Study: Copper hospital beds can kill bacteria

Copper beds in the ICU harbored an average of 95 percent fewer bacteria than conventional hospital beds

11/18/2019


FMs share renovation best practices

Facility managers discus how to keep renovation projects on budget and on time

11/18/2019



Escalating workplace violence hits hospitals hard

Many healthcare facilities are increasing security measures to deal with the issue

11/18/2019







Legionella found in Va. VA healthcare facility

McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center found bacteria in cooling system

11/15/2019


Disinfectants struggling to kill C. diff bacteria

Clostridioides difficile is challenging hospital-grade disinfectants

11/15/2019


Workplace violence training program focuses on healthcare settings

Program focuses on de-escalation and addressing four stages of crises

11/15/2019


Clemson creates healthcare design certificate for clinical and leadership nurses

The Clemson University Academy of Nursing Excellence in Design was founded in 2017

11/15/2019


Keeping patients safe in major hospital renovations and expansions

Insight on best practices learned from Houston Methodist project

11/15/2019


Australian healthcare facility designed to promote wellness

The Gandel Wing at Cabrini Malvern in Melbourne, connects patients with nature and promotes a more empathetic approach to healthcare design, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

11/15/2019







K9 units becoming more common in healthcare facilities

Combating violence is just one role for the trained dogs

11/14/2019


Brooklyn Hospital Center permanently loses some patient data after ransomeware attack

It's been six months since a veteran and double amputee opened fire inside the West Palm Beach VA Center

11/14/2019


Employees concerned about flooding inside Washington state hospital

One employee described human feces falling from the ceiling

11/14/2019


Environmental services' role goes beyond cleanliness

EVS professionals can impact patient satisfaction

11/14/2019


Nine design drivers for behavioral health facilities

As the need for behavioral health inpatient units becomes clear, experienced healthcare designers are thinking carefully about the supportive characteristics of their architecture.

11/14/2019


VA Medical Center increases security, but won't add metal detectors, after shooting

The changes were implemented within six months of an incident where a veteran and double amputee opened fire inside the West Palm Beach VA Center

11/14/2019







Hospital links babies' deaths to bacteria in equipment

Geisinger says equipment was used in measuring donor breast milk

11/13/2019


Leapfrog unveils fall 2019 safety grades

Thirty-three percent of the hospitals graded earned an 'A'

11/13/2019


Listeria outbreak at healthcare facility linked 'ineffective fridges'

A cancer patient died after eating a pre-packed sandwich while he was being treated at Royal Derby Hospital

11/13/2019


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Sterile processing room

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for sterile processing room

11/13/2019


Stanford Hospital will have a fleet of supply-delivering robots

Twenty-three of the robots will deliver linens, packages and medical supplies

11/13/2019


Strategies for sustainable grounds

Key sustainability considerations can enable managers to improve the performance and appearance of landscapes

11/13/2019







Drug-resistant bacteria 'growing problem' in Western Washington healthcare facilities

Four cases of a specific type of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii were recently found at a nursing rehabilitation facility

11/12/2019


Readiness matters with new CMS emergency preparedness requirements

The intent is still to establish criteria for healthcare providers and suppliers to better prepare for and respond to natural and man-made disasters.

11/12/2019


Chicago hospital gets more than $25 million in upgrades

Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital has made infrastructure improvements over the last nine months

11/12/2019


Can a Coworking Model and the Shared Economy Help Physicians Save on the High Costs of Operations?

The concept of coworking is a fundamental basis of today’s collaborative economy

11/12/2019


Lighting controls upgrade guidelines

Focusing on control strategies, space needs and planning principles can help managers create successful installations

11/12/2019


Tech can help healthcare facilities guard against disaster

Keeping health IT systems up and running is critical

11/12/2019







California hospital resumes services for elective procedures after wildfire

The hospital reopened Nov. 5 for full inpatient and emergency care services after having been evacuated for nine days

11/11/2019


Florida hospital system to invest $600 million into three 'wellness villages'

Each ‘village’ will have different healthcare concepts, including fitness and medical offices

11/11/2019


Survey: Healthcare facilities not keeping up with hackers

96 percent of IT professionals say data attackers are outpacing healthcare facilities in effectiveness

11/11/2019


Case study: UW Health Heart & Vascular Center at ProHealth Care

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

11/11/2019


Making the case for wellness-supporting design

When health and wellness strategies dovetail with sustainability, the financial justification argument is becoming much stronger

11/11/2019


Tips for medical device cybersecurity

Device cybersecurity called the biggest challenge hospitals face today

11/11/2019







Some suicide-prevention measures may not increase hospital safety

These measures can cost millions of dollars to implement

11/8/2019


Where patients recover may affect whether they return to the hospital because of infections

Patients returning home from the hospital were 38 percent more likely to return to the hospital with a linked infection

11/8/2019


CDC reports decrease in HAIs

Compared to 2015, all states but one performed better on at least two infection types

11/8/2019


Long Island hospital builds kid-friendly facility

Stony Brook Children’s Hospital’s new building was designed to make families more comfortable

11/8/2019


Medical evacuees called the new refugees of climate change

Wildfire evacuation everyday reality in Northern California

11/8/2019


Steps for effective emergency preparedness

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

11/8/2019







Research finds epidemic and pandemic preparedness lacking

Study suggests national governments should commit to take action to address health security risks

11/7/2019


Facility fee adding to cost of doctor visits

The purpose of the facility fee is to compensate hospitals and some medical practices for the expense of maintaining the facility

11/7/2019


Can retailers provide local healthcare?

Walmart and Best Buy are betting the answer is yes

11/7/2019


Steps for updating the access control system

Build your team, evaluate possible integration with current systems and select the right product for your building

11/7/2019


State inspects hospital odor after employee complaint

Seventeen employees sought medical attention

11/7/2019


Balancing security and access in healthcare facilities

Certain challenges are unique to healthcare facilities

11/7/2019








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