Maintenance and Operations

How Important Is a Medical Gas Master Plan?

Proper planning ensures facilities have a reliable, resilient medical gas system to provide essential care.


Lehigh Valley Health Network and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Announce Affiliation Agreement

The affiliation is to provide optimal care for children in the region.


How Proper Acoustics Impact Healthcare Facilities

They can help reduce noise levels and the stress patients or employees experience.


How the FGI Guidelines for Healthcare Facilities are Created and Vetted

The process for a proposal to be accepted is long and rigorous.


NCH to Commence Phased Brand Transition

The rollout will take place over the next year.


Strengthening Healthcare Emergency Management

National Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities are vital components of emergency management.


APIC Voices Concern Over Nursing Home Infection Preventionists

The association finds that there are too few infection preventionists on staff in nursing homes.


Do Different Parts of Healthcare Facilities Have Different Acoustic Needs?

Acoustics manufacturers discuss the different needs of the various areas of a healthcare facility.


CDC Releases Hospital Sepsis Program Core Elements

It is intended to be a “manager’s guide” to organizing staff and identifying the resources that can help bring sepsis rates down.


Adena Health Combatting False Reports of Legionnaire's Outbreak

Misinformation can be destructive to healthcare facilities.


Major Health System Merger in Georgia Completed

Wellstar Health System and Augusta Health System have become a unified system.


Acoustics Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity in Healthcare Staff

Acoustics manufacturers discuss the effects of acoustics on healthcare staff.


Complying with Joint Commission's Two Biggest Challenges

Indoor environments and building occupancies often create problems for healthcare facilities managers.


'Underutilization' to Blame for Recent Hospital Closures

There has been an uptick of hospitals closing.


PeaceHealth to Close Oregon Hospital

The Eugene, Oregon hospital has seen declining reliance from its community.


SCL Health Locations to Get New Names Following Merger

Four sites will be renamed under the Intermountain Health branding.


3 Ways to Nurture Next-Generation Healthcare Facilities Managers

Healthcare systems must prioritize succession planning to keep up with turnover and retirements.


Senior Care Facilities Must Prepare for Extreme Weather

Preparing for extreme weather begins in the designing phase.


ECRI Announces Winners of 2023 Healthcare Supply Chain Excellence Award

12 different healthcare organizations won the award.


How Rising Patient Costs Affect Facility Budgets

AHA releases statement on IPPS and LTCH payment rules.


LiDAR in Healthcare Facilities Management

LiDAR’s capabilities make it a valuable investigation and documentation method in facility management and maintenance.


AHCA/NCAL Sends Letter to Biden Administration Over Staffing Requirement

The letter outlines quality improvement solutions instead of a federal minimum staffing requirement.


CommonSpirit Health to Directly Manage Hospitals Across Three States

There are 20 hospitals and more than 240 care sites in Colorado, Kansas and Utah that will be directly managed.


SoutheastHEALTH Signs Off on Agreement to Join Mercy

The two organizations have been finalizing details since their letter of intent was announced in January 2023.


AdventHealth to Rename Five Colorado Hospitals

The five hospitals are being renamed and directly managed by AdventHealth.


Corewell Health to Close Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital

The 60-year-old hospital will officially be shut down in October.


Revitalizing Healthcare: Lessons from the Retail Industry 

By embracing a customer-focused approach, healthcare systems can foster trust, improve patient satisfaction and enhance the overall quality of care.


What to Know About Water Heater Safety Hazards

Water heater manufacturers discuss different safety hazards to be aware of.


Three Central Valley Hospitals Rebrand

The three hospitals have rebranded into a single network in the Central Valley.



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