Maintenance and Operations

How Proper Acoustics Impact Healthcare Facilities

They can help reduce noise levels and the stress patients or employees experience.


How the FGI Guidelines for Healthcare Facilities are Created and Vetted

The process for a proposal to be accepted is long and rigorous.


NCH to Commence Phased Brand Transition

The rollout will take place over the next year.


Strengthening Healthcare Emergency Management

National Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities are vital components of emergency management.


APIC Voices Concern Over Nursing Home Infection Preventionists

The association finds that there are too few infection preventionists on staff in nursing homes.


Do Different Parts of Healthcare Facilities Have Different Acoustic Needs?

Acoustics manufacturers discuss the different needs of the various areas of a healthcare facility.


CDC Releases Hospital Sepsis Program Core Elements

It is intended to be a “manager’s guide” to organizing staff and identifying the resources that can help bring sepsis rates down.


Adena Health Combatting False Reports of Legionnaire's Outbreak

Misinformation can be destructive to healthcare facilities.


Major Health System Merger in Georgia Completed

Wellstar Health System and Augusta Health System have become a unified system.


Acoustics Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity in Healthcare Staff

Acoustics manufacturers discuss the effects of acoustics on healthcare staff.


Complying with Joint Commission's Two Biggest Challenges

Indoor environments and building occupancies often create problems for healthcare facilities managers.


'Underutilization' to Blame for Recent Hospital Closures

There has been an uptick of hospitals closing.


PeaceHealth to Close Oregon Hospital

The Eugene, Oregon hospital has seen declining reliance from its community.


SCL Health Locations to Get New Names Following Merger

Four sites will be renamed under the Intermountain Health branding.


3 Ways to Nurture Next-Generation Healthcare Facilities Managers

Healthcare systems must prioritize succession planning to keep up with turnover and retirements.


Senior Care Facilities Must Prepare for Extreme Weather

Preparing for extreme weather begins in the designing phase.


ECRI Announces Winners of 2023 Healthcare Supply Chain Excellence Award

12 different healthcare organizations won the award.


How Rising Patient Costs Affect Facility Budgets

AHA releases statement on IPPS and LTCH payment rules.


LiDAR in Healthcare Facilities Management

LiDAR’s capabilities make it a valuable investigation and documentation method in facility management and maintenance.


AHCA/NCAL Sends Letter to Biden Administration Over Staffing Requirement

The letter outlines quality improvement solutions instead of a federal minimum staffing requirement.


CommonSpirit Health to Directly Manage Hospitals Across Three States

There are 20 hospitals and more than 240 care sites in Colorado, Kansas and Utah that will be directly managed.


SoutheastHEALTH Signs Off on Agreement to Join Mercy

The two organizations have been finalizing details since their letter of intent was announced in January 2023.


AdventHealth to Rename Five Colorado Hospitals

The five hospitals are being renamed and directly managed by AdventHealth.


Corewell Health to Close Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital

The 60-year-old hospital will officially be shut down in October.


Revitalizing Healthcare: Lessons from the Retail Industry 

By embracing a customer-focused approach, healthcare systems can foster trust, improve patient satisfaction and enhance the overall quality of care.


What to Know About Water Heater Safety Hazards

Water heater manufacturers discuss different safety hazards to be aware of.


Three Central Valley Hospitals Rebrand

The three hospitals have rebranded into a single network in the Central Valley.


How Healthcare Facilities Can Better Improve the Patient Experience

The facilities team can manage the four areas of comfort to better improve the patient experience.


How Facilities Management Can Improve Patient Experiences

An effective facilities management program is key to patients' safety and comfort.


Montecito Medical Acquires Medical Office in California

The 32,300 square foot property is located in Visalia, California.


Converting Old Buildings to New Hospitals

With limited space available for new buildings, healthcare professionals are now looking at old buildings.


NIC Releases Data on Senior Housing Occupancy

While occupancy rates are up, they are below pre-pandemic levels.


Protecting Birds from Buildings: Myths and Resources

Dispelling myths can lead to facility design and operations that help prevent bird collisions.


Flagler Health+ and UF Health Reach Agreement

The two have agreed to integrate Flagler Health+ into UF Health.


Montecito Medical Acquires Property from Village Medical Primary Care

The 24,900-square-foot property is one of the few primary care clinics in Murray, Kentucky.


Montecito Medical Acquires Hess Orthopaedic Center and Sports Medicine

The 20,724-square-foot property is located in Virginia.


GP PRO Releases Survey on Financial Pressures in Healthcare

According to the survey, margins still trend up for nearly two-thirds of respondents.


Private Equity's Impact on Healthcare Facilities Management

Facility managers must be prepared to adapt to balance financial priorities, quality of care standards and patient experience.


Nursing Home Staffing Shortages Persists

One of the largest concerns is the coming federal staffing requirement.


Strategies and Tactics for Successful Vendor Management

The real challenge for managers is navigating the complexities of vendor management in order to ensure facilities support high-quality patient care.


Manasa Health Center Fined $30,000 Over Disclosing Patient Information Online

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights agreed to settle the HIPAA violation case that started after a complaint received in April 2020.


CareOne Acquires Whitney Place at Sharon Assisted Living Facility

It will be CareOne’s first assisted living and memory care community in Massachusetts.


Building Activation: Four Tactics for Success

Activation is a sophisticated, high-stakes process. Ensuring on-time completion requires managing a detailed work plan.


Nursing Homes Lack Inspections, Put Residents at Risk

Staffing shortages at nursing homes continue to put residents in harm's way.


St. Dominic Hospital Lays Off 5.5 Percent of Employees

Financial challenges contributed to the closure.


BJC of St. Louis and St. Luke's of Kansas City Announce Merger

The two healthcare systems’ merger is expected to be fully approved by the end of 2023


Majority of Americans Avoid Surfaces, Touchpoints in Shared Restrooms

Users will go out of their way to avoid germs in public restrooms.


CommonSpirit Health Updates Estimated Cost from Ransomware Attack

The cost of the October 2022 attack is expected to increase to $160 million.


PAM Health and Kettering Health Enter Joint Venture for Rehabilitation Hospital

The new 62-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital will be in Dayton, Ohio.



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