Maintenance and Operations

Tornado Damages, Closes Missouri Hospital

Facility experienced damage but infrastructure remains sound

7/16/2021


Handbook Offers Guidance for Healthcare Facilities Managers

Resource discusses primary skills and concepts managers should use and understand

7/2/2021


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

6/28/2021


Senior Care Community, University Struggle to Co-Exist

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

6/25/2021


Looking for Trouble: Tabletop Emergency Exercises

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

6/10/2021


Accessibility Lawsuit Targets Assisted Living Facility

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

6/4/2021


Tornado Preparedness: It’s Never Too Early

Not all tornado seasons will be like 2021, and it’s never too early to start preparing for next year

6/4/2021


Resilient, Sustainable and Adaptable: The Future of Healthcare

Hospitals need to be prepared for surplus of patients and have knowledge to mitigate emergent infrastructure failures

6/4/2021


Hospital’s New Technology Aimed at Maintenance

Software recommends preventive actions based on historical data to avoid costly repairs

5/28/2021


Faulty Generator Hampers Hospital Operations

Patients transferred to surrounding hospitals, and surgical and elective procedures cancelled

5/27/2021


Hospital Workers Get Emergency Backpacks

Backpacks include 32 servings of freeze-dried food, squeeze flashlight, portable stove and fuel tablets, and first aid supplies

5/26/2021


Federal Effort Targets Support for Long-Term Care in Emergencies

Two new committees to provide support for older adults and people with disabilities in long-term care facilities

5/24/2021


Healthcare Parking Fees Draw Scrutiny

Spotlight on ‘financial toxicity’ of cancer treatment, including costs not covered by insurance, such as parking fees

5/21/2021


Minimizing Pandemic’s Impact on Facilities Funding

Best practices in securing capital and operational funding

5/19/2021


South’s Winter Blizzards Yield Lessons for Improvement

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

4/29/2021


Facilities Receive Healthgrades Recognition

Online resource connects patients to information about physicians and hospitals

4/26/2021


Tornado Preparations: Looking for Weak Spots

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

4/23/2021


Tornado Season: Developing an All-Hazards Plan

Scientists predict 2021 could rival 2011 super outbreak

4/22/2021


Taking on Tornado Season: Is Your Healthcare Facility Prepared?

Scientists predict 2021 could rival 2011 super outbreak

4/21/2021


WHO Guidance Targets Healthcare Resilience

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

4/13/2021


Infrastructure Plan Would Give VA $18 Billion

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

4/7/2021


Window Problems Plague New Children’s Hospital

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

4/7/2021


Hospitals Seek Share of $2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

Funds would aid physical plants, IT systems and emergency preparedness

4/7/2021


Hospital’s Closure Prompts Community Concerns

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

3/31/2021


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

3/12/2021


VA Seeks To Balance Mission and Maintenance

Department operates many buildings more than 50 years old

3/9/2021


Hospital Maintenance Staff Shines in Cold-Weather Crisis

Employees carried buckets of well water throughout hospital

2/24/2021


Troubled Chicago Hospital Files for Bankruptcy

Moves comes after state regulators rejected proposal to close down hospital

2/17/2021


Bill Targets Emergency Plans in Long-Term Care

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

2/4/2021


The Case for Training Facilities Staff

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

1/22/2021



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