Bill Would Allow Hospitals To Repair Their Own Medical Equipment

Because of the pandemic, many manufacturers are restricting travel for their repair technicians

10/23/2020


Cool Roofing Can Help Environment As Well As Budgets

Cool roofing helps save individual building owners money on cooling costs. But it also reduces urban heat islands and enhances community resilience.

10/23/2020


Massachusetts Sets New Nursing Home Room Limits

Residential rooms that hold more than two people will be phased out

10/23/2020


Mass ER Nurse Raising Awareness Of Violence

‘We’re just human punching bags’ according to the nurse after attack

10/23/2020


Ohio Hospital Installs Metal Detectors at ER Entrance

Wheeling Hospital has boosted safety measures

10/23/2020


Building Smarter Healthcare Through Better Interior Design

Many of the finishes chosen for a new, expanded or renovated healthcare facility are more than just passive elements

10/23/2020


Calif. Hospital Staff Protests After Deputy Shoots Patient

The patient was shot by a deputy who was inside the hospital as part of a security detail for a different patient

10/22/2020


Key Questions When Renting Generators

Create detailed specifications regarding requirements, usage and site conditions.

10/22/2020


Robotic Cleaning Can Boost Efficiency

Robotic floor care can free up valuable time to focus on high-touch cleaning and disinfecting

10/22/2020


Why Supplier Financial Stability Matters to Healthcare Facility Managers

The Covid-19 pandemic brings sharp focus on healthcare supply chains

10/22/2020


Acoustics: The Hidden Risk For Mission Critical Data Centers

Focusing on assessment, specification and implementation allows managers can streamline installation and enhance access control

10/22/2020


Health And Environmental Risks Of Improper Waste Management

One of the biggest dilemmas faced by the EPA is the tightrope between sanitary waste disposal and environmentally harmful emissions

10/22/2020


Wastewater Testing May Provide Indication Of Coronavirus

Some U.S. cities have employed ‘sewage surveillance’

10/21/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Red Bag Waste Containers

Brad Keyes discusses regulations on red bag waste containers

10/21/2020


Smart Lighting Design, Lighting Controls Can Optimize Daylighting

From window film to lighting controls, here are some strategies for overcoming daylighting challenges

10/21/2020


Study To Explore Whether Wearable Technology Can Boost Infection Control

Wearable devices can register when wearers come into contact with each other

10/21/2020


Pandemic Sparks Access Control Changes

2020 Campus Safety Survey found COVID affected policies, technology

10/21/2020


Reasons To Focus On Healthcare Interior Design

There are job opportunities, as more healthcare administrators are looking to hire healthcare interior design experts, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/21/2020


Two Minnesota Nursing Homes Call National Guard To Help Contain COVID Outbreaks

Staff-shortage issues amplified by pandemic

10/20/2020



Best Practices For Maintaining Flooring During COVID-19

Flooring can often make or break the efficacy of even the most rigorous sanitation efforts

10/20/2020


Maintain Hospital Floors With An Integrated Care Program

Four steps can improve results

10/20/2020


Extra Effort In HVAC Optimization Can Be Cost Effective

Optimization project may require some time and expertise to properly tune a system — not necessarily requiring a huge investment

10/20/2020


Half of Philadelphia’s Nursing Home Patients May Have Had COVID-19

Philadelphia's health department believes previously infected nursing home patients can resist a second wave of infection

10/20/2020


Natural Disasters Add Challenges For Healthcare Facilities During Pandemic

Hurricanes, etc., can further complicate facility managers’ efforts to help contain COVID-19

10/19/2020


Florida Senate Hires Tampa Hospital For COVID-19 Safety Consulting

The Senate will pay the hospital $200 an hour for providing services

10/19/2020


Utah Ready To Open Temporary COVID-19 Hospital

State health officials still hope they won’t need it

10/19/2020


Preparing for Winter Weather

The approach of winter is the signal to update plans for snow and ice removal in order to keep paved surfaces clear and pedestrians safe.

10/19/2020


Hurricane Preparedness Procedures for Healthcare Facilities

Mitigating the risk of a hurricane’s impact requires planning, organization, guidance and teamwork

10/19/2020


The Right Flooring Choices Can Impact Staff Efficiency and Patient Outcomes

Flooring can contribute to the reduction of noise and impact the patient experience

10/19/2020


Nursing Home Outbreaks May Be Stressing Wisconsin Hospital Capacity

It's increasingly difficult to control COVID in nursing homes during surge

10/16/2020


Theme Parks Can Teach Healthcare Systems About Patient Experience

Museums, zoos and other amusements succeed when designing positive consumer experiences

10/16/2020


More than 100 N.J. Nursing Homes Have Had Coronavirus Outbreaks Since Summer

At least 102 longterm care facilities saw new outbreaks this summer or fall after being declared COVID-19 free

10/16/2020


Creating 'Outdoor' Workspaces

Even without traditional outdoor space, improvements to bring nature to the lobby and other community spaces to give a 'walk in the park' feel

10/16/2020


Keeping Hospitals Supplied In A Centralized Operation

Ensuring critical supplies are where they need to be is an important function

10/16/2020


Wisconsin Opens State Fair Park Facility for COVID Patients

Madison’s Alliant Energy Center is also being prepped to be an alternate care facility

10/15/2020


Two Colorado Alternate Care Sites To Be Deconstructed

Colorado Convention Center, two others, to stay open

10/15/2020


Banner Boswell Medical Center Project Uses Prefabricated Wall Panels

The panels saved approximately three months of construction time and allowed for enhanced safety precautions

10/15/2020


Geisinger Adjusts Food Service Operations

Employees can now order and pay through the hospitals’ payroll deduction system

10/15/2020


LEED Certification Shifts Focus

New guidance and tools support facility teams with healthy, sustainable re-entry and measuring ongoing performance

10/15/2020


Understanding The Real Cost Of Paint

Understanding the ingredients in paint is the first step to making a quality paint selection

10/15/2020


Louisiana Hospitals Prepared For Delta While Dealing With Covid

Separation is key when dealing with extra patients or housing staff

10/14/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Replacing Old Smoke Detectors

Brad Keyes discusses regulations on replacing old smoke detectors

10/14/2020


Understanding the Challenges of Daylighting

Daylighting offers wellness and productivity benefits

10/14/2020


Paris Hospitals Strained By New Wave Of Covid Patients

More than 2,300 Covid-19 patients are hospitalized in Ile-de-France, the country’s most popular region

10/14/2020


Survey: N.J. Adults (50+) Still Hesitant to Go To Hospitals For Non-COVID-19 Procedures

COVID-19 admissions represented less than 5 percent of total patients in the state's medical facilities in Sept.

10/14/2020


Energy Reviews Reveal Hidden Inefficiencies

University of Maryland Medical Center discovers ways to decrease energy use

10/14/2020


Pandemic Adds Election Duties To Longterm Care Workers’ To-Do Lists

Staffers visit each resident to help with voting

10/13/2020


Keeping A Hospital Campus Secure

Parking and entries should be protected

10/13/2020


Focusing On The Bottom Line During COVID

Facility managers must handle the financial challenges created by COVID-19

10/13/2020


What Clean Really Means To A Healthcare Organization’s Culture

If people do not feel safe, or if they feel they don’t have the support or resources to provide safe care, poor PX scores, high infection rates and staff attrition can result

10/13/2020


S.C.Hospital Using Software To Control Energy Use

Fault-detection diagnostic software can reduce waste

10/13/2020


What Does the Future of Healthcare Facility Design Look Like?

Changes to the design of a facility can be implemented for a number of reasons, ranging from new equipment, new services or perhaps even downgrading certain departments

10/13/2020



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