December 2013 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management

Faulty doors and alarms cited in freezing death of Alzheimer's patient

88-year-old Washington woman froze to death in courtyard after wandering outside

12/30/2013 3:00:00 PM


A peek at next year's IT buzzwords for healthcare technology geeks

Watch out for 'growth hacker,' 'design thinking' and 'hyperdata'

12/30/2013 2:00:00 PM

Top healthcare design issues of 2013

Healthcare Design magazine reviews key topics from its 'Take Five' series

12/30/2013 12:00:00 PM

Healthcare materials managers adjust to changing care continuum

Managing supply chain means managing products and services that allow providers to take care of patients outside the hospital

12/30/2013 11:00:00 AM

Healing gardens benefit healing process

The tranquility and serenity that a healing garden provides is valuable to patients and staff

12/30/2013 10:00:00 AM

Health care providers buying into retail strategy

Factors for retail and restaurant expansion - such as good brand visibility, signage, parking and access - are increasingly the qualities sight for health care facilities

12/30/2013 8:00:00 AM

WAC lighting's new LEDme button lights provide energy-efficient task solutions

12/30/2013 12:00:00 AM

Ashkin applauds FDA's move on antibacterial soaps

12/30/2013 12:00:00 AM

New AIA/CES programs including accessible and protective window design now available from Wausau

12/30/2013 12:00:00 AM

ThermaSol to move world headquarters and develop 27 acres in Round Rock, Texas in 2014

12/30/2013 12:00:00 AM

Cutera appoints Scott Ashworth as executive vice president of global sales

12/30/2013 12:00:00 AM

Dead plants at the hospital are confidence killers

Clean floors, healthy plants, and uncluttered desks can help patients feel more at home

12/27/2013 3:00:00 PM

Guidelines for preventing HAIs in NHS hospitals are released

The Journal of Hospital Infection recently released the guidelines on infection prevention and control for a range of healthcare professionals

12/27/2013 1:00:00 PM

Connecting to off-campus healthcare operations

Information technology infrastructure streams data from outposts to a central corporate office, which houses the data center and 24/7 monitoring operation

12/27/2013 12:00:00 PM

Infection prevention effort encourages patient participation

Initiative encourages hospital patients to question healthcare providers on hand hygiene habits

12/27/2013 11:00:00 AM


What's the immediate future of healthcare design?

Blog explores key ideas that will shape the profession in the next decade and create new opportunities

12/27/2013 10:00:00 AM

Free hand hygiene posters for your facility

Article includes ten free, downloadable hand hygiene posters that can be printed out and posted

12/27/2013 8:00:00 AM

Floor care and traffic conditions

12/27/2013 12:00:00 AM

MXI, Inc. now offering waste management services for medical centers this winter

12/27/2013 12:00:00 AM

Fujitsu's mobile app is a troubleshooting tool

12/27/2013 12:00:00 AM

'Prosumers' put greater emphasis on green and sustainable issues

12/27/2013 12:00:00 AM

ASHRAE publishes revised standard on ventilation in health care facilities

12/27/2013 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals looking at flexible spaces for new outpatient facilities

Shift in construction expected from megahospitals to new leaner facilities designed to disburse more health care services into communities

12/26/2013 2:00:00 PM

New data tells patients how their local hospitals are doing at preventing infections

Information released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Healthcare Safety Network covers clostridium difficile infections and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infectionss

12/26/2013 1:30:00 PM

Environmental services effectiveness key as decentralized care expands

With health systems pushing outpatient services farther out into their communities, environmental services directors will have to manage the logistics of cleaning and care for these remote facilities

12/26/2013 12:00:00 PM

Take a photo tour of Temecula Valley Hospital

California hospital was built based on Lean principles and an integrated project delivery approach

12/26/2013 11:00:00 AM

Virginia hospital practices staged evacuation

Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital holds a mock evacuation of the intensive care unit

12/26/2013 10:00:00 AM

Making the case for sustainability in hospitals

Healthcare sector accounts for 8 percent of greenhouse gas emissions and generates more than 5.9 million tons of waste every year, report says

12/26/2013 8:00:00 AM

Solatube International launches next phase of SkyVault

12/26/2013 12:00:00 AM

SCKMC partners with hospitality group

12/26/2013 12:00:00 AM

New Kitchen Zone Ceilings from Armstrong offer installation-friendly alternative to traditional vinyl-covered gypsum

12/26/2013 12:00:00 AM

Lennox announces the introduction of Lennox Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems

12/26/2013 12:00:00 AM

Ecova survey reveals 2014 energy and sustainability predictions

12/26/2013 12:00:00 AM


Looking to birds for better healthcare facilities project teams

Blogger offers five bird-related associations to collaborative team concepts, gleaned from working with IPD teams, which may be applicable to project delivery success going forward

12/23/2013 3:00:00 PM


Lean design can tackle a range of wastes

Symposium speakers say studies indicate that employees spend 75-95 percent of their time doing things that increase costs and create no value for the customer

12/23/2013 12:00:00 PM

Hospital hits bumps on the road to sustainability

Modesto Medical Center's facing the same challenges most maintenance and engineering managers have when pushing the energy efficiency of institutional and commercial facilities

12/23/2013 11:00:00 AM

Cincinnati hospital combines beauty, functionality to enhance healing

Connections between architecture, natural light and landscape promote healing and root Mercy Health – West Hospital in its place, while the hospital’s functional planning is based on evidence and focused on maximizing safety, efficiency, energy conservation and flexibility

12/23/2013 10:00:00 AM


Hiring for talent, not tenure: An innovative approach to healthcare IT staffing

Look beyond years of experience and hire bright, highly motivated people, making sure candidates have exceptional communication skills, are quick and life-long learners and are customer service oriented

12/23/2013 8:00:00 AM

Top 10 reasons to use heat when cleaning carpets

12/23/2013 12:00:00 AM

Hubbell Building Automation adds dimming capabilities for popular wasp2 occupancy and daylight sensors

12/23/2013 12:00:00 AM

Emerson acquires Advanced Protection Technology (APT)

12/23/2013 12:00:00 AM

Pelco by Schneider Electric announces new power over ethernet midspan power systems offer

12/23/2013 12:00:00 AM

ASHRAE offers first opportunity to comment on proposed guideline for commissioning existing systems, assemblies

12/23/2013 12:00:00 AM

Shifting care into communities will depend on facilities pros

Hospitals are working to expand health coverage, reduce cost growth, improve patient safety and quality of care and expand community-based primary care

12/20/2013 3:00:00 PM

Deadline extension for electronic health Meaningful Use gets mixed reception

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services extend period for attesting to Meaningful Use stage 2 regulations through 2016

12/20/2013 2:00:00 PM

Most Wisconsin nursing homes meet mandate to boost fire safety

A federal mandate to improve fire safety at nursing homes has led to beefed-up protection

12/20/2013 1:00:00 PM

Golisano Children's Hospital project designed to empower patient healing

Southwest Florida facility aims to provide a welcoming, efficient environment that's integrated with nature, supportive of technology, and flexible for the future

12/20/2013 12:00:00 PM

Bayonne Medical Center shrinks carbon footprint

Facility make progress in promoting recycling, increasing energy efficiency

12/20/2013 11:00:00 AM

Patient entertainment proves to be a positive distraction

Children's Medical Center Dallas offers a suite of entertainment amenities that includes an internal television network

12/20/2013 10:00:00 AM

Top five reasons people choose retail clinics

Convenience and cost top the list

12/20/2013 9:00:00 AM


Utility and hospital partner to manage energy plan

Shands HealthCare focuses on core mission as utility focuses on energy management

12/20/2013 8:00:00 AM

GGE Healthcare's Silent Scan revolutionizes MRI patient experience

12/20/2013 12:00:00 AM

Introducing the LED-7302 and LED-7304 PL fluorescent retrofits from light efficient design

12/20/2013 12:00:00 AM

Herman Miller is brand leader in seating, systems furniture, healthcare and textiles in survey of architects and designers

12/20/2013 12:00:00 AM

New iConnect Network Partnership delivers real-time clinical data directly into community physicians' EHRs

12/20/2013 12:00:00 AM

Greenheck Offers New Energy Guide on Fan Efficiency Grades

12/20/2013 12:00:00 AM

FDA says anti-bacterial soaps may not curb bacteria

Government wants the makers of these products to prove that they do not pose health risks to consumers

12/19/2013 3:00:00 PM

Trend toward community-based care started long ago

Less-invasive procedures and better drugs allow more outpatient care

12/19/2013 2:00:00 PM

Oregon medical center gets $200,000 incentive for energy savings

The Energy Trust of Oregon rewards Sky Lakes Medical Center for energy-saving improvements over the past year

12/19/2013 1:00:00 PM

Construction CEO sees more prefab and tilt-up building projects in the future

Sellen Construction head says outpatient facilities are hot, big hospitals are not

12/19/2013 12:00:00 PM

Five stories on hand hygiene

From fist bumps to nonsterile gloves, stories deal with infection control tactics

12/19/2013 11:00:00 AM

Hospital power system upgrade increases emergency power generating capacity

Rex Hospital in Raleigh, N.C., also boosts its fuel storage capacity and adds a SCADA system

12/19/2013 10:00:00 AM

Workloading in custodial operations key to success

Efficient and equitable workloading is key not only to managing the budget and providing clean and safe work environments

12/19/2013 9:00:00 AM

Five ways to advance power management in health care facilities

An electrical power management system enables a continual improvement process involving the visualizing real-time energy consumption, as well as measurement, analysis and implementation of programs to reduce usage and cost

12/19/2013 8:00:00 AM

MaxLite teams with New Jersey's Clean Energy Program to offer ENERGY STAR qualified CFL lamps and fixtures to habitat for humanity resale outlets

12/19/2013 12:00:00 AM

DebMed announces major enhancement to its electronic hand hygiene monitoring system

12/19/2013 12:00:00 AM

Hubbell Building automation adds full range dimming option for popular CX lighting control panels

12/19/2013 12:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power's new ASCO microprocessor controller transforms power control for mid-range transfer switches

12/19/2013 12:00:00 AM

Ecova announces new water outlier investigation

12/19/2013 12:00:00 AM

Visions of healthcare 2035

Healthcare industry experts share their predictions about hospital care in 2035

12/18/2013 3:00:00 PM

Free Advanced Energy Retrofits for Healthcare Facilities Guide available

Guide outlines most effective retrofit measures for both small outpatient facilities and large hospitals

12/18/2013 2:00:00 PM

Radio frequency identification technology facing 'perfect storm' in healthcare

The need for electronic data management, in addition to the anticipated growth in demand for health care and health information technologies could either limit RFID deployment in the short term, or help to launch it

12/18/2013 1:00:00 PM

Einstein Medical Center Montgomery finds Silver lining to replacing facility

Recognized for a design vision that prioritizes human and environmental wellness, the center recently achieved LEED-NC Silver certification

12/18/2013 12:00:00 PM


Healthcare design beyond traditional hospital walls

Containers 2 Clinics focus on smart design to bring healthcare to remote areas

12/18/2013 11:00:00 AM

San Antonio healthcare system plans major expansion of hospitals

Methodist Healthcare expects to spend about $250 million to expand two of its facilities - Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children's Hospital

12/18/2013 10:00:00 AM

Cincinnati orthopaedic hospital design stresses space, glass, light and connection to outdoors

The Christ Hospital Joint and Spine Center to be dedicated to diagnosing, treating and researching orthopaedic and spine care

12/18/2013 9:00:00 AM

Catholic University student honored for wellness center design

Center would support patients with life-limiting illnesses who are transitioning between pediatric and adult treatment

12/18/2013 8:00:00 AM

New Garland service provides scientific analysis of building envelope

12/18/2013 12:00:00 AM

Mercy teams up with Philips to launch telehealth services

12/18/2013 12:00:00 AM

RGIS Partners with Cost Control Solutions to offer new remote inventory management system for the healthcare industry

12/18/2013 12:00:00 AM

CertainTeed Ceilings issues industry-first health product declarations

12/18/2013 12:00:00 AM

Harvard receives UL recognition for light engines

12/18/2013 12:00:00 AM


Hospital administrators rank top design issues

'Promoting an integrated approach to care delivery' and 'optimize space utilization and enable adaptability' landed near the top

12/17/2013 3:00:00 PM

Duke School of Medicine Building Achieves LEED Gold

The Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center is the first LEED Gold-certified building on the Duke University medical center campus

12/17/2013 2:00:00 PM


Conversation leads to CMS revision of sprinkler enforcement

Attempting to structure a win-win outcome is more appropriate than litigating for nursing facility

12/17/2013 1:00:00 PM

Sustainable building and renovation the standard in healthcare design

Adaptive reuse becoming an increasingly viable solution that shines a light on environmental harm, project constraints and social issues

12/17/2013 11:00:00 AM


Photoelectric glass, geothermal heat pump system part of hospital's sustainability plan

Mississippi facility is one of a handful of hospitals nationwide to feature a state-of-the art pump system, and glass that automatically adjusts its tint based on sunlight levels

12/17/2013 9:00:00 AM

30 most impressively designed hospitals

Outpatient Tower at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Children begin and end the list

12/17/2013 8:00:00 AM

PHS Technologies Group awarded radiation dose tracking agreement with Premier, Inc.

12/17/2013 12:00:00 AM

New study shows air sealing is essential for all insulation types

12/17/2013 12:00:00 AM

Carrier Enterprise unveils the latest in air purification technology with Air Knight Generation II

12/17/2013 12:00:00 AM

Kaba launches Safe Lock and Access Control System package

12/17/2013 12:00:00 AM

New K17 Dry ESFR sprinkler provides ceiling-only fire protection for cold storage facilities

12/17/2013 12:00:00 AM

Facilities staff find 50-year-old 'treasure' hidden in hospital basement

Green Bay hospital finds Geiger counters and radiation detection kits, dated 1962

12/16/2013 3:00:00 PM

Connecticut hospital enhancing security

New Milford Hospital's new security station established to have public come in through one primary entryway

12/16/2013 2:00:00 PM

Converting office space into medical offices

Suburban strip malls have seen urgent care clinics emerge where retail stores and restaurants once stood

12/16/2013 1:00:00 PM

Student design wins Healthcare Environment Award

Clemson University student honored for design of palliative hospice care facility

12/16/2013 11:00:00 AM

Why does Oklahoma have so many federal hospital penalties?

Oklahoma ranks fifth in the percent of hospitals being penalized by the federal government based on care, satisfaction and mortality of Medicare patients

12/16/2013 9:00:00 AM


Hospitality is not the future of healthcare design

The reasons patients stay overnight in hospitals are not the same reasons guests stay overnight in hotels, blogger says.

12/16/2013 8:00:00 AM

Green Building Initiative applauds General Services Administration's recognition of Green Globes as equivalent to LEED

12/16/2013 12:00:00 AM

InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance announces new leadership

12/16/2013 12:00:00 AM

Lynxspring and Netop recently announced the immediate availability of LYNX CyberPRO

12/16/2013 12:00:00 AM

Herman Miller introduces Living Office: A holistic solution for the new landscape of work

12/16/2013 12:00:00 AM

ASHRAE, IAQA sign memorandum of understanding

12/16/2013 12:00:00 AM


Rethinking ROI of sustainable healthcare facilities

Hospitals must get creative to balance financial, social and environmental needs

12/13/2013 3:00:00 PM


Rapidly deployable health clinic designed for disaster situations

Hurricane Sandy exposed the threat to health facilities not designed to withstand extreme weather

12/13/2013 2:00:00 PM

Missouri medical center receives $1.26 million energy loan

Ozarks Medical Center will also use the loan to purchase a hot water heat exchanger and make lighting upgrades to improve efficiency

12/13/2013 12:00:00 PM

Cornell class blends health policy and facility design

Course designed to show how evidence-based design principles can be applied in health care to boost efficiency

12/13/2013 11:00:00 AM

Pediatric dental office designed to be a playground for all ages

Falls Church practice caters to three different age groups - infant to five, six to eleven, and teenagers - the design needed to make each group, as well as their parents, feel secure

12/13/2013 10:00:00 AM

Free 'Infection Prevention and You' safety poster available

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology offers complimentary resources for infection control and education

12/13/2013 9:00:00 AM


Ambulatory surgery centers reflect the future of healthcare

Facilities are being designed now to deliver high-tech robotic surgical services for cases that previously were typically complicated inpatient procedures

12/13/2013 8:00:00 AM

Statistics particular to sustainability often go unreported or overlooked

12/13/2013 12:00:00 AM

Talkaphone enhances self-diagnostic and reporting features of VOIP-500 Series Phones

12/13/2013 12:00:00 AM

Carrier enhances i-Vu Building Automation System to support Carrier Open and Carrier Comfort network systems

12/13/2013 12:00:00 AM

Mansfield's new 'Elementary Toilet' for kids is perfect mix of efficiency, safety and quality

12/13/2013 12:00:00 AM

MEDSEEK acquires SymphonyCare to expand presence In emerging population health and care management market

12/13/2013 12:00:00 AM


HVAC, power contingency planning offers peace of mind

A heating, ventilation and air conditioning or power system failure could have potentially devastating effects on the physical environment of care

12/12/2013 3:00:00 PM

Healthcare landscape architecture awards announced

The 2013 program recognizes designs in specific project categories: acute care, senior care, and behavioral health

12/12/2013 2:00:00 PM

Philippines medical waste improperly handled

Davao City waste handler says most facilities not complying with laws on infectious waste

12/12/2013 1:00:00 PM

Q&A explores significant changes in long-term care environments

Expert issues call to action for those designing environments for the senior market

12/12/2013 11:00:00 AM

Camp Southern Ground for autistic children recognized for design

Camp offers save, playful space and opportunity for researchers to evaluate successes and failures and make strides in the study of autism

12/12/2013 9:00:00 AM

Project Solutions: Incorporating furniture, fixtures, equipment and technology into a new facility

The options for managing the furniture, fixtures, equipment, and technology (FFE&T) planning, procurement and installation process on a capital facility project are as numerous as there are health systems and hospitals.

12/12/2013 8:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric announces availability of prefabricated data centers up to 2MW

12/12/2013 12:00:00 AM

Honeywell announces universal fire and smoke damper actuators

12/12/2013 12:00:00 AM

Sembcorp Industries to dispose of medical waste collection business in India

12/12/2013 12:00:00 AM

Intellibot announces new, smaller hands-free cleaning machine

12/12/2013 12:00:00 AM

Ecolab Equipment Care and Green Turtle Americas announce exclusive distribution partnership

12/12/2013 12:00:00 AM

Study of C. difficile reveals routes of infection

Unexpectedly few cases appear to be acquired from direct ward-based contact with other symptomatic cases

12/11/2013 3:00:00 PM

Healthcare facility materials chosen for cleanability and germ resistance

Manufacturers are developing innovative solutions to help facilities look great while maintaining clean and safe environments of care

12/11/2013 2:00:00 PM


The intersection between retail and healthcare

Converting defunct retail spaces can address challenges in both areas

12/11/2013 1:00:00 PM

Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center recognized for design

The center at the Pocono Medical Center in Pennsylvania draws inspiration from the surrounding Pocono Mountains

12/11/2013 11:00:00 AM

Senior-friendly acute care environments becoming a priority

The elderly consume healthcare services at a disproportionate rate and baby boomers are swelling this patient segment

12/11/2013 9:00:00 AM

The business case for good lab design

The design must attract and accommodate the best and the brightest

12/11/2013 8:00:00 AM

Tacony Corporation Partners with the National Service Alliance

12/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite adds ArcMAX Volumetric LED Panels to DLC-Qualified portfolio

12/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

AAMA's Aluminum Material Council publishes sustainability white paper

12/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

Hubbell Industrial Lighting introduces LED Highbay-LunaBay

12/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

Virtual walkthrough in 3D with GRAPHISOFT BIMx and ZEISS cinemizer OLED Glasses

12/11/2013 12:00:00 AM


Futurists offer a bleak (and incorrect) image of healthcare interior design trends

Architects and interior designers see healthcare interiors that are tranquil and comforting - architecture that nourishes our body, mind and spirit

12/10/2013 3:00:00 PM

Innovation required for the short-term rehab boom

Green House Project has developed a new model for delivering nursing care to Baby Boomer rehab patients

12/10/2013 2:00:00 PM

Technology-enabled furnishings bring more function to the forms

Furnishings designed to help patients, visitors and caregivers use technology can improve the quality of care by enabling this equipment to enhance, rather than interfere with, the caregiver-patient relationship

12/10/2013 1:00:00 PM

Spa-like interior design lessens dental visit angst

Portuguese dental clinic has ultra-pure, minimalist spaces that invite contemplation and evoke serenity

12/10/2013 11:00:00 AM

$456 million Naval Hospital at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton to open

New 1 million-square-foot, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded facility is completed six months ahead of schedule and $100 million under budget through turnkey design, procurement and delivery method

12/10/2013 9:00:00 AM

Case study: Tampa General improves primary care facility with LED lighting and digital controls

Challenge came in balancing high quality lighting for medical personal with light levels suitable for patient comfort

12/10/2013 8:00:00 AM

Reliable Controls to launch European Distribution Network at MCE

12/10/2013 12:00:00 AM

Hastings Tile & Bath announces VOLA round shower award from German Design Council

12/10/2013 12:00:00 AM

Kubota targets turf care professionals with introduction of Z700-Series Commercial Zero-Turn Mower

12/10/2013 12:00:00 AM

Linetec announces new thermal improvement offerings

12/10/2013 12:00:00 AM

Explore the magic of motorized window shades and browse beautiful fabric collections with new Lutron app

12/10/2013 12:00:00 AM

The future of healthcare energy management

Modern building automation systems operate on web-based platforms and use reliable, high-speed Internet connections that enable facility teams and service partners to access heating, ventilation and air conditioning and other building systems anytime from any location

12/9/2013 3:00:00 PM

Robots help Pontiac hospital reduce infection rates

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland uses new technology to eliminate pathogens in patient rooms, operating rooms and cardiac catheterization laboratories

12/9/2013 2:00:00 PM

Evidence-based design in long-term care can maximize efficiencies

The challenge for designers is to create environments where people live, visit and work while maximizing the usability and operational efficiencies

12/9/2013 1:00:00 PM


Smartly maintained healthcare facilities a good investment

Hospitals can maximize its profits by running efficiently through cost controls

12/9/2013 12:00:00 PM

Hospitals and communities can connect through gardening

Health systems use food and healthy eating as a vehicle for collaborating with their communities

12/9/2013 11:00:00 AM

Q&A: The healing power of nature

The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, is a 5,000-square-foot area for play and contemplation and the second healing garden completed last year by Mikyoung Kim

12/9/2013 10:00:00 AM

Take a photo tour of the University of Florida Clinical Translational Research Building

The building includes spaces for interactions between researchers, students and patients, including a variety of indoor and outdoor healing environments and other common areas

12/9/2013 9:00:00 AM

Salvaged stained glass highlights entry of replacement hospital

Window from the original Langlade Hospital's chapel reflects the hospital's heritage and religious mission

12/9/2013 8:00:00 AM

Lochinvar introduces new online water heater sizing calculator

12/9/2013 12:00:00 AM

Identity One certifies BioManager with AMAG Technology under Symmetry Extended Business Solutions Program

12/9/2013 12:00:00 AM

Meyda custom lighting delivers milk bottle pendant

12/9/2013 12:00:00 AM

Survey reveals hospitals are focused on reducing infections, but most have not yet adopted all best practices

12/9/2013 12:00:00 AM

Acuity Brands brings versatility to pedestrian lighting applications with new LED area luminaires from Lithonia Lighting

12/9/2013 12:00:00 AM

Report says pathogens pumped into UK hospital ventilation system

Patients at because faulty ventilation spreads dangerous infections from operating rooms, report says

12/6/2013 3:00:00 PM


Nature in artwork can have calming effect

In healthcare, artwork has an important role to play by offering momentary escape from a stressful situation

12/6/2013 2:00:00 PM

Interior design for infection prevention

Health care interiors play a role in supporting best practices to prevent the spread of infection

12/6/2013 1:00:00 PM

Boston hospital rehabs brownfield for new facility

New Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital designed to take advantage of site's natural surroundings while addressing its inherent challenges

12/6/2013 12:00:00 PM

Seven steps to an eco-friendly hospital

Starting a sustainability program reduces waste by recycling materials and saving energy and helps protect communities

12/6/2013 11:00:00 AM

Medical center food service manager flexible in changing healthcare landscape

Manager's challenge is balancing between volume-based, fee-for-service model and the emerging model of value-based, population health management

12/6/2013 10:00:00 AM

Braselton hospital aims to be model for green construction

Northeast Georgia Medical Center at Braselton, set for a 2015 opening, is working to earn LEED Gold status for health care

12/6/2013 9:00:00 AM


Lean and Strategic Simulation two design trends with staying power

Production concept and supporting software can have a long-term, positive impact on the forward movement of healthcare design

12/6/2013 8:00:00 AM

Biamp Systems' new Vocia paging station kit and software simplifies paging system interface

12/6/2013 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare sign improves communication, infection control, and sustainability

12/6/2013 12:00:00 AM

GE Healthcare's 'Brilliant Machines' software transforms the patient experience by reducing wait times and helping hospital staff increase efficiency

12/6/2013 12:00:00 AM

New continuing ed course from CertainTeed Ceilings outlines acoustical strategies for healthcare settings

12/6/2013 12:00:00 AM

Zurn integrates flood control components for simplified specification and installation

12/6/2013 12:00:00 AM

Long-term care facilities stressing connected communities

Baby Boomers are less accepting of a retirement lifestyle removed from the community at large

12/5/2013 3:00:00 PM


Lighting makes a difference in patient rooms

Light can affect alertness, pain, sleep, mood, comfort, experience, and circadian rhythm

12/5/2013 2:00:00 PM

Designing healthcare interiors that serve the elderly

Empathetic design goes beyond just eliminating hazards to seeing life through aging eyes - both literally and figuratively

12/5/2013 1:00:00 PM

Memphis Healthcare facilities to consolidate cancer care to one location

$60.5 million project to include a range of services and involve approximately 8,050 square feet of new space and 101,235 square feet of renovated space

12/5/2013 12:00:00 PM


Furnishing in a health care setting should offer comforts of home

For a space to be functional as well as healing, furniture also needs to be flexible and functional

12/5/2013 11:00:00 AM

Cincinnati architects design massive health care complex in China

The 1,800-bed project is expected to provide a new model of care for China's growing population of aging adults

12/5/2013 10:00:00 AM

Manufacturers offer tips on for successful hospital and health care facility projects

Prescription for hospital, health care facility success includes collaborative design processes that foster the early involvement of infrastructure and technology expertise

12/5/2013 9:00:00 AM

Integrated product delivery used to build $297 million Florida hospital project

Integrated product delivery is a process used mostly in healthcare construction projects that has been shown to improve construction efficiency, risk management and predictability of cost and schedule

12/5/2013 8:00:00 AM

Armstrong launches ECO*PULSE HVAC health management service

12/5/2013 12:00:00 AM

Eaton's LED technology provides unmatched glare control and enhanced visual comfort in parking garage applications

12/5/2013 12:00:00 AM

Array DC office is expanding with two new healthcare arcitects

12/5/2013 12:00:00 AM

Lutron and Siemens announce joint energy-efficiency initiative for commercial buildings

12/5/2013 12:00:00 AM

Hastings Tile & Bath announces VOLA's Interior Innovation Award 2014

12/5/2013 12:00:00 AM

Developing a business case for investing in an energy strategy

Top management executives make decisions to invest in these improvements because someone has made a persuasive business case in support of the expenditure

12/4/2013 3:00:00 PM

BYOD security vital for healthcare companies

Facilities should consider segmenting their network to isolate the electronic health record system

12/4/2013 2:00:00 PM

Sheikh Khalifa to bring specialty care to United Arab Emirates

At nearly 700,000 square feet, the facility has the latest in medical technology and is one of the largest specialist hospitals in the Middle East

12/4/2013 1:00:00 PM

Children's hospital to update design with brightly colored, playful environment

University of Iowa Children's Hospital's new features will include a movie theater and playground

12/4/2013 12:00:00 PM


Engineer panel addresses hospital sustainability, safety issues

Health care clients demanding that their facilities are energy-efficient as well as safe

12/4/2013 11:00:00 AM

Designing with natural materials creates comforting environment

Healthcare facility design is being influenced by the comforts of home and our natural environment

12/4/2013 10:00:00 AM


Hospital safety must be priority throughout facility

Patients should have the expectation of receiving safe care and treatment, as well as the expectation of receiving that care in a safe environment

12/4/2013 9:00:00 AM

Case study

Standby power system at Florida VA Hospital covers all electrical loads

Renovated $47 million power plant includes SCADA and a backup system capable of covering all electrical loads for 120 hours in the event of an outage

12/4/2013 8:00:00 AM

New OPTI-VISOR chiller plant control solution from Armstrong drives an additional 15-30% energy savings

12/4/2013 12:00:00 AM

Despite 500 percent population increase, water use stays same with 'demand management'

12/4/2013 12:00:00 AM

Motion Industries announces the acquisition of Paragon Service & Supply, Inc.

12/4/2013 12:00:00 AM

HRET awarded new contract from AHRQ to reduce infections in long-term care facilities and improve patient safety

12/4/2013 12:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power, Ponemon Institute Study finds significant increase in cost of unplanned data center outages since 2010

12/4/2013 12:00:00 AM

Digital healthcare lets elderly age in place

Smart homes for seniors highlight next big technological wave

12/3/2013 3:00:00 PM

Project Solutions: Oversized healthcare - how do we right-size?

Healthcare facilities, especially hospitals, have steadily become larger over the past couple of decades

12/3/2013 2:00:00 PM

NCAL Partners with NJHA to form patient safety organization

The effort is the first of the profession's kind to be carried out at a national level and will develop reports highlighting the causes of patient safety events in assisted living settings

12/3/2013 1:00:00 PM

Health village setting integrates care with wellness-oriented surroundings

Healthcare reform, health exchanges, and shifting reimbursements, as well as reductions in inpatient needs, complexities of the aging population, and market consolidation, are all drivers of the village concept

12/3/2013 12:00:00 PM


Collaboration, immersion solve complex challenges at rehabilitation hospital

The planning process for Craig Hospital's $90 million expansion and renovation took a full year that began with a week of full immersion at Craig by the architectural team

12/3/2013 11:00:00 AM

Case study

Air filters increase hospital's air flow, reduce bottom line

University of Louisville Hospital decreased energy consumption, and realized labor savings from the reduction in filter changeouts

12/3/2013 10:00:00 AM

Illinois hospital's geothermal system paying off

Elgin's Advocate Sherman Hospital is saving $1 million in energy costs annually

12/3/2013 9:00:00 AM

In Miami, Medicare Advantage plans come with posh surroundings

Full-service Healthcare providers demonstrating improvements in customer satisfaction and medical outcomes that translate into bigger profits

12/3/2013 8:00:00 AM

Armstrong launches parallel sensorless technology

12/3/2013 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite appoints Bryan Warner to senior director of sales, national and OEM commercial

12/3/2013 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric StruxureWare enhancement enables holistic management of data center infrastructure across business segments

12/3/2013 12:00:00 AM

Reliable Controls Releases MPP-O Expansion Module

12/3/2013 12:00:00 AM

New R20 sustainable insulation from CertainTeed helps builders and contractors meet IECC codes

12/3/2013 12:00:00 AM

Hundreds of nursing homes still lack fire sprinklers

Almost 1,000 U.S. nursing homes have been listed by federal officials as not fully complying with a regulation to have automatic fire sprinklers in every patient area

12/2/2013 3:00:00 PM


10 ways to improve a behavioral health facility

It's time to change the 'that's the way we've always done it' principle, architect says

12/2/2013 2:00:00 PM

Barlow Respiratory Hospital will balance past and future

Hospital's exterior will blend in with the surrounding historic neighborhood while also serving as an example of a state-of-the-art medical facility

12/2/2013 1:00:00 PM

Energy retrofit can help hospitals cut costs

Hospitals can save more than 30 percent of their annual energy costs by implementing retrofit guidelines

12/2/2013 12:00:00 PM

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield honored for design of retail space

Design draws influence from hospitality and residential typologies rather than traditional healthcare models

12/2/2013 11:00:00 AM

BYOD policies must be part of healthcare network security

Greater volume of personal device usage has forced healthcare organizations to take a long look at their network security approach

12/2/2013 10:00:00 AM

10 ways to reducing falls in ambulatory surgery centers

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care's Institute for Quality Improvement recommends steps to ensure patient safety

12/2/2013 9:00:00 AM


Three keys to moving beyond Lean lip service

Commitment, courage and confidence needed to deliver needed change to healthcare

12/2/2013 8:00:00 AM

MaxLite's Micro-T LED panel wins Architectural Products Product Innovation Award

12/2/2013 12:00:00 AM

St. Anthony's director of building services to serve on ASHE board

12/2/2013 12:00:00 AM

Sentara Healthcare opens copper-infused hospital wing to improve patient care

12/2/2013 12:00:00 AM

2013 Partnership in Prevention award winner is announced

12/2/2013 12:00:00 AM

Kisense allows you to optimize your electricity supply contract

12/2/2013 12:00:00 AM


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