Maintenance and Operations - September 2014

Edmonton hospital fighting influx of flies

Misericordia Hospital says flies don't pose any health risk


Ontario health system introduces guest meal program

Family members and visitors on all inpatient units at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital can order meals


Boomers reinventing senior food service

Care organizations are recognizing that seniors want flexibility and variety in dining, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website


Earthquake-retrofit costs lead to closing of L.A. hospital

Temple Community Hospital closed its doors, citing low revenue and increasing costs of maintaining its aging building


Seniors' food preferences and attitudes spark chef's creativity

Long-term living care is moving from institutional meals to fresh, local and organic food offerings, according to an interview on the Long-Term Living website


Rural hospitals closing without ACA money

Four rural Tennessee hospitals have closed and dozens are at risk because of the state's decision not to join the Affordable Care Act


Retail urgent care retailers increase access

Facilities part of shift in the way healthcare is delivered


Preventing Clostridium difficile infections

Updated cleaning guidelines offer tips for fighting infection


California apartment complex adds health clinic

Complex joins healthcare system to run a 'wellness corner'


California nursing home settles suit over asbestos violations

Wallboard from patient rooms at Salinas facility contained asbestos


Sustaining quality improvement in environmental services

Study showed that immediate performance feedback in addition to monthly face-to-face data reports was the most effective


Tennessee clinic rolls out 'Healthcare on Wheels'

Chattanooga Primary Care's mobile medical facility designed to serve industries and businesses


Linen loss is an $840 million problem

Nearly 90 percent of all linen used in U.S. hospitals does not reach its useful life


$18.5 million rehab center set in Wisconsin

Campus to include a rehab center, long-term living facility and community center


Photo tour of hospital food around the world

Images on Imgur site illustrates the range of typical hospital meals from 17 cities


Mobile healthcare facility created in van

Families First Health and Support Center in Portsmouth, N. H. to use the van to bring services to the homeless, low-income individuals and seniors


Info offered on scabies management in healthcare facilities

An isolated case of scabies must be managed correctly to prevent the infestation spreading


Rediscovering integrated building systems

Buildings need the flexibility to change and adapt to new needs and conditions


New Jersey hospital investing in urgent care

Lourdes is the latest N.J. hospital to invest in an urgent care center


Healthcare workers go on strike over Ebola safety fears

Healthcare workers at a large state-run hospital in Sierra Leone have gone on strike over pay and hazardous working conditions


Long Island High school opens health center

Longwood High School facility offers free access to healthcare


Planning can limit the impact of severe weather on food costs

The impact of California's drought has been low for most hospitals, where strategies have been implemented to minimize the damage


Hospital focus shifting to outpatient strategies

Efficiencies and market demand are driving the change



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