Maintenance and Operations

Leapfrog Group Announces Top Hospitals and Top Ambulatory Surgery Center Award

Over 100 U.S. hospitals received the Top Hospital Award.

12/8/2022


Medical Waste Becomes More Worrisome for Healthcare Professionals

Nine in 10 healthcare providers believe improper medical waste disposal greatly impacts patient health and safety.

12/7/2022


Disinfectants That Don't Disinfect

Workers cannot kill the pathogens if they do not make contact using an activated disinfect that is allowed to remain wet according to the product’s label.

12/6/2022


Crib Shortage Leaves Healthcare Facilities Scrambling During Flu Season

Increase of flu, RSV and COVID-19 cases in pediatric hospitals has left facilities without enough appropriate equipment.

12/6/2022


Memorial Hospital Ends Labor and Delivery Birthing Services

The hospital still plans to provide pediatric services, prenatal, postpartum and women’s services.

12/5/2022


ASHE Offers Maintenance Technician Certification

Mechanic Evaluation and Certification for Healthcare (MECH) is a benchmark for evaluating the core skills of healthcare maintenance mechanics and technicians.

12/2/2022


Automatic Doors Address Specific Needs for Healthcare Facilities

American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers name incoming door trends that meet the needs of healthcare facilities.

11/30/2022


3 Strategies for Hospital Roofing Infrastructure

Healthcare facilities managers must be proactive in assessing their roofing assets before extreme weather hits, a leak is discovered or worse.

11/28/2022


6 Ways to Get Occupants and Visitors to Take the Stairs

A stairway campaign can encourage people to add more physical activity into their days.

11/23/2022


Healthcare Industry Continues to Grow Despite Ongoing Disruptions

Seventy-five percent of hospital chief financial officers still plan to decrease their operating budgets.

11/21/2022


Hand Dryer Manufacturers Drive New Technologies Forward

Touchless technologies allow facilities managers to focus on more meaningful tasks.

11/17/2022


CDC Sends Alert on Contaminated Water Lines

CDC reported it is investigating a March 2022 cluster of suspected nontuberculous Mycobacteria infections in children at an undisclosed location.

11/16/2022


How Luxury Senior Care Facilities Create a Community Between Residents

Senior care facilities are prioritizing connectivity and wellness for residents.

11/16/2022


ASHE Book Tackles Healthcare Facilities Management

The 130-plus page introductory book provides an orientation to healthcare facilities management.

11/15/2022


The Role of Facilities in Healthcare Incident Command

To provide valuable advice to the incident commander, healthcare facility managers need to understand the Healthcare Incident Command System and their role in it.

11/14/2022


Staffing Strategies: Appreciate, Talk and Mentor

Tactics can prevent burnout, which is a real concern among healthcare workers.

11/3/2022


Healthcare Facilities Continue to Experience Significant Shortage of Staff

The primary challenge in recruiting allied healthcare professionals is the current labor shortage.

10/31/2022


Optimizing Facilities Teams to Benefit the Bottom Line

Facilities represent an opportunity to rethink business as usual and contribute to cost savings while improving the patient experience.

10/28/2022


Kansas-Based Saint Luke's Health System to Close Two Locations

Emergency care will continue to be available at both locations until December.

10/28/2022


Workers Still Want to Quit Their Job

More workers want to quit, but few have plans to actually do so.

10/28/2022


Healthcare Facilities Use Data to Drive Compliance

New York-Presbyterian supports maintenance with a data-driven program that aim to ensure regulatory compliance.

10/27/2022


How Hand Dryers are Being Used in a Post-COVID World

Hand dryers have been a necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

10/27/2022


How COVID-19 Increased Demand for Paper Towels

Paper towel dispensers have been more popular since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

10/26/2022


Nursing Homes to See Tougher Federal Oversight

Revisions to Special Focus Facility program aims to increase enforcement actions for facilities that fail to demonstrate improvement.

10/26/2022


Senior Care Facilities Acquisitions Dropped in Third Quarter

The number of publicly announced seniors housing and care acquisitions in the third quarter of 2022 dropped to 133 deals.

10/26/2022


Healthcare Facilities Look to Build Resilient Teams

The increased attention on resilient facilities has highlighted the important role managers play in the success of their organizations.

10/25/2022


Healthcare Merger and Acquisition Activity Remains Active

Healthcare M&A deal value totals revealed a slight increase from $57.74 billion in Q2:22 to $58.2 billion during Q3:22.

10/24/2022


Essentia Health and Marshfield Clinic Health System Explore Merger

A combined organization would feature a network of 3,800 providers serving more than 2 million people in rural and mid-urban communities.

10/21/2022


Healthcare Facilities See Increase in Regulatory Burdens

Prior authorization requirements ranked as the top burden for medical practices.

10/21/2022


Effective Elevator Maintenance in Healthcare Facilities

Delayed elevators can be harmful to patients.

10/20/2022


Healthcare Facility Design Now Aims to Promote Employee Wellness

Promoting wellness through design is one way healthcare facilities are trying to recruit and retain employees.

10/19/2022


Parkview Health System Signs Letter of Intent to Join UCHealth

In the letter of intent, both healthcare systems commit to strengthening services offered throughout Southern Colorado.

10/18/2022


Medical Waste Management on the Rise

Market growth is driven by factors such as more traumatic and burn injuries, more surgical wounds and increased hospital stays.

10/17/2022


USDA Awards $110 Million to Improve Rural Healthcare Facilities

These grants will help 208 rural healthcare organizations expand facilities and critical services for nearly 5 million people in 43 states and Guam.

10/17/2022


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Receives $710 Million Donation from Bezos Family, Plans Expansion

The gift supports the organization’s efforts to accelerate the pace and breadth of medical breakthroughs in cancer and infectious disease.

10/14/2022


How Towel Dispensers Can Prevent Spread of Infections

Proper hand washing can help limit the spread of disease.

10/13/2022


Iowa-Based Blessing Health to Close

The demand of patient care does not support the investment required to operate and maintain the hospital.

10/10/2022


Occupancy of Senior Care Facilities Increases, Outpaces Growth in Inventory

The total number of occupied senior housing units is 2,400 units shy of its pre-pandemic all-time high level.

10/10/2022


Atlanta Medical Center Closes Emergency Department Prior to Hospital Closure in November

The AMC emergency department will close on Oct. 14.

10/6/2022


Healthcare Facilities Worker Burnout on the Rise

Researchers concerned that findings could indicate more mental health disorders and cardiovascular diseases in healthcare staff.

10/5/2022


Rural Healthcare Programs Extended Through December

Rural hospitals are at higher risk of closure.

10/5/2022


6 Steps to Build the Construction-Maintenance Connection

These six strategies can help healthcare facility managers connect construction and renovation projects to maintenance and operations.

10/4/2022


Mental Health Impacted by Workplace Culture

Negative workplace environments can lead to less productivity.

10/3/2022


CMS Offers Resources for Florida Hospitals Affected by Hurricane

Resources and waivers aim to ensure hospitals and other facilities can continue to operate and provide access to care to those impacted by the hurricane.

9/30/2022


The Role of Paper Towel Dispensers in Cutting Costs

As organizations search cost savings, more are taking a closer look at paper towel dispensers.

9/29/2022


States Strengthen Assisted Living Regulations

Over 90 percent of assisted living facilities require a consumer disclosure agreement.

9/28/2022


Facility Management Before a Crisis Strikes

Growing threats to operations create pressure and opportunities for managers to improve their organizations’ resilience.

9/27/2022


ShorePoint Health Venice Ends Services

Decline in inpatient volume and rising expenses contributed to the closure.

9/27/2022


How to Prevent Mold Growth in Facilities

Mold can often grow out of sight and unnoticed.

9/23/2022


FGI Resource Targets Facilities Readiness for Emergencies

White paper helps facilities managers determine best practices and establish a new minimum standard on emergency preparedness and response.

9/23/2022



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