Maintenance and Operations - February 2019

Advances in tools expand drain cleaning versatility

Changes have meant greater power and versatility for technicians


How to tell if restrooms need an upgrade

When MEP systems work well, they're not notices, but when there’s an issue, these systems can be a nuisance


Texas hospital elevator had safety problems before employee was hurt

The elevator had been out of service at least four times in the year before the accident


Adventist Health won't reopen Camp Fire-damaged Feather River Hospital

More than 1,300 employees given notices


Matching concrete coatings to facility needs

Expanding product options can create complex decisions


Houston healthcare facility adopts proactive maintenance plan

MD Anderson Cancer Center developed a facility renewal program (FRP) that addressed facilities and infrastructure needs


Are biofilms from hospital shower pipes harmful?

Some new bacteria with characteristics of species known to be harmful were seen


These may be the droids healthcare facilities are looking for

Star Wars-esque robot can help deliver medicines and materials


Seven elevators at Fort Worth hospital out of service in week after checks by contractor

John Peter Smith Hospital employee was injured in one of the elevators


Mobile acute services hospitals created as an independent pod-based system of drones

MASH system drones can hover above disaster zones. The “facility” would be assembled from a series of modular clinical and support pods that can be linked together to create an elevated station, according to an article on the Healthcare Design magazine website



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