Mold Case Against Seattle Hospital Advances

Public health documents relate to Aspergillus mold infections at Seattle Children’s hospital

5/7/2021


UT Health San Antonio Announces $430 Million Hospital

Eight-story, 144-bed hospital will offer specialty care in cancer, orthopedics and urology

5/7/2021


Average Ransomware Demand on Healthcare: $4.6 Million

Healthcare second only to education among industries most affected by tracked ransomware incidents

5/7/2021


Outpatient Centers Addressing Community Needs

Facilities integrated with hospitals in retail settings meet time and convenience factors for patient treatment

5/7/2021


Micro-Hospital Brings Needed Services to Area

12-bed facility will include emergency department and operating rooms

5/7/2021



New Tools Support Design for Behavioral Health

Resources connect built environment to better health outcomes and reduced cost of care

5/6/2021


Cyber Attack Hampers Scripps Health’s Operations

Weekend attack continues to plague San Diego-based healthcare system

5/6/2021


Capital Planning and the Role of Risk

Incorporating risk helps managers create a capital plan that allows for effective allocation of capital

5/6/2021


Case Study: Nature Inspires Healing from Outside In

Facility provides mental health services in underserved region of North Carolina

5/6/2021



4 Lighting Examples That Improve Visitor Experience

See how the Center for Health & Wellbeing uses lighting to create inviting and healthy spaces.

5/6/2021


How Safe Are U.S. Hospitals?

Grades focus on ability to protect patients from preventable errors, accidents, injuries and infections

5/5/2021


Group Opposes $2 Billion Hospital Expansion Plan

System seeks approval from state regulators to build three ambulatory care centers

5/5/2021


Stabbings Raise Security Alerts at Little Rock Hospitals

Four knife attacks caused local hospitals to double down on security

5/5/2021


Looking for Trouble: How To Plan for the Next Crisis

Preparing healthcare facilities for natural and manmade threats

5/5/2021


Rethinking Ergonomics for Food Service Workers

Specialists observed workers, noting how when and where they were lifting improperly, pulling, pushing and reaching

5/5/2021



4 MEP Design Considerations To Improve Patient Experience

Focusing on mechanical, electrical and plumbing features at cancer centers can make treatment sessions more comfortable for patients

5/4/2021


Field Hospitals: Lessons From the Pandemic

Planning team should be multidisciplinary, with physicians, nurses, facilities managers, and logistics and procurement specialists working together

5/4/2021


Infection Control During Renovation Projects

EVS managers can help improve existing design to incorporate new best practices for infection prevention

5/4/2021


Cyber Security Myths and Misconceptions

Healthcare IT managers are struggling with some massive cybersecurity blindspots and misconceptions

5/4/2021


Cleveland Clinic Restarts Hospital Project

Project was paused because of pandemic and need to preserve resources

5/4/2021



Flexibility Key for Future HVAC System Design

COVID-19 can spread via aerosol transmission, so controlling airflows is critical

5/3/2021


D.C.’s Largest Solar Array Debuts

Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus located on former Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus

5/3/2021


Case Study: Simulating Natural Light in Neonatal Wards

Lighting system helps premature children adapt to light

5/3/2021


VA Expands 5G Technology in Facilities

5G infrastructure to support connectivity between medical devices and greater use of virtual reality tools

5/3/2021


Surfaces, Sanitization and COVID-19: A Closer Look

Literature review focuses on ability of viruses to live on inanimate and inert objects

5/3/2021



Mayo Clinic Announces New Research Facility

Eleven-story facility initially announced in 2019 as four-story building

4/30/2021


ED Expansion Targets Patient Convenience, Safety

Project delivers better patient flow and experience by redesigning triage and fast-track areas

4/30/2021


COVID-19 Lesson: Adaptable Hospital Design

Designers working with facilities managers to create more adaptable spaces

4/30/2021


Campaign Seeks to Bolster Cyber Attack Defenses

FBI, CISA have issued several warnings about malicious actors exploiting software vulnerabilities

4/30/2021


Cyber Attack Disrupts Cancer Treatments

About 42 U.S. healthcare sites saw service disrupted as result of breach

4/30/2021



St. Jude’s Launches $11.5 Billion Expansion

Hospital plans to spend at least $1.9 billion on new construction and add 1,400 jobs

4/29/2021


4 Tips for Better Healthcare Security

In 2020, hospitals saw PPE and COVID-19 vaccines walk out the back door. A security assessment and a comprehensive security system can prevent a recurrence.

4/29/2021


City’s Hospitals Improve Parking Lot Lighting, Worker Safety

Investigation revealed hospitals nationwide fail to protect employees and visitors from violence

4/29/2021


South’s Winter Blizzards Yield Lessons for Improvement

One hospital’s preparation paid off, as no backup generators failed during storm

4/29/2021


Protecting Healthcare Workers Through Facility Design

Updated resource emphasizes combating violence in healthcare using the built environment

4/29/2021



Study Questions Rigid Use of Social Distancing

Variables among facilities suggest social distances might be pliable

4/28/2021


COVID-19 Presents Healthcare IT with Challenges

Pandemic reshaping healthcare IT in ways that affect leadership, employees and patients

4/28/2021


Hospital Thinks Fast on Construction Project

When new inpatient tower was near completion, the pandemic hit, prompting medical center to rethink project’s design

4/28/2021


Case Study: How To Safely Upgrade Fire Protection Systems

Temporary fire pump system keeps long-term care facility online

4/28/2021


Hospital Data Breach Affects 135,000

Former employee saved private data to personal folders and uploaded files to a public website

4/28/2021



Pandemic Delayed Most Hospital Construction Projects: Survey

76 percent of respondents delayed one or more construction projects due to COVID-19

4/27/2021


CyberSecurity Incident Response: Developing a Plan

Departments having trouble keeping pace with advances cybercriminals are making

4/27/2021


Is Dry Hydrogen Peroxide Effective in Hospitals?

New study looks at bacteria levels after cleaning with DHP

4/27/2021


Facility Design Beyond COVID-19

Most organizations are likely to convert temporary measures into permanent policies

4/27/2021


Penn Medicine Opens Sterilization Facility

Facility is nation’s largest instrument processing and surgical supply preparation operation

4/27/2021



Florida Healthcare System Prioritizes Energy Efficiency

Organization embarks on a multimillion-dollar project to better manage energy use

4/26/2021


Pandemic Prompts Reliance on VR in Construction

Experience had to be real enough that hospital staff could recommend changes just from seeing VR mock-ups

4/26/2021


Facilities Receive Healthgrades Recognition

Online resource connects patients to information about physicians and hospitals

4/26/2021


Building a Wall Against Cyber Attacks

Organizations should first address low-hanging fruit to protect this information

4/26/2021


Health System Undertakes $251 Million Expansion, Renovation

Project includes expansion of 30-year-old emergency department and construction of four-story building to add operating room capacity

4/26/2021




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