Facility Operations - August 2022

5 Steps to Controlling Workplace Violence

Workplace violence in hospitals and other healthcare facilities has been a problem since before 2020. Then the COVID-19 pandemic began.

8/31/2022



5 Steps to Controlling Workplace Violence

Workplace violence in hospitals and other healthcare facilities has been a problem since before 2020. Then the COVID-19 pandemic began.

8/31/2022



Woman Dies After Ingesting Toxic Chemicals at Senior Care Facility

The news is the latest in a string of tragic events impacting senior care facilities.

8/31/2022



Cyber Attacks Shift to Target Smaller Hospitals

Healthcare providers represent 73 percent of total breaches.

8/31/2022



Private Investment Needed to Improve Skilled Nursing Facilities

Researchers misalignment of public-private partnerships attracts capital to own skilled nursing facilities instead of investing in modernizing facilities.

8/30/2022



Princeton Community Hospital Association Joins WVU Health System

The letter of intent was signed in 2021.

8/30/2022



Staffing Woes Still Plaguing an Already Hurt Healthcare Facilities Industry

Since the beginning of the pandemic, healthcare facilities have been struggling to recruit and retain new talent. 

8/30/2022



5 Steps to Effective Zone Maintenance

A zone maintenance program that nurtures collaboration and responsibility for common objectives helps patient care environments run smoothly and safely.

8/29/2022



Preventing Workplace Violence Through Proactive Security Strategies

By taking a proactive approach to security threats, managers can minimize risk to patients and staff.

8/25/2022



Preventing Workplace Violence Through Proactive Security Strategies

By taking a proactive approach to security threats, managers can minimize risk to patients and staff.

8/25/2022



Regular Elevator Maintenance Proves Essential for Healthcare Facilities

Prolonging maintenance on elevators can wreak havoc on facilities.

8/25/2022



Perfect Storm: High Surface Contamination and Vulnerable Patients

The education of EVS workers and healthcare professionals is necessary to break the chain of infections.

8/24/2022



Christiana Care Health System Will No Longer Purchase Crozer Health

Changing economic landscape impacted the ability to move forward with the sale.

8/24/2022



Doors and Hardware: Critical Safety Where You Last Think

From lockouts to security breaches, products play an important role in the safety of facilities.

8/23/2022



WELL Certification Covers 600 Senior Living Communities

Facilities represent more than 30 million square feet and a more than fourfold adoption increase in the sector since a year ago.

8/22/2022



Demand for HVAC Controls Drives Building Automation Market

The global building automation and controls market is expected to grow 11.3 percent by 2030.

8/22/2022



Demand for HVAC Controls Drives Building Automation Market

The global building automation and controls market is expected to grow 11.3 percent by 2030.

8/22/2022



3 Steps to Disrupt and Repair Supply Chains

Now is the time for facilities managers to examine what is and is not working in supply chains and take action to rebuild them.

8/19/2022



How Managers Can Ensure Elevator Safety

With more buildings incorporating elevators, it is critical that proper safety measures are in place.

8/18/2022



New Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council Promotes Sustainability

The guide helps managers navigate economic, regulatory, resourcing, and infrastructure issues.

8/18/2022



HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital Closes Inpatient Pediatric Unit

The hospital will continue to operate its eight-bed pediatric emergency department.

8/18/2022



University Hospitals Discontinue Services, Combine Medical Centers

Some inpatient, surgical and emergency services will be discontinued, while services will be consolidated at nearby locations.

8/17/2022



Arizona VA Nursing Home Closed Due to Rat Infestation

Recent storms caused rats to move into the facility.

8/16/2022



CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidance, Affecting Schools

The CDC has announced updated guidelines on COVID-19.

8/16/2022



Healthcare Facility Management Market to Hit $427.13 Billion

COVID-19 and growing elderly population are largely contributing to the growth of the healthcare facility market.

8/16/2022



Where Healthcare Facilities Stand on Reliability Asset Management

ASHE conference session takes the pulse of reliability asset management among facility managers

8/15/2022



Demand for New Construction Increases Need for Elevators

With limited space for new constructions, companies are starting to build higher towers, requiring more elevators.

8/15/2022



Demand for New Construction Increases Need for Elevators

With limited space for new constructions, companies are starting to build higher towers, requiring more elevators.

8/15/2022



Without Help, Nursing Home Workforce Recovery Will Struggle

The model indicates staffing levels might not return to pre-pandemic levels until 2026.

8/12/2022



Community Memorial Hospitals to Close Obstetrics Department, Avoid Layoffs

The closure comes as the healthcare facility still struggles to recruit and retain new employees.

8/12/2022



Taylor Hospital and Regional Hospital of Scranton Request to Consolidate

The goal is to complete the licensure transition later this year.

8/12/2022



Technology and Design Can Future-Proof Healthcare Facilities

In order to better embrace change, healthcare facilities must begin preparing employees for the future.

8/11/2022



3 Most Common Questions About Chemicals

J. Darrel Hicks discusses common and dangerous mistakes when using, storing and handling cleaning chemicals in healthcare facilities.

8/11/2022



3 Most Common Questions About Chemicals

J. Darrel Hicks discusses common and dangerous mistakes when using, storing and handling cleaning chemicals in healthcare facilities.

8/11/2022



Healthcare Security Guideline Targets Body Cameras

New guideline includes a definition of body-worn cameras and guidance on policy and procedure surrounding training, use and retention of captured audio and video.

8/10/2022



3 Steps to Prevent C. diff Spread

CDI prevention begins with the right products and processes and an educated environmental services staff.

8/9/2022



3 Steps to Prevent C. diff Spread

CDI prevention begins with the right products and processes and an educated environmental services staff.

8/9/2022



Rush Health Systems and Ochsner Health Officially Merge

The two companies, now Ochsner Rush Health, will anchor services in East Mississippi and West Alabama.

8/9/2022



Automation Requires Collaboration with Employees, Not Resistance

More automation is being implemented because of the great resignation, but will technology prevent employees from applying to new jobs?

8/9/2022



Strategies for Supporting Mental Health in Healthcare Facilities

Facilities staff might not outwardly express feelings of anxiety, but managers can look for other signs of stress.

8/8/2022



11 Hospitals Receive Healthcare Supply Chain Excellence Award

ECRI awards 11 hospitals for supply chain excellence.

8/8/2022



Green County Medical Center to Close Long-Term-Care Department

After many attempts to continue services, the long term care department will close by Sept. 28, 2022.

8/8/2022



Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation Market Grows to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

UV disinfection equipment is steadily being added to facilities to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

8/5/2022



Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation Market Grows to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

UV disinfection equipment is steadily being added to facilities to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

8/5/2022



Why Doors and Hardware Aid in Preventive Maintenance

Having a proper preventive maintenance plan in place can help ensure the longevity of doors and hardware.

8/4/2022



Healthcare Safety Group Creates Workplace Violence Resource

The ebooklet contains 19 select guidelines focused on supporting a workplace violence prevention approach to healthcare security and safety.

8/4/2022



Staffing Shortages Create Bottlenecks in Healthcare Facilities

Lack of staff has forced more than 60 percent of nursing homes to limit new patient admissions, impacting hospitals seeking to free up precious beds.

8/3/2022



US News’ Releases 2022 Best Hospital Honor Roll List

The honor roll includes 20 hospitals that excel across most or all types of care. 

8/2/2022



Healthcare Industry Drives Demand in 3D Printing

The global healthcare additive manufacturing market is expected to grow 22.6 percent by 2030.

8/1/2022



Healthcare Industry Drives Demand in 3D Printing

The global healthcare additive manufacturing market is expected to grow 22.6 percent by 2030.

8/1/2022



 
 
 


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