Maintenance and 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.


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.


What to Do in the Event of a Water Outage

Water outages can have a detrimental effect on healthcare facilities. 


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

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


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.


When to Perform Maintenance on Fire Alarms and Sprinklers

Fire alarm and sprinkler manufacturers discuss when to maintenance.


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.


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.


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.


Improving Water Quality in Healthcare Facilities

Water has an everyday role at healthcare facilities.


AHA Urging Congress and Biden Administration to Act on Labor Shortage

Thousands of healthcare workers have left the industry.


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.


How Can the Inflation Reduction Act Benefit Healthcare Facilities?

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


Moose Wanders into Alaska Hospital

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


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.


Select Medical Signs Agreement to Acquire Vibra Hospital of Richmond

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


AHA Urges Government Officials to Pass the Rural Hospital Support Act

The bill has been reintroduced to the Senate.


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.


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


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.



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