June 2016 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Lapses cost Virginia Mason full accreditation


Seattle healthcare facility was found out of compliance in nearly 30 areas during a surprise visit by the Joint Commission

6/30/2016 3:00:00 PM

Gloves shown to transfer bacteria between surfaces


Study suggests gloves play role in transferring bugs

6/30/2016 2:00:00 PM

Preventing spread of common superbugs


Interventions can reduce the overall incidence of HAIs

6/30/2016 1:00:00 PM

Health system is reinventing emergency care


Multi-specialty hubs fill a gap in the care continuum

6/30/2016 12:00:00 PM

New CMS final fire safety regulations


CMS’s updated fire safety regulations incorporate the 2012 edition of NFPA 101, the Life Safety Code fire safety requirements with some specific qualifications

6/30/2016 11:00:00 AM

Hospitals focus is on patient satisfaction


Patients are weighing in on design decisions for new Houston healthcare construction projects

6/30/2016 10:00:00 AM

Academic medical centers rethinking traditional design


To remain competitive, academic medical centers are updating their physical environments and addressing operational efficiencies, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/30/2016 9:00:00 AM

Blog

Safely eliminating unwanted residual odors from disinfection and maintenance products


From compromising the care environment to negatively impacting staff productivity, odors can have a negative impact on a healthcare facility

6/30/2016 8:00:00 AM

New award-winning residence for those with Alzheimer’s disease


6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Lunera releases new HID LED 360 Lamp


6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

PYA announces new suite of products to address population health management


6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

E-Mist Innovations names Joshua Robertson president


6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Tyco Security Products introduces the world’s most accurate reader, contactless biometrics


6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

New column

Q&A: Alcohol-based hand-rub solution storage


Brad Keyes says the cost to properly store it far outweighs the savings of buying in bulk

6/29/2016 3:00:00 PM

Infection control credited for curbing MERS in dialysis unit


Surveillance and isolation interventions were conducted in a dialysis unit in Seoul

6/29/2016 2:00:00 PM

Biomedical engineers can be trained on virtual system


New training method to help engineers learn how to fix and maintain equipment systems

6/29/2016 1:00:00 PM

Internet of Medical Things exposes healthcare facilities' security weaknesses


With exposure to the Internet comes risk of hacking, viruses, malware and ransomware

6/29/2016 12:00:00 PM

Pasadena hospital deals with infection crisis


Three patients who died last year were infected with the bacteria after having procedures involving endoscopes

6/29/2016 11:00:00 AM

Hospitals have until November to prepare for new CMS rule


CMS will begin surveying healthcare facilities on its new Conditions of Participation (CoPs) on Nov. 7, 2016

6/29/2016 9:00:00 AM

Infographic explores touchscreen hygiene in healthcare facilities


With everything from x-ray screens to ultrasound touchscreens to bedside portals, more screens pose more risk of spreading infection

6/29/2016 8:00:00 AM

Diversey Care launches continuing education program for infection prevention


6/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

Hitec Power Protection strengthens global, dynamic continuous power leadership, with new CEO appointment


6/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

Vice president of marketing at nora systems, Inc., named to Health Product Declaration® Collaborative board of directors


6/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

Johnson Controls is official building technologies partner of the Sacramento Kings


6/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

Eaton introduces Modular 2-inch round and square LED Pinhole Downlights for commercial and residential spaces


6/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

Legionella found in Allegheny General Hospital water tanks


Patients and staff in the Snyder Pavilion and Cancer Center were told not to drink the water or use certain ice machines

6/28/2016 3:00:00 PM

Hospitals donate excess food to feed hungry


Practice Greenhealth partners with Feeding America on new hospital initiative

6/28/2016 2:00:00 PM

Healthcare facility retrofits deliver bottom-line benefits


Project challenges amplified by the need to protect the health and safety of patients

6/28/2016 1:00:00 PM

Penn. healthcare facilities equipped for mass shooting


Penn State Hershey would bear the brunt of treating victims from any mass casualty event in the area

6/28/2016 12:00:00 PM

Architect discusses technology’s role in improving healthcare


Healthcare Design asks architect Mary Frazier what in healthcare design has her attention at the moment

6/28/2016 11:00:00 AM

Pictures of bacteria increases hand-washing compliance


Staff members were shown pictures of bacterial colonies similar to those found on their skin

6/28/2016 9:00:00 AM

NH ends Certificate of Need board


Some limits on new healthcare construction remain

6/28/2016 8:00:00 AM

Blue Pillar Aurora 5.0 strengthens critical infrastructure services


6/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

Pocono Medical Center strengthens already stringent infection prevention protocols with germ-fighting robot


6/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

Grass and all its health benefits


6/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center honored at the 46th Annual LABC Architectural Awards


6/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Digital Signage Federation’s Networking Event Comes to Edina, Minnesota July 21


6/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare facility mobile phone use may pose infection risk


Mobile phones can spread germs if hospital staff don't wash their hands after using them

6/27/2016 3:00:00 PM

Predictions for bump in healthcare cybersecurity threats realized


Data breaches in the healthcare industry have been steadily increasing

6/27/2016 2:00:00 PM

N.Y. healthcare facility restricts water use over Legionnaires' threat


Jamesville nursing home is not allowing residents to drink tap water

6/27/2016 1:00:00 PM

Hospital wins AHF NY second culinary competition


St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson wins Top Chef-style competition

6/27/2016 12:00:00 PM

Hospital constantly updates disaster-response plans


Indiana healthcare facility is becoming a verified level 3 trauma center

6/27/2016 11:00:00 AM

Narrow wavelength of UV light safely kills drug-resistant bacteria


Potentially safe and cost-effective way to reduce surgical site infections

6/27/2016 9:00:00 AM

Hospitable service can improve HCAHPS scores


Environmental services can play a supportive role in the patient experience

6/27/2016 8:00:00 AM

NIRON Piping System receives Massachusetts approval


6/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Five presentations at AHS meeting provide new insights into non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation’s mode of action


6/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Airolite offers new storm class combination louver


6/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Blue Pillar Aurora 5.0 strengthens critical infrastructure services


6/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Grass and all its health benefits


6/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Why aren’t healthcare waiting rooms more accommodating?


Waiting rooms are among the most highly trafficked areas in a healthcare facility

6/24/2016 3:00:00 PM

Gundersen Health System diverts 46 percent of its solid waste stream


Health system's recycling program is part of a larger mission and vision

6/24/2016 2:00:00 PM

Darkness as important as light for health


Light at night disrupts the body's normal cycles, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/24/2016 1:00:00 PM

Infection scare forces hospital to cancel almost 200 operations


Air filtration system, operating rooms are sanitized

6/24/2016 12:00:00 PM

Blog

Purchasing sterile processing equipment: The service partnership


It’s important to evaluate more than just pricing when purchasing expensive equipment

6/24/2016 11:00:00 AM

Seeing red for healthcare facility safety


Outpatient Surgery website lists ways the color red can be used to promote patient safety

6/24/2016 10:00:00 AM

Preparing a hospital communications system for an emergency?


Communication technology has advanced in recent years

6/24/2016 9:00:00 AM

Modular construction can save time, money in healthcare projects


Ivanhoe HealthOne facility project included sections constructed interstate and transported separately for assembly on site

6/24/2016 8:00:00 AM

Larson Electronics releases mobile light tower with diesel engine generator


6/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Legrand Enhances Evolution Series with more product offerings in floor box and poke-thru lines


6/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

The AutoNation Building upgraded to LEED Gold


6/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Sloan and Falcon Waterfree Technologies partner to donate to the Orthopaedic Institute for Children


6/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Siklu announces affordable 60GHz radio for interference-free connectivity on the street


6/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Environmental services strategies for common superbugs


New materials can help improve patient care

6/23/2016 3:00:00 PM

Healthcare Internet of Things can improve patient care


Healthcare organizations are advancing their big data strategies by creating an ecosystem of data

6/23/2016 2:00:00 PM

Hospital food going upscale


Hospitals hire professional chefs and offer room-service dining

6/23/2016 1:00:00 PM

Pennsylvania patient sold heroin from hospital room


Man was arrested at Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg

6/23/2016 12:00:00 PM

AZ healthcare system reports exposure of employee information


Data security breach reported after a break-in

6/23/2016 10:00:00 AM

Case study

Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion designed for patient convenience, care coordination


Project employed an integrated project delivery method with a single point of responsibility and a more predictable outcome

6/23/2016 9:00:00 AM

Hand-hygiene video tracks healthcare workers' hands


Video tracks all of the people and surfaces healthcare personnel touch in one day

6/23/2016 8:00:00 AM

Diversey Care’s TASKI IntelliTrail Fleet Management System now compatible with any floor care asset


6/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

School district for military air base selects PowerSeries Neo Intrusion system


6/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Greenheck introduces new FumeJet fume exhaust fan package


6/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Prime Medical launches line of bactericidal soft surfaces that continuously kill 99.9 percent of germs on contact


6/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

UVC360.com launches as go-to resource for UV disinfection


6/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

New column

Q&A: Security cameras in stairwells


Brad Keyes says you can…. but be prepared to remove them

6/22/2016 3:00:00 PM

'Ick factor' shown to boost hand-hygiene compliance


Visual cues will get healthcare workers to clean their hands more often

6/22/2016 2:00:00 PM

Diversey Care’s TASKI IntelliTrail Fleet Management System now compatible with any floor care asset


6/22/2016 2:00:00 PM

Germ-zapping robots boost OR infection control


Study shows 46 percent decrease in surgical-site infections after a Massachusetts hospital used disinfecting robots in its operating rooms

6/22/2016 1:00:00 PM

New healthcare facility designed to change face of troubled community


St. Bernard Hospital's new ambulatory care center highlights good being done on Chicago's South Side

6/22/2016 12:00:00 PM

Healthcare facilities moving to microfiber mop systems


Benefits include cost savings, health and safety

6/22/2016 11:00:00 AM

State owes Illinois hospitals huge bill


Illinois budget crisis is tying up crucial reimbursements

6/22/2016 10:00:00 AM

Two new Elizabethkingia cases found in Wisconsin


Wisconsin Department of Health Services says number of confirmed infections in the state is now 63

6/22/2016 9:00:00 AM

New healthcare facility flooring healthy for environment


New materials can help improve patient care

6/22/2016 8:00:00 AM

Diversey Care’s TASKI IntelliTrail Fleet Management System now compatible with any floor care asset


6/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Good Samaritan Hospital again one of ‘100 Great Community Hospitals’ in the U.S.


6/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

IFMA St.Louis honors members, facility at National FM Day Celebration


6/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

VISTAMATIC announces the launch of clarity switchable glass for privacy and observation control


6/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

OSHA holds training event to help improve federal worker safety and health


6/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Security planning for healthcare facility emergencies


Patient-surge events can impact or even shut down a healthcare facility

6/21/2016 3:00:00 PM

Health system recognized with sustainability award


EvergreenHealth receives Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award

6/21/2016 1:30:00 PM

New treatment room designed with user-oriented model


Design model for future intensive and intermediate care facilities was developed at Finnish hospital

6/21/2016 12:00:00 PM

Retail invites interaction with community


The design of Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital has helped the building become a good neighbor and receive the 2016 ACHA Legacy Project Award, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/21/2016 11:00:00 AM

Webcast on transgender bathrooms scheduled


Webcast includes guidance on transgender student restrooms and locker rooms, occupant complaints about transgender employees in bathrooms, and drafting – and implementing – written policies ensuring that all individuals, including transgender individuals, have prompt access to appropriate sanitary facilities

6/21/2016 10:00:00 AM

White paper

VCU Health uses patient engagement cart to help tetraplegia patients


Patient engagement system supports a laptop directly overhead of immobile patients

6/21/2016 9:00:00 AM

Sustainable materials offer financial benefits


Green interior design can benefit the financial health of a healthcare facility

6/21/2016 8:00:00 AM

JLL named LEED Proven Provider by Green Business Certification Inc.


6/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Enterprise Recon 2.0 from Ground Labs reclaims and secures critical data lost within organizations


6/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Restroom confidential: Consumers dish on public restrooms


6/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Tyco Security Products improves searching archived video and bandwidth management with exacqVision 7.8


6/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Legrand’s Pass & Seymour and Wiremold products named as award finalists by three industry trade publications


6/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

New gender bias rule focuses on patient access, privacy


Rule requires covered health programs and activities to treat individuals consistent with their gender identity

6/20/2016 3:00:00 PM

Plumbing systems should be simple and reliable


Know the requirements and technical challenges of the healthcare facility plumbing system

6/20/2016 2:00:00 PM

Aging population expected to create huge senior-care market


By 2020, 117 million Americans are expected to need assistance of some kind

6/20/2016 1:00:00 PM

Internet of Things is disrupting healthcare


Distributed healthcare is the idea that by physically de-centralizing healthcare services better care can be provided

6/20/2016 12:00:00 PM

Healthcare security in the 21st century


Many healthcare facilities have developed contingency plans in the event of a natural disaster or mass trauma

6/20/2016 11:00:00 AM

Webcast on transgender bathrooms scheduled


Webcast includes guidance on transgender student restrooms and locker rooms, occupant complaints about transgender employees in bathrooms, and drafting – and implementing – written policies ensuring that all individuals, including transgender individuals, have prompt access to appropriate sanitary facilities

6/20/2016 10:00:00 AM

Body-worn hand-hygiene system increases decontamination


Researchers tested intraoperative hand-hygiene method and personalized, body-worn hand-hygiene system

6/20/2016 9:00:00 AM

One-stop-shop healthcare facility planned in Ariz.


Healthcare campuses around the country have been creating 'medical homes'

6/20/2016 8:00:00 AM

Sustainability speaker at AAMA Summer Conference leads conversation on EPDs and PCRs


6/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

SUNY at Fredonia residential halls’ window replacement projects maintain historical style


6/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

Quality Solutions changes name to QSI Facilities, launches new website and program for overcoming value leakage


6/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

New underground parking garage ventilation concept reduces construction costs


6/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

New TempMaster OmniElite single package rooftop units deliver comfort with reduced cost


6/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

CDC offers guide to prevent Legionnaires' disease outbreaks


Better water management could have prevented the majority of outbreaks

6/17/2016 3:00:00 PM

Chris Evert Children's Hospital to get new name, renovations


The $52 million project will be the Fort Lauderdale hospital's first major upgrade since it opened 33 years ago

6/17/2016 2:00:00 PM

Healthcare furniture getting techie


Some new products can monitor patients, facilitate maintenance

6/17/2016 1:00:00 PM

N.J. healthcare system drops Paterson hotel project


St. Joseph’s Healthcare System has scrapped plans to build a hotel and conference center tower

6/17/2016 12:00:00 PM

How to hire and retain a healthcare data security staff


Study says the difficulty in hiring and keeping security experts on staff hampers healthcare facility efforts to secure data

6/17/2016 11:00:00 AM

Webcast on transgender bathrooms scheduled


Webcast includes guidance on transgender student restrooms and locker rooms, occupant complaints about transgender employees in bathrooms, and drafting – and implementing – written policies ensuring that all individuals, including transgender individuals, have prompt access to appropriate sanitary facilities

6/17/2016 10:00:00 AM

Utah hospitals with cleanest rooms ranked


Seventy-seven percent of patients report that their room was always clean

6/17/2016 9:00:00 AM

Patient warming methods/equipment tested


Forced air, heat reflective technology and warmed cotton blankets were compared

6/17/2016 8:00:00 AM

Generac Industrial Power releases tour dates for the 2016-17 Power Trip Experience


6/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

'A View Within' sparks meaningful dialogue between art & medicine


6/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

Digital Signage Federation July 13 'Hangout' to answer 'How do I Select a Media Player for My Signage?'


6/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

VISTAMATIC announces the launch of clarity switchable glass for privacy and observation control in healthcare


6/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

Xeleum’s MagFit is ideal LED tube retrofit solution


6/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

Video

How healthcare facilities respond to mass shootings


Facilities have emergency/disaster plans for preparing their emergency rooms and trauma centers for a sudden influx of patients

6/16/2016 3:00:00 PM

Rethinking women’s healthcare facilities


The differences between men and women go beyond reproductive roles

6/16/2016 2:00:00 PM

Construction in a working healthcare facility can be delicate


Issues include safety requirements, the phasing-in order and maintaining hospital operations

6/16/2016 12:00:00 PM

White paper

White paper on energy savings available


'Energy savings — Realistic Expectations' downloadable from Medical Construction & Design website

6/16/2016 11:00:00 AM

Improved scope cleaning with enhanced visual inspection


Advanced technology and intentional visual inspection practices can greatly improve hospitals' processing quality

6/16/2016 9:00:00 AM

Off-site patients stay connected with wearable devices


Wearable medical devices and other technology can help patients stay on track

6/16/2016 8:00:00 AM

New clinical outcome study shows 46% decrease in surgical site infection rates at Lowell General Hospital


6/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

New John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion delivers comprehensive care


6/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

Steelcase Health research reveals exam rooms not designed for the modern healthcare experience


6/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

AAMA conference keynote speaker advises on cybersecurity


6/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

Allante Touch by Morbern resists denim-dye transfer


6/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

New column

Q&A: Are eyewash stations needed in all janitor's closets?


Brad Keyes says it all depends on your organization conducting a risk assessment, which should determine if an eyewash station is necessary

6/15/2016 3:00:00 PM

New regulations create questions on patient rooms vs. 'sleeping rooms'


The 2012 edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code states that buildings must have an outside window or outside door in every sleeping room, and for any building constructed 60 days past the publication date, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/15/2016 2:00:00 PM

Toxic smoke protection for patients, staff urged


Toxic plumes in surgical smoke are a hazard to patients, surgeons, and nurses

6/15/2016 1:00:00 PM

Ontario healthcare facility making the hospital safer for psychiatric patients


Safe rooms will have smooth walls and heavy furniture to prevent self-harm

6/15/2016 12:00:00 PM

Va. hospital security guard will not be charged in patient shooting


Psychiatric ward in Centra Lynchburg General Hospital still closed

6/15/2016 11:00:00 AM

Keeping patients at home can cut errors


Mt. Sinai in New York began an experimental program to deliver hospital-level care at home

6/15/2016 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare facility workflow improved by Internet of Things


Analyzed data can boost quality and efficiency

6/15/2016 8:00:00 AM

Legrand underscores market drivers and gaps in the evolution of high performance buildings


6/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

Scripps Health opens John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion


6/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

Middle Atlantic Products expands backup power solutions with premium AV protection capabilities


6/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

Legrand adds new options and enhancements to Evolution Series floor boxes and poke-thru devices


6/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

SafeCrush - The pill crushing solution


6/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

Many hospitals are banning flowers, balloons and stuffed animals


Some gifts are no longer welcome in many hospitals working to reduce the risks of infection and allergic reactions

6/14/2016 3:00:00 PM

Video

Demolition begins at old Children’s Memorial Hospital


The old Children’s Memorial was closed in 2012 when the hospital moved to Streeterville and was renamed Lurie Children’s Hospital

6/14/2016 2:00:00 PM

Connecticut hospital uses a rooftop garden, local farming to boost patient satisfaction


New Milford Hospital champions food as preventive medicine

6/14/2016 12:00:00 PM

Retailer data could change the healthcare experience


With the integration of digital health platforms and a rapidly expanding footprint, the retail clinic is expected to play an increasingly prominent role in healthcare

6/14/2016 11:00:00 AM

Kaiser Permanente shifting foodservice focus to health and wellness


Sustainable purchasing practices, room service and sous vide preparation are part of the plan

6/14/2016 9:00:00 AM

Hospitals adopting a variety of shades of green


Greenhealth Exchange partnership will make it easier for healthcare organizations to buy green

6/14/2016 8:00:00 AM

GCX assists VCU Health with patient engagement cart to help tetraplegia patients regain independence


6/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Advancing healthy, sustainable, and delicious food at menus of change


6/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Austin pest control company earns national certification for environmental disinfection


6/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Southwire launches 2015 Sustainability Report


6/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Diversey Care social media campaign raises money for soap for hope initiative


6/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Ottawa hospital to install safety alarms after attack on nurse


Brockville Mental Health Centre is ordered to install electronic alarms, improve staff training and hire security guards

6/13/2016 3:00:00 PM

Healthcare foodservice game changers


The new normal is intense competition among healthcare providers

6/13/2016 2:00:00 PM

Are ICUs too loud?


The World Health Organization recommends hospitals keep the noise level in ICUs below 35 decibels on average

6/13/2016 12:00:00 PM

Preparing for an accreditation survey


Ways to reduce stress when the surveyor comes

6/13/2016 11:00:00 AM

Traditional exam rooms do not support modern healthcare


Exam rooms can disrupt partnership with patients

6/13/2016 9:00:00 AM

Case study

Eye care clinic's ultraviolet light systems prevent hospital acquired infections; promote IAQ


UV surface disinfection in St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute's surgery rooms and HVAC systems protect patients from infection during eye operations

6/13/2016 8:00:00 AM

GCX assists VCU Health with patient engagement cart to help tetraplegia patients regain independence


6/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite LED Square Canopy offers energy efficiency in compact design for parking garage installations


6/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

Academy for Healthcare Infrastructure calls for presenters at 2017 Forum


6/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

Tyco Security Products introduces RAID Storage System


6/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

Siemens’ Desigo mass notification system update features a more intuitive, adaptable interface


6/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

'Floating hospital' has been treating patients for 150 years


The New York facility is still operational, but no longer on the water

6/10/2016 3:00:00 PM

British Columbia to spend $40 million to build, update nursing homes


Vancouver Coastal Health announces 10-year plan to add more nursing home beds and upgrade older facilities

6/10/2016 2:00:00 PM

Investors attracted to healthcare building sector


Seattle's expanded and renovated First Hill Medical Pavilion sold for a record amount in early 2016

6/10/2016 12:00:00 PM

Memphis VA cited after body tissue found in drain


An engineer pipe-fitter was exposed to body tissue while unclogging a drain

6/10/2016 11:00:00 AM

Architectural decisions can impact dementia patients


Getting lost can be especially dangerous for people who live with advanced forms of dementia

6/10/2016 9:00:00 AM

Changes in healthcare include focus on prevention


Changes in the patient population have led to a more proactive approach and is creating a more prevention-focused healthcare system, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/10/2016 8:00:00 AM

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital hires new chief nurse executive


6/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

SelfEco introduces a smart alternative for eco-friendly party and catering ware


6/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Value Lighting partners with Price Development Group to provide lighting for multi-family housing projects


6/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Digital Signage Federation announces simplified membership fee structure


6/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Experts outline evidence-based practice competencies for healthcare facilities


6/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Eleven at Pasadena hospital may have died from a superbug outbreak


Outbreak at Huntington Memorial Hospital linked to inadequate sterilization of a medical scope

6/9/2016 3:00:00 PM

Children’s healthcare facilities working to ensure a good night’s sleep


Some are enforcing quiet hours after dark and bringing in tools like white noise machines to promote a soothing environment

6/9/2016 2:00:00 PM

Blog

Healthy wireless signals in hospitals


Many leading hospitals are already embracing wireless technology as a means of enhancing both patient care and productivity

6/9/2016 12:00:00 PM

ICU noise levels can exceed standards


A new study shows that noise in the intensive care unit can go well above recommended levels

6/9/2016 11:00:00 AM

Protect networked IP cameras from cyberattacks


Poorly configured devices can offer an opportunity to gain entry into the network

6/9/2016 9:00:00 AM

Nominees announced for 'Most Beautiful Hospital'


Voting opens for eighth annual 'Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S.' contest

6/9/2016 8:00:00 AM

Columbia Lighting introduces LTRX Ambient/Exam enclosed Luminaire


6/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

UTSC's newest building meets aesthetic, performance, sustainability goals with ROCKFON ceiling systems


6/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

EZ-Ject dye injection kits find leaks in all systems while saving time and money


6/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

HydraMaster restoration products introduces the AirMax Radial Airmover


6/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

Academy for Healthcare Infrastructure calls for presenters at 2017 forum


6/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

Weighing the risks of OR surveillance


Secret videotaping of operations to catch a drug thief at a San Diego hospital has led to allegations of patient privacy breaches

6/8/2016 3:00:00 PM

A toxin-free healthcare facility for the future


Hospitals are beginning to evaluate products' potential health risks

6/8/2016 2:00:00 PM

Calif. rehab hospital adds medical-surgical unit


Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare in Pomona adds 38,220-square-foot expansion

6/8/2016 12:00:00 PM

Water restrictions, testing for legionella continue at N.Y. healthcare facility


Engineered filters on all shower heads, bottled water and bagged ice are being used

6/8/2016 9:00:00 AM

Tornado-ready-hospital project recognized


Mercy Hospital Joplin is honored by Kansas City Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America

6/8/2016 8:00:00 AM

Increasing productivity — introducing the Hilti 18 V battery packs and multi-bay charger


6/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

Eaton delivers enhanced efficiency for emergency and auxiliary lighting applications with New 93PM UL 924 UPS models


6/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

Fans boost airflow in ductwork to overcome hard to heat or cool rooms


6/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

Air conditioning and your health


6/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

Study reveals UK universities could save 10% on essential repairs and maintenance costs


6/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

Video

New superbug reaches the U.S.


CDC officials are working with health authorities to identify how the patient may have contracted the bacteria, including reviewing recent hospitalizations and other healthcare exposures

6/7/2016 3:00:00 PM

Developing a floor-cleaning program for healthcare facilities


Key steps combine to make the process more efficient and extend the life of the floor

6/7/2016 2:00:00 PM

Sustainability in stand-alone healthcare buildings


Stand-alone medical buildings and specialized treatment facilities are engineering challenges

6/7/2016 12:00:00 PM

Baton Rouge Health District designed for community wellness


The district was designed to foster collaboration among healthcare, research and academic partners, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/7/2016 11:00:00 AM

Healthcare focusing on millennials


Industry shifting to keep up with this new generation

6/7/2016 9:00:00 AM

Case study

Hospital HVAC retrofit uses external facade return air ducts


Outdoor acoustic panel HVAC ducts look architectural, but are actually seven-story exhaust air riser ducts supplying three ERVs

6/7/2016 8:00:00 AM

Medical Director of Datta Endoscopic Back Surgery and Pain Center receives honor for fourth consecutive year


6/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Total Acoustics ceiling panels from Armstrong play leading role in office spaces TV show


6/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite partners with Department of Energy in Zero Energy Ready Home program


6/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

451 research provides thoughtful analysis on new strategic direction of RF Code


6/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Emium Lighting adds LED linear high bays to its portfolio


6/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Electrical, power, lighting in stand-alone healthcare buildings


Stand-alone medical buildings and specialized treatment facilities are engineering challenges

6/6/2016 3:00:00 PM

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Analytics alone don’t save money


Meaningful bottom-line results come from the implementation of recommendations identified by evaluating analytics. The change is a result of people and processes.

6/6/2016 2:00:00 PM

Design strategies for med/surg rooms


The Center for Health Design looked at med/surg rooms and found 19 evidence-based features to consider incorporating, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/6/2016 12:00:00 PM

Hospitals with the quietest patient rooms


Data tracks HCAHPS surveys from July 2014 through June 2015

6/6/2016 11:00:00 AM

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Healthy energy: Creating outage-resilient hospital facilities


An important step in increasing the resiliency of a healthcare facility is to connect its behind-the-meter energy assets, in order to monitor them around the clock and ensure they will perform as required in an outage

6/6/2016 9:00:00 AM

Hand-hygiene improvement urged for outpatient clinic


Study suggests improvements for infection-prevention practices

6/6/2016 8:00:00 AM

New study shows modern working patterns are increasing lift waiting times and carbon emissions


6/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

MorrisSwitzer, Ascension Group, and daSilva merge to create new design firm exclusively focused on healthcare


6/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

Sunburst Chemicals offers complete commercial hand washing solutions


6/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

Cintas highlights common summer smells and prevention tips for facilities


6/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

Nurses can build better community health strategies with newly updated how-to guide


6/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

What's a healthcare facility's liability when a patient falls?


Strict policies can help reduce the risk of patient slips, trips and falls

6/3/2016 3:00:00 PM

Twenty-five healthcare facilities honored for environmental excellence


Hospitals are leading the industry with innovation in sustainability

6/3/2016 2:00:00 PM

Study looks at impact of sink location on hand-hygiene compliance


Study examines behavior after care of patients with Clostridium difficile infection

6/3/2016 12:00:00 PM

Designing family space in the ICU


Westchester Medical Center expanded its ICU lounge by relocating support spaces and rerouting clinical traffic, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/3/2016 11:00:00 AM

Sound study helps hospital reduce noise


Emergency department is redesigned to cut noise, improve privacy

6/3/2016 9:00:00 AM

Using video monitoring to reduce patient falls


For a growing number of healthcare facilities, the right-size solution is a combination of technology and caregiver involvement

6/3/2016 8:00:00 AM

Improving healthcare worker skin health is the focus of the 2016 GOJO Symposium


6/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

HOMAX brand launches two ceiling textures for repairing orange peel and knockdown surfaces


6/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

BNBuilders begins construction on OB remodel at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla


6/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

NEMA welcomes CoStar Group decision to publicize building energy use


6/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

OnePlus Corp. acquires SmartBin


6/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

Decaying Long Island VA healthcare facility closes operating rooms


ORs shut down after sand-size black particles fell from air ducts

6/2/2016 3:00:00 PM

California hospital pharmacy called infection risk


More than 7,300 patients at a San Diego-area hospital may have been exposed to infection from contaminated medications

6/2/2016 2:00:00 PM

San Francisco in healthcare construction boom


City hospitals expanding as facilities close elsewhere

6/2/2016 12:00:00 PM

UPMC settles with family of transplant patient in mold case


The family of a 47-year-old Erie woman who died during the mold crisis has settled a lawsuit

6/2/2016 11:00:00 AM

UF Health retrocommission, automation cut energy costs


Performance data helps healthcare facility save millions

6/2/2016 9:00:00 AM

White paper

White paper addresses healthcare facility cost-shifting


Three factors are impacting current state of healthcare services delivery

6/2/2016 8:00:00 AM

CP-6002 industrial compactor from SP Industries: Heavy duty, stationary compactor for wide range of applications


6/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

Rockwell’s Sonicrafter F80 features newest multi-tool innovation: Dual oscillating angles


6/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

Exact-fit replacement design of new Champion packaged heat pump reduces installation time and incorporates smart controls


6/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

KMC Controls announces release of dual ethernet port Conquest controllers


6/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

Xenex germ-zapping robot kills CRE; Robot destroys nightmare bacteria like CRE, ebola & C.Diff before they make people sick


6/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

Violent crime in hospitals dropped in 2015


But research from the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety says assaults are up

6/1/2016 3:00:00 PM

Oregon healthcare facility evolves to aid transgender patients


Oregon Health & Science University leaders are working to transform a system with 15,000 employees and nearly a million annual patient visits

6/1/2016 2:00:00 PM

Kaiser Permanente opens community health hub in California


System's new clinic is first of planned healthcare facilities to offer care and wellness education

6/1/2016 1:00:00 PM

Boston hospital retooling cafeteria to stress wellness


Brigham and Women’s Hospital is renovating the cafeteria to include access to nature and daylight and deliver healthier food choices, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/1/2016 12:00:00 PM

UV light kills CRE in 15 minutes


Study looks at efficacy of using ultraviolet light on high-touch surfaces

6/1/2016 11:00:00 AM

Filter removes viruses from water


A paper sheet made by scientists at Uppsala University can remove resistant viruses

6/1/2016 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare groups launch 'green' purchasing co-op


Four health systems have partnered with two environmental organizations to compete with group purchasing organizations

6/1/2016 8:00:00 AM

Luxaire expands its Eclipse rooftop replacement solution with a new packaged heat pump that features advanced control technology


6/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite launches DiscMAX LED Post Top Luminaire as specification-grade lighting for parking and outdoor areas


6/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Trevian creates local increase in value for retail properties with significant lease agreements


6/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Southeastern U.S. communities embrace collaboration to save energy


6/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Sto Corp. introduces the next generation of StoCoat Lotusan


6/1/2016 12:00:00 AM



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