January 2014 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management

SF General makes security changes after missing patient's death

Federally ordered changes have been made at San Francisco General Hospital following the death of a patient who was found in a stairwell at the hospital last October

1/31/2014 3:00:00 PM


Bedpans get new cleaning solution

With the exception of the U.S., most industrialized nations now use mechanized bedpan washing technologies

1/31/2014 2:00:00 PM

New CDC website to support long-term care infection control

Facilities can use the site to access the infection tracking system for long-term care facilities in the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network

1/31/2014 1:00:00 PM

Geriatric emergency departments have implications for long-term care

Emergency departments designed for the elderly is one of 10 technology-related trends hospital leaders will be thinking about this year

1/31/2014 12:00:00 PM

Design can deter patients from using hospital gardens

Lack of awareness and lack of shade linked to low garden use, according to study

1/31/2014 11:00:00 AM

Kaleida Health recognized by interior design award

The medical complex was designed to remove the barriers between cardiology and neurosurgery, and between research, teaching, and clinical practice

1/31/2014 10:00:00 AM

California lawmaker to introduce bill for oversight reforms of elderly care facilities

Bill would also increase training, and require facilities with residents who have restricted or specialized health conditions to employ trained medical personnel

1/31/2014 9:00:00 AM

Gundersen Health System opens sustainable hospital

LaCrosse, Wis., facility aims to reduce energy consumption from the national average of 240-280 kBTU to 115kBTU, putting it among the top 1 percent of energy-efficient hospitals in the region and top 5 percent in the country

1/31/2014 8:00:00 AM

Coding and reconciliation enhancements from Amerinet Partner Craneware bring Madison Memorial $327,000 annual return on investment

1/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

Soitec Lighting unveils t8 led tube product family for North American market that reduces energy costs by 60 percent or more

1/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

Mitsubishi Electric introduces 400 volt uninterruptible power system for high-density data centers

1/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

New ZR Series LED Troffer delivers excellent light quality and aesthetics for under $100

1/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite upgrades Merak LED roadway street light rating to 104,000 hours

1/31/2014 12:00:00 AM


Will long-term living facilities need liquor licenses?

In addition to other amenities, this new generation of seniors wants a pub experience

1/30/2014 3:00:00 PM

N.C. healthcare facility's burst pipes cause ceiling to fall in patient's room

Three lines in the sprinkler system of the Huntington Health and Rehabilitation facility ruptured

1/30/2014 2:00:00 PM


Flooring can care for staff, as staff cares for patients

When one of the top complaints from nursing staff is pain related to working on their feet, the place to first consider enhancing staff experience is the flooring

1/30/2014 1:00:00 PM


Can healthcare design play a role in controlling asthma?

Report linking building materials and asthma is helping push for a greater understanding of what building materials are made of

1/30/2014 12:00:00 PM

Controlling hazardous material circulation in healthcare facilities

Five key things health care professionals should keep in mind when dealing with variables such as hazardous and sterile materials

1/30/2014 11:00:00 AM


Advanced paint technologies can help enhance patient experience

Formaldehyde-reducing technology helps improve indoor air quality by reducing airborne VOCs once the paint has dried

1/30/2014 10:00:00 AM

Australian Capital Territory hospital patients needlessly contracting infections, expert says

Medical school professor says the number of cases could be cut by half by boosting infection control procedures

1/30/2014 9:00:00 AM

ASHE announces Vista award winners

2014 award recognize the importance of working together to optimize the healthcare environment

1/30/2014 8:00:00 AM

Brady offers full suite of lockout/tagout solutions

1/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Silent Knight launches educational Life Safety Code seminars

1/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Nearly 4 megawatts of modular power infrastructure deployed to promote efficiencies

1/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Legrand expands its line of fire-classified floor boxes

1/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Emerson Climate Technologies captures 2014 AHR Expo Product of the Year Award

1/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Discovery of worker's body in nursing facility raises security questions

Co-worker discovered corpse after men's bathroom goes unchecked, uncleaned for two days

1/29/2014 3:00:00 PM

Minnesota lawmakers support reconstruction of hospital to increase security

Ongoing safety issues include a murder of a Minnesota Security Hospital patient by another patient in the facility.

1/29/2014 2:00:00 PM

N.H. House backs bill requiring drug testing at healthcare facilities

The bill requires all licensed healthcare facilities in the state to implement drug-free workplace policies and must test employees where a 'reasonable suspicion exists'

1/29/2014 1:00:00 PM

Hot water unnecessary for handwashing, study says

Water as cold as 40 degrees Fahrenheit reduced bacteria on hands just as well as warmer water, according to a report

1/29/2014 12:00:00 PM

Children's Medical Center Dallas installs interactive exhibit

As part of yearlong centennial celebration, hospital adds feature that celebrates history

1/29/2014 11:00:00 AM

Lean design means doing more with less

For the Lean method to work, an efficient operational process must be supported by the physical space

1/29/2014 10:00:00 AM

Oahu hospital expects to slash electricity bill with energy retrofit

The energy overhaul, including a new central air conditioning and heat system and lighting upgrades, is expected to cost $5.8 million

1/29/2014 9:00:00 AM


Integrated pest management key to keeping healthcare facilities safe

Pests particularly dangerous in a healthcare environment filled with patients with weakened immune systems

1/29/2014 8:00:00 AM

Three companies join OSAP in fight for infection-control delivery

1/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

LG Electronics introduces dedicated outside air solution with energy-saving VRF technology

1/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Panasonic unveils new high-speed document scanners

1/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Kohler Co. launches portable generator product line

1/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Meyda Custom Lighting introduces Elk at Dusk Chandel-Air

1/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Dozens feared dead after Quebec nursing home fire

Five people were confirmed dead and 31 were missing after a fire at Canadian nursing home built out of wood

1/28/2014 3:00:00 PM

Behaviors, tools key to hospital safety

Florida hospital has adopted error-prevention tools and behaviors from commercial aviation and nuclear power, high-risk ventures that have implemented highly successful safety standards

1/28/2014 2:00:00 PM

Up-to-date infection control technology, vigilance are musts for dental facility

When looking at the technology for a dental facility. it's important to consider what's most effective in the the sterilization area

1/28/2014 1:00:00 PM


Infection control needs relationship between clinicians and environmental services

Infection control team and the environmental services/housekeeping team have recognized the importance of sharing their expertise for the benefit of all

1/28/2014 12:00:00 PM

The patient is the focus of cancer center design

It's important for designers to understand the spectrum of journeys that cancer patients experience, to gain empathy that informs the design of environments to more effectively support the cancer fight

1/28/2014 11:00:00 AM

Hospital presentation facilities have unique needs

The right lecterns and sound systems for healthcare settings must fit with the location and purpose

1/28/2014 10:00:00 AM

Minnesota reporting system cuts hospital errors, study said.

Deaths and other harm to patients from preventable errors such as falls and surgical mistakes have dropped in the 10 years since Minnesota started requiring hospitals and other care centers to report them

1/28/2014 9:00:00 AM


Initiatives put patient safety in the back seat

The Obama administration allocated $23 million to examine patient safety initiatives in the hopes of reducing liability costs. Early results of this multi-million dollar expenditure are programs aimed at keeping malpractice cases out of the court system.

1/28/2014 8:00:00 AM

Master Lock reintroduces Edge Key Control program

1/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Echelon speeds migration to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) with its new IzoT-enabled multiprotocol FT 6050 System on chip

1/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

BACnet web services updates and call for participation in a virtual plugfest

1/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric offers comprehensive data center infrastructure and IT management platform through collaboration with HP

1/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Cincinnati Children's Hospital adds pet therapy building

Cats and dogs are able to visit their owners whose stays are longer than five days

1/27/2014 3:00:00 PM


Patient experience hits home for designer

It often takes a personal experience to really drive home the key issues of healthcare design

1/27/2014 2:00:00 PM

FEMA grant to strengthen hurricane-damaged hospital

$17 million grant will let a Mississippi health system renovate the south tower of Singing River Hospital, fortifying it against hurricanes

1/27/2014 1:00:00 PM

Green operating room program reducing waste

Practice Greenhealth's mission is to raise awareness and educate hospitals about how they can develop a more sustainable OR

1/27/2014 12:00:00 PM


EHR incentive program on track, according to survey

Nearly 80% of office-based physicians use some type of electronic health record system, an increase of 60 percentage points since 2001 and nearly double the percent in 2008

1/27/2014 11:00:00 AM

CMS issues update to equipment maintenance guideline

Memo requires all hospital medical imaging and radiation therapy equipment to be maintained according to the manufacturer’s recommended standards

1/27/2014 10:00:00 AM

AHRQ releases report on HAIs and design

'Understanding the Role of Facility Design In the Acquisition and Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections,' provides in-depth analysis on design and HAIs from industry and university experts

1/27/2014 9:00:00 AM

Florida hospitals serving organic, locally grown food

St. Vincent's Clay County, other hospitals focusing on 'superfoods,' locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as all-natural meat, fish and poultry

1/27/2014 8:00:00 AM

FASTSIGNS expands wayfinding solutions across North America with Modulex

1/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Osram Sylvania expands portfolio of led power supplies

1/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

LG Electronics introduces dedicated outside air solution with energy-saving VRF technology

1/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hospital parking fees angering patients

Some hospitals lowering fees after patient complaints. Many suburban or rural areas facilities don't charge for parking.

1/24/2014 3:00:00 PM

Catholic Health launches program to cut energy use

Healthcare system will use multiple strategies to cut energy use by $11 million to $17 million across its 87 acute care hospitals by July 2015

1/24/2014 2:00:00 PM

Few physicians ready for Stage 2 'Meaningful Use' according to survey

One in eight has an electronic health record system capable of supporting most requirements for Stage 2 of the "meaningful use" program, according to government report

1/24/2014 1:00:00 PM

Stanford Hospital clinical recycling study reveals 75% cost savings

Recycling program will divert more than 110 tons of non-infectious packaging material from landfill annually, with plastics representing nearly 70 percent

1/24/2014 12:00:00 PM

Education key for ES technicians

Knowledge about infection containment solutions will help workers become advocates for their own safety

1/24/2014 11:00:00 AM

Infection control accreditation program launched in Indian state

Maharashtra became the third state in the country to launch the NABH-Safe-ITSM Infection Control accreditation program for hospitals

1/24/2014 10:00:00 AM

In hospital design, mock-ups only as useful as the people they engage

The physical interaction of mock-ups can make them rich experiences that encourage participation across professional levels and personality types

1/24/2014 9:00:00 AM

Magazine announces healthcare design winners

Healthcare Design names winners of second annual 'The HCD 10' competition

1/24/2014 8:00:00 AM

Nutrition and Foodservice Education Foundation announces major funding support from Reinhart Foodservice

1/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

Atlas Linen & Alliance Laundry change name to Clarus Linen Systems

1/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

Fila to showcase green surface treatments and support division at StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2014

1/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

Carrier answers market demand for large-scale cooling with its new, expanded-capacity AquaEdge water-cooled chiller

1/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

CoreSpace boosts energy savings and power reliability in its data center with GE SG Series UPS System

1/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

OneTogether takes aim at HAIs with small actions

New initiative aims to reduce the incidence of healthcare-acquired infections by increasing awareness of how the small, individual actions of every healthcare worker can have an influence on patient health and safety

1/23/2014 3:00:00 PM

Falls prevention program produces encouraging results

A combination of technology and personal attention is helping prevent patient falls at Greenwich Hospital

1/23/2014 2:00:00 PM

Top five ideas that will influence healthcare in 2014

Architect offers view of the future in Healthcare Design magazine's 'Take Five' series

1/23/2014 12:00:00 PM

Medical waste management training portal launched

Portal provides information on U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Department of Transportation regulations

1/23/2014 11:00:00 AM

Hand hygiene stressed at Philippines symposium

Efforts underway to increase patient safety as cases of measles are on the rise

1/23/2014 10:00:00 AM

Wyoming nursing home replacement building to stress private rooms

Project will also add a dining room over looking the golf course, administrative offices and sitting areas

1/23/2014 9:00:00 AM

It's not about dirt: Dealing with non-soiling issues in carpet care

Apparent soiling and denting can't be cleaned but can be fixed

1/23/2014 8:00:00 AM

Panasonic introduces new ECOi EX Series at the 2014 AHR Expo

1/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Square Scrub EBG-20/C earns the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Bronze Seal of Approval for superior deep cleaning

1/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Exclusive Healthcare Placement meets health care staffing needs for employers and employees

1/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Tradition Medical center opens

1/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Marlite introduces Induro FRP with SaniSEAL Trim Technology wall system for health care facilities

1/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Are your patient pillows clean?

One hospital study found that the patient-ready, decontaminated reusable vinyl covered pillows were contaminated with pathogenic bacteria

1/22/2014 3:00:00 PM

Fire safety improvement linked to codes and enforcement

With one exception, the number of fires has dropped continuously each year from 6,830 in 2003 to 5,540 in 2010

1/22/2014 2:00:00 PM

New Year's resolutions for hospital CFOs

CFOs urges to invest, conserve, challenge the status quo and take calculated risks

1/22/2014 1:00:00 PM

Modular construction builds flexibility into healthcare projects

Healthcare is currently the leading market sector utilizing modular construction at 49 percent, according to recent industry statistics

1/22/2014 12:00:00 PM

Unlocking the code of visual and audible fire alarms

EP4 is another Element of Performance with a high number of individual devices that need to be listed as part of an inventory. As with other EPs in this standard, complete documentation is key to demonstrating compliance with the standard.

1/22/2014 11:00:00 AM

'Smart beds' can improve safety

New beds help patients stay safe, while 'smart' capabilities help nurses analyze information and improve patient care

1/22/2014 10:00:00 AM

10 considerations when converting to private hospital rooms

Key issues include safety, accessibility and environmental- and technology-friendliness

1/22/2014 9:00:00 AM


Healthcare facilities need a 21st century continuity plan

Business continuity plan must be an integral part of strategic operations, involving all levels of the organization

1/22/2014 8:00:00 AM

New 22U 1075 millimeter rack joins HP 11000 G2 Series line

1/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Bradley introduces Aerix Plus hand dryers that deliver ultra fast adjustable speed drying with high efficiency

1/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Vishay Intertechnology announces HML, new miniature axial-leaded thick film resistor

1/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Marlite introduces Induro FRP with SaniSEAL trim technology wall system for health care facilities

1/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Panasonic introduces new SYSTEM 5 - multi-split heat pump at 2014 AHR Expo

1/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Fort Wayne hospital wants own police force

Indiana bill calls for security officers to have full police powers while on hospital grounds

1/21/2014 3:00:00 PM

Hospitals and med tech companies join patient safety movement

Group pledges to work to reduce preventable patient deaths to zero by 2020

1/21/2014 2:00:00 PM

Quality assurance program key to environmental services

New tools and devices, including simulation training, are available to improve the quality of healthcare services

1/21/2014 1:00:00 PM


Designer's passion for kids' healthcare design started early

Blogger's parents supported and cared for children and their families medically and through education and product design

1/21/2014 12:00:00 PM

Rural health IT adoption faces challenges

Support from the federal government and other organizations, are helping rural healthcare provides make progress with meaningful use

1/21/2014 11:00:00 AM

Unlocking the code of fire safety initiating devices

Creating a complete inventory of all initiating devices is a mandatory requirement and an essential first step in the process

1/21/2014 10:00:00 AM

Clinics more efficient, cost-effective, health officials say

Healthcare efficiency trends are causing a California county clinic construction boom

1/21/2014 9:00:00 AM

Cut materials waste in surgery centers

Overstocking inventory the biggest culprit in waste

1/21/2014 8:00:00 AM

Orbit easy access lighting box features sliding swivel plate

1/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Viking ESFR sprinklers meet UL requirements for high clearance storage

1/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Carrier to display extensive range of commercial products at 2014 AHR Expo in New York

1/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services continues to expand its geographic footprint with the merger and acquisition of Culver Enterprises

1/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Lightweight Bosch CSW41 Worm Drive Saw delivers increased durability and power

1/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare sector to test for cyber attack

The simulation will be the first time insurers, hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and the Health and Human Services Department will collaborate on a test

1/20/2014 3:00:00 PM

Hospital cuts alarm fatigue by decreasing noise

Boston Medical Center reduces audible alarms as a way to combat alarm fatigue and improve patient safety

1/20/2014 2:00:00 PM

OSHA releases new resources to protect hospital workers and enhance patient safety

Website includes information to help hospitals prevent worker injuries, assess workplace safety needs, enhance safe patient handling programs, and implement safety and health management systems

1/20/2014 1:00:00 PM

Chicago hospitals share information on green efforts

Chicago Green Healthcare Initiative was formed with support from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to help accelerate the implementation of energy efficiency activities in the healthcare sector

1/20/2014 12:00:00 PM

FGI's guidelines for healthcare design features significant changes

FGI separates the hospital and ambulatory requirements from nursing homes and other residential and long-term care requirements

1/20/2014 11:00:00 AM

Unlocking the code to fire safety equipment compliance

To ensure compliance with this standard, hospital facility directors should be familiar with the related code requirements themselves and knowledgeable about their interpretation

1/20/2014 10:00:00 AM

Northwestern Grayslake expansion awarded LEED status

The Grayslake expansion project includes the relocation of a retention pond and associated wetlands area, the creation of a healing garden and clinical expansion space targeted for cancer, orthopaedics and rehabilitation services

1/20/2014 9:00:00 AM

Improving speech privacy and noise control for healthcare

Noise can actually harm patients by elevating heart rate and blood pressure. Noise prevents patients from getting the rest they need, weakening the immune system and leading to problems during the day such as agitation, delirium and decreased tolerance to pain

1/20/2014 8:00:00 AM

Osram Sylvania expands outdoor illumination offering with new additions to Luminaire family

1/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Ecolab launches Nexa hand hygiene platform to help reduce the spread of infectious diseases

1/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

New ready-to-use dispensing from Sunburst Chemicals promotes consistency and helps improve productivity

1/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands launches 'Fast Flooring' products

1/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Survey from Innovolt reveals the high cost of equipment failure

1/20/2014 12:00:00 AM


Facility security key with domestic violence victims

Hospital staff needs to be aware of the signs of domestic violence and take proper security precautions when needed if the suspected abuser is present

1/17/2014 3:00:00 PM

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to 're-educate' staff about waste disposal

A box of syringes found at a landfill last week was traced back to a UPMC hospital

1/17/2014 2:00:00 PM

Material choices crucial in behavioral health setting

Behavioral health facilities have issues of durability and safety not required in most other healthcare settings

1/17/2014 1:00:00 PM

Ohio health system tries high-tech tool for infection prevention

Radio frequency identification technology used to monitor hand-washing station at one OhioHealth's hospitals in Columbus

1/17/2014 12:00:00 PM

Tips on sprinklers for water curtains

Advice for navigating the Life Safety Code on sprinkler placement for water curtains

1/17/2014 11:00:00 AM

Some hospital safety showers found to be faulty

Showers designed to minimize microbial contamination have been shown to raise the risk of spraying contamination over hospital patients

1/17/2014 10:00:00 AM

Integrated systems can boost hospital safety

Web-based solutions allow facilities to access security systems from virtually any location connected to its network

1/17/2014 9:00:00 AM

U.S. News hospital rankings to give patient safety more weight

In 12 specialties, the weight given to patient safety will double to 10% of the overall score. Reputation's weight will drop from 32.5% to 27.5%

1/17/2014 8:00:00 AM

Atlas expands portable cooling & heating program for national accounts customers

1/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Daikin Magnitude Chillers with RapidRestore offers world-class reload speeds for mission critical applications

1/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

LG Electronics expands HVAC solutions with new multi-zone systems

1/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Marigold industrial rubber insulating gloves from Ansell address electrical workers' needs

1/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Cree breaks performance and affordability barriers for High Bay Luminaire market

1/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Wi-Fi can help secure an OB unit

Ability to see the infant anywhere covered by Wi-Fi expands the range of possibilities for using infant protection solutions

1/16/2014 3:00:00 PM


FDA bed rail guidelines leave long-term care in gray area

Nursing home beds may not be subject to Food and Drug Administration regulation, and aftermarket products that might be used on a medical or hospital style bed are sold without FDA scrutiny

1/16/2014 2:00:00 PM

Senior facility landscaping includes therapeutic obstacles

Merwick Care and Rehabilitation Center honored for therapy garden that combines beauty with mental inspiration while providing the environmental challenges that will help its residents train for real life

1/16/2014 1:00:00 PM

How to make the case for hospital infrastructure funding

Getting depreciation funding often involves selling the maintenance mission and needs a multifaceted approach.

1/16/2014 12:00:00 PM

Building information modeling mandate helps manage multiple projects

Northwestern Medicine has a mix of renovation and new construction projects in progress at all times

1/16/2014 11:00:00 AM

Boston firm helps hospitals share expensive equipment

Fleet of vans and specially trained movers help hospital systems lower costs by sharing equipment among different facilities

1/16/2014 9:00:00 AM

Indiana safety net hospital on track to become LEED Silver campus

Eskenazi Health Campus first completely new Indianapolis downtown hospital campus in 40 years

1/16/2014 8:00:00 AM

BEA's LZR-Microscan automatic swing-door sensor

1/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Garland Introduces new line of air, vapor and water-barrier products

1/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power's Next Generation ASCO Series 300 Power Transfer Switch satisfies power reliability demand for mid-range installations

1/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

New dual multiplexing encoder from Drake enables HD digital signage with single-unit solution

1/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Milwaukee Laser distance meters simplified for faster measurements

1/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Union seeks answers on 180 worker-safety complaints at hospital

Covenant HealthCare Nutrition Services can provide nutritionally evaluated meals for discharged patients with special diets

1/15/2014 3:00:00 PM

Michigan health system offering 'Healthy Meals to Go' program

Covenant HealthCare Nutrition Services can provide nutritionally evaluated meals for discharged patients with special diets

1/15/2014 2:00:00 PM

MRSA infection rates drop in VA long-term care facilities

Four years after implementing a national initiative, MRSA infections have declined

1/15/2014 1:00:00 PM

Children's facility projects popular despite economy

Demand, access to funds keep projects moving despite sluggish environment for hospital capital improvements

1/15/2014 12:00:00 PM

A facility portfolio analysis can assist master planning

Portfolio prioritization is one key piece of information to evaluate when considering funding projects

1/15/2014 11:00:00 AM

ACOs tech needs go beyond EHRs

Report says accountable care organizations need CPOE, admission/discharge/transfer, billing, practice management, enrollment and care management systems

1/15/2014 10:00:00 AM

Construction accelerated at Troy hospitals

Health system can't afford to take as much time with the construction

1/15/2014 9:00:00 AM


Safety-culture surveys may boost patient safety

More hospitals are conducting internal surveys to determine the extent to which the organizational culture helps or hinders patient safety

1/15/2014 8:00:00 AM

DAQ's Entrowatch access control system wins 2014 top products award from Building Operating Management

1/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Symtech Solutions enters reseller agreement with LogicJunction for hospital wayfinding

1/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Vision-Sciences' EndoSheath Technology offers patented solution to 'nightmare bacteria'

1/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Honeywell expands Stryker controller portfolio to bring increased application flexibility

1/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

BEA's LZR-Microscan automatic swing-door sensor

1/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Give your facility a healthy dose of color

Changing a healthcare facility's color palette involves planning and input from healthcare design professionals

1/14/2014 3:00:00 PM

APIC publishes new guide on long-term care infection prevention

Infection preventionists in long-term care facilities face unique challenges due to the nature of the care setting and an aging resident population

1/14/2014 2:00:00 PM

Australian healthcare system maintains unisex wards despite complaints

Queensland Hospital patients report embarrassment and awkwardness of sharing a hospital ward with the opposite sex

1/14/2014 1:00:00 PM

Facility Guidelines Institute update reflects the times, CEO says

FGI 2014 guidelines includes new language on safety risk assessments and increased requirements for commissioning infrastructure systems

1/14/2014 12:00:00 PM

Take a photo tour of Welsh university health facility

Hadyn Ellis Building of Cardiff University developed on former railway site

1/14/2014 11:00:00 AM

Website aims to reduce hospital injuries

NoInjuries.com will offer healthcare providers news, educational materials, tips, tools and resources to use throughout the workplace

1/14/2014 10:00:00 AM

UPS opens expanded healthcare distribution facility in Ontario

New addition provides healthcare companies and pharmaceutical manufacturers with a total 600,000 square feet of temperature and humidity controlled environments

1/14/2014 9:00:00 AM

Blog gives children's hospital holiday makeover

Young House Love spruces up Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU's family care center room

1/14/2014 8:00:00 AM

Fine Design Living announces top cost-effective way to prevent expensive patio, walkway, and driveway repairs due to seasonal buckling

1/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Aerobiotix, Inc. launches novel air disinfection technology

1/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Winter facility care starts with a sound matting system

1/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

SHSMD releases Futurescan 2014: Healthcare Trends and Implications: 2014–2019

1/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

RIDGID announces micro LM-400 advanced laser distance meter

1/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Squashing bedbug myths

Inaccurate information infestations follow tales of bedbugs

1/13/2014 3:00:00 PM

Reducing the risk of HAIs through effective environmental cleaning processes

Multiple studies have shown that less than 50 percent of hospital room surfaces tested were cleaned effectively upon terminal room cleaning, despite having the appearance of being cleaned and prepared for the next patient admission

1/13/2014 2:00:00 PM

California children's hospitals expanding new location

Stanford Children's Health, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford building new model and system for healthcare delivery

1/13/2014 1:00:00 PM

Raising expectations for ceilings

Increase Medicare financial reimbursements and improve patient outcomes with proper ceilings

1/13/2014 12:00:00 PM

Northwestern Memorial elevates food service with improved restaurants

Rising consumer expectations feed growth of hospital restaurant options

1/13/2014 11:00:00 AM

Joint Commission 2014 National Patient Safety Goals released

The first phase calls for hospitals to establish alarm safety as an organizational priority

1/13/2014 10:00:00 AM

Designer says innovation in healthcare key to flourishing in future

Providers need to embrace prefabrication techniques and 3-D printing and put them into practice

1/13/2014 9:00:00 AM

Study says hand hygiene prior to gloves is unnecessary

Using an alcohol-based cleanser before putting on gloves did not significantly change total bacterial colony counts

1/13/2014 8:00:00 AM

New survey shows that most Americans are in the dark about lighting options in 2014

1/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Floorcare tool is a blast

1/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Stouffer named director of HKS Healthcare Group

1/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Fresh-Aire UV introduces a free UV-C demonstration trial program for commercial/industrial building owners

1/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Viking's Technical Services team launches series of new mobile web sites

1/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Pennsylvania city considers protester-free zones around healthcare facility doors

York City ordinance would ban protesters from a 30-foot 'buffer zone' around the entrances and exits of York City healthcare facilities

1/10/2014 3:00:00 PM

Foreign hospital projects offer lessons to designers

Emerging markets and a desire for U.S. health care designers have created a thriving international industry for U.S.-based architects

1/10/2014 2:00:00 PM

Some UK hospitals to replace bedside charts with iPads

The Oxford plan - to be rolled out with up to 500 tablets throughout 2014 is expected to save time and improve safety

1/10/2014 1:00:00 PM

Streamlining instrument tray cleaning

Sterile processing department can be weighed down by many unnecessary and inefficient steps

1/10/2014 12:00:00 PM


Landscaping brings facility mission beyond walls

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital creates outdoor therapeutic program that addressed the physical and mental rehabilitation needs of patients

1/10/2014 11:00:00 AM

Irish hospitals going tobacco-free

Smoking will not be permitted anywhere on the grounds of healthcare facilities

1/10/2014 10:00:00 AM


Facility management value to patient care demonstrated through benchmarking

Data shows highest facility operating costs occur for maintaining buildings at 16 to 20 years

1/10/2014 9:00:00 AM

Tennessee hospital to build addition on top of existing structure

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital to add 160,000 square feet to bring capacity to more than 300 beds

1/10/2014 8:00:00 AM

PPG Architectural coatings announces the launch of Manor Hall interior paint

1/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Cantel buys N.Y. manufacturer of sterilization monitoring products

1/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Revisions to climate data standard from ASHRAE include new climate zone, climatic data

1/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Sustainable carpet cleaning

1/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Mongoose LED Luminaires from Acuity Brands lower operating costs, boost visibility for high-speed roadways, area lighting

1/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Patient room TVs an untapped resource

TVs can deliver condition-specific patient education, hospital marketing and informational content, and other customized hospital channels

1/9/2014 3:00:00 PM

Renovation of Texas senior living facility focuses on life enhancement

'Main Street' facility designed to enrich the lives of residents by providing entertaining diversions from the routine of daily nursing care

1/9/2014 2:00:00 PM

Hospital-acquired infections take toll on patients, bottom line

One in 20 patients acquire infections while receiving care at U.S. hospitals, according to the CDC

1/9/2014 1:00:00 PM

Tougher emergency preparedness rules proposed for long-term care facilities

CMS guidelines would make long-term care facilities subject to similar requirements as hospitals

1/9/2014 12:00:00 PM

Listen to podcast on disinfecting soft surfaces

Disinfecting soft, non-launderable surfaces such as upholstery, carpeting and draperies one of trickiest cleaning obstacles

1/9/2014 11:00:00 AM

New LEED standard encourages transparency in materials selection

Move sparked by concern about building materials' and hazardous chemicals' effects on patients and staff

1/9/2014 10:00:00 AM

Pennsylvania hospitals may skip some state reviews

Pennsylvania Department of Health can grant "deemed status" for licensure purposes to hospitals that have been accredited by national accreditation organizations

1/9/2014 9:00:00 AM

Mix of air purification methods helps indoor air quality

Combining ultraviolet germicidal irradiation light and gas-phase air purification with photo catalytic oxidation called a a new and powerful tool

1/9/2014 8:00:00 AM

Detex panic hardware devices ideal for retrofits

1/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Testo launches member benefit program: Team Testo

1/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Compact, efficient FlowGrid air-inlet grill from ebm-papst significantly reduces noise spectrum for axial and centrifugal fans

1/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric introduces Strategic Operation Services offerings to simplify and optimize data center systems

1/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite's 10-watt LED GU24 omnidirectional lamps receive ENERGY STAR qualification for certified subcomponent database

1/9/2014 12:00:00 AM


Are patient rooms too big?

Research suggests that proportion can be more important than size

1/8/2014 3:00:00 PM

Mobile devices major source of germ transmission

Health and electronics experts advise wiping down mobile devices with a moist microfiber cloth at least daily for basic sanitation

1/8/2014 2:00:00 PM


Understanding a design firm's resource allocation

How a firm manages its resources to ensure project schedules will be a good predictor of a its success in meeting a project schedule

1/8/2014 1:00:00 PM

ASHE app offers resources to go

Mobile site includes regulatory updates, news, educational opportunities

1/8/2014 12:00:00 PM

A prescription for medical facility energy management

A goal of energy productivity can not only reduce energy costs, but also improve energy reliability and a hospital's long-term financial health

1/8/2014 11:00:00 AM


The design of an electronic health record matters

Patient safety should not be overlooked for ease of use - all EHRs are not created equal

1/8/2014 10:00:00 AM

2014 trends in healthcare facilities

Many healthcare organizations will be required to transition and transform their portfolio of real estate assets

1/8/2014 9:00:00 AM

Navigating final changes to EPA emissions standards for area source boilers

Healthcare organizations have three years to comply and may have the option to apply for a one-year extension

1/8/2014 8:00:00 AM

Consumer Electronics Show honors Cub Cadet ZERO with Innovations Design & Engineering Award

1/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

VOLA's Round Series Showerhead honored with GOOD DESIGN Award

1/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Control energy costs by using the new APN Series Digital Power Monitor from NK Technologies

1/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

CardConnect announced partnership with Health Recovery Partners

1/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

MetalWorks 3D Ceiling System from Armstrong now available in wood looks

1/8/2014 12:00:00 AM


Making parking easier for the baby boomer generation

Design of healthcare facility parking lots and parking spaces should be considered when planning for more elderly drivers

1/7/2014 3:00:00 PM

Tennessee health system to retain outside vendors during $10 million renovation of food services

Erlanger assures staff that new food service contract won't drop favorite eateries

1/7/2014 2:00:00 PM

Iowa hospital remodels materials management department

Clarke County Hospital is renovating the north side of the hospital facility to house the new materials management department

1/7/2014 12:00:00 PM

New York hospital partners with utility to cut energy, water use

Nyack Hospital to invest $1 million in energy- and water-saving upgrades

1/7/2014 11:00:00 AM

NIOSH launches web page with cleaning resources

Site describes hazards associated with common cleaning tasks, including those performed in healthcare facilities.

1/7/2014 10:00:00 AM

Medical waste found in Pennsylvania landfill

Blood bags, surgical sponges and what might be human tissue keep turning up at a Monroeville landfill

1/7/2014 9:00:00 AM

Study says evaluation of infection prevention policies can reveal opportunities for improvement

American Journal of Infection Control survey says identifying gaps in infection prevention practices can improved patient safety

1/7/2014 8:00:00 AM

Rockfon Hygienic Plus Ceiling Tiles for high-performance hygiene and cleanability now available in north america

1/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

ZELTIQ to present at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

1/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Enviro-Solutions is designed to effectively clean restroom surfaces and fixtures

1/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Health system to automate hand hygiene compliance monitoring with DebMed GMS

Many are facilities related and involve 'green' measures

1/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Nine ways to cut hospital costs

Many are facilities related and involve 'green' measures

1/6/2014 3:00:00 PM

Illinois hospital drill strives for failure

Harrisburg Medical Center tests emergency procedures to find weak spots

1/6/2014 2:00:00 PM

Patient transmission causes minority of ICU S. aureus acquisitions

Data from whole-genome sequencing suggest that few Staphylococcus aureus acquisitions in the ICU are the result of patient-to-patient transmission

1/6/2014 1:00:00 PM

Architect shares five steps to successful budgetary discussions

Healthcare Design's 'Take Five' series asks healthcare design professionals about what's got their attention

1/6/2014 11:00:00 AM

New version of LEED pushes building performance

LEED v4 has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions more than any other versions of the LEED rating systems according to USGBC

1/6/2014 10:00:00 AM

Bacteria survives on toys, books, cribs for longer than expected

Study suggests additional precautions may be needed especially in hospitals, daycare centers

1/6/2014 8:00:00 AM

Stryker receives FDA clearance for waste management system

1/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

Refrigeration Commissioning Guide seeks to ensure systems work right; free download available

1/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

Advantage Service Plans from Schneider Electric

1/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

China Healthcare Industry IT Solution 2013-2017 Forecast and Analysis

1/6/2014 12:00:00 AM


A quarter of healthcare workers' hands contaminated with infectious germs, study says

Washing with soap and water found to be more effective than alcohol-based sanitizers for removing C. difficile

1/3/2014 3:00:00 PM

Bristol Children's Hospital ordered to improve cleanliness after inspection

The Care Quality Commission found that poor hygiene in the UK hospital's operating department were increasing the risk of infection

1/3/2014 2:00:00 PM

Hospital installs safeguards to protect medical devices from cyber-attacks

Methodist Hospital of Southern California invests in an integrated systems management program, which reduces vulnerability of its more than 6,000 devices

1/3/2014 12:00:00 PM


Magazine found children's hospital design and industry recognition popular 2013 topics

Healthcare Design blog lists most-read stories and social media favorites

1/3/2014 11:00:00 AM

UK infirmary kiosks to help in the fight against infection

Three new handwashing kiosks have been installed in the main entrance to Hull Royal Infirmary

1/3/2014 10:00:00 AM

Waiting room environment and experience effects patient satisfaction

Study says free internet would lessen frustration without time waiting for appointment

1/3/2014 8:00:00 AM

ASHRAE publishes revised standard on ventilation in health care facilities

1/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Data Solutions announces acquisition of StratCenter

1/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Central Georgia Health System relies On Infor to sustain high-quality care delivery

1/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Surgical fluid waste disposal system well received at Radiological Society of North America meeting

1/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaineGeneral successfully merges two hospital campuses

1/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

New EPA clean air rules will affect hospital power systems

Regulations limit allowable exhaust emissions and changed the rules applying to certain types of system operations

1/2/2014 3:00:00 PM

Study shows healthcare staff contaminated with C. diff after routine care

Nearly 1 in 4 healthcare workers' hands were contaminated with Clostridium difficile spores after routine care of patients infected with the bacteria

1/2/2014 2:00:00 PM


Put environmental concerns at the forefront of construction projects

Every construction project at a healthcare facility may involve environmental risks that need to be addressed to safeguard the health of patients, staff, workers and the public

1/2/2014 12:00:00 PM

Top 5 new healthcare projects in 2013

Healthcare Design editors' favorite facilities that opened in 2013.

1/2/2014 11:00:00 AM

Sustainability's healing touch: incremental steps for healthcare

Healthcare interiors choices have great potential to directly impact sustainability

1/2/2014 10:00:00 AM

Well-designed power, air and water systems can enhance care

In the health care setting, the ability to cultivate wellness doesn't end with its people

1/2/2014 8:00:00 AM

VoltDB's high velocity database will provide real-time decisioning capability

1/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

Talkaphone adds a surveillance option to the award-winning ECO TOWER

1/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

iPatientCare to unveil value-added services of complete or partial revenue cycle management

1/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

WiFi Solutions & Technologies Group signs deal with Stone Crossing Care Center to provide facility-wide wifi

1/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

Knutson Construction's Iowa City office adds three positions

1/2/2014 12:00:00 AM


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