Maintenance and Operations - May 2016

Albuquerque hospital actively seeks locally grown produce, meats

Presbyterian Healthcare Services is seeking business relationships with New Mexican farmers and ranchers


Will new overtime regulations affect healthcare facilities?

New minimum salary level for the executive, administrative, and professional employee exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act will be $913 per week, or $47,476 per year


EPA to finalize hazardous waste pharmaceutical disposal rule

Regulatory changes would provide new requirements for managing hazardous waste pharmaceuticals


Healthcare facilities encouraging wellness with on-site nutritional resources

Demonstration kitchens have become an innovative way for hospitals to engage the public in disease prevention and management, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Managing fluid waste in the OR

Outpatient Surgery readers share tips on keeping ORs floors dry


CMS, Joint Commission adopting 2012 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code

Groups will begin surveying to the 2012 version of the National Fire Protection Association’s 101 Life Safety Code as of July 5


N.H. hospital looks outside to improve facilities management

Huggins Hospital outsources organization and management of hospital operations and maintenance


Biloxi VA facility opens textile processing facility

The new facility marks the first time since Hurricane Katrina that the medical center is processing its own textiles


Healthcare facilities management can curb spread of super bugs

Report says effective facility design, operations and management can cut infections


Keeping diseases out of healthcare facilities

When staff and vendors take specific steps to prevent infection, rates can decrease by more than 70 percent.


U.S. hospitals with cleanest rooms ranked

Eighty-nine percent of patients report that their room was always clean


Boosting efficiency in healthcare retail foodservice

Speed of service has become just as important as food quality for a healthcare facility foodservice operator


Tips for more effective maintenance planning and scheduling

Effective maintenance planning and scheduling will deliver a safer and more cost-effective work environment for an asset-intensive facility


Alberta funding more healthcare facility maintenance

Rapid transfer unit for ambulance patients at University of Alberta hospital to be permanent


Healthcare system adding microwave meals to food service

Officials say it will mean greater choice and less waste


Preventive maintenance can help healthcare facility budget

Facility managers must proactively manage the maintenance needs of his or her facilities


Reducing airborne healthcare-associated infections

Indoor air quality and building hygiene can impact infection rates



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