Maintenance and Operations

South’s Winter Blizzards Yield Lessons for Improvement

One hospital’s preparation paid off, as no backup generators failed during storm


Facilities Receive Healthgrades Recognition

Online resource connects patients to information about physicians and hospitals


Tornado Preparations: Looking for Weak Spots

Plans should include contingencies for risks outside facility due to construction or outdoor work


Tornado Season: Developing an All-Hazards Plan

Scientists predict 2021 could rival 2011 super outbreak


Taking on Tornado Season: Is Your Healthcare Facility Prepared?

Scientists predict 2021 could rival 2011 super outbreak


WHO Guidance Targets Healthcare Resilience

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


Infrastructure Plan Would Give VA $18 Billion

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


Window Problems Plague New Children’s Hospital

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


Hospitals Seek Share of $2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

Funds would aid physical plants, IT systems and emergency preparedness


Hospital’s Closure Prompts Community Concerns

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


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


VA Seeks To Balance Mission and Maintenance

Department operates many buildings more than 50 years old


Hospital Maintenance Staff Shines in Cold-Weather Crisis

Employees carried buckets of well water throughout hospital


Troubled Chicago Hospital Files for Bankruptcy

Moves comes after state regulators rejected proposal to close down hospital


Bill Targets Emergency Plans in Long-Term Care

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


The Case for Training Facilities Staff

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


A New Approach to Operations and Management

Care coordination command centers can improve outcomes and efficiency


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


Strategies and Resources for Technician Training

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


Managers Search for Staffing Strategies Amid Pandemic

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


Asset Tracking: What Can RTLS Do for You?

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


California Opening Field Hospitals

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


Rethinking Compliance Inspections and Audits — Virtually

Technology is reshaping methods of scrutiny from inspectors and surveyors


Closing of Chicago Hospital on Hold

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


Planned Closing of Chicago Hospital Creates Tough Decisions

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


Consolidation Among 2021 Trends for Hospitals

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


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


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

Staffers visit each resident to help with voting


Trends Shaping The Future of Healthcare Real Estate

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


Numbers Tell the Story for Facility Department Diversity

At Froedtert Health, measurable goals drive and document progress



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