Maintenance and Operations - October 2022

Healthcare Facilities Continue to Experience Significant Shortage of Staff

The primary challenge in recruiting allied healthcare professionals is the current labor shortage.

10/31/2022


Optimizing Facilities Teams to Benefit the Bottom Line

Facilities represent an opportunity to rethink business as usual and contribute to cost savings while improving the patient experience.

10/28/2022


Kansas-Based Saint Luke's Health System to Close Two Locations

Emergency care will continue to be available at both locations until December.

10/28/2022


Workers Still Want to Quit Their Job

More workers want to quit, but few have plans to actually do so.

10/28/2022


Healthcare Facilities Use Data to Drive Compliance

New York-Presbyterian supports maintenance with a data-driven program that aim to ensure regulatory compliance.

10/27/2022


How Hand Dryers are Being Used in a Post-COVID World

Hand dryers have been a necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

10/27/2022


How COVID-19 Increased Demand for Paper Towels

Paper towel dispensers have been more popular since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

10/26/2022


Nursing Homes to See Tougher Federal Oversight

Revisions to Special Focus Facility program aims to increase enforcement actions for facilities that fail to demonstrate improvement.

10/26/2022


Senior Care Facilities Acquisitions Dropped in Third Quarter

The number of publicly announced seniors housing and care acquisitions in the third quarter of 2022 dropped to 133 deals.

10/26/2022


Healthcare Facilities Look to Build Resilient Teams

The increased attention on resilient facilities has highlighted the important role managers play in the success of their organizations.

10/25/2022


Healthcare Merger and Acquisition Activity Remains Active

Healthcare M&A deal value totals revealed a slight increase from $57.74 billion in Q2:22 to $58.2 billion during Q3:22.

10/24/2022


Essentia Health and Marshfield Clinic Health System Explore Merger

A combined organization would feature a network of 3,800 providers serving more than 2 million people in rural and mid-urban communities.

10/21/2022


Healthcare Facilities See Increase in Regulatory Burdens

Prior authorization requirements ranked as the top burden for medical practices.

10/21/2022


Effective Elevator Maintenance in Healthcare Facilities

Delayed elevators can be harmful to patients.

10/20/2022


Healthcare Facility Design Now Aims to Promote Employee Wellness

Promoting wellness through design is one way healthcare facilities are trying to recruit and retain employees.

10/19/2022


Parkview Health System Signs Letter of Intent to Join UCHealth

In the letter of intent, both healthcare systems commit to strengthening services offered throughout Southern Colorado.

10/18/2022


Medical Waste Management on the Rise

Market growth is driven by factors such as more traumatic and burn injuries, more surgical wounds and increased hospital stays.

10/17/2022


USDA Awards $110 Million to Improve Rural Healthcare Facilities

These grants will help 208 rural healthcare organizations expand facilities and critical services for nearly 5 million people in 43 states and Guam.

10/17/2022


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Receives $710 Million Donation from Bezos Family, Plans Expansion

The gift supports the organization’s efforts to accelerate the pace and breadth of medical breakthroughs in cancer and infectious disease.

10/14/2022


How Towel Dispensers Can Prevent Spread of Infections

Proper hand washing can help limit the spread of disease.

10/13/2022


Iowa-Based Blessing Health to Close

The demand of patient care does not support the investment required to operate and maintain the hospital.

10/10/2022


Occupancy of Senior Care Facilities Increases, Outpaces Growth in Inventory

The total number of occupied senior housing units is 2,400 units shy of its pre-pandemic all-time high level.

10/10/2022


Atlanta Medical Center Closes Emergency Department Prior to Hospital Closure in November

The AMC emergency department will close on Oct. 14.

10/6/2022


Healthcare Facilities Worker Burnout on the Rise

Researchers concerned that findings could indicate more mental health disorders and cardiovascular diseases in healthcare staff.

10/5/2022


Rural Healthcare Programs Extended Through December

Rural hospitals are at higher risk of closure.

10/5/2022


6 Steps to Build the Construction-Maintenance Connection

These six strategies can help healthcare facility managers connect construction and renovation projects to maintenance and operations.

10/4/2022


Mental Health Impacted by Workplace Culture

Negative workplace environments can lead to less productivity.

10/3/2022



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