Maintenance and Operations

A guide to healthcare background checks

More than one-third of the acute care hospital beds are in older buildings that will not be able to contain those beds unless they are upgraded by that date


Parkland lighting system improves patient flow

The hospital partnered with Toyota to implement new emergency department processes


California hospital makes financial turnaround using 'patient-centric' care

Sharp Coronado Hospital offers amenities such as massage, acupuncture and freshly baked cookies


Conn. hospital ER reopens 9 days after man crashed into facility

While the fire was contained to the lobby, the entire ER was affected


Drivers struggle to bring doctors, organs to hospital during blizzard in Ireland

Defense Forces deployed 290 soldiers and 117 vehicles to fight Storm Emma


‘Me Generation’ changing senior living expectations

Assisted living communities becoming as much hospitality as healthcare


Ideas for dealing with linen hoarding

Management software, policies and education are key


Advances in tools expand drain cleaning versatility

Changes have meant greater power and versatility for technicians


Dealing with a healthcare facility linen hoarding

One of the biggest challenges laundry and linen services in a healthcare facility is linen hoarding


The important role your facilities team plays in patient care

Beyond first impressions, elements of the physical environment continue to play a critical role in patient satisfaction for the duration of their stay


Supporting staff during a healthcare facility downsizing

As the healthcare landscape transforms, organizations face reengineering initiatives, restructurings, redundancies and downsizings


Hospitals cancel surgeries after cracks found in operating room walls

The closure comes just over a week after dust contamination also closed the surgery area


Hospitals using mobile units, tents to manage flu cases

Units are used to treat patients and free up beds


Evacuating a hospital in the middle of a wildfire

ASPR interview examines emergency actions during California disaster


7,000 Winnipeg healthcare workers merge union chapters

The new collective includes workers at longterm care homes, community clinics, the Health Sciences Centre, and Grace, Concordia and Seven Oaks hospitals


Atlanta hospital opens mobile ER to handle flu overflow

Grady Memorial Hospital ER normally sees 400 patients a day but the number has grown to above 500


Air filters focused on efficiency

Advances in air filter efficiency and performance standards offer more potential benefits for organizations and occupants.


Apple app may mean the end of the healthcare facility fax

With iPhone Health app, patients will soon be able to download and view health records on their phones


Before Nebraska hospital is demolished, former workers share stories

The Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center building will come down after crews remove asbestos before the final demolition


Healthcare facilities need disaster recovery plans for EHR security

Having a current backup plan and contingency plan are federal requirements under the HIPAA Security Rule


Tips for upgrading, replacing healthcare facility equipment

With multiple systems, a proactive planning process is critical


California wildfires tested hospitals' disaster plans

There is more pressure for hospitals to be prepared even though many lack the resources and funding to upgrade their disaster plans


Integrative design plus early commissioning role prevent building performance problems

Lessons from past projects should inform new designs


Benefits of maintenance planning and scheduling

It can be difficult to justify a full-time MPS position, but you should be able to justify the function


Super Bowl LII to impact hospital access in Minneapolis

Road closures make it difficult for patients to reach Hennepin County Medical Center


White paper explores how flooring impacts patient care

Noise levels can affect healing, reduce efficiency


Attention to roof inspections, maintenance can help prevent leaks

Regular inspections and maintenance are critical to keep roofs in good condition



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