Maintenance and 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.
The Role of Paper Towel Dispensers in Cutting Costs
As organizations search cost savings, more are taking a closer look at paper towel dispensers.
States Strengthen Assisted Living Regulations
Over 90 percent of assisted living facilities require a consumer disclosure agreement.
Facility Management Before a Crisis Strikes
Growing threats to operations create pressure and opportunities for managers to improve their organizations’ resilience.
ShorePoint Health Venice Ends Services
Decline in inpatient volume and rising expenses contributed to the closure.
How to Prevent Mold Growth in Facilities
Mold can often grow out of sight and unnoticed.
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.
How COVID-19 Re-Focused Facilities on Compliance
The pandemic was the ultimate litmus test for and real-world example of hospital compliance standards.
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.
'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.
COVID-19 Brings Back Demand of Towel Dispensers
Towel dispensers are back in demand because of the pandemic, but did they ever go away?
Staff Shortages Impact Patient Experience at Small Hospitals
Healthcare facilities have experienced negative impacts from the Great Resignation.
Federation of American Hospital Urges Government Officials to Reauthorize Certain Hospital Programs
Federation of American Hospital outlines challenges facing rural hospitals.
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.
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.
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.
Pajaro Valley Health Care District Hospital Acquires Watsonville Community Hospital
Hospital corporation led a fundraising effort to save Watsonville Community Hospital.
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.
Alina Health to Expand Ownership of Interlude Restorative Suites
Alina Health will repurpose the site to best support the needs of the community.
Mississippi Water Crisis Begins to Impact Healthcare Facilities
Torrential rain in Mississippi has activated a state of emergency as residents run out of water.
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.