Maintenance and Operations - October 2015

Staff can help manage healthcare noise and speech privacy

Staff and visitors can play a role by reducing the amount of noise produced in the first place


Solid surfaces choices can effect maintenance

Durability and consistent color are important factors


Felician Village retirement residence improves food service programs and financial practices

The assisted living resident dining program was upgraded from a non-selective menu to selective table service and restaurant-style menus with no additional staffing or additional costs


Decluttering hospital corridors

Hospitals must maintain free and unobstructed access to all exits and minimize fire risk


California hospital adopts new trends in hospital food

Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton offering fresh and healthy choices and cooked-to-order meals


When to repair or replace medical equipment

One way to help decide whether to replace an item is the carrying cost of older equipment


Optimizing an operating room

Small efficiencies can add up to substantial time and cost savings


Patch invented to repair hospital beds, prevent spread of infection

CleanPatch works like a Band-Aid to save healthcare facilities from prematurely replacing equipment


Salt Lake City outpatient facility installs upscale bistro

In its first year, Mountainside Cafe registered 440 daily weekday and brought in nearly $500,000



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