Maintenance and Operations - January 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.


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.


Biden Administration Takes on Nursing Home Transparency

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


Staffing Strategies: Appreciate, Talk and Mentor

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


MultiCare Health System Acquires Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

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


New Mexico Officials to Investigate Hospital

Official said there were multiple reasons that triggered the investigation.


University of Minnesota Announces MPact Health Care Innovation Vision

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


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.


West Health Joins Sharp Memorial Hospital to Create Integrated Geriatric Care

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


Healthcare M&A Activity Breaks Records in 2022

547 deals were reported during the fourth quarter.


New York Governor Kathy Hochul Announces Mental Health Care Overhaul

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


COVID-19 Pandemic Leaves Lasting Impact on Senior Care Facilities

The pandemic has impacted access to care for vulnerable seniors.


Senior Housing Occupancy Rate on the Rise

Rate increases for the sixth consecutive quarter.


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.


Metaverse and Healthcare: A Technological Partnership That Has Already Begun

The metaverse has already been implemented in healthcare facilities.


Squalid Conditions Close 4 S.C. Assisted Living Facilities

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


Senior Care Facilities Suffer From Staffing Shortages

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


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.


LCMC Health and Tulane University Finalizes Partnership

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


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

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


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.


Rural Hospital Closures Affect 'Bystander' Hospitals

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


$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.



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