Maintenance and Operations - November 2018

Healthcare facility noise pollution can impact quality and safety of healthcare

Noise is a worsening problem, with levels regularly exceeding international recommendations

11/29/2018


University of Washington to close hospital laundry

The university has cited budget shortfalls and pledged to help workers find new jobs

11/26/2018


Report explores emergency preparedness for healthcare facilities

White paper focuses on the role of facility management during emergency events and for CMS compliance

11/16/2018


Indiana healthcare facility working to enhance patient experience

Highpoint Health's Patient & Family Advisory Council offers input to improve patient and visitor experience

11/13/2018


Making accreditation matter

The framework of standards and process of accreditation can offer significant opportunity to build an organizational culture that supports performance and innovation far beyond the survey event

11/9/2018


Palu disaster leaves hospitals swamped a month later

Poor sanitation and dirty conditions fuel sickness among the displaced

11/8/2018


Steps to re-opening after a disaster

The Joint Commission published a new Emergency Management Health Care Environment Checklist

11/1/2018



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