Maintenance and Operations - February 2018

‘Me Generation’ changing senior living expectations

Assisted living communities becoming as much hospitality as healthcare


Ideas for dealing with linen hoarding

Management software, policies and education are key


Advances in tools expand drain cleaning versatility

Changes have meant greater power and versatility for technicians


Dealing with a healthcare facility linen hoarding

One of the biggest challenges laundry and linen services in a healthcare facility is linen hoarding


The important role your facilities team plays in patient care

Beyond first impressions, elements of the physical environment continue to play a critical role in patient satisfaction for the duration of their stay


Supporting staff during a healthcare facility downsizing

As the healthcare landscape transforms, organizations face reengineering initiatives, restructurings, redundancies and downsizings


Hospitals cancel surgeries after cracks found in operating room walls

The closure comes just over a week after dust contamination also closed the surgery area


Hospitals using mobile units, tents to manage flu cases

Units are used to treat patients and free up beds


Evacuating a hospital in the middle of a wildfire

ASPR interview examines emergency actions during California disaster


7,000 Winnipeg healthcare workers merge union chapters

The new collective includes workers at longterm care homes, community clinics, the Health Sciences Centre, and Grace, Concordia and Seven Oaks hospitals


Atlanta hospital opens mobile ER to handle flu overflow

Grady Memorial Hospital ER normally sees 400 patients a day but the number has grown to above 500


Air filters focused on efficiency

Advances in air filter efficiency and performance standards offer more potential benefits for organizations and occupants.


Apple app may mean the end of the healthcare facility fax

With iPhone Health app, patients will soon be able to download and view health records on their phones



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