Industry News - July 2015

Dallas hospital rehearses moving patients to new facility

Faux patients were moved across into the new Parkland Memorial Hospital

7/31/2015


Healthcare construction rebounding

The healthcare industry is shifting its spending focus from health information technology to construction

7/31/2015


UCLA will test new scope-cleaning machine

UCLA officials are planning to test a new scope-cleaning machine following a superbug outbreak involving three deaths

7/30/2015


New hospital construction projects increasing

Health systems investing in new facilities again after focusing on health information technology

7/29/2015


'Day hospitals' are increasing in popularity in S.A.

South Africa is opening more healthcare facilities that can offer accessible and affordable private healthcare

7/29/2015


3-D printed hospitals may be on the horizon

Medical 3-D printing expert says the technology's arrival is inevitable, but will come with challenges, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/28/2015


CVS clinic presence growing

It is now the country's biggest operator of health clinics

7/28/2015


OSHA investigating assault at Minnesota security hospital

Additional safeguards urged for facility

7/27/2015


Confetti for women's soccer parade included medical documents

Strips of confetti were found that made up entire prescriptions with patient names, doctor office address

7/27/2015


California health systems trying virtual office visits

Systems looking to offer convenient,lower-cost alternatives

7/27/2015


Fungal-infected bed linen at Hong Kong hospital linked to two patient deaths

Laundry services suspended during investigation of fungal outbreak

7/24/2015


New Texas clinics designed for seniors

Facilities have feature amenities designed for patients 65-and-older

7/24/2015


N.Y. healthcare facility parking garage collapses

A large chunk of concrete caved in on top of vehicles on the bottom level of the garage

7/23/2015


Training healthcare staff in a post-Ebola environment

Efforts are underway to re-train health workers and return them to the workforce

7/22/2015


Mobile healthcare facilities bring care to veterans

Mobile clinics help provide medical and wellness care to veterans in need

7/22/2015


Studies explore how UV disinfection affects C. diff

Ultraviolet light was linked to a reduction in intensive care unit-acquired Clostridium difficile infections

7/21/2015


CDC toolkit latest effort to prevent patient falls

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently launched STEADI - Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries

7/21/2015


Facility Guidelines Institute hosts guide for behavioral healthcare facilities

Updated edition now available on the FGI website

7/20/2015


L.A.'s 'Killer King' hospital gets image upgrade with renovation

The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital replaces the King/Drew Medical Center that closed eight years ago

7/20/2015


Nursing home improvements urged by HHS

Proposal would improve the care and safety of the nearly 1.5 million residents long-term care residents in U.S.

7/16/2015


Access to nature good for healthcare facility residents

A new study says older adults who with natural spaces have better feelings of renewal, restoration and spiritual connectedness

7/16/2015


Chicago rehab patient dies of legionella

Officials are working with health facilities the patient had visited to identify possible sources of exposure

7/15/2015


Leaks close Perth hospital operating rooms for a second time

Some areas of Fiona Stanley Hospital were closed and ambulances diverted after flooding

7/15/2015


Tennessee reviews certificate of need process

Reform efforts aims to increase competition and spending among health care organizations

7/14/2015


Fire at Michigan hospital starts during operation

The fire spread to a nearby curtain before it was extinguished

7/13/2015


Health facility managers survey stressed training

Health Facilities Management salary survey conducted with the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE)

7/10/2015


Study says copper destroys human norovirus quickly

Ten minutes' exposure was enough to kill the receptor-binding ability of human norovirus virus-like particles

7/8/2015


Healthcare design research needs replication

Healthcare designers needs opportunities to share findings and get a better handle on what we really do and don't know, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website

7/7/2015


California hospital accused of having maggots in cafeteria food and patient's nose

Accusations by Healthcare workers with SEIU-UHW allege the hospital is operating in unsafe and unsanitary conditions

7/1/2015


Fixtures shine germ-zapping light in hospitals

A Wisconsin company will soon begin marketing bacteria-killing light fixtures to fight hospital-acquired infections

7/1/2015



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