Maintenance and Operations - September 2019

Plastic piping can offer savings, flexibility

A range options for new construction and renovation offer flexibility, cost efficiency and easy installation

9/30/2019


U of Chicago moved patients before nursing strike

Pediatric patients in the ICU were moved to other hospitals

9/23/2019


The ups and downs of elevator services: A primer on contract negotiations

With the right contract negotiation strategies—and thorough knowledge of the elevator industry—hospitals can maintain high-quality elevator service and save money

9/23/2019


Ant infestation at Georgia veterans facility is being investigated

Lawmakers want to know why Veterans Affairs officials did not react more quickly

9/20/2019


Overcrowding at Irish hospitals leading to co-ed wards

Patients also waiting on gurneys for the next empty bed

9/17/2019


Strategies for water conservation

Water audits and leak-detection technology can help managers curtail facility water use

9/17/2019


Creating a successful healthcare facility management partnership

Misperceptions can hamper a partnership with an FM service provider

9/16/2019


Mayo Clinic Health Systems Austin temporarily offers valet parking

Construction at the hospital took away some handicap spots

9/11/2019


Rural hospital staff had to go to Dollar General for supplies

Surgeries were allegedly delayed because of a lack of supplies

9/10/2019


Maintaining sidewalks and parking garages requires a comprehensive, strategic approach

Hardscape components need a comprehensive program that helps technicians address small problems early

9/9/2019



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