Facility Operations - April 2023

What Fire Sprinklers and Alarms are the Best for Hospitals?

Manufacturers join to discuss the best fit sprinklers and alarms for hospitals.

4/28/2023



What Fire Sprinklers and Alarms are the Best for Hospitals?

Manufacturers join to discuss the best fit sprinklers and alarms for hospitals.

4/28/2023



High Rise Financial Releases Research on Rates of Workplace Accidents

Among the top three states, healthcare is one of the most popular careers.

4/28/2023



Infection Prevention and Control Team at VANTHCS Implemented Effective Initiative

The initiative positively impacted IPC staff burnout and aided prevention of healthcare-associated infections.

4/28/2023



Infection Prevention and Control Team at VANTHCS Implemented Effective Initiative

The initiative positively impacted IPC staff burnout and aided prevention of healthcare-associated infections.

4/28/2023



Emergency Preparedness: Addressing Compliance Challenges

Healthcare facilities managers are dealing with important changes in the way their facilities comply with federal requirements for emergency preparedness.

4/27/2023



Fires Spread at Local Hospitals, One Man Arrested

Two hospitals were evacuated for fires.

4/27/2023



Valley Children's Healthcare Details New Net-Zero Environmental Strategy

The organization aims to reduce its emissions by 50 percent by 2030.

4/27/2023



How Heat Pumps Can Benefit Hospitals

A look at the emerging trend of using heat pumps instead of typical HVAC systems.

4/26/2023



WellSpan Turns Plastic to Construction Materials

WellSpan Hospital has partnered with Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration to turn plastic waste into concrete.

4/26/2023



What to Do in the Event of a Water Outage

Water outages can have a detrimental effect on healthcare facilities. 

4/25/2023



St. Luke's Health System Accidentally Discloses Protected Health Information

Over 15,000 patients had their protected information disclosed due to a technical error.

4/25/2023



St. Luke's Health System Accidentally Discloses Protected Health Information

Over 15,000 patients had their protected information disclosed due to a technical error.

4/25/2023



St. Luke's Health System Accidentally Discloses Protected Health Information

Over 15,000 patients had their protected information disclosed due to a technical error.

4/25/2023



St. Luke's Health System Accidentally Discloses Protected Health Information

Over 15,000 patients had their protected information disclosed due to a technical error.

4/25/2023



Government Officials Re-Introduce Violence Prevention Legislation

The bill aims to curb the rising rates of workplace violence in healthcare settings.

4/25/2023



Using Critical Data to Achieve Savings

By adopting a centralized, standardized approach to facility management, organizations can save money and improve safety and the patient experience.

4/24/2023



Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital Fully Restores IT Network After Cyberattack

Systems were shut down to contain the cyberattack.

4/24/2023



Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital Fully Restores IT Network After Cyberattack

Systems were shut down to contain the cyberattack.

4/24/2023



Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital Fully Restores IT Network After Cyberattack

Systems were shut down to contain the cyberattack.

4/24/2023



When to Perform Maintenance on Fire Alarms and Sprinklers

Fire alarm and sprinkler manufacturers discuss when to maintenance.

4/21/2023



When to Perform Maintenance on Fire Alarms and Sprinklers

Fire alarm and sprinkler manufacturers discuss when to maintenance.

4/21/2023



BrightSpring Health Services Targeted in Ransomware Attack

The Money Message ransomware group claims to have stolen more than 2 million records from the company.

4/21/2023



Best Practices for Ice Melt Application at Senior Care Facilities

Understanding how and when to use ice melt is key to reducing slippery conditions in winter.

4/20/2023



29 Dead After Hospital Fire in Beijing

Hospital renovations reportedly started the blaze.

4/20/2023



Healthcare Flooring: Balancing Cleaning and Sustainability

Changing expectations placed on flooring in hospitals brought on by pandemic have created more complex replacement decisions for managers.

4/19/2023



CommonSpirit Health Provides Update on October 2022 Ransomware Attack

Over 160 different facilities were affected by the incident.

4/19/2023



HHS Investigated on Pandemic Relief Fund Distribution

The House Committee on Oversight and Accountability is concerned about the department’s decision to provide provider relief funds to profitable hospitals.

4/19/2023



Improving Water Quality in Healthcare Facilities

Water has an everyday role at healthcare facilities.

4/18/2023



AHA Urging Congress and Biden Administration to Act on Labor Shortage

Thousands of healthcare workers have left the industry.

4/18/2023



Physicians Rarely Speak to Patients About Gun Safety

Gun violence has been on the rise in the United States.

4/18/2023



Wrong Disinfectant Can Lead to Occupational Health Risks

Overuse of disinfectants cause healthcare workers to be unnecessarily exposed to substances that could cause or aggravate asthma or dermatitis.

4/17/2023



FEMA Sends Over $2.6 Million to Reimburse Danbury Hospital for COVID-19 Costs

The costs incurred were related to purchasing materials necessary for safe treatment during the pandemic.

4/17/2023



St. Luke's Health System Experiences Data Breach

The data breach was the result of sending certain letters to an incorrect mailing address.

4/17/2023



How Fire Safety Drills Differ for Healthcare Facilities

From laying out plans to actively drilling, fire safety drills are critical to preventing real harm.

4/14/2023



Montgomery General Hospital Suffers Cyberattack and Data Leak

The cyberattack involved unauthorized access to the hospital’s IT systems.

4/14/2023



Montgomery General Hospital Suffers Cyberattack and Data Leak

The cyberattack involved unauthorized access to the hospital’s IT systems.

4/14/2023



Montgomery General Hospital Suffers Cyberattack and Data Leak

The cyberattack involved unauthorized access to the hospital’s IT systems.

4/14/2023



How Can the Inflation Reduction Act Benefit Healthcare Facilities?

Within the IRA was an enhancement to the 179D Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction.

4/13/2023



How Can the Inflation Reduction Act Benefit Healthcare Facilities?

Within the IRA was an enhancement to the 179D Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction.

4/13/2023



Healthcare Coalition Releases AI Guidelines

The guidelines address the evolving landscape of AI tools. 

4/13/2023



Moose Wanders into Alaska Hospital

There is no code for when a moose enters a building. 

4/12/2023



Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Targeted in Data Breach Incident

The incident involved the unauthorized access of patient information.

4/12/2023



Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Targeted in Data Breach Incident

The incident involved the unauthorized access of patient information.

4/12/2023



Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Targeted in Data Breach Incident

The incident involved the unauthorized access of patient information.

4/12/2023



Mackenzie Health Implements Real-Time Location Systems, Sees Improvement

RTLS allows managers to quickly locate medical equipment and improve patient care.

4/11/2023



CMS Proposes New Rule for the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System

The new rule would increase aggregate Medicare spending by 3.7 percent compared with 2023.

4/11/2023



Swatting Attempt Takes Place at Sparrow Hospital

Lansing police was called to the hospital after several bomb threats were made.

4/11/2023



Swatting Attempt Takes Place at Sparrow Hospital

Lansing police was called to the hospital after several bomb threats were made.

4/11/2023



Surface Disinfectant Chemicals Market to Reach $5.3 Billion by 2033

The rise in use of disinfectants is due to several factors, including the pandemic.

4/10/2023



Select Medical Signs Agreement to Acquire Vibra Hospital of Richmond

The 63-bed hospital will be rebranded to Select Specialty Hospital – Richmond.

4/10/2023



Class Certification in CareFirst Lawsuit Denied by District Court Judge

The lawsuit concerns a data breach that occurred in April 2014.

4/6/2023



AHA Urges Government Officials to Pass the Rural Hospital Support Act

The bill has been reintroduced to the Senate.

4/6/2023



Cases of Candida Auris on the Rise

Cases of Candida Auris have spread throughout half the country.

4/5/2023



AHA and AHCA Send in Joint Letter on Federal Staffing Mandate for Nursing Homes

The letter outlines concern about the federal mandate accelerating the current staffing crisis.

4/5/2023



What is the WELL Health-Safety Rating and How Does it Apply to Senior Care Facilities? 

This rating applies to all types of facilities in addition to senior care facilities

4/4/2023



Tracking and Analytics Tool Compromised Patient Data

New York-Presbyterian Hospital notified patients that its tracking and analytics tool may have resulted in sharing patient information.

4/4/2023



'Elbow Grease' Is Critical for Infection Control

Elbow grease can help ensure healthcare facilities remain as pathogen-free as possible.

4/3/2023



Atlantic General Hospital Experienced Possible Data Breach

AGH conducted an investigation that determined there was unauthorized access to its servers.

4/3/2023



Atlantic General Hospital Experienced Possible Data Breach

AGH conducted an investigation that determined there was unauthorized access to its servers.

4/3/2023



Prisma Health Reopens Emergency Department at North Greenville Hospital

Greenville County approved a one-time fund $13.49 million in COVID-19 relief funds to help reopen the department.

4/3/2023



 
 
 


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