Maintenance and Operations

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


Creating ‘Systemness’ in Facility Operations

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


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


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


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


Hospital’s New Technology Aimed at Maintenance

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


Faulty Generator Hampers Hospital Operations

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


Hospital Workers Get Emergency Backpacks

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


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


Healthcare Parking Fees Draw Scrutiny

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


Minimizing Pandemic’s Impact on Facilities Funding

Best practices in securing capital and operational funding


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



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