May 2014 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management

Employee smoking bans a hot topic

To address this incongruence of smoking and healthcare, some health systems have started barring smokers - even those who don't work in clinical and patient support roles - from employment

5/30/2014 3:00:00 PM

Keeping healthcare construction costs in check

Challenged by construction cost overruns, owners will look to project teams to work together to stick to a budget, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

5/30/2014 2:00:00 PM

Green pest management in healthcare

There are many ways to make a healthcare facility greener, including pest management. Instead of reactive chemical treatments, more and more healthcare facilities are using integrated pest management

5/30/2014 1:00:00 PM

Clarifying proposed changes to smoke compartment size requirements

ASHE supports the change in NFPA 101: Life Safety Code that would increase the maximum smoke compartment size in new facilities

5/30/2014 12:00:00 PM

Q&A: Trends in healthcare interior design

Interior designer Carolyn BaRoss discusses the trends and advancements of modern healthcare interior design

5/30/2014 10:00:00 AM

Continuing process improvements can lower cost, raise quality

Successful improvement projects move through four stages: identifying the problem, researching a solution, changing the way people work and maintaining the change

5/30/2014 9:00:00 AM

New blog!

LightSense - bright ideas for healthcare facilities

The quarterly LightSense blog will cover the latest in healthcare lighting trends and how lighting can address energy and maintenance savings and optimize the patient experience

5/30/2014 8:00:00 AM

VCS announces new healthcare visitor management solution

5/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

New national fire code in China spurs use of aspirating smoke detectors

5/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

iCore Networks' robust unified communications services gets it done for Pennrose

5/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

The Mitchell Group introduces new and improved ReCast polyurethane collection

5/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Cost difference between LED & fluorescent lighting shrinks dramatically

5/30/2014 12:00:00 AM


For hospitals, ACA is all about the numbers

Over the next two to three years, the full impact of the Affordable Care Act will be felt

5/29/2014 3:00:00 PM

ASHE survey seeks feedback on CMS Life Safety Code proposal

ASHE is also encouraging members to submit public comments about the proposal

5/29/2014 2:00:00 PM

Florida hospital solves infection problem with communication

Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami uses weekly reports to hospital leaders to help nearly eliminate Acinetobacter baumannii infections

5/29/2014 1:00:00 PM

Quieter hospitals can help healing

Specially designed quiet latches and sound-reducing exit devices can help limit the disturbances to patients and staff

5/29/2014 12:00:00 PM

Cost-effective sustainability tips for hospitals

University of Pennsylvania's online business analysis journal recently released a special report exploring the idea of sustainability in hospital purchasing

5/29/2014 11:00:00 AM

Take a photo tour of a nursing home conversion

A portion of the Fleur Heights Care Center was converted from an assisted living unit to a skilled nursing care unit, according to a Healthcare Design article

5/29/2014 9:00:00 AM

Illinois hospital uses disinfection robot

Palos Community Hospital implements system to improve patient safety and prevent infection

5/29/2014 8:00:00 AM

Clean-Slate Janitorial Services announces top tips to follow when considering a janitorial services company

5/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

VESDA-E honored with innovation awards at government trade shows in USA & Russia

5/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

ROCKFON's AIA/CES courses address ceiling design considerations

5/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Top 10 reasons to heat up your carpet cleaning methods

5/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

New from Greenheck- electric duct heaters

5/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Video tracks path of hospital linen

Five children at Children's Hospital in New Orleans died from a fungal infection most likely spread through hospital linens

5/28/2014 3:00:00 PM

Dallas hospital project includes VoiP phone system with screens

$1.3 billion public hospital will have 865 private rooms, 27 operating rooms and 96 neonatal intensive care rooms and 12 intensive care beds in its burn center

5/28/2014 2:00:00 PM

Protecting safety while respecting patient autonomy

Once patients are admitted, hospitals have the responsibility to keep them safe. But hospitals aren't prisons.

5/28/2014 1:00:00 PM

Volunteers assemble mobile hospital in Mississippi disaster

Disaster relief volunteers are setting up a mobile disaster hospital in tornado-ravaged area

5/28/2014 12:00:00 PM

Real-time feedback encourages hand hygiene

Using real-time feedback may encourage hand-hygiene compliance, according to a study in American Journal of Infection Control

5/28/2014 11:00:00 AM

Eyewash station Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about non-ANSI-approved eyewash stations

5/28/2014 10:00:00 AM


The origins of evidence-based design

A blog on the Healthcare Design website explores when the evidence-based design movement first began to find its footing

5/28/2014 8:00:00 AM

Eaton launches Exceder LED low frequency sounder line to meet new codes for sleeping room applications

5/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Acuity Brands revolutionizes digital lighting control for architectural spaces

5/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

MEDSEEK announces acquisition of additional data sets for predictive analytics solution

5/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite Lighting & Technology University helps customers and employees to receive lighting degree in record time

5/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

IFMA Health Care Institute releases report on medical facilities' future

The report was developed from interviews with 30+ CEOs, strategic planners, facilities managers, deputy administrators, financial analysts and chief medical officers

5/27/2014 3:00:00 PM

White paper discusses fighting infection in long-term care facilities

As many as 2.8 million adults living in long-term care facilities contract HAIs every year

5/27/2014 2:00:00 PM

System adopts consistant room standards for large projects

Standard design for patient, exam and operating rooms thought to encourage consistent practices

5/27/2014 1:00:00 PM

Simple restroom care tips for healthcare facilities

Survey shows that 94 percent of U.S. adults would avoid a business in the future if they encountered a dirty restroom

5/27/2014 11:00:00 AM

Health facility business continuity planning

With increased risks of natural and man-made disasters, many hospitals have upgraded their business continuity planning

5/27/2014 10:00:00 AM

Simple restroom care tips for healthcare facilities

Survey shows that 94 percent of U.S. adults would avoid a business in the future if they encountered a dirty restroom

5/27/2014 9:15:00 AM

Medical tourism a growth opportunity

Today's medical tourism industry is largely composed of patients traveling to receive tertiary care, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

5/27/2014 9:00:00 AM

Long Island healthcare facility invests $4.5 million in renovation

St. James Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center project includes new cardiac rehabilitation program and enhanced services

5/27/2014 8:00:00 AM

MaxLite introduces Micro-T Lay-In LED Panel for challenging interiors

5/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

CENTRIA introduces Intercept modular metal panel systems

5/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Norton expands its lineup of hands-free door kits

5/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

iCore Networks’ robust unified communications services gets it done for Pennrose

5/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Major shakedown performed on Fire-Lite alarms systems

5/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hospital linen safety infographic

New Orleans Times-Picayune publishes infographic on hospital linen cleaning process in wake of deadly fungal outbreak

5/23/2014 3:00:00 PM

Prefab truck and shipping container win healthcare facility design contest

Moved To Care competition sought design solutions for providing healthcare to rural and isolated areas in Asia

5/23/2014 2:00:00 PM

Texas hospital project integrates lighting, HVAC

Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas integrated a building automation system with a lighting control system

5/23/2014 12:00:00 PM

Wichita hospital renovates women's care unit

Wesley Medical Center project includes 33 private patient rooms, the nurses' station and hallways

5/23/2014 11:00:00 AM

Staten Island hospital gets $12 million protective funding for power unit

Staten Island University Hospital will get funding for a flood mitigation project

5/23/2014 10:00:00 AM

New accreditation program offered for small hospitals

Comprehensive accreditation program is customized for rural hospitals, critical access hospitals and small hospitals with less than 200 beds

5/23/2014 8:00:00 AM

Juno Lighting Group adds black body dimming and tunable white technology to its Aculux LED precision recessed luminaires

5/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

CertainTeed introduces new elite spray foam insulation contractor program

5/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric partners with Vigilent to integrate Dynamic Cooling Management with StruxureWare

5/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Cox Medical Center Branson holds successful topping out ceremony

5/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

OpenADR Alliance announces availability of over 50 certified products

5/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Deadly fungal outbreak puts hospital laundry oversight in spotlight

While the CDC determined that the mucormycosis was likely transmitted through the linens, there has been no determination of where the contamination occurred - in the laundering process, in transit or at the hospital

5/22/2014 3:00:00 PM

Americans link cleanliness with level of care in senior facilities

Study says other expectations include hotel-like amenities, such as fresh, convenient food items, comfort and ambiance

5/22/2014 2:00:00 PM

HIEs can improve disaster planning

Recent disasters have illustrated the need to access patient records remotely because of evacuations or damage to hospitals and clinics

5/22/2014 1:00:00 PM

Case study: Reducing reheat energy use

An energy recovery chiller allowed a Wisconsin hospital to achieve higher energy efficiency

5/22/2014 12:00:00 PM

London hospital steps up infection control after rise in C-diff cases

There have been 22 cases of C-diff recorded at the Whittington Hospital - more than double its threshold

5/22/2014 11:00:00 AM

Futurist sees massive consolidation of hospitals

Consolidation of hospitals could mean that there will be 100 to 200 large regional systems around the country

5/22/2014 10:00:00 AM

Rethinking an operating room simulation center

When a medical center partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense on an operating room simulation center, the team replaced traditional walls and ceilings with movable pieces, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

5/22/2014 9:00:00 AM

Nurturing a multigenerational healthcare staff

In most workplaces, there are employees from the silent generation, baby boomers, Generation X and Generation Y

5/22/2014 8:00:00 AM

WAC Lighting introduces mini LED multiple recessed spots

5/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Legrand introduces Mighty Mo 20 rack system

5/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Aculux 2-inch LED precision luminaries offer industry leading performance in compact package

5/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

ABILITY Network and Summit Partners close transaction

5/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Truss PurlinXT makes big ideas and open spaces a reality for building owners

5/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Grassroots energy-saving campaign saves 105,000 pounds in first year

UK hospital campaign to switch off unused lights and equipment, and remembering to close doors links energy savings to patient care

5/21/2014 3:00:00 PM

Case study

Palomar Medical Center called 'hospital of the future'

The 740,000 square-foot Escondido, Calif., facility incorporates a 1.5-acre 'green roof,' garden spaces at the center and both ends of each level of its 11-story patient tower

5/21/2014 2:00:00 PM

Energy-efficiency program helps hospitals spend more on care

Zero-percent loans let hospitals upgrade antiquated heating and cooling systems without diverting money from core mission

5/21/2014 1:00:00 PM

Hospital staff prepares for decontamination emergency

Mayo Clinic Health System training simulates accident involving a chemical carrier

5/21/2014 12:00:00 PM

Small-house senior living personalizes care delivery

Care delivery in 7,000-square-foot homes is person-centered; residents determine their own schedules, and their preferences are honored, according to an article on Long-Term Living website

5/21/2014 11:00:00 AM

Skokie Hospital renovation plans scaled back

NorthShore University HealthSystem wants to scale back a $157 million renovation because the facility admits fewer patients and is shifting to more outpatient care

5/21/2014 10:00:00 AM

Preparing for severe weather

In spring stormy weather plays a disproportionately large role in the disaster preparedness planning facilities managers do for their health facilities

5/21/2014 9:00:00 AM

Building teamwork in infection prevention

One of the biggest resources an infection preventionist has is the healthcare facility’s housekeeping team

5/21/2014 8:00:00 AM

JL Industries introduces the first sound-rated access panel for STC-rated walls

5/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Baldor Electric Company introduces new line of motors: Super-E Motors with Baldor Shaft Grounding Brush

5/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Acuity Brands launches advanced generation of its award-winning OLED product portfolio

5/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Mitsubishi Electric jet towel mini hand dryer offers maximum savings in miniature package

5/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

WAC Lighting introduces mini LED multiple recessed spots

5/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Common goals strengthen infection prevention policies

To achieve the level of communication and collaboration necessary to uphold their objective, the infection prevention and sterile processing departments must understand the roles they play

5/20/2014 3:00:00 PM

$40 million surgical tower planned for Indiana facility

St. Mary Medical Center's addition will add more than 113,000 square feet to the facility with more than 45,000 square feet dedicated to the new surgical department

5/20/2014 2:00:00 PM

St. Louis-based health system to create virtual-care center

3 million telehealth visits are expected in the next five years, according to an article on the Healthcare Informatics website

5/20/2014 1:00:00 PM


Sacred music or showtunes for long-term care?

Studies say both religious music and Broadway singalongs benefit seniors

5/20/2014 12:00:00 PM

Memory boxes fading in long-term care

Long-term care communities are moving away from using memory boxes as cuing tools for residents, according to an article on the Long-Term Living website

5/20/2014 11:00:00 AM

New Lynchburg facility designed for efficiency and convenience

Centra medical building will consolidate services for patients in the area while allowing staff to relocate from cramped workspaces

5/20/2014 10:00:00 AM

Download infection prevention infographic

Visual reference guide shows how and where C. difficile spores can lurk on environmental surfaces

5/20/2014 9:00:00 AM


Adoption of 2012 Life Safety Code will come with pros and cons

Some changes will relieve the hospital staff of certain burdens and others will increase the workload

5/20/2014 8:00:00 AM

IES software first to be approved for California Building Regs Title 24

5/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Soraa's LED lamps just got larger

5/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Acuity Brands launches advanced generation of its award-winning OLED product portfolio

5/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Mitsubishi Electric Jet Towel Mini Hand Dryer offers maximum savings in miniature package

5/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hale unveils walls that work like you do

5/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Making senior care bathrooms safer

Chance of bathing injuries can be reduced by correctly using bath safety equipment

5/19/2014 3:00:00 PM

Identify facility hazards to prevent problems

In a blog on the Long-Term Living website, safety consultant Steve Wilder offers a list of potential occupational hazards to simplify a long-term care facility hazard assessment

5/19/2014 2:00:00 PM

Additional funds sought for California prison health facility

Governor is proposing a $12.4 million increase to the California Health Care Facility's general fund in the revised budget

5/19/2014 1:00:00 PM

Take a photo tour of health simulation center

The Health Simulation and Technology Center at Fox Valley Technical College integrates human simulators to help students better prepare for real-world situations, according to a Healthcare Design article

5/19/2014 12:00:00 PM

'Hand Hygiene All-Americans' named

100 healthcare workers recognized for demonstrating safety, quality and leadership in their hand hygiene practices

5/19/2014 11:00:00 AM


Designing efficient emergency departments

ERs must address the concerns of non-urgent patients and remain cost effective

5/19/2014 10:00:00 AM

ASHRAE continues work on Legionellosis standard

A fourth public review draft of Standard 188P, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems, which has been substantially rewritten from previous versions, is expected to be approved and made available during the summer

5/19/2014 9:00:00 AM

Fire dampers Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about installing fire dampers in a pneumatic tube system

5/19/2014 8:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power helps Top 10 investment bank operate a power chain 900 miles away with ASCO PowerQuest

5/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Fellowes introduces AeraMax PRO indoor air quality control systems

5/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Elevate your effectiveness: Speaking the C-Level lingo

5/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Lutron adds higher wattage dimmers to its CL Collection for dimmable LEDs and dimmable CFLs

5/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Uptime racks computer-room cooling system features MovinCool air conditioner

5/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Study on laundered towels finds E. Coli, tetanus

Ninety-three percent of the laundered towels used to clean hospital rooms contained bacteria that could result in hospital-acquired infections

5/16/2014 3:00:00 PM

WakeMed Health & Hospitals building $66.3 million expansion

New Raleigh, N.C., facility will focus on inpatient women's specialty services

5/16/2014 1:00:00 PM

General boomer research can shape design

There's plenty to discover on baby boomers that can be applied to design decisions for the built environment, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website

5/16/2014 12:30:00 PM

Houston hospital plans $650 million expansion, renovation

The Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center project designed to accommodate advanced technology and meet the needs of a growing region

5/16/2014 11:00:00 AM

Pediatric rehabilitation gym uses interactive design

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's Dutch-inspired rehab gym highlighted in the 'Last Detail' feature of Health Facilities Management magazine

5/16/2014 9:00:00 AM

Variable refrigerant flow zoning a flexible option for healthcare

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities have the individual room control needs for which VRF zoning is designed

5/16/2014 8:00:00 AM

NexLight to introduce new products at Lightfair 2014

5/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

HORIBA Medical and Medica Corporation sign a worldwide distribution agreement for the EasyCell assistant digital cell imaging system

5/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Steelcase deepens long term commitment to healthcare and education business

5/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

More Than 12,000 Eaton LED products included in 2014 DesignLights Consortium’s qualified products list

5/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Getting up to speed on matting terminology

5/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Nursing home tornado shelters recommended

Government report says the tornado that destroyed a Missouri nursing home three years ago showed that long-term care facilities need to have specially designed shelters

5/15/2014 3:00:00 PM

Survey ranks must-have amenities for seniors

National Association of Home Builders survey offers clues on staying competitive in the long-term care facility market, according to a blog on the Long-Term Living website.

5/15/2014 2:00:00 PM

Oklahoma hospital prepares well before the storm

St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital starts working days before severe weather comes to keep all patients, visitors and staff safe

5/15/2014 1:00:00 PM

Energy savings, long life drive era of LED

Light-emitting diode technologyis playing an important role in helping health care organizations improve patient satisfaction while controlling costs

5/15/2014 12:00:00 PM

LEED credentialing can benefit facility career

Eighty-seven percent of building industry professionals say that earning a LEED credential improved their credibility, while 93 percent say it indicates a greater level of commitment to green building

5/15/2014 11:00:00 AM

New devices launched to improve hand-hygiene compliance

Two new entires in the hand-hygiene market were designed to make it more convenient for healthcare workers to remain compliant

5/15/2014 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare culinary competition finalists announced

Top culinary professionals from the healthcare industry will compete in the Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) 2014 Culinary Competition

5/15/2014 8:00:00 AM

Seven new fieldpiece clamp meters offer accuracy, convenience and value

5/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare facilities increasingly embracing dynamic glass to benefit patients

5/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Daikin applied's AGZ-E Chiller Line redefines HVAC performance

5/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Sterling presents 3D printing, virtualization and smarter cities at event focused on emerging technologies

5/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Orion Energy Systems named American Business Award finalist

5/15/2014 12:00:00 AM


Deadly infection in children's hospital linens might help nursing homes

Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) has called for a consensus on laundry processing standards after linens were identified by researchers as the likely carriers of a deadly fungus at New Orleans Children's Hospital

5/14/2014 3:00:00 PM

Hospital lean 'myths' questioned

Hospital consultant says standardization actually leads to better outcomes

5/14/2014 2:00:00 PM

White paper series explores clinical alarm safety

Two-part white paper discusses managing alarms, alerts and interruptions to improve patient safety

5/14/2014 1:00:00 PM

Functional programming design process takes effort aids person-centered care

Functional programming is an ideal approach to take to make design changes toward a more person-centered approach to resident living, according to an article on the Long-Term Living website

5/14/2014 12:00:00 PM

Look of recycling stations can send message

The design of a healthcare provider's recycling program seen as the face of the organization's commitment to sustainability

5/14/2014 11:00:00 AM

Facility design essential to therapy

Vermont psychiatric hospital transforms inpatient clinical areas into inviting and healing spaces, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

5/14/2014 10:00:00 AM

How to prepare for the 2012 Life Safety Code

Although the CMS proposed rule covers a lot of ground, the vast majority of it is familiar territory

5/14/2014 9:00:00 AM

Philadelphia area health facility receives LEED Silver

Lankenau Medical Center project includes the $446-million, 600,000-square-foot Heart Pavilion

5/14/2014 8:00:00 AM

More than 12,000 Eaton LED products included in 2014 DesignLights Consortium's qualified products list

5/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare facilities increasingly embracing dynamic glass to benefit patients

5/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

West Michigan World Trade Association names Skytron as the 2014 World Trader of the Year

5/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Aquatherm PEX adapter allows transition from PEX to Aquatherm

5/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Tridium acquires DataEye Energy analytics application from Controlco

5/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Facility says security guard charged with killing resident passed background check, drug tests

Two residents were beaten with a car jack and one subsequently died of his injuries

5/13/2014 3:00:00 PM

Designing for intimacy

Some nursing homes are addressing the lack of spaces for privacy and intimacy, according to an article on the Long-Term Living website

5/13/2014 2:00:00 PM

Naval Medical Center rehabs repair division

The Naval Medical Center in San Diego overhauls aging and inefficient biomedical repair department

5/13/2014 1:00:00 PM

CMS offers new equipment maintenance options

Change could help healthcare facilities maintain equipment properly while conserving resources

5/13/2014 12:00:00 PM

Calculating the cost of adopting 2012 Life Safety Code

CMS estimates cost to healthcare organizations to implement the new Life Safety Code rules

5/13/2014 11:00:00 AM

How to clean blood

Environmental services staff should keep their eyes open, stop, think and not take chances. When in doubt, follow OSHA's precautions

5/13/2014 10:00:00 AM


Great engineering design through collaboration

It is the ability of engineers to understand the specific type of healthcare buildings and the process in which we design those buildings that makes the projects successful

5/13/2014 9:00:00 AM

Breast health center to combine care and research

South Dakota facility will also include a boutique for cancer patients, a conference center and a survivorship clinic

5/13/2014 8:00:00 AM

LIGHTFAIR Healthcare and Hospitality Lighting Forums

5/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

North American aerosol product filling up again in 2013 CSPA industry survey reveals

5/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

E-Mon now offering the Attune Energy Dashboard service

5/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong honored with Governor's Award Of Excellence

5/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

AccuLite PL2 Series LED bollards provide energy efficiency and uniform outdoor illumination in a sleek, modern design

5/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

India's hospital train brings care to rural areas

Train is staffed by surgeons and equipped with a state-of-the-art operating room

5/12/2014 3:00:00 PM

Household dining model cheaper, tastier

Long-Term Living article says using satellite kitchens results in lower net costs for communities and an improved dining experience for residents

5/12/2014 2:00:00 PM

Emergency room renovation to boost safety, efficiency

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene in Keene, N.H., will update safety features and modernize a number of private patient rooms

5/12/2014 1:00:00 PM

Royal Sussex County hospital construction OK'd

Current facilities are among the oldest in the National Health Service and date back to the 19th century

5/12/2014 12:00:00 PM

Study says serving sorbet before nursing home meals increases food intake

Nursing home residents who have a sorbet appetizer tend to eat more at mealtime and maintain their weight

5/12/2014 11:00:00 AM

For quicker turnaround, hospital turns to modular construction

Joplin facility was rebuilt less than a year after tornado

5/12/2014 10:00:00 AM

Take a photo tour of Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital

Recent renovations at Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville, Ohio, updated the environment to reflect the local culture, according to a Healthcare Design article

5/12/2014 9:00:00 AM

University of Chicago Medicine plans buildout of vacant space

$123.5 million project will consolidate beds in one building

5/12/2014 8:00:00 AM

Daikin Applied's AGZ-E Chiller Line redefines HVAC performance

5/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Trane wins Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Award

5/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Eaton's ALERiTY mass notification solutions wins Security Industry Association's Best in Emergency Communications System Award

5/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

AFX announces new website launch redesigned website offers design and project planning tools

5/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

New $252 million Medical Center's efficient HVAC design boasts 18 percent energy savings vs. conventional systems

5/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Technology tracks patient movements, experience

Real-time location system (RTLS) technology used to limit patient wait times at Sanford Health system

5/9/2014 3:00:00 PM

Spreading information can help curb HAIs

According to research, frequent e-mails to facility leaders can help fight an outbreak

5/9/2014 2:00:00 PM

Green waste management can save money

The opportunity for cost reduction through smart resource and waste management may be as high as 40 percent to 70 percent

5/9/2014 1:00:00 PM

Phased renovation needs precise timing to pay off

The operation must be meticulously planned, because the work site is connected to the rest of the building's systems, according to a Healthcare Design article

5/9/2014 12:00:00 PM

Murals brighten Bronx healthcare facility

New murals at a CenterLight Health Systems in-patient care facility highlight the best of the Bronx

5/9/2014 11:00:00 AM

Does automated hand-hygiene monitoring work?

A recent review of published information on automated hand hygiene systems found that less than 20 percent of the articles included calculations for efficiency or accuracy

5/9/2014 10:00:00 AM

50 leaders in patient safety field

Becker's Hospital Review list includes professionals from healthcare organizations, national organizations, universities and other institutions

5/9/2014 9:00:00 AM

Australian university develops antibacterial fabric

RMIT University researchers say material can kill a range of infectious bacteria, such as E coli, within 10 minutes

5/9/2014 8:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric StruxureWare Data Center Operation v7.4 offers increased colocation management capabilities

5/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Orion Energy Systems named Star of Energy Efficiency Award finalist

5/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Herman Miller continues its commitment to the environment, announces new Earthright strategy

5/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

IFMA's professional credentials aligned with Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act requirements

5/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Adjustable sprocket by Silverback Solar makes installation possible

5/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Temporary hospital sent to Mississippi after tornado

North Carolina sends 18 trucks of equipment and supplies after storm damages Louisville healthcare facilities

5/8/2014 3:00:00 PM

Mock disaster tests Ontario hospital privacy procedures

Soldiers' Memorial Hospital in Simcoe County stages car accident with chemical spill to test the hospital's emergency preparedness

5/8/2014 2:00:00 PM


How HIPAA relates to the security officer

Prevent inappropriate sharing of private patient information by ensuring all individuals, including the security team, are trained on applicable HIPAA rules and regulations

5/8/2014 12:00:00 PM

Hand hygiene in New Zealand hospitals improving

Good hand-hygiene practices are being followed nearly 73 percent of the time across the country's hospitals, report says

5/8/2014 11:00:00 AM

Hospice centers offer home away from home

Healthcare Design article says that population changes mean both the number and size of facilites are growing

5/8/2014 10:00:00 AM


The value of clean

Blog discusses how the cleaning industry contribute to health

5/8/2014 9:00:00 AM

Shuttered Buffalo clinic becomes a state-of-the-art facility

$2.5 million rehab includes state-of-the-art examination rooms, digital record-keeping and a floor plan designed for coordination of services

5/8/2014 8:00:00 AM

Cree delivers the first no-compromise LED T8 replacement tube

5/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

New energy efficient ceiling exhaust fans from Greenheck

5/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Pulse Systems' complete EHR, Version 4.2, achieves 2014 edition complete health IT certification from ICSA labs

5/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Valspar's new Acropon coatings deliver high-performance durability, high-intensity color and gloss for architectural aluminum products

5/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

The RIDGID SeeSnake Compact2 camera reel and CS6Pak digital recording monitor team up to get results quicker

5/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Bacteria in hospital ice machines blamed for patient death

Legionella bacteria found in hospital ice machines at UPMC Presbyterian contributed to one patient's death and sickened two others

5/7/2014 3:00:00 PM

London's oldest hospital getting low-carbon power upgrade

St Bartholomew's Hospital is getting a new, low-carbon combined cooling, heating and power system from the Sustainable Development Capital LLP 'Powering Health' collaboration

5/7/2014 2:00:00 PM

Free eBook includes best cleaning practices for healthcare facilities

Free download highlights problem areas and offers advice for effective healthcare facility cleaning

5/7/2014 1:00:00 PM

New superbug infection found every 18 minutes in Hong Kong public hospitals

Cases have risen 15 percent since 2011, with overcrowding and Hong Kong's ageing population blamed

5/7/2014 12:00:00 PM


Designing for infection control

Blog on Healthcare Design website discusses how design can play a role in combating the epidemic of hospital-acquired infections

5/7/2014 11:00:00 AM

Safety scores say hospitals are showing improvement

According to newly released data, despite progress, even some premier medical institutions are falling behind when it comes to patient safety

5/7/2014 9:00:00 AM


Healthcare foodservice goes beyond patient dining

Fifty-nine percent of hospitals serve more retail meals than patient meals

5/7/2014 8:00:00 AM

Fine Design Living touts benefits of using glass in landscaping projects

5/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

HLAC says new report linking infections to hospital linens makes a strong case

5/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Structure Energy launches new energy efficiency prescriptions for healthcare facilities

5/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Architectural area lighting's popular pivot floodlight now available in led

5/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Kohler's touchless toilet technology marks a new era in toilet flushing

5/7/2014 12:00:00 AM


Simulation software may improve healthcare facility efficiencies

Software creates a 4D portrayal of a healthcare system, and then adds in 'what-if' factors to analyze the way the organization handles patients and care

5/6/2014 3:00:00 PM


Health system capital planning for the future

Some of the basic reasons that hospitals choose to invest in facilities include addressing a strategic need in the market, modernizing an aging infrastructure, and/or upgrading to achieve and ensure that the enterprise is operating with the 'standard of care'

5/6/2014 2:00:00 PM

Infection control measures at Worcestershire hospitals get thumbs-up

Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) visited both hospitals to assess the standards of cleanliness and how staff were working to prevent the spread of infections such as norovirus

5/6/2014 1:00:00 PM

North Carolina women's center plans $26.8M project to double its size

Novant Health Matthews Medical Center will add 49,000 square feet to its women's services

5/6/2014 12:00:00 PM


Improving a security program's effectiveness

Even if you've already implemented changes to your security program, it is important to remember that periodic assessments should be performed to ensure that it remains effective

5/6/2014 11:00:00 AM


Creating a strong safety culture

If you are not actively trying to create a strong safety culture in your organization, it probably doesn't exist, blogger says

5/6/2014 10:00:00 AM

Florida hospital on mock 'high alert'

Highlands Regional Medical Center holds disaster drill, coordinated to give county crisis-response employees, first-responders and staff a hands-on experience of what would take place in the event of an actual crisis situation

5/6/2014 9:00:00 AM

Architecture of Fortius Sport & Health reflects spirit of athletic motion

Article on the Healthcare Design website includes a virtual photo tour of the facility

5/6/2014 8:00:00 AM

Schindler enhances building environments with comprehensive mid-rise modernization package for existing elevators

5/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Tennant heavy-duty battery scrubber will run 8-hour shift in economy mode

5/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

Indy LED L-Series feature industry-first consistent design, uniform LED performance across family of luminaires

5/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

Cintas shares common fire safety misconceptions

5/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

Duro-Last, Inc. introduces Duro-Guard Sopravap'r vapor retarder and air barrier

5/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

What's wrong with this picture?

AORN website graphic offers a fun way to check environmental cleaning knowledge

5/5/2014 3:00:00 PM

New Orleans area hospital conducts 'active shooter' drill

East Jefferson General Hospital simulates a scenario involving a gunman roaming the facility

5/5/2014 2:00:00 PM


Reducing carbon monoxide poisoning threat

The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning pose a particularly dangerous threat to residents in long-term care facilities

5/5/2014 1:30:00 PM

Camp Pendleton hospital reflects military tradition

Healthcare Design article describes how facility design reflects the values of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps while using the latest evidence-based design practices

5/5/2014 11:30:00 AM

Houston medical center plans $650M expansion, renovation

Texas Medical Center will add 1.34 million square feet and 160 additional beds

5/5/2014 10:00:00 AM

Carpet tiles making a comeback

Ease of installation can make modular carpeting less disruptive for a long-term care facility

5/5/2014 8:00:00 AM

New Johnson Controls wireless thermostat simplifies commercial building digital automation

5/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

Pacific Maintenance Company hires new facilities support manager

5/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

Carpet mold, damp carpets, and how to deal with them

5/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

Bobcat M-Series Tier 4 E32i and E35i excavators feature increased fuel efficiency and instrumentation enhancements

5/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

Lutron and ecoInsight integrate their leading software apps to streamline lighting control retrofit projects

5/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Orleans deaths raise questions about handling of linens

Five children died during an outbreak of a flesh-eating fungal infection at Children's Hospital between August 2008 and July 2009

5/2/2014 3:00:00 PM

Rally in Sacramento calls for stronger safety standards throughout hospitals

California lawmakers are working on a bill to make hospitals safer in an effort that some are calling a waste of time and money

5/2/2014 1:30:00 PM

Senator pushes FEMA to OK $20M for New York healthcare facilities

Funds would buy emergency generators for West Islip hospital and nursing home

5/2/2014 12:00:00 PM

Key elements to clean restrooms

Long-Term Living article lists six steps to a clean restroom

5/2/2014 10:30:00 AM

Architecture and interior design can support wayfinding

Center for Health Design discusses how specific design choices effect wayfinding in health facilities

5/2/2014 9:00:00 AM

Ignoring future threatens facility design success

Healthcare Design blog discusses how lack of training for a facility's future staff can negate the benefits of the best facility design

5/2/2014 8:00:00 AM

New Larco CopperShield push-plate fights bacteria that cause hospital-acquired infections

5/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

Watermark Designs introduces a collection of linear drains standard and custom designs and finishes

5/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric announces a new range of cost effective, high accuracy power metering

5/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

LaMar Lighting introduces VO-LED Series of motion sensor controlled bi-level lighting

5/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

Upsite Technologies opens the doors of modular containment with AisleLok

5/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Minnesota clinic built for women, by women

Construction of Park Nicollet Women's Center in St. Louis Park informed by leading role of women

5/1/2014 3:00:00 PM


The medical travel bug is spreading

A blog on the Healthcare Design website discusses the trend of traveling outside the U.S. for medical care

5/1/2014 2:00:00 PM

UK hospital issuing personal alarms, panic buttons to staff

Accident and emergency department at Noble's Hospital is reviewing safety procedures

5/1/2014 1:00:00 PM

Hospital bug blamed for hospital ward closures in Wales

Increases in bed closures at Glan Clwyd Hospital were six times higher than at other hospitals in North Wales

5/1/2014 12:00:00 PM

Carpeting offering new options for care facilities

Article on Long-term Living website says long-term care and rehabilitation facilities are using their remodeling phases as a chance to explore new carpeting options

5/1/2014 11:00:00 AM

Oklahoma hospital's addition will include 'hoteling stations'

St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital's new rooms to include nursing pods that bring nursing staff closer to patients

5/1/2014 10:00:00 AM

Hospital-affiliated gyms grow in popularity

Health-facility-affiliated gyms are generally more costly than some commercial gyms, but members value the connection with healthcare professionals

5/1/2014 9:00:00 AM

South Carolina Hospital honored for infection control

GHS Laurens County Memorial Hospital in Clinton has received two patient safety awards

5/1/2014 8:00:00 AM

Rockfon Infinity Perimeter Trim creates smooth ceiling transitions, floating clouds and light coves

5/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Whisper LED Luminaires from Mark Architectural Lighting combine energy efficiency and functionality with elegant design

5/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

Waterless 2004 Sonora No-Flush Urinal from Waterless Co.

5/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

IFC introduces construction industry's most comprehensive online firestop training program

5/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

Quality assurance audits for healthcare facilities

The how and the why of tracking your environmental services trends

5/1/2014 12:00:00 AM


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