Maintenance and Operations - February 2019

Advances in tools expand drain cleaning versatility

Changes have meant greater power and versatility for technicians

2/28/2019


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

2/26/2019


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

2/25/2019


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

More than 1,300 employees given notices

2/25/2019


Matching concrete coatings to facility needs

Expanding product options can create complex decisions

2/21/2019


Houston healthcare facility adopts proactive maintenance plan

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

2/14/2019


Are biofilms from hospital shower pipes harmful?

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

2/7/2019


These may be the droids healthcare facilities are looking for

Star Wars-esque robot can help deliver medicines and materials

2/5/2019


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

2/4/2019


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

2/1/2019



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