Maintenance and Operations - July 2019

Bats in Iowa hospital buildings lead to patient safety alert

The hospital receives about 10 reports of bats in its facilities a year, typically in non-patient care areas


Hospital overcrowding leaves patients boarding in ERs

National provider shortage, rise of antibiotic-resistant infections making things worse


Appliance seller has lessons for hospitals about patient experience

Hospitals are trying a number of initiatives to improve their patients’ satisfaction


Patient beds line Australian hospitals halls with increased demand

Some patients forced to spend more than 24 hours waiting for a room


New alarms that whistle and sing are designed to lessen hospital noise

Efforts are underway to make alarms quieter and design systems of visual cues — like interactive screens that look like paintings


Creating staff engagement in healthcare facilities

Disengagement can hurt interdepartmental relationships



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