Hospitals prepare to be earthquake-ready

After the Nov. 30 quake in Southcentral Alaska, hospital uses lessons learned for next potential disaster

12/10/2019


Ransomware attack freezes health records access at 110 nursing homes

Some facilities were unable to get drug information updated, others faced billing issues

12/10/2019



CDC issues new warning about superbugs

'Everyone is at risk' for antibiotic-resistant infections

12/10/2019


N.Z. hospital asked to end coal use for energy, heating

Doctor cites health and environmental concerns

12/10/2019


Tips for selecting LEDs

LEDs are an easy win for energy savings. But make sure you select the right type for your space. Here's what you need to know.

12/10/2019


Hospital designs suite to calm patients undergoing MRI

The new wide-bore MRI at the OSF Centers for Health in Peoria, Ill., features a four-inch-larger tube

12/10/2019







Man shouting ‘chemical warfare’ in Conn. ER prompts hazmat response

None of the 35 people evacuated was injured, but three were isolated

12/9/2019


MRSA can linger on surfaces for months

Good hygiene can help prevent the bacteria from spreading

12/9/2019


Seattle Children's hospital was once confident air systems weren’t source of infection

Hospital staff now believe the system that circulates air through operating rooms caused mold infections going back to 2001

12/9/2019


Pet therapy offers positive results in care facilities

The American Journal of Infection Control recommends a set of guidelines when it comes to bringing animals into long-term care facilities and hospitals

12/9/2019


Biophilic design can impact wellness

Using natural construction materials like wood or granite with texture and grain that people can see and touch can help reduce stress and improve well-being

12/9/2019


The value of daylighting, even with LEDs

Even when LEDs mimic sunlight, expert see LEDs as complementary to — but not replacing — daylighting strategies

12/9/2019







S.D. hospital plans re-opening after tornado

Three tornadoes touched down in Sioux Falls in September

12/6/2019


W.Va. hospital increasing security after shooting

In August, a man shot and killed himself in an emergency room at the hospital

12/6/2019


Security, infection issues spark changes at D.C. hospital

St. Elizabeths reacts to shooting, Legionella

12/6/2019


Senior living facilities can make a large contribution to reduce carbon emissions

The senior living industry is responsible for approximately 3.8 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

12/6/2019


Inspection, testing and maintenance of door hardware key to security plan

By paying closer attention to the maintenance and performance of doors, hinges, closers, and fire-exit hardware, managers can help improve the safety and security of their facilities

12/6/2019


Parking a crucial part of patient experience

Healthcare administrators can be challenged when it comes to providing their customers and employees with adequate, efficient parking, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

12/6/2019







Minn. hospital locks down because of brawl

The disruption involving from 50 to 75 people started when someone with a nonlethal gunshot wound was brought to the hospital

12/5/2019


Senior living dining spaces are being transformed by baby boomers

Upgrades, such as casual, bistro-inspired settings with a contemporary, even cool, aesthetics are expected, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website.

12/5/2019


Tips for life-safety and emergency prep in longterm care facilities

Start by looking at all possible risks

12/5/2019



Best practices for planning smart buildings

If the planning is done wrong, building owners and facility managers will be playing the fix-it and upgrade game to keep up

12/5/2019


Solar power, other tech, can save hospitals money and energy

Technologies can help can cut costs and improve energy efficiency

12/5/2019







Wash. health officials now require reporting of mold infections

The mandate comes after it was revealed that Seattle Children’s has had 14 patients develop mold infections over 18 years

12/4/2019


Hospital installs webcams in NICU beds

Families can see their babies when they can’t be at UC Davis Children’s Hospital

12/4/2019


Las Vegas psychiatric hospital given a year to address safety issues

In August, federal regulators cut off the facility's Medicare and Medicaid funding

12/4/2019


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Annunciator panels

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for annunciator panels

12/4/2019


Sex offender removed from Pa. hospital during the birth of his child

A hospital security offered to escort the man to his wife's room the next day, but he declined fearing that he might be arrested

12/4/2019


Lighting can support healthier patient rooms

Advanced lighting design can improve patient and visitor outcomes and comfort and staff productivity

12/4/2019







California hospital creates disaster carts

Two Army Nurse Corps nurses create new carts, classes and protocols

12/3/2019


FDA approves easier-to-clean duodenoscope

New scope will have fewer parts that need to be cleaned

12/3/2019


Family of toddler who died at Glasgow hospital claims 'bacteria' found in shower

Mother says she has documents which show that bacteria was found on the showerhead in her son's bathroom

12/3/2019


CDC: Someone in the U.S. dies of a drug-resistant superbug every 15 minutes

The report put five superbugs on the 'urgent threat' list

12/3/2019


Critics say safety standards creating institutional feel in hospital psychiatric wards

New suicide prevention requirements took effect on July 1

12/3/2019


Healthcare facility patient satisfaction is possible

Improving patient satisfaction scores is a challenge that almost all healthcare facilities face

12/3/2019







Emails show Wash. hospital knew about mold problem for year and a half

Internal e-mails suggest Seattle Children's Hospital knew last year that there was a pattern of infections

12/2/2019


Environmental services technician certification proves its worth

Certification also helps decrease infection rates in hospitals

12/2/2019


Hand-hygiene program in wards improve compliance

Most efforts to improve hand hygiene in hospitals focus on individuals

12/2/2019


Wisconsin hospital builds 'first of its kind' surgery floor

Froedtert Health Care's integrated procedural platform combines surgical and interventional care areas on a single, centrally located floor

12/2/2019


Four best practices for optimizing real estate in healthcare facilities

There are best practices facilities managers can adopt that not only preserve resources and reduce costs, but that also provide added benefits

12/2/2019


Spending on energy efficiency means improving patient care

Running a hospital means taking the reins on your energy output by making smart energy-saving investments

12/2/2019







S.D. hospital plans re-opening after tornado

Three tornadoes touched down in Sioux Falls in September

12/6/2019


W.Va. hospital increasing security after shooting

In August, a man shot and killed himself in an emergency room at the hospital

12/6/2019


Security, infection issues spark changes at D.C. hospital

St. Elizabeths reacts to shooting, Legionella

12/6/2019


Senior living facilities can make a large contribution to reduce carbon emissions

The senior living industry is responsible for approximately 3.8 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

12/6/2019


Inspection, testing and maintenance of door hardware key to security plan

By paying closer attention to the maintenance and performance of doors, hinges, closers, and fire-exit hardware, managers can help improve the safety and security of their facilities

12/6/2019


Parking a crucial part of patient experience

Healthcare administrators can be challenged when it comes to providing their customers and employees with adequate, efficient parking, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

12/6/2019







Minn. hospital locks down because of brawl

The disruption involving from 50 to 75 people started when someone with a nonlethal gunshot wound was brought to the hospital

12/5/2019


Senior living dining spaces are being transformed by baby boomers

Upgrades, such as casual, bistro-inspired settings with a contemporary, even cool, aesthetics are expected, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website.

12/5/2019


Tips for life-safety and emergency prep in longterm care facilities

Start by looking at all possible risks

12/5/2019



Best practices for planning smart buildings

If the planning is done wrong, building owners and facility managers will be playing the fix-it and upgrade game to keep up

12/5/2019


Solar power, other tech, can save hospitals money and energy

Technologies can help can cut costs and improve energy efficiency

12/5/2019







Wash. health officials now require reporting of mold infections

The mandate comes after it was revealed that Seattle Children’s has had 14 patients develop mold infections over 18 years

12/4/2019


Hospital installs webcams in NICU beds

Families can see their babies when they can’t be at UC Davis Children’s Hospital

12/4/2019


Las Vegas psychiatric hospital given a year to address safety issues

In August, federal regulators cut off the facility's Medicare and Medicaid funding

12/4/2019


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Annunciator panels

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for annunciator panels

12/4/2019


Sex offender removed from Pa. hospital during the birth of his child

A hospital security offered to escort the man to his wife's room the next day, but he declined fearing that he might be arrested

12/4/2019


Lighting can support healthier patient rooms

Advanced lighting design can improve patient and visitor outcomes and comfort and staff productivity

12/4/2019







California hospital creates disaster carts

Two Army Nurse Corps nurses create new carts, classes and protocols

12/3/2019


FDA approves easier-to-clean duodenoscope

New scope will have fewer parts that need to be cleaned

12/3/2019


Family of toddler who died at Glasgow hospital claims 'bacteria' found in shower

Mother says she has documents which show that bacteria was found on the showerhead in her son's bathroom

12/3/2019


CDC: Someone in the U.S. dies of a drug-resistant superbug every 15 minutes

The report put five superbugs on the 'urgent threat' list

12/3/2019


Critics say safety standards creating institutional feel in hospital psychiatric wards

New suicide prevention requirements took effect on July 1

12/3/2019


Healthcare facility patient satisfaction is possible

Improving patient satisfaction scores is a challenge that almost all healthcare facilities face

12/3/2019







Emails show Wash. hospital knew about mold problem for year and a half

Internal e-mails suggest Seattle Children's Hospital knew last year that there was a pattern of infections

12/2/2019


Environmental services technician certification proves its worth

Certification also helps decrease infection rates in hospitals

12/2/2019


Hand-hygiene program in wards improve compliance

Most efforts to improve hand hygiene in hospitals focus on individuals

12/2/2019


Wisconsin hospital builds 'first of its kind' surgery floor

Froedtert Health Care's integrated procedural platform combines surgical and interventional care areas on a single, centrally located floor

12/2/2019


Four best practices for optimizing real estate in healthcare facilities

There are best practices facilities managers can adopt that not only preserve resources and reduce costs, but that also provide added benefits

12/2/2019


Spending on energy efficiency means improving patient care

Running a hospital means taking the reins on your energy output by making smart energy-saving investments

12/2/2019







Close to 1,200 patients at risk at Indiana hospital due to sterilization lapses

One of the hospital's surgical instrument sterilization technicians failed to complete a necessary step

11/27/2019


New Stanford hospital inspired by Apple

The hospital has automated guided vehicles to assist with laundry delivery and trash disposal

11/27/2019


Canadian hospital hit for infection control issues and use of duct tape

Other maintenance issues include the need to resurface counters and wall in part of the neonatal intensive care unit

11/27/2019


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Corridor projection

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for corridor projection

11/27/2019


Washington hospital cancels procedures after surgical tray issues

Flecks of plastic were found on some surgical trays

11/27/2019


Flushing rim sinks provide hygienic disposal of clinical waste

Sinks help maintain clean conditions for clinics and healthcare settings

11/27/2019








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