Maintenance and Operations - June 2015

Dietary errors is an often hidden threat to patients

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority identified 285 dietary errors in healthcare facilities during study


Focusing on infection prevention

There are a number of different best practices and technologies healthcare facility managers use to help help battle infections


Q&A on ABHR dispensers in business occupancies

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on ABHR dispensers in business occupancies


Luxury vinyl tile gaining more popularity in healthcare facilities

New type of vinyl flooring is second only to carpeting in how frequently it is installed


U.K. hospital trust fined for legionella control problems

Investigation identified a history of failing to manage legionella


The evolution of healthcare meal planning

Executive chef at Washington hospital discusses food service's role in healthcare, the farm to hospital trend


Michigan hospital partners with salad restaurant

The Big Salad opens seventh location at the University of Michigan Hospital Cafe


N.C. health facility cafe invests in pizza upgrade

The team at The Korner Cafe at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh worked on a shoestring budget and 'just made it happen' by adding the correct equipment


Identifying Lean opportunities in healthcare

Lean is about reducing cost through the elimination of variation and waste


Room service adjusts to facilities' evolution

When a Long Island hospital absorbs 32-bed orthopedic program, needs and expectations changes


Geisinger Health Center renovates food service to boost production

The 350-seat Atrium Cafe, located on the campus's Hospital for Advanced Medicine, replaced three operations


'Celebrity chefs' in healthcare foodservice

Healthcare foodservice chefs are consistently overlooked


Concrete work causes noxious fumes in Michigan healthcare facility

Sparrow Hospital in Lansing detected fumes near operating room


Healthcare food service facing new challenges

As healthcare systems continue to consolidate, they must compete with other providers


'Design thinking' urged for healthcare tech

Design begins by gaining an understanding of how a system is likely to be used within a given environment



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