Facility Operations - January 2023

Hospitals Address Recent String of Gun Violence

St. Louis Children’s Hospital has begun distributing free gun locks to anyone who needs them.

1/31/2023


Strawberry Fields REIT Acquires The Landmark of Breathitt County Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

The acquired facility offers 120 beds and a range of services for its residents.

1/31/2023


Striving for Better Cleaning in Hospitals 

Cleaning patient rooms is more efficient when workers follow a set pattern.

1/30/2023


Tia Teams Up with Cedars-Sinai in Expansion for Women's Healthcare

The partnership aims to provide comprehensive healthcare for more than 100,000 women in the Los Angeles region.

1/30/2023


CMMS Upgrades: Functions, Benefits and Challenges

MD Anderson Cancer Center seeks enhanced efficiency in new-generation software.

1/27/2023


Biden Administration Takes on Nursing Home Transparency

A new course of actions will be taken to bring more transparency.

1/27/2023


Staffing Strategies: Appreciate, Talk and Mentor

Tactics can prevent burnout, which is a real concern among healthcare workers.

1/26/2023


3 Predictions for Digital Transformation in 2023

Emerging technology will continue to modernize everyday tasks, encourage proactive facility management and foster resilience.

1/25/2023


MultiCare Health System Acquires Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

The acquisition includes a 226-bed inpatient facility and 26 clinics.

1/25/2023


New Mexico Officials to Investigate Hospital

Official said there were multiple reasons that triggered the investigation.

1/24/2023


University of Minnesota Announces MPact Health Care Innovation Vision

This vision seeks to strengthen Minnesota’s healthcare and health professions.

1/24/2023


Ransomware Attacks on Healthcare More Than Doubled From 2016 to 2021

Attacks exposed the personal health information of nearly 42 million patients.

1/23/2023


Ransomware Attacks on Healthcare More Than Doubled From 2016 to 2021

Attacks exposed the personal health information of nearly 42 million patients.

1/23/2023


Senior Housing and Care M&A Activity Hits Record Highs in 2022

There was a 17 percent increase in mergers and acquisitions compared to 2021.

1/23/2023


West Health Joins Sharp Memorial Hospital to Create Integrated Geriatric Care

New integrated care model to provide comprehensive approach to geriatric care.

1/23/2023


Baptist Health Foundation Receives Grant for Smart Technologies

This endeavor is being funded through a $2 million donation from BMI.

1/20/2023


Healthcare M&A Activity Breaks Records in 2022

547 deals were reported during the fourth quarter.

1/19/2023


Drug-Resistant Fungal Infection Found in Mississippi Senior Care Facility

Two residents have died from the infection.

1/18/2023


Healthcare Industry Hit with Most Cyberattacks in 2022

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities suffered from 1410 weekly cyberattacks per organization.

1/17/2023


Healthcare Industry Hit with Most Cyberattacks in 2022

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities suffered from 1410 weekly cyberattacks per organization.

1/17/2023


Healthcare Industry Hit with Most Cyberattacks in 2022

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities suffered from 1410 weekly cyberattacks per organization.

1/17/2023


Is Routine Disinfecting Necessary?

The need for the right surface disinfectant in the hands of educated professional cleaners is paramount.

1/16/2023


New York Governor Kathy Hochul Announces Mental Health Care Overhaul

Overhaul part of multi-year plan to increase operational capacity for mental health facilities.

1/16/2023


NYC Health + Hospitals to Expand Plant-Based Meals

The hospitals are expected to serve over 850,000 plant-based meals in 2023.

1/13/2023


COVID-19 Pandemic Leaves Lasting Impact on Senior Care Facilities

The pandemic has impacted access to care for vulnerable seniors.

1/13/2023


Senior Housing Occupancy Rate on the Rise

Rate increases for the sixth consecutive quarter.

1/12/2023


New York Law Targets Smoke in ORs

New York is 10th state to requires facilities to use a smoke-evacuation system for surgical procedures that generate surgical smoke.

1/12/2023


HHS Warns of New Ransomware Group Attacks on Healthcare Facilities

The Clop group was active throughout 2022.

1/12/2023


HHS Warns of New Ransomware Group Attacks on Healthcare Facilities

The Clop group was active throughout 2022.

1/12/2023


Metaverse and Healthcare: A Technological Partnership That Has Already Begun

The metaverse has already been implemented in healthcare facilities.

1/11/2023


Metaverse and Healthcare: A Technological Partnership That Has Already Begun

The metaverse has already been implemented in healthcare facilities.

1/11/2023


Industry Group Requests OSHA Standard Remains Consistent with Updated COVID Standards

The American Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living argues that original COVID-19 protocols are no longer prudent due to new variants.

1/11/2023


Squalid Conditions Close 4 S.C. Assisted Living Facilities

Inspections turned up insect infestations, including bed bugs and roaches, among other violations.

1/11/2023


Senior Care Facilities Suffer From Staffing Shortages

Senior care facilities are struggling to maintain operations with smaller staffs.

1/10/2023


New Jersey Offers Loan to Healthcare Facilities Looking to Upgrade Reproductive Health Services

The funding includes zero-percent-interest loans for upgrades at reproductive healthcare facilities and grants for security enhancements.

1/10/2023


Federal COVID-19 Telehealth Program Includes Senior Living Residents

The entirely virtual community health intervention will provide free COVID-19 health services — at-home rapid tests, telehealth sessions and at-home treatments.

1/10/2023


Healthcare Supply Chain Management Continues to Grow

While the market will expand, security issues will hinder its growth.

1/9/2023


LCMC Health and Tulane University Finalizes Partnership

Tulane Medical Center, Lakeview Regional Medical Center and Tulane Lakeside Hospital will join LCMC Health.

1/9/2023


What the Rise of Digital Healthcare Means for Real Estate and Facilities

The integration of technology will lead to changes in facility function and workplace strategy.

1/6/2023


HHS Deploys Emergency Team to University of New Mexico Children's Hospital

UNM Children’s Hospital was at over 100 percent capacity.

1/6/2023


Reality Check: Rethinking Surface Disinfectants

Huge gap remains between government registration protocols for disinfectants and the real world.

1/5/2023


Infection Control Market on the Rise

Several healthcare-associated factors contribute to the rise of infection control. 

1/5/2023


Healthcare Facilities View Doors as a Mode of Access Control

Increased acts of violence has hospitals and other healthcare facilities reconfiguring their access control systems.

1/5/2023


Healthcare Facilities View Doors as a Mode of Access Control

Increased acts of violence has hospitals and other healthcare facilities reconfiguring their access control systems.

1/5/2023


Healthcare Facilities View Doors as a Mode of Access Control

Increased acts of violence has hospitals and other healthcare facilities reconfiguring their access control systems.

1/5/2023


Rural Hospital Closures Affect 'Bystander' Hospitals

Researchers find a significant increase in inpatient admissions, emergency department visits for so-called bystander hospitals.

1/4/2023


Howard Memorial Hospital's Data Stolen in Cyberattack

The hospital took steps to promptly secure its network and began an investigation.

1/4/2023


Howard Memorial Hospital's Data Stolen in Cyberattack

The hospital took steps to promptly secure its network and began an investigation.

1/4/2023


Safety Features Remain Critical for Senior Care Facilities

Designers continue to plan for safety elements within new senior care facilities. 

1/3/2023


$11.3 Billion Needed for Nursing Homes Staffing 

Estimate comes from the American Health Care Association, representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

1/3/2023



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