Maintenance and Operations - October 2019

First Leapfrog ratings of outpatient facilities finds issues

Less than 1 percent of ASCs and 6 percent of HOPDs have implemented an electronic compliance monitoring system for hand hygiene

10/30/2019


Music's power to improve waiting room experience studied

Naval pilots concept uses music and nature to soothe

10/29/2019


Pa. healthcare facility adds calming live music to common areas

New arts department created a variety of art and music therapies at the hospital

10/25/2019


Standards and certifications can support sustainable ice melt choices

Third-party certifications for the EPA and Green Seal can help FMs narrow choices down to products that meet specific sustainability criteria

10/24/2019


10 reasons why stainless steel products are the best choice for healthcare design teams and facility managers

Stainless steel products provide many functional and health benefits.

10/22/2019


Delivery drones may be becoming more common for hospitals

Federal regulators may be growing more comfortable with moving medical and commercial drone delivery

10/21/2019


Exploring biggest maintenance challenges healthcare facilities

The focus of the maintenance team should be on creating an environment that continuously supports the best delivery of each of these priorities

10/18/2019


The benefits of patient entertainment systems

Modern patient entertainment systems are a great way of putting patients first

10/17/2019


Virginia VA hospital lost track of $1.8 million of equipment, supplies

They were in an unmarked second-floor storage room and a warehouse basement

10/15/2019


Water efficiency can boost facility resilience

As building owners and facility managers plan and prioritize capital improvements, resilience during extreme weather, power interruptions, and other events has become a priority

10/15/2019


Many healthcare facilities are developing command centers

Examining and tracking tens of millions of data points, pieces of equipment and people is a great challenge, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/8/2019


Avoiding winter equipment problems

Maintenance, inspection and training are key

10/8/2019


Facilities department has a role in lean management

Implementing continuous improvement, standardization can benefit maintenance and engineering

10/3/2019


Stem cells destroyed after freezer fails at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Fifty-six patients, some with cancer, lost stem cells

10/1/2019



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