Taking on Tornado Season: Is Your Healthcare Facility Prepared?

Scientists predict 2021 could rival 2011 super outbreak

4/21/2021


Is UV Germicidal Light Effective in Operating Rooms?

New study shows whether environmental services teams can use UV to disinfect between surgeries

4/21/2021



Food Service Supply Chain Issues Prompt Changes

Management team decided to create secondary menus to ensure they had backup plan

4/21/2021


Diagnostic Software Delivers Energy Efficiency

Trouble spots included leaky water valves and faulty valve actuators and damper actuators

4/21/2021


Case Study: Hospital Design Centers on Patient Healing

Creating uplifting atmosphere was central to inpatient pavilion at Vassar Brothers Medical Center

4/21/2021



Hospital Expansion Persevered Through Pandemic

Team had to work adjacent to active emergency department and above radiology department

4/20/2021


UVC Light: A New Tool for EVS Teams?

Study finds devices used after standard cleaning procedures in hospitals can dramatically reduce pathogens

4/20/2021


Patient Attacks 6 in Hospital Parking Structure

Discharged patient arrested after allegedly assaulting five women and male security guard

4/20/2021


Lessons for Long-Term Care from COVID-19 Preparations

Survey of pre-pandemic plans offer lessons managers can use to prepare for next pandemic

4/20/2021


Design and Construction: Lessons from COVID-19

Future facilities to incorporate larger emergency rooms to keep patients more physically distanced

4/20/2021



COVID-19 Surge Strains Michigan Hospitals

Among biggest drivers of infections are outbreaks among youth athletes associated with K-12 schools

4/19/2021


ED Upgrade Tops Hospital Renovation

31,000-square-foot facility renovation project aims to improve delivery of care

4/19/2021


Far-UVC: Battling COVID-19 With a New Light

Specific UVC wavelength can reduce risk of spread in enclosed environments, particularly those with poor ventilation

4/19/2021


New 136-Bed Hospital Coming to Washington, D.C.

Facility will include maternal health and newborn nursery and obstetric services

4/19/2021


U.S. Senators Seek Financial Help for Senior Living Facilities

Funds could target personal protective equipment, staffing, and infection prevention and control

4/19/2021



Hospital Eyes Lighting Upgrades To Boost Energy Efficiency

System was spending $2 million annually on lighting for hospital, but also acute care facilities, clinics, medical office building and parking structure

4/16/2021


Texas Children’s Hospital Debuts Plans for New Facility

Groundbreaking is anticipated this spring for $485 million hospital

4/16/2021


Feds Act To Get More N95 Masks To Healthcare Workers

Hospitals saying limits on which workers should get N95s must stay in place

4/16/2021


New York Hospital Debuts Ambulatory Care Facility

Building houses 12 operating rooms for ambulatory surgery, surgical prep and recovery space, and central sterile services department

4/16/2021


Surgery During a Pandemic: Why Sterilization Is Important

Sterile processing department designers should consider how to organize storage space, reduce touchpoints and minimize inspection time

4/16/2021



Renovated Floor Enhances Hospital’s Flexibility

19,900-square-foot project provides additional bed capacity and swing space for entire building

4/15/2021


Suspect Killed in Hospital Shooting

Police had escorted medics to emergency department, where suspect was to be checked for medical issue

4/15/2021


Robots Enlisted To Enhance Cleaning To Prevent Infections

Two robots will be developed that make it possible to disinfect potentially contaminated surfaces in buildings

4/15/2021


Food Program Reaches Beyond Hospital To Community

Objective is to provide nutritious food and education to help diabetic patients make healthy decisions

4/15/2021


FDA Asks Hospitals To Stop PPE Crisis Measures

FDA and CDC believe there are now adequate domestic supplies of masks

4/15/2021



COVID-19 and Hospitals of the Future

Pandemic has accelerated considerations of the way medical facilities are built and designed

4/14/2021


1 in 3 State Nursing Homes Violated Coronavirus Protocols

Common violations include asking COVID-positive staff to keep working, not screening visitors for symptoms and not isolating infected residents

4/14/2021


Hospital’s COVID-19 Outbreak Total 31 Cases

Cases were traced to inpatient unit for surgical and cancer patients

4/14/2021


Facility Updates Interior To Address Patient, Family Needs

Switch in furnishings and layouts increased the facility’s capacity and patient privacy

4/14/2021


Food Service Options for Outside Dining Demands

Patients and families concerned with health are venturing outside more thanks to vaccine rollouts

4/14/2021



WHO Guidance Targets Healthcare Resilience

Document and checklists intended to help managers in terms of existing vulnerabilities and possible impacts

4/13/2021


Demolished Hospital Clears Way for New Facility

New hospital will have more than 200 beds and focus primarily on mental health

4/13/2021


University's Hospitals Ramp Up Security

Moves come in response to increasing reports of violence nationwide in healthcare settings

4/13/2021


Sustainability, Waste Management and COVID-19

Materials protecting people from illness could cause long-term harm to public health and planet

4/13/2021


What’s the Password? Too Often, Answer Is Easy

Despite recommendations to use strong, unique passwords, people continue using weak codes

4/13/2021



California Hospitals Struggle With Seismic Requirements

Hospitals ask state to reconsider requirements written into law more than 20 years ago

4/12/2021


Microgrids Help Ensure System’s Sustainability

Two issues spurred growth of microgrids: broader higher-acuity care and increased threat of natural disasters

4/12/2021


Email Attack Affects 221,000 Patients and Physicians

Sensitive information in accounts includes Social Security numbers, birthdates, and addresses

4/12/2021


Rethinking Design for Looming Behavioral Health Pandemic

Systems should plan now to integrate best practices in design so physical spaces can support patients

4/12/2021


Center for Breast Health Completes Construction

Design features improvements for environmental performance, and project is expected to receive LEED Silver rating

4/12/2021



COVID-19 Surge Strains Michigan Hospitals

Among biggest drivers of infections are outbreaks among youth athletes associated with K-12 schools

4/19/2021


ED Upgrade Tops Hospital Renovation

31,000-square-foot facility renovation project aims to improve delivery of care

4/19/2021


Far-UVC: Battling COVID-19 With a New Light

Specific UVC wavelength can reduce risk of spread in enclosed environments, particularly those with poor ventilation

4/19/2021


New 136-Bed Hospital Coming to Washington, D.C.

Facility will include maternal health and newborn nursery and obstetric services

4/19/2021


U.S. Senators Seek Financial Help for Senior Living Facilities

Funds could target personal protective equipment, staffing, and infection prevention and control

4/19/2021



Hospital Eyes Lighting Upgrades To Boost Energy Efficiency

System was spending $2 million annually on lighting for hospital, but also acute care facilities, clinics, medical office building and parking structure

4/16/2021


Texas Children’s Hospital Debuts Plans for New Facility

Groundbreaking is anticipated this spring for $485 million hospital

4/16/2021


Feds Act To Get More N95 Masks To Healthcare Workers

Hospitals saying limits on which workers should get N95s must stay in place

4/16/2021


New York Hospital Debuts Ambulatory Care Facility

Building houses 12 operating rooms for ambulatory surgery, surgical prep and recovery space, and central sterile services department

4/16/2021


Surgery During a Pandemic: Why Sterilization Is Important

Sterile processing department designers should consider how to organize storage space, reduce touchpoints and minimize inspection time

4/16/2021



Renovated Floor Enhances Hospital’s Flexibility

19,900-square-foot project provides additional bed capacity and swing space for entire building

4/15/2021


Suspect Killed in Hospital Shooting

Police had escorted medics to emergency department, where suspect was to be checked for medical issue

4/15/2021


Robots Enlisted To Enhance Cleaning To Prevent Infections

Two robots will be developed that make it possible to disinfect potentially contaminated surfaces in buildings

4/15/2021


Food Program Reaches Beyond Hospital To Community

Objective is to provide nutritious food and education to help diabetic patients make healthy decisions

4/15/2021


FDA Asks Hospitals To Stop PPE Crisis Measures

FDA and CDC believe there are now adequate domestic supplies of masks

4/15/2021



COVID-19 and Hospitals of the Future

Pandemic has accelerated considerations of the way medical facilities are built and designed

4/14/2021


1 in 3 State Nursing Homes Violated Coronavirus Protocols

Common violations include asking COVID-positive staff to keep working, not screening visitors for symptoms and not isolating infected residents

4/14/2021


Hospital’s COVID-19 Outbreak Total 31 Cases

Cases were traced to inpatient unit for surgical and cancer patients

4/14/2021


Facility Updates Interior To Address Patient, Family Needs

Switch in furnishings and layouts increased the facility’s capacity and patient privacy

4/14/2021


Food Service Options for Outside Dining Demands

Patients and families concerned with health are venturing outside more thanks to vaccine rollouts

4/14/2021



WHO Guidance Targets Healthcare Resilience

Document and checklists intended to help managers in terms of existing vulnerabilities and possible impacts

4/13/2021


Demolished Hospital Clears Way for New Facility

New hospital will have more than 200 beds and focus primarily on mental health

4/13/2021


University's Hospitals Ramp Up Security

Moves come in response to increasing reports of violence nationwide in healthcare settings

4/13/2021


Sustainability, Waste Management and COVID-19

Materials protecting people from illness could cause long-term harm to public health and planet

4/13/2021


What’s the Password? Too Often, Answer Is Easy

Despite recommendations to use strong, unique passwords, people continue using weak codes

4/13/2021



California Hospitals Struggle With Seismic Requirements

Hospitals ask state to reconsider requirements written into law more than 20 years ago

4/12/2021


Microgrids Help Ensure System’s Sustainability

Two issues spurred growth of microgrids: broader higher-acuity care and increased threat of natural disasters

4/12/2021


Email Attack Affects 221,000 Patients and Physicians

Sensitive information in accounts includes Social Security numbers, birthdates, and addresses

4/12/2021


Rethinking Design for Looming Behavioral Health Pandemic

Systems should plan now to integrate best practices in design so physical spaces can support patients

4/12/2021


Center for Breast Health Completes Construction

Design features improvements for environmental performance, and project is expected to receive LEED Silver rating

4/12/2021



COVID-19: The Impact on Emergency Preparedness

Health system rethinks number of negative pressure rooms and space needed to expand capacity

4/9/2021


Hospitals Renew Efforts To Cut Waste

Clinics and hospitals are among nation's top consumers of single-use plastics

4/9/2021


City’s Hospitals Improve Parking Lot Lighting, Worker Safety

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

4/9/2021


Health Insurer’s Data Breach Affects 1.2 Million

Breached information might include birthdates, insurance numbers and addresses

4/9/2021


Gas-Powered Tools Sicken 12 on Construction Site

Crews were using gas-powered tools in a building without ventilation system

4/9/2021



Managing Ventilation To Prevent Airborne Illnesses

Management plan can help managers maintain compliance with applicable accreditation, licensure and regulatory standards

4/8/2021


Hospital Data Breach Affects 3,000 People

Employee with access to hospital data servers improperly viewed private health information

4/8/2021


COVID-19 Spreads Via Airborne Droplets, Not Surfaces: CDC

Risk of contracting illness from contaminated surface is less than 1 in 10,000

4/8/2021


Hospital Design Emphasizes Nontraditional Approach

Services for behavioral and mental health treatment require collaboration to meet unique design considerations

4/8/2021


Food Programs Adapt to COVID-19 Era

Instead of delivering meals to COVID-19 patients themselves, kitchen coordinates with nursing staff

4/8/2021




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