Industry News - August 2015

Boston children's hospital garden may be demolished

Supporters have asked Massachusetts Attorney to block the hospital from demolishing the garden to put up a new clinical building

8/28/2015


Pharmacy clinics' role in healthcare growing

Use of the retail clinics has been on an upswing for preventive services

8/28/2015


Report says HCAHPS surveys don't show the whole picture

Hospitals urged to start gathering a much greater depth of data to truly change the patient experience and impact business performance

8/26/2015


Illinois nursing home resident monitoring law OK'd

Residents of nursing homes and their families can put audio- or video-monitoring devices in residents' rooms

8/26/2015


Not lovin' it: Cleveland Clinic to boot McDonald's from food court

Clinic will discontinue a long-term lease that has allowed McDonald's to operate there for two decades

8/25/2015


U.K. hospital has motorized buggy to help patients and visitors

People with mobility problems can flag down the buggy to catch a lift through the atrium at Southmead Hospital Bristol

8/24/2015


The ups and downs of a new healthcare facility

A new hospital comes with its own set of challenges

8/24/2015


Survey shows healthcare facilities managers salaries rising

Compensation for environmental services managers showed a jump experts say could be tied to healthcare's increasing focus on infection control results

8/24/2015


Throwback photo: Fire forces hospital to move to riverboat

A river paddle steamer called Medoc had been transformed into a floating hospital

8/20/2015


Controlling noise, disruption in patient rooms

Hospitals are rethinking how they function at night so that more patients can sleep

8/20/2015


Startups bringing healthcare 'facilities' home

Companies building Uber-like models for medical care

8/19/2015


California approves security cameras in assisted living homes patient rooms

Facility owner has been longtime advocate of cameras

8/19/2015


Hong King bed linen probe finds multiple issues

Investigation of the fungal infection of public hospital bed linen has identified lapses in almost every stage of the laundry process

8/18/2015


Walk-in clinics forcing healthcare providers to rethink delivery

Consumers increasingly are looking for faster and more convenient options to get basic medical care

8/17/2015


'Retailization' changing medical office space

Healthcare industry changes are altering real estate needs

8/17/2015


Hospital cited for food hygiene and safety lapses

Private facility in Eastbourne, England, told to take 'urgent action' to fix violations

8/14/2015


Australian hospital admits mistakes made in rush to open

New facility hit with complaints about cleaning and catering, IT systems, staffing, cancelled operations and bed capacity

8/14/2015


Maryland hospital joins shift to outpatient care

Hospital plans to eliminate 106 inpatient beds and shutter many of the non-emergency inpatient services by 2018

8/13/2015


Yelp adding hospital and healthcare data to site

Survey information will include ER wait times and the quietness of patient rooms

8/12/2015


Florida hospital says flushed wipes lead to sewage leaks

Venice Regional Bayfront Health says wipes used for infection control were flushed down the toilet and led to broken pipe

8/12/2015


Coordinated efforts urged to prevent hospital-acquired infections

Communication between hospitals, long-term acute-care facilities and nursing homes could reduce the number of infections

8/12/2015


Design/patient care link to be explored

New grant initiative is calling for research projects that study the relationship between emergency department design and emergency care

8/12/2015


Downtown Detroit gets 'healthcare boutique' urgent care clinic

Henry Ford Health System site offers smartphone scheduling, virtual consultations, health concierges and wellness services including acupuncture

8/7/2015


Kansas City hospital expands focus to surrounding properties

St. Luke's is also a real estate developer

8/7/2015


Maryland hospital to be replaced with an outpatient facility

Dimensions Healthcare System will close Laurel Regional Hospital and replace it with a $24 million ambulatory care center

8/7/2015



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