Seattle Children’s Hospital's mold issues spur class-action suit

Suit alleged hospital engaged in a coverup of problems

1/17/2020


CDC: Flu case total nears 10 million

The flu has already killed 4,800 this season

1/17/2020


Woman robbed, kidnapped from Louisiana hospital parking lot

Christus Shreveport-Bossier Health System said it will evaluate the safety of all of its campuses

1/17/2020


Presence of pan-resistant C. auris growing in New York

A total of 427 of 911 nationwide confirmed cases are found in New York

1/17/2020


Threats that could threaten disrupt security

Facilities managers must have resilience and security strategies to deal with disruptive new technologies

1/17/2020


Steps for effective emergency preparedness

Make sure your risk assessment and scenario planning are up to date and accurate

1/17/2020







Science teacher's experiment illustrates need for hand hygiene

Soap and water had positive results

1/16/2020


Designing for dementia patients

Access to nature can help orient older adults to time and place, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

1/16/2020


HVAC issues stall surgeries at Mo. hospital

Pinnacle Regional Hospital’s sterilization room didn’t have the right pressure, temperature and humidity

1/16/2020


Report says VHA spent $4 billion on new facilities with little oversight

The VHA supplies new medical facilities with startup funds for new staff, furniture, equipment, etc.

1/16/2020


A guide to winter roofing care

Roofs that are not properly cared for during the winter will bring unpleasant surprises when the weather warms.

1/16/2020


Door selection can impact infection control

Touchless doors can help stop the spread of germs and bacteria

1/16/2020







Pa. hospital criticized for 'systemic' failures

An investigation found unsanitary equipment, dirty linens on the floors

1/15/2020


Study: ICU patients’ hands carry pathogens

Hand hygiene important for patients as well as healthcare workers

1/15/2020


Choosing the right photo ID printer

There are many card printers on the market

1/15/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Storage of flammable liquids (Part 2)

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for storage of flammable liquids

1/15/2020


Healthcare design trends in 2020s

Design professionals offer predictions for the upcoming trends and challenges

1/15/2020


Tips for life-safety and emergency prep in longterm care facilities

Start by looking at all possible risks

1/15/2020







‘Recent world events’ spark increased security at federal healthcare center

The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago has closed all entrances except the main gate

1/14/2020


Detroit hospital gets bomb, shooting threats

Police say a psychiatric patient at the hospital made the calls

1/14/2020


Pa. hospital where preemies died didn’t sanitize breast milk equipment

State health department ordered Geisinger Medical Center in Danville to correct several deficiencies

1/14/2020


Missouri hospital ordered to stop performing surgery

Regulators conducted an inspection at Pinnacle Regional Hospital and cited it for sterile processing procedures

1/14/2020


The growing demand for transparency in all building spaces

To meet efficiency, optimization and carbon management goals, all the pieces of the puzzle must be considered

1/14/2020


Five hospitals' mold issues making headlines

A number of healthcare facilities have detected molds in their facilities over the past year

1/14/2020







Quake in Puerto Rico causes structural, power issues, but hospitals functional in hard-hit region

Earthquake killed at least one person and causing a power outage across the island

1/13/2020


Pediatric flu death toll highest in 17 years

CDC says 27 pediatric deaths have occurred so far this season

1/13/2020


The benefits of going paperless

The Raleigh General Hospital HR team decided they didn’t want to simply copy their current paper format. Rather, they decided to redesign how the files should be organized, not simply importing files as they were.

1/13/2020


Kaiser Permanente prepares for disasters based on experience

This year’s evacuation during a wildfire demonstrated significant improvements over previous efforts

1/13/2020


Selecting a photo ID system

Photo identification cards are an important part of healthcare facility security plan

1/13/2020


Study finds air quality can impact effectiveness of antibiotics

Bacteria that cause respiratory infections can be affected by air pollution

1/13/2020







Hospital installs hydroponic farm in cafeteria

The healthcare system is looking to install an additional farm at the hospital as well as one at its cancer center

1/10/2020


Strain B influenza appearing earlier than usual this flu season

Strain A usually occurs around late December and early January

1/10/2020


Abandoned Illinois healthcare facility to be retrofitted for senior, disability housing

The site of the former Copley Hospital will be undergoing a $110 million retrofit

1/10/2020


Geothermal delivers savings

Investment in geothermal technology drives its energy efficiency to the top of the list

1/10/2020


It’s time to update your collaboration spaces

Companies that offer flexible geographic, collaborative and high-tech work environments have reported their workers are happier and more likely to stay with that place of employment

1/10/2020


Preparing healthcare facilities for a disaster

Hospitals must maintain continuity of patient care

1/10/2020







Case of Legionnaires' Disease reported at Illinois Veterans Home

The facility is reviewing water quality data

1/9/2020


Infection control issues temporarily shut down Utah hospital's operating room

A health department report said the hospital failed to provide a sanitary environment

1/9/2020


Safety trends from the last 10 years

Campus safety and security have evolved

1/9/2020


Twin Cities Hospital offers infant footprint scans

Hospital officials say its better to take a scan of a footprint because fingerprints aren't as refined initially

1/9/2020


Cancer center embraces proactive maintenance

MD Anderson Cancer Center's facility renewal program takes maintenance from reactive to proactive

1/9/2020


Dry indoor air linked to higher infection rates

When air is dry, droplets and skin flakes carrying viruses and bacteria travel through the air

1/9/2020







U.S. flu season on pace to surpass 2017-18

The 2017-18 season was the worst in decades

1/8/2020


Data shows hundreds of Aspergillus infections at Wash. hospitals

Hospitals say they’re not the source

1/8/2020


University of Maryland Medical Center getting new look

New downtown Baltimore 10-story cancer center will change appearance of the hospital building

1/8/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Storage of flammable liquids (Part 1)

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for storage of flammable liquids

1/8/2020


The more cybersecurity changes, the more it stays the same

It is time for an evolution in cybersecurity that focuses on adversary disruption

1/8/2020


Air quality's role in infection prevention can be overlooked

Having the right tools to communicate the importance of temperature and humidity is important

1/8/2020







Ebola protection program expiring

The program supports efforts to quickly identify and isolate infected people

1/7/2020


Study tracks MRSA and S aureus in nursing homes

The presence of S aureus was 28.6 percent and of MRSA and MSSA, 20.1 percent

1/7/2020


CDC says US Candida auris cases rose by 100 in two months

The number of infections increased by 105 from Aug. to Oct.

1/7/2020


Study says patients often bring C. Diff in with them

The study suggested hospitals should try to identify carriers of C. diff to prevent the spread on infection

1/7/2020


Hospital security cameras can promote safety

Cloud-based security systems can provide pictures of each person entering and exiting a facility

1/7/2020


When disaster strikes, FEMA money is available to hospitals that file quickly

Hospitals often don't file for the funds because they're unaware of what can be reimbursed and there is only a 30-day window to apply

1/7/2020







Flu cases reach 4.6 million

2,100 deaths reported

1/6/2020


VA ends hospital star ratings system

The system allowed veterans to compare quality and performance at VA facilities

1/6/2020


Study links psychological safety, infection prevention efforts

Thirty-eight percent of responding hospitals had high levels of psychological safety

1/6/2020


Healthcare moving toward paperless systems

Roughly 40 percent of data breaches are paper-based

1/6/2020


Card-operated lock systems becoming more popular

Flexibility is the primary benefit of this system

1/6/2020


How to handle a major HVAC upgrade

Following plan can help ensure upgrade isn't disruptive to regular operations

1/6/2020








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