Facility Operations - June 2023

How Often Should Healthcare Facilities Maintenance Their HVAC Systems?

HVAC manufacturers discuss how frequently HVAC systems should receive maintenance.

6/30/2023



Atlanta Women's Health Group Experiences Data Breach

The protected health information of over 33,000 current and former patients was exposed.

6/30/2023



Atlanta Women's Health Group Experiences Data Breach

The protected health information of over 33,000 current and former patients was exposed.

6/30/2023



Atlanta Women's Health Group Experiences Data Breach

The protected health information of over 33,000 current and former patients was exposed.

6/30/2023



Montecito Medical Acquires Hess Orthopaedic Center and Sports Medicine

The 20,724-square-foot property is located in Virginia.

6/30/2023



What is the Use Case for Robotics in Healthcare Facilities?

One major area these robotic units could help in is with cleaning.

6/29/2023



Infection Preventionists Call on Biden Administration to Better Protect Seniors

APIC is asking the Biden Administration to require minimum infection prevention staffing in senior care facilities. 

6/29/2023



GP PRO Releases Survey on Financial Pressures in Healthcare

According to the survey, margins still trend up for nearly two-thirds of respondents.

6/29/2023



Bill Passes to Better Protect Rural Hospitals from Cyber Attacks

The bill was passed with an amendment specifying that CISA can’t ask for additional funds.

6/28/2023



Trinity Health Hit with Class Action Lawsuit

Trinity Health and two other healthcare providers were sued over a March 2023 cyberattack.

6/28/2023



What are the Best Plants to Use in Biophilic Design?

Good biophilic design marries interior and exterior, space and site.

6/27/2023



More Americans Concerned About Indoor Air Quality

Nearly half of respondents say that their physical health is impacted negatively by being indoors for long periods of time.

6/27/2023



Private Equity's Impact on Healthcare Facilities Management

Facility managers must be prepared to adapt to balance financial priorities, quality of care standards and patient experience.

6/26/2023



Columbus Regional Healthcare System Targeted by Daixin Team

The health system attempted to negotiate with the extortion group, though negotiations stalled.

6/26/2023



Columbus Regional Healthcare System Targeted by Daixin Team

The health system attempted to negotiate with the extortion group, though negotiations stalled.

6/26/2023



How Often Should Healthcare Facilities Maintenance Their HVAC Systems?

HVAC manufacturers discuss how frequently HVAC systems should receive maintenance.

6/23/2023



Ascension Experiences Security Breach Via Third-Party Vendor

Ascension has started notifying 148,606 patients about a security breach.

6/23/2023



Ascension Experiences Security Breach Via Third-Party Vendor

Ascension has started notifying 148,606 patients about a security breach.

6/23/2023



Ascension Experiences Security Breach Via Third-Party Vendor

Ascension has started notifying 148,606 patients about a security breach.

6/23/2023



What is the Latest Technology for Restrooms?

More smart devices and IoT capable technology are arriving on the scene for restrooms.

6/22/2023



Security Officers to Wear Body Cameras at CHRISTUS Health

Body cameras will now be worn to further prevent violence within the health system.

6/22/2023



Security Officers to Wear Body Cameras at CHRISTUS Health

Body cameras will now be worn to further prevent violence within the health system.

6/22/2023



Security Officers to Wear Body Cameras at CHRISTUS Health

Body cameras will now be worn to further prevent violence within the health system.

6/22/2023



Nursing Home Staffing Shortages Persists

One of the largest concerns is the coming federal staffing requirement.

6/22/2023



Strategies and Tactics for Successful Vendor Management

The real challenge for managers is navigating the complexities of vendor management in order to ensure facilities support high-quality patient care.

6/21/2023



Heywood Healthcare Changes Security Measures After Nurse was Stabbed

A man was arrested after stabbing a nurse.

6/21/2023



Heywood Healthcare Changes Security Measures After Nurse was Stabbed

A man was arrested after stabbing a nurse.

6/21/2023



Manasa Health Center Fined $30,000 Over Disclosing Patient Information Online

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights agreed to settle the HIPAA violation case that started after a complaint received in April 2020.

6/21/2023



Violence Against Healthcare Facilities and Personnel is a Global Trend

2022 was the worst year for acts of violence against healthcare workers.

6/20/2023



Solving the Infection Prevention Puzzle

Hospitals once tested surfaces for bacteria, but in 1970, the CDC and the American Hospital Association advised them to stop.

6/19/2023



Peachtree Orthopedics Falls Victim to Cyberattack

A forensic investigation affirmed that an unauthorized third party gained access to patient information.

6/19/2023



CareOne Acquires Whitney Place at Sharon Assisted Living Facility

It will be CareOne’s first assisted living and memory care community in Massachusetts.

6/19/2023



What Challenges Do Healthcare Facility Managers Face with HVAC Systems?

HVAC manufacturers discuss the challenges facility managers face with HVAC systems.

6/16/2023



Pioneer Valley Ophthalmic Consultants Hit with Malware

Over 36,000 patients had some of their protected health information exposed.

6/16/2023



Pioneer Valley Ophthalmic Consultants Hit with Malware

Over 36,000 patients had some of their protected health information exposed.

6/16/2023



Pioneer Valley Ophthalmic Consultants Hit with Malware

Over 36,000 patients had some of their protected health information exposed.

6/16/2023



Should Hospitals Add Electric Vehicle Charging Stations?

With electric vehicle usage climbing up, hospitals might look to outfit their facilities with charging stations.

6/15/2023



Construction Worker Dies at Brockton Hospital Worksite

The hospital has been under construction due to a fire that occurred in February.

6/15/2023



Building Activation: Four Tactics for Success

Activation is a sophisticated, high-stakes process. Ensuring on-time completion requires managing a detailed work plan.

6/14/2023



Clinton Mercy Medical Center Targeted in Cyberattack

Patient care was not affected; however, personal information was exposed.

6/14/2023



Clinton Mercy Medical Center Targeted in Cyberattack

Patient care was not affected; however, personal information was exposed.

6/14/2023



Clinton Mercy Medical Center Targeted in Cyberattack

Patient care was not affected; however, personal information was exposed.

6/14/2023



Dozens of Cars Robbed in Hospital Parking Garage

Security footage shows a row of vandalized cars outside the hospital. 

6/14/2023



Employees Call to Halt Surgeries After Finding Contaminated Trays

Unknown substances were found on surgical trays, prompting employees to call for a suspension on all surgeries.

6/13/2023



Employees Call to Halt Surgeries After Finding Contaminated Trays

Unknown substances were found on surgical trays, prompting employees to call for a suspension on all surgeries.

6/13/2023



Henry Mayo Employee Allegedly Gained Access to Protected Records

The alleged employee gained unauthorized access to an unknown number of patients’ records.

6/13/2023



Henry Mayo Employee Allegedly Gained Access to Protected Records

The alleged employee gained unauthorized access to an unknown number of patients’ records.

6/13/2023



Henry Mayo Employee Allegedly Gained Access to Protected Records

The alleged employee gained unauthorized access to an unknown number of patients’ records.

6/13/2023



Clarke County Hospital Hit with Security Breach

The security breach led to over 26,000 individuals’ private health information being accessed

6/12/2023



Clarke County Hospital Hit with Security Breach

The security breach led to over 26,000 individuals’ private health information being accessed

6/12/2023



Clarke County Hospital Hit with Security Breach

The security breach led to over 26,000 individuals’ private health information being accessed

6/12/2023



How HVAC Systems Affect Indoor Air Quality and Patient Experience

HVAC manufacturers join to discuss the roles HVAC systems play in IAQ and patients’ experiences.

6/9/2023



Hospital Onboarding Prompt Engineer to Help Implement ChatGPT

With the coming changes of artificial intelligence, Boston Children’s Hospital is identifying potential applications for the technology.

6/9/2023



Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics Affirms Security Breach

The security breach occurred in late March 2023 and was not confirmed until May 2023.

6/9/2023



Raw Wastewater Energy Transfer System Reduces Hospital's Emissions

University Health Network’s Toronto Western Hospital and Krembil Discovery Tower get beneficial results from WET system.

6/8/2023



Nursing Homes Lack Inspections, Put Residents at Risk

Staffing shortages at nursing homes continue to put residents in harm's way.

6/8/2023



Nursing Homes Lack Inspections, Put Residents at Risk

Staffing shortages at nursing homes continue to put residents in harm's way.

6/8/2023



What You Should Know About C. Auris and Biofilm

One EVS technician with the right disinfectant and the proper amount of time, can prevent more C. auris than a roomful of doctors can cure.

6/7/2023



St. Dominic Hospital Lays Off 5.5 Percent of Employees

Financial challenges contributed to the closure.

6/7/2023



BJC of St. Louis and St. Luke's of Kansas City Announce Merger

The two healthcare systems’ merger is expected to be fully approved by the end of 2023

6/7/2023



Designers Rely on Empathy to Create Sustainable Buildings

Designers are thinking about future generations when building new healthcare facilities.

6/6/2023



Morrison Hospital Is Latest Cyber-attack Victim of 'Royal' Ransomware Gang

The latest attack highlights key issue healthcare facilities face in the digital age: cybersecurity.

6/6/2023



Morrison Hospital Is Latest Cyber-attack Victim of 'Royal' Ransomware Gang

The latest attack highlights key issue healthcare facilities face in the digital age: cybersecurity.

6/6/2023



Morrison Hospital Is Latest Cyber-attack Victim of 'Royal' Ransomware Gang

The latest attack highlights key issue healthcare facilities face in the digital age: cybersecurity.

6/6/2023



Majority of Americans Avoid Surfaces, Touchpoints in Shared Restrooms

Users will go out of their way to avoid germs in public restrooms.

6/6/2023



Majority of Americans Avoid Surfaces, Touchpoints in Shared Restrooms

Users will go out of their way to avoid germs in public restrooms.

6/6/2023



CMS Updates Regulations Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Healthcare Staff

The new changes to regulations withdrew the requirement for vaccination.

6/5/2023



Healthcare Cyberattacks Disrupt Neighboring Hospital Emergency Departments

The study was conducted on a ransomware attack that happened in May of 2021.

6/5/2023



Healthcare Cyberattacks Disrupt Neighboring Hospital Emergency Departments

The study was conducted on a ransomware attack that happened in May of 2021.

6/5/2023



Healthcare Cyberattacks Disrupt Neighboring Hospital Emergency Departments

The study was conducted on a ransomware attack that happened in May of 2021.

6/5/2023



Can Adding Moisturizer to Hand Soaps Help Fight Skin Irritation from Frequent Handwashing?

Soap manufacturers join to discuss what kind of moisturizers can be included in hand soaps.

6/2/2023



Albany ENT & Allergy Services Targeted by Two Ransomware Groups

The protected health information of over 220,000 individuals was accessed.

6/2/2023



Albany ENT & Allergy Services Targeted by Two Ransomware Groups

The protected health information of over 220,000 individuals was accessed.

6/2/2023



Heat Pump Installation Reduces Costs, Improves Efficiencies

University Health Network’s Bickle Center finds success with heat recovery alternative.

6/1/2023



Man Dies After Falling Out of Hospital Window

A man fell out of a hospital window after threatening hospital staff and a police officer.

6/1/2023



CommonSpirit Health Updates Estimated Cost from Ransomware Attack

The cost of the October 2022 attack is expected to increase to $160 million.

6/1/2023



CommonSpirit Health Updates Estimated Cost from Ransomware Attack

The cost of the October 2022 attack is expected to increase to $160 million.

6/1/2023





 
 
 


FREE Newsletter Signup Form

News & Updates | Webcast Alerts
Building Technologies | & More!

 
 
 


All fields are required. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.