Rise of Delta Variant Puts Facilities on Notice

More-harmful coronavirus variant probably will become dominant U.S. strain in the coming months, Walensky says

6/23/2021


Wanted: A 21st Century IAQ Strategy

Managers need to consider holistic integrated IAQ solution that uses complementary technologies

6/23/2021


UC Irvine Gets OK for $1 Billion Hospital Campus

Campus will house 144-bed acute care facility, ambulatory care center and cancer center

6/23/2021



UC-Davis Construction Addresses Seismic Demands

Square footage of new hospital will be nearly double to accomodate more private rooms

6/22/2021


OSHA Cites Medical Facilities Owner Over COVID-19

Owner accused of failing to protect workers from exposure to virus and implement proper safety measures

6/22/2021


Nationwide Children’s To Spend $3.3 Billion on Construction, Expansion

Spending will come over next five years to build 12-story inpatient tower, three other facilities

6/22/2021



Stabbing of Physician Leads to Lawsuit

Doctor’s lawyers say no one on staff alerted hospital security or seemed to know how to respond to incident

6/21/2021


Hospital's Renovation, Expansion Focus on Patients and Families

New facility will feature behavioral health design

6/21/2021


Case Study: Revamped Hospital Meets Space Needs

Solution involved relocating and enlarging main entrance, reconfiguring hospital’s interior and adding a parking garage

6/21/2021



Twice as Nice: Hospital To Double Bed Count

Expansion will add 200,000 square feet, more than double number of beds, and renovate and expand surgical and other facilities

6/18/2021


Rethinking Emergency Preparedness in Assisted Living

Research findings underscore importance of understanding ‘unique challenges’ communities face

6/18/2021


Ronald McDonald House in Hotel Links to Hospital

First-ever Ronald McDonald House designed and built for hotel has opened

6/18/2021



Health-Housing Project Targets Community Needs

3.7-acre complex is designed to increase access to healthcare and affordable housing for area’s most vulnerable

6/17/2021


Seismic Shift: System Opts To Build New, Not Retrofit

Retrofitting existing facility would cost about as much as building new hospital

6/17/2021


COVID-19 Influences Hospitals’ Upgrades

Lessons learned during pandemic applied to building overhauls, including need for patient privacy and expanded digital capabilities

6/17/2021




Groups To Foster Sustainability in Safety-Net Hospitals

Topics to include strategic energy management planning, new technologies and innovative funding mechanisms

6/16/2021


New Hospital’s Design Process Embraces Real Life

Architects, nurses and physicians collaborate to refine design of critical rooms at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

6/16/2021


Prevent Infections Rather Than Have To Cure Them

Hospitals need to give greater attention and budget to preventing healthcare acquired infections

6/15/2021


Hospital’s Construction Delayed Over COVID-19

Plans for new $240 million facility have been delayed again

6/15/2021


HEPA Purifiers Can Reduce Airborne COVID-19: Researcher

Air purifiers could benefit hospitals where aerosol-generating procedures occur

6/15/2021



3 Ways Soft Surfaces Prevent Infection

How to reduce hospital acquired infections from soft surfaces

6/14/2021


Which State Just Opened Its First New Hospital in 30 Years?

$543 million hospital has been more than a decade in planning

6/14/2021


New OSHA Standard Targets COVID-19 in Healthcare

ETS requires employers to help protect workers where suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients are treated

6/14/2021



Stabbing of Physician Leads to Lawsuit

Doctor’s lawyers say no one on staff alerted hospital security or seemed to know how to respond to incident

6/21/2021


Hospital's Renovation, Expansion Focus on Patients and Families

New facility will feature behavioral health design

6/21/2021


Case Study: Revamped Hospital Meets Space Needs

Solution involved relocating and enlarging main entrance, reconfiguring hospital’s interior and adding a parking garage

6/21/2021



Twice as Nice: Hospital To Double Bed Count

Expansion will add 200,000 square feet, more than double number of beds, and renovate and expand surgical and other facilities

6/18/2021


Rethinking Emergency Preparedness in Assisted Living

Research findings underscore importance of understanding ‘unique challenges’ communities face

6/18/2021


Ronald McDonald House in Hotel Links to Hospital

First-ever Ronald McDonald House designed and built for hotel has opened

6/18/2021



Health-Housing Project Targets Community Needs

3.7-acre complex is designed to increase access to healthcare and affordable housing for area’s most vulnerable

6/17/2021


Seismic Shift: System Opts To Build New, Not Retrofit

Retrofitting existing facility would cost about as much as building new hospital

6/17/2021


COVID-19 Influences Hospitals’ Upgrades

Lessons learned during pandemic applied to building overhauls, including need for patient privacy and expanded digital capabilities

6/17/2021




Groups To Foster Sustainability in Safety-Net Hospitals

Topics to include strategic energy management planning, new technologies and innovative funding mechanisms

6/16/2021


New Hospital’s Design Process Embraces Real Life

Architects, nurses and physicians collaborate to refine design of critical rooms at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

6/16/2021


Prevent Infections Rather Than Have To Cure Them

Hospitals need to give greater attention and budget to preventing healthcare acquired infections

6/15/2021


Hospital’s Construction Delayed Over COVID-19

Plans for new $240 million facility have been delayed again

6/15/2021


HEPA Purifiers Can Reduce Airborne COVID-19: Researcher

Air purifiers could benefit hospitals where aerosol-generating procedures occur

6/15/2021



3 Ways Soft Surfaces Prevent Infection

How to reduce hospital acquired infections from soft surfaces

6/14/2021


Which State Just Opened Its First New Hospital in 30 Years?

$543 million hospital has been more than a decade in planning

6/14/2021


New OSHA Standard Targets COVID-19 in Healthcare

ETS requires employers to help protect workers where suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients are treated

6/14/2021



Hospital Upgrades Reflect Impact of COVID-19

Facility to offer more single-occupancy rooms to decrease potential for spread of disease

6/11/2021


Training for Savings: Technicians as Energy Troubleshooters

HVAC mechanics familiar with troubleshooting faulty equipment were taught how to spot energy inefficiencies in system operations

6/11/2021


Hospital Pays Ransom Over Cyber Attack

Incident affected the protected health information of nearly 57,400 individuals

6/11/2021



Who's Responsible? Reducing Soft-Surface Contamination

Involving the right people can prevent the spread of infections in healthcare facilities

6/10/2021


Looking for Trouble: Tabletop Emergency Exercises

One alternative to full-scale emergency drills and exercises is tabletop exercises

6/10/2021


EVS in Spotlight of Facility Health and Safety

Managers need to consider measures to improve infection prevention

6/10/2021




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