Maintenance and Operations

Plumbing systems should be simple and reliable

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


Minn. state hospitals conditions at 'crisis point'

Healthcare facilities have a backlog of tens of millions of dollars worth of renovations


New ward approved for 'shoddily built' UK hospital

Plans have been approved after 'serious defects' were found in seven-year-old buildings


Queensland healthcare system removes soft drinks from hospitals

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service has decided to phase out the sale of sugary drinks from its healthcare facilities.


Minn. says $63.4 million is needed for treatment facility upgrades

Years of neglect and underfunding blamed


Sewage leaks in operating rooms still an issue at D.C. hospital for VIPs

A black, grainy foul-smelling substance coated the floor of an operating room


$10 billion assisted living industry has little oversight

It’s usually up to states to regulate facilities


Avoiding two common pitfalls to achieving strategic goals

Support development of clear, sustainable strategies that achieve objectives and reduce executive burnout


Increasing patient satisfaction through employee engagement

Patient experience has the ability to make or break a facilities’ reputation


Healthcare facilities look to hospitality for customer service cues

Las Vegas medical groups try to improve patient experiences


Why choose PEX-a for hydronic piping applications?

A UV system is used in addition to standard cleaning protocols on the toddler unit


Hospitals honored for heating pipeline project

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was awarded Sustainability Project of the Year


A guide to healthcare background checks

More than one-third of the acute care hospital beds are in older buildings that will not be able to contain those beds unless they are upgraded by that date


Parkland lighting system improves patient flow

The hospital partnered with Toyota to implement new emergency department processes


California hospital makes financial turnaround using 'patient-centric' care

Sharp Coronado Hospital offers amenities such as massage, acupuncture and freshly baked cookies


Conn. hospital ER reopens 9 days after man crashed into facility

While the fire was contained to the lobby, the entire ER was affected


Drivers struggle to bring doctors, organs to hospital during blizzard in Ireland

Defense Forces deployed 290 soldiers and 117 vehicles to fight Storm Emma


‘Me Generation’ changing senior living expectations

Assisted living communities becoming as much hospitality as healthcare


Ideas for dealing with linen hoarding

Management software, policies and education are key


Advances in tools expand drain cleaning versatility

Changes have meant greater power and versatility for technicians


Dealing with a healthcare facility linen hoarding

One of the biggest challenges laundry and linen services in a healthcare facility is linen hoarding


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



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