Maintenance and Operations - August 2023

Complying with Joint Commission's Two Biggest Challenges

Indoor environments and building occupancies often create problems for healthcare facilities managers.


'Underutilization' to Blame for Recent Hospital Closures

There has been an uptick of hospitals closing.


PeaceHealth to Close Oregon Hospital

The Eugene, Oregon hospital has seen declining reliance from its community.


SCL Health Locations to Get New Names Following Merger

Four sites will be renamed under the Intermountain Health branding.


3 Ways to Nurture Next-Generation Healthcare Facilities Managers

Healthcare systems must prioritize succession planning to keep up with turnover and retirements.


Senior Care Facilities Must Prepare for Extreme Weather

Preparing for extreme weather begins in the designing phase.


ECRI Announces Winners of 2023 Healthcare Supply Chain Excellence Award

12 different healthcare organizations won the award.


How Rising Patient Costs Affect Facility Budgets

AHA releases statement on IPPS and LTCH payment rules.


LiDAR in Healthcare Facilities Management

LiDAR’s capabilities make it a valuable investigation and documentation method in facility management and maintenance.


AHCA/NCAL Sends Letter to Biden Administration Over Staffing Requirement

The letter outlines quality improvement solutions instead of a federal minimum staffing requirement.


CommonSpirit Health to Directly Manage Hospitals Across Three States

There are 20 hospitals and more than 240 care sites in Colorado, Kansas and Utah that will be directly managed.


SoutheastHEALTH Signs Off on Agreement to Join Mercy

The two organizations have been finalizing details since their letter of intent was announced in January 2023.


AdventHealth to Rename Five Colorado Hospitals

The five hospitals are being renamed and directly managed by AdventHealth.


Corewell Health to Close Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital

The 60-year-old hospital will officially be shut down in October.


Revitalizing Healthcare: Lessons from the Retail Industry 

By embracing a customer-focused approach, healthcare systems can foster trust, improve patient satisfaction and enhance the overall quality of care.


What to Know About Water Heater Safety Hazards

Water heater manufacturers discuss different safety hazards to be aware of.



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