4 more Legionnaires' cases at Illinois senior facility

There are now 12 confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease have been reported at Batavia facility

9/20/2019


Ant infestation at Georgia veterans facility is being investigated

Lawmakers want to know why Veterans Affairs officials did not react more quickly

9/20/2019


80,000+ Kaiser workers may strike in October

Housekeepers are among the jobs affected by the picket lines

9/20/2019


Innovation, automation and a 21st Century end-user experience: Aligning expectations with reality

It is incumbent upon IT partners to narrow the gap that exists between reality and expectations

9/20/2019


Focusing on bond prevention is one sustainable snow strategy

Implementing best practices when using deicers can help keep surfaces clear

9/20/2019


Deadly fungus must spur big changes in infection control

Expert says the best way to prepare for Candida auris is to really examine the culture around infection control in the nursing home

9/20/2019







Nursing homes feeding Candida Auris

Cleaning up America's nursing homes should be a priority

9/19/2019


Seismic compliance: Is your hospital on track?

Scientists are urging the public to prepare for future events. Will healthcare leaders also take action and get serious about seismic compliance and preparedness?

9/19/2019


Hospital employee killed after Ohio man crashes truck into ER

The medical center was closed due to structural damage

9/19/2019


Healthcare delivered in a damaged hospital, field hospitals and pop-up clinics in the Bahamas

It was estimated that 90% of equipment and supplies – and all the hospital beds – in Rand Memorial Hospital on Grand Bahama Island were damaged

9/19/2019


California hospital disaster planning conference dealing with new normal

What were once rare or infrequent events have now become regular occurrences in California

9/19/2019


Cybersecurity still possible on a tight budget

A good information security plan can be affordable

9/19/2019







No injuries after tornado hits South Dakota hospital

Dozens of buildings were damaged or destroyed, trees torn up and power lines downed

9/18/2019


Healthcare provider waiting areas need to convey that visitors are entering a top-notch facility

Regardless of the size or type of facility, the patient experience typically begins in the waiting room

9/18/2019


N.J. hospital administrator charged with bringing gun onto grounds without permission

The incident occurred during an 18-month reform plan instituted after an outside consultant found widespread problems at New Jersey's psychiatric hospitals

9/18/2019


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Delayed egress locks

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for delayed egress locks

9/18/2019


Blockchain technology in healthcare market to hit $1.6 billion by 2025

Healthcare organizations continue to be the subject of attacks by hackers seeking access to patient data for resale on the black market

9/18/2019


Door selection can impact infection control

Touchless doors can help stop the spread of germs and bacteria

9/18/2019







When Dorian hit, Fla.’s generator requirements were not enforced

Following Hurricane Irma, Florida changed its regulations to require backup generators and enough fuel to maintain comfortable temperatures

9/17/2019


The critical condition of hospital power

Load bank testing for hospital generators is a crucial industry requirement.

9/17/2019


Overcrowding at Irish hospitals leading to co-ed wards

Patients also waiting on gurneys for the next empty bed

9/17/2019


Cladding to be removed at Oxford's Churchill and Children's hospitals

The wrong materials were used at the two healthcare facilities

9/17/2019


Strategies for water conservation

Water audits and leak-detection technology can help managers curtail facility water use

9/17/2019


What healthcare must understand about cybersecurity

Healthcare organizations continue to be the subject of attacks by hackers seeking access to patient data for resale on the black market

9/17/2019







Bahamas healthcare facilities struggle to deal with decomposing bodies after Dorian

Bahamas’ only functioning public hospital expects the death toll would be 'staggering,' and two refrigerated, 40-foot trucks would be needed

9/16/2019


FEMA urged to rebuild Puerto Rico hospital

The only hospital in Vieques has been closed since Hurricane Maria’s impact in September 2017

9/16/2019


Houston hospital declares 'internal disaster' after water main breaks

Declaring a systemwide internal disaster helped manage ambulance and patient volume

9/16/2019


Creating a successful healthcare facility management partnership

Misperceptions can hamper a partnership with an FM service provider

9/16/2019


Cancer patient forced to stop chemo early because of rare hospital infection

Three children had contracted infections while being treated for cancer at Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

9/16/2019


Electrostatic sprayers can help control infections, save time

Machines allow janitors to sanitize and disinfect high touchpoints every day

9/16/2019







Dog to join Washington hospital security staff

The canine officer was added to help deter violence

9/13/2019


Patient expectations are redefining facilities

U.S. patients have begun expecting more from their healthcare facilities

9/13/2019


Greener healthcare facilities could mean lower healthcare costs

Healthcare facilities can generate a massive amount of waste and energy use

9/13/2019


Acoustics: The hidden risk for mission critical data centers

Focusing on assessment, specification and implementation allows managers can streamline installation and enhance access control

9/13/2019


Key steps to boosting facility security

Focusing on assessment, specification and implementation allows managers can streamline installation and enhance access control

9/13/2019


Best practices for cleaning, disinfection

Cleaning, disinfecting critical to prevention of hospital-acquired infections

9/13/2019







When computers crashed, one Milwaukee hospital turned away ambulances

At least four patients, including one who was having a life-threatening heart attack, were turned away

9/12/2019


Hospital staffers move babies to safety in 'mini ICU on wheels' ahead of hurricane

Three teams of drivers, respiratory nurses and therapists from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta drove to a pair of hospitals in Savannah

9/12/2019


Long-term care residents moved to safer ground ahead of Dorian

More than 380 people were evacuated from North Carolina long-term care centers

9/12/2019


Tech and design trends are shaping healthcare facilities

Many are aimed at boosting patient satisfaction

9/12/2019


Hospital design allows connection while maintaining USP 800 compliance

Required air pressure demands can isolate staff, but Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare maintains connections with large windows coupled with an intercom system, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

9/12/2019


Cybersecurity is a top safety issue for healthcare facilities

Cybersecurity was listed behind severe weather and active shooter incidents

9/12/2019







Labor and delivery units are closing at Chicago-area hospitals

Hospital leaders said the facilities saw too few patients to continue operating an entire unit

9/11/2019


Ascension Wisconsin to build new health center in former car dealership

The first floor of the building will house a 16,500-square-foot small-scale hospital

9/11/2019


Arkansas healthcare project optimizes tech

360-degree cameras allowed the project managers to create high-resolution images of each room and area

9/11/2019


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Battery-charging room

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for battery-charging rooms

9/11/2019


Mayo Clinic Health Systems Austin temporarily offers valet parking

Construction at the hospital took away some handicap spots

9/11/2019


Report: Healthcare devices are becoming more vulnerable to cyberattack

Forty percent of the devices medical professional are using are IoT devices

9/11/2019







Four cases of Legionnaires’ confirmed at Illinois retirement facility

Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Batavia is being investigated

9/10/2019


Hospitals are being rebuilt for stronger storms

The resilience of hospitals is especially important for areas that only have one major medical center

9/10/2019


Family sues healthcare center after man dies during Hurricane Harvey

Suit alleges one of its properties was poorly prepared for the storm

9/10/2019


Stopping cold drafts in their tracks

Suit alleges one of its properties were poorly prepared for the storm

9/10/2019


Children's mental health facility designed for connecting with nature

The Reach Out Centre for Kids focuses on the link between natural development and the close relationships children share with the living, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

9/10/2019


Rural hospital staff had to go to Dollar General for supplies

Surgeries were allegedly delayed because of a lack of supplies

9/10/2019








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