Maintenance and Operations - January 2018

Before Nebraska hospital is demolished, former workers share stories

The Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center building will come down after crews remove asbestos before the final demolition

1/31/2018


Healthcare facilities need disaster recovery plans for EHR security

Having a current backup plan and contingency plan are federal requirements under the HIPAA Security Rule

1/30/2018


Tips for upgrading, replacing healthcare facility equipment

With multiple systems, a proactive planning process is critical

1/30/2018


California wildfires tested hospitals' disaster plans

There is more pressure for hospitals to be prepared even though many lack the resources and funding to upgrade their disaster plans

1/30/2018


Integrative design plus early commissioning role prevent building performance problems

Lessons from past projects should inform new designs

1/29/2018


Benefits of maintenance planning and scheduling

It can be difficult to justify a full-time MPS position, but you should be able to justify the function

1/29/2018


Super Bowl LII to impact hospital access in Minneapolis

Road closures make it difficult for patients to reach Hennepin County Medical Center

1/26/2018


White paper explores how flooring impacts patient care

Noise levels can affect healing, reduce efficiency

1/24/2018


Attention to roof inspections, maintenance can help prevent leaks

Regular inspections and maintenance are critical to keep roofs in good condition

1/23/2018


The benefits of managing healthcare operating expense with a CMMS

This critical healthcare system gives HTM professionals the ability to proactively manage work requests, inventory items, and assets, which in turn can improve patient care and reduce operating costs

1/19/2018


Deer crashes through window at S.D. healthcare facility

Doe had a broken back right hoof but officials think it will be OK

1/18/2018


Ham radio operators train to help healthcare facilities, others in disasters

Operators take classes on operating in a hospital

1/16/2018


Healthcare facilities weigh in on weather safety for employees

Some hospitals offer sleeping accommodations, food and other essential items.

1/16/2018


Noisy ORs can put patients at risk

Excessive noise can be distracting to healthcare providers

1/16/2018


Minneapolis hospital develops emergency plan for Super Bowl

Road closures around the stadium will affect routes ambulances take to Hennepin County Medical Center

1/15/2018


Boston area healthcare facilities were prepared for storm

Hospitals opened rooms so staff could stay overnight

1/9/2018


Amtrak derailment emergency response went well

Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia drills two to three times a year on its disaster response

1/9/2018


Healthcare facilities looking at new ways to reduce noise

Hospital noise is a growing concern for patients, family and staff

1/8/2018


Los Angeles County adds recuperative beds to help homeless

Two-hundred fifty new beds brings the total to 432

1/4/2018



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