Facility Operations

Rise of Delta Variant Puts Facilities on Notice

More-harmful coronavirus variant probably will become dominant U.S. strain in the coming months, Walensky says

6/23/2021


Wanted: A 21st Century IAQ Strategy

Managers need to consider holistic integrated IAQ solution that uses complementary technologies

6/23/2021


OSHA Cites Medical Facilities Owner Over COVID-19

Owner accused of failing to protect workers from exposure to virus and implement proper safety measures

6/22/2021


Stabbing of Physician Leads to Lawsuit

Doctor’s lawyers say no one on staff alerted hospital security or seemed to know how to respond to incident

6/21/2021


Rethinking Emergency Preparedness in Assisted Living

Research findings underscore importance of understanding ‘unique challenges’ communities face

6/18/2021


Groups To Foster Sustainability in Safety-Net Hospitals

Topics to include strategic energy management planning, new technologies and innovative funding mechanisms

6/16/2021


Prevent Infections Rather Than Have To Cure Them

Hospitals need to give greater attention and budget to preventing healthcare acquired infections

6/15/2021


HEPA Purifiers Can Reduce Airborne COVID-19: Researcher

Air purifiers could benefit hospitals where aerosol-generating procedures occur

6/15/2021


New OSHA Standard Targets COVID-19 in Healthcare

ETS requires employers to help protect workers where suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients are treated

6/14/2021


Hospital Upgrades Reflect Impact of COVID-19

Facility to offer more single-occupancy rooms to decrease potential for spread of disease

6/11/2021


Hospital Pays Ransom Over Cyber Attack

Incident affected the protected health information of nearly 57,400 individuals

6/11/2021


Looking for Trouble: Tabletop Emergency Exercises

One alternative to full-scale emergency drills and exercises is tabletop exercises

6/10/2021


EVS in Spotlight of Facility Health and Safety

Managers need to consider measures to improve infection prevention

6/10/2021


COVID-19 Employment Lawsuits Target Healthcare

More than one in five of every pandemic-related lawsuit has been filed against healthcare employers

6/9/2021


Surface Spotlight: New Findings on Coating and Infection

Antibacterial surface coating limits the transmission of Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile

6/8/2021


Accessibility Lawsuit Targets Assisted Living Facility

Manhattan facility faces federal lawsuit over allegations it discriminates against people with disabilities who use wheelchairs

6/4/2021


Tornado Preparedness: It’s Never Too Early

Not all tornado seasons will be like 2021, and it’s never too early to start preparing for next year

6/4/2021


Resilient, Sustainable and Adaptable: The Future of Healthcare

Hospitals need to be prepared for surplus of patients and have knowledge to mitigate emergent infrastructure failures

6/4/2021


COVID-19 Outbreak Hits Maine Hospital

Two recently admitted patients and four staff members in hospital’s medical/surgical unit tested positive

6/3/2021


Ranking Risks: Ventilation and Infection Control

Risk-ranking each space in facilities with required temperature, pressure and humidity will guide testing procedures

6/2/2021


$160.5 Million Hospital Stresses Security

New psychiatric facility has hundreds of cameras and is designed to minimize staff blind spots

6/1/2021


Are Soft Surfaces Key To Preventing Infection?

A lack of knowledge about soft surfaces leaves facilities vulnerable to higher infection rates

6/1/2021


Hospital’s New Technology Aimed at Maintenance

Software recommends preventive actions based on historical data to avoid costly repairs

5/28/2021


Disinfection in the Post-COVID-19 Era

Only 32 percent of 110,000 objects in healthcare facilities are thoroughly cleaned, studies show

5/28/2021


Faulty Generator Hampers Hospital Operations

Patients transferred to surrounding hospitals, and surgical and elective procedures cancelled

5/27/2021


Hospital at Home: Facilities Impact?

Programs use telehealth technologies to provide patients with hospital-level care in their homes

5/27/2021


COVID-19 Strikes Hospital Construction Workers

Contractors working in non-clinical, closed area of Molokai General Hospital tested positive

5/26/2021


VA Patient Deaths Lead to Bill on Security Cameras

Move comes after lapses that allowed nursing assistant to kill patients at West Virginia veterans hospital

5/26/2021


Hospital Workers Get Emergency Backpacks

Backpacks include 32 servings of freeze-dried food, squeeze flashlight, portable stove and fuel tablets, and first aid supplies

5/26/2021


Scissors Attack Leads to Lawsuit over Hospital Security

Lawsuit accuses hospital and its security team of "gross recklessness”

5/25/2021



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