Facility Operations - July 2021

Delta Variant’s Spread Prompts Vaccine Mandates

Officials in California, New York City, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to require vaccinations or proof of negative test

7/30/2021


Keeping Hospitals Clean and Disinfected Is Team Job

Environmental services, nurses and infection control services need clear roles and responsibilities

7/29/2021


Advantages of School-Based Healthcare

These types of health centers help low-income and disadvantaged families find medical help.

7/28/2021


Senior Living Centers Fined $5.5 Million Over COVID-19 Practices

More than 184,000 nursing home residents have died of COVID-19 as of June 2021

7/28/2021


IT Lapse Exposes 275 Million Medical Images

HHS recently alerted medical facilities to prioritize repair of PACS vulnerabilities

7/27/2021


Healthcare Takes Heavy Toll on Environment: Study

Healthcare sector produces 10 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions

7/26/2021


Mask Use in Healthcare Taking Toll on Environment

Adopting reusable masks can dramatically cut environmental impact of PPE waste

7/23/2021


Savings, Security Driving Cloud Migration

Using cloud-based software becoming increasingly popular among healthcare facilities

7/23/2021


Staffing Shortage: Virginia Temporarily Closes Several Mental Hospitals

Five of eight of the state's mental healthcare facilities are closing admissions due to short staffing.

7/22/2021


Case Study: Wearable Hand-Sanitizing Device Improves Hand Hygiene

Device is paired with real-time, cloud-based reporting feedback technology

7/21/2021


Should Healthcare Workers Be Required To Get Vaccinated?

Healthcare group calls for COVID vaccine mandate since similar initiatives have proven successful

7/20/2021


Pandemic Helps Move EVS to Center Stage

Keeping hospitals clean and sanitized is where concerns of health and safety overlap

7/20/2021


5 Fire Prevention Tips for Hospitals

Recent incidents highlight need for fire safety and prevention practices

7/20/2021


Workplace Violence Strikes Three Hospitals

Incidents in Baton Rouge, Nashville and Little Rock spotlight threats to employees

7/19/2021


Protecting Healthcare Facilities and Assets Using Access Control

Facilities are vulnerable to security breaches and have their own specific areas of risks and threats

7/16/2021


Tornado Damages, Closes Missouri Hospital

Facility experienced damage but infrastructure remains sound

7/16/2021


Healthcare Facilities Renew Focus on Sustainable Operations

Researcher discussed industry's effect on climate and actions to improve sustainability

7/16/2021


4 Steps to Better Cleaning in Patient Areas

Poor cleaning protocols increase risk of healthcare acquired infections

7/15/2021


Hospital Surfaces Target of New Research on Infection Control

Covering high-touch surfaces with silver-impregnated foil could reduce bacterial pathogen contamination

7/15/2021


Boston Hospitals’ Greenhouse Gas Cuts Fall Short: Report

Hospitals cut emissions 18 percent between 2011 and 2019 even as they added space

7/13/2021


Nursing Homes Wrestle with Climate Change, HVAC Demands

For Washington’s long-term care facilities, recent heatwave underscored growing need for air conditioning

7/13/2021


Advice for Disinfecting Hospitals

Disinfecting is critical to infection control. Get answers for disinfecting around occupants, common touch points, chemical alternatives and more

7/12/2021


Hospital Layoffs Target Janitorial, Food Service Workers

Sodexo will lay off 407 workers after Health First, a four-hospital system based in Florida ends contract

7/12/2021


Delta Variant, Flu Cast Shadow Over Recovery from Pandemic

Health experts warn public there also could be very difficult flu season ahead

7/9/2021


Hospital Contract Addresses PPE, Workplace Violence

Pact calls for hospital behavioral response team with added security for workplace violence prevention

7/8/2021


One Dead in Fire in Hospital

Officials investigating whether defibrillator being used ignited something in room

7/7/2021


Hospitals, States Struggle To Prepare for the Next Crisis

New Jersey officials hope new budget will help hospitals improve emergency preparedness

7/6/2021


Hospitals’ Security Officers To Get Tasers, Body Cameras

Facilities have faced growing concern around safety for their patients and providers

7/2/2021


Inspections on Infectious Disease Plans Lagged in 2020: Report

CMS lacked authority to ensure hospitals had plans to prevent infectious diseases in place during pandemic

7/2/2021


Handbook Offers Guidance for Healthcare Facilities Managers

Resource discusses primary skills and concepts managers should use and understand

7/2/2021


Mandatory Vaccinations for Hospital Workers on the Rise

Nationwide, little fanfare has greeted dozens of hospitals that require vaccinations

7/1/2021



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