Groundskeeping - June 2022

Warmer Weather Means It's Time to Winterize Facilities

The best time to start winterizing sidewalks and parking lots is during the summer.

6/30/2022


Warmer Weather Means It's Time to Winterize Facilities

The best time to start winterizing sidewalks and parking lots is during the summer.

6/30/2022


Hospital Earns Recognition for Tree-Planting Project

Arbor Day Foundation names Aspirus Wausau Hospital a Tree Campus Healthcare institution.

6/30/2022


Healthcare Facilities Revisit Indoor Air Quality as COVID Cases Rise

Faced with limited options, managers are investigating ultraviolet systems to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

6/29/2022


Healthcare Facilities Revisit Indoor Air Quality as COVID Cases Rise

Faced with limited options, managers are investigating ultraviolet systems to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

6/29/2022


Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities Hit Hardest by Staffing Woes

The good news is total employment within the continuing care retirement communities and assisted living sectors inched up in recent months.

6/29/2022


Senior Care Facilities Aim to Restore Image After Negative Press

A slew of negative publicity has forced senior care facilities to make sweeping changes to how they operate.

6/28/2022


Hospital Grade Gloves Market to Reach $4.9 Billion by 2026

United States makes up 33.8 percent of the global surgical gloves market.

6/27/2022


Linen Market Sees Surge in Demand from Hospitals

The hospital linen supply market is expected to reach $21.3 million by 2030.

6/24/2022


Backup Power Keeps Hospitals Operating in Times of Crisis

Here are strategies and tactics to ensure facilities have reliable backup power options when patients need it the most.

6/23/2022


Which Ice Melt is Best for Your Facility?

Ice melt manufacturers help facilities managers choose which product meets the needs of their operations.

6/23/2022


How Healthcare Facilities Can Prevent Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

Foodborne illness outbreaks can be detrimental to healthcare facilities, not just patients, so it is up to managers to help prevent them.

6/21/2022


American Hospital Association Certificate Targets Infection Control in Healthcare

The program offers frontline cleaning and disinfection workers educational opportunity on cleaning in healthcare environments outside of acute-care settings.

6/20/2022


How Real-Time Location Systems Saved Healthcare Facilities During COVID

Through strained supply chains and operating at maximum capacity, real-time locating systems were able to increase efficiency, safety and profitability within healthcare facilities. 

6/17/2022


Sustainable Ice Melts are the Product of the Future

More healthcare facilities managers are looking to stock up on sustainable ice melt products before winter arrives.

6/16/2022


The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety Guidance to Target Healthcare Security Incidents

The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety revised its workplace violence standard to address the heightened threats to security and safety.

6/16/2022


The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety Guidance to Target Healthcare Security Incidents

The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety revised its workplace violence standard to address the heightened threats to security and safety.

6/16/2022


Healthcare Officials Urge Senate to Act on Gun Reform

After two mass shootings at two different hospitals, healthcare officials are working to prevent workplace violence.

6/15/2022


MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center Receives ‘A’ Grade from The Leapfrog Group

The is the fourth “A” grade that the medical center has received from the Leapfrog Group.

6/15/2022


New Guidelines Target MRSA Management

Guidelines aim to prevent patients from getting MRSA and becoming ill and might help patients who already have MRSA.

6/15/2022


Mental Health Issues Drive More Employees to Quit

As COVID-19 cases increase again, healthcare facilities workers are once again feeling the strain of weakened operations and limited staff.

6/14/2022


Hospitals Can Save Money by Reprocessing Single-Use Medical Devices

A report by Association of Medical Device Reprocessors found that healthcare facilities can save money and reduce waste by extending the life of single-use medical devices.

6/13/2022


Senior Care Facilities Still Facing Staffing Shortages, Economic Crisis on the Horizon

73 percent of providers are concerned about having to close their facilities over staffing woes.

6/13/2022


Increased Stay Lengths and Limited Staff Hurts Senior Care Facilities

Staffing challenges are negatively impacting the patient discharge process.

6/10/2022


Kaiser Permanente Pledges to Reach Net Zero by 2050

As part of effort, Kaiser Permanente joined U.S. Health and Human Services climate pledge, launched to mobilize healthcare sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

6/10/2022


Kaiser Permanente Pledges to Reach Net Zero by 2050

As part of effort, Kaiser Permanente joined U.S. Health and Human Services climate pledge, launched to mobilize healthcare sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

6/10/2022


Common Errors Facilities Managers Make When Spreading Ice Melts

Ice melts and snow removal manufacturers discuss common misconceptions that surround these products.

6/9/2022


How Flooring Acts as a Mode of Infection Transmission

Here are strategies for breaking the mode of transmission if potential pathogens move from floors onto surfaces near patients.

6/8/2022


Properly Disposing of Medical Waste Plays a Role in Climate Change

More healthcare facilities are looking for ways to safely and sustainably dispose of medical waste.

6/7/2022


Properly Disposing of Medical Waste Plays a Role in Climate Change

More healthcare facilities are looking for ways to safely and sustainably dispose of medical waste.

6/7/2022


Senators Urge GAO to Study Accessibility Within Healthcare Facilities

U.S. senators asked the Government Accountability Office to conduct a comprehensive study into the persisting barriers that Americans with disabilities of all backgrounds experience in accessing healthcare.

6/7/2022


3 Water-Savings Strategies in Healthcare

Healthcare facilities have come under greater scrutiny and pressure in recent years to operate more sustainably.

6/6/2022


Nursing Homes Face Ongoing Economic Troubles 

The report assesses the potential impact on access to care and health equity.

6/6/2022


Access Control Systems Reevaluated in Wake of Mass Shootings

The mass shooting at a Tulsa hospital leaves many facilities rethinking access control

6/3/2022


Access Control Systems Reevaluated in Wake of Mass Shootings

The mass shooting at a Tulsa hospital leaves many facilities rethinking access control

6/3/2022


Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health to Combine Services

The new organization will have a combined footprint across Illinois, Wisconsin, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. 

6/3/2022


Hospitals Face Major Environmental Services Challenges

Survey provides overview of the strengths and challenges associated with healthcare environmental hygiene practices in healthcare facilities.

6/3/2022


Hospitals Face Major Environmental Services Challenges

Survey provides overview of the strengths and challenges associated with healthcare environmental hygiene practices in healthcare facilities.

6/3/2022


Senior Care Facilities Strive to Make Improvements to Satisfy Residents

Senior care facilities are working to upgrade their operations to appease residents and staff.

6/2/2022


Surgeon General Addresses Healthcare Worker Crisis

Advisory lays out recommendations for healthcare organizations and facilities to address worker burnout and ensure their well-being.

6/2/2022


Automation Can Prevent Burnout within Healthcare Facilities

Increasing automation within organizations can help employees reduce the number of repetitive tasks they have to do throughout the day.

6/1/2022


Polk County, Iowa Limits Capacity in Hospital

Iowa county cites rising COVID cases and staffing shortages for limited services.

6/1/2022



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