Facility Operations - November 2021

Technology Plays Key Role in Advancing Healthcare Facilities

New-generation robotics and software are reshaping healthcare facilities


Advance in Thermal Energy Storage Shows Promise

Breakthrough could play major role in decarbonizing buildings


Landscapes Become Focus of Climate Change Strategies

Survey finds growing demand for landscape planning and design solutions to climate change


Ramping Up Foodservice Operations for a Pandemic

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport overcomes daunting obstacles and challenges to accommodate rapid increases of COVID-19 patients


How To Properly Clean and Disinfect Environmental Surfaces

A closer look at the proper processes to ensure safe, clean, and disinfected facilities


Preventing Bacteria in Ice, Water and Beverage Equipment

Water management and safety plans are just one step to prevent bacteria outbreaks ice machines, drinking fountains, and beverage dispensers


Senior Care Facilities Reap Benefits from New Technology

Report finds that senior care facilities that use technology have higher occupancy rates


UCSF Health Earns ‘A’ for Safety

Grade is based on more than 30 national performance measures that reflect errors, injuries, accidents and infections


How Often Should You Test for Legionella in Plumbing Systems?

Regular maintenance is essential to prevent the spread of Legionella, but how often should you test for it?


Hospitals Nationwide Struggle as COVID-19 Cases Continue

In Minnesota, skilled-nursing facility will serve as an alternative care site to relieve hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases


Phoenix Health System Wins ASHE Award

System consolidated decentralized technology, policies, processes and procedures to create to streamline operations


Ongoing Labor Crisis Impacts Long-Term Care

Report finds Employment levels in nursing homes have dropped more than any other healthcare sector


Are We Cleaning and Disinfecting Surfaces the Right Way?

A closer look at the proper processes to ensure safe, clean and disinfected facilities


University of Missouri Finds Benefits in Telehealth Appointments

Telehealth increases access to convenient care while lowering the risk of COVID-19 exposure


Strategies for Fighting Legionnaires’ in Healthcare Facilities

Most medical facility accreditation agencies require a Legionella risk management plan


How Can Hospitals Prevent Ransomware Attacks?

More than 200 healthcare facilities have fallen victim to ransomware attacks in the last three years


CMS Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for Healthcare Workers

Requirements will apply to approximately 76,000 providers and cover more than 17 million healthcare workers nationwide


Why is Legionella Commonly Found in Hospitals?

Patients with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to Legionella, so it’s critical that managers implement steps to prevent bacteria growth


Resource Targets Infection Prevention in Long-Term Care

First-of-its-kind infection prevention resource gives long-term care facilities tools to battle COVID-19 and other infections


Demand for Medical Waste Containers to Grow Through 2031

Stringent waste disposal guidelines during the pandemic accelerating market growth


OSHA Releases New COVID-19 Emergency Standard

OSHA announced an emergency temporary standard to protect unvaccinated workers from the spread of COVID-19


Medical Facility Failed To Protect Workers from COVID-19: OSHA

Inspection at rehabilitation and post-acute care facility found healthcare facility did not comply with federal respiratory protection requirements


Penn Medicine’s Pavilion Raises Bar for Sustainable Healthcare

1.5-million-square-foot facility is world's largest project to achieve LEED v4 Healthcare Gold certification


LA County Addresses Aging Hospital Generators

Deployment of generator-monitoring technology provides real-time alerts to hospitals during power outages


What Causes Legionella?

Learn why Legionella can be found in a healthcare facility’s water supply


What Causes Legionella?

Learn why Legionella can be found in a healthcare facility’s water supply


What Causes Legionella?

Learn why Legionella can be found in a healthcare facility’s water supply


OSHA To Address Heat-Related Work Risks

Action begins process to consider heat-specific workplace rule for hazardous heat conditions


Amazon Enters Senior Living Communities

Senior living and healthcare providers can now deploy Alexa to help residents and patients stay better connected and improve care team productivity



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