Maintenance and Operations - August 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.


Princeton Community Hospital Association Joins WVU Health System

The letter of intent was signed in 2021.


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. 


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.


Regular Elevator Maintenance Proves Essential for Healthcare Facilities

Prolonging maintenance on elevators can wreak havoc on facilities.


Christiana Care Health System Will No Longer Purchase Crozer Health

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


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.


HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital Closes Inpatient Pediatric Unit

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


University Hospitals Discontinue Services, Combine Medical Centers

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


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.


Where Healthcare Facilities Stand on Reliability Asset Management

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


Demand for New Construction Increases Need for Elevators

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


Without Help, Nursing Home Workforce Recovery Will Struggle

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


Community Memorial Hospitals to Close Obstetrics Department, Avoid Layoffs

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


Taylor Hospital and Regional Hospital of Scranton Request to Consolidate

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


Rush Health Systems and Ochsner Health Officially Merge

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


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.


11 Hospitals Receive Healthcare Supply Chain Excellence Award

ECRI awards 11 hospitals for supply chain excellence.


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.


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.


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.


US News’ Releases 2022 Best Hospital Honor Roll List

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



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