April 2016 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Children banned from hospital's roof garden due to safety fears


Use of the roof top garden in the specialist unit on Scotland's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital site had to be banned amid fears it was dangerous for patients and people walking below

4/29/2016 3:00:00 PM

Violence-plagued Minnesota hospital on lockdown after man threatens self-immolation


Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center has been seeking funding to bring violence and a rash of workplace injuries under control

4/29/2016 2:00:00 PM

Non-emergency patients steered away from Dubai hospital’s new ER


Patients are encouraged to use non-emergency healthcare facilities for minor conditions

4/29/2016 1:00:00 PM

Hollywood healthcare facility plans $200 million expansion


CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center has announced the first phase of a 10-year, $200 million plan to expand and modernize

4/29/2016 12:00:00 PM

Planning a hybrid operating room for flexibility


Designing must be done with both current and future needs in mind

4/29/2016 11:00:00 AM

Patient meals declared a safety issue at N.Z. hospital


Poor quality of patient meals has become a staff safety issue in mental health wards

4/29/2016 9:00:00 AM

What can behavioral healthcare facilities do to reduce workplace violence?


Established policies and procedures can foster safety, according to an article on the Behavioral Healthcare

4/29/2016 8:00:00 AM

Enlighted's advanced IoT system highlighted in connected lighting evaluation by Next Generation Luminaires competition


4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

Greenheck ceiling exhaust fans exceed Energy Star requirements


4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

Global Standards Group IEC adopts ONVIF specification for new access control standard


4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

Deb Group e-book offers tips for using gloves and creams in the workplace


4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

LG Electronics introduces new LED lighting wireless control technlogies


4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

CDC hasn't yet found source of Elizabethkingia outbreak in Wisconsin


The CDC said it “ruled out high-threat sources” including common medical products and tools and municipal water systems

4/28/2016 3:00:00 PM

Going tobacco free can be hard for healthcare facilities


Enforcing a tobacco-free policy that prohibits people from using tobacco in healthcare facilities and on campus grounds can be complicated

4/28/2016 2:00:00 PM

Technology modernizes Illinois hospital's emergency planning


Software centralizes critical building information for first responders

4/28/2016 12:00:00 PM

Simulation centers can help support healthcare


Components to be considered in a simulation center include the room, equipment and infrastructure requirements

4/28/2016 11:00:00 AM

Nominate an exceptional cleaning manager


Facility Cleaning Decisions award recognizes managers of cleaning operations

4/28/2016 10:00:00 AM

U.K. care village cited for failure to make improvements


A Scunthorpe care village that was branded 'inadequate' by health inspectors last September has failed to make improvements

4/28/2016 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare facilities serve free meals for kids


Three Presbyterian hospitals are the first in New Mexico to offer free meals for children

4/28/2016 8:00:00 AM

Antimicrobial showerhead used across NHS for infection control


4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

Enlighted launches EM 3.6; next generation energy manager


4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

Titus hires Nick Searle to stimulate chilled beams & underfloor systems growth


4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

Master Lock offers security solutions for senior citizens


4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

AT&T and Otis collaborate on IoT solutions


4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

6 Illinois deaths tied to different strain of Elizabethkingia than seen in Wisconsin


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determined that the strain is genetically distinct

4/27/2016 3:00:00 PM

FDA increases estimate of scope-related infections


Food and Drug Administration says the number is closer to 350

4/27/2016 2:00:00 PM

Hospitals are adopting high-tech innovations


3-D printed building models, telemedicine drones and mega RFID systems among the advances

4/27/2016 1:00:00 PM

Should healthcare design see the light (bulb)?


Healthcare design professionals can look to the lighting industry for insight, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

4/27/2016 12:00:00 PM

California hospital ripped over stalled tower


The hospital tower project at Tulare Regional Medical Center remains unfinished

4/27/2016 11:00:00 AM

Nominate an exceptional cleaning manager


Facility Cleaning Decisions award recognizes managers of cleaning operations

4/27/2016 10:00:00 AM

Hospitals and mixed-use are a good fit


Adding hotels and restaurants around a hospital can bring in new patients

4/27/2016 9:00:00 AM

Q&A on emergency outlet locations


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about emergency outlet locations

4/27/2016 8:00:00 AM

2016 Changemaker Award recipients leading industry authors and publishers, evidence-based design pioneers


4/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Diversey Care training series achieves prestigious industry certification


4/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Middle Atlantic awarded GreenCircle certification


4/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

New Champion medical chair provides flexible comfort for acute care and other therapies


4/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Texas A&M releases recommendations on 'campus carry' law


System officials still want to ban firearms in certain parts of campus, including healthcare facilities

4/26/2016 3:00:00 PM

GAO focuses on violence in healthcare settings


Government Accountability Office (GAO) report recommends actions to address violence directed at the healthcare workers

4/26/2016 2:00:00 PM

Hospital sterilizing departments recognized


The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management has announced the winners of its 2016 awards

4/26/2016 1:00:00 PM

Options for funding energy-efficiency projects


Financing alternatives can help healthcare facilities launch green initiatives

4/26/2016 12:00:00 PM

Garden supporters sue to stop Boston Children's Hospital expansion


Mass. attorney general won't intervene in hospital plans to demolish garden

4/26/2016 11:00:00 AM

Nominate an exceptional cleaning manager


Facility Cleaning Decisions award recognizes managers of cleaning operations

4/26/2016 10:00:00 AM

Designing for a rapidly changing cancer care environment


Institutions are moving cancer centers into the community to better serve the patient population

4/26/2016 9:00:00 AM

Getting improvements through hospital renovation planning


The right renovation or expansion can bring leadership on board for needed improvements

4/26/2016 8:00:00 AM

Golden Living and SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania highlight pathway to $15 an hour wage agreement


4/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Diversey Care initiative provides aid to regions lacking proper hand hygiene resources


4/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Netsurion wins 2016 Cybersecurity Excellence Award for best managed security service


4/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Health Care Institute vice president appointed to international organization’s executive council


4/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Tyco Security Products introduces ultra-smart glass break detector


4/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

New air balance manual includes chapter on testing, balancing healthcare facilities


The manual details the minimum standards for total system balance, assists design professionals in achieving design intent and ensures that proper methods and procedures are followed

4/25/2016 3:00:00 PM

Post-occupancy evaluation shows the benefits of evidence-based design


There is an increasing demand for insight into how a specific design or layout affects occupants

4/25/2016 2:00:00 PM

It's time to design for aging


An architect looked into the architecture that serves older adults and didn't like what he saw

4/25/2016 1:00:00 PM

Factors to consider when choosing a venue for healthcare training


Infographic describes seven factors to consider when choosing a venue for healthcare training

4/25/2016 12:00:00 PM

10 top patient safety hazards of 2016 named


ECRI Institute includes inadequate cleaning and disinfection of flexible endoscopes in list

4/25/2016 11:00:00 AM

Technology and physician shortages affect how healthcare is delivered in rural areas


Research is exploring what best practices can be used to create facilities that answer rural hospitals’ objectives, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

4/25/2016 9:00:00 AM

Fall prevention standards called potential game changer


The healthcare industry has the highest percentage of accident claim costs associated with falls

4/25/2016 8:00:00 AM

ABC Industries, Inc. marks 90th anniversary


4/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Solid Bio Clean from Sunburst Chemicals effectively cleans, disinfects and deodorizes restrooms in one easy step


4/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Lenox Hill Construction building new medical office in Chicago


4/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

ASCO Power Technologies introduces first transfer switch-based multi-feature packaged paralleling system with load management


4/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Enlighted CEO Joe Costello to keynote IoT forum at LIGHTFAIR International 2016


4/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Energy Efficiency

Healthcare facilities


Healthcare facilities must cope with the challenges of energy management in a mission-critical environment

4/24/2016 10:00:00 AM

Wisconsin officials waited months to announce Elizabethkingia outbreak


Wisconsin Department of Health Services began investigating the outbreak of Elizabethkingia in December

4/22/2016 3:00:00 PM

Rethinking traditional ED design


Neighbors Health System changed the traditional layout and operations of the emergency department to reduce the time patients wait to see a doctor, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

4/22/2016 2:00:00 PM

Understanding a medical office lease


More systems are putting medical offices into former retail or office spaces

4/22/2016 1:00:00 PM

Life safety assessments for healthcare facilities


Hiring a qualified architecture and engineering firm is the best way to ensure a smooth and successful process

4/22/2016 12:00:00 PM

New facilities created to treat mental health emergencies


Extended boarding in chaotic emergency departments called detrimental to patients and physicians

4/22/2016 11:00:00 AM

Geisinger CEO speaks about system's efforts on patient satisfaction


In his first year at the helm of Geisinger Health System, the focus of David Feinberg, MD, includes improved patient experience

4/22/2016 9:00:00 AM

Coordinated response urged for emerging superbug


Simulation shows coordinated efforts prevented more than 75 percent of the infections

4/22/2016 8:00:00 AM

Diversey Care Initiative provides aid to regions lacking proper hand hygiene resources


4/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

E-Mist revolutionizes cleaning industry with launch of mobile backpack disinfectant application system


4/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

New operating room light fixtures kill bacteria safely and continuously


4/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Sharps Compliance Corp. launches TakeAway Recycle System


4/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Bradley’s commercial restroom products earn three design excellence awards


4/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Convenience of retail clinics changing industry


Americans seek out after-hours care or care in a hospital’s emergency room more often than citizens of almost any other industrialized nation

4/21/2016 3:00:00 PM

Maintaining data security while moving


Healthcare data security must remain a top priority, even when changing locations

4/21/2016 2:00:00 PM

Rethinking reading room design


Evolving technologies and collaborative decision-making means patient diagnoses and treatments are being made by multidisciplinary teams, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

4/21/2016 12:00:00 PM

Report focuses on improving cleaning and disinfection of surfaces


Traditional manual cleaning and disinfection practices in hospitals are often lacking

4/21/2016 11:00:00 AM

Warming cabinets updated


New features promote safety, convenience

4/21/2016 9:00:00 AM

Guide focuses on how hospital's physical environment can impact patient experience


American Society for Healthcare Engineering develops report to educate hospital leaders on ways to improve HCAHPS scores

4/21/2016 8:00:00 AM

New operating room light fixtures kill bacteria safely and continuously


4/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

VITEC introduces hardware-based 4K encoder with HEVC compression technology


4/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Legrand installs fuel cell to provide cleaner, more efficient electricity at West Hartford headquarters


4/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Amedica signs exclusive Chinese silicon nitride distribution agreement


4/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

IMETCO announces new metal rainscreen builder app


4/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Video

Detroit hospital cancels surgeries because of discolored water


Patients, staff use bottled water, hand sanitizer at Henry Ford Hospital

4/20/2016 3:00:00 PM

Houston area building, expanding hospitals


Boom is fueled by the need for more and newer healthcare facilities

4/20/2016 2:00:00 PM

Q&A: Keeping surfaces clean in hospitals


Dr John Boyce, co-author of a review looking at the best ways to keep surfaces clean in hospitals, answers questions about the work on the OnBiology blog

4/20/2016 12:00:00 PM

Two babies die in hospital superbug outbreak


Seven others infected within a month at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in Durban, South Africa

4/20/2016 11:00:00 AM

Md. critical care unit renovating for greater efficiency


Shore Medical Center at Chestertown project will create improved line of sight to beds from a more central work station

4/20/2016 9:00:00 AM

Monetizing outpatient facility holdings


Hospitals and healthcare systems are reconsidering the value of their real estate

4/20/2016 8:00:00 AM

GlaxoSmithKline selects TierPoint to support global data consolidation and recovery operations


4/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

Eaton's Intelligent Power Manager software now integrates with VMware vRealize operations, delivers innovative infrastructure hardware upgrades


4/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

ONVIF speaks on cyber security, sponsors industry events


4/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

PIVOTek recognized for prefabrication innovation and design


4/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

CBRE Group, Inc. achieves highest score from the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals


4/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

Washington hospital reports infection control breach


Sterilization misstep at PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview potentially exposed 260 patients

4/19/2016 3:00:00 PM

Va. VA medical center told to improve cleanliness, training


Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond should improve in various areas, according to VA inspector

4/19/2016 2:00:00 PM

Healthcare system's ransomware attack allowed by known security flaw


Last month’s attack on MedStar Health’s computer systems came through a well-known security vulnerability in an application server

4/19/2016 1:00:00 PM

Hawaii passes bill to ban smoking at state health facilities


The measure headed to the governor would prohibit using tobacco and electronic smoking inside and outside the sites

4/19/2016 12:00:00 PM

Renovation of historic site focuses on adaptive reuse


Family Health Center's design team was sensitive to the aesthetic nature of iconic Louisville building that would house the new facility, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

4/19/2016 11:00:00 AM

Invention for killing mosquito eggs could help Zika fight


Team has successfully tested a low-cost, environmentally-friendly way of destroying eggs of a mosquito genus that spreads disease

4/19/2016 9:00:00 AM

Expanding a healthcare simulation center


Johns Hopkins facility growing to meet demand

4/19/2016 8:00:00 AM

Nova Scotia contractor wins top honors at inaugural CertainTeed Gypsum Canada Trophy event for role in Halifax Central Library construction


4/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Loyola University Chicago's new research center latest adopter of CommandScope first responder program


4/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Lunera lighting expands plug and play Helen lamp linear LED tube product family


4/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Summit – universal dispensing looks different from up here


4/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

King County chooses C•CURE 9000 for comprehensive, integrated security


4/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Ebola virus discovered after high-isolation unit is cleaned


Findings stress the importance of thorough terminal disinfection

4/18/2016 3:00:00 PM

Joint Commission updates emergency management info after Brussels attack


Portal now includes a new resource under the Violence/Security/Active Shooter section

4/18/2016 2:00:00 PM

Campaign targets hazardous smoke from ORs


Surgical smoke produced in operating rooms as a byproduct of medical devices is hazardous to clinicians

4/18/2016 1:00:00 PM

Hospital's new food service hitting snags


Brantford General Hospital started a new method of heating and serving meals to patients

4/18/2016 12:00:00 PM

Tribal college opens first healthcare facility


New facility at Salish Kootenai College offers services to staff, students and their dependents

4/18/2016 11:00:00 AM

Streamlining outpatient facility patient flow


Small improvements can mean substantial savings because of repetition

4/18/2016 9:00:00 AM

Q&A on lower bottom rods


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about lower bottom rods

4/18/2016 8:00:00 AM

HITEC discloses details on industry’s most efficient ups power solution at DCD enterprise event


4/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

QuickSTAT expands presence and logistics capabilities in LATAM region for the Life Science Industry


4/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

VITEC's Portable HEVC encoding technology reduces bandwidth and delivers reliable, high-quality video for leading broadcast news agency


4/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

HydraMaster extends comprehensive warranty on CDS direct drive truckmount to three years


4/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Vermont schools continue to reap benefits from energy performance contracting


4/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Safety upgrades urged for psychiatric hospital


Minnesota governor urges legislators to pay for upgrades and staffing increases after staff injuries

4/15/2016 3:00:00 PM

Different colored bed sheets used to improve healthcare facility hygiene


Colored-bed-sheet system now mandatory in India's public hospitals

4/15/2016 2:00:00 PM

Designing an adaptable rehabilitation facility


Bed growth in rehabilitation care is being inspired by the needs of baby boomers and beyond, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

4/15/2016 12:00:00 PM

Optimizing patient flow in an ambulatory setting


Processes and flow can inform healthcare facility design

4/15/2016 11:00:00 AM

Holistic lighting can positively impact healthcare setting


Studies show that healthcare facility visitors have a better experience in a calming space

4/15/2016 9:00:00 AM

Should distribution equipment or coordination study come first?


It's the electrical equivalent of the timeless chicken-or-egg dilemma

4/15/2016 8:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric introduces cloud-based integrated security management system


4/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

FTC creates compliance tool for mobile health app developers; simultaneously releases business guidance


4/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

LG Electronics debuts new performance high bay LED lighting technology


4/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

UF/Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute adds new green clean startup company to its incubator portfolio


4/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

Middle Atlantic strengthens security application with robust new options for SNE series enclosures


4/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

Elizabethkingia outbreak spreads to Illinois


Potentially fatal blood infection continues to spread throughout the Midwest

4/14/2016 3:00:00 PM

Outpatient facilities embracing Lean design


Healthcare market is increasingly focused on efficiency and the patient experience.

4/14/2016 1:00:00 PM

Architecture, engineering and construction firms are cautiously optimistic about Affordable Care Act


Survey of architecture, engineering and construction firms shows Affordable Care Act is seen as presenting new opportunities, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

4/14/2016 12:00:00 PM

White paper

White paper on rubber floors in healthcare environment offered


'Rubber floors support a safe, healthy environment' available on the Medical Construction & Design website

4/14/2016 11:00:00 AM

Cleaning GI scopes with steam sterilization


A shift in endoscope reprocessing from high-level disinfection to steam sterilization is urged

4/14/2016 9:00:00 AM

Benefits of partnering with suppliers


Benefits are lost when healthcare facility leaders and vendors don't develop the customer relationship into a partnership

4/14/2016 8:00:00 AM

Great Plains Health selects Spectra 1100 to reduce healthcare acquired infections


4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Dual-Lite launches recessed ceiling-mount indoor LED


4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

City of Austin a green leader among municipal governments


4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Accruent acquires Mainspring Healthcare Solutions


4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Renovation and expansion of emergency department at VCU Health wins national award from ASHE


4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

U.K. healthcare facility to generate its own power with windmill


The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, Norfolk, will generate renewable electricity on-site

4/13/2016 3:00:00 PM

A strategy for proper exchange carts usage


It is unsafe to return unused linens on exchange carts from the hospital to the laundry plant

4/13/2016 2:00:00 PM

Tampa Bay area experiencing healthcare construction boom


Expanding population and mix of government, commercial insurance and private payers make Florida region an attractive market

4/13/2016 12:00:00 PM

Study says Yelp healthcare facility reviews useful


User reviews of hospitals may be more helpful than the official nationwide hospital survey

4/13/2016 11:00:00 AM

Healthcare facilities laundry breach infection control tests


More than a quarter of laundry in NHS Lanarkshire breaches infection control tests

4/13/2016 9:00:00 AM

Saving money with healthcare facility construction


There are key steps to take to get the best value from a construction project with the best solutions for a healthcare facility

4/13/2016 8:00:00 AM

Temperature sensor trend research by Freshloc Technologies Inc. healthcare temperature monitoring company


4/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

Cal Poly student startup Applied Silver scores big for Mustang athletes


4/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

AAAHC Elects 2016 board officers


4/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

Eaton named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the EPA


4/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

Lightweight hand-held barcode terminals


4/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

Is a healthcare facility's VIP syndrome worth the side effects?


Catering to high-profile patients often means breaking hospital protocols

4/12/2016 3:00:00 PM

Detroit healthcare facility creates cardboard model during design


The model is a full-scale layout of the new children’s tower

4/12/2016 2:00:00 PM

"Cleaning' hospital food


Stanford Health Care menu features items you'd expect from a high-end restaurant

4/12/2016 12:00:00 PM

Hospital uses real-time location system to improve security, safety and operations


The system uses the hospital’s Wi-Fi network to provide real-time updates on the status and location of patients, caregivers and equipment throughout the hospital

4/12/2016 11:00:00 AM

Hospitals urged to avoid antimicrobial furnishings


Health Care Without Harm suggests seeking more evidence on the safety and efficacy of furnishings containing antimicrobials

4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM

Q&A on locks on cable on sprinkler pipe


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about cable on sprinkler pipe

4/12/2016 8:00:00 AM

Endress+Hauser announces Spring 2016 training courses


4/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

Kenall’s LED conversion continues with the introduction of 142 new Millenium luminaires


4/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

New water pre-treatment systems increase efficiency and minimizes maintenance


4/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

RGF Environmental Group, Inc. launches new website


4/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

ROCKFON's new Pacific reveal edge ceiling panels offer high value


4/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

Texas health system switches to private security force


Good Shepherd said its private security staff has made 'significant progress'

4/11/2016 3:00:00 PM

Blog

Evaluating the value proposition of project vendors


A vendor management system can provide clear scope definition, contractual rights, a cost structure, a payment mechanism and a dispute resolution process

4/11/2016 2:00:00 PM

Trends in technology for patient care


A new white paper explores why and how technology can play a crucial role in influencing the patient experience

4/11/2016 12:00:00 PM

Rebuilding L.A.'s Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital


One influence on the design of the new hospital was the range of services provided. The county studied the demand in the community and found it wasn’t the same as in the past, according to an article on the Healthcare Design

4/11/2016 11:00:00 AM

Technology can boost healthcare facility operations


Facilities are using technology to cut down on paper and increase efficiency

4/11/2016 9:00:00 AM

Improving healthcare facility security


Healthcare providers must adhere to regulations for security systems to protect patient privacy

4/11/2016 8:00:00 AM

DAQ's credential management and access control solution receives FICAM certification


4/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Tyco Security Products strengthens reader-to-panel communications with OSDP support


4/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Protect yourself from norovirus with Sunburst Chemicals products


4/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Eaton introduces 93PM UL 924 UPS with industry-leading efficiency for emergency lighting applications


4/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Texas Rangers enhance fan experience and energy efficiency at Globe Life Park with Eaton’s advanced Ephesus LED lighting and controls system


4/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Waiver and equivalency confusion


There are often questions about the process to submit waiver and equivalency requests

4/8/2016 3:00:00 PM

Milwaukee's Zablocki VA hospital to open house for families


The Fisher House will provide free lodging for family members of veterans receiving care

4/8/2016 2:00:00 PM

Temple University Hospital employees douse a fire in a patient's room


Patient in a double room set his mattress on fire and walked out of the room

4/8/2016 12:00:00 PM

Designing outdoor rehab spaces


A growing and critical part of their rehabilitation is taking place outside hospital walls, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

4/8/2016 11:00:00 AM

OR/procedure room cleaning checklists available


Researchers found only 25 percent of OR surfaces targeted in a study had been cleaned thoroughly

4/8/2016 9:00:00 AM

Hospital builds data center on parking garage roof


Infrastructure system and design made unorthodox project possible

4/8/2016 8:00:00 AM

Dude Solutions introduces TheWorxHub for healthcare facilities


4/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

HES introduces wired cabinet locking solutions at ISC West 2016


4/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

Lunera Lighting introduces SensAble Technology (ST) and ST Connect


4/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

e2v - the original manufacturer of the Green Top Magnetron


4/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

Sherwin-Williams introduces KEM Aqua 3001 for heat-sensitive substrates


4/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

Solutions to ER overcrowding fall short


Poor space planning, patient confusion swamping emergency rooms

4/7/2016 3:00:00 PM

Death of patient who fell from Maine hospital window investigated


While being treated for a head injury, man was able to open his hospital window enough to get out

4/7/2016 2:00:00 PM

Healthcare met politics long ago


ACA's fusion of politics and healthcare is nothing new. The federal and state governments have been involved in healthcare since the founding of our country, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.

4/7/2016 12:00:00 PM

Maintaining a healthcare facility emergency power system


Deficiencies in emergency standby power systems among the top 10 Joint Commission issues

4/7/2016 11:00:00 AM

Hospital puts out call to artists for healing-art project


B.C. Children's Hospital asks Canadian artists to apply for the Children’s Healing Experience Project initiative

4/7/2016 9:00:00 AM

Oregon healthcare facility operates waste-recycling facility


Program separates waste from six hospitals and employs developmentally disabled staff

4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM

Danbury Surgical Center chooses UVC light decontamination system for HAI prevention


4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

HOSPECO introduces SaniWorks EPS towels for foodservice applications


4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Fulham receives Class P listing for 60W LED drivers from Underwriter Laboratories


4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Middle Atlantic launches phase two of web-based configurator after successful first year


4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Honoring World Health Day by protecting indoor air quality


4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Health system opens grocery store in food desert


ProMedica in Toledo, Ohio, opens store with fresh foods, education and employment in a renovated facility

4/6/2016 3:00:00 PM

Tennessee hospital to close because of needed repairs


McNairy Regional Hospital will permanently close in May after parent company Tennova Healthcare conducts weeks of inspections

4/6/2016 2:00:00 PM

Q&A on locks on ABC dry powder fire extinguishers


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

4/6/2016 12:00:00 PM

Dedicated clinics created to treat most fragile children


Hospitals are creating special clinics for those who may need a lifetime of coordinated care

4/6/2016 11:00:00 AM

Study says hospital air helps spread bacteria


Bacterial resistance to antibiotics poses a serious challenge to infection control

4/6/2016 9:00:00 AM

U.K. hospital plans investigation after patient climbs onto roof


Patient from mental health unit climbed onto the roof before being coaxed down three hours later

4/6/2016 8:00:00 AM

VISTAMATIC announces supply agreement with ODL for BetweenGlassBlinds kits


4/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

EPA recognizes MaxLite with 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award


4/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

EarlySense launches new multi-parameter alert to support hospital sepsis protocol


4/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care upholds quality, value of Walgreens patient services


4/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

HDR and FBT team selected for University of New Mexico Hospitals development plan


4/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

Space problems at Florida hospital leaves patient in hallway for 2 days


Man was cared for in the hallway instead of a hospital room, because Florida Hospital Orlando was over capacity

4/5/2016 3:00:00 PM

Internet of Things growing in healthcare facilities


As data become easier to share, the impact will increase

4/5/2016 2:00:00 PM

All areas of healthcare facilities need air purification


Waiting rooms and restrooms don’t always receive the same level of attention as patient and operating rooms

4/5/2016 12:00:00 PM

Psychiatric hospital cited for safety issues


Multiple ligature points and other issues have been found at The Priory in the Marchwood, England

4/5/2016 11:00:00 AM

Designing rehab centers to promote progress


Everything is created to contribute to and promote accomplishment and inspiration, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

4/5/2016 9:00:00 AM

Waiting room signage keeps families informed


Electronic medical records system can help to keep those in the waiting room informed and occupied

4/5/2016 8:00:00 AM

UVC Light decontamination manufacturer Spectra254 adds healthcare industry specialist to its growing sales force


4/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

Eaton expands power management capabilities for Nutanix enterprise cloud deployments


4/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff designing systems for Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix


4/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

Nlyte Software certified for integration with HPE OneView


4/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

Global threat of growing antibiotic resistance highlights need for antiseptic alternatives


4/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare facility works to use water wisely


Sustainable water management helps the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity to save water and maintain lavish gardens

4/4/2016 3:00:00 PM

Urgent care centers gain in popularity


According to the Urgent Care Association of America, there are 7,100 urgent care centers in the U.S.

4/4/2016 2:00:00 PM

Healthcare facilities can generate energy savings with GPOs


Group purchasing organizations help health systems lock in prices

4/4/2016 12:00:00 PM

Hospital addressing cause of Legionella death


Bath’s Royal United Hospital finds source of bacteria in water supply where victim was a patient.

4/4/2016 11:00:00 AM

Common misconceptions about QAC


The quaternary ammonium chloride compound market has substantially evolved since its inception more than 100 years ago

4/4/2016 9:00:00 AM

Physicians, patients can inform the design of change-ready facilities


The desire to see what organizations are or aren’t getting right in healthcare design inspired the polling of patients and physicians, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

4/4/2016 8:00:00 AM

Cree announces Essentia LED flat panel troffer and track light product lines


4/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

UMD establishes educational partnership agreement with Walter Reed Bethesda to benefit wounded warriors


4/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare wins national award


4/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Forbes Magazine rates CBRE Group, Inc. 15th on America’s Best Employers list


4/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Central Valley Specialty Hospital is first long-term acute care facility in California to deploy Xenex germ-zapping robot


4/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Bradley adds new color selections to its line of Evero Natural Quartz Surface


4/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

MD Anderson Cancer Center submits plan to comply with new Texas gun law


New law will allow anyone holding a valid concealed handgun license to carry a gun on public college campuses

4/1/2016 3:00:00 PM

Facilities professionals have role in patient safety initiatives


National Patient Safety Foundation leader discusses the role of facilities professionals with Health Facilities Management

4/1/2016 2:00:00 PM

Hospital cafeteria upgrades focus on health, improved experience


Hospital kitchens hiring away restaurant chefs

4/1/2016 12:00:00 PM

Integrating capital planning and facility management


For these groups to attain alignment of purpose and resources, each group needs visibility into the data

4/1/2016 11:00:00 AM

Modesto hospital disinfects rooms with robotic housekeeper


‘Germinator’ eliminates superbugs on surfaces

4/1/2016 9:00:00 AM

Improving healthcare facility infection prevention and control by design


Design can address things like hand hygiene infrastructure, reprocessing departments and easy cleaning of surfaces, according to an article on the Healthcare Design

4/1/2016 8:00:00 AM

Lurie Children’s Hospital selects Grifols KIRO Robot to increase precision, safety and compliance


4/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Cree announces Essentia LED flat panel troffer and track light product lines


4/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Tyco Security Products introduces new all-in-one video recorder with integrated PoE+ camera ports


4/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Exova BM TRADA provides free training on the importance of fire protection measures


4/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Lifesafety Power partners With DAQ Electronics to power new Starwatch SMS System


4/1/2016 12:00:00 AM



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