CDC warns of U.S. coronavirus outbreaks

Clusters of infection are likely in American communities

2/28/2020


CDC says flu has sickened 29 million in U.S. so far

Forty-four states are still experiencing high flu-like illness activity

2/28/2020


Emergency prep experts are urging Americans to stock up on supplies for coronavirus

Public health officials warn about more cases coming to the United States

2/28/2020


UPMC, linen supplier settle fungal infection victims' families

The lawsuits accused UPMC and Paris Cleaners of negligence

2/28/2020


2020 healthcare design trends

Design should address: recruitment and retention, integrating research and technology and population health issues

2/28/2020


Green hospital design redefining healthcare

Hospitals are exploring efficient ways to reduce the toxins and contaminants in the air throughout the facility as well as save energy and water

2/28/2020







Dedicated ambulance used to transport San Antonio coronavirus patient

The San Antonio case was the 15th confirmed case in the U.S.

2/27/2020


CDC prepares for possible coronavirus pandemic in the US

Health officials say that they expect more cases to arise and are planning for the worst case scenario

2/27/2020


Wuhan hospital director died of coronavirus

U.S. risk still considered low

2/27/2020


Redefining surface performance

How innovations in engineered surfaces are changing what designers demand from flooring

2/27/2020


Cleaning hospital room sinks

Drains can be breeding grounds for pathogens

2/27/2020


Protecting senior care staff and residents in case of fire

There are a few basic tools every facility should have

2/27/2020








California city gets court order to delay establishing a coronavirus quarantine site

The restraining order prevents transportation of anyone infected with or exposed to the coronavirus to Costa Mesa

2/26/2020


Survey: Doctors aren't confident about U.S. preparedness for outbreak

The recent survey found that most doctors aren't very worried about the coronavirus, but their patients are

2/26/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Stairwell re-entry signs

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for stairwell re-entry signs

2/26/2020


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

2/26/2020


Improving patient outcomes through daylight

Sprawling Parkland Memorial Hospital site adapts for future, automates for performance

2/26/2020







FBI has ordered $40,000 in hand sanitizer and face masks

Supplies ordered in case the coronavirus becomes a pandemic in the U.S.

2/25/2020


34 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the U.S.

This includes 21 cases of returning travelers, as well as 13 U.S. cases

2/25/2020


Baby with heart condition dies after mold exposure at Seattle hospital

14 patients had developed surgical site infections from Aspergillus since 2001

2/25/2020


Protecting staff, supplies amid coronavirus

Concerns may be contributing to a growing shortage of personal protective equipment

2/25/2020


Roof replacement best practices

Close attention to roof specification, installation and maintenance can ensure long performance life for a valuable facility component

2/25/2020


Sustainable design can support health and recovery of patients

Sustainable design elements can also benefit staff and visitors

2/25/2020







Study finds coronavirus may have multiple infection routes

Scientists report evidence of an oral-fecal transmission route

2/24/2020


Scientists invent germ-fighting fabric for healthcare

The team is working to embed a germ-killing agent into hospital garments

2/24/2020


CMS stresses infection control basics amid coronavirus outbreak

CMS sent a memo to state survey agency directors urging them to double down on compliance

2/24/2020


UV's effectiveness can depend on EVS department's effectiveness

Guideline-based EVS training can improve appropriate disinfection

2/24/2020


‘Virtual hospital’ can mean fewer ER visits and hospital admissions

Patients and staff report greater satisfaction with care provided at home

2/24/2020







How China built an emergency hospital in just 10 days

A construction expert breaks it down

2/21/2020


Disinfecting surfaces in coronavirus outbreak

Human coronaviruses can remain active on surfaces such as metal, glass, or plastic for up to 9 days after exposure

2/21/2020


Woman stabbed leaving hospital garage sues over lack of security

The suit accuses the hospital of violating Wisconsin’s 'Safe-Place' law

2/21/2020


How to care for patients with possible coronavirus

Spread is thought to occur mostly from close contact via respiratory droplets

2/21/2020


Components that ensure a successful restroom upgrade

Toilets, urinals and faucets are key to upgrades that deliver water conservation and savings

2/21/2020


How lighting controls reduce energy use

Lighting controls can reduce lighting energy use in institutional and commercial facilities by up to 47 percent

2/21/2020







BBC website offers visual guide to Coronavirus outbreak

The virus has killed more than 2,000 so far - more than the 774 killed in the 2003 Sars epidemic

2/20/2020


CDC estimates the flu has sickened 22 million

There have been 210,000 hospitalizations and 12,000 deaths

2/20/2020


13 under quarantine at Nebraska hospital likely positive for coronavirus

All the patients will spend at least 14 days in the National Quarantine Unit

2/20/2020


How much does compensation matter when recruiting healthcare staff?

The fact that there is a significant and fast growing healthcare talent shortage should be very alarming to healthcare business leaders

2/20/2020


Design assist can help meet tight construction deadlines

The design approach project delivery method gets all parties to collaborate efficiently

2/20/2020


Flexible pipes support California hospital’s seismic safety

Loma Linda University Health facility is near major earthquake faults

2/20/2020







Coronaviruses can survive on surfaces for up to 9 days

Study finds virus remains infectious at room temperature for more than a week

2/19/2020


CDC estimates flu deaths at 14,000

The CDC estimates the flu has caused 26 million illnesses, 250,000 hospitalizations this season

2/19/2020


How coronavirus compares to flu, Ebola, other outbreaks

National Geographic creates a chart to explain the comparison

2/19/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: MRI smoke detectors

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for MRI smoke detectors

2/19/2020


Supporting patient care with streamlined facilities maintenance

It is imperative for the healthcare industry to employ efficient, effective and flexible construction procurement processes

2/19/2020


New study shows how coronavirus is spreading

41 percent of the first 138 patients diagnosed at one hospital in Wuhan, China, were presumed to be infected in that hospital

2/19/2020







U.S. hospitals, already stressed by flu season, brace for Coronavirus

With much medical equipment and drugs made in China, health experts are watching the global supply chain

2/18/2020


Preparing for coronavirus spread

The World Health Organization, U.S. hospitals and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are all getting ready

2/18/2020


How U.S. hospitals are preparing for coronavirus

The CDC is recommending that doctors and hospitals adopt a cautious approach

2/18/2020


Coronavirus testing Seattle’s infectious disease response

After responding to the first American case of the virus, healthcare workers say they are prepared.

2/18/2020


Understanding facility vulnerabilities in emergencies

By identifying weaknesses in facilities and plans, managers can improve an organization's resilience

2/18/2020


The impact of blue light on patients at night

Light is critical to our health because it helps synchronize the biological clock that maintains our circadian rhythms

2/18/2020








California city gets court order to delay establishing a coronavirus quarantine site

The restraining order prevents transportation of anyone infected with or exposed to the coronavirus to Costa Mesa

2/26/2020


Survey: Doctors aren't confident about U.S. preparedness for outbreak

The recent survey found that most doctors aren't very worried about the coronavirus, but their patients are

2/26/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Stairwell re-entry signs

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for stairwell re-entry signs

2/26/2020


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

2/26/2020


Improving patient outcomes through daylight

Sprawling Parkland Memorial Hospital site adapts for future, automates for performance

2/26/2020







FBI has ordered $40,000 in hand sanitizer and face masks

Supplies ordered in case the coronavirus becomes a pandemic in the U.S.

2/25/2020


34 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the U.S.

This includes 21 cases of returning travelers, as well as 13 U.S. cases

2/25/2020


Baby with heart condition dies after mold exposure at Seattle hospital

14 patients had developed surgical site infections from Aspergillus since 2001

2/25/2020


Protecting staff, supplies amid coronavirus

Concerns may be contributing to a growing shortage of personal protective equipment

2/25/2020


Roof replacement best practices

Close attention to roof specification, installation and maintenance can ensure long performance life for a valuable facility component

2/25/2020


Sustainable design can support health and recovery of patients

Sustainable design elements can also benefit staff and visitors

2/25/2020







Study finds coronavirus may have multiple infection routes

Scientists report evidence of an oral-fecal transmission route

2/24/2020


Scientists invent germ-fighting fabric for healthcare

The team is working to embed a germ-killing agent into hospital garments

2/24/2020


CMS stresses infection control basics amid coronavirus outbreak

CMS sent a memo to state survey agency directors urging them to double down on compliance

2/24/2020


UV's effectiveness can depend on EVS department's effectiveness

Guideline-based EVS training can improve appropriate disinfection

2/24/2020


‘Virtual hospital’ can mean fewer ER visits and hospital admissions

Patients and staff report greater satisfaction with care provided at home

2/24/2020







How China built an emergency hospital in just 10 days

A construction expert breaks it down

2/21/2020


Disinfecting surfaces in coronavirus outbreak

Human coronaviruses can remain active on surfaces such as metal, glass, or plastic for up to 9 days after exposure

2/21/2020


Woman stabbed leaving hospital garage sues over lack of security

The suit accuses the hospital of violating Wisconsin’s 'Safe-Place' law

2/21/2020


How to care for patients with possible coronavirus

Spread is thought to occur mostly from close contact via respiratory droplets

2/21/2020


Components that ensure a successful restroom upgrade

Toilets, urinals and faucets are key to upgrades that deliver water conservation and savings

2/21/2020


How lighting controls reduce energy use

Lighting controls can reduce lighting energy use in institutional and commercial facilities by up to 47 percent

2/21/2020







BBC website offers visual guide to Coronavirus outbreak

The virus has killed more than 2,000 so far - more than the 774 killed in the 2003 Sars epidemic

2/20/2020


CDC estimates the flu has sickened 22 million

There have been 210,000 hospitalizations and 12,000 deaths

2/20/2020


13 under quarantine at Nebraska hospital likely positive for coronavirus

All the patients will spend at least 14 days in the National Quarantine Unit

2/20/2020


How much does compensation matter when recruiting healthcare staff?

The fact that there is a significant and fast growing healthcare talent shortage should be very alarming to healthcare business leaders

2/20/2020


Design assist can help meet tight construction deadlines

The design approach project delivery method gets all parties to collaborate efficiently

2/20/2020


Flexible pipes support California hospital’s seismic safety

Loma Linda University Health facility is near major earthquake faults

2/20/2020







Coronaviruses can survive on surfaces for up to 9 days

Study finds virus remains infectious at room temperature for more than a week

2/19/2020


CDC estimates flu deaths at 14,000

The CDC estimates the flu has caused 26 million illnesses, 250,000 hospitalizations this season

2/19/2020


How coronavirus compares to flu, Ebola, other outbreaks

National Geographic creates a chart to explain the comparison

2/19/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: MRI smoke detectors

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for MRI smoke detectors

2/19/2020


Supporting patient care with streamlined facilities maintenance

It is imperative for the healthcare industry to employ efficient, effective and flexible construction procurement processes

2/19/2020


New study shows how coronavirus is spreading

41 percent of the first 138 patients diagnosed at one hospital in Wuhan, China, were presumed to be infected in that hospital

2/19/2020







U.S. hospitals, already stressed by flu season, brace for Coronavirus

With much medical equipment and drugs made in China, health experts are watching the global supply chain

2/18/2020


Preparing for coronavirus spread

The World Health Organization, U.S. hospitals and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are all getting ready

2/18/2020


How U.S. hospitals are preparing for coronavirus

The CDC is recommending that doctors and hospitals adopt a cautious approach

2/18/2020


Coronavirus testing Seattle’s infectious disease response

After responding to the first American case of the virus, healthcare workers say they are prepared.

2/18/2020


Understanding facility vulnerabilities in emergencies

By identifying weaknesses in facilities and plans, managers can improve an organization's resilience

2/18/2020


The impact of blue light on patients at night

Light is critical to our health because it helps synchronize the biological clock that maintains our circadian rhythms

2/18/2020







Study finds coronavirus may have multiple infection routes

Scientists report evidence of an oral-fecal transmission route

2/24/2020


Scientists invent germ-fighting fabric for healthcare

The team is working to embed a germ-killing agent into hospital garments

2/24/2020


CMS stresses infection control basics amid coronavirus outbreak

CMS sent a memo to state survey agency directors urging them to double down on compliance

2/24/2020


UV's effectiveness can depend on EVS department's effectiveness

Guideline-based EVS training can improve appropriate disinfection

2/24/2020


‘Virtual hospital’ can mean fewer ER visits and hospital admissions

Patients and staff report greater satisfaction with care provided at home

2/24/2020







How China built an emergency hospital in just 10 days

A construction expert breaks it down

2/21/2020


Disinfecting surfaces in coronavirus outbreak

Human coronaviruses can remain active on surfaces such as metal, glass, or plastic for up to 9 days after exposure

2/21/2020


Woman stabbed leaving hospital garage sues over lack of security

The suit accuses the hospital of violating Wisconsin’s 'Safe-Place' law

2/21/2020


How to care for patients with possible coronavirus

Spread is thought to occur mostly from close contact via respiratory droplets

2/21/2020


Components that ensure a successful restroom upgrade

Toilets, urinals and faucets are key to upgrades that deliver water conservation and savings

2/21/2020


How lighting controls reduce energy use

Lighting controls can reduce lighting energy use in institutional and commercial facilities by up to 47 percent

2/21/2020







BBC website offers visual guide to Coronavirus outbreak

The virus has killed more than 2,000 so far - more than the 774 killed in the 2003 Sars epidemic

2/20/2020


CDC estimates the flu has sickened 22 million

There have been 210,000 hospitalizations and 12,000 deaths

2/20/2020


13 under quarantine at Nebraska hospital likely positive for coronavirus

All the patients will spend at least 14 days in the National Quarantine Unit

2/20/2020


How much does compensation matter when recruiting healthcare staff?

The fact that there is a significant and fast growing healthcare talent shortage should be very alarming to healthcare business leaders

2/20/2020


Design assist can help meet tight construction deadlines

The design approach project delivery method gets all parties to collaborate efficiently

2/20/2020


Flexible pipes support California hospital’s seismic safety

Loma Linda University Health facility is near major earthquake faults

2/20/2020







Coronaviruses can survive on surfaces for up to 9 days

Study finds virus remains infectious at room temperature for more than a week

2/19/2020


CDC estimates flu deaths at 14,000

The CDC estimates the flu has caused 26 million illnesses, 250,000 hospitalizations this season

2/19/2020


How coronavirus compares to flu, Ebola, other outbreaks

National Geographic creates a chart to explain the comparison

2/19/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: MRI smoke detectors

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for MRI smoke detectors

2/19/2020


Supporting patient care with streamlined facilities maintenance

It is imperative for the healthcare industry to employ efficient, effective and flexible construction procurement processes

2/19/2020


New study shows how coronavirus is spreading

41 percent of the first 138 patients diagnosed at one hospital in Wuhan, China, were presumed to be infected in that hospital

2/19/2020







U.S. hospitals, already stressed by flu season, brace for Coronavirus

With much medical equipment and drugs made in China, health experts are watching the global supply chain

2/18/2020


Preparing for coronavirus spread

The World Health Organization, U.S. hospitals and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are all getting ready

2/18/2020


How U.S. hospitals are preparing for coronavirus

The CDC is recommending that doctors and hospitals adopt a cautious approach

2/18/2020


Coronavirus testing Seattle’s infectious disease response

After responding to the first American case of the virus, healthcare workers say they are prepared.

2/18/2020


Understanding facility vulnerabilities in emergencies

By identifying weaknesses in facilities and plans, managers can improve an organization's resilience

2/18/2020


The impact of blue light on patients at night

Light is critical to our health because it helps synchronize the biological clock that maintains our circadian rhythms

2/18/2020







15th coronavirus case reported in U.S. while death toll spikes in China

China's Hubei province announced 242 new deaths from the coronavirus on Feb 13

2/14/2020


Time-lapsed video of first coronavirus hospital being built

More than 1,000 workers and 100 machines worked non-stop for days

2/14/2020


Are you HIPAA compliant?

Checklist offers pointers on how to stay on the right side of the regulations

2/14/2020


Comparing the flu and the coronavirus

The flu has sickened an estimated 19 million people in the U.S. this season

2/14/2020


Plumbing upgrades focus on health and hygiene

Water conservation, less maintenance and improved hygiene are all popular targets of system improvements

2/14/2020


Designing for intimacy in senior care setting (Happy Valentines Day!)

There are opportunities to design elements to encourage socializing outside of set programming, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

2/14/2020







Experts investigating whether the coronavirus can spread through bathroom pipes

Hong Kong apartment building partially evacuated over fears of spread through plumbing

2/13/2020


Protecting long-term care facilities from coronavirus

Communication, information are key

2/13/2020


VA to open all 5G-enabled hospital in California

The VA's Palo Alto Health Care System called the first 5G-enabled health facility in the world

2/13/2020


Coronavirus might return every winter

The new virus might never leave - like the flu

2/13/2020


Study suggests toilet flushing spreads C. diff in hospital bathrooms

Closing the toilet lid before flushing may help limit the spread of germs

2/13/2020


Study finds hospital sink traps may harbor antibiotic-resistant bacteria

CPE outbreaks are mostly attributed to patient-to-patient transmission via healthcare workers

2/13/2020








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