Maintenance and Operations

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


The benefits of managing healthcare operating expense with a CMMS

This critical healthcare system gives HTM professionals the ability to proactively manage work requests, inventory items, and assets, which in turn can improve patient care and reduce operating costs


Deer crashes through window at S.D. healthcare facility

Doe had a broken back right hoof but officials think it will be OK


Ham radio operators train to help healthcare facilities, others in disasters

Operators take classes on operating in a hospital


Healthcare facilities weigh in on weather safety for employees

Some hospitals offer sleeping accommodations, food and other essential items.


Noisy ORs can put patients at risk

Excessive noise can be distracting to healthcare providers


Minneapolis hospital develops emergency plan for Super Bowl

Road closures around the stadium will affect routes ambulances take to Hennepin County Medical Center


Boston area healthcare facilities were prepared for storm

Hospitals opened rooms so staff could stay overnight


Amtrak derailment emergency response went well

Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia drills two to three times a year on its disaster response


Healthcare facilities looking at new ways to reduce noise

Hospital noise is a growing concern for patients, family and staff


Los Angeles County adds recuperative beds to help homeless

Two-hundred fifty new beds brings the total to 432


Building conditions cause most services to be cut at Kitty Hawk healthcare facility

Despite repairs, facility issues were ongoing.


Mayo OKs visible body art for staff

Currently, employees must keep their tattoos covered



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