November 2017 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



San Juan VA hospital sheltering veterans after hurricane


In many instances the VA has kept people after they were stabilized, because they had nowhere else to go

11/17/2017 3:00:00 PM

DC VA cancels surgeries over concerns about surgical equipment


The surgical devices were discolored and may have been subjected to an overabundance of cleaning solution

11/17/2017 2:00:00 PM

Nashville hospital to end inpatient care


Nashville General Hospital is the the city’s only safety net hospital

11/17/2017 12:00:00 PM

Reasons why telehealth is gaining momentum


New bills in Congress are helping the implementation of telehealth programs

11/17/2017 11:00:00 AM

Oregon hospital working to change perception of hospital food


About 80 percent of food served at St. Charles Prineville is for medical staff, friends and family of patients, and the general public

11/17/2017 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Disaster Resilience

Report explores emergency preparedness for healthcare facilities


White paper focuses on the role of facility management during emergency events and for CMS compliance

11/17/2017 8:00:00 AM

Ecore Launches #MakingPeoplesLivesBetter Contest at HCD 2017


11/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

CBRE Group, Inc. Acquires Heery International, Inc.


11/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

Legrand Outlines Essential Changes to Lighting Control in New Florida Building Code


11/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

Diversey Unveils New Branding as Independence Inspires Mission To Pioneer Future of Global Hygiene


11/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

Dominion Senior Living Celebrates Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting at New $8 Million Community in Richmond


11/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

VA too 'male-centric,' female vets tell N.J. legislators


Vets says hospital feels more like a strip club than a medical center

11/16/2017 3:00:00 PM

Neonatal intensive care units are being reborn


Neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are evolving from compact, multipatient-room environments to expansive, all-private-room settings, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

11/16/2017 2:00:00 PM

Bucks’ Health Clinic set to open in Milwaukee


The new facility is Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s first in the heart of Milwaukee

11/16/2017 12:00:00 PM

Healthcare redesigns focusing on tech


Patient-experience focus informing redesign strategies

11/16/2017 11:15:00 AM

Blog

Infographic: Healthcare facilities should use the cloud


Anything that can make a facility leaner, more efficient and more effective can make a huge difference

11/16/2017 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Security

Cybersecurity white paper available


In recent years, cyber threats have become increasingly sophisticated

11/16/2017 8:00:00 AM

U.S. Green Building Council Adopts Resilient Building and Design Standard ‘RELi’


11/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management Helps USGBC Meet Its Own Highest LEED Standards


11/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

A Guide to Navigating Industry UV Claims


11/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

ONVIF Hosts Annual 2017 Member Webinar


11/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

Johnson Controls Provides Safer and Smarter Living with DSC’s iotega


11/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Disaster Resilience

The deadline is today: Is your emergency communications plan ready?


The CMS rule is enforceable as of Nov. 15, 2017

11/15/2017 3:00:00 PM

Environmental sustainability called vital to better health and lower health costs


Reducing the carbon footprint and taking a lead on environmental sustainability can lead to major cost savings

11/15/2017 2:00:00 PM

Maine VA facility garden gives veterans fresh food


VA Maine Healthcare System has been providing fresh fruit and vegetables for veterans for five years

11/15/2017 12:00:00 PM

Focus: Disaster Resilience

Florida nursing home now in compliance with emergency generator directive


Facility had been called out for failing to submit plans to the Agency for Health Care Administration

11/15/2017 11:00:00 AM

Focus: Fire-Life Safety / Column

Life Safety Q&A: Time allowed for repairs


Brad Keyes discusses the time allowed for repairs

11/15/2017 10:00:00 AM

Focus: Facility Design

New Buffalo children's hospital had difficult birth


John R. Oishei Children's Hospital was met with fierce community opposition

11/15/2017 8:00:00 AM

Eaton’s Visual Capacity Optimization Manager Software Improves Reliability, Reduces Risk and Lowers Infrastructure Costs


11/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

The Joint Commission Reports Increased Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Adoption and Reporting from U.S. Hospitals


11/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

Perkins+Will Launches Revamped Material Transparency Website and ‘Precautionary List’ of Hazardous Building Materials


11/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

Medigate Announces $5.35M Seed Round to Protect Connected Medical Devices from Pandemic Cyberattacks Threatening Patient Safety and Privacy


11/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

Paralan Introduces the Teracom TCW220 Ethernet Data Logger for Remote Automation and Industrial Controls


11/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Disaster Resilience

Earthquake vulnerability leads to California hospital's imminent closure


Long Beach MemorialCare will close Community Hospital soon

11/14/2017 3:00:00 PM

Focus: Facility Design

Quebec hospital interior designed to humanize the environment


The design also focuses on wayfinding, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

11/14/2017 2:00:00 PM

Blog / Focus: Facility Design

Facilities can make important first impressions for dental/medical practices


Making a good first impression often starts with the look of a modern practice.

11/14/2017 12:00:00 PM

Va. health system works to improve cleaning protocol uniformity


Sentara Healthcare recently initiated a campaign to assess the practices used to clean patient rooms

11/14/2017 11:00:00 AM

Blog

Getting the “Full View”: Four critical building automation system considerations for healthcare executives


The building automation system (BAS) is the primary backbone for energy savings in a hospital

11/14/2017 9:00:00 AM

White paper on infrastructure best practices available


Paper offers advice for organizations that both own and operate their own data centers

11/14/2017 8:00:00 AM

CAPG Applauds CMS MA Alternative Payment Model Demonstration Project


11/14/2017 12:00:00 AM

Mason Tomaino Joins HydraMaster as Western Region Sales Manager


11/14/2017 12:00:00 AM

Best-performing Clinical Applications in the Interventional X-ray Market


11/14/2017 12:00:00 AM

BRAVO! Group Services Reinforces Mid-Atlantic Presence With New Regional Vice President


11/14/2017 12:00:00 AM

Sensata White Paper – How Integrated Thermal Protection Technology Can Prevent Solid State Relay Failure in Industrial Systems


11/14/2017 12:00:00 AM

Chicago hospital sues Leapfrog over ratings


Saint Anthony Hospital alleges agency knowingly used incorrect info to lower grade

11/13/2017 3:00:00 PM

Blog/Focus: Security

Healthcare security: A prescription for strengthening audit trails, streamlining credentials and improving patient experience


More facility administrators are sending staff to training classes to get up to speed on the latest guidelines

11/13/2017 2:00:00 PM

Focus: Disaster Resilience

Second baby born aboard navy hospital ship Comfort in Puerto Rico


On Nov. 3, the USNS Comfort welcomed Isaias Valerio-Fonseca aboard the ship

11/13/2017 12:00:00 PM

Blog

Staff training unravels healthcare reimbursement issues


More facility administrators are sending staff to training classes to get up to speed on the latest guidelines

11/13/2017 11:00:00 AM

Cybersecurity, digital failures called top hospital hazards


The ECRI Institute releases its list of top healthcare technology hazards for 2018

11/13/2017 9:00:00 AM

Va. health system works to improve cleaning protocol uniformity


Sentara used structured interviews to begin developing a consistent cleaning and disinfection protocol

11/13/2017 8:00:00 AM

New Mipolam Flooring Invigorates Original Design


11/13/2017 12:00:00 AM

DuPont Teijin Films Introduces Flame Retardant Polyester Film


11/13/2017 12:00:00 AM

New Mipolam Flooring Invigorates Original Design


11/13/2017 12:00:00 AM

CAPG Urges CMS to Adopt Successful Payment Models to Help Lower Costs and Improve Quality of Care for Patients


11/13/2017 12:00:00 AM

Perkins+Will Launches Revamped Material Transparency Website and ‘Precautionary List’ of Hazardous Building Materials


11/13/2017 12:00:00 AM

Airbnb-style stays proposed to ease NHS hospital 'bed-blocking'


Plan has been met with concerns and criticisms

11/10/2017 3:00:00 PM

Vanderbilt University Medical Center deploying germ-killing robots


The medical center’s first inpatient area to utilize the germ-killing robots will be its burn center

11/10/2017 2:00:00 PM

Blog/ Focus: Facility Design

Design guidelines for moisture control in hospitals


Hospitals and clinics require consistent climate control as well as specialized climate control in certain buildings

11/10/2017 12:00:00 PM

UPMC to invest $2 billion on three new specialty hospitals in Pittsburgh


The new hospitals will be built near existing UPMC hospital campuses

11/10/2017 11:00:00 AM

Is your healthcare facility ready for the CMS 2017 emergency preparedness deadline?


AlertMedia offers checklist for reviewing compliance

11/10/2017 9:00:00 AM

Blog/ Focus: Disaster Preparedness

New weather data technology can raise alarm ahead of extreme events


Advance location alerting helps leaders know when to trigger emergency response plans

11/10/2017 8:00:00 AM

Research links disinfectant to hospital staff health problems


Cleaning products containing a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, peracetic acid and acetic acid can trigger problems

11/9/2017 3:00:00 PM

Focus: Facility Design

Scripps Health planning updates for five hospital campuses


Project is the largest the health system has undertaken

11/9/2017 2:00:00 PM

Boston healthcare facility growing produce for patients


Boston Medical Center workers have started a garden on a hospital roof

11/9/2017 12:00:00 PM

Focus: Facility Design

Study suggests alternative placement for toilet room grab bars


When designing for accessibility, one of the first considerations that comes to mind is the grab bar, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

11/9/2017 11:00:00 AM

Transforming the digital experience in healthcare


Digital transformation might be more complex in healthcare than any other industry

11/9/2017 9:00:00 AM

Blog / Focus: Facility Design

The importance of exterior and interior design in a healthcare practice


Healthcare practices are getting smarter. Their designs are changing, and for the better.

11/9/2017 8:00:00 AM

Helping Reduce Risk of Drug Diversion with Narclock


11/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

Southland Industries Launches “The Big Room,” a Hub for AEC Industry Information


11/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric Introduces New CO2 Sensor for Intelligent Room Controllers


11/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

VITEC Promotes Mark D'Addio to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing


11/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

Johnson Controls Releases Kantech EntraPass 7.30 with support for ioSmart Readers and Cards


11/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

CMS emergency preparedness deadline is a week away


The implementation date for the Conditions of Participation (CoP) requirement is Nov. 15, 2017

11/8/2017 3:00:00 PM

Blog

The ABC of FHIR: Reinventing interoperability


FHIR is the latest standard to be developed under HL7 and is expected to contribute significantly to improving patient care, countering the barriers to interoperability, boosting information sharing, and unboxing innovation in healthcare

11/8/2017 2:00:00 PM

White paper on flooring performance available


Study at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children discusses floor performance

11/8/2017 12:00:00 PM

Focus: Security

Little-known IoT security issues shouldn't be ignored


Unfixable equipment, absent processes, platform questions and lifecycle management are just some of the challenges

11/8/2017 11:00:00 AM

Focus: Fire-Life Safety / Column

Life Safety Q&A: Battery-powered exit signs


Brad Keyes discusses battery-powered exit signs

11/8/2017 10:00:00 AM

Blog

Could technology have prevented Carolinas HealthCare System’s $6.5 million lawsuit?


Healthcare facilities are required to accurately represent the services they are providing to patients

11/8/2017 8:00:00 AM

Vantage Controls’ New Universal Dimming Station Simplifies Specification, Installation, and User Experience


11/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

Hometown Health Expands Health Insurance Offerings in Southern Nevada


11/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

The Joint Commission Issues Updated Emergency Management Requirements for Hospital, Ambulatory, Home Health and Hospice Settings


11/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

Eaton’s Visual Capacity Optimization Manager Software Improves Reliability, Reduces Risk and Lowers Infrastructure Costs


11/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

Device Solutions Inc Launches Next Generation Cellio LoRa Transceivers for Affordable, Reliable and Scalable Wireless Remote Monitoring


11/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

Houston hospital still closed after Harvey


HCA Healthcare reported $140 million in lost revenue in the third quarter from hurricanes Harvey and Irma

11/7/2017 3:00:00 PM

Hospitals urged to be ready for 5G connectivity


Policies must evolve to allow the tech to reach full potential

11/7/2017 2:00:00 PM

Former Toronto AIDs hospice, now HIV/AIDS hospital


Casey House, the world's only freestanding HIV/AIDS hospital, now has a new building of its own

11/7/2017 12:00:00 PM

Leapfrog releases fall 2017 hospital safety grades


Of the more than 2,600 hospitals graded, 832 earned an A

11/7/2017 11:00:00 AM

Blog

Comprehensive strategies to ensure infection control and cleanliness


As best practices for cleaning healthcare facilities continue to evolve, researchers are paying increased attention to the role that the environment plays in the development of HAIs

11/7/2017 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Security

Elderly couple dead after shooting at Ontario hospital


Two officers discharged their guns during the incident

11/7/2017 8:00:00 AM

General Pipe Cleaners launches new website at www.drainbrain.com


11/7/2017 12:00:00 AM

Medical Office Staff Lacking Advanced Skillsets Find Barriers to Employment


11/7/2017 12:00:00 AM

New Axiom Indirect Field Light Coves from Armstrong Ceilings Provide Flexibility in Design and Installation


11/7/2017 12:00:00 AM

CME, Capstone Partnership to Provide Equipment, Logistics to Hundreds of Healthcare Facilities


11/7/2017 12:00:00 AM

Chartwise Medical Systems Appoints Steven Mason to Role of President and COO


11/7/2017 12:00:00 AM

N.Y. hospital reviewing cause of water main break


A construction mishap broke an 8-inch water main and forced curtailment of some services

11/6/2017 3:00:00 PM

Curbing Clostridium difficile with patient hand hygiene


A new study has found that increasing the patient’s involvement in hand hygiene can positively impact whether they contract the infection

11/6/2017 2:00:00 PM

Blog

The importance of project governance & tactful decision-making


There is no magic formula for the governance structure; the important thing is that the PLT is empowered to make tactical project decisions in a quick and flexible way and is held accountable for the success of the project

11/6/2017 12:00:00 PM

Focus: Facility Design

Critical building automation system considerations


The building automation system (BAS) is the primary backbone for energy savings in a hospital

11/6/2017 11:00:00 AM

Using light to disinfect mobile devices


A researcher at the University at Buffalo is using existing technology to create a device that uses light to kill germs on mobile devices

11/6/2017 9:00:00 AM

Role of contaminated handheld electronic devices in infection transmission


One category of handheld devices exponentially increasing and predicted to continue increasing in healthcare, is mobile electronics

11/6/2017 8:00:00 AM

Hamilton to Lead Healthcare Practice for WSP in Arlington, VA


11/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

GI Plastek Expands In-House EMI and RFI Shielding Capabilities


11/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

AOTA Commends Congressional Committee Efforts to Repeal Medicare Therapy Cap


11/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

Focal Point and Curbell Medical Products Partner to Provide Crucial Patient Control


11/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

New Buy Online Option Introduced for Sherwin-Williams Pro Customers


11/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Security

Texas arson suspect tries to escape through hospital ceiling


Staff could see the ceiling sink under man's weight as he crawled around

11/3/2017 3:00:00 PM

Focus: Disaster Resilience

Healthcare facilities are part of the future of sustainable infrastructure


Communities need sustainable infrastructure that offers solutions that can keep up with contemporary climate challenges

11/3/2017 2:00:00 PM

Document storage systems: The role they could play in healthcare


Document storage systems offer a method for continuing the healthcare provider efficiency gained during the years of the Affordable Care Act

11/3/2017 12:00:00 PM

Pediatricians urge patients to bring their own toys


Suggestion linked to controlling spread of germs in waiting rooms and exam rooms

11/3/2017 11:00:00 AM

Infographic

Elements of a successful RCM process


The revenue cycle management (RCM) process is one of the most important parts of a functional and efficient healthcare facility

11/3/2017 9:00:00 AM

Mayo Clinic cashiers vote to join union


The 26 cashiers voted to join SEIU Healthcare Minnesota

11/3/2017 8:00:00 AM

Truffle Capital Congratulates VEXIM on its Acquisition by Stryker Corporation


11/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

Nora Lighting Expands MLS Led Series: New Trimless Pull-Down Adjustable Model


11/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

EIR Healthcare Brings on Modular Construction Expert To Help Bring the 'Hospital of the Future' To Life


11/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

LegrandHelps Businesses and Homeowners Save Energy and Money When Daylight Savings Ends


11/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

Digital Signage Expo 2018 Opens Conference Registration


11/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Disaster Resilience

Los Angeles hospital to close, cites costs of retrofitting


California law requires medical facilities in the state to meet certain seismic standards by Jan. 1, 2030

11/2/2017 3:00:00 PM

Band aid found in au jus at Colorado hospital cafeteria


UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center officials said steps have been taken to ensure it does not happen again

11/2/2017 2:00:00 PM

Dublin hospital ordered to install sprinkler system


The National Children’s Hospital has been ordered to install sprinklers across all floors of the hospital following an appeal to An Bord Pleanála

11/2/2017 12:00:00 PM

Focus: Disaster Resilience

What to know about the CMS emergency preparedness rule's communication plan requirement


The deadline for compliance is November 15, 2017

11/2/2017 11:00:00 AM

Strategies for whole-room disinfection


Efficiency is important with limited time and resources

11/2/2017 9:00:00 AM

Hygiene, isolation protocols urged in pediatric office


Researchers recommend against having stuffed animals in the common areas as they are difficult to clean

11/2/2017 8:00:00 AM

Johnson Controls expands Illustra Flex camera line with 3MP Compact Mini-Dome


11/2/2017 12:00:00 AM

Construction Begins on New Hospital in Central Nebraska


11/2/2017 12:00:00 AM

Bradley J. Bushman Named President of HLAC Board of Directors


11/2/2017 12:00:00 AM

Crest Healthcare Supply Announces Expanded Agreement with Intalere


11/2/2017 12:00:00 AM

Progress in Using Big Data Technology to Achieve Better Outcomes for Patients with Blood Cancers


11/2/2017 12:00:00 AM

Mississippi hospital, nursing homes use emergency plans to respond to water alert


The hospital emergency department is working with health officials to watch for any signs of a disease outbreak

11/1/2017 3:00:00 PM

Focus: Disaster Resilience

Florida cities want assisted-living centers to have backup power during outages


Push comes after a nursing home in Hollywood overheated, leading to 14 deaths

11/1/2017 2:00:00 PM

Focus: Fire-Life Safety / Column

How healthcare facilities can adjust to NFPA 70E 2018 revisions


Electrical equipment supplying power to medical facilities carries dangerous threats that may lead to serious injury or death

11/1/2017 12:00:00 PM

Focus: Security

Evidence-based design solutions can be applied within the correctional health environment


It’s important that treatment spaces in prisons and jails be designed for effective care delivery while meeting the safety and security needs, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

11/1/2017 11:00:00 AM

Focus: Fire-Life Safety / Column

Life Safety Q&A: Cords on nurse call stations


Brad Keyes discusses cords on nurse call stations

11/1/2017 10:00:00 AM

Virginia healthcare facility installing solar panels


Carilion's New River Valley Medical Center is getting around 4,000 solar panels

11/1/2017 8:00:00 AM

The Sanders Trust Obtains Two Properties, Totaling $20.4 Million


11/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

New RFID Access Controller from Southco Simplifies Electronic Access Control


11/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

WEDI Announces Agenda for WEDI-Con 2017 to Focus on Future of Health IT


11/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

Yamaha UC Now Shipping YVC-1000MS Unified Communications Speakerphone Worldwide


11/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

MYNDVR Provides Happiness and Wellness to Seniors


11/1/2017 12:00:00 AM



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