Maintenance and Operations

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


Bill Would Allow Hospitals To Repair Their Own Medical Equipment

Because of the pandemic, many manufacturers are restricting travel for their repair technicians


Why Supplier Financial Stability Matters to Healthcare Facility Managers

The Covid-19 pandemic brings sharp focus on healthcare supply chains


Keeping Hospitals Supplied In A Centralized Operation

Ensuring critical supplies are where they need to be is an important function


Theme Parks Can Teach Healthcare Systems About Patient Experience

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


Focusing On The Bottom Line During COVID

Facility managers must handle the financial challenges created by COVID-19


Wisconsin Coronavirus Surge Forced To Wait-List Or Transfer Patients

Bellin Hospital hopes to convert a facility on its campus into another space for hospital beds


How To Avoid A Wrecked Boiler

Water-side corrosion and thermal shock or stress are calamities all facility manager should do their best to avoid


Despite Charleston’s Chronic Flooding, Hospitals Plan To Stay Put

Investments into the peninsula continue


Milwaukee Hospital Opens Separate Emergency Department For Pregnant Women

The specialized ER is the first of its kind in the area


What You Need to Know About Elastomeric Coatings

Durable and not easily cracked, elastomeric coatings are also effective at sealing roof leaks and preventing existing damage from worsening


Pandemic Hastening Closure Of Some Urban Hospitals

COVID has worsened the situation for already weakened hospitals


Pandemic Has Healthcare Facilities Increasing Focus On Patient Experience Efforts

Facilities are working on increasing access to care and deliver a better-than-expected service



News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.