Facility Operations - September 2021

Forum Targets Healthcare-Higher Education Synergy

Topics included green revolving funds and financing, renewables procurement, goal setting and collaboration on energy efficiency, and building operations during the pandemic

9/30/2021


Healthcare Compliance Target of CBRE Offering

Tools cover employee evaluation and assessment, training and certifications, and benchmarking, analytics and reporting

9/30/2021


Ransomware Linked to Higher Patient Mortality: Survey

COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in less confidence among providers in mitigating risks posed by ransomware

9/29/2021


Healthcare Facilities Top List of UV Applications: Survey

Eighty-one percent of respondents are concerned about UV disinfection safety

9/28/2021


CDC To Invest $2.1 Billion in Infection Prevention in Healthcare Facilities

Funds will help facilities prevent infections more effectively and support rapid response to detect and contain infectious organisms

9/28/2021


Overhead Ventilation Is IAQ Culprit: Study

When overhead vents supply heated air, occupants might be exposed to respiratory aerosols more than if same room were well-mixed

9/27/2021


Remote Monitoring Important, But Few Facilities Capable of Doing It

Healthcare facility managers plan to invest in remote monitoring and smart buildings in the next year

9/24/2021


NEMA Offers Motors and Generators Standard for Free

Standard provides guidance for motor manufacturers, state and local codes, repair shops, contractors, facilities managers and original equipment manufacturers

9/23/2021


Case Study: Intercom System Improves Visitor and Patient Experience

Communication system also provides video monitoring of suspicious activity

9/22/2021


Keeping Patients Safe From Harm: Enacting and Sustaining a Ligature Risk Assessment

Many facility-related products in hospital rooms can pose a risk to patients

9/20/2021


New UL Resources Target Fire Safety

Software tracks and manages certification, testing schedules, professional competencies and other activities across single buildings or whole portfolios

9/20/2021


New Cleaning Approach Reduces HAIs by 65 Percent

Minnesota hospital uses technology and teamwork to minimize hospital-acquired infections

9/17/2021


COVID-19 Challenges Hospital’s HVAC Operations

Department focuses on UVC technology, air filtration to create healthy indoor environments

9/17/2021


Minimizing Mold Growth: The Value of Preventive Maintenance

Healthcare facility managers need to take the necessary precautions to prevent patients from acquiring fungal infections

9/16/2021


California Warns Healthcare Facilities on Cybercrime

Attorney general urges providers to take proactive steps to protect against cybersecurity threats

9/16/2021


DOE Resources Support Codes To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Facilities rely on robust energy codes to enhance resilience and mitigate impacts of climate change

9/16/2021


Carpets Cannot Be Disinfected

They can be cleaned and sanitized and here’s how to do it in 3 steps

9/15/2021


EPA Webinar Targets IPM in Healthcare Facilities

Integrated pest management is a science-based decision-making framework that emphasizes pest prevention and least-toxic control measures

9/15/2021


Biden’s COVID-19 Mandates Target Vaccinations in Healthcare Facilities

Mandate covers healthcare settings that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement, including hospitals, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgical settings, and home health agencies

9/14/2021


Preparedness Resource Targets Power Generation

Free, downloadable resource provides in-depth look at propane’s capabilities as a resilient energy source in healthcare facilities

9/14/2021


ASHRAE Updates Ventilation Standard for Healthcare Facilities

Changes include expanded requirements to allow airborne infectious isolation room exhaust discharge to general exhaust under certain conditions

9/13/2021


White Paper Targets Advanced Recycling in Healthcare

Healthcare industry has recognized that the environmental footprint from widespread use of plastics, especially packaging, is significant

9/13/2021


Prevent Infections Rather Than Have To Cure Them

Hospitals need to give greater attention and budget to preventing healthcare acquired infections

9/10/2021


Long-Term Care Facility Reduces Carbon Footprint With No Upfront Costs

Case Study: Crown Point Health Suites upgraded lighting to LED fixtures and added HVAC sensors

9/10/2021


Blower Fans Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Fire-related property damage has totalled $75,000

9/9/2021


Hurricane, Wildfires Making Resilience a Top Priority for Facilities

Recent report suggests catastrophic climate change is imminent unless huge greenhouse gas reductions succeed

9/8/2021


Biden Pushes To Curtail Emissions from Healthcare Facilities

New office will prod hospitals to cut carbon emissions and provide greener, more environmentally friendly medical care

9/8/2021


Meet the Best Environmental Services Departments

AHE names its 2021 award winners

9/8/2021


Pandemic Tensions Fueling Rise in Healthcare Workplace Violence

Workers and health care officials say incidents of violence against staff have been rising in number and intensity

9/3/2021


Hospitals Assess Damage as Ida Moves Inland

Worst damage was at Ochsner St. Anne Hospital, where roof was damaged and section above an elevator blew out, rendering elevator unusable

9/2/2021


Pandemic, Hurricane Test Resilience of Gulf Coast Hospitals

Hospitals in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama implement response plans for twin emergencies

9/1/2021


Pandemic Drives Healthcare Technology Trends

COVID-19 pandemic forcing healthcare systems to adopt new technology and processes to deal with evolving challenges

9/1/2021



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