Maintenance and Operations - August 2013

Sweeping changes: Hospitals focus on cleaning services

Janitors are on the front lines of crucial infection control


Floor-care primer: Starting at the bottom

Tips for care and repair of four major commercial flooring categories


Infection prevention techniques that work

Planning, vigilance, isolation, thorough cleaning help hospital keep HAI in check


Hospital dining room rehab tastes immediate success

Brooklyn Hospital Center's emphasis on fresh and healthy food stations boosts traffic 14 percent


Survey says: Cleaning industry is cautiously optimistic

P&G Professional poll includes more than 400 cleaning professionals from healthcare, food service, commercial and hospitality sectors.


More signs are not always right direction in wayfinding

Color, texture and simple language can ease patient journey through medical facility.


Report helps facilities departments speak finance

Report provides healthcare facilities departments with benchmarking tools to help them communicate effectively with finance-focused senior management.


Paris hospital deploys outdoor wayfinding kiosks

A Paris hospital has installed 20 full- and semi-outdoor wayfinding kiosks to enhance visitors' experience and reduce the need for staff to direct wandering visitors.


New Jersey legislator pushes medical waste legislation

A New Jersey legislator pushes medical waste legislation after syringes washed up on Island Beach State Park earlier this month.


Case study: The role of environmental hygiene in lowering hospital infections

A new case study examines the role of improved environmental hygiene in lowering infections and raising HCAHPS Scores at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Ill., near Chicago.

 Communication with patients also plays a role.


Healthcare facilities employ varied tactics for better acoustics, noise control

Healthcare facilities have begun to focus more on privacy, noise control and acoustics not only to meet HIPPA mandates for patient confidentiality, but also to increase patient satisfaction.



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