Trending News - June 2016

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


Health system is reinventing emergency care

Multi-specialty hubs fill a gap in the care continuum

6/30/2016


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


Hospitals focus is on patient satisfaction

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

6/30/2016


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


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


Q&A: Security cameras in stairwells

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

6/22/2016


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


State owes Illinois hospitals huge bill

Illinois budget crisis is tying up crucial reimbursements

6/22/2016


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


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


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


One-stop-shop healthcare facility planned in Ariz.

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

6/20/2016


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


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


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


Rethinking women’s healthcare facilities

The differences between men and women go beyond reproductive roles

6/16/2016


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


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


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

Psychiatric ward in Centra Lynchburg General Hospital still closed

6/15/2016


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


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


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


'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


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


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


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


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


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


Nominees announced for 'Most Beautiful Hospital'

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

6/9/2016


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


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


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


Twenty-five healthcare facilities honored for environmental excellence

Hospitals are leading the industry with innovation in sustainability

6/3/2016


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


Decaying Long Island VA healthcare facility closes operating rooms

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

6/2/2016


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


San Francisco in healthcare construction boom

City hospitals expanding as facilities close elsewhere

6/2/2016


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


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


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


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


Filter removes viruses from water

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

6/1/2016



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