Maintenance and Operations

Components that ensure a successful restroom upgrade

Toilets, urinals and faucets are key to upgrades that deliver water conservation and savings

2/21/2020


How much does compensation matter when recruiting healthcare staff?

The fact that there is a significant and fast growing healthcare talent shortage should be very alarming to healthcare business leaders

2/20/2020


Supporting patient care with streamlined facilities maintenance

It is imperative for the healthcare industry to employ efficient, effective and flexible construction procurement processes

2/19/2020


Plumbing upgrades focus on health and hygiene

Water conservation, less maintenance and improved hygiene are all popular targets of system improvements

2/14/2020


Study finds hospital sink traps may harbor antibiotic-resistant bacteria

CPE outbreaks are mostly attributed to patient-to-patient transmission via healthcare workers

2/13/2020


California health system to use drones for deliveries

UC San Diego Health will partner with UPS on the project

2/12/2020


Plumbing systems should be simple and reliable

Know the requirements and technical challenges of the healthcare facility plumbing system

2/7/2020


Calif. hospital testing drone delivery of genomic samples

The drone program could potentially shorten the time between when a genomic sample is taken and when test results are returned

2/5/2020


Theme parks can teach healthcare systems about patient experience

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

2/4/2020


Plumbing strategies to reduce HAIs

Bacteria lurking in the plumbing pipes and fixtures can contribute to HAIs

2/4/2020


California facility shut down by water main break

Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center was expected to be without running water for a week

2/3/2020


Reduced capacity at Atlanta hospital affects region

For more than a month, Grady Memorial Hospital emergency rooms has been operating at a reduced capacity

1/23/2020


Cleveland Clinic manages its medical waste with color coding

Cleveland Clinic’s Office for a Healthy Environment focuses on sustainability across the organization, including the responsible management of medical waste

1/23/2020


Atlanta hospital expects repair of flooding damage to take until fall

A water pipe break in early December flooded three floors at Grady Memorial Hospital

1/22/2020


Effective paints and coatings applications

The right paint selection and surface prep is key

1/22/2020


Report says VHA spent $4 billion on new facilities with little oversight

The VHA supplies new medical facilities with startup funds for new staff, furniture, equipment, etc.

1/16/2020


A guide to winter roofing care

Roofs that are not properly cared for during the winter will bring unpleasant surprises when the weather warms.

1/16/2020


The benefits of going paperless

The Raleigh General Hospital HR team decided they didn’t want to simply copy their current paper format. Rather, they decided to redesign how the files should be organized, not simply importing files as they were.

1/13/2020


Cancer center embraces proactive maintenance

MD Anderson Cancer Center's facility renewal program takes maintenance from reactive to proactive

1/9/2020


VA ends hospital star ratings system

The system allowed veterans to compare quality and performance at VA facilities

1/6/2020


Mechanical systems in the healthcare environment — pipe and performance considerations

The insulation wrapping these systems plays an integral role in ensuring optimal performance of a building’s mechanical systems

12/30/2019


Atlanta hospital gets 30-bed mobile unit a state of emergency declared

The emergency declaration allows the state to use Georgia Emergency Management Agency funding to bring the mobile unit

12/30/2019


Music's power to improve waiting room experience studied

Naval pilots concept uses music and nature to soothe

12/27/2019



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