Maintenance and Operations - April 2022

WISE Initiative Aims to Improve Senior Care Environments

The WISE initiative will focus on different aspects of the senior living industry to advance innovation that will help make communities safer and healthier.


Troubleshooting Pin-Hole Leaks in Healthcare Piping Systems

Managers can prevent problems by understanding water piping materials and causes of corrosion


Healthcare Facilities Need to Standardize Supply Chain Practices

A survey found that a majority of healthcare facilities are still using manual techniques for tracking the supply chain.


ASHE Infection Control Tool Focuses on Role of Maintenance

ICRA 2.0 promotes and directs interdisciplinary infection prevention in healthcare facilities during construction, renovation and maintenance.


Data Finds that Change of Ownership is More Common in Nursing Homes than Hospitals

HHS and CMS are releasing data on mergers, acquisitions, consolidations and changes of ownership from 2016-2022.


3 Ways to Solve Staffing Issues

There is a no "one-size-fits-all" solution when it comes to attracting and retaining talent.


Congressman Calls for Investigation of ‘Horrific Practices’ in Nursing Homes

Just one month after President Biden pushed to improve the quality of the nation’s nursing homes, congressman Bobby. L. Rush is calling for further investigations to Real Estate Investment Trusts.


Why Healthcare Facilities Must Prioritize Furniture Decisions

The goal for all hospitals and healthcare facilities is to provide the best care possible, and furniture plays a role in that plan.


Water Contamination Limits Texas Medical Center Operations

William Beaumont Army Medical Center is limiting operations and postponing elective surgeries


Pipe Burst Floods UVM’s Operating Rooms, Delays Surgeries

49 scheduled elective surgeries have been postponed until additional ORs are able to be brought back online.


FGI Interprets Language in 2018 Guidelines

Interpretations address uncertainty over electrical receptacles, windows in behavioral health facilities and HVAC systems.


Senior Care Facilities See Improvements Increase Over Last Decade

Nursing home care has improved over the last decade with less residents having to return to hospitals.



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