April 2014 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management

Hospital safety under fire after stabbings

Incidents at two Los Angeles County medical centers spur call for greater focus on hospital security

4/30/2014 3:00:00 PM


Household model of long-term care transforming communities

A growing number of nursing homes are making big changes to create a more personalized appeal

4/30/2014 2:00:00 PM


Hospital parking lot, garage security a critical challenge

With large volume of space and relatively low levels of activity, parking facilities present a risk of crime

4/30/2014 1:00:00 PM


Balancing resident, staff safety in an 'active shooter' event

A blog on the Long-Term Living website discusses the challenges in balancing resident and staff safety

4/30/2014 12:00:00 PM

Adding bioremediation to the sanitation schedule

Focal areas should include vault toilets, showers, ceramic tile floors and other areas where organic buildup is present

4/30/2014 11:00:00 AM

Free webcast: Data Center Consolidation: A Roadmap

Building Operation Management Magazine is presenting a webcast by David Hutchison of Excipio Consulting. He will offer facility managers a roadmap for planning a data center consolidation.

4/30/2014 10:30:00 AM

Supporting well communities by design

Healthcare Design article discusses using modern design to make care facilities the centerpieces of wellness-oriented, collaborative communities

4/30/2014 10:00:00 AM

Monitoring infection-control cleaning results

Employing a science-based measurement to monitor cleaning will have the most favorable results

4/30/2014 9:00:00 AM

Video surveillance of hand hygiene

Study says video surveillance has comparable results to in-person observation when measuring hand-hygiene compliance

4/30/2014 8:00:00 AM

WetKeys Washable Keyboards recommends sealed, washable keyboards be added to WHO's hand-hygiene program

4/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Orion Energy Systems named Innovation Award finalist

4/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric enhances data center cooling efficiency and capacity with its second generation InRow RC

4/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power's new ASCO NEMA 3R enclosure qualifies for 2012 IBC seismic certification

4/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare sets new standard for patient safety with Xenex's germ-zapping robots

4/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Honolulu ambulances delivering bedbugs

To kill bedbugs in emergency vehicles, the city is expected to spend $25,200 over the next fiscal year

4/29/2014 3:00:00 PM

Vermont hospital transitioning to single rooms

Plans are in the works for full renovations and new construction at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington

4/29/2014 2:00:00 PM

Choosing a healthcare facility cleaning service

When deciding which healthcare cleaning services to employ, partner with the facility's infection-prevention professionals to determine the chemicals, technologies and cleaning methods

4/29/2014 1:00:00 PM

Can a healthcare campus affect the wellness of its community?

In an article on the Healthcare Design magazine website, Managing Editor Jennifer Kovacs Silvis discusses connecting design to overall population health

4/29/2014 12:00:00 PM

Trauma room infection control Q&A

Consultant Brad Keyes answeres a question about the placement of a flushing hopper sink in a trauma room

4/29/2014 11:00:00 AM

Nebraska hospital hosts mass-casualty incident exercise

Exercise gives hospital and ambulance staff the chance to adjust and adapt to a chaotic situation

4/29/2014 10:00:00 AM

Challenges of infection-control cleaning

Within the healthcare facility, areas differ in terms of the infection- control cleaning methods needed in each space

4/29/2014 9:00:00 AM

Jamaican hospital to save $1.6 million in energy costs

With the installation of a state-of-the-art air conditioning (AC) system, Spanish Town Hospital in St. Catherine is expected to save more than $1.6 million annually in energy costs

4/29/2014 8:00:00 AM

Fire-Lite Alarms makes realtime mass notification only a phone call away

4/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

ADPRO PRO E-PIRs win the Security Industry Association's 2014 New Product Showcase 'Best in Outdoor Perimeter Protection' Award

4/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Cree LED street lights transform California city's streets, cut energy use by 65 percent

4/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

TEC launches free iPhone app that includes coverage calculator

4/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Trane Los Angeles named top tenant finisher in EPA's ENERGY STAR national building competition

4/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Orleans hospital admits dropping ball in fungal outbreak communication

Deadly fungus on hospital linens killed five patients between 2008 and 2009 at the medical facility

4/28/2014 3:00:00 PM

One year after flood, Illinois hospital is more prepared

Newly poured four-foot-tall concrete wall could be Morris Hospital's saving grace this flood season

4/28/2014 2:00:00 PM

Cleaning for hospital-acquired infections

Altering environmental cleaning practices can have the most significant impact on infection control

4/28/2014 11:00:00 AM

Idaho licensing delays may doom new health facility

After spending two years preparing to build a $7 million medical rehabilitation center in Coeur d'Alene, Advanced Health Care Corp. was told that it will have to wait another two years for a license

4/28/2014 10:00:00 AM

Combining design and construction services can maximize value

Construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC) delivery can use joint expertise to increase design and construction efficiency

4/28/2014 9:00:00 AM

Twin Falls healthcare providers focus on cutting waste

Hospitals have conservation programs in place and recycle or reuse whenever possible

4/28/2014 8:00:00 AM

Legrand introduces Evolution Series ceiling box

4/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

AFFLINK introduces new web site aimed at driving sales for AFFLINK members

4/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Focus on infection control & hygiene drives demand for medical nonwoven disposables

4/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Daintree Networks launches 'Energy Champion' awards

4/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

TechLine, the Armstrong Ceilings technical assistance service, marks twenty years of customer support

4/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Mother says newborn died from fungus at New Orleans hospital

Children's Hospital said that five pediatric patients died over 11 months ending in July 2009 following an outbreak of a deadly infection caused by fungi present in dirt and decaying organic matter

4/25/2014 3:00:00 PM

U.K. charity banned from donating food to hospital

Organization was told that the hospital would no longer accept food from outside sources

4/25/2014 2:00:00 PM

Wisconsin nursing homes becoming more homelike

New breed of facility is being built in a 'household model.' They are smaller with lots of sunlight and spaces for socializing and quieter spots for contemplation

4/25/2014 1:00:00 PM

Healthcare space booming in Orlando

More medical-related space is scheduled to open in Orlando next year than in at least the previous four years combined

4/25/2014 12:00:00 PM

Most U.S. health facilities have good hand-hygiene programs

WHO survey of hand-hygiene initiatives shows that nearly all respondent programs rank as adequate or better

4/25/2014 11:00:00 AM

U.K. hospital adopts new infection control guide

Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth adopts National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) quality standards

4/25/2014 10:00:00 AM

Multitrade prefab projects depend on collaboration

Many healthcare projects now using prefabrication for bathroom pods, headwalls and mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) racks

4/25/2014 9:00:00 AM


Hospital produces infection prevention video

Cambridge University Hospital video guides staff, patients and visitors through a six-step hand-washing process

4/25/2014 8:00:00 AM

Keres leads Beta test on new sustainability tool

4/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

The need for a restroom cleaning checklist

4/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Coolerado launches M50 Downflow air conditioning units ideal for LEED buildings, office space, medical offices and data centers

4/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric's SE8000 Series room controllers offer unparalleled design, simple installation and energy savings

4/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Bosch launches next generation Li-Ion power tool batteries with 5.0ah battery pack

4/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Garbage can liners banned after hospital suicides

Glasgow's health board told to remove plastic garbage can liners from all its mental health wards and facilities after two patients took their own lives

4/24/2014 3:00:00 PM

Senior-specific emergency rooms becoming more common

Elderly patients are more frequent users of the emergency department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects that the number of persons 65 years and older will double to 89 million by 2050

4/24/2014 2:00:00 PM

Hospital launches sustainable food program

Yale-New Haven Hospital starts Hospital Wrap!, a program that recovers food that has been prepared but not served and donates it to those in need

4/24/2014 1:00:00 PM

'Starbucks of healthcare' opens in Connecticut

ASAP Urgent Care opens location in Madison

4/24/2014 12:00:00 PM

Waco VA Medical Center loses water for a day

Crews repair damaged water main connection restoring water service to the campus after a 24-hour interruption

4/24/2014 11:00:00 AM


Sustainable design is no longer the exception

Around the world, buildings totaling 3 billion square feet of green construction space have earned LEED certification to date

4/24/2014 10:00:00 AM

Building a hospital based on patient safety

WellStar Paulding Hospital's main focus is to create the safest hospital possible

4/24/2014 9:00:00 AM

New Missouri $190M patient tower earns LEED gold

Columbia's Ellis Fischel Cancer Center's north-south orientation provides views of farmland to the south and the University of Missouri campus to the north, while sunshades on the south facade help mitigate the glare from direct sunlight

4/24/2014 8:00:00 AM

Legrand introduces new line of rubber and watertight products

4/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

CENTRIA's 2014 Product Catalog aims to inspire through innovation

4/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

ABILITY | EASE now serving over 9,000 providers

4/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

Kim Lighting takes landscape lighting to a new level with first Bluetooth-controlled led outdoor luminaires

4/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

SKIDATA and STENTOFON announce alliance

4/24/2014 12:00:00 AM


What makes a hospital a 'winner?'

Healthcare industry leaders discuss strategic alternatives hospitals and health systems can implement in a rapidly changing industry

4/23/2014 3:00:00 PM

Behavioral health facility extends real-time locating system's reach

Western Maryland Regional Medical Center uses RTLS technology to monitor patient movements, prevent elopement

4/23/2014 2:00:00 PM


Quality security is a key to regulatory compliance

Vendors and business partners should contribute to a facility's commitment to regulatory compliance

4/23/2014 1:00:00 PM

Boston hospitals apply lessons learned from bombing

A year after being packed with blast victims, Boston facilities have changed how they prepare for a disaster

4/23/2014 12:00:00 PM


Retail healthcare a new source of competition

Blog on Healthcare Design says retailers like CVS are 'throwing down the gauntlet' in competition for healthcare dollars

4/23/2014 11:00:00 AM

Tips for improving hand hygiene compliance

Hand hygiene averages well below 50 percent compliance in many healthcare facilities

4/23/2014 10:00:00 AM

Healthcare providers preparing for climate change

Evacuations forced by storms have made healthcare professionals more aware of climate change and how it effects the industry

4/23/2014 9:00:00 AM

Ambulatory facilities are focus of healthcare's future

Surgery centers, cancer centers, imaging centers, neighborhood-focused community clinics and medical office buildings are expected to be growth areas

4/23/2014 8:00:00 AM

Paladin adds antimicrobial element to Fairfield-style rail to support infection control initiatives

4/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Firestone Building Products expands aluminum plate wall panel product line

4/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric's SE8000 Series room controllers offer unparalleled design, simple installation and energy savings

4/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Everyone deserves a great LED Lighting System at a great value

4/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

2ND AVE Lighting captures People's Choice Award for most interesting lighting products

4/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Man shoots himself at Johns Hopkins days after hospital safety symposium

Experts at the national symposium on how medical professionals can stay safe said it can be difficult to restrict guns entirely

4/22/2014 3:00:00 PM

Making the business case for hospital design

Healthcare Design article discusses the renewed resonance of ROI for hospital design in the era of healthcare reform

4/22/2014 2:00:00 PM

Long Island hospital updates security to prepare for emergencies

The improvements at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital include advanced surveillance cameras and a card reader to restrict access to one area of the hospital

4/22/2014 1:00:00 PM

Renewed focus on operating room's role in infection prevention

Nurses association says a greater degree of evaluation of the cleaning and disinfection performed in operating rooms is needed

4/22/2014 12:00:00 PM

Life Safety Code updates encourage homelike environments

New fire safety regulations would increase security against patient wandering

4/22/2014 11:00:00 AM


Preventing hospital-acquired infection transmission

Cleaning and disinfection can cut risk of HAI from cross-contamination from equipment and surfaces

4/22/2014 10:00:00 AM

Florida medical center renovated to increase security

The psychiatric treatment center is being completely redone. New ceilings, walls and safety features, such as alarms, are being installed

4/22/2014 9:00:00 AM

Communication badges can help when staff are at risk

Badges have one button to summon coworkers for less urgent assistance. A second button can call security if the situation escalates.

4/22/2014 8:00:00 AM

Greenheck offers complete line of industrial dampers

4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

FSR receives two EC&M 2014 Product of the Year awards

4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Phoenix launches the efficient, compact HDL-LED Series

4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

WaterSignal introduces next generation system to create faster connections

4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Cree delivers breakthrough light quality and innovative design for linear lighting applications

4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hospital increases security after woman pushed down stairs

Attack part of theft, purse-snatching on HealthAlliance Leominster, Mass., campus

4/21/2014 3:00:00 PM

Taming the hospital microbial ecosystem

Researchers are trying to understand hospitals' entire microbial ecosystem instead of just the impact of pathogens

4/21/2014 2:00:00 PM


Ogres, onions and securing patient health records

Data security should be incrementally achieved in appropriate layers, always improving but never perfect

4/21/2014 1:00:00 PM

ASHE energy campaign focuses on patient care

Program for health facilities encourages sustainability and energy efficiency

4/21/2014 11:00:00 AM

Designing entrances for seniors

Healthcare Design magazine article discusses remedying tripping hazards to prevent visitor and patient falls, and injury due to other accidents

4/21/2014 10:00:00 AM

Kansas hospital implements new safety program

Via Christi Hospital officials are working to enhance patient safety by creating a more collaborative environment

4/21/2014 9:00:00 AM

New fire safety regs proposed for hospitals

Fire safety standards from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services address everything from automatic sprinkler systems to the size of patients' rooms and where to store medical equipment

4/21/2014 8:00:00 AM

EMS Healthcare talks bridging the gap with mobile healthcare facilities

4/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Lista announces Stak System storage and handling system

4/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Orbio innovation displaces traditional packaged chemicals with on-site, on-demand generation

4/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Stevens Industries, Inc. acquires the rights to produce Techline USA branded products.

4/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

ABB introduces new line of heavy duty safety switches

4/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Patrols increased after 'fluke' shooting in hospital parking lot

Massachusetts' Baystate Medical Center security chief says hospital is safe, incidents of violence rare

4/17/2014 3:00:00 PM

Waste and mismanagement cited at medical prison

$840 million California Health Care Facility beset by waste, mismanagement and miscommunication between the prison and medical staffs

4/17/2014 2:00:00 PM

Hospital door handle sanitizes hands

Column can be fitted on a pull door and has a blue paddle on bottom that dispenses a dab of hand sanitizer when pushed

4/17/2014 1:00:00 PM

Copper called safe, effective for infection control

Author responds to reader comments on an article in The Hospitalist about copper touch surfaces in hospitals

4/17/2014 12:00:00 PM

South Dakota seeing urgent-care facility boom

The push toward urgent care has led to an expansion of clinics in western South Dakota

4/17/2014 11:00:00 AM

UNC Hospital Wellness Center includes climbing wall

University of North Carolina Hospital commissioned a new wellness and fitness center for use by hospital patients and staff and the community

4/17/2014 10:00:00 AM

Providers urged to look ahead to next stage of meaningful use

While many organizations are still struggling to deal with Stages 1 and 2 of meaningful use, consultant suggests keeping an eye on future patient engagement aspects

4/17/2014 9:00:00 AM

Four things to know about cyber surveillance

By adopting user-activity monitoring, healthcare providers can record every action of users accessing sensitive data, getting cyber surveillance to match the video surveillance they have in the physical world

4/17/2014 8:00:00 AM

Master Lock presents S-Series Padlocks

4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

ROCKFON stone wool acoustic ceiling solutions earn GREENGUARD Gold Certification

4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Sterling to begin offering 3D printing technology and solutions

4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite adds LED BayMax High/Low Bay Retrofit Lamp to lighting design lab’s products list

4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Kimberly-Clark recognizes infection prevention champions in fourth annual HAI Watchdog Awards

4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Is there room in the healthcare C-suite for facilities managers?

ASHE exec says by improving their ability to communicate in business terms and finding ways to reduce operating costs while improving performance, facilities managers can generate trust capital

4/16/2014 3:00:00 PM


Comprehensive security locks down peace of mind

A fully integrated security program can protect and enhance your brand, help decrease the threat of an incident on campus and increase the security experience for everyone

4/16/2014 2:00:00 PM


Antimicrobial copper can save lives in healthcare facilities

Copper is recognized by the EPA as being able to continuously kill greater than 99.9% of bacteria that cause hospital-acquired infections

4/16/2014 1:00:00 PM

Ohio hospitals hold mass-casualty exercise

Hospitals, emergency responders, health departments and coroners in northwestern Ohio take part in an emergency preparedness exercise to make sure hospitals are prepared for a mass casualty response

4/16/2014 12:00:00 PM

Guidance lacking for soft-surface decontamination

Lack of awareness surrounding the issue called biggest challenge in soft-surface decontamination

4/16/2014 10:00:00 AM

Looking beyond staff to create a safe facility

'Prevention through design' can lead to safer healthcare facilities

4/16/2014 9:00:00 AM

Florida Hospital honored for sustainability

Florida Hospital Carrollwood is recognized for its efforts to decrease consumption of fuel, water and energy

4/16/2014 8:00:00 AM

Sto Corp. celebrates 35th anniversary in the U.S.

4/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Supply water temperature classification new addition to updated guidance on cooling data centers

4/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

One month after launch, Practical Playbook being put into use nationwide

4/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Butler County Health Care Center solves challenging solar control problem with SageGlass in new glass-enclosed wellness center

4/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

EYE Lighting and CIMCON Lighting Sign Agreement to Sell Outdoor Lighting Control Systems

4/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Disabled helicopter removed from hospital roof

During the removal, University of New Mexico Hospital switched to internal power at the university's utilities center. UNMH and other critical facilities on campus relied on generator back-up.

4/15/2014 3:00:00 PM

Grant to help clear the air around Indiana hospital ambulance bays

Hospitals in Dyer, Hammond and Crown Point will share a $52,500 grant to help reduce ambulance emissions outside of their emergency departments

4/15/2014 2:00:00 PM

Jamaica allocates $1 billion to upgrade health facilities

Major project components include sewage treatment, child and adolescent mental health facilities, medical waste management enhancement, primary health care renewal and piped medical gases infrastructure

4/15/2014 1:00:00 PM

Effective terminal cleaning can curb HAIs

Daily disinfection of high-touch surfaces can help to prevent the spread of hospital-acquired infections

4/15/2014 12:00:00 PM

Most common hospital fire code violations

Having fire protection equipment in place at a hospital isn't enough to minimize risk to staff and patients and ensure compliance. Fire code violations can include anything from improperly installed equipment to a missed service date

4/15/2014 11:00:00 AM


Hospital's web-based training improves worker safety

"5 Minutes With" podcast on Facilitiesnet talks to Bill Warren of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Shadyside Hospital

4/15/2014 10:00:00 AM

Putting new facilities to the test

Healthcare Design magazine article discusses 'clinical operations commissioning' to identify and eliminate operational risks before the healthcare facility's doors open

4/15/2014 9:00:00 AM

Who will win and lose with Accountable Care?

Healthcare reform is all about the patients, but who else in the healthcare industry will come out on top? Industry experts predict the winners and losers.

4/15/2014 8:00:00 AM

Duro-Last, Inc. adds flute fill combo board to their Duro-Guard insulation product line

4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric offers cost-effective modernization solution for existing DS-type circuit breakers

4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Xylem releases enhanced pump controller station to improve efficiency, reduce costs in commercial, industrial and specialty applications

4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

AAMA forms sustainability steering committee

4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

HGH Infrared Systems announces debut of its new Pyroscan with HDR technology

4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hospital kitchens source for drug resistant bacteria

After handling raw poultry, hands of food preparers and cutting boards remain a source of transmission for multi-drug resistant bacteria, study shows

4/14/2014 3:00:00 PM

How healthcare facilities can improve patient satisfaction

Understanding the connection between the physical appearance of a facility and patient satisfaction can have a lasting impact on both a hospital's performance and its ability to provide exceptional community health

4/14/2014 2:00:00 PM

'Keep the Coat' campaign launched in defense of lab coats

Initiative advocates for healthcare workers to keep their white coats as a defense against contaminants

4/14/2014 1:00:00 PM


A different approach to the central utility plant

The new modular central plants have many advantages when compared to traditional ones

4/14/2014 12:00:00 PM

UK hospitals launch safety project to reduce hospital falls

A new approach to improve safety and prevent falls in hospitals has been introduced across Doncaster, Rotherham and North Lincolnshire

4/14/2014 11:00:00 AM

Cost of LEED healthcare facility almost the same as building to code

Misperceptions about the capital cost of LEED-certified hospitals has some believing that certification can cost more than 10 to 15 percent more than standard practice

4/14/2014 10:00:00 AM

Changing healthcare landscape will change facilities

Survey suggests that the emphasis in healthcare building is beginning to shift toward greater facility flexibility, ease of design and overall efficiency

4/14/2014 9:00:00 AM


Five ways to boost HCAHPS scores

The growing impact of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey is prompting healthcare facilities to look for ways to improve their scores

4/14/2014 8:00:00 AM

Enthermics adds to blanket warmers DC Series

4/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

PowerFlor: A revolution in cable management systems

4/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Victaulic extends Vic-300 MasterSeal Line with Series 461 stainless steel butterfly valve

4/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong introduces a new adhesive for quick renovations

4/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals brace for effects of insurance reform

South Jersey hospital officials are bracing for the effects of the Affordable Care Act, with some planning staffing cuts due to fewer patients visiting their emergency rooms and others hiring more doctors

4/11/2014 3:00:00 PM

Connecticut hospital recognized for enduring design

Legacy Project Award honors Griffin Hospital for enduring design excellence

4/11/2014 2:00:00 PM

Healing gardens aren't one-type-fits-all

According to a Healthcare Design magazine article, while there are general design guidelines for healthcare gardens, different patient populations often need specific design considerations

4/11/2014 1:00:00 PM

Top 30 green hospitals named

Hospitals were selected based on criteria including certifications from environmental bodies, recycling efforts, green construction and innovative energy saving features

4/11/2014 12:00:00 PM

Brooklyn Health Partners to redevelop Long Island College Hospital

Redevelopment proposal promises 300-400 beds in a full-service hospital, plus 1,000 units of housing

4/11/2014 11:00:00 AM

Largest U.S. neuroscience facility built in Bethesda

National Institutes of Health's John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center has geothermal wells, ground source heat pumps and chilled beams

4/11/2014 10:00:00 AM

UNM Hospital staff trains at FEMA facility

Disaster preparedness training covers mass casualty incidents to catastrophic natural disasters and terror attacks

4/11/2014 9:00:00 AM

$70.5 million children's health center planned in Toronto

McMaster Children's Health Centre will include an outdoor wheeling track, a therapeutic playground and physiotherapy space

4/11/2014 8:00:00 AM

Aurora Health Care vice president of food and nutrition services honored

4/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

EQ - The Environmental Quality Company and US Ecology announce acquisition agreement

4/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Wireless Efficiency to launch mobile inductive charging pad for wireless charging on the go

4/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Apollo Safety announces healthcare division

4/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Duro-Last, Inc. introduces Duro-Guard XPS Hybrid Fan Fold

4/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

New, past violent events spark facility emergency drills

Healthcare leaders see disaster exercises and planning paying off

4/10/2014 3:00:00 PM

Pocono facility stresses aesthetics, convenience

Artwork, homelike settings and gentle atmospheric lighting greet patients at Pennsylvania clinic

4/10/2014 1:00:00 PM

Oregon facility offers storefront healthcare

Corvallis' new medical facility is a storefront clinic wedged between a coffeehouse and a Mexican restaurant

4/10/2014 12:00:00 PM

Saskatchewan system explores new way of delivering healthcare

New Yorkton facility is being designed to decrease hospital admissions by linking people to primary healthcare

4/10/2014 11:00:00 AM

To boost patient satisfaction - align scores and strategic goals

Building a culture of improvement is the framework for creating the best patient experience

4/10/2014 10:00:00 AM

Central energy plant can lower costs

A high-performance central energy plant called best strategy for lowering operational costs at a healthcare facility

4/10/2014 9:00:00 AM

Charlotte behavioral-health hospital resembles a lodge

The inpatient hospital is designed with a comforting and relaxing environment with wood floors, natural paint colors, windows and outdoor concourses

4/10/2014 8:00:00 AM

Arrow's new key rotation indicator rose gives lever lock an additional level of security

4/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals using Xenex UV Room Disinfection System are reporting fewer infections

4/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

PowerFlor: a revolution in cable management systems

4/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Interlogix shows new Advisor One self-contained panel and AdvisorSync application at ISC West

4/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

EPA recognizes Hines with 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award

4/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals simulate infectious disease disaster

Eight Minnesota facilities participate in a disaster drill portraying a widespread infectious disease breakout

4/9/2014 3:00:00 PM

Minnesota VA to expand food service facility

The St. Cloud VA Health Care System plans to build a bigger food services building to better serve veterans living on campus or with mental health issues

4/9/2014 2:00:00 PM

New generation of ambulatory care facilities popping up

Survey shows 20 percent of healthcare industry respondents are currently working on or planning an ambulatory care construction project

4/9/2014 1:00:00 PM


Wayfinding often hampered by med speak

Healthcare Design magazine blog examines how word choice, acronyms can confuse hospital visitors

4/9/2014 12:00:00 PM

Cherokee Indian Hospital planned in North Carolina

New 150,000-square-foot healthcare facility will serve an estimated 15,000 tribe members across the western part of the state

4/9/2014 11:00:00 AM

California nursing home safety bill advances

The legislation would establish timelines and procedures for completing an investigation into alleged abuse within a long-term care facility

4/9/2014 10:00:00 AM

Hospital safety tipping point hit well below full occupancy

Research shows healthcare facility safety at risk at about 92 percent of full occupancy

4/9/2014 9:00:00 AM

App supports job site safety and accountability

Executive site safety visit (ESSV) app is used to perform site safety inspections on job sites

4/9/2014 8:00:00 AM

EPA recognizes CBRE with 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner Of The Year - Sustained Excellence Award

4/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

New WattStopper sensors simplify ordering and installation with automatic Neutral Sense Technology

4/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite named 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

4/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Liberty Property Trust honored by EPA

4/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Next generation of GE's Albeo LED luminaires offers greater efficacy and global compliancy for high bay applications

4/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Scientists develop light-activated antimicrobial surface

New antibacterial material is deadly to bacteria when activated by light and also shows antibacterial properties in total darkness

4/8/2014 3:00:00 PM

FEMA may seek $2 million repayment from Louisiana hospital

The Department of Homeland Security is recommending that the government recover $2 million in Hurricane Katrina-related disaster recovery assistance from East Jefferson General Hospital

4/8/2014 2:00:00 PM

Liverpool hospital's safety rating puts donations at risk

Alder Hey Children's Hospital may lose 4 million-pound gift after poor report

4/8/2014 1:00:00 PM


Balancing regional design temperatures

Blog explores how design temperatures for different areas of the country affect engineering designs

4/8/2014 12:00:00 PM

Healthcare data center projects dictated by needs, resources

Healthcare Design article explores the options when creating safe, secure locations with back-up power and the ability to withstand a disaster

4/8/2014 11:00:00 AM

Modular walls may be a greener solution for healthcare facility

Prefabricated, modular interiors can be a better choice than drywall due to potential health risks of constructing spaces with gypsum

4/8/2014 10:00:00 AM

Many hospital infections commonly found directly outside facilities

Researchers tested cultures taken from surfaces, mostly doors from local businesses, less than 1.5 miles from six hospitals

4/8/2014 9:00:00 AM


Project planning for collaboration / success

It is essential to build a project team that possesses the fundamental tools that will provide the best chance for an integrated and collaborative team

4/8/2014 8:00:00 AM

D-Link introduces new compact indoor pan/tilt and fixed dome cameras

4/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

FirstLight Fiber chosen as healthcare hub by New England Telehealth Consortium

4/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Interlogix launches network and analog video recorders and updated video management systems

4/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

UV LED leak detection flashlight easily spots all industrial fluid leaks

4/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Fluke temperature calibrators deliver high accuracy in easy-to-use, single function tools

4/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Greenville hospital shifting police security to unarmed guards

Vidant Medical Center plans to cut the number of sworn police officers at the North Carolina hospital by more than half

4/7/2014 3:00:00 PM

New Springfield surgery center designed for safety, satisfaction

St. John's Hospital Surgery Center has roomier surgical rooms and many patient-friendly amenities

4/7/2014 2:00:00 PM

Canadian hospitals recognized for security programs

Security programs at six hospitals have received the Program of Distinction Award from the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety

4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM

An alternative to 'meaningful use'

Surgeon/medical researcher builds a cloud-based and bi-directional clinical operating system, agnostic to any device or electronic health record

4/7/2014 12:00:00 PM

Remembering the caregiver in cancer center design

Healthcare Design magazine article says clinical setting should support work function and provide a supportive and positive environment

4/7/2014 11:00:00 AM

Solar initiative delivers green energy to English hospitals

Stratford upon Avon energy co-op seeking investors for solar project at local hospitals

4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare workers identify infection-control barriers

Research shows patient-care demands and availability of equipment among the perceived problems

4/7/2014 8:00:00 AM

New insulation resistance tester from Megger rated at 15 kV

4/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

JBA Consulting Engineers launches new cloud-based system designed for hospitality IT and facilities managers

4/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Internal locking removable bollard from calpipe ideal for heavy security applications

4/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Zurn expands its automatic control valve offering with same superior performance and quality

4/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

FST21, the leading biometric access solution, rebrands to FST Biometrics

4/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Jersey hospital ties employee bonuses to the facility's performance

What happens when pay-for-performance applies to a hospital's staff as a whole?

4/4/2014 3:00:00 PM

Survey says Canadian hospitals not clean enough

Only 62 percent of lead infection-control staff believe their hospital is sufficiently clean

4/4/2014 2:00:00 PM

Marlborough Hospital opens new cancer pavilion

Photo gallery on Healthcare Design magazine website offers virtual tour of new Massachusetts cancer facility

4/4/2014 1:00:00 PM

Boston-area hospitals set healthy example for patients

Hospitals are adopting changes to encourage healthier eating among patients, visitors and staff and to make their own facilities less damaging to the environment

4/4/2014 12:00:00 PM

Study looks at hand hygiene in resource-limited facilities

Researchers evaluate hand-hygiene adherence in Ethiopia after WHO campaign

4/4/2014 11:00:00 AM

Dallas hospital breaks ground on $118 million patient tower

The expansion will include 34,000 square feet of additional operating rooms, cardiology and gastroenterology services and 64,000 square feet of additional support services

4/4/2014 10:00:00 AM

2014 FGI guidelines include safety risk assessment requirement

New edition is published in two volumes, one for hospitals and the other for long-term care facilities

4/4/2014 9:00:00 AM

British Columbia hospital to boost emergency generator capacity

Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock plans project to meet Canadian Standards Association requirements for power supply and electrical safety

4/4/2014 8:00:00 AM

Atlantic Dominion distributors joins AFFLINK

4/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Leviton equips healthcare professionals for healthcare facility code changes

4/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong honored with CDRA President's Award

4/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Lennox expands Raider light commercial rooftop unit

4/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Cat Lift Trucks introduces new tier 4 interim diesel pneumatic tire lift truck

4/4/2014 12:00:00 AM


Security's role in averting drug diversion and theft

Whether it is the hospital's employees stealing a patient's medication or outsiders coming to the emergency department to feed their addictions, pharmaceutical theft is a costly and growing epidemic

4/3/2014 3:00:00 PM

Changing the waiting room experience

Facility managers can address the waiting experience by focusing on the increased presence of family in patient care and the escalated use of technology

4/3/2014 2:00:00 PM

Facilities honored for advances in technology use

The RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) and Intelligent Hospital.org recognize leaders in advanced healthcare technology use with the first Intelligent Hospital Awards

4/3/2014 1:00:00 PM

Long-term-facility shortage in Gulf nations expected

Lack of investment in long-term care facilities could create a chronic problem for Gulf Coast nations

4/3/2014 12:00:00 PM

CDC releases up-to-date report on hospital-acquired-infection estimates

Report shows the incidence of HAIs has slightly decreased, with the 2011 data estimating 721,800 infections

4/3/2014 11:00:00 AM

White paper

Keeping that 'new building' feel

White paper on Healthcare Design magazine website explores how everyone responsible for how a new building lasts should take a long-term view when it comes to door- and wall-protection products

4/3/2014 9:00:00 AM

Maryland hospitals' hand-hygiene compliance rises

State reaches an average of 87 percent compliance at 44 of its acute-care hospitals and one of its specialty hospitals in 2013, up from 81 percent two years ago

4/3/2014 8:00:00 AM

Brady debuts the BMP 21-PLUS handheld printer

4/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

JLG launches new global website with easier navigation, mobile-friendly display and 22 languages

4/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

vitaTrackr discusses the era of 'health data neutrality'

4/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Clorox Healthcare introduces Aplicare 4% CHG Skin Cleansing Kit

4/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

University of Akron uses energy savings to fund additional campus improvements

4/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

New security measures in place at Milwaukee hospital after shooting

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office has instituted a new security policy for Children's Hospital after police shot a wanted felon inside the hospital last November

4/2/2014 3:00:00 PM


Optimizing the performance of real estate assets

As healthcare organizations seek solutions to challenges presented by today's evolving marketplace, it's clear that the cost and performance of their facilities will have a significant impact

4/2/2014 2:00:00 PM

Hospital partners with college to develop new food service

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is joining forces with Niagara University to deliver a new food service experience for hospital visitors, staff, students and volunteers

4/2/2014 1:00:00 PM

New Cornell University health center design takes shape

The design has been unveiled for a new university health center at Cornell as an update and expansion of the current Gannett Health Services facility

4/2/2014 12:00:00 PM

White paper

Healthcare facilities need more physical security

White paper suggests facility managers should increase their security budgets to combat street-level criminality as well as potential terrorist threats

4/2/2014 11:00:00 AM

Some hospitals still use paper records despite incentives

About six percent of U.S. hospitals have yet to convert even the most basic services to electronic medical record systems despite billions of dollars in incentives

4/2/2014 10:00:00 AM

Improving environmental cleaning outcomes

A facility can leverage disinfection advancements to improve infection prevention while reducing costs

4/2/2014 9:00:00 AM

Consumer Reports ranks hospitals for patient safety

Magazine releases patient-safety rankings for more than 2,500 hospitals based on a composite score of five quality measures

4/2/2014 8:00:00 AM

Cree Introduces industry's first 8000 Lumen LED Module

4/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

Eaton's LED technology provides efficient, uniform and affordable illumination for ambient lighting needs

4/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

PPG introduces SOLARBAN z75 solar control, low-e glass in North America

4/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite introduces LED T8 Linear Lamp with internal driver

4/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power's new ASCO PowerQuest 2.0 - 5700 integrates 4 advances that improve monitoring, control

4/2/2014 12:00:00 AM


Green House turns nursing-home concept upside down

According to a McKnight's blog, the Green House Project creates the 'ideal' long-term care setting from the ground up

4/1/2014 3:00:00 PM

CDC says 1 in 25 hospital patients get an infection

The report also shows limited progress in controlling some bacteria

4/1/2014 2:00:00 PM

Seattle hospital sparks new patient safety measures throughout England

Virginia Mason's safety and quality efforts are helping to inspire new measures aimed at improving patient safety in the UK

4/1/2014 1:00:00 PM

White paper examines soft-surface decontamination

Aesthetically appealing soft surfaces pose a practical challenge to infection control in healthcare settings

4/1/2014 12:00:00 PM

Stolen medical data accounts for 43 percent of identity theft

Study points to the lack of security for tablets and smartphones used in healthcare facilities.

4/1/2014 11:00:00 AM


Waiting room design offers opportunity for good first impression

Healthcare Design blog explores effective healthcare waiting room design in an increasingly competitive healthcare market

4/1/2014 10:00:00 AM

UK hospital uses pre-fab cubicles for infection prevention and control

Royal Bournemouth Hospital installs infection control enclosures to contain outbreaks

4/1/2014 9:00:00 AM

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center honored for enduring quality of design

The ACHA Legacy Project Award recognizes design innovation that endures throughout the life of a project

4/1/2014 8:00:00 AM

What cleaning professionals need to know about presprays

4/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

Energy saving LED T6 tube bulbs, a reliable alternative to conventional T6 incandescent bulbs

4/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

E-Mon introduces Din-Mon DIN Rail-Mount electric smart meters for building automation system integration

4/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

HLAC's Accreditation Standards awarded AORN Seal of Recognition

4/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

EPA releases list of cities with the most ENERGY STAR buildings in the United States

4/1/2014 12:00:00 AM


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