Groundskeeping - May 2021

Hospital’s New Technology Aimed at Maintenance

Software recommends preventive actions based on historical data to avoid costly repairs

5/28/2021


Disinfection in the Post-COVID-19 Era

Only 32 percent of 110,000 objects in healthcare facilities are thoroughly cleaned, studies show

5/28/2021


Faulty Generator Hampers Hospital Operations

Patients transferred to surrounding hospitals, and surgical and elective procedures cancelled

5/27/2021


Hospital at Home: Facilities Impact?

Programs use telehealth technologies to provide patients with hospital-level care in their homes

5/27/2021


COVID-19 Strikes Hospital Construction Workers

Contractors working in non-clinical, closed area of Molokai General Hospital tested positive

5/26/2021


VA Patient Deaths Lead to Bill on Security Cameras

Move comes after lapses that allowed nursing assistant to kill patients at West Virginia veterans hospital

5/26/2021


Hospital Workers Get Emergency Backpacks

Backpacks include 32 servings of freeze-dried food, squeeze flashlight, portable stove and fuel tablets, and first aid supplies

5/26/2021


Scissors Attack Leads to Lawsuit over Hospital Security

Lawsuit accuses hospital and its security team of "gross recklessness”

5/25/2021


Federal Effort Targets Support for Long-Term Care in Emergencies

Two new committees to provide support for older adults and people with disabilities in long-term care facilities

5/24/2021


Healthcare Parking Fees Draw Scrutiny

Spotlight on ‘financial toxicity’ of cancer treatment, including costs not covered by insurance, such as parking fees

5/21/2021


Ransomware Crisis Enters Third Week

More than two weeks after a cyber attack, Scripps Health fighting to get back online

5/21/2021


Face Facts: Security Issues and Facial Recognition Technology

More hospitals use technology to augment security programs to protect patients and staff

5/20/2021


Hospitals Ramp Up Cybersecurity in Shadow of Pipeline Attack

Healthcare-related cyber attacks rose by 55 percent in 2020

5/19/2021


Minimizing Pandemic’s Impact on Facilities Funding

Best practices in securing capital and operational funding

5/19/2021


Spotlight: Resident Security Technology

With advances in resident security technology, facilities managers have access to range of helpful resources

5/19/2021


Hospitals, Hurricanes and the Need for Resilience

Group encourages facilities to prepare for hurricane season

5/18/2021


Joint Commission IDs Top Safety Issues for Facilities

Infections and utility systems among top challenges in 2020

5/18/2021


Ransomware Attacks Up 102 Percent in 2021

Healthcare sees highest volumes of ransomware attempts, averaging 109 attempts per entity per week

5/18/2021


How VA Figured Out Food Service During Pandemic

Goal was to provide guidance that would help foodservice teams at individual hospitals best manage their own situation

5/18/2021


Cyber Attack Evolves To Pose New Threats

Group behind SolarWinds attack adjusts tactics, according to government advisories

5/17/2021


Hospital Evacuation Drill Targets Wildfires

Training prepares staff to respond to emergencies as part of safety and crisis planning and preparation

5/17/2021


200,000 VA Records Exposed Online

Exposed data included patient names, birth dates, medical information, contact information and physician details

5/17/2021


Fire Systems: Overlooked Cybersecurity Targets

Fire and life safety systems with cyber weaknesses can compromise safety

5/17/2021


ASHRAE, UV Group Partner on Research, Standards

ASHRAE, IUVA will cooperate to promote advancement of emerging research and technologies

5/14/2021


Fueled by COVID-19, Fungal Infection Impacts Long-Term Care

Public health officials concerned that pandemic has created unique opportunities for infections to spread

5/14/2021


Healthcare CEOs Vow Better Protection for Workers

Group aims to ensure workers have systems, tools, technologies and resources to feel safe

5/14/2021


ASHRAE Updates Healthcare Facilities Ventilation Standard

Standard offers guidance, regulation, and mandates to designers of healthcare facilities

5/13/2021


Pipeline Cyber Attack Rekindles Threat to Healthcare

Officials continue to warn of imminent cyber threat against hospitals and health care systems

5/13/2021


Engaged Management Key in Controlling Infections

Lessons learned about better control of HAIs can apply to other pathogenic outbreaks, such as COVID-19

5/13/2021


CDC: COVID-19 Can Be Transmitted from More Than 6 Feet Away

Agency previously said most infections took place through close contact, not airborne transmission

5/13/2021


Alert Targets FiveHands Ransomware Attacks

Group has targeted businesses in healthcare, education, construction, engineering and food and beverage

5/12/2021


Oxygen-Related Fires Target of Safety Alert

Managers must learn from fatal incidents to keep patients and staff safe

5/12/2021


Healthcare IT: The Human Toll of Ransomware

Connected devices enable more widespread care but also create increased vulnerability to ransomware

5/12/2021


UV-C Can Improve Efficacy of Disinfectants: Study

Disinfection using BAK followed by UVC radiation can minimize harmful effect of BAK residues on humans

5/11/2021


List of Healthcare Organizations Hit By Ransomware Attack Grows

Hospitals and health systems nationwide report data breaches linked to ransomware attack on CaptureRx

5/11/2021


Hospitals Driving Surface Disinfectant Sales: Study

High-level disinfectants have emerged as top-selling products in market

5/11/2021


SF Hospitals Rethink Use of Police for Security

Healthcare workers using de-escalation tactics would replace deputies

5/10/2021


Program Enables Energy, Water Efficiency in New Hospital

C-PACE provides lower-cost access to energy and water saving technologies, along with resilience measures and alternative energy

5/10/2021


Mold Case Against Seattle Hospital Advances

Public health documents relate to Aspergillus mold infections at Seattle Children’s hospital

5/7/2021


Average Ransomware Demand on Healthcare: $4.6 Million

Healthcare second only to education among industries most affected by tracked ransomware incidents

5/7/2021


Cyber Attack Hampers Scripps Health’s Operations

Weekend attack continues to plague San Diego-based healthcare system

5/6/2021


How Safe Are U.S. Hospitals?

Grades focus on ability to protect patients from preventable errors, accidents, injuries and infections

5/5/2021


Stabbings Raise Security Alerts at Little Rock Hospitals

Four knife attacks caused local hospitals to double down on security

5/5/2021


Looking for Trouble: How To Plan for the Next Crisis

Preparing healthcare facilities for natural and manmade threats

5/5/2021


Rethinking Ergonomics for Food Service Workers

Specialists observed workers, noting how when and where they were lifting improperly, pulling, pushing and reaching

5/5/2021


Infection Control During Renovation Projects

EVS managers can help improve existing design to incorporate new best practices for infection prevention

5/4/2021


Cyber Security Myths and Misconceptions

Healthcare IT managers are struggling with some massive cybersecurity blindspots and misconceptions

5/4/2021


Flexibility Key for Future HVAC System Design

COVID-19 can spread via aerosol transmission, so controlling airflows is critical

5/3/2021


D.C.’s Largest Solar Array Debuts

Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus located on former Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus

5/3/2021


VA Expands 5G Technology in Facilities

5G infrastructure to support connectivity between medical devices and greater use of virtual reality tools

5/3/2021


Surfaces, Sanitization and COVID-19: A Closer Look

Literature review focuses on ability of viruses to live on inanimate and inert objects

5/3/2021



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