June 2013 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management

Health Management Associates Inc. chosen to lease Bert Fish Medical Center

6/28/2013 4:45:00 PM

RPLH 22mm & 30mm LED pilot light indicators eliminate false readings

6/28/2013 4:30:00 PM

HAI by Leviton announces KNX Gateway

6/28/2013 4:30:00 PM

Veeva Systems acquires AdvantageMS healthcare data provider

6/28/2013 4:15:00 PM

MaxLite introduces LED post top retrofit lamp for outdoor lighting

6/28/2013 4:15:00 PM

New Boston medical research facility to be LEED Gold certified

Construction has begun on Brigham Building for the Future at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

6/28/2013 3:15:00 PM

Benefits of improved hand dryers increase their popularity, use in facilities

Some of the benefits facility managers see in installing hand dryers include financial savings, green and sustainable capabilities, and improved hygiene.

6/28/2013 2:15:00 PM

Strides made in healthcare flooring materials offer greater design options

While durability and infection control are still vital considerations, aesthetics has become more important as healthcare facilities seek warmer, more inviting looks for floors.

6/28/2013 1:30:00 PM

Premier Healthcare Alliance, GHX partner on industry portal to reduce costs through contract synchronization

6/27/2013 4:15:00 PM

GE Foundation awards $500,000 in grants to two community health centers in Minneapolis

6/27/2013 3:45:00 PM

Next Level Urgent Care introduces unique brand of non-emergent healthcare in Houston area

6/27/2013 3:00:00 PM

Garland roofing company achieves UL Environment validation

6/27/2013 2:45:00 PM

Baldor Electric Company introduces new versatile AC drives and drive selector app

6/27/2013 2:45:00 PM

Caddy Pyramid Equipment Supports offers innovative support for rooftop systems

6/27/2013 2:45:00 PM

Well-crafted equipment rental contract vital to facilities project management

No matter the equipment in question, facility managers can deliver a successful rental project by ensuring the rental agreement is clear, comprehensive and effective.

6/27/2013 2:30:00 PM

Washington Regional Medical System partners with InteliChart

6/26/2013 4:30:00 PM

GE Capital provides $89 Million in medical office building financing to MB Real Estate

6/26/2013 4:15:00 PM

Evive water fill stations make it easy to be green and clean

6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM

Tremco introduces three-level window sealing with T3 Building Solutions

6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM

CyberLock releases new features to access control management software

6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM

Center for Health Design creates checklist to aid in flooring decisions

The Center for Health Design Research Coalition has developed a checklist to indicate what managers should be looking for in flooring options and areas for further research.

6/26/2013 3:00:00 PM

Floor care equipment can contribute to LEED certification

As the sustainability movement continues to flourish, more custodial managers are demanding environmentally friendly products to satisfy in-house green initiatives, as well as earn credits toward LEED certification.

6/26/2013 2:30:00 PM

Climate, weather conditions factor into roof coatings decisions

Choosing a roof coating best suited to a facility's local climate can be the difference between a failed application and one that delivers energy savings and prolongs a roof's performance life.

6/26/2013 2:15:00 PM

Sprint and TigerText to deliver secure messaging solutions for healthcare professionals

6/25/2013 4:15:00 PM

Baptist Memorial Health Care to integrate Micromedex from Truven Health Analytics in its EHR systems

6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM

HealthPost announces strategic partnership with Next Wave Health

6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM

InterSystems named to Healthcare Informatics 100 list of top healthcare IT companies

6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM

Insulfoam introduces continuous insulation for combustible decks

6/25/2013 3:45:00 PM

Facility managers have resources to help choose green building products

"Do no harm" may be the mantra of the medical community, but increasingly, it's the charge of facility managers as well. That is especially true when it comes to choosing building products.

6/25/2013 3:15:00 PM

Aveksa hosts free webinar on healthcare information security best practices

6/25/2013 2:45:00 PM

Children's hospital design grows to be more family-friendly, inclusive

The typical decor of a children's hospital, featuring lots of bright colors and geometric shapes, is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.

6/25/2013 1:00:00 PM

Hospitals recognized at the Premier healthcare alliance 2013 Breakthroughs Conference

6/24/2013 4:30:00 PM

Bell Hospital signs definitive agreement to be acquired by LifePoint Hospitals

6/24/2013 4:30:00 PM

Mayo Clinic opens C. difficile Clinic at Rochester campus

6/24/2013 4:15:00 PM

Rhode Island Hospital reduces incidence of hospital-associated C. difficile by 70 percent

6/24/2013 4:15:00 PM

Housekeeping Solutions 2013 Reader Survey reveals industry trends

The annual reader survey from Housekeeping Solutions is now available, and this year's results offer insight into management priorities, budgets, green and sustainability practices, and more.

6/24/2013 3:00:00 PM

Joint Commission revises certification program decisions to Certified or Not Certified

The Joint Commission June 19 announced its decision process for certification programs will now have only two outcomes: Certified or Not Certified. This change takes effect immediately.

6/24/2013 2:15:00 PM

Architecture Billings Index rebounds in May, reflects increase in demand

6/24/2013 1:45:00 PM

Tenet to acquire Vanguard Health Systems for $21 per share in cash

6/24/2013 11:45:00 AM

Living in Digital Times to host Digital Health Summit at CE Week New York

6/21/2013 4:30:00 PM

Lutron and SAGE collaborate on Total Light Management System

6/21/2013 4:30:00 PM

NAPH announces transformation, name change to America's Essential Hospitals

6/21/2013 4:30:00 PM

Acadia Healthcare announces agreement to purchase inpatient psychiatric facility in Florida

6/21/2013 4:30:00 PM

Acuity Brands wins 2013 Solid-State Lighting Awards

6/21/2013 4:15:00 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Guided by Technology

Digital wayfinding improves hospital navigation, patient experience

A new generation of technology-driven wayfinding tools is being used by hospitals nationwide to help guide visitors to their destinations while contributing to a more enjoyable hospital visit.

6/21/2013 1:00:00 PM

Posts Part: 2 Hospital digital wayfinding can be tool for patient engagement

Posts Part: 3 Facilities team helps maintain the human connection in digital wayfinding

Healthcare Management Systems' EHR v12 receives EHR ONC-ACB Certification by Drummond Group

6/20/2013 5:00:00 PM

U.S. HealthWorks acquires assets of seven OHS-Compcare locations

6/20/2013 5:00:00 PM

Walker & Dunlop provides $415M in financing for healthcare properties in 2012

6/20/2013 4:45:00 PM

Butler Manufacturing introduces three high-efficiency wall systems

6/20/2013 4:45:00 PM

Betco Corp. announces new SmartValve Adapter additions to Smart Restroom System

6/20/2013 4:15:00 PM

RFID in Health Care Conference and Exhibition

RFID in Health Care conference and exhibition, presented by RFID Journal, will be held Dec. 4 in Washington, D.C.

6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM

Maximize efficiency with best practices for overcoming common cooling tower issues

While the type of cooling tower installed and its operating environment determine the issues facility managers must address to keep the tower operating efficiently, managers also need to consider a number of common issues most tower operations face.

6/20/2013 2:45:00 PM

Facility managers play important role in successful green design projects

Any green interior renovation or design project is going to face a number of challenges ranging from cost to sustainability requirements. Facility managers play a vital role in implementing the strategies that drive successful projects.

6/20/2013 1:30:00 PM

Carolinas HealthCare System and American Medical Depot receive national award

6/19/2013 4:45:00 PM

Vitera Healthcare Solutions announces acquisition of SuccessEHS

6/19/2013 4:30:00 PM

New Powr-Flite Comfort Pro backpack vacuum earns approval from Carpet and Rug Institute

6/19/2013 4:15:00 PM

Firestone honors roofing firms with 2013 Master Contractor Awards

6/19/2013 4:15:00 PM

Zurn introduces online tool to help configure plumbing systems

6/19/2013 4:15:00 PM

EYE Lighting introduces Aphos LED luminaires

6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM

Changing environment prompts idea for professional water certification for facility managers

For decades, the facility manager and engineer considered water to be just there when needed. This has been changing, and it may be time to give facility managers the option to earn a professional water certification by learning how to be more efficient.

6/19/2013 12:30:00 PM

Free webcast prepares managers for surprise inspections in healthcare facilities

Healthcare Facilities Today will host a free webcast June 25 at 1 p.m. Eastern on how to prepare for a surprise inspection in a healthcare facility.

6/19/2013 11:45:00 AM

Report: U.S. children's hospitals prepared for healthcare reform

6/18/2013 3:30:00 PM

NextGen Healthcare adopting EHR Developer Code of Conduct

6/18/2013 3:30:00 PM

Summit Technology introduces iPad power monitoring app for PowerSight meters

6/18/2013 3:15:00 PM

Watermark Designs introduces independent side sprays for multiple configurations

6/18/2013 3:15:00 PM

Soraa Vivid LED MR16 Lamp receives Red Dot Award

6/18/2013 3:15:00 PM

U.S. retail health clinics expected to double by 2015, report says

The number of retail health clinics in the U.S. is projected to double in the next three years due to the increasing demand of newly insured patients under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report.

6/18/2013 1:00:00 PM

Tips for choosing the right drain-cleaning equipment for the job

The task of keeping drains, piping and plumbing systems open and flowing in institutional and commercial facilities is challenging and unending.

6/18/2013 12:45:00 PM

COBie can be effective tool to aid FMs in asset management, operations

As more tools adopt COBie, it is important that facility management, architecture, engineering, and construction teams have processes in place to effectively use the tools available.

6/18/2013 12:30:00 PM

Vitera Healthcare Solutions releases Vitera Medical Manager EHR

6/17/2013 4:45:00 PM

Sika Sarnafil roofing membranes achieve NSF Sustainability Platinum rating

6/17/2013 4:30:00 PM

SECO-LARM has introduced new ENFORCER Long-Range Barrier Sensors

6/17/2013 4:30:00 PM

Standard Register establishes Healthcare Center of Excellence in Atlanta

6/17/2013 4:30:00 PM

New BACnet standard published with significant improvements to alarm handling

6/17/2013 4:15:00 PM

Webinar targets best practices for network infrastructure in healthcare facilities

The one-hour session, "A Healthy Infrastructure: Intelligent Enterprise Solutions for the Healthcare Environment" will be broadcast June 26 at 2 p.m. Eastern.

6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM

Bloomberg wants NYC hospital construction to meet new standards

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he wants hospital construction in flood-prone areas to meet new standards for extreme weather.

6/17/2013 3:15:00 PM

Expert: Healthcare facilities can adopt update of Life Safety Code without hardship

As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission prepare to adopt the 2012 Life Safety Code, the effects on facility managers in healthcare facilities will me minimal, and at any rate positive, according to a presenter at the NFPA Conference and Expo.

6/17/2013 12:30:00 PM

Chicago's Swedish Covenant Hospital selects eClinicalWorks EHR and RCM

6/14/2013 4:45:00 PM

Aegis Health Group launches online population health portal: OneCommunity

6/14/2013 4:30:00 PM

Health Management Associates Inc. signs letter of intent to lease Munroe Regional Medical Center

6/14/2013 2:45:00 PM

Acuity Brands acquires eldoLED

6/14/2013 2:30:00 PM

Research and Markets adds new U.S. healthcare report to its offerings

6/14/2013 1:45:00 PM

Free webinars offer insight into healthcare design trends, technologies

The Healthcare Design Education Day series of events, hosted by the producers of the Healthcare Design Conference, continues in June with a full day of free webinars dedicated to interior design in healthcare facilities.

6/14/2013 12:00:00 PM

Provider-led data alliance launched to develop, share pioneering population health solutions

6/14/2013 11:30:00 AM

Virtual training hospital opens at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

The center occupies 60,000 square feet on the lower two floors of a new six-story, 176,000-square-foot building on the hospital's campus.

6/14/2013 11:15:00 AM

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care selects Jiva, ZeOmega's care management software

6/13/2013 4:15:00 PM

Inaugural Healthcare Design Academy to be held in Dallas

The producers of the Healthcare Design Conference will hold the inaugural Healthcare Design Academy Aug. 8 - 9 at the Anatole Hotel in Dallas.

6/13/2013 3:15:00 PM

Technical Glass Products offers design professionals new AIA-registered fire-rated glass and framing course

6/13/2013 2:00:00 PM

New LC8 modular contractor panel provides versatility for lighting control applications

6/13/2013 1:45:00 PM

Five high-performing hospitals receive national award for safe, efficient and effective healthcare

6/13/2013 11:45:00 AM

Technical systems, occupant behavior both play roles in fire, life safety planning

Many facility managers focus on the technical systems involved in fire and life safety preparation, but understanding how building occupants are likely to behave in an emergency, and taking steps to ensure that their actions help, rather than hinder, everyone's safety also is critical.

6/13/2013 11:00:00 AM

Ohio Telehealth Summit brings policymakers, healthcare experts together to explore benefits of telemedicine

6/13/2013 10:45:00 AM

The Hospital Council of Northern and Central California hires Brian Jensen as regional vice president

6/13/2013 10:30:00 AM

Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach opens first Pediatric Food Allergy Center in Southern California

6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM

MaxLite LED Recessed Downlight Retrofits receive ENERGY STAR rating

6/12/2013 3:45:00 PM

Eclipse Model 706 Transmitter advances guided wave radar technology

6/12/2013 3:45:00 PM

Zurn completes next generation technology: ZTR Sensor Flush Valve Suite for urinals

6/12/2013 3:30:00 PM

Work-from-home debate elevates importance of overall workplace strategy

6/12/2013 3:30:00 PM

Needs of baby boomers drive some healthcare facility design trends

Professionals in the facilities design industry already have begun to reshape how healthcare buildings are designed, constructed and operated with the needs of baby boomers in mind.

6/12/2013 1:45:00 PM

Site analysis aids in selection of disaster-resilient location for critical facility

A thorough, knowledge-based analysis from the outset is vital to the selection of a new critical facility site, as critical facilities need to be sufficiently robust to remain in operation and survive under stress, whether caused by natural or human agents.

6/12/2013 1:15:00 PM

Customizable furniture system makes healthcare waiting rooms more comfortable

Regard, a new customizable furniture system from Nurture by Steelcase, is comprised of approximately 150 separate components and integrates modular seating, casegood elements, space division, power and tables.

6/12/2013 12:30:00 PM

Brady introduces new training video, "Lockout/Tagout: Global Best Practice Training"

6/11/2013 4:45:00 PM

Kolbe introduces new 4500 Series windows and doors for commercial buildings

6/11/2013 4:45:00 PM

Several Crown Mats and Matting products now certified by the National Floor Safety Institute

6/11/2013 4:30:00 PM

CBRE Group Inc. captures top honors in Fortune and Lipsey surveys

6/11/2013 4:30:00 PM

Assessment of roof condition aids in decision to repair or replace

Performing a roof-condition assessment can be beneficial when deciding whether to install a new roof or repair an existing roof.

6/11/2013 3:45:00 PM

Hurricane Sandy prompts new considerations for data center resiliency

Hurricane Sandy, the second costliest hurricane in U.S. history, is a lesson in how the best-laid contingency plans can be shredded in no time when an extreme weather event hits.

6/11/2013 3:15:00 PM

New design guide aids VA hospital planning and construction

When the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs embarked on construction of its first new facility in nearly 20 years, VA facilities professionals and architects worked together to create a facility that updated the agency's established criteria for hospital design to suit contemporary needs.

6/11/2013 11:45:00 AM

New Hope Lodge casita at Village at Mayo Clinic to open in August

6/11/2013 11:15:00 AM

Hilti introduces the AG 500-A18 Cordless Cut-Off Tool

6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM

Pall Corp. latest addition to filter line offers protection against waterborne pathogens

6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM

New Cree LED bulb breaks $10 price barrier

6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM

Healthcare facilities should review disaster readiness; create master plan

Due to recent disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, it may be time for healthcare facilities to take a look at existing disaster readiness plans and see where gaps and loopholes might exist.

6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM

BIM and COBie can help make the most of CMMS systems

Increasingly, managers are seeking ways to take advantage of emerging technology tools to enhance the power of their computerized maintenance management systems.

6/10/2013 3:15:00 PM

Facility managers can take steps to ensure proper floor installation

Flooring installation failures are an increasing problem that can be costly and time-consuming, but there are actions facility managers can take to ensure proper installation.

6/10/2013 2:30:00 PM

Graybar opens three new locations to increase customer support

6/10/2013 11:30:00 AM

MaxLite adds wide open optics to LED flood and area lights

6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM

Mayo Clinic planning major Sports Medicine Center expansion

6/7/2013 12:30:00 PM

Commercial payors lag behind Medicare in offering ACOs shared savings agreements

6/7/2013 12:15:00 PM

Ocean Beach Hospital selects Healthland for EHR solution

6/7/2013 12:00:00 PM

Factors to consider when modernizing a healthcare facility

When evaluating patient space for upgrades a number of key factors come into play to make the marriage of efficiency, aesthetics, comfort and patient safety work successfully.

6/7/2013 12:00:00 PM

Product declarations move into social justice issues

Pushing the envelope further on building product content transparency, the International Living Future Institute is rolling out a product labeling program on social justice and equity issues.

6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM

How to create an accurate payback calculator for a water system upgrade

Because water system upgrades are typically expensive, the payback for performing them needs to make financial sense.

6/6/2013 4:15:00 PM

Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) Boston Chapter to host healthcare forum

6/6/2013 2:30:00 PM

LiveData OR-Dashboard deployed in new operating rooms at Miami VA Healthcare System

6/6/2013 2:30:00 PM

Southpoint Surgery Center selects ProVation Medical Software for electronic health records

6/6/2013 2:00:00 PM

Pikeville Medical Center in Kentucky joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

6/6/2013 1:00:00 PM

Collaborative environments in healthcare facilities spell operational success

As the healthcare industry constructs, remodels and repurposes aging facilities for a new era of health services delivery, the symbiotic relationship between all areas of the healthcare profession come into play.

6/6/2013 12:45:00 PM

Architecture Billings Index reverts into negative territory for first time in 9 months

6/6/2013 12:30:00 PM

Hospital still closed after Hurricane Sandy

Extensive unanticipated facility repairs continue at Long Beach Medical Center, which closed after Hurricane Sandy flooded it in October.

6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM

U.S. Products suggests using carpet colors to manage moods

6/5/2013 5:00:00 PM

MaxLite introduces LED RKT Series Recessed Troffer Retrofit Kit and LED RKL Strips

6/5/2013 4:45:00 PM

Use of building analytics likely to grow in the Middle East and U.S.

6/5/2013 4:30:00 PM

ASHE endorses commissioning practices for better healthcare facility efficiency

The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) is increasing its efforts to promote facility commissioning to its members as a way to get leaner and more efficient buildings.

6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM

EPA proposes rules to protect Americans from exposure to formaldehyde in wood products

6/5/2013 3:45:00 PM

Chilled beam can increase capacity, decrease power draw

The SEMCO IQHC (high capacity) Series of active chilled beams' cooling capacity has been increased by 50 percent over previous models, while dropping pump and fan horsepower needs.

6/5/2013 3:00:00 PM

Smartphone use by contractors on the jobsite jumps 35 percent in 2012

6/5/2013 12:15:00 PM

IMS opens new surgical device repair facility in Alabama

6/4/2013 4:45:00 PM

Unisource Worldwide featuring integrated cleaning and measurement solutions at 2013 APIC Annual Conference

6/4/2013 4:30:00 PM

New AHA report on hospital mergers, acquisitions shows benefit to patients, communities

6/4/2013 4:30:00 PM

Balfour Beatty, McCarthy tops out on design-build medical center at Fort Hood

6/4/2013 4:15:00 PM

White paper cites advantages of spray foam insulation in hurricane prone regions

6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM

Thoughtful design can aid infection prevention in healthcare facilities

From hand hygiene solutions to appropriate specified surfaces that block pathogen transmission, healthcare interiors make up a complex part of the infection control puzzle.

6/4/2013 2:30:00 PM

Consider all factors when making decision to replace building chiller

Moving cautiously is important when facing the potential costs and disruption associated with a chiller replacement, but there are other factors that must be taken into consideration.

6/4/2013 2:15:00 PM

Carpet longevity in facilities depends on proper extraction methods

While carpet extraction might seem like a straightforward process, doing it improperly can actually make the carpet dirtier faster.

6/4/2013 1:30:00 PM

Magnetrol publishes Heat Rate Reduction Kit to help control energy efficiency

6/3/2013 4:30:00 PM

HIT industry experts offer planning services to help hospitals select patient portal

6/3/2013 4:30:00 PM

AAF International introduces MEGApleat M8 premium pleated filter

6/3/2013 4:15:00 PM

CertainTeed introduces next generation Apollo II solar roofing system

6/3/2013 4:15:00 PM

ZIP Economizer puts facilities back on track for energy savings

6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM

Tips for choosing the right standard protocol for building automation needs

A system that uses open or standard protocols gives facility managers the flexibility to use products from different manufacturers, but no single protocol is the best for every application, experts say.

6/3/2013 3:45:00 PM

LED lighting gains popularity as versatile option for healthcare facilities

As healthcare facilities professionals seek to boost overall efficiencies in operations while facing tight budgets, lighting is one area that can be tapped for definitive savings, thanks to new technologies such as LEDs.

6/3/2013 2:45:00 PM

Matting standard helps cut down slip, trip and fall hazard at facilities

A floor matting standard from the American National Standards Institute and National Floor Safety Institute provides guidance on floor mat selection, installation, and care and maintenance.

6/3/2013 12:45:00 PM


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