Trump rule could stop public reporting of hospital infections

Under the new rule, the CMS Hospital Compare website won't show the infections or safety measures

7/5/2018


Seven hospital projects valued at $300 million + kick off summer

Six of the seven are in the planning stages

7/5/2018



Hospital explosion linked to bled gas lines

Gas lines in the boiler room may have been bled

7/5/2018


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Delayed egress locks

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for delayed egress locks

7/5/2018


Fighting environmental infection in long-term care facilities

Thorough facility-wide cleaning and disinfection is often the first line of defense

7/5/2018







Philadelphia hospital creates police drop-off lane for gunshot victims

Philadelphia is one of the few cities where police take stabbing and shooting victims to hospitals

7/3/2018


Tips for healthcare facility managers to stay in compliance with NFPA

A majority of the updates are related to inspections, paperwork regulations and training

7/3/2018


Va. hospital redesigned behavioral health center using patient input

Children's Hospital of Richmond brought in patients and families to help with design process

7/3/2018


How to design hospitals for the millennial generation

Millennials are looking for technology and availability

7/3/2018


Check out this special supplement to Healthcare Facilities Today

Supplement includes stories on energy efficiency, lighting and infection control

7/3/2018


As hospitalizations drops, Delaware health system Beebe cancels tower project

Officials say this is a sign of a changing ideology in healthcare

7/3/2018







C. diff. cases fall 36 percent in Canada's hospitals

Improvements in infection-control measures, such as frequent hand-washing and more frequent, intense cleaning of hospital facilities in the last decade may have contributed

7/2/2018


Expansive 'health city' planned for Brisbane

Health-focused district is planned around the site of Mater Private Hospital Springfield

7/2/2018


Hand-washing monitor can help reduce hospital infections

Healthcare workers wear a badge that shows different lights that can let them know if their hands are properly sanitized

7/2/2018


Officers cleared in California hospital shooting

Officers fired six rounds at a man who shot through a glass door with a rifle and entered the hospital

7/2/2018


Is liquid soap safer than a bar?

The answer is no, according to a Q&A on The New York Times website

7/2/2018


Tips for hiring healthcare cybersecurity pros

Cybersecurity requires people from all backgrounds and majors

7/2/2018







Inspection reveals unsanitary conditions at Memphis VA

Soiled furniture and dirty air ducts where food is prepared were found

6/29/2018


Avoiding extended closures when renovating facility bathrooms

Healthcare facility managers must balance cost and time

6/29/2018


Healthcare cyberthreat reports increasing

In the first six months of 2018, there were 154 breaches reported to the Office for Civil Rights

6/29/2018


New Lifestyle Children’s Hospital in Chattanooga adds engaging installations

How do you get a firetruck on to the 3rd floor of a hospital? Not through the elevator.

6/29/2018


Private firm hired to organize hospitals' patient move

New Sydney hospital 'more like a hotel'

6/29/2018


Healthcare system building microhospital in Mesa

Abrazo Community Health facility will have a small emergency department and an operating room

6/29/2018







Water tank reports at many NYC hospitals show serious issues

Rust, muck and pigeons cited at facilities

6/28/2018


Fewer hospitals report zero infections

More than 30 percent of hospitals reported no MRSA infections in 2016, compared with about 15 percent in 2017

6/28/2018


Healthcare building and design trends suggest industry growth

A survey by Medical Construction & Design suggests the growth will be primarily renovations

6/28/2018


Patient room design can affect stress

A 2017 article by Andrade and colleagues offers findings that suggest how design elements may reduce patient stress, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/28/2018


Most healthcare facility infection control practitioners doubt their laundry systems

Seventy-two percent say would not wipe their drinking glass with a freshly laundered hospital mopping pad or wipe

6/28/2018


N.Y. hospital finishes renovation

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center expansion includes new first-floor Stroke & Brain Aneurysm Center, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/28/2018







Inmate climbs through Alabama hospital ceiling to escape

Inmate was taken to the hospital after he claimed to have swallowed a razor blade

6/27/2018


Threatening incident at birthing center renews security concerns

Though a nurse felt threatened by a visitor, no one activated an emergency alert that triggers a hospital-wide response

6/27/2018



Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Fire pump phase reversal

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for fire pump phase reversal

6/27/2018


Traits, insights and tips: A hospital flooring guide

Choosing the right flooring for a hospital floor plan can be a daunting task. Here, we'll uncover some traits, insights, and tips to ease the challenge.

6/27/2018


Check out this special supplement to Healthcare Facilities Today

Supplement includes stories on energy efficiency, bathrooms and security

6/27/2018







Missouri hospitals built to withstand tornadoes

Healthcare system says it has toughened safety requirements for construction

6/26/2018


Design and technology can improve ED patient flow

Technologies include patient tracking boards, registration kiosks and real-time patient locating systems

6/26/2018


Study finds better IT security doesn’t deter cyberattacks

Institutional factors found to play the biggest role

6/26/2018


Where design meets delivery of individualized, compassionate children’s mental healthcare

Women veterans in the healthcare system are the largest growing demographic

6/26/2018


South Texas VA adjusts to changing veteran population

Women veterans in the healthcare system are the largest growing demographic

6/26/2018


Texas healthcare facility builds senior-oriented ER

Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville designs ER to address mobility challenges

6/26/2018







Chattanooga healthcare facilities ready for Ebola possibility

Staying abreast of what's happening in the world to know what could potentially come into the hospital is key

6/25/2018


Healthcare facility renovation addresses patient experience

The hospital had begun sorting waste at a third site

6/25/2018


Healthcare facility renovation addresses patient experience

Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center added sconce lighting, warm wooden floors, and natural color palettes, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/25/2018


Slashing energy consumption

Infographic illustrates nine ways healthcare facilities can be more energy efficient

6/25/2018


Combating workplace violence

RWJBarnabas Health is taking a stand against workplace violence at its hospitals and clinics

6/25/2018


Healthcare data breach: What to know about them and what to do after one

Three steps you can take to protect yourself and minimize the damage

6/25/2018







Philadelphia hospital creates police drop-off lane for gunshot victims

Philadelphia is one of the few cities where police take stabbing and shooting victims to hospitals

7/3/2018


Tips for healthcare facility managers to stay in compliance with NFPA

A majority of the updates are related to inspections, paperwork regulations and training

7/3/2018


Va. hospital redesigned behavioral health center using patient input

Children's Hospital of Richmond brought in patients and families to help with design process

7/3/2018


How to design hospitals for the millennial generation

Millennials are looking for technology and availability

7/3/2018


Check out this special supplement to Healthcare Facilities Today

Supplement includes stories on energy efficiency, lighting and infection control

7/3/2018


As hospitalizations drops, Delaware health system Beebe cancels tower project

Officials say this is a sign of a changing ideology in healthcare

7/3/2018







C. diff. cases fall 36 percent in Canada's hospitals

Improvements in infection-control measures, such as frequent hand-washing and more frequent, intense cleaning of hospital facilities in the last decade may have contributed

7/2/2018


Expansive 'health city' planned for Brisbane

Health-focused district is planned around the site of Mater Private Hospital Springfield

7/2/2018


Hand-washing monitor can help reduce hospital infections

Healthcare workers wear a badge that shows different lights that can let them know if their hands are properly sanitized

7/2/2018


Officers cleared in California hospital shooting

Officers fired six rounds at a man who shot through a glass door with a rifle and entered the hospital

7/2/2018


Is liquid soap safer than a bar?

The answer is no, according to a Q&A on The New York Times website

7/2/2018


Tips for hiring healthcare cybersecurity pros

Cybersecurity requires people from all backgrounds and majors

7/2/2018







Inspection reveals unsanitary conditions at Memphis VA

Soiled furniture and dirty air ducts where food is prepared were found

6/29/2018


Avoiding extended closures when renovating facility bathrooms

Healthcare facility managers must balance cost and time

6/29/2018


Healthcare cyberthreat reports increasing

In the first six months of 2018, there were 154 breaches reported to the Office for Civil Rights

6/29/2018


New Lifestyle Children’s Hospital in Chattanooga adds engaging installations

How do you get a firetruck on to the 3rd floor of a hospital? Not through the elevator.

6/29/2018


Private firm hired to organize hospitals' patient move

New Sydney hospital 'more like a hotel'

6/29/2018


Healthcare system building microhospital in Mesa

Abrazo Community Health facility will have a small emergency department and an operating room

6/29/2018







Water tank reports at many NYC hospitals show serious issues

Rust, muck and pigeons cited at facilities

6/28/2018


Fewer hospitals report zero infections

More than 30 percent of hospitals reported no MRSA infections in 2016, compared with about 15 percent in 2017

6/28/2018


Healthcare building and design trends suggest industry growth

A survey by Medical Construction & Design suggests the growth will be primarily renovations

6/28/2018


Patient room design can affect stress

A 2017 article by Andrade and colleagues offers findings that suggest how design elements may reduce patient stress, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/28/2018


Most healthcare facility infection control practitioners doubt their laundry systems

Seventy-two percent say would not wipe their drinking glass with a freshly laundered hospital mopping pad or wipe

6/28/2018


N.Y. hospital finishes renovation

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center expansion includes new first-floor Stroke & Brain Aneurysm Center, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/28/2018







Inmate climbs through Alabama hospital ceiling to escape

Inmate was taken to the hospital after he claimed to have swallowed a razor blade

6/27/2018


Threatening incident at birthing center renews security concerns

Though a nurse felt threatened by a visitor, no one activated an emergency alert that triggers a hospital-wide response

6/27/2018



Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Fire pump phase reversal

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for fire pump phase reversal

6/27/2018


Traits, insights and tips: A hospital flooring guide

Choosing the right flooring for a hospital floor plan can be a daunting task. Here, we'll uncover some traits, insights, and tips to ease the challenge.

6/27/2018


Check out this special supplement to Healthcare Facilities Today

Supplement includes stories on energy efficiency, bathrooms and security

6/27/2018







Missouri hospitals built to withstand tornadoes

Healthcare system says it has toughened safety requirements for construction

6/26/2018


Design and technology can improve ED patient flow

Technologies include patient tracking boards, registration kiosks and real-time patient locating systems

6/26/2018


Study finds better IT security doesn’t deter cyberattacks

Institutional factors found to play the biggest role

6/26/2018


Where design meets delivery of individualized, compassionate children’s mental healthcare

Women veterans in the healthcare system are the largest growing demographic

6/26/2018


South Texas VA adjusts to changing veteran population

Women veterans in the healthcare system are the largest growing demographic

6/26/2018


Texas healthcare facility builds senior-oriented ER

Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville designs ER to address mobility challenges

6/26/2018







Chattanooga healthcare facilities ready for Ebola possibility

Staying abreast of what's happening in the world to know what could potentially come into the hospital is key

6/25/2018


Healthcare facility renovation addresses patient experience

The hospital had begun sorting waste at a third site

6/25/2018


Healthcare facility renovation addresses patient experience

Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center added sconce lighting, warm wooden floors, and natural color palettes, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/25/2018


Slashing energy consumption

Infographic illustrates nine ways healthcare facilities can be more energy efficient

6/25/2018


Combating workplace violence

RWJBarnabas Health is taking a stand against workplace violence at its hospitals and clinics

6/25/2018


Healthcare data breach: What to know about them and what to do after one

Three steps you can take to protect yourself and minimize the damage

6/25/2018







Hospital says CMS star rating system has been wrong for two years

Rush University Medical Center found that instead of evenly weighting the eight measures in the safety of care group, the ratings formula relied heavily on one measure

6/22/2018


Managing medical records: A guide for facilities and providers

Document management technologies can adjoin these competing philosophies and practices for the better, especially as it pertains to managing medical records

6/22/2018


Wisconsin healthcare provider opening cafeteria for free summer meals for kids

Gundersen Health System in LaCrosse is serving noon meals to kids who play in area parks

6/22/2018


Leapfrog opposes CMS roll back of quality reporting measures

Leapfrog says removing the measures from IQR will hurt patient transparency

6/22/2018


Harvard Medical School to disperse portraits of past white male department chairs

The move is designed to put the organization's focus on diversity

6/22/2018


Arizona woman claims she found bed bugs in daughter's hospital room

The daughter is being treated at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa

6/22/2018








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