June 2014 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management

San Francisco hospitals rehabilitating hospital food

Facilities join with Physicians for Social Responsibility to brainstorm ways to change hospital food

6/30/2014 3:00:00 PM


Use of mass notification systems during an emergency

When additional security personnel are needed in a short amount of time, communicating the right information quickly and efficiently is important

6/30/2014 2:00:00 PM

UK hospitals' revamped energy systems to save 2.5 million lbs

Two NHS hospitals in East Cheshire are hoping to cut their carbon footprint by 30 percent

6/30/2014 12:00:00 PM

Michigan hospitals working to prevent infections

Muskegon, Grand Rapids facilities working to safeguard patients and their bottom lines

6/30/2014 9:00:00 AM

Mobile clinic project helps bring healthcare to remote areas

Moved to Care design challenge requires designers to create a clean, sterile environment for small surgical procedures, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/30/2014 8:00:00 AM

Minuteman launches new EnTerra 3-Phase battery backup systems

6/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Wausau presents Custom Window by Wausau historically accurate windows and terrace door inserts

6/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

New fixture-integrated wireless controls from Acuity Controls for high performance, facility-wide lighting management

6/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Parsons Brinckerhoff designing new Fulton State Mental Hospital

6/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Honeywell introduces Uvex Tirade sealed eyewear for protection in high particulate environments

6/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Sweat hurts anti-bacterial brass surfaces

A new study shows sweat can cause corrosion of the protective qualities of brass surfaces - such as doorknobs - that contain bacteria-fighting copper

6/27/2014 3:00:00 PM

Controversial N.Y. hospital expansion OK'd

New York Methodist Hospital to build an eight-story, U-shaped outpatient center in the brownstone neighborhood

6/27/2014 2:00:00 PM

New hospital maintenance rules kick in July 1

Guidelines clarify when a hospital may adjust its maintenance, inspection and testing activities from what is recommended by the manufacturer

6/27/2014 1:00:00 PM

Northern California health system to invest $11.5 million in patient lifts

Sutter Health will install 1,036 overhead patient lifts at 19 intensive care units and acute rehabilitation centers

6/27/2014 12:00:00 PM

Best practices created for dementia care design

The Alzheimer's Foundation collaborates with architects for long-term care design report, according to an article on the Long-Term Living website

6/27/2014 11:00:00 AM

East Harlem hospital honored for construction management

Henry J. Carter Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility named 'Project of the Year' by NY/NJ Construction Management Association of America

6/27/2014 9:00:00 AM


Swedish healthcare design reflects culture

Sweden's leadership in sustainable design is often reflected in its healthcare design, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website

6/27/2014 8:00:00 AM

First large hospital system converts to Vestagen's New Vestex protected attire designed to help fight pathogen transmission

6/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Acuity Brands distinguished with 'Most Innovative Product of the Year' Award from the LFI Innovation Awards competition

6/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Chicago faucets offers new affordable, heavy-duty, commercial stop valves

6/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Colorations Ceiling System from Armstrong integrates color and acoustics

6/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

D-Link now shipping world's first wireless 11ac IP camera with color night vision

6/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Infant abduction puts spotlight on maternity ward security

Hospitals nationwide have upped security measures in their nurseries in recent years

6/26/2014 3:00:00 PM

Consult models outside of healthcare to improve patient experience

Healthcare providers compare themselves to each other and benchmark their customer service accordingly. This sets the bar in the wrong place.

6/26/2014 2:00:00 PM

Michigan hospital holds armed-intruder drill

Monroe facility held drill to test existing resources and determine what else may be needed in the future

6/26/2014 1:00:00 PM


Integrated project delivery (IPD) - where are we now?

IPD was the method that was going to transform the construction industry into a model of efficiency and teamwork

6/26/2014 12:00:00 PM

Tools for hand-hygiene observation

Becker's Hospital Review article lists five tools to monitor hand-hygiene compliance

6/26/2014 11:00:00 AM


Retail shapes future in healthcare

To be a success, a healthcare facility needs to put the customer experience first and foremost

6/26/2014 10:00:00 AM

Toronto Birth Centre offers non-hospital option

Project comes from effort to shift to non-acute health services and community-based healthcare centers, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/26/2014 8:00:00 AM

AGT's Health Risk Management System effective in eliminating MERS virus

6/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

Tubelite debuts 34000 Series storefront

6/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

Eaton's LED products honored with two LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards

6/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

xCella wireless lighting control system from Acuity Controls maximizes lighting potential in small spaces

6/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

AAMA releases standard lab test method for forces of operable windows and doors for accessibility

6/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

Boston patient dies after delayed window fix

Facility manager of a state psychiatric hospital requested window replacements twice before a patient hurled a chair through a window and jumped

6/25/2014 3:00:00 PM

Utah medical center community garden promotes wellness

Additional construction is planned for the hospital including physicians' offices and administrative space

6/25/2014 2:00:00 PM

Atlanta hospitals address patient safety

Hospital safety specialists borrow high-reliability principles from industries such as nuclear energy and the airlines.

6/25/2014 1:00:00 PM


In a successful project, the answer can be the right questions

Knowing the most relevant mechanical, electrical and plumbing questions can avoid pitfalls

6/25/2014 12:00:00 PM

Austin medical center achieves LEED Silver certification

Austin Energy Green Building gives facility a 3-star rating for sustainability

6/25/2014 11:00:00 AM

White paper tackles increasing noise in healthcare environment

Today's hospitals are twice as noisy as they were 50 years ago, according to the paper

6/25/2014 9:00:00 AM

Sustainability making impact in Middle East healthcare design

Facilities are exploring sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy conservation efficiency, and more, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/25/2014 8:00:00 AM

Baylor Medical Center at Uptown tests American Green Technology HRMS

6/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Cleantec Innovation launches pro med: a versatile multi-purpose product, created specifically for the healthcare industry

6/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

SnowEx introduces Precision Pro Spreader

6/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Xtralis triumphant at IFSEC/FIREX International 2014 after winning numerous accolades

6/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Top 10 issues facing real estate in 2014 — was water downplayed?

6/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Builder fined after dementia patient killed by falling door

Heavy fire door fell on patient during renovation work at Alexian Brothers Care Centre in UK

6/24/2014 3:00:00 PM

Hospitals increasingly faced with security issues

Violence by patients themselves is up - typically, mental health patients or the elderly

6/24/2014 2:00:00 PM


What hospitals can learn from airports

Look at healthcare patients like travelers and listen to their point of view as consumers

6/24/2014 1:00:00 PM

Healthcare interior design can inspire confidence and reduce stress

Colors, textures, patterns, artwork and graphics should resonate with patients, families and staff

6/24/2014 12:00:00 PM

Latest NFPA code changed to a risk-based document to reflect how healthcare is delivered

NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code was overhauled and changed from a 'standard' to a 'code'

6/24/2014 11:00:00 AM


Facility professionals should be involved in hospital design

Design groups seldom have anyone working on their teams who's ever had direct responsibility for the day-to-day operations of a physical building, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/24/2014 9:00:00 AM

White paper offered on sustainable pest management

Pest management program can align with sustainability requirements

6/24/2014 8:00:00 AM

Intense Lighting releases gravity high lumen LED downlights

6/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hubbell Industrial Lighting brightens its Lunabay LED High Bay

6/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

Refinishing floors: the difference between a good job and a bad one

6/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

New software platform offers comprehensive energy management for buildings and building portfolios

6/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hubbell Industrial Lighting brightens its Lunabay LED High BayEaton offers enhanced safety and protection for HVAC/R applications with a comprehensive portfolio of circuit protection products

6/24/2014 12:00:00 AM


'Aquarium lights' improve dementia care: study

Therapeutic lamps used in study found at a pet store

6/23/2014 3:00:00 PM

APIC conference showcases infection-control videos

'Today, I Vow' video by Norton Healthcare wins APIC 'Peoples Choice Award'

6/23/2014 2:00:00 PM

Case study

Improving patient outcomes and the bottom line with evidence-based design

Butler County Health Care Center in David City, Neb., is improving patient outcomes, saving money and creating a better work environment by employing evidence-based design in new construction and renovation projects

6/23/2014 1:00:00 PM

Ann Arbor-area pumping nearly $100 million into healthcare construction

St. Joseph Mercy Health System is in the middle of three large redevelopment projects, with two of them carrying a price tag of $26 million

6/23/2014 12:00:00 PM


Key patient trends shaping emergency department design

Designing an emergency department (ED) is a complex undertaking that can involve changes to not only workflows and processes, but also the physical space in which patients are seen and treated

6/23/2014 10:00:00 AM

Energy dashboard usage can mean significant savings

The ability to see changes in utility usage at a healthcare facility can save thousands of dollars, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/23/2014 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare professionals honored with annual Facility Managers Awards in California

The North Bay Business Journal included many healthcare facility managers in 2014 honorees

6/23/2014 8:00:00 AM

CENTRIA launches new online color selector

6/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Three Point Jump for Architecture Billings Index

6/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Introducing new stylish and efficient Lithonia Lighting LED closet light for residental and light commercial applications

6/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Johnson Controls recognized with 2014 Lilly Global Supplier Award

6/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Legrand introduces a broad range of meeting room solutionsdesigned for efficient, aesthetic results

6/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Dubai hospital expansion part of $816 million plan

Expansion of Rashid Hospital's Trauma and Emergency Centre will add 160 beds and cost $161 million

6/20/2014 3:00:00 PM

Ensuring hospital's fire barrier integrity

Firestopping is the last line of defense for patients within a hospital

6/20/2014 2:00:00 PM

Chickasaw Nation clinic pays homage to culture

Health Facilities Management 'Last Detail' feature looks at design of Chickasaw Nation Health Clinic in Ardmore, Okla.

6/20/2014 1:00:00 PM


Retail is a new driver in healthcare design

Retail thinking suggests more urgency and salesmanship, according to a blog by editor-in-chief, Kristin D. Zeit, on the Healthcare Design website

6/20/2014 10:00:00 AM

Dallas clinic designed to revive community it serves

Facility will consolidate services offered in four separate clinics miles apart from each other

6/20/2014 9:00:00 AM

Ohio's University Hospitals plans ambulatory health center with freestanding ED

Facility will include outpatient laboratory services, physical therapy, primary and specialty care physician services

6/20/2014 8:00:00 AM

Herman Miller Healthcare named Premier Legacy Award winner

6/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

GE's Albeo ABV1 Series LED High Bay Fixture leads the industry with luminous efficacy

6/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Matrix Medical Network expands product and marketing capabilities

6/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Eaton's LumaWatt wireless lighting management and control system brings energy savings to outdoor area, roadway and parking garage/canopy projects

6/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Brady reveals new safety sign sliders interchangeable signs clearly communicate important safety messages

6/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Mississippi healthplex designed for athletes

New $16 million facility follows trend of combining medical offices with fitness and sports facilities

6/19/2014 3:00:00 PM

Western New York VA renovates prosthetics facility

Upgrades include extra patient exam rooms, an expanded waiting room and a drive-up area for staff to bring prosthetics and equipment to the patient's vehicle

6/19/2014 2:00:00 PM

Tradition Medical Center built with collaboration, Lean design

Construction team committed to 'start smart, design smart, build smart' philosophy

6/19/2014 1:00:00 PM


Personal experience illuminates ADA codes

ADA addresses minimum functional requirements but challenges remain, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website

6/19/2014 11:00:00 AM

Massive Dallas hospital project promotes safety and sanitation

Parkland Hospital will have a network of pneumatic tubes to transport trash and recyclables from strategic collection sites throughout the building to the Dumpsters on the loading dock

6/19/2014 10:00:00 AM

Western Pennsylvania hospital to become medical mall

Frick Hospital in Mount Pleasant will offer patients specialty medical offices, diagnostic and testing services, a same-day surgery center, outpatient physical therapy, an expanded emergency department and some inpatient rooms

6/19/2014 9:00:00 AM

Long-term care facilities including more amenities

New are existing facilities are are realizing that these features are necessary to remain competitive, according to a blog on the Environments for Aging website

6/19/2014 8:00:00 AM

Armstrong Fluid Technology launches a new website for fluid flow professionals

6/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

TubeliteInc.com connects to BIM libraries, AIA/CES course menu, product specifications, performance data and more

6/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Xtralis unveils capabilities for adpro fasttrace 2/2e

6/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Herman Miller offers insight and interaction at Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition

6/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

New and innovative Panasonic ECOi EX Series now available

6/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Zealand hospital reviews safety after attacks on staff

Hundreds of hospital staff have been attacked on the job by patients and visitors, with injuries ranging from minor bruising and shock to broken limbs and black eyes

6/18/2014 3:00:00 PM

Oklahoma hospital designed for severe weather

Modifications to the Tahlequah hospital's existing plans for the $60 million facility enhance its ability to withstand severe weather

6/18/2014 2:00:00 PM

$7.9 billion in healthcare construction planned in Northeast

The projects include 23 hospital/inpatient projects totalling more than 4.5 million square feet with a total value of more than $5 billion

6/18/2014 1:00:00 PM


Involving security in an emergency situation

During an emergency, hospital staff and security must act quickly, and as a team

6/18/2014 12:00:00 PM

N.C.'s Hefner VA Medical Center opens acute psychiatric facility

New $16 million, 79,000-square-foot facility designed with safety in mind and is homier and less institutional

6/18/2014 11:00:00 AM

Texas medical center builds on LEED Platinum certification

Dell Children's Medical Center new tower project pursues more challenging task of pursuing LEED for Healthcare, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/18/2014 10:00:00 AM

New Jersey senior care facility wins landscaping award

Merwick Care and Rehabilitation Center wins landscape architecture competition, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

6/18/2014 9:00:00 AM

Facilities find different solutions to ensure critical power

Two retrofitted their critical power management system and the third built it from scratch

6/18/2014 8:00:00 AM

Kolbe views customization as standard for windows and doors

6/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Control and monitor chemical use in correctional foodservice applications with new tamperproof dispensing systems from sunburst chemicals

6/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Leading green tech company launches in US

6/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Boston Medical Center implements mobile facility management apps using magic end-to-end enterprise mobility solution

6/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

NAFRA urges Kaiser Permanente to reverse decision that reduces fire safety in healthcare facilities

6/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Recognizing signs of bedbugs

To look for bedbugs, check for these signs in the places where people sleep

6/17/2014 3:00:00 PM

Infection control best practices for long-term care

In the communal setting, infection control involves environmental cleaning, clinical caregiver and social aspects, according to an article on the Long-term Living website

6/17/2014 2:00:00 PM

Albany hospital finishing $259 million construction project

After more than a decade of construction, St. Peter's Hospital is nearly finished with the renovation of its healthcare facilities

6/17/2014 1:00:00 PM

Indiana care center expanding neighborhood model

Goshen Greencroft senior living center adding second 'Main Street'

6/17/2014 12:00:00 PM

UK hospital trust to launch energy-saving project

Plan would reduce carbon footprint by 30 percent and cut power costs

6/17/2014 11:00:00 AM

Assessing a healthcare facility

An initial discussion of what areas will be covered will help determine the correct approach

6/17/2014 10:00:00 AM

Designing for growing senior care market in China

There are still plenty of unknowns surrounding what type of long-term living model will work, and what the market will look like in the long term, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

6/17/2014 9:00:00 AM

Urban cancer center garden cultivates tranquility

Healing garden perched on the seventh floor setback of a 14-story building defining feature of the hospital's design, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/17/2014 8:00:00 AM

MaxLite unveils small DLC-listed LED flood lights with patent-pending MaxFOCUS technology that delivers unique narrow beam distribution

6/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

AAMA updates design guide for metal cladding fasteners

6/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite unveils small DLC-listed LED flood lights with patent-pending MaxFOCUS technology

6/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Dranetz HDPQ power quality & energy instruments set the standard for high-definition performance, safety, productivity and usability

6/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Expanded LLumar iLLusions Decorative Window Film debuts at BOMA 2014

6/17/2014 12:00:00 AM


ES should be included in design decisions

Surface specification and other design issues could benefit from environmental services input

6/16/2014 3:00:00 PM

Hospitals in Hawaii go solar to save money

Honolulu facility expects to save about $101,318 annually on its electricity bill with a solar photovoltaic system

6/16/2014 2:00:00 PM

Mock disaster drills held at Connecticut senior facility

Norwalk facility holds mock disaster drill to test policies and procedures in case of a natural disaster

6/16/2014 1:00:00 PM

$161 million resort-style senior project planned in Minnesota

Plymouth project includes geothermal wells for heating and cooling and other features to earn LEED certification

6/16/2014 12:00:00 PM

Lighting can be designed to mimic night and day

Long-term care facilities can restore a more stable wake/sleep rhythm, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

6/16/2014 11:00:00 AM

New guidelines help hospitals curb MRSA

Strategy includes implementing a monitoring program and the proper cleaning and disinfection of equipment and environments

6/16/2014 10:00:00 AM

Technology boosts healthcare construction safety

Computer modeling (BIM) is one of the biggest drivers enabling prefabrication in construction

6/16/2014 9:00:00 AM

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands adds joint replacement facility

A photo tour of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands is offered on the Healthcare Design magazine website

6/16/2014 8:00:00 AM

ProTeam adds 16-gallon wet/dry to Proguard lineup

6/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

T&S Brass adds 12 new sensor faucet models to award-winning ChekPoint product line

6/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

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

6/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

New versatile LDN Series LED lLuminaires from Lithonia Lighting redefine affordable downlighting

6/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Consolideck LS receives Declare label for materials transparency

6/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Nursing homes in Germany serve 3D-printed food

3D-printed "smoothfood" uses pureed food to create a more appetizing-looking meal for elderly people who have trouble chewing and swallowing

6/13/2014 3:00:00 PM


Video kiosks may cure some healthcare ills

Kiosks can expedite communication and improve customer experience

6/13/2014 1:00:00 PM

Study shows UV cleaning cuts superbugs by 20 percent

Rate of hospital-acquired infections was significantly lower during the 22 months of UVD use compared with the previous 30 months

6/13/2014 12:00:00 PM


Visitor spaces ripe for innovation

Facilities are rethinking visitor amenities as family's role in patient care is acknowledged, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website

6/13/2014 11:00:00 AM

Collaboration model may control spread of C. diff

Study says multi-hospital collaboration can help control infection

6/13/2014 10:00:00 AM

Benchmarking cooling water systems

Strategies should address economic, environmental and social benefits

6/13/2014 9:00:00 AM

AHF culinary competition winners named

Teams were judged on organization, time management, culinary skills, originality, taste and plate presentation

6/13/2014 8:00:00 AM

Eaton's Cooper lighting business announces SOURCE Awards call for entries

6/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

Meyda Custom Lighting introduces new fused glass wall sconces for outdoor applications

6/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

New CertainTeed drywall suspension system enables faster installation than traditional framing, saving time and money

6/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

ClimateCraft launches line of quick-ship custom air handling units

6/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

AAMA releases new guideline for installing preassembled unit skylights onto a roof

6/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

Deadly linen contamination a wake-up call

Laundries urged to review processes, procedures

6/12/2014 3:00:00 PM

Delaware children's hospital expansion designed with patient input

Healthcare Design magazine offers first look at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children project

6/12/2014 2:00:00 PM

N.C. medical facility designed to enhance patience convenience

Carolinas HealthCare System Lincoln County facility stresses privacy and reduced appointment wait times

6/12/2014 1:00:00 PM

Medical-grade wireless becoming a facility standard

Wireless connectivity a basic healthcare utility, like power, HVAC and water

6/12/2014 12:00:00 PM

UCSF Medical Center's room service program delivers restaurant-style food

Patients can choose from menu items available at the various restaurant-style concepts in the center's retail cafes

6/12/2014 11:00:00 AM

ER's cosmetic upgrades reflect culture change

Pennsylvania hospital pledges that emergency patients will see a healthcare providers within 30 minutes

6/12/2014 10:00:00 AM

New Hampshire hospitals take part in pandemic exercise

Strafford County facilities join local agencies, schools in setting up alternate care site during emergency

6/12/2014 9:00:00 AM

Better oversight of Alberta care facilities urged

A new report by the Health Quality Council of Alberta says Alberta Health Services needs to decide who is responsible

6/12/2014 8:00:00 AM

New UVEX Instinct safety eyewear from Honeywell combines maximum impact protection, advanced coatings and premium adjustability

6/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Lutron announces expansion of its ecosystem enabled technology

6/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Ecolution is helping to save over 10% in energy costs for two West Midland's hospitals

6/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite adds new wattages to LED post top retrofit lamp product line

6/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Linetec mimics terra cotta's look and feel in new painted finish

6/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Baltimore hospital's K-9 unit helps cut security incidents

Two dogs were added to the Union Memorial Hospital staff in the spring

6/11/2014 3:00:00 PM

Smart design can help keep patients safe

University Medical Center project's goals included reducing the number of errors, falls and infections at the facility and improving patient outcomes

6/11/2014 2:00:00 PM

MaineGeneral hospital project succeeds with IPD strategy

Largest project in MaineGeneral Health's history was executed with an integrated project delivery (IPD) contract, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/11/2014 1:00:00 PM

Louisiana hospital sanitizes with UV light

West Calcasieu-Cameron Hospital in Sulphur is using UV technology to disinfect its facilities

6/11/2014 12:00:00 PM

South Carolina hospital plans new main entrance

Spartanburg Medical Center wil also build a new patient wing and demolish a historic section of the hospital

6/11/2014 11:00:00 AM

Healthcare addressing longstanding environmental challenges

Facilities have found they can reconfigure operating rooms without compromising patient or staff safety

6/11/2014 10:00:00 AM

Hand-washing goals key to Maryland CMS waiver

In state's acute care hospitals, health professionals have been washing their hands at least 90 percent of the time over the last six months, study shows

6/11/2014 9:00:00 AM

Hospital raises bar on food service with intensive training

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital increases profits with new menu, trained staff

6/11/2014 8:00:00 AM

Parking BOXX announces case study focusing on seniors & hospital parking systems usability

6/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Acuity Brands connects smart lighting with smartphones

6/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Health Services Center named Modular Building Institute's Building of the Month for June

6/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Health Services Center named Modular Building Institute's Building of the Month for June

6/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric launches free app to calculate HVAC/R energy savings

6/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Poor communication cited in Wisconsin hospital shooting

Shooting resulted in a lockdown at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

6/10/2014 3:00:00 PM

Largest U.S. health system will stop buying flame-retardant furniture

Kaiser Permanente will stop buying furniture treated with the chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive disorders and brain damage

6/10/2014 2:00:00 PM

Texas theater to be converted to health facility

Pecos County Memorial Hospital expanding into movie theater

6/10/2014 1:00:00 PM

Integrating research into healthcare design

Article on the Healthcare Design website details six steps to create a culture of research in the design process

6/10/2014 11:00:00 AM

South Korean hospital examined for safety lapses after fatal fire

A fire killed 21 and injured eight at a private hospital for chronically ill patients

6/10/2014 10:00:00 AM

North Carolina hospital launches 'Dinner-to-Go' program for employees, community

Transylvania Regional Hospital aims for great food not great hospital food, with emphasis on nutrition, local sourcing

6/10/2014 9:00:00 AM

Greening your healthcare facility

Developing waste reduction strategies is a good place to start

6/10/2014 8:00:00 AM

Rockfon Koral ceiling panels offer great sound absorption, high light reflectance, lightly textured white surface

6/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Bigfoot CMMS with enhanced functionality, user interface for unparalleled user experience

6/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Aquatherm straight PP-R to copper sweated connections for HVAC plumbing applications

6/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Clayco begins construction on nation's first virtual care center

6/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Legrand introduces a broad range of meeting room solutions

6/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

'Cultural guide' urged for hospital staffs

Guidelines on the religious and cultural needs of patients urged

6/9/2014 3:00:00 PM

Integrating research into healthcare design

Many design firms are instilling a culture of research and a commitment to metrics that matter, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/9/2014 2:00:00 PM

Healthcare foodservice gets creative

Industry was poised for a change regardless of what happened on the political landscape

6/9/2014 1:00:00 PM

Hospital infection control: reducing airborne pathogens

Source and pathway management should involve airborne transmission and especially enhanced methods of its control even though the primary route is considered to be direct contact

6/9/2014 12:00:00 PM

N.Y. health facility geared toward men

Tisch Center designed to be a welcoming place for men to get comprehensive healthcare

6/9/2014 11:00:00 AM

Healthcare facility of the future not a hospital

Survey says most of the future projects are ambulatory clinics

6/9/2014 10:00:00 AM

West Virginia hospital holds decontamination drill

Preston Memorial Hospital uses community volunteers to set up temporary facility

6/9/2014 9:00:00 AM

How will the medical home affect hospitals?

Not all care can occur outside the hospital but the medical home is an environment in which patients can feel more secure

6/9/2014 8:00:00 AM

Study proves accuracy of DebMed Group monitoring system in measuring hand hygiene practices of healthcare workers

6/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

The Carpet and Rug Institute and Carpet Cushion Council unveil green label plus for carpet cushion

6/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Green Parking Council launches program to certify parking garages that meet new industry guidelines for sustainability

6/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

HHS releases new data and tools to increase transparency on hospital utilization and other trends

6/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

LAUFEN's bathroom products win two ADEX Awards

6/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hospital system security will be allowed to make arrests on public property

Police working for University Hospitals Health System in Cleveland, Ohio, soon will be able to make misdemeanor arrests, enforce traffic laws and ticket illegally parked cars

6/6/2014 3:00:00 PM

South Korean hospital fire kills 21

Most patients were in their 70s and 80s and had difficulty walking

6/6/2014 2:00:00 PM

Toronto hospital gets infrastructure upgrade through energy contract

Improved patient care, cost savings and environmental sustainability drive hospital-renewal plan

6/6/2014 1:00:00 PM


When healthcare design innovation becomes common, what's next?

Healthcare Design magazine's managing editor, Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, discusses the results of the magazine's annual Design Showcase judging

6/6/2014 12:00:00 PM

UConn facility designed for patient-centered care

Health center constructing state-of-the art, $203 million outpatient pavilion

6/6/2014 10:30:00 AM

Wood chair rail Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about wood chair rails in a dining room

6/6/2014 9:00:00 AM

Bay Area's new healthcare buildings smaller, specialized facilities

Driving much of the activity is a state law requiring hospitals to upgrade or replace their buildings to be structurally sound enough to withstand earthquakes

6/6/2014 8:00:00 AM

Valspar introduces WeatherXL Crinkle Finish

6/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

Green Parking Council launches program to certify parking garages that meet new industry guidelines for sustainability

6/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

EYE Lighting introduces new refractive globe post tops, deliver superior footcandles

6/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

LG Electronics introduces enhanced Multi V Water IV heat pump and heat recovery commercial HVAC systems

6/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

Intermatic introduces extended life electronic photo controls

6/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

Security reviewed after newborn abduction

The abduction of a day-old baby from a Quebec hospital has raised questions about hospitals' security measures

6/5/2014 3:00:00 PM

Call for portable bed rail ban renewed after deaths

A long-term care consumer watchdog group has renewed its call for a permanent ban of adult portable bed rails in long-term care settings

6/5/2014 2:00:00 PM

Mobile hospital becomes temporary medical center

National Mobile Disaster Hospital (MDH) from North Carolina opens in tornado-ravaged Louisville, Miss.

6/5/2014 1:00:00 PM

Healthcare facility's food service expands to food truck

Lynchburg, Va., health system launches mobile kitchen as part of its food service transformation

6/5/2014 12:00:00 PM

Savannah area sees urgent care growth

Perfect healthcare storm has created a boon for the urgent care industry: a shortage of primary care physicians, overstretched emergency rooms and newly insured patients

6/5/2014 11:00:00 AM

Construction mistake leads to loss of medical documents

Hundreds of confidential patient documents were put in a Dumpster during a construction project at Kansas City's Midwest Women's Healthcare

6/5/2014 10:00:00 AM


Mega healthcare projects still exist - mostly overseas

A blog by Sheila Cahnman on the Healthcare Design website says that the largest healthcare projects are overseas and top out at more than 1,000 beds and 1 million square feet

6/5/2014 9:00:00 AM

Deadly infections at 'med spa' tied to poor practices

Outbreaks of strep infections at East Coast weight loss clinics linked to staffs' poor infection control practices

6/5/2014 8:00:00 AM

EYE Lighting introduces new refractive globe post tops, deliver superior footcandles

6/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

Acuity Brands showcases unique application of Amber OLED technology for healthcare facilities at Lightfair International 2014

6/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite introduces second generation LED Omnidirectional A-line lamps

6/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric announces building modernization partner event series

6/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

WattStopper rolls out new retrofit solutions at 2014 LIGHTFAIR International

6/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

UK man dies after being trapped in hospital doors

Inquest will review the death of an elderly man who was trapped in the revolving doors at South Tyneside District Hospital

6/4/2014 3:00:00 PM

Design can make a difference in patient experience

Enhancing the patient experience has become a priority since the CMS began linking reimbursements to patient surveys, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/4/2014 2:00:00 PM

Dayton hospital considers redesign to meet changing needs

Redesign would improve care, efficiency and patient privacy

6/4/2014 1:00:00 PM

New technology improves hospital emergency communication

Emergency managers have access to communication tools that make sure that the right people get the right message

6/4/2014 12:00:00 PM

Prefabricated headwalls offer option for change

Prefabricated headwalls in patient spaces can adjust with changing care needs, trends

6/4/2014 11:00:00 AM

Healthcare facilities use smart technologies to control costs

Healthcare system adds 1 million square feet of research hospital space and a new central utility plant as part of its expansion plan

6/4/2014 10:00:00 AM

Convenience, reform driving ER construction wave

Hospital systems are building new, freestanding emergency departments and upgrading and expanding those attached to hospitals

6/4/2014 9:00:00 AM

Manhattan hospitals partner for disaster drill

Lenox Hill Hospital, New York-Presbyterian practice decontamination, test patient-tracking system

6/4/2014 8:00:00 AM

Excel Dryer announces new high-speed, energy-efficient Xleratoreco hand dryer

6/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

LG Electronics expands U.S. lighting business marketplace with innovative LED technologies

6/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hubbell Lighting lights up Vegas with innovative outdoor lighting solutions

6/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Surface Armor LLC introduces Blast Armor, a shatter resistant window film to protect building occupants and property

6/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric offers a revolutionary approach to data center builds and expansions

6/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare launderers call for higher standards

Deaths from a fungal outbreak at Children's Hospital in New Orleans has prompted national leaders in the healthcare laundry industry to review standards for handling hospital linens

6/3/2014 3:00:00 PM

Canadian hospital test drives new emergency plan

Ottawa Hospital builds new links to police, fire, ambulance, city services and the Red Cross, while putting in place a new emergency management system

6/3/2014 2:00:00 PM

Irish care homes criticized for 'shared gender' facilities

Females and males with intellectual disabilities had to share cubicles in three residential homes

6/3/2014 1:00:00 PM

Wisconsin hospital proactive on safety

Mercy Hospital in Devil's Lake offers safety seminars for staff

6/3/2014 12:00:00 PM

Antimicrobial coatings and equipment advancing infection control

As technology plays a greater part in healthcare, more attention is being paid to how device surfaces and materials behave in terms of harboring micro-organisms

6/3/2014 11:00:00 AM

More hospitals using antibiotic-free meat

Facilities face the reality that reduced-antibiotic meat and poultry products are more expensive and finding vendors with an adequate supply is a challenge

6/3/2014 10:00:00 AM


What we can learn from innovative healthcare shops

It's not about the size or use of the real estate, but where it is located and the theory behind it's placement

6/3/2014 9:00:00 AM

Study says ultraviolet cleaning reduces superbugs 20 percent

Multidrug-resistant organisms were decreased after adding ultraviolet environmental disinfection to a hospital's cleaning regimen

6/3/2014 8:00:00 AM

Armstrong Fluid Technology introduces a new air-cooled chilled water plant control system

6/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Flood Services Canada expands fleet of service vehicles to meet growing business demands

6/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Georgia Tech and Herman Miller Healthcare selected for AIA / AAHF research grant

6/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Cree delivers groundbreaking outdoor area luminaire

6/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

MEDSEEK Empower helping hospitals successfully engage with patients

6/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Seattle medical center security staff to carry Tasers

Security officers at the Swedish Medical Center will be the first in the city to be armed with Tasers

6/2/2014 3:00:00 PM

Tupelo hospital laundry on constant alert

North Mississippi Medical Center's laundry treats everything like it's potentially infectious

6/2/2014 2:00:00 PM

MaineGeneral hospital first in state awarded LEED gold

August facility paid special attention to using recycle-based materials and materials sourced within a 500-mile radius

6/2/2014 1:00:00 PM

Adelante chief honored as healthcare facility 'Changemaker'

The Center for Health Design gives Changemaker Award to honor the exceptional ability to change the way healthcare facilities are designed and built

6/2/2014 12:00:00 PM

Cabling infrastructure supports sustainability

A well-planned and -designed infrastructure includes energy management, is aesthetically pleasing and contributes to efficient construction

6/2/2014 11:00:00 AM


Creating a patient-centered hospital of the future

Thoughtful design incorporates patient, staff and community needs

6/2/2014 10:00:00 AM

MRSA study recognized by APIC

The study examined the survivability of a MRSA strain on razors, plastic toys, ceramic, soap, wood, vinyl, towels, bed sheets and shoulder pads

6/2/2014 9:00:00 AM

Portsmouth hospital practices for disasters

Portsmouth Regional Hospital staffers train at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Center for Domestic Preparedness

6/2/2014 8:00:00 AM

Garland's new CPR System designed to resuscitate metal roofs and walls

6/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

WattStopper presents wireless exterior lighting controls solutions at 2014 LIGHTFAIR International

6/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

Lutron adds new dual-technology sensor to its advanced Maestro occupancy and vacancy sensing switch family

6/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

A new twist in butterfly valve design from Hayward Flow Control

6/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong Fluid Technology introduces a new air-cooled chilled water plant control system

6/2/2014 12:00:00 AM


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