Maintenance and Operations

VA healthcare facilities to go smoke-free

The ban extends to patients, visitors, volunteers, contractors and vendors


Large bee hive removed from Florida hospital parking lot

Beekeeper estimates around 8,000 bees were removed


Whiteboards could help cut C-section rates

Communication may be the key


Protecting patients' sleep in healthcare facilities

Some physicians have suggested giving patients ear plugs and an eye mask


CVS will expand in-store healthcare services

The retailer will launch a fleet of 1,500 HealthHUBs by the end of 2021


Bright future seen for Millennials leading healthcare facilities

When presented with a system that improves productivity while reducing waste, Millennials will embrace it more times than not


What you need to know about new standards for hazardous waste pharmaceuticals

The final rule goes into effect Aug. 21, 2019


Healthcare facilities dealing with record flooding in Midwest

More than a dozen states hit with severe weather


New paint and coating technology has long-term benefits

Meeting facility sustainability needs means staying abreast of changes in products and applications


Upgrading plumbing systems can improve efficiency

Effectively diagnosing plumbing problems and performing successful upgrades can help minimize utility costs


W.Va. healthcare facility installs model train

The 980-square-foot display includes 220 feet of track, three trains on three levels, homes, buildings and other structures


When to consolidate clinical testing (core) laboratories.

Increasingly, customers of clinical testing labs want a one-stop shop, particularly as large healthcare systems acquire smaller, more specialized independent practices


Environmentally friendly practices can impact landscaping

Focusing on equipment performance, water efficiency and chemicals good for operations, environment


Occupant wellness strategies make financial sense

The WELL Building Standard can guide facilities managers to implement financially meaningful health and wellness strategies


Michigan health systems collaborate on laundry service facility

Henry Ford Health System, Michigan Medicine and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System have formed a joint venture


Common improper hazardous waste management practices

It is important for all healthcare personnel who handle hazardous chemicals or materials to be made aware of these improper practices and be trained accordingly


Robot lends a hand at Texas children's hospital

'Moxie' can drop off linens and supplies for patients


Understand facility needs before implementing best practices

Views on 'best practices' may have to be rethought


Medical facility saves time and money by refreshing maternity ward doors

Maternity ward doors suffer from frequent use and required a fresh coat of paint every three months


New York hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian has earned the ASHE Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award



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