Hospital's housekeepers quitting over coronavirus safety issues

Environmental services workers say they are cleaning coronavirus rooms without proper gear

4/3/2020


CMS has redefined a hospital to include tents and dorm rooms

Hospital safety rules relaxed amid coronavirus

4/3/2020


US military is working to convert N.Y. buildings into hospitals in three or four weeks

The US Army Corps of Engineers is retrofitting hotels and dormitories

4/3/2020


Chicago’s McCormick Place to be turned into hospital

City may be ‘hot spot’ for COVID-19

4/3/2020


Healthcare workers’ masks donated by Facebook were stockpiled after wildfires

Many healthcare facilities’ frontline workers don’t have the proper protective equipment

4/3/2020


Environmental services' role goes beyond cleanliness

EVS professionals can impact patient satisfaction

4/3/2020







Newly approved machine can decontaminate 80,000 respirator masks a day

The decontamination system uses vapor phase hydrogen peroxide to decontaminate the masks

4/2/2020


A photo tour of the first 1,000-bed temporary hospital at the Javits Center

The Army Corp of Engineers have identified four additional sites for temporary hospitals

4/2/2020


Healthcare facilities in Nebraska are experimenting with new equipment disinfecting technique

Ultraviolet light is being used to decontaminate medical supplies at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

4/2/2020


Applying lessons learned from 9/11 biodefense response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The most important lesson to learn is to fight the current war and plan for the next, but don’t fight the last war

4/2/2020


Southwestern Vermont Medical Center feeds the hungry with surplus food

Between July 2016 and the end of 2019, the program has produced 61,365 meals

4/2/2020


Coronavirus will affect not-for-profit hospitals for the longterm

Many hospitals are canceling profitable elective surgeries

4/2/2020







Shuttered hospitals reopening as COVID-19 spreads

State and local governments across the nation are rushing to reopen facilities

4/1/2020


Managing security challenges in healthcare

Healthcare facilities must assure staffing amid increasing risk

4/1/2020


Using a cybersecurity plan at your healthcare facility

A digital shift in the handling of private health information (PHI) opened up healthcare systems to hackers

4/1/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Annual testing of fire pump

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for annual testing of fire pumps

4/1/2020


How healthcare facilities can go green in 2020

Systems like Innova Health, Dignity Health and John Hopkins are even working to combat plastic pollution by eliminating plastic straws and switching to paper straws in their cafeteria facilities

4/1/2020


Plumbing strategies to reduce HAIs

Bacteria lurking in the plumbing pipes and fixtures can contribute to HAIs

4/1/2020







CDC says expired equipment from stockpile OK

The Strategic National Stockpile is a supply of lifesaving drugs and medical supplies

3/31/2020


Javits Center, other facilities temporary hospital sites in NYC

Center will have a total of 2,000 temporary hospital beds

3/31/2020


Navy hospital ship sails to Los Angeles to help with hospital crunch

The former oil supertanker won’t take coronavirus patients

3/31/2020


Coronavirus’s impact on healthcare IT: Supporting real-time needs of hospitals in crisis

Part 1: Navigating device management and redistribution

3/31/2020


Unlocking the smart hospital: Top tips for a successful digital transformation

Hospital leaders can streamline workflow for staff while delivering an elevated patient experience

3/31/2020


Location technology: The next investment for healthcare

Location-based security technology is a win for both staff and patients.

3/31/2020







Equipment and environment need infection control attention

Coronavirus can remain on surfaces long after a patient infects a certain area or item

3/30/2020


Health systems urged to be ready for 15 or 20 percent of staff to have own coronavirus issues

Colorado plans to bring in contract nurses from out of state as well as medical students and professionals

3/30/2020


Illinois lawmakers working to curb Legionnaires’ Disease

New bill focuses on water quality, distribution

3/30/2020


A rural hospital's ‘improvises’ during coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus pandemic presents significant challenges for rural hospitals

3/30/2020


New Pa. healthcare facility to include energy-saving power plant

Allegheny Health Network Wexford Hospital will have a natural gas-fired, two-story power plant

3/30/2020


Three coronavirus questions hospital asks before allowing entry into buildings

The questions were suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

3/30/2020







CDC estimates 38 million sickened by flu

This season the flu has caused 23,000 deaths

3/27/2020


Michigan healthcare facilities vary in coronavirus screening protocols

Hospitals are implementing state coronavirus restrictions

3/27/2020


Hospital ready with mobile hazmat tent if needed for coronavirus

Tent could be used to safely move a coronavirus patient into the hospital without putting anyone else at risk

3/27/2020


Newsweek names 10 best hospitals in the world

The Mayo Clinic topped the list

3/27/2020


Healthcare facilities managers have a new charter: Creating an exceptional employee experience

Trends driving the evolving role of facilities managers as strategic experience design leaders

3/27/2020


Biometrics, smartphones poised to replace key cards

Key cards can be expensive and technologically obsolete

3/27/2020







Washington hospital workers make masks from office supplies

Workers are dealing with a severe shortage of equipment

3/26/2020


Some hospitals need emergency stocks for coronavirus

Hospitals in that situation can contact their local county health department or EMS agency

3/26/2020


Enhancing healthcare facility security using mass notification

Mass notification systems can connect many devices and other systems healthcare facilities already have in place and help leverage them for safety and communication needs

3/26/2020


Protecting healthcare workers with location technology

Badges can be a life-saving tool for employees under duress

3/26/2020


Flood waters swamp Jakarta hospital

Medical equipment may have been damaged

3/26/2020


Monitoring HVAC levels in sterile processing areas

HVAC must be addressed in compliance with current standards

3/26/2020







Keeping hospital ice machines safe from coronavirus

Following proper ice handling procedures is one more way to stop the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19

3/25/2020


Common myths in healthcare construction management

When setting the foundation for a healthcare construction project, it’s important to separate fact from fiction

3/25/2020


Healthcare security: Why developing a drone use policy is essential

A policy governing who can use, who can approve, when and where they can be used should be developed

3/25/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Inactive leaf closer

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for inactive leaf closer

3/25/2020


As coronavirus spreads, hospitals deal with shortages

There are approximately 95,000 intensive care beds in the country

3/25/2020


Smart bed helps prevent falls and improve safety

The new beds have safety features, such as a motion-activated night light and can connect with the hospital’s call system

3/25/2020







‘Airborne precautions’ eyed for healthcare staffs after study shows coronavirus can survive in air

Scientists are looking at how humidity, temperature and ultraviolet lighting affects the disease

3/24/2020


Maryland hospitals setting up ‘triage tents’ to assess coronavirus patients

Some hospitals might also use the tents to triage those experiencing noncoronavirus-related symptoms

3/24/2020


More hospitals asked to share data about protective gear inventories

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working on a system that would track the inventory across the U.S.

3/24/2020


10 strategies for planning a successful construction project

Successful construction projects require effective preplanning, oversight, cooperation and anticipating problems and managing them before they become delays, failures and catastrophes

3/24/2020


People are stealing masks and other sterile supplies from hospitals

US officials have estimated the country only has about 1% of the masks needed for healthcare professionals

3/24/2020


EHR browser extension: Essential tool for optimizing value-based care initiatives

The goal is to aggregate data from every possible source to illustrate the patient’s health status

3/24/2020







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