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New Cleaning Approach Reduces HAIs by 65 Percent

Minnesota hospital uses technology and teamwork to minimize hospital-acquired infections

9/17/2021


COVID-19 Challenges Hospital’s HVAC Operations

Department focuses on UVC technology, air filtration to create healthy indoor environments

9/17/2021


Minimizing Mold Growth: The Value of Preventive Maintenance

Healthcare facility managers need to take the necessary precautions to prevent patients from acquiring fungal infections

9/16/2021


California Warns Healthcare Facilities on Cybercrime

Attorney general urges providers to take proactive steps to protect against cybersecurity threats

9/16/2021


DOE Resources Support Codes To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Facilities rely on robust energy codes to enhance resilience and mitigate impacts of climate change

9/16/2021


Carpets Cannot Be Disinfected

They can be cleaned and sanitized and here’s how to do it in 3 steps

9/15/2021


EPA Webinar Targets IPM in Healthcare Facilities

Integrated pest management is a science-based decision-making framework that emphasizes pest prevention and least-toxic control measures

9/15/2021


Biden’s COVID-19 Mandates Target Vaccinations in Healthcare Facilities

Mandate covers healthcare settings that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement, including hospitals, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgical settings, and home health agencies

9/14/2021


Preparedness Resource Targets Power Generation

Free, downloadable resource provides in-depth look at propane’s capabilities as a resilient energy source in healthcare facilities

9/14/2021


ASHRAE Updates Ventilation Standard for Healthcare Facilities

Changes include expanded requirements to allow airborne infectious isolation room exhaust discharge to general exhaust under certain conditions

9/13/2021


White Paper Targets Advanced Recycling in Healthcare

Healthcare industry has recognized that the environmental footprint from widespread use of plastics, especially packaging, is significant

9/13/2021


Prevent Infections Rather Than Have To Cure Them

Hospitals need to give greater attention and budget to preventing healthcare acquired infections

9/10/2021


Long-Term Care Facility Reduces Carbon Footprint With No Upfront Costs

Case Study: Crown Point Health Suites upgraded lighting to LED fixtures and added HVAC sensors

9/10/2021


Blower Fans Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Fire-related property damage has totalled $75,000

9/9/2021


Hurricane, Wildfires Making Resilience a Top Priority for Facilities

Recent report suggests catastrophic climate change is imminent unless huge greenhouse gas reductions succeed

9/8/2021


Biden Pushes To Curtail Emissions from Healthcare Facilities

New office will prod hospitals to cut carbon emissions and provide greener, more environmentally friendly medical care

9/8/2021


Meet the Best Environmental Services Departments

AHE names its 2021 award winners

9/8/2021


Pandemic Tensions Fueling Rise in Healthcare Workplace Violence

Workers and health care officials say incidents of violence against staff have been rising in number and intensity

9/3/2021


Hospitals Assess Damage as Ida Moves Inland

Worst damage was at Ochsner St. Anne Hospital, where roof was damaged and section above an elevator blew out, rendering elevator unusable

9/2/2021


Pandemic, Hurricane Test Resilience of Gulf Coast Hospitals

Hospitals in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama implement response plans for twin emergencies

9/1/2021


Pandemic Drives Healthcare Technology Trends

COVID-19 pandemic forcing healthcare systems to adopt new technology and processes to deal with evolving challenges

9/1/2021


2021 Cybersecurity Breaches Most Since 2018

Number of healthcare breaches in first half of 2021 up significantly from first half of 2020 and higher than any six-month period since 2018

8/31/2021


10 Steps To Prevent Spread of C. auris in Hospitals

Drug-resistant superbug spreads easily throughout the facilities

8/30/2021


Idaho Calls on Volunteers To Help Keep Hospitals Open

Positions at all levels and in all parts of state need to be filled as soon as possible

8/30/2021


How Healthcare Systems Can Prepare for Storm Season

Peak tropical storm season is coming, which means potential downtimes for healthcare facilities

8/30/2021


How Healthcare Systems Can Prepare for Storm Season

Peak tropical storm season is coming, which means potential downtimes for healthcare facilities

8/30/2021


Oregon Sends National Guard into Hospitals

Troops will perform non-medical work, such as being uniformed presence in anxiety-filled waiting rooms

8/27/2021


Patients Were Largest Source of Hospital-Acquired COVID-19: Study

Study provides previously unprecedented detail on the way infections might spread in hospitals

8/27/2021


Study Seeks Strategies To Reduce Spread of MDROs

Variety of interventions tested to reduce multidrug-resistant organisms in hospitals, long-term acute-care hospitals, and nursing homes

8/27/2021


Access Control Program Creates Secure Spaces to Work, Visit and Recoup

UVA Medical Center sees hundreds of patients daily, making security constant concern. This facility relies on policy, security officers and technology to keep security high.

8/26/2021



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