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital after the hospital began using germ-zapping robots

3/17/2016 9:00:00 AM

Renovated space in Connecticut designed for streamlined care


Stamford Hospital's new outpatient medical building includes several new concepts to increase efficiency

3/17/2016 8:00:00 AM

JLL receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier award


3/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

Lunera Lighting introduces LightStream Lighting as a service - the Zero CapEx Energy Upgrade


3/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

Centura Health and MDLIVE unveil $49 virtual care service


3/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

Sereneview introduces new cost-cutting cubicle curtains


3/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

Eaton’s Blackout Tracker Annual Report shows 13.2 million people affected


3/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

Dealing with workplace violence at ambulatory care facilities


Freestanding site healthcare workers' risk may be elevated because police or security officers are not routinely assigned to these locations

3/16/2016 3:00:00 PM

Throwback photo of hospital ship


The USS Repose and USS Sanctuary provided care during the war in Vietnam.

3/16/2016 2:00:00 PM

Massachusetts healthcare facilities commit to antibiotic stewardship through food purchasing


Hospitals are partnering with Massachusetts Hospital Association and Health Care Without Harm

3/16/2016 12:00:00 PM

Vermont healthcare facility honored for food service


University of Vermont Medical Center is recognized by The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association with 2016 Silver Plate Awards

3/16/2016 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.

3/16/2016 10:00:00 AM

Q&A on connecting bridges


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

3/16/2016 9:00:00 AM

Lean approach can boost OR cleaning efficiency


Operating rooms often feel pressure for quick turnover times

3/16/2016 8:00:00 AM

Trane expert addresses strategic improvements to aging infrastructure at ACHE 2016 Congress on Healthcare Leadership


3/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

T&S Brass unveils new corporate video


3/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

PROSOCO announces collaboration with Georgia-Pacific on revolutionary new product


3/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

UniFlow CE energy saving laboratory fume hood


3/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

Join the Asbestos Fight and Support Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW) 2016


3/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

Hospital held ransom highlights healthcare as a vulnerable cyber target


Facility management can improve their decision-making and potential crisis outcomes by coming up with a plan in advance

3/15/2016 3:00:00 PM

Rain blamed as cost of Austin hospital rises


Price tag for new teaching hospital hits $310 million

3/15/2016 2:00:00 PM

Healthcare facilities evolving as America's obesity rates rise


Sturdier medical equipment and heavier-duty hospital beds have been developed, but lifts are still an issue

3/15/2016 12:00:00 PM

Texas Children's Hospital campus planned for future expansion


The outpatient building’s design created a flexible and adaptable floor plan and incorporated a modular clinic concept, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/15/2016 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.

3/15/2016 10:00:00 AM

Modernizing healthcare facility management


As devices become more connected and building systems more advanced, the facility manager's role will evolve

3/15/2016 9:00:00 AM

Changes to ICC building and fire codes


Code changes were developed for both the IBC and the IFC, and many passed for the 2015 versions

3/15/2016 8:00:00 AM

OSHA is extending the public comment period on guidance for determining potential health hazards of chemicals


3/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

Lunera Lighting's Susan Lamp E26 LED kit converts high intensity discharge fixtures to ultra low power LED lighting


3/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

LightStrike germ-zapping robots destroy superbugs before they harm hospital patients


3/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

Titus HVAC names industry veteran Hajo Siemers as vice president of sales & marketing


3/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

Seven Jansan terms that are fading away


3/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

Elite are among America's germiest hospitals


One-third of hospitals rated by Consumer Reports got low scores on how well they prevent Clostridium difficile

3/14/2016 3:00:00 PM

Facility management leaders discuss the next generation


More than half of today’s facility managers are expected to retire in the next five to 15 years

3/14/2016 2:00:00 PM

UV mobile device sterilizer designed to reduce contamination


Device management system disinfects mobile devices while charging, syncing and managing them

3/14/2016 12:00:00 PM

South Dakota hospital to lose Medicare funding over safety issues


Issues include broken sterilizing equipment and reports of a woman giving birth to a premature baby on a bathroom floor

3/14/2016 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.

3/14/2016 10:00:00 AM

Where to find inspiration for healthcare design


One site to look at for inspiration in this area is OpenIDEO, a global community working together to design solutions for the world’s biggest challenges, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/14/2016 9:00:00 AM

Ensuring hospital power system reliability


Planning, design, installation, inspection, maintenance all play a part

3/14/2016 8:00:00 AM

Zello PTT app makes instant voice communications even more effective by capitalizing on wireless bluetooth audio accessories.


3/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power and Ponemon Institute release results of data center IQ survey


3/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Tips on using boot baths


3/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric announces portfolio of new open compute products and resources


3/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Upsite Technologies to debut wireless monitoring solution at AFCOM's Data Center World


3/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Lead found in water at N.J. healthcare facility


The staff has been using bottled water in lieu of tap water for drinking and food preparation at Morristown Medical Center

3/11/2016 3:00:00 PM

'Five-star' hospital planned in Dubai


Luxury services offered by the hospital will include fine dining and spa treatments

3/11/2016 2:30:00 PM

Freestanding EDs growing in popularity


These facilities are generally built away from existing emergency services with regulatory and code requirements that may allow for less costly staffing models, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/11/2016 2:00:00 PM

Free webcast offered on reducing hospital-acquired infections


The CleanLink webcast's learning objectives include reviewing key infection control hot spots specific to healthcare, and discussing how reduce their risk

3/11/2016 1:00:00 PM

Joint Commission updates sentinel event statistics


Most frequently reported types of events and the most frequently identified root causes are included

3/11/2016 12:00:00 PM

Are hand dryers germ spreaders?


New study says they do more harm than good

3/11/2016 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.

3/11/2016 10:00:00 AM

ERs working to improve autistic patients' experience


More healthcare facilities are adding comfort aids, quiet waiting rooms

3/11/2016 9:00:00 AM

2016 Vista Award winners announced


ASHE honors new construction, renovation and infrastructure projects

3/11/2016 8:00:00 AM

Sanders Trust completes construction on $17 million inpatient rehabilitation hospital near Cincinnati


3/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

New AdPanel display by Britten Studios lights media with brilliant LEDs


3/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Eaton introduces integrated RackPack IT platform for simplified deployment of IT infrastructure


3/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

New YORK YK-EP “Efficiency Plus” Centrifugal Chiller provides energy-efficient savings


3/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Camden Door Controls unveils innovative range of slim-line keypads


3/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Wisconsin health officials search for source of deadly infections


Elizabethkingia anophelis has been linked to 18 deaths and 44 cases of infection in southern part of state

3/10/2016 3:00:00 PM

Indiana hospital disarms its police officers


IU Health La Porte's security force was disarmed when Community Health Systems officially took ownership of 80 percent of the facility

3/10/2016 2:00:00 PM

Facility renovation focuses on healthy living


Watertown Regional Medical Center's 36,000-square-foot addition includes a renovated kitchen and dining area called Harvest Market Kitchen and Bistro

3/10/2016 12:00:00 PM

Antibacterial properties of graphene-oxide explored


Coating medical instruments and devices in the carbon-based material could help to reduce infections

3/10/2016 11:00:00 AM

NFMT event to include a panel for young professionals


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.

3/10/2016 10:00:00 AM

Designing a medical school to serve a changing industry


One goal is to keep it small and have very personalized approaches to students

3/10/2016 9:00:00 AM

Minnesota hospitals best-rated rooms


Five hospitals were recognized by patients for having the cleanest rooms

3/10/2016 8:00:00 AM

Wilfrid Laurier University selects Johnson Controls as energy service company partner


3/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

ASCO Sets Benchmarks for Portable Load Bank Control with ASCO® Sigma LT


3/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Linetec expands full-service, finished flat sheet program


3/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Simplify rooftop unit troubleshooting with Fault Detection and Diagnostics from Champion HVAC


3/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

LEDtronics introduces its brightest lights ever: LED high mast flood lights


3/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Southern California hospitals releasing CRE into municipal sewers


Environmental Protection Agency discovered carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in a treatment plant

3/9/2016 3:00:00 PM

Rubber flooring can enhance healthcare facility safety


In healthcare, aesthetic concerns take a back seat to good hygiene in a pathogen-laden environment

3/9/2016 2:00:00 PM

NICU adds parent resource library


Connecticut Children's Medical Center's NICU library is located next to the department and provides books and other informational materials to patients' families, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/9/2016 12:00:00 PM

Disposing of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals


Healthcare facilities should evaluate the best management practices for regulated facilities

3/9/2016 11:00:00 AM

NFMT event to include women in facilities management roundtable discussion


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.

3/9/2016 10:00:00 AM

Do armed guards make health facility pharmacies safer?


Fifty-two percent of hospital security guards currently carry handguns, according to a 2014 International Healthcare Security and Safety Foundation report

3/9/2016 9:00:00 AM

New prototype to address ER overcrowding


Neighbors Emergency Center rethinking traditional layouts and processes

3/9/2016 8:00:00 AM

New capability makes Fluke Connect Assets the only system that saves measurements directly from the test tool to the work order


3/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

Deb USA launches Deb InstantFOAM Complete – The complete solution for hand sanitizing


3/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

RCMA reflective roof rebates database now available to the public


3/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

ROCKFON’s Inspired By You shares exceptional ceiling designs from around the world


3/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

Siemens' Site Controls Energy Management platform offers energy efficiency consumption solution for ALDI


3/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

Some fear free-standing emergency rooms are being confused with urgent care facilities


Free-standing emergency departments are a growing trend in Central Ohio

3/8/2016 2:00:00 PM

Creating a good first impression for a senior care facility


A good way to ensure a positive impression is by thinking of all of the five senses

3/8/2016 12:00:00 PM

Joint and spine center boasts comforts of home


Christ Hospital facility's patient rooms feature entertainment systems

3/8/2016 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.

3/8/2016 10:00:00 AM

StoneSprings Hospital Center pared down to maximize efficiency


The project team looked for opportunities to maximize efficiency, improve departmental adjacencies and enhance internal circulation, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/8/2016 9:00:00 AM

Blog

Workplace wellness on the rise


From health education to on-site gyms, organizations are implementing significant changes to offset the rising cost of healthcare

3/8/2016 8:00:00 AM

First PACE project in TX will Save $35K through Energy Upgrades


3/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

Sherwin-Williams announces 2015 ProVisions vendor award winners


3/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

Mule-Hide Products Co. introduces roof drains for new construction, retrofit applications


3/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

Amerlux Salvus 20 unveiled to clear walking paths and increase safety in parking lots


3/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

New capability makes Fluke Connect Assets the only system that saves measurements directly from the test tool to the work order


3/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

Keeping elderly patients safe and secure


Video interview discusses the issues associated with providing a safe environment for patients with memory and other issues

3/7/2016 3:00:00 PM

Create a safe space for bathing dementia patients


Secure seating, effective lighting, contrasting colors and a mirrorless room, can help lessen bathing anxiety, according to an article on the Longterm Living magazine website

3/7/2016 2:00:00 PM

Today's smoke evacuators clear surgical smoke at the source


Latest devices can be affordable, quiet and effective

3/7/2016 12:00:00 PM

Hospital design brings in natural light


One of the latest trends in healthcare facilities is connecting with nature using windows and natural daylight

3/7/2016 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.

3/7/2016 10:00:00 AM

Lean initiatives can help healthcare facilities' environmental services' bottom line


A recent survey reported that most healthcare environmental services leaders have felt pressure to keep costs down

3/7/2016 9:00:00 AM

Study finds increase in use when hand sanitizer is located in hospital lobby


Placing alcohol-based hand sanitizers in front of the visitor entrance increases visitor usage by 528 percent

3/7/2016 8:00:00 AM

Greenheck expands Model EQB line of mixed flow inline fans


3/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Yorktel introduces FeatherMed, a portable telehealth kit at HIMSS 2016


3/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Keeping an eye on custodial worker eye safety


3/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Sealed Air forms strategic distribution partnership with Surface Medical for CleanPatch brand in United States


3/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Action Floor honors wounded vets at historic NBA game


3/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Plumbing

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

3/6/2016 9:30:00 AM

Ways healthcare facilities can reduce their environmental footprint


Industry urged to lead the way on climate change

3/4/2016 3:00:00 PM

Hospitals to cut purchases of furniture with antimicrobials


The Safer Chemicals Challenge is created to reduce the use of five chemicals in healthcare facilities

3/4/2016 2:00:00 PM

Continuing care facilities offer range of options


Hybrid facilities offer independent living apartments, assisted-living support, home care, a nursing home and often specialized memory care

3/4/2016 12:00:00 PM

Cardiovascular care facility removes fabrics to boost infection control


Allegheny General Hospital's new $26 million cardiovascular care facility has minimal linen and no curtains

3/4/2016 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.

3/4/2016 10:00:00 AM

Selecting a healthcare facility's uninterruptible power supply


UPS units regulate voltage when imaging equipment is in use, ensuring scans are successful and the facility does not lose power

3/4/2016 9:00:00 AM

Designing a biocontainment unit


Early involvement of the frontline staff is crucial to creating a unit that meets the complex safety, operational, and psychological needs of clinicians, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/4/2016 8:00:00 AM

Construction growth slowing, not stopping in 2016


3/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

New feature of the ENERGY STAR tool helps seniors' facilities save energy


3/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Greener than green cleaning


3/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Seresco introduces Split-System DOAS dehumidifier with the smallest refrigerant charge in HVAC industry


3/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Infection rates decline at Florida hospital after Xenex germ-zapping robots used for room disinfection


3/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Preparing for the emergencies in a healthcare facility


The challenge is to strike a balance between creating a secure facility and maintaining an open, welcoming environment

3/3/2016 3:00:00 PM

Lighting company testing fixtures that can kill bacteria


Researchers determined a wavelength of light — 405 nanometers — can kill bacteria by creating a reaction that’s identical to pouring common household bleach on it

3/3/2016 2:00:00 PM

California hospital to lay off 96 employees


Layoffs will include security, food service and housekeeping

3/3/2016 12:00:00 PM

Design can help a healthcare facility save energy


Study shows the need to accelerate the sustainability movement in healthcare

3/3/2016 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.

3/3/2016 10:00:00 AM

Q&A on interior finish


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

3/3/2016 9:00:00 AM

ES staff forms choir to boost patient engagement


The University of North Carolina Hospitals Environmental Services Gospel Choir has changed the perception of what the housekeeping team is capable of doing

3/3/2016 8:00:00 AM

Deb USA launches Deb InstantFOAM Complete – the complete solution for hand sanitizing


3/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

Canadian college advances to integrated security solution from Tyco security products


3/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

Leviton introduces industry’s first dual function receptacle


3/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

Noble Americas Energy Solutions helped the School District of Philadelphia implement an energy cost reduction program


3/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

Guardian Glass brings views, comfort to cancer center patients, staff


3/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

Flint's water never tested for Legionella


CDC advised against testing the municipal water system, focusing instead on testing buildings

3/2/2016 3:00:00 PM

Lessening ED stress with design


The Cleveland Clinic has been working to create a unified identity for its facilities with environments that help to lessen stress and anxiety, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/2/2016 2:00:00 PM

Throwback photo of disaster planning


St. Louis hospitals revise disaster planning after tornado

3/2/2016 12:00:00 PM

Blog

Intensifying HAI prevention: Standardized manual cleaning plus UV disinfection equals best current practice


One of the biggest challenges for every hospital EVS department is achieving consistency

3/2/2016 11:00:00 AM

NFMT event to include a panel for young professionals


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.

3/2/2016 10:00:00 AM

Low-voltage infrastructure important for healthcare facilities


A seamless activation of information communication technology systems is possible, but requires planning, collaboration and expertise

3/2/2016 9:00:00 AM

Medical school uses renovated space in Cleveland Clinic hospital


$14.4 million project included classrooms, laboratories, a learning resources center, a clinical training and assessment center and simulated exam rooms

3/2/2016 8:00:00 AM

Cree expands product portfolio with new brand: Essentia by Cree


3/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

Columbia Lighting launches LED luminaire for restricted plenum spaces


3/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

ASCO redefines mobile notifications with 5170 Quad-Ethernet Module


3/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

SerraLux signs deals with 6 Las Vegas schools for daylighting products to increase student concentration


3/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals need dependable and cost-efficient power


Most hospitals operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and must deal with a unique set of regulations and technical requirements

3/1/2016 3:00:00 PM

Benchmarks for hospital room cleaning times


Hospital room cleaning-time benchmarks should be specific with regard to room type, cleaning procedure and whether isolation precautions were present

3/1/2016 2:00:00 PM

Study says copper surfaces destroy MRSA


Contamination often occurs via fingertips, drying rapidly unlike visible droplets

3/1/2016 12:00:00 PM

Industry leaders say durability and flexibility key for hospital infrastructure


The Academy for Healthcare Infrastructure (AHI) established five teams to identify strategies for achieving those goals

3/1/2016 11:00:00 AM

NFMT event to include women in facilities management roundtable discussion


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.

3/1/2016 10:00:00 AM

N.Y. hospital security manager puts safety first


Retired police senior investigator now at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel

3/1/2016 9:00:00 AM

N.C. gets $9 million mobile disaster hospital


Federal Surplus Property has donated the FEMA-authorized mobile hospital unit to the state’s Office of Emergency Medical Services

3/1/2016 8:00:00 AM

The Clarient Group expands industry-leading in-building wireless practice group to include radio frequency (RF)/public safety systems


3/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Digital Signage Expo 2016 to showcase world’s newest digital signage technology


3/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Schaffner introduces North American restructuring


3/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

High-impact signs from Visual Workplace help create safe lean workplaces


3/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Johnson Controls, Arkansas State University sign $15 million energy performance contract


3/1/2016 12:00:00 AM



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