Maintenance and Operations - September 2017

Sewage leaking from Winnipeg hospital

A drainage pipe has been discharging raw sewage into the soil since at least spring


W.V. VA sends help to Hurricane Irma recovery efforts

The Beckley VA Medical Center has deployed a five-member team to Alabama


Maintaining building barrier protections

Energy efficiency is often one of the easiest ways to improve a healthcare facility's bottom line


In better news, eclipse went off without a healthcare hitch

But hospitals still watching for foodborne or waterborne disease outbreaks


EHRs and paper: The headaches of document management

The infographic offers statistics including information on how much paper-dependent practices waste time


Houston VA hospital prepares for aftermath

Downtown healthcare facility remained open


Texas hospitals short of (usable) water

Beaumont's water pump broke, cutting off water supplies to the city


Houston hospitals may not be back to normal for a month

The SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council estimates that nearly two dozen hospitals have evacuated patients


Most Houston healthcare facilities withstand Harvey

Ben Taub Hospital's hospital-wide evacuation shrunk to only three vehicles


Faulty sink valve causes flood at Canadian healthcare facility

Leak happened in unit where patients recover from bone marrow procedures


Harvey could financially hurt struggling Houston hospitals

The storm has forced hospitals to cancel surgeries, evacuate patients and contend with food and supply shortages


Houston hospital abandons plans to evacuate patients

Ben Taub Hospital calls off attempts to evacuate patients after a series of delays


Tampa healthcare facility reviewing emergency plan in wake of Houston flooding

One of Tampa's biggest, busiest hospitals would probably be underwater


Harvey highlights need for emergency plans

Dozens of healthcare facilities in Texas have had to evacuate



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