Hospitals Say They're Now Better Prepared For COVID-19

Healthcare leaders are stockpiling needed supplies

9/28/2020


Material Health in Healthcare Facilities

As a collective, the architecture and design community is applying the pressure for increased product transparency regardless of whether their clients are working toward LEED certification or not

9/28/2020


Healthcare Tech Supporting COVID-19 Fight

Some hospitals are using remote surveillance to monitor COVID-19 patients on ventilators

9/28/2020


With COVID-19 Reopenings, There May Be Legionella in A Building's Water

Stagnant water can be a breeding ground for waterborne pathogens, such as legionella

9/28/2020


Survey: Dirty Carpet Impacts Perception of Care in Long-term Care Facilities

Older Americans (65+) are more likely than their younger counterparts to be influenced by dirty carpet

9/28/2020


Common Myths In Healthcare Construction Management

When setting the foundation for a healthcare construction project, it’s important to separate fact from fiction

9/28/2020


Flu Season During Coronavirus Pandemic Raises New Questions

Flu patients can take up resources

9/25/2020


Washington Hospital Fixes Water Issue After Two Weeks

The water issue affected sterilization of surgical instruments

9/25/2020


Doctor Shot During Robbery At Minnesota Hospital

Employees had asked for better protection in parking areas

9/25/2020


Kaiser Permanente First Healthcare System To Reach Carbon Neutrality

One hundred percent of energy the system uses is being either used in a green way or is offset

9/25/2020


Lessons From Ebola

Healthcare professionals have learned a great deal about creating effective care environments that allow for the safe treatment of patients with EVD and other infectious diseases

9/25/2020


Success Factors Using Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) In Healthcare Construction Projects

Projects can be more fulfilling and successful at meeting desired project outcomes through IPD

9/25/2020


56% Of Healthcare Facilities Did Not Meet National Cybersecurity Standards In 2019

Added technologies and an increased focus on existing ones is recommended

9/24/2020


2020 Environmental Services Departments of the Year Named

AHE awards honor top hospital EVS departments

9/24/2020


Healthcare Construction Management: Myths vs. Facts

Few construction projects are as complex as those in healthcare

9/24/2020


Pa. Hospital Using ‘Mobile Boiler Rooms’ During Repairs After Fire

The fire has been linked to a chemical reaction during maintenance work

9/24/2020


Case Study: Urology Center in Little Rock

The project provided lighting for a range of medical and cleanroom applications

9/24/2020


What You Need to Know About Elastomeric Coatings

Durable and not easily cracked, elastomeric coatings are also effective at sealing roof leaks and preventing existing damage from worsening

9/24/2020


Florida Assisted-Living Facilities No Longer Required To Test Staff For COVID

Federal guidelines require nursing homes to continue testing

9/23/2020


Pandemic Hastening Closure Of Some Urban Hospitals

COVID has worsened the situation for already weakened hospitals

9/23/2020


Georgia Blocks ‘Granny Cam’ Legislation

Some in the long-term care industry have opposed cameras

9/23/2020


Tackling the Pandemic with Environmental Monitoring

The benefits of temperature and environmental monitoring are twofold

9/23/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: More On Power Strips

Brad Keyes discusses regulations related to power strips

9/23/2020


Spending On Energy Efficiency Means Improving Patient Care

Running a hospital means taking the reins on your energy output by making smart energy-saving investments

9/23/2020


CDC Reverses Guidelines On Testing People Exposed To Covid-19

People who have had close contact with someone infected with the coronavirus, but who have not exhibited symptoms are now recommended to be tested

9/22/2020


Coronavirus Could Make Touchless Restrooms a Must

No longer a nice-to-have, touchless restroom fixtures may curb infections from commercial restrooms

9/22/2020


Senior Living Dining Program Works to Maintain Community

Nebraska facilities innovate in how they serve residents under restrictions

9/22/2020


Columbus Surge Hospital In Storage For Now

The hospital at the Greater Columbus Convention Center has been disassembled

9/22/2020


Energy Retrofit Project Brings Cost Savings Without Patient Disruption

The $5.5 million project is calculated to pay for itself in just under three years

9/22/2020


Smart Healthcare Facilities Can Come Unique Cybersecurity Threats

All the standard vulnerabilities apply to healthcare facilities as well

9/22/2020


Nursing Home Workers Who Work At Multiple Facilities May Be Behind Some Of COVID Spread

Florida facilities continue to see cases despite lockdown

9/21/2020


Containing Healthcare Costs in the New COVID Normal

Navigating pandemic-induced financial strain to reduce expenses

9/21/2020


Mayo Clinic Opens A Dedicated Gluten-Free Kitchen

Clinic now a validated gluten-free 'safe spot'

9/21/2020


Mass. Hospital Keeping COVID Transmissions at Nearly Zero

The Boston hospital has dedicated COVID-19 units with airborne infection isolation rooms

9/21/2020


UVC Disinfectant Not Easy to Use

UVC radiation disinfect requires many protocols to use safely

9/21/2020


Some Hospitals Fail To Separate COVID-19 Patients

Combining patients can fuel its spread

9/21/2020


Spray-On PPE Is Being Developed

The product would be used once a day and administered by a shelf-stable inhaler or nasal spray

9/18/2020


Material Shortages Hinders Mask Manufacturing

Meltblown textile is needed to make N95 masks

9/18/2020


The Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus Healthcare Program Recognizes Healthcare Facility Tree Planting

A tree canopy has been called a critical component of community health infrastructure

9/18/2020


Penn. Hospital Fire Sparks Shelter-in-Place Order For Area

Smoke from putting out a fire at UPMC Lock Haven could have been hazardous

9/18/2020


Cybersecurity Not Just A Technology Problem

Continual education and reinforcement of staff is key

9/18/2020


How Hospitals Can Achieve Net-Zero Energy

Historically high energy users, hospitals do have a pathway to net-zero energy. These tips and real-world case studies illustrate how.

9/18/2020


Laundry Practices A Key Part Of Infection Control

It’s an area that’s underappreciated in eldercare

9/17/2020


Access Control Strategies Can Help Curb Coronavirus Spread

Facility managers can turn to a number of solutions, ranging from no-tech to low-tech to high-tech

9/17/2020


Health Systems Discovering Benefits Of Cloud

Facilities finally moving away from CDs

9/17/2020


Patients R Us: Former Toy Store To Become Outpatient Center

Penn State Health transforming big-box store near Harrisburg

9/17/2020


Building Design, Construction And Operations Can Contribute To Sustainability

High-performance buildings that use fewer resources are healthier for people and the planet

9/17/2020


Nursing Facilities Can Be Hotbeds For Bacteria

Infection control protocols are key to preventing spread

9/17/2020



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