Maintaining sidewalks and parking garages requires a comprehensive, strategic approach

By developing inspection guidelines for common causes of problems, managers can extend the performance life of concrete components

8/23/2019


Massachusetts hospital deploys security video management software

Massachusetts General Hospital has 1,300 security cameras recording around the clock

8/23/2019







C. diff. is evolving to spread in hospitals

Superbug feeds on the sugar-rich Western diet

8/22/2019


Ebola spreads to third Congo province

South Kivu is located over 430 miles south of where the outbreak first began

8/22/2019


2019 Environmental Services Departments of the Year named

The award recognizes best practices in cleaning and caring for the healthcare environment

8/22/2019


Healthcare facilities must manage emergencies for hours, days after

Healthcare systems should maintain vigilant foresight

8/22/2019


IoT can simplify security efforts

Facilities can connect different security technologies

8/22/2019


Mass. hospice designed to be uplifting

Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, Mass., is a functional and uplifting environment for the staff, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

8/22/2019







Hospital lights track equipment

Smart lighting outfitted with radio chips

8/21/2019


Kansas stalls construction of surgical center

An inspector found several concerning problems at the new facility

8/21/2019


Patient who woke up covered in bugs at Detroit hospital takes legal action

Henry Ford traced the bed bugs back to wet, infested clothing that was placed under the mattress of a gurney

8/21/2019


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Fire watch

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for a fire watch

8/21/2019


Planning healthcare facilities for the future

Managers can ensure the success of maintenance and upgrades of HVAC, plumbing and lighting systems

8/21/2019


Boston Children’s Hospital using Alexa to help parents and caregivers

Amazon asked healthcare facilities to test Alexa’s new HIPAA-compliant technology

8/21/2019







Kaiser Permanente workers in California vote to approve strike

The employees have been working under an expired national contract since September

8/20/2019



Stanford Medicine expansion almost finished

The project includes updating the School of Medicine with new labs

8/20/2019


Workplace culture key to return on investment

Good healthcare design is informed by the reality that culture as key to leveraging the investment in capital building projects, according to an article on the Healthcare Design

8/20/2019


Massachusetts hospital integrates security camera system

System reviews and monitors more than 1,000 security cameras

8/20/2019


Finding the right technology for your facility

How FMs choose and implement technology has a profound impact on the long-term operations of a building.

8/20/2019







VA removes vets from facility after finding veteran dead for 4 days

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs investigation also found other issues at the California Villa home

8/19/2019


Two cancer patients catch rare bugs linked to hospital water supply

Glasgow Queen Elizabeth University Hospital has sealed off part of the facility

8/19/2019


Healthcare industry major source of harmful emissions

Doctors suggest multi-faceted approach to incorporate environmental sustainability into value assessments in healthcare

8/19/2019


Four energy-saving design tips for cold climates

In cold climates, heating loads are key

8/19/2019


‘Playbook’ preps Rhode Island healthcare facilities for power outages

'Protecting Patients When Disaster Strikes' describes the before-during-after of a power outage

8/19/2019


Recognized interior designs include inviting, warm spaces

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

8/19/2019








Hospital cleaning bundle efficient and cost-effective

Method also reduces vancomycin-resistant enterococci infections by 37 percent

8/16/2019


Wyoming Medical Center upgrades security after shooting

A man who opened fire inside of Wyoming Medical Center in March

8/16/2019


First Legionnaires’ death linked to Atlanta outbreak confirmed

Air conditioning units are prime breeding grounds for the bacteria

8/16/2019


Four energy-saving design tips for hot climates

In hot climates, cooling loads are key

8/16/2019


University Health Network: Exhaust fan app boosts savings

DCV control of labs' air supply initially saved approximately $800,000

8/16/2019


NICU renovation was executed in phases

The design of the existing Allison Family NICU at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital made it impossible to renovate one complete side at a time, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

8/16/2019






Hospitals prep for the worst as mass shootings become more common

Hospitals mandate training for tragedy

8/15/2019



Resources can help reduce Legionella risk

Resources distributed by ASHRAE include Standard 188, which provides a comprehensive approach to help prevent the growth and spread of Legionella within building water systems

8/15/2019


Are healthcare villages the future?

They are modern, realistic approaches to the problem of healthcare

8/15/2019


Three trending security technologies

Drones, robots and advanced access control changing facilities management

8/15/2019


Growing hospital energy costs can be managed

Low-hanging fruit includes turning off or reducing power to electronic equipment that is not being used

8/15/2019







Security changes causing concern at Fla. hospital

JFK Medical Center in Atlantis removing medical detectors, police

8/14/2019


Emergency rooms designed for older patients improving outcomes

These ERs include separate and customized physical spaces

8/14/2019


Up to half of patient food in Irish hospitals is not eaten

Health officials are working on guidelines to address food waste

8/14/2019


Identifying and addressing DAS requirements in today’s hospital

DAS allows all users of the building, whether it be communicating infrastructure or a personal or business phone, to connect to their carrier of choice at full signal strength

8/14/2019


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Fire extinguishers

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for fire extinguishers

8/14/2019


Micro-hospital set to open in Tulsa Hills

It has the capability of CT scan, ultrasound, lab, radiology, etc.

8/14/2019







Glasgow hospital spends more than $500,000 to kill pests after pigeon droppings crisis

Anti-bird spikes and netting have been installed and chemicals were used to kill mold and fungus

8/13/2019


Digital footprints boost safety for newborns

California hospital captures high-resolution images for better identification

8/13/2019


Sixth death in UK Listeria outbreak linked to hospital food

The death has been linked to sandwiches from Good Food Chain products served at St. Richard’s Hospital

8/13/2019


U.S. News releases latest top hospitals list

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., has the top spot

8/13/2019


Study: Cigarette smoke boosts MRSA drug-resistance

Smoke also may make MRSA more invasive and persistent

8/13/2019


Telehealth market expected to see a 23.4 percent compound annual growth rate

Growth is driven by increasing health awareness and adoption of online health consultation

8/13/2019







Wash. hospital adds dog to its security force

Tacoma General Hospital security dog expected to prevent assaults, help patients

8/12/2019


Candida Auris called 'new bug using old tricks'

C. auris acts more like a multidrug-resistant, healthcare-associated bacteria than like a typical yeast

8/12/2019


What do you know about hospital security?

Campus Safety Magazine offers a quiz on their website

8/12/2019


N.J. called hot spot for Candida auris

The CDC says most cases of Candida auris in the United States are in New York City, Chicago and New Jersey

8/12/2019


Non-regulated healthcare facilities taking resilience seriously

Technologies can help can cut costs and improve energy efficiency

8/12/2019


Solar power, other tech, can save hospitals money and energy

Technologies can help can cut costs and improve energy efficiency

8/12/2019








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