Facility Operations - September 2022

CMS Offers Resources for Florida Hospitals Affected by Hurricane

Resources and waivers aim to ensure hospitals and other facilities can continue to operate and provide access to care to those impacted by the hurricane.

9/30/2022


CMS Offers Resources for Florida Hospitals Affected by Hurricane

Resources and waivers aim to ensure hospitals and other facilities can continue to operate and provide access to care to those impacted by the hurricane.

9/30/2022


Tackling Infection in Senior Living Communities

Sodexo program implements enhanced cleaning protocols that fight the spread of infection to protect residents, staff and their families.

9/29/2022


The Role of Paper Towel Dispensers in Cutting Costs

As organizations search cost savings, more are taking a closer look at paper towel dispensers.

9/29/2022


Legionella Prevention in Cooling Tower Systems

With the support of a team of experts, managers can effectively prevent, detect and respond to positive Legionella tests.

9/28/2022


Legionella Prevention in Cooling Tower Systems

With the support of a team of experts, managers can effectively prevent, detect and respond to positive Legionella tests.

9/28/2022


States Strengthen Assisted Living Regulations

Over 90 percent of assisted living facilities require a consumer disclosure agreement.

9/28/2022


Healthcare Facilities Brace for Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian is expected to reach the coast of Florida Wednesday evening.

9/28/2022


Facility Management Before a Crisis Strikes

Growing threats to operations create pressure and opportunities for managers to improve their organizations’ resilience.

9/27/2022


Some Healthcare Facilities No Longer Need Face Masks While Working

The CDC releases new masking guidance for healthcare facilities.

9/27/2022


ShorePoint Health Venice Ends Services

Decline in inpatient volume and rising expenses contributed to the closure.

9/27/2022


Dead Rat Remained in Clinic After 2020 Inspection

Rat found in December 2020 inspection of city-run health clinic in Baltimore remained undisturbed and mummified in follow-up site visit 18 months later.

9/26/2022


How to Prevent Mold Growth in Facilities

Mold can often grow out of sight and unnoticed.

9/23/2022


How to Prevent Mold Growth in Facilities

Mold can often grow out of sight and unnoticed.

9/23/2022


FGI Resource Targets Facilities Readiness for Emergencies

White paper helps facilities managers determine best practices and establish a new minimum standard on emergency preparedness and response.

9/23/2022


Cybersecurity Evolve as Attacks on Healthcare Sector Grow

Cyber attacks on healthcare organizations have increased 94 percent year-over-year.

9/23/2022


Cybersecurity Evolve as Attacks on Healthcare Sector Grow

Cyber attacks on healthcare organizations have increased 94 percent year-over-year.

9/23/2022


How COVID-19 Re-Focused Facilities on Compliance

The pandemic was the ultimate litmus test for and real-world example of hospital compliance standards.

9/22/2022


Towel Dispensers Pivot to Become More Sustainable

Towel dispenser manufacturers are answering the call to become more sustainable.

9/22/2022


Senior Care Facilities Still at Risk of HAIs, Calls for Improvement Lag

Despite calls for improvements at senior care facilities, little progress has been made.

9/20/2022


Senior Care Facilities Still at Risk of HAIs, Calls for Improvement Lag

Despite calls for improvements at senior care facilities, little progress has been made.

9/20/2022


Smaller Hospitals Are Larger Targets for Cyberattacks

Attackers moved from large hospital systems and payers to smaller hospital systems that lack the same level of security preparedness.

9/20/2022


Smaller Hospitals Are Larger Targets for Cyberattacks

Attackers moved from large hospital systems and payers to smaller hospital systems that lack the same level of security preparedness.

9/20/2022


Smaller Hospitals Are Larger Targets for Cyberattacks

Attackers moved from large hospital systems and payers to smaller hospital systems that lack the same level of security preparedness.

9/20/2022


Thermal Imaging Can Improve Handwashing

Researchers obtained thermal images of 12 healthcare professionals using an infrared camera attached to an iPhone.

9/19/2022


Thermal Imaging Can Improve Handwashing

Researchers obtained thermal images of 12 healthcare professionals using an infrared camera attached to an iPhone.

9/19/2022


'Active Adult Housing' Emerges as Senior Living Option

Facilities fill a market need and serve as a bridge between conventional multifamily housing and traditional senior living options.

9/16/2022


Automated Hand Hygiene Monitoring Systems Promote Cleaner Healthcare Facilities

Automated hand hygiene monitoring systems are able to achieve greater improvement in hand hygiene performance.

9/16/2022


The Looming Legal Battle over Hospital-Associated Infections

The belief that infections are unavoidable has shielded hospitals and doctors from liability for decades, but not in the future.

9/15/2022


COVID-19 Brings Back Demand of Towel Dispensers

Towel dispensers are back in demand because of the pandemic, but did they ever go away?

9/15/2022


Strategies for Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance

Most elements of the healthcare industry encountered setbacks during the pandemic, including the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

9/14/2022


Staff Shortages Impact Patient Experience at Small Hospitals

Healthcare facilities have experienced negative impacts from the Great Resignation.

9/14/2022


How to Improve Indoor Air Quality on a Budget

There is a way that managers can improve indoor air quality while reducing energy use.

9/14/2022


Man Dies After Falling Off Roof of OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center

It is unclear how the deceased gained access to the secure area. 

9/13/2022


Federation of American Hospital Urges Government Officials to Reauthorize Certain Hospital Programs

Federation of American Hospital outlines challenges facing rural hospitals.

9/13/2022


ASHE Guides Offer Ventilation Insights

Guides help staff make evidence-based decisions regarding ventilation to keep patients and staff safe and reduce the chance of contamination and infection.

9/13/2022


Mayo Clinic Health System Transitions Some Services to Wisconsin Hospital

Labor and delivery services from Mayo Clinic Health System in Barron and Menomonie will move to Eau Claire.

9/12/2022


Backup Generators Fail Santa Clara Valley Medical Center During Blackout

Parts of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center went without power for four hours during one of the hottest days of the year.

9/12/2022


Green Measures Benefit Students' Air Quality

Air purifiers in classrooms reduced indoor pollution concentrations by up to 57 percent.

9/9/2022


Green Measures Benefit Students' Air Quality

Air purifiers in classrooms reduced indoor pollution concentrations by up to 57 percent.

9/9/2022


Pajaro Valley Health Care District Hospital Acquires Watsonville Community Hospital

Hospital corporation led a fundraising effort to save Watsonville Community Hospital.

9/9/2022


Elevator Technicians Prove to Play a Critical Role in Healthcare Facilities

In hospital environments where every second counts, having an onsite technician can make a big difference.

9/8/2022


US Funds Expand Locations for Monkeypox Vaccines

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expanded the number of locations that can be supported with direct federal shipments of vaccine and treatments for monkeypox.

9/8/2022


HAIs Spread in Community, Complicating Infection Control

Findings are concerning because CRE infections resistant most antibiotics and are considered a major public health threat.

9/7/2022


Upgrading IAQ Systems Without Compromising Energy Efficiency

Improving air quality should not interfere with sustainability goals.

9/7/2022


Upgrading IAQ Systems Without Compromising Energy Efficiency

Improving air quality should not interfere with sustainability goals.

9/7/2022


Alina Health to Expand Ownership of Interlude Restorative Suites

Alina Health will repurpose the site to best support the needs of the community.

9/6/2022


Healthcare Supply Chain Struggles to Track Supplies

Healthcare supply chains are still struggling to track and trace supplies, leaving facilities scrambling.

9/6/2022


Mississippi Water Crisis Begins to Impact Healthcare Facilities

Torrential rain in Mississippi has activated a state of emergency as residents run out of water.

9/2/2022


Mississippi Water Crisis Begins to Impact Healthcare Facilities

Torrential rain in Mississippi has activated a state of emergency as residents run out of water.

9/2/2022


VA National Day of Service Addresses Cemeteries

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is asking for the public’s help to improve the appearance of its cemeteries.

9/2/2022


VA National Day of Service Addresses Cemeteries

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is asking for the public’s help to improve the appearance of its cemeteries.

9/2/2022


What is the Threat of Infections Acquired in Ambulances

Contamination of emergency medical vehicles with pathogenic microbes poses a potential threat to public health.

9/1/2022


Why Managers Need Proper Elevator Documentation

Without complete documentation, occupants, staff and visitors could be put at risk.

9/1/2022



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