Facility Operations

Why Paint Choices Matter

Manufacturers discuss priorities for healthcare facilities managers planning painting projects


How To Protect Your Organization from Cyber Crimes During Holidays

CISA and FBI urge organizations to remain vigilant against cyber attacks


Technology Plays Key Role in Advancing Healthcare Facilities

New-generation robotics and software are reshaping healthcare facilities


How Can FEMA Help Hospitals Mitigate and Recover from Disaster?

Following disasters, FEMA will reimburse 75-100 percent of costs for services such as debris removal, overtime pay, and infrastructure repairs


Advance in Thermal Energy Storage Shows Promise

Breakthrough could play major role in decarbonizing buildings


Landscapes Become Focus of Climate Change Strategies

Survey finds growing demand for landscape planning and design solutions to climate change


Ramping Up Foodservice Operations for a Pandemic

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport overcomes daunting obstacles and challenges to accommodate rapid increases of COVID-19 patients


Protecting Patient Data Goes Beyond Policies

With cyberattacks on the rise, every healthcare worker is responsible for protecting patient information


How To Properly Clean and Disinfect Environmental Surfaces

A closer look at the proper processes to ensure safe, clean, and disinfected facilities


Preventing Bacteria in Ice, Water and Beverage Equipment

Water management and safety plans are just one step to prevent bacteria outbreaks ice machines, drinking fountains, and beverage dispensers


Senior Care Facilities Reap Benefits from New Technology

Report finds that senior care facilities that use technology have higher occupancy rates


UCSF Health Earns ‘A’ for Safety

Grade is based on more than 30 national performance measures that reflect errors, injuries, accidents and infections


How Often Should You Test for Legionella in Plumbing Systems?

Regular maintenance is essential to prevent the spread of Legionella, but how often should you test for it?


Hospitals Nationwide Struggle as COVID-19 Cases Continue

In Minnesota, skilled-nursing facility will serve as an alternative care site to relieve hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases


Phoenix Health System Wins ASHE Award

System consolidated decentralized technology, policies, processes and procedures to create to streamline operations


How Self-Distribution Can Cut Supply Chain Costs in Healthcare

Managers who build their own distribution operations and diversify supply chains can reduce costs and optimize efficiency


Ongoing Labor Crisis Impacts Long-Term Care

Report finds Employment levels in nursing homes have dropped more than any other healthcare sector


Are We Cleaning and Disinfecting Surfaces the Right Way?

A closer look at the proper processes to ensure safe, clean and disinfected facilities


University of Missouri Finds Benefits in Telehealth Appointments

Telehealth increases access to convenient care while lowering the risk of COVID-19 exposure


Strategies for Fighting Legionnaires’ in Healthcare Facilities

Most medical facility accreditation agencies require a Legionella risk management plan


How Can Hospitals Prevent Ransomware Attacks?

More than 200 healthcare facilities have fallen victim to ransomware attacks in the last three years


CMS Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for Healthcare Workers

Requirements will apply to approximately 76,000 providers and cover more than 17 million healthcare workers nationwide


Why Hospitals Should Eliminate Hot Water for Hand Washing

Experts in infection control have been uprooting old assumptions that hot water is essential in hand washing


Why is Legionella Commonly Found in Hospitals?

Patients with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to Legionella, so it’s critical that managers implement steps to prevent bacteria growth


Resource Targets Infection Prevention in Long-Term Care

First-of-its-kind infection prevention resource gives long-term care facilities tools to battle COVID-19 and other infections


Demand for Medical Waste Containers to Grow Through 2031

Stringent waste disposal guidelines during the pandemic accelerating market growth


OSHA Releases New COVID-19 Emergency Standard

OSHA announced an emergency temporary standard to protect unvaccinated workers from the spread of COVID-19


Medical Facility Failed To Protect Workers from COVID-19: OSHA

Inspection at rehabilitation and post-acute care facility found healthcare facility did not comply with federal respiratory protection requirements


Penn Medicine’s Pavilion Raises Bar for Sustainable Healthcare

1.5-million-square-foot facility is world's largest project to achieve LEED v4 Healthcare Gold certification


5 Issues for Integrating Telehealth into Ambulatory Care

Telehealth has major impact on facility design and planning, but there is minimal guidance on integrating it into facilities



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