Maintenance and Operations - February 2018

‘Me Generation’ changing senior living expectations

Assisted living communities becoming as much hospitality as healthcare

2/27/2018


Ideas for dealing with linen hoarding

Management software, policies and education are key

2/23/2018


Advances in tools expand drain cleaning versatility

Changes have meant greater power and versatility for technicians

2/21/2018


Dealing with a healthcare facility linen hoarding

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

2/21/2018


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

2/20/2018


Supporting staff during a healthcare facility downsizing

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

2/16/2018


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

2/16/2018


Hospitals using mobile units, tents to manage flu cases

Units are used to treat patients and free up beds

2/13/2018


Evacuating a hospital in the middle of a wildfire

ASPR interview examines emergency actions during California disaster

2/12/2018


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

2/8/2018


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

2/6/2018


Air filters focused on efficiency

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

2/6/2018


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

2/6/2018



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