Maintenance and Operations

Taking on Tornado Season: Is Your Healthcare Facility Prepared?

Scientists predict 2021 could rival 2011 super outbreak

4/21/2021


WHO Guidance Targets Healthcare Resilience

Document and checklists intended to help managers in terms of existing vulnerabilities and possible impacts

4/13/2021


Infrastructure Plan Would Give VA $18 Billion

Funds would target backlog of high-efficiency projects to help increase health security of veterans

4/7/2021


Window Problems Plague New Children’s Hospital

Officials want to spend $10-15 million to replace two floors of troubled windows

4/7/2021


Hospitals Seek Share of $2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

Funds would aid physical plants, IT systems and emergency preparedness

4/7/2021


Hospital’s Closure Prompts Community Concerns

Nearly 40 percent of hospital’s patients are Black Americans, and 63 percent are over 60

3/31/2021


VA Puts Maintenance Backlog at $22 Billion

VA’s buildings are 60 years old on average, and 69 percent are at least 50 years old

3/12/2021


VA Seeks To Balance Mission and Maintenance

Department operates many buildings more than 50 years old

3/9/2021


Hospital Maintenance Staff Shines in Cold-Weather Crisis

Employees carried buckets of well water throughout hospital

2/24/2021


Troubled Chicago Hospital Files for Bankruptcy

Moves comes after state regulators rejected proposal to close down hospital

2/17/2021


Bill Targets Emergency Plans in Long-Term Care

Legislation would apply to assisted living facilities, adult family homes, enhanced services facilities and nursing homes

2/4/2021


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



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