May 2016 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Hospital security guards indicted for patient death


Two former guards at MedStar Washington Hospital Center were charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 74-year-old patient

5/31/2016 3:00:00 PM

What healthcare facility professionals need to know about the 2012 Life Safety Code


CMS has adopted the 2012 edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code® through a new rule changing its Conditions of Participation

5/31/2016 2:00:00 PM

Hospital workers prep with earthquake simulator


To prepare for 'the big one,' a Canadian hospital used the Shake Zone to replicate an earthquake

5/31/2016 12:00:00 PM

Lean process improvements boost ICU workflow


Even the most efficient healthcare systems consist of hundreds of complex, inter-related processes

5/31/2016 11:00:00 AM

Wi-Fi offers opportunities for device innovation


Many healthcare facilities struggle to keep up with connectivity expectations

5/31/2016 9:00:00 AM

N.Y. children's hospital rethinks wayfinding with new facility


Golisano Children’s Hospital created a more cohesive wayfinding approach for its new facility, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

5/31/2016 8:00:00 AM

Harris Williams & Co. advises Meadows Behavioral Healthcare on its Sale to Kohlberg & Company


5/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

SOLARBAN 90 glass available with ultra-clear, OPTIBLUE, OPTIGRAY glass options


5/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

PowerSeries Neo 1.2 offers new dimensions in security for residential and commercial users


5/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

CBRE facilitates largest U.S. medical office monetization on behalf of a health system on record


5/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

Zinwave debuts new wireless coverage solution for elevators


5/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Dancing to the hand-hygiene tune


Hospital matron writes song to deliver hand-hygiene message

5/27/2016 3:00:00 PM

Albuquerque hospital actively seeks locally grown produce, meats


Presbyterian Healthcare Services is seeking business relationships with New Mexican farmers and ranchers

5/27/2016 2:00:00 PM

Sports medicine center design honored


Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center received the 2016 FAB Award for Healthcare

5/27/2016 12:00:00 PM

Methodist Healthcare’s Memphis project starts as 'need' rule ends


Only one issue would still require approval in the $280 million project

5/27/2016 11:00:00 AM

Lapses in infection control found at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai


Calif. state health inspectors focused on two of Los Angeles’ largest hospitals and found numerous safety violations

5/27/2016 9:00:00 AM

OSHA may make hospital workplace injury data public


Hospitals would be classified as a 'high-hazard' industry

5/27/2016 8:00:00 AM

Exova BM TRADA offers training on fire doors - June 28th /29th


5/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Cree extends groundbreaking OSQ Series to deliver 58 percent efficacy increase and new higher output luminaire


5/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

DSC launches smart home program for homebuilders and developers


5/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Southco introduces battery-operated, fully self-contained electronic locking system


5/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite introduces three-way LED lamp as 40W/60W/100W incandescent replacement


5/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Will new overtime regulations affect healthcare facilities?


New minimum salary level for the executive, administrative, and professional employee exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act will be $913 per week, or $47,476 per year

5/26/2016 3:00:00 PM

Surgical equipment safety issues remain at Ann Arbor VA


Six months after particulate matter on surgical equipment temporarily stopped surgeries, concerns are again being raised

5/26/2016 2:00:00 PM

What does the Internet of Things mean for healthcare?


Internet-connected devices can harness the power of big data analytics

5/26/2016 12:00:00 PM

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Healthcare televisions enable hospitals to offer patient-centric care


Hospitals are making investments in technology that improve care, support financial reimbursements, increase safety and reduce readmissions

5/26/2016 11:00:00 AM

Clearing the air around hospitals


A collaboration in Charlotte, N.C., reduces air pollution at two medical construction sites

5/26/2016 9:00:00 AM

Study focuses on design's impact on outpatient facility communication


Researchers offer strategies to encourage staff-patient interaction

5/26/2016 8:00:00 AM

Stanley Security and IAHSS strengthen ongoing partnership to promote safety and security in healthcare facilities


5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Upsite Technologies' '4 R's' approach to airflow management shown to lower PUE and increase equipment reliability


5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Bobrick introduces new economical, counter-mounted top-fill universal foam soap dispenser


5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

AAMA releases 2015/2016 Market Studies, predicts fenestration industry trends


5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Atlantic Irrigation now distributes the IrriGreen Genius Irrigation System, an advanced labor-saving, water-conserving technology


5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals urged to follow mold protocol


Investigators focusing on negative pressure room at UPMC Presbyterian

5/25/2016 3:00:00 PM

Field hospital set up to serve workers restoring Canadian city after fire


Facility in Fort McMurray will have emergency services, a lab, pharmacy, X-ray and head CT

5/25/2016 2:00:00 PM

EPA to finalize hazardous waste pharmaceutical disposal rule


Regulatory changes would provide new requirements for managing hazardous waste pharmaceuticals

5/25/2016 1:00:00 PM

Mass. hospital equips some staff with walkie-talkies to call for help


OSHA told the for-profit psychiatric hospital to equip its staff with panic buttons and improve staffing levels

5/25/2016 12:00:00 PM

Mobile clinics increase access to healthcare


Last year, 9,000 homeless Dallas residents got free care at a mobile clinic

5/25/2016 11:00:00 AM

Cleveland Clinic launches green revolving fund


The $7.5 million fund called the largest in healthcare

5/25/2016 9:00:00 AM

Case study

From ambulance to ward with iPads


Devices are used when patients’ meals are ordered, mobile access to the patient files is needed

5/25/2016 8:00:00 AM

Tubelite introduces Therml-Block ribbon window


5/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Safety supply checklist for cleaning professionals


5/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Medical Association of Georgia and KaMMCO Health Solutions Partner to empower Georgia Physicians with actionable analytic reports


5/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

RIDGID upgrades non-contact infrared thermometer, now reads higher temperatures


5/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Syntel strengthens delivery capabilities for health insurers with HealthEdge partnership


5/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Protecting healthcare workers from Zika during birth process


Birthing process exposes healthcare staff to patients’ body fluids

5/24/2016 3:00:00 PM

Study says poor healthcare facility design may hurt nurses' performance


Design choices can make nurses feel unvalued

5/24/2016 2:00:00 PM

Healthcare facility staff called key to patient safety


NPSF president says patient safety initiatives are everybody's business

5/24/2016 1:00:00 PM

N.Y. bill would give healthcare facilities' security officers peace officer status


Bassett Healthcare Network’s security staff will be given certain powers while on hospital and clinic grounds or immediately adjacent properties

5/24/2016 12:00:00 PM

N.Y. adult care facilities reviewing security after robbery


Emergency room at the Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport robbed by armed man

5/24/2016 11:00:00 AM

Healthcare facilities encouraging wellness with on-site nutritional resources


Demonstration kitchens have become an innovative way for hospitals to engage the public in disease prevention and management, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

5/24/2016 9:00:00 AM

Pa. hospital expands for expected increase in births


The quickest and most cost-effective solution was to redesign and expand the current space

5/24/2016 8:00:00 AM

Nation’s top leaders in healthcare sustainability announce new purchasing marketplace


5/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Vidant Edgecombe deploys Xenex germ-zapping robot


5/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Howden American fan company offers jet fans and induction fans for parking garage ventilation


5/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

TKF research shows benefits of nearby nature in cities for older adults


5/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Eaton’s LED products honored for innovation and excellence in Next Generation Luminaires SSL Design Competition and LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards


5/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

N.Y. healthcare facility resident contracts Legionnaires' disease


A resident at an Auburn facility has tested positive for Legionnaires' disease and trace amounts of legionella have been detected in the water system there

5/23/2016 3:00:00 PM

The value of sustainability in healthcare


Healthcare facilities that pursue sustainability initiatives find multiple benefits

5/23/2016 2:00:00 PM

Healthcare video surveillance balances security and privacy


Footage captures anesthesiologist removing drug vials, but also exposes many female patients

5/23/2016 12:00:00 PM

Venezuela’s failing hospitals lack reliable power, water supplies


At the University of the Andes Hospital there is not enough water to wash blood from the operating table

5/23/2016 11:00:00 AM

Architect sees greater interest in wellness


Healthcare Design talks to Perkins+Will’s Sharon Woodworth in a Q&A on its website

5/23/2016 9:00:00 AM

A new approach to master planning


Healthcare organizations are aligning strategy with their desired role in the healthcare community

5/23/2016 8:00:00 AM

Armstrong Sustain portfolio offers broadest collection of high-performance sustainable ceiling solutions


5/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Bio-Active cyanuric acid reducer lowers pool maintenance costs without chemicals


5/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

DMS Health showcases state-of-the-art mobile healthcare clinic at annual Rolling Thunder Rally


5/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

IDEC releases next generation MicroSmart FC6A PLC


5/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

BuildClean Dust Control System now used in commercial and multi-unit buildings


5/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

CDC links UPMC mold infections to improper use of negative-pressure rooms


CDC releases findings from its investigation into a cluster of fatal mold infections at two Pittsburgh hospitals

5/20/2016 3:00:00 PM

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Lebanon VA Center project creates a flexible therapy space


The Center for Veterans' Enterprises was created for residential rehab and outpatient veterans,

5/20/2016 2:00:00 PM

Study lists high-touch OR areas


The CDC's recommendations to clean high-touch areas more frequently did not include surfaces in the operating room

5/20/2016 1:00:00 PM

Managing fluid waste in the OR


Outpatient Surgery readers share tips on keeping ORs floors dry

5/20/2016 12:00:00 PM

Case study

Carolina East Health System installs thin client workstations


System wanted to replace many of its physical desktops with thin clients and centrally manage applications and desktops

5/20/2016 11:00:00 AM

Program helps healthcare facilities to reduce energy usage


Commissioning building stock is becoming a means of identifying energy-efficiency opportunities

5/20/2016 9:00:00 AM

Q&A on healthcare design for wellness


Healthcare Design talks to Mortenson Construction's Larry Arndt in an article on its website

5/20/2016 8:00:00 AM

SVN Services creates training tool for proper hand washing


5/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

New product expands specialty float options


5/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

Linetec displays curved extrusions finished with Valspar’s Fluropon Effects Nova coatings


5/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

PDIHealthcare announces launch of Prevantics Device Swab Strip, designed with convenience in mind


5/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

Upsite Technologies' '4 R's' approach to airflow management shown to lower PUE and increase equipment reliability


5/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

Video

Live white python falls from ceiling in Tacoma hospital


The snake spent a month slithering around Tacoma General Hospital

5/19/2016 3:00:00 PM

CMS, Joint Commission adopting 2012 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code


Groups will begin surveying to the 2012 version of the National Fire Protection Association’s 101 Life Safety Code as of July 5

5/19/2016 2:00:00 PM

Washington boosting healthcare facilities' security after escapes


Two patients escaped and another two went missing from the state's psychiatric hospitals in one week

5/19/2016 1:00:00 PM

Mayo Clinic investing in Fla. healthcare facility


The nation’s biggest healthcare organizations are focusing on Florida

5/19/2016 12:00:00 PM

NIST design guide could impact healthcare cybersecurity


NIST released a guide for IT developers on integrating security measures into the development process

5/19/2016 11:00:00 AM

Groups promote caregivers' role in design


'Guiding Principles for Building the Hospital for the Next Generation' says operations and facility design must be mutually supportive

5/19/2016 9:00:00 AM

Architect talks about 'designing for wellness'


In an interview on the Healthcare Design website, Jocelyn Frederick, Tsoi/Kobus & Associates, calls designing for wellness a complex process of balancing the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the built environment

5/19/2016 8:00:00 AM

Linetec finishes Penn Family Medicine Center’s pyramid skylight manufactured by Super Sky


5/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Columbia Lighting introduces MPL Megaplane LED Industrial High Bay/Low Bay


5/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Essendant updates its Boardwalk brand with a new look and expanded product selection


5/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Waterfall event center features endless skylight provided by Super Sky, finished by Linetec


5/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

E-Mist partners with next level 11 to provide the world’s first and only, comprehensive, end-to-end infection control system process


5/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Milwaukee hospital adds dogs to security team


St. Joseph's Hospital adds dogs to help keep patients safe and calm

5/18/2016 3:00:00 PM

Texas healthcare system opens more 'patient-friendly' facility


CHI St. Joseph Health hospital's emergency and trauma center features a more comfortable space and improved amenities

5/18/2016 2:00:00 PM

Antibacterial soaps, disinfectants and antiseptics can result in more bacteria


Triclosan and triclocarbon are the ingredients to avoid

5/18/2016 1:00:00 PM

Strategic dispenser placement key for hospital hand hygiene


Research shows that hand-hygiene dispensers have an impact on compliance rates

5/18/2016 12:00:00 PM

CDC launches campaign to improve hand-hygiene compliance


The 'Clean Hands Count' campaign promotes compliance by addressing myths about hand hygiene

5/18/2016 11:00:00 AM

Caregivers develop careers in healthcare facility design


Nurses hired by designers to provide a clinical perspective on healthcare facility projects

5/18/2016 9:00:00 AM

Making a wellness connection


Forgoing the traditional healthcare environment, Columbus (Ind.) Regional Health set out to serve the health and wellness needs of young urban professionals, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

5/18/2016 8:00:00 AM

Bradley Corp. supports National Women Build Week


5/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Vortec enclosure coolers keep sensitive electronics cool as summer temps climb


5/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Linetec 'Select and Spec' samples available at AIA and online at its Architectural Resource Center


5/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

NSA offers ways to reduce cleaning costs for contractors and managers


5/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Valspar presents Fluropon Pure and 'Green Innovations'


5/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

mageFIRST San Francisco shares insight into how they can help healthcare facilities improve patient perceptions


5/17/2016 3:00:00 PM

FDA cancels recall of superbug-linked scope cleaners


Hospitals still must not use the reprocessors in question to disinfect some endoscopes

5/17/2016 3:00:00 PM

Maintaining clear visibility in the OR


Smoke, fog and debris impede a surgeon's view

5/17/2016 2:00:00 PM

Oakland hospital building an energy-efficient acute care tower


The new building plan includes low-emissivity glazing, smart air-conditioning zones and long-life lighting

5/17/2016 12:00:00 PM

Nurses are being recruited to contribute to healthcare facility design


Despite their knowledge of the environment, nurses have not always been included in the design process

5/17/2016 11:00:00 AM

Hospital's surveillance cameras identify woman stealing baby


A woman turned herself in to police after allegedly stealing a newborn baby from Louisiana hospital

5/17/2016 9:00:00 AM

How to measure the value of wellness efforts


To measure the results of wellness initiatives in the built environment, HDR has created a wellness dashboard tool, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

5/17/2016 8:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric announces Silicon Valley innovation program


5/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

LIGHTFAIR International 2016 was largest trade show to date and broke West Coast attendance record


5/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

Penn State Health partners with Mercy Virtual


5/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

Plug-and-Play LED lamps from Lunera Lighting used for GSA Green Proving Ground program report


5/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

AmiciMPTS, Advanced Electric Energy Conservation Technology announced at Future Facilities Summit in Chicago on May 18, 2016


5/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

CMS ruling lets ASCs operate as timeshare properties


Dual-licensed surgery center opens in Colorado

5/16/2016 3:00:00 PM

N.H. hospital looks outside to improve facilities management


Huggins Hospital outsources organization and management of hospital operations and maintenance

5/16/2016 2:00:00 PM

Injunction to stop demolition of Boston Children’s Hospital healing garden rejected


Plaintiffs include physicians and family members of patients who’ve used Prouty Garden

5/16/2016 1:00:00 PM

Visuals show where to place hand-sanitizer dispensers in healthcare facilities


When it comes to hand sanitizer dispensers, location matters more than quantity

5/16/2016 12:00:00 PM

Good healthcare facility design depends on cooperation


Healthcare organizations should integrate all major departments during the design process

5/16/2016 11:00:00 AM

Creating a patient watch program


Appropriate staffing, training, collaboration and contract language can help ensure the safety of patients, clinicians and security officers

5/16/2016 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare facility wellness resources


As part of its recent focus on healthcare facilities' contribution to wellness, Healthcare Design included some resources in an article on its website

5/16/2016 8:00:00 AM

Mule-Hide Products Co. introduces Mule-Hide TPO with CLEAN film


5/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

Eaton’s Halo product line named the leader in lighting by BUILDER Magazine for the 18th consecutive year


5/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

Relying on Wausau’s windows, Wisconsin public school renovates for improved energy, comfort and aesthetics


5/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

Valspar shares new colors, green innovations and continuing education at AIA


5/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

OSHA's final rule to 'nudge' employers to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses


5/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

Biloxi VA facility opens textile processing facility


The new facility marks the first time since Hurricane Katrina that the medical center is processing its own textiles

5/13/2016 3:00:00 PM

Benefits of wireless access control in a healthcare facility


Key cards, PINs, passwords and biometrics are just a few of the options available

5/13/2016 2:00:00 PM

Facility management critical to infection control


Overlooking facility design, operations and management could prove costly

5/13/2016 12:00:00 PM

Case study

HDTV system gives Steward Health Hospital quality entertainment to enhance patient experience


HD programming provides home-away-from-home comfort for patient satisfaction

5/13/2016 11:00:00 AM

Safety violations cited in hospital construction injury


A worker was injured while building an above-ground power plant

5/13/2016 9:00:00 AM

Cleveland health system campus designed for wellness


The MetroHealth system's new mission is “leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community,” according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

5/13/2016 8:00:00 AM

RIDGID introduces the lightest, easiest to use 12-ton manual hydraulic crimp tool


5/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

Crystal IS expands product line to include high-powered UVC LEDs for disinfection of water, air and surfaces


5/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

Gerflor USA strengthens market presence, expertise


5/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

Pennsylvania’s Crozer-Chester Medical Center’s 40-foot-diameter skylight finished by Linetec


5/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

MDLIVE to offer behavioral health services as part of Walgreens mental health platform


5/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

Ninety percent of California’s acute care healthcare facilities are no longer at risk of collapse during an earthquake


Buildings at six rural critical access hospitals remain on the state’s list of structures most likely to collapse in an earthquake

5/12/2016 3:00:00 PM

Cross-contamination prevention tips


Infection preventionists discuss top infection threats and solutions

5/12/2016 2:00:00 PM

Healthcare facilities management can curb spread of super bugs


Report says effective facility design, operations and management can cut infections

5/12/2016 12:00:00 PM

Toronto hospital an all-digital healthcare facility


Humber River is North America's first all-digital hospital

5/12/2016 11:00:00 AM

Keeping diseases out of healthcare facilities


When staff and vendors take specific steps to prevent infection, rates can decrease by more than 70 percent.

5/12/2016 9:00:00 AM

Children's hospital designed for access to nature


Shriners for Children Medical Center outpatient clinic is being built in Pasadena, Calif., with connections to the outdoors in quantities almost equal to its clinical space, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

5/12/2016 8:00:00 AM

TRSA refines language in healthcare certification program regarding use of exchange carts


5/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

DSC's PowerSeries neo integration portfolio expands with Control4 home automation


5/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

New Cree CPY-20L LED canopy luminaire delivers industry-leading 143 LPW performance


5/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

nora completes Environmental Product Declaration process for noraplan standard and norament standard floor coverings


5/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

Middle Atlantic products hires seasoned product managers


5/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

Joint Commission recently OK'd deletion of 131 requirements


The deleted requirements have become a routine part of operations

5/11/2016 3:00:00 PM

Healthcare accounts for 23% of all data breaches


The number of breach victims tripled in the last two years

5/11/2016 2:00:00 PM

Nursing homes working to protect wandering dementia patients


Two Eastern Iowa facilities faced combined fines of $17,000 last year for allowing residents to wander away

5/11/2016 1:00:00 PM

Case study

Enhancing patient satisfaction and provider efficiency in healthcare with in-building wireless


A successful healthcare operation incorporates reliable and efficient communication among all parties

5/11/2016 12:00:00 PM

Oklahoma healthcare facility readies for reopening three years after tornado


An EF-5 tornado destroyed the former Moore Medical Center

5/11/2016 11:00:00 AM

Hospital staff climbing to wellness


Children’s Hospital Colorado South Campus includes a glass stair tower that offers the staff a space for both respite and exercise, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

5/11/2016 9:00:00 AM

U.S. hospitals with cleanest rooms ranked


Eighty-nine percent of patients report that their room was always clean

5/11/2016 8:00:00 AM

EPA announces 2016 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards


5/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Eaton’s Invue Arbor Family balances an organic design with WaveStream LED optical technology for an outstanding performance and look


5/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

HVAC industry's air curtains expected to help U.S. fight oncoming mosquito-borne Zika virus


5/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Linetec showcases terra cotta texture colors on metal cladding


5/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Cree launches SmartCast manager


5/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

An 18-year-old invents copper pajamas to fight MRSA


10 million MRSA bacteria on a copper surface will shrink to 0 in an hour

5/10/2016 3:00:00 PM

Minneapolis healthcare facility looks like an Apple store


University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center was designed to be more of an experience than an ambulatory site

5/10/2016 2:00:00 PM

Keys to healthcare facility staff food and drink


The Joint Commission doesn't currently have specific standards

5/10/2016 1:00:00 PM

Cleveland health system transforming campus and community


Health and wellness trends are inspiring the planning, design and construction community to create environments that help providers deliver on that mission, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

5/10/2016 12:00:00 PM

Boosting efficiency in healthcare retail foodservice


Speed of service has become just as important as food quality for a healthcare facility foodservice operator

5/10/2016 11:00:00 AM

Holiday Inn opens on Cleveland Clinic campus


Hotel offers patients and their families a more affordable alternative to nearby hotels

5/10/2016 9:00:00 AM

Blog

Meet the microbes living on your hospital floor


While hospitals maintain strict protocols for minimizing infections and the spread of microbes, facility managers may be overlooking a prime area of concern

5/10/2016 8:00:00 AM

Sloan introduces TruFlush Flushometer for global markets


5/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Rise of IoT prompts facility professionals to invest in analytics according to new study


5/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Eaton’s LED Luminaire named an Edison Awards winner


5/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

VISTAMATIC privacy glass solutions partners with Reading Hospital for $354 million, 476,000-square-foot expansion


5/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Valspar's Fluropon Effects Rustica coatings offer natural colors with a weathered, antique look


5/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Boston healthcare facility includes a room for highs


Boston Health Care for the Homeless opens a room where drug users can ride out their highs under medical supervision

5/9/2016 3:00:00 PM

Operating room fire reveals lapse in safety planning


Lack of prevention plan called 'jeopardy situation'

5/9/2016 2:00:00 PM

Real time location systems in healthcare


A number of drivers point to its usefulness for providers and patients

5/9/2016 12:00:00 PM

Psychiatric hospital design caters to different populations


North Tampa Behavioral Health deals with voluntary and involuntary hospitalizations, according to an article on the Behavioral Healthcare website

5/9/2016 11:00:00 AM

Hospitals urged to consider worker safety when choosing a disinfectant


NIOSH received a complaint asking for a health hazard evaluation at a hospital because employees were reporting adverse symptoms

5/9/2016 9:00:00 AM

Blog

Legionnaire’s disease – challenges and solutions


Healthcare facilities could spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on cleansing the contaminated water system and containing a public relations nightmare

5/9/2016 8:00:00 AM

Eaton unveils Pow-R-Line PXBCM branch circuit monitor panelboard


5/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

Pitt Plastics introduces new ECO Strong Plus can liners


5/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

BioNano Genomics launches enhanced genome mapping coverage features with new software tools


5/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

Tubelite welcomes Northwestern Glass Fab


5/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

PROSOCO rolls out a roller-grade FastFlash


5/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

NFPA to offer life safety specialist certification for healthcare facility professionals


Certification recognizes advanced knowledge of life safety in healthcare; code compliance in facilities

5/6/2016 3:00:00 PM

Integrating security into healthcare design


Security plans for individual healthcare facilities should begin before a project even breaks ground

5/6/2016 2:00:00 PM

CMS publishes final rule on fire safety requirements for certain healthcare facilities


The rule adopts updated provisions of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code (LSC) as well as provisions of the NFPA’s 2012 edition of the Health Care Facilities Code.

5/6/2016 1:00:00 PM

Invading pigeons don't stop Calif. hospital construction, but funding issues could


It took several weeks to get birds out of the ceiling work, and a hazmat team to clean out the debris

5/6/2016 12:00:00 PM

Muskegon hospital will use Lean design for $271 million medical center


The center will bring all of Mercy Health's inpatient services together at one location

5/6/2016 11:00:00 AM

Hospital has Vancouver Island's largest array of solar power


The panels and installation cost $320,000

5/6/2016 9:00:00 AM

Tips for more effective maintenance planning and scheduling


Effective maintenance planning and scheduling will deliver a safer and more cost-effective work environment for an asset-intensive facility

5/6/2016 8:00:00 AM

ONVIF broadens input, expands use cases with new collaborative working group


5/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

Strategic dispenser placement important for hand hygiene in hospitals


5/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

PDII appoints new president


5/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

Legrand introduces outdoor power solutions


5/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

CISCA presents Construction Excellence Awards to two projects featuring ROCKFON ceiling systems


5/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

Video games used in hospital safety training


Hospital staff will be trained using goggles that allow them to see the computer-generated facility 360 degrees around them

5/5/2016 3:00:00 PM

Alberta funding more healthcare facility maintenance


Rapid transfer unit for ambulance patients at University of Alberta hospital to be permanent

5/5/2016 2:00:00 PM

'Sanctuary' sculpture inspired by disaster at Okla. hospital site


Artist took inspiration from the events surrounding the EF5 tornado that destroyed the Moore, Okla., hospital in 2013

5/5/2016 12:00:00 PM

Hospital project setting energy conservation standards


British Columbia healthcare facilities designed to be the most energy efficient in the province

5/5/2016 11:00:00 AM

Review of the HHS/CMS fire safety requirements completed


The proposed rule would incorporate much of the 2012 NFPA codes, but also makes exceptions

5/5/2016 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare data security perimeter should be at server level


Leading cause of data breach incidents in healthcare facilities is lost or stolen end-user devices

5/5/2016 8:00:00 AM

Spectra 254 unveils larger portable disinfection system to eliminate HAIs on keyboards and other wired items


5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

Legrand introduces outdoor power solutions


5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

SL Green joins NYC mayor’s zero waste challenge across 2 million square feet


5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

Cloud-based automated load management and EPSS for hand-held devices


5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

Amedica completes debt exchange and reduces debt obligations by 47% year-over-year


5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

Worker protection guidelines for Zika


CDC recommends use of personal protective equipment and hand-hygiene

5/4/2016 3:00:00 PM

Doctor fired for hiding spy pens in bathroom to catch thief


The doctor, who also faces criminal charges, said he hid the cameras to catch the person who'd stolen his prescription medication and a camera

5/4/2016 2:00:00 PM

Researchers develop an anti-biofilm nano coating


Coating can prevent destructive bacterial biofilm from forming on metal surfaces

5/4/2016 1:00:00 PM

Hotel concept designed to reduce the stress of hospital stays


Patient Hotel at Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet is a relaxing place to stay for those undergoing treatment

5/4/2016 12:00:00 PM

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Modernizing disaster response plans for 2016 and beyond


Disasters necessitate frequent reviews and revisions to disaster and emergency response plans

5/4/2016 11:00:00 AM

Entering the male-dominated healthcare facility management


Woman discusses how she got started in healthcare facility management

5/4/2016 9:00:00 AM

Blog

Emergency department physical changes respond to operational needs


The ED is often an initial access point into a system-of-care and a significant touch-point for patient care

5/4/2016 8:00:00 AM

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


5/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Aquion Energy’s AHI Batteries and ideal power’s power conversion system bring energy independence and resiliency to Sonoma winery


5/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Sloan Launches MasterSpec and AutoDesk SEEK Initiatives to better meet the needs of architects, engineers and designers


5/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Tyco Security Products to speak on cybersecurity at PSA TEC 2016


5/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

HyLite LED Omni-Cob lamps now listed on the DLC QPL


5/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Expert blames all Ebola outbreaks on infection control lapses


Staff, stuff, systems and space are needed to combat infections in healthcare deficient areas

5/3/2016 3:00:00 PM

Designing to support healthy lifestyles


Health systems are beginning to focus more on becoming wellness destinations, according to an article on the Healthcare design website

5/3/2016 2:00:00 PM

Standby systems for hospital campuses


Hospitals and data centers have difficult requirements for electrical systems

5/3/2016 1:00:00 PM

Healthcare system adding microwave meals to food service


Officials say it will mean greater choice and less waste

5/3/2016 12:00:00 PM

Meijer adding medical clinics inside more stores


Retailers partner with healthcare providers to meet people where they are in Wisconsin and Michigan

5/3/2016 11:00:00 AM

Preventive maintenance can help healthcare facility budget


Facility managers must proactively manage the maintenance needs of his or her facilities

5/3/2016 8:00:00 AM

Enlighted extends leadership with release of fourth generation of intelligent sensors


5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

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


5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

T&S Brass receives top South Carolina manufacturing award


5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

Introducing GMAX: A new standard for Garland Manufacturing excellence


5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

Exacq Technologies announces integration with Sensormatic’s new Synergy Series


5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

Boston hospital security officers 'armed' for on-site ODs


Security officers carry opiate antidote so they can save the lives of drug users who overdose

5/2/2016 3:00:00 PM

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Healthcare facilities need a building envelope and HVAC strategy for patients' well-being


Technology advancement has resulted in better treatment for patients and has also led to higher energy consumption and elevated costs

5/2/2016 2:00:00 PM

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Elizabethkingia bacteria found in a baby in Wisconsin


The CDC and State Department of Hygiene did not recommend culturing any additional patients or hospital staff

5/2/2016 1:00:00 PM

Effective rooftop management can benefit a healthcare facility


Effective management of the rooftop space of hospital and clinic buildings is frequently overlooked

5/2/2016 12:00:00 PM

Healthcare facilities bring IoT to patient care


Aged care providers are sewing sensors and RFID technology into patient gowns

5/2/2016 11:00:00 AM

Designing to fight Ebola


Team assessed critical supply needs, water and electricity issues, patient volumes and security concerns in healthcare facilities in West Africa, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

5/2/2016 9:00:00 AM

Louisiana hospitals with cleanest rooms ranked


Eighty-six percent of patients report that their room was always clean

5/2/2016 8:00:00 AM

Autani adds EnOcean devices to IoT space


5/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

healtHcentric introduces the most intuitive sleeper chair


5/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

Aquion Energy’s AHI batteries and Ideal Power’s power conversion system bring energy independence and resiliency to Sonoma winery


5/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

Eaton announces winners of the 39th Annual SOURCE Awards Lighting Design competition


5/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

Selecting the right hand protection for the job at hand


5/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

Renovation without interruption


Cooper University Health Care project worked with a goal of minimizing disruptions to patient care

5/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Reducing airborne healthcare-associated infections


Indoor air quality and building hygiene can impact infection rates

5/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Behavioral hospital renovation balances security, healing


Design of Rogers Memorial Hospital in Brown Deer, Wis., on the leading edge of the biophilia trend

5/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

San Antonio hospital designs antimicrobial elements into luxe atmosphere


While the setting is luxurious, it is also functional for a healthcare setting

5/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Integrated Project Delivery creates collaboration and builds value into healthcare design


Owensboro Health project used IPD method to redefine idea of patient care

5/1/2016 12:00:00 AM



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