Maintenance and Operations

How Can FEMA Help Hospitals Mitigate and Recover from Disaster?

Following disasters, FEMA will reimburse 75-100 percent of costs for services such as debris removal, overtime pay, and infrastructure repairs


The Role of Employee Feedback in the ‘Great Resignation’

Regularly listening to employee feedback can help employers retain staff


How To Maintain Painted Walls

Paint manufacturers discuss strategies for extending performance life of painted surfaces


How Can Antimicrobial Paints Benefit Healthcare Facilities?

Antimicrobial agents have proven to be effective in stopping the growth of bacteria, so how can managers take advantage?


How Self-Distribution Can Cut Supply Chain Costs in Healthcare

Managers who build their own distribution operations and diversify supply chains can reduce costs and optimize efficiency


Why Paint Choices Matter

Manufacturers discuss priorities for healthcare facilities managers planning painting projects


How Often Should You Test for Legionella in Plumbing Systems?

Regular maintenance is essential to prevent the spread of Legionella, but how often should you test for it?


Phoenix Health System Wins ASHE Award

System consolidated decentralized technology, policies, processes and procedures to create to streamline operations


Ongoing Labor Crisis Impacts Long-Term Care

Report finds Employment levels in nursing homes have dropped more than any other healthcare sector


Demand for Medical Waste Containers to Grow Through 2031

Stringent waste disposal guidelines during the pandemic accelerating market growth


What Causes Legionella?

Learn why Legionella can be found in a healthcare facility’s water supply


Creating ‘Systemness’ in Facility Operations

Strategy can reduce maintenance, sourcing and utilities expenses by 12 to 18 percent


Better Buildings Compiles Resilience Resources

Managers can use resources to minimize exposure to climate-related impacts through resilience planning, implementing new energy technologies, and decreasing energy demand


Healthcare Compliance Target of CBRE Offering

Tools cover employee evaluation and assessment, training and certifications, and benchmarking, analytics and reporting


Minimizing Mold Growth: The Value of Preventive Maintenance

Healthcare facility managers need to take the necessary precautions to prevent patients from acquiring fungal infections


Preparedness Resource Targets Power Generation

Free, downloadable resource provides in-depth look at propane’s capabilities as a resilient energy source in healthcare facilities


Hospitals Assess Damage as Ida Moves Inland

Worst damage was at Ochsner St. Anne Hospital, where roof was damaged and section above an elevator blew out, rendering elevator unusable


Idaho Calls on Volunteers To Help Keep Hospitals Open

Positions at all levels and in all parts of state need to be filled as soon as possible


How Healthcare Systems Can Prepare for Storm Season

Peak tropical storm season is coming, which means potential downtimes for healthcare facilities


Hawaii Health System Out of ICU Beds

Beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients, as well as those who have suffered heart attacks, strokes and other traumas


How To Benefit From Reliability-Centered Maintenance

RCM yields several advantages, from decreasing maintenance expenses to minimizing downtime and increasing staff satisfaction


How Lighting Benefits Patients and Providers

Lighting can improve sleep, ease pain, improve adjustments of night shift workers, and elevate mood among staff and patients


Parking Problems Continue at Military Hospital

Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii has had complaints about inadequate parking availability for years


Advantages of School-Based Healthcare

These types of health centers help low-income and disadvantaged families find medical help.


Tornado Damages, Closes Missouri Hospital

Facility experienced damage but infrastructure remains sound


Handbook Offers Guidance for Healthcare Facilities Managers

Resource discusses primary skills and concepts managers should use and understand


American Indian Tribes Press for Deferred Maintenance Funds

Average age of Indian Health Service facilities is more than 37 years, compared to nine years the private sector


Senior Care Community, University Struggle to Co-Exist

Residents of senior living community complained about noise and hours of operation of nearby music venue


Looking for Trouble: Tabletop Emergency Exercises

One alternative to full-scale emergency drills and exercises is tabletop exercises


Accessibility Lawsuit Targets Assisted Living Facility

Manhattan facility faces federal lawsuit over allegations it discriminates against people with disabilities who use wheelchairs



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