Swedish hospital reports patient showing signs of Ebola

The hospital has launched an investigation and isolated patient

10/18/2019


Art in healthcare facilities can support good outcomes

Art helps to manage pain. Several studies have found that patients' pain levels are reduced by art

10/18/2019


Exploring biggest maintenance challenges healthcare facilities

The focus of the maintenance team should be on creating an environment that continuously supports the best delivery of each of these priorities

10/18/2019


New Hawaiian hospital to have almost 500 security cameras

A new building for the state’s only psychiatric hospital is currently under construction

10/18/2019


California hospitals powered by generators during power outages

A total of 248 hospitals were located in areas where power was turned off

10/18/2019


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

10/18/2019







California wildfires force four Kaiser Permanente hospitals to operate on generators

An outbreak of wildfires in the state prompted Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) to shut down power in some areas

10/17/2019


California wildfires can threaten community health

Wildfires increase the risk of respiratory distress, chronic disease and other ailments.

10/17/2019


How hospitals operated 100 years ago

Some facts you may not have known

10/17/2019


Nursing home fire spurs evacuation

Three dozen patients moved to an alternative location

10/17/2019


Cool roofs can promote energy savings

By reflecting heat, and emitting absorbed heat, they keep building cooling costs lower

10/17/2019


The benefits of patient entertainment systems

Modern patient entertainment systems are a great way of putting patients first

10/17/2019







Flies a problem again in N.H. VA operating rooms

The Manchester (N.H.) VA Medical Center says three operating rooms have been closed out of an abundance of caution

10/16/2019


Thousands of building problems found at unusable Edinburgh hospital

The Sick Kids facility in Edinburgh will not be fully operational until next fall after last-minute safety concerns

10/16/2019


Hospital, continuing care retirement community in China focusing on nature, natural light

The Taikang Ningbo Hospital and Continuing Care Retirement Community will include specialized healthcare, retirement living and retail, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/16/2019


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Fire door inspections

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for fire door inspections

10/16/2019


Selecting a high-performance HVAC system

Selecting HVAC means meeting the needs of a facility efficiently and effectively now and into the future

10/16/2019


Recognized interior designs include inviting, warm spaces

The International Interior Design Association announces the winners of the 2016 Healthcare Interior Design Competition

10/16/2019







DC hospital goes three week without running water

Contractors flushed the hospital's water system with chlorine

10/15/2019


Virginia VA hospital lost track of $1.8 million of equipment, supplies

They were in an unmarked second-floor storage room and a warehouse basement

10/15/2019


Water efficiency can boost facility resilience

As building owners and facility managers plan and prioritize capital improvements, resilience during extreme weather, power interruptions, and other events has become a priority

10/15/2019


C. auris outbreak spreads in nine Calif. healthcare facilities

A single introduction at a healthcare facility in southern California led to more than 180 colonized patients

10/15/2019


EPA developing a new strategy for testing hospital disinfectants

The APEP will replace the Antimicrobial Testing Program

10/15/2019


Outpatient facility design for introverts and extroverts

Waiting areas needs to allow for introverts to remain private as well as provide seating for the extrovert who is sociable and talkative, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/15/2019







Patient at Michigan hospital diagnosed with Legionnaires'

Beaumont Hospital is providing bottled water and continues water testing

10/14/2019


Developing a comprehensive utility-failure plan

The partnership between a facilities/engineering staff and the emergency management staff is critical

10/14/2019


Resilient design for healthcare facilities about more than disasters

Resilience can be about how the design holds up in the long-term

10/14/2019


Hospitals getting into the housing business

Hospitals cannot discharge patients if they have no safe place to go

10/14/2019


Fire protection program essentials include education

Precautions, education and protection can help keep facilities safe

10/14/2019


The value of daylighting, even with LEDs

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

10/14/2019







3 Alabama hospitals freeze admissions after ransomware attack

The hospitals are working with federal authorities and its IT staff, vendors and consultants to restore its system

10/11/2019


Healthcare facilities cybersecurity risks complex

Nonprofit hospitals face greater risks from cyberattacks than any other sector

10/11/2019


Michigan State University finds Legionella in diagnostic lab

Levels of Legionella bacteria were detected in a cooling tower at the university’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

10/11/2019


Addressing senior living staffing issues with design

An expected surge in the aging population will create unprecedented demand for residential care, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

10/11/2019


Experiential design can benefit healthcare facilities

This trend is resulting in efforts to improve the experience of hospital stays and visits

10/11/2019


Building smarter healthcare through better interior design

Many of the finishes chosen for a new, expanded or renovated healthcare facility are more than just passive elements

10/11/2019







3 infants dead after bacterial infection at Pa. hospital

The hospital said all of the babies had been born prematurely

10/10/2019


Pseudomonas and legionella bacteria found in D.C. hospital water

Hospital expected to be without potable water for at least a week

10/10/2019


Man shoots stepdaughter, self in Illinois hospital parking lot

Elmhurst Hospital was placed on lockdown as a precaution

10/10/2019


A Houston hospital stays afloat during extreme weather

Hospitals learned the lessons of Katrina

10/10/2019


Marquette University health facility includes state-of-the-art locker rooms

The Athletic and Human Performance Research Center (AHPRC) in Milwaukee combines training, testing and research in one facility, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/10/2019


San Francisco hospital cuts food waste with on-demand service

Hospitals waste two to three times more than other food service sectors

10/10/2019








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