Maintenance and Operations

The Case for Training Facilities Staff

Why don’t hospitals train workers? Training is viewed as an expense, not an investment

1/22/2021


A New Approach to Operations and Management

Care coordination command centers can improve outcomes and efficiency

1/21/2021


COVID-19: Challenges Continue for Environmental Services, Maintenance

Praise for healthcare workers is well deserved, but it left out nursing aides, housekeepers, medical assistants and food service workers

1/20/2021


Strategies and Resources for Technician Training

Providing training also is a proven strategy for engaging and motivating technical staff

1/20/2021


Managers Search for Staffing Strategies Amid Pandemic

Hospital facilities and engineering departments are in constant competition with other fields for qualified technicians

1/19/2021


Asset Tracking: What Can RTLS Do for You?

Primarily used to track equipment and people, these systems are expanding into additional applications

1/5/2021


California Opening Field Hospitals

The situation was particularly grim in Riverside County, which recently was at zero available ICU capacity

1/4/2021


Rethinking Compliance Inspections and Audits — Virtually

Technology is reshaping methods of scrutiny from inspectors and surveyors

12/22/2020


Closing of Chicago Hospital on Hold

Illinois health regulators denied bid to close its doors due to increased costs and lower utilization

12/18/2020


Planned Closing of Chicago Hospital Creates Tough Decisions

Owner plans to shutter hospital later this winter or early spring, citing financial struggles

12/16/2020


Consolidation Among 2021 Trends for Hospitals

Trend is likely to accelerate as smaller, independent hospitals face revenue shortfalls caused by low patient volumes

12/16/2020


Signs Everywhere: A Closer Look at Parking Signage

The challenge of directing parking lot traffic and keeping patients and visitors safe has become increasingly important

12/14/2020


Pandemic Adds Election Duties To Longterm Care Workers’ To-Do Lists

Staffers visit each resident to help with voting

11/3/2020


Trends Shaping The Future of Healthcare Real Estate

Divesting in healthcare real estate is also key to reducing unnecessary costs to a health system

10/30/2020


Numbers Tell the Story for Facility Department Diversity

At Froedtert Health, measurable goals drive and document progress

10/28/2020


Bill Would Allow Hospitals To Repair Their Own Medical Equipment

Because of the pandemic, many manufacturers are restricting travel for their repair technicians

10/23/2020


Why Supplier Financial Stability Matters to Healthcare Facility Managers

The Covid-19 pandemic brings sharp focus on healthcare supply chains

10/22/2020


Keeping Hospitals Supplied In A Centralized Operation

Ensuring critical supplies are where they need to be is an important function

10/16/2020


Theme Parks Can Teach Healthcare Systems About Patient Experience

Museums, zoos and other amusements succeed when designing positive consumer experiences

10/16/2020


Focusing On The Bottom Line During COVID

Facility managers must handle the financial challenges created by COVID-19

10/13/2020


Wisconsin Coronavirus Surge Forced To Wait-List Or Transfer Patients

Bellin Hospital hopes to convert a facility on its campus into another space for hospital beds

10/8/2020


How To Avoid A Wrecked Boiler

Water-side corrosion and thermal shock or stress are calamities all facility manager should do their best to avoid

10/7/2020


Despite Charleston’s Chronic Flooding, Hospitals Plan To Stay Put

Investments into the peninsula continue

10/5/2020


Milwaukee Hospital Opens Separate Emergency Department For Pregnant Women

The specialized ER is the first of its kind in the area

10/2/2020


What You Need to Know About Elastomeric Coatings

Durable and not easily cracked, elastomeric coatings are also effective at sealing roof leaks and preventing existing damage from worsening

9/24/2020


Pandemic Hastening Closure Of Some Urban Hospitals

COVID has worsened the situation for already weakened hospitals

9/23/2020


Pandemic Has Healthcare Facilities Increasing Focus On Patient Experience Efforts

Facilities are working on increasing access to care and deliver a better-than-expected service

9/15/2020


Mass Hospital Still Closed By Summer Flood Waters

Video on Campus Safety website shows water flooding Norwood Hospital

9/15/2020


The High Standards Faced By Hospital Facility Managers

Healthcare facility managers are held to high and sometimes impossible standards

9/10/2020


How Healthcare Facilities Managers Have Become Unsung Heroes for Reducing the Spread of COVID-19

Healthcare facilities managers are making sure infrastructure doesn’t fail

9/4/2020



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