Sustainable Operations - May 2023

Workplace Violence in Healthcare: Making Safety the Norm

As instances of violence rise, OSHA and the Joint Commission take steps to make healthcare facilities safer.

5/31/2023



OSHA Cites Hospital for Failing to Keep Employees Safe from Patients

Staff members of Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion reportedly suffered concussions, lacerations and sprains from patients.

5/31/2023



AHA Sheds Light on Workplace Violence in Healthcare Facilities

This case study also offers advice and insight into how to mitigate violent incidents.

5/30/2023



More Hospitals to Leave the Mississippi Hospital Association

The reason for the hospitals leaving is still unclear.

5/30/2023



PAM Health and Kettering Health Enter Joint Venture for Rehabilitation Hospital

The new 62-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital will be in Dayton, Ohio.

5/30/2023



How Touchless Soap Dispensers and Nursing Station Hand Sanitizers Affect Germ Spread

Soap manufacturers discuss how both play a role in preventing the spread of germs.

5/26/2023



SCHA Receives Grant from The Duke Endowment to Address Workforce Problems

The three-year grant was given to SCHA to help them tackle their ongoing workforce issues.

5/26/2023



Texas Health Resources Joins the Dandelion Consortium

The Dandelion Consortium is a group dedicated to exploring the capabilities of AI in healthcare.

5/26/2023



How Will Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Impact Healthcare Facilities?

Changes are coming, though most of them will make tasks more efficient and productive.

5/25/2023



Over 600 Rural Hospitals at Risk of Closure

The hospitals face losses on patient services as health insurance plans will not pay the cost of delivery.

5/25/2023



OSHA Compliance: Priorities and Challenges

Successful OSHA compliance requires understanding enforcement priorities and delivering training that meets facilities’ needs.

5/24/2023



New Bill Aims to Better Protect Rural Hospitals from Cyberattacks

A new bill proposes to better educate rural hospitals on how to prevent cyber attacks.

5/24/2023



McPherson Hospital Struck with Ransomware Attack

Over 19,000 individuals were alerted about the July 2022 ransomware incident.

5/24/2023



Hospitals in Georgia Can Now Have Own Police Force

A new Georgia law allows hospitals to have their own police force to stop the rise in violence.

5/23/2023



Hospitals in Georgia Can Now Have Own Police Force

A new Georgia law allows hospitals to have their own police force to stop the rise in violence.

5/23/2023



UVM Medical Center Patient Falls Out Six Story Window

The patient was able to access the window through a stairwell.

5/23/2023



What Kinds of Energy Efficient Technologies Can Hospitals Use?

From LED lighting to building automation systems, there are many types of technology that hospitals can employ.

5/23/2023



What Kinds of Energy Efficient Technologies Can Hospitals Use?

From LED lighting to building automation systems, there are many types of technology that hospitals can employ.

5/23/2023



What Kinds of Energy Efficient Technologies Can Hospitals Use?

From LED lighting to building automation systems, there are many types of technology that hospitals can employ.

5/23/2023



Study Shows Air Purification Reduces Healthcare Acquired Infections

Indoor air quality is heavily affected by both HVAC systems and filtration.

5/22/2023



Study Shows Air Purification Reduces Healthcare Acquired Infections

Indoor air quality is heavily affected by both HVAC systems and filtration.

5/22/2023



Brookdale Hospital Agrees to Civil Settlement Over Employees' Alleged Defrauding

Former employees of Brookdale Hospital allegedly defrauded the WIC program.

5/22/2023



University Urology iStruck with Data Breach

Over 56,000 individuals had their personal and health information exposed in the breach.

5/22/2023



How Healthcare Facilities Can Ensure Handwashing Happens

Soap manufacturers join to discuss the importance of medical staff washing their hands.

5/19/2023



NextGen Healthcare Hit with Cyberattack Potentially Exposing Protected Health Information

This is the second attack to hit NextGen in recent months.

5/19/2023



NextGen Healthcare Hit with Cyberattack Potentially Exposing Protected Health Information

This is the second attack to hit NextGen in recent months.

5/19/2023



NextGen Healthcare Hit with Cyberattack Potentially Exposing Protected Health Information

This is the second attack to hit NextGen in recent months.

5/19/2023



Kansas Governor Announces $65.4 Million in Awards for Medical and Mental Healthcare

These awards are supposed to close service gaps in the continuum of care that Kansas is facing.

5/19/2023



What's Causing Rising Rental Rates for Medical Office Buildings?

Interest rates, construction costs, and real estate location are the main drivers.

5/18/2023



New Rule May Prohibit Healthcare Facilities From Paying Ransom During Cyberattacks

When hacked, IT systems can be taken offline until a ransom is paid. 

5/18/2023



New Rule May Prohibit Healthcare Facilities From Paying Ransom During Cyberattacks

When hacked, IT systems can be taken offline until a ransom is paid. 

5/18/2023



New Rule May Prohibit Healthcare Facilities From Paying Ransom During Cyberattacks

When hacked, IT systems can be taken offline until a ransom is paid. 

5/18/2023



COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Ends – What Now?

Three years after it was first put into place, the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency ends.

5/17/2023



Antibiotic-resistant CRAB Contaminates Entire ICU in Hangzhou

Of 35 positive patients, 14 acquired CRAB during their stay in the ICU.

5/16/2023



Hospital Employees Involved in Argument, One Dead

A fight between two hospital employees turned deadly.

5/16/2023



Infection Prevention Is Not Always at the Microbial Level

The guiding principle is to always remove the obvious, visible soil.

5/15/2023





Monetcito Medical Completes Acquisition of Medical Office in Cincinnati

The 15,000 square foot building will mainly be used for primary care and OB/GYN services.

5/15/2023



Recent Shooting at Atlanta Hospital Leaves One Killed, Four Injured

Emergency preparedness is paramount for responding to active shooters.

5/12/2023



INTEGRIS Health to Operate Hospital Located in Woodward, Oklahoma

The new operation will start on December 1, 2023.

5/12/2023



Two Rivers Public Health Department Patient Data Accessed Without Authorization

The information of over 15,000 patients was accessed through an employee’s Office365 account.

5/12/2023



How Staffing Shortages are Impacting Healthcare Facilities' Cybersecurity Capabilities

Cyberattacks in the healthcare industry are increasing rapidly and most facilities are ill-equipped to defend.

5/11/2023



How Staffing Shortages are Impacting Healthcare Facilities' Cybersecurity Capabilities

Cyberattacks in the healthcare industry are increasing rapidly and most facilities are ill-equipped to defend.

5/11/2023



Lockdown Lifted at Oklahoma Hospital

McCurtain Memorial Hospital was placed under a strict lockdown after threats were made against the facility.

5/11/2023



The LeapFrog Group Releases Spring 2023 Hospital Safety Grade Data

The average risk of three HAIs spiked to a five-year high and patient experience measures continued to decline.

5/11/2023



Healthcare Facilities Managers Honored During World FM Day and National Hospital Week

Healthcare Facilities Today wishes healthcare facilities manager a happy World Facilities Management Day and National Hospital Week.

5/10/2023



Sodexo Providing Accessible Dining Options at Waterman Village 

Waterman Village houses six dining venues through Sodexo North America.

5/10/2023



Demand for Gender Neutral Restrooms on the Rise

Public restrooms have never been more private.

5/9/2023



Essentia Health Upgrades Patient Experience with New Technology

Improved wayfinding, entertainment systems and elevators will enhance the patient experience.

5/9/2023



4 Ways to Maximize Healthcare Resources

Healthcare leaders must keep these four crucial components of facilities management top of mind when budgeting.

5/8/2023



AHCA/NCAL and APIC Launch National Infection Prevention Forum

The Forum aims to help facilitate dissemination of the latest information on infectious diseases.

5/8/2023



What Can Cause Fire Sprinklers and Alarms to Not Function?

Manufacturers join to discuss what can cause fire sprinklers and alarms to malfunction.

5/5/2023



What Can Cause Fire Sprinklers and Alarms to Not Function?

Manufacturers join to discuss what can cause fire sprinklers and alarms to malfunction.

5/5/2023



Seattle Hospital Battling Klebsiella pneumoniae Outbreak Since October

Hand washing plays a critical role in reducing spread of infection.

5/5/2023



Bacterial Infection Outbreak at Virginia Mason Medical Center

The outbreak has been going on since October 2022.

5/5/2023



AHA Releases Report Detailing Financial Pressures Affecting Hospitals and Health Systems

2022 was the most challenging year since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

5/4/2023



Healthcare Facilities Wrestle with a New Era for Security

Managers need to rethink products and strategies in more effectively protecting staff, patients and visitors.

5/3/2023



Healthcare Facilities Wrestle with a New Era for Security

Managers need to rethink products and strategies in more effectively protecting staff, patients and visitors.

5/3/2023



How Healthcare Facilities Monitor Water Usage

With the pressure to become more sustainable, healthcare facilities are trying to monitor their water use.

5/2/2023



Alabama Passes Law Mandating Hospital Visitors

The bill allows hospitals to have visitors during public health emergencies.

5/2/2023



Eaton Enters Contract to Design and Construct Electrical System for Ann Arbor Hospital

The contract is for the new D. Dan and Betty Kahn Health Care Pavilion at University of Michigan Health.

5/2/2023



Is ROI More Important Than ROL?

Hospitals should not place the value of a return on investment (ROI) above the return on a life (ROL) saved by a patient care environment that is safe, clean and disinfected.

5/1/2023



Lock Socket Solutions Used in the Houston Methodist Hospital System

The technology helps in securing chargers from being taken by staff or patients.

5/1/2023



What Kinds of Energy Efficient Technologies Can Hospitals Use?

From LED lighting to building automation systems, there are many types of technology that hospitals can employ.

5/1/2023



 
 
 


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