Maintenance and Operations - September 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


States Strengthen Assisted Living Regulations

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

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


ShorePoint Health Venice Ends Services

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

9/27/2022


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


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


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


'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


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


Staff Shortages Impact Patient Experience at Small Hospitals

Healthcare facilities have experienced negative impacts from the Great Resignation.

9/14/2022


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


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


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


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



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