Hospitals Fined $184K Over Worker Infections

Two hospitals fined for failing to report when employees were infected with COVID-19

1/15/2021


New COVID-19 Challenge: Minimizing PPE Waste

Managers seek to reduce the quantity of isolation gowns, gloves and masks discarded after use

1/15/2021


Healthcare Facilities Addressing Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is about four times more prevalent in healthcare than in other industries

1/15/2021


Telehealth Grows Amid Pandemic and Is Likely To Stay

Virtual visits must focus on patient experience to be a viable option

1/15/2021


Food Programs Adapt in the COVID-19 Era

Service had to continue where many traditional models no longer were feasible

1/15/2021


Rethinking Facility Airflow To Control COVID-19

Facilities can use altered airflows to increase air exchanges and optimize fresh outdoor air

1/14/2021


Controlling COVID-19 on Construction Sites Proves Challenging

One-half of the respondents indicated training is “often” or “always” required by project owners

1/14/2021


Flexible Food Program Responds to Pandemic

Programs had to rethink and revamp operations while still ensuring the health of patients

1/14/2021


Ohio Healthcare System Plans Expansion

$156 million, 60-bed hospital and medical office complex could create up to 275 jobs

1/14/2021


CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Improves Hospital Response

Rule mandates emergency planning and support with an emphasis on communication

1/14/2021


Four Most Frequent COVID-related OSHA Citations

By knowing the common citations, employers can better ensure they are protecting their workers

1/13/2021


Ransomware Attacks on Healthcare Skyrocket

Attacks against healthcare organizations have jumped about 45 percent since early November

1/13/2021


COVID-19 and Design for Mental Health Facilities

Demand for healthcare facilities that offer mental and behavioral health services is increasing

1/13/2021


COVID-19 Is Remaking Healthcare Construction

ASHE resources address key considerations for keeping construction site safe

1/13/2021


OSHA Offers Tips on Safety with Dry Ice

Super-cold blocks of carbon dioxide keep temperamental vaccines at the right temperature

1/13/2021


Pandemic To Impact Senior-Living Facilities Through 2022

Within the senior living industry, continuing care retirement communities were hit the hardest

1/12/2021


Report Faults Security Efforts for Patient Information

Only 6 percent of audited organizations adequately fulfilled requirements for reducing risks and vulnerabilities

1/12/2021


Freezer Malfunction Forces Emergency Use of Vaccine

Sensor that monitors freezer didn’t work and didn’t notify hospital personnel of problem

1/12/2021


Ransomware Attacks Continue to Plague Healthcare

Facilities are implementing measures designed to keep critical data safe and secure

1/12/2021


Cyberattack Tactics Included Guessing Passwords

Perpetrators of the attack used common hacker techniques to get passwords

1/12/2021




COVID-19 Continues Pressure on Hospital ICUs

Study finds 90 percent increase in hospitals reaching ICU capacity

1/11/2021


Seven Legal Considerations for Constructing Healthcare Facilities

The pandemic is altering the approach to facility design and construction

1/11/2021


Healthcare Facilities Eye Blockchain To Address Challenges

Blockchain can do many things, from providing secure encryption of patient information to handling epidemics

1/11/2021


California Project Addresses Research, Capacity and Earthquakes

The project aims to address a severe bed shortage and create a more modern, seismically sound hospital

1/11/2021


ASHE Offers Guidance on Additional COVID-19 Space

Existing hospital beds cannot accommodate the millions of patients who will require medical care

1/11/2021



Scrutiny Grows on Air Filtration’s Role in Controlling COVID-19

An enhanced HVAC system design will minimize the recirculation of contaminated air in air distribution systems

1/8/2021


Massive Construction Project Opens in New York

The cost of the project originally had been estimated at $545 million

1/8/2021


Design of Mental Health Facilities Back in Spotlight

New research into the effects of the design is spurring the development of facilities that feel more residential

1/8/2021


How COVID-19 Is Affecting Healthcare Design

The impact on designing healthcare spaces and workplaces is already being felt

1/8/2021


Lexington Sees Wave of Healthcare Construction Amid Pandemic

A new project is one of several areas hospitals and medical groups that have renovated or expanded buildings recently

1/8/2021


Hospital Must Release Records on Mold Outbreaks

The hospital has seen a host of mold outbreaks since 2005, when it discovered Aspergillus mold in an operating room

1/7/2021


Closed Hospital Reopens Amid COVID-19 Surge

Historic Community Hospital Long Beach has begun receiving transfer patients

1/7/2021


COVID-19 Spotlight Falls on HVAC Systems

One mitigation strategy involves ensuring adequate ventilation in indoor spaces

1/7/2021


Assessing COVID-19’s Impact on Hospital Design

The pandemic has accelerated some trends, such as the one to a hospital without walls

1/7/2021


Designing Hospitals That Foster Healthier Minds

The hospital has seen a host of mold outbreaks since 2005, when it discovered Aspergillus mold in an operating room

1/7/2021


VA’s Struggle with PPE One of Many Issues

VA had no reliable tracking system for what hospitals have, what they need or what was expired

1/6/2021


COVID-19 Highlights Issue of Superbugs in Hospitals

Every year, hundreds of millions of people admitted to hospitals end up with dangerous infections

1/6/2021


Hospital Targets Healthier Foods for Staff, Patients

Meal prep service helps people enjoy a stress-free, healthy meal at their convenience

1/6/2021


COVID-19: The Impact on Hospital Design

The new normal includes being able to modify existing facilities to quickly create isolation zones

1/6/2021


COVID-19 Relief Act Funds New VA Hospital

Plans call for two buildings to be renovated into a 58-bed medical-surgical hospital

1/6/2021


Hospitals Receive Ransomware Alert

The advisory finds that malicious cyber actors are increasingly targeting the healthcare sector

1/5/2021


Revisiting IT Issues as Vaccine Rollout Expands

The IT infrastructure in many hospitals and healthcare facilities might not be up to the task of a successful vaccination program

1/5/2021


Healthcare IT Responds to Battle Pandemic

Adoption skyrocketed as hospitals, health systems and facility managers increasingly relied on digital health technologies

1/5/2021


COVID-19 Reemphasizes Role of Housekeeping

Hospitals seeking to control the coronavirus and other infections need to remain vigilant in their sanitizing efforts

1/5/2021


Asset Tracking: What Can RTLS Do for You?

Primarily used to track equipment and people, these systems are expanding into additional applications

1/5/2021


Nashville Explosion Hampers Hospital Operations

Blast affected connection points for regional internet services and local wireless, internet and video

1/4/2021


Clearing the Air: COVID-19 Strategy Must Address IAQ

Researchers stress that risk of infection is particularly high in hospitals and nursing homes

1/4/2021


Food Service Workers To Receive Early Vaccines

CDC recommendations for vaccination priorities acknowledge risks facing key employees in healthcare facilities

1/4/2021


California Opening Field Hospitals

The situation was particularly grim in Riverside County, which recently was at zero available ICU capacity

1/4/2021


CASE STUDY: UVA Hospital Expansion Emphasizes Well-being

The new space connects patients and staff to the calming effects of nature

1/4/2021



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