Safety - September 2016

Illinois hospital conducts power failure evacuation drill

Rockford healthcare facility prepares for the possibility of a major power emergency


Hospital's safety problems tied to holes in fire compartment walls

The breaches in the £380million structure could affect how fire spreads around the hospital


America has a surgical instrument quality epidemic

Detroit facility must explain how 11 years of sterile processing challenges went unaddressed


Dirty medical tools dangers just emerging

Unclean surgical, medical instruments are nothing new


Fire safety fears force remedial work healthcare facility

Builder is carrying out remedial work at a hospital it built ten years ago


Proposed CMS emergency preparedness standards not expected to be 'radical departure’

CMS is expected to adopt its own standards by the end of 2016


Storm damage forces Oklahoma hospital to transport patients

Severe weather leaves behind flooding and structural damage


Elderly patients moved from U.K. hospital ward over fire safety fears

NHS Tayside closes a ward for elderly people at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Dundee, citing environmental risks as the reason


Colorado healthcare facilities train for disaster

Drill tests regional response to mass-casualty incident


Ways healthcare facilities can support staff after a disaster

New guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services offers tips on caring for employees


Mock drill coordinates efforts of N.Y. community hospitals

Healthcare facilities practiced with a scenario in which a MQ-9 unmanned aircraft crashed on Fort Drum.



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