June 2015 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management

Are TV makeovers killing healthcare design?

Reality TV home makeover shows have given an unrealistic look at the real work of design, especially in something as complex as healthcare, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/30/2015 3:00:00 PM

Dallas' new Parkland Memorial Hospital receives LEED gold

The hospital previously won LEED gold for its eight-story parking garage and seeks the same status for its new power plant

6/30/2015 1:30:00 PM


Stemming data disasters: How to improve healthcare data security

Research estimates 50 percent of healthcare organizations experienced between one and five cyber attacks in 2014

6/30/2015 12:00:00 PM

Dietary errors is an often hidden threat to patients

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority identified 285 dietary errors in healthcare facilities during study

6/30/2015 11:00:00 AM

Tips for sustainable environmental services

Environmentally sound practices can also save money

6/30/2015 9:00:00 AM

Tracking healthcare facilities' energy use

By improving energy efficiency, hospitals can generate a new source of capital to increase the bottom line

6/30/2015 8:00:00 AM

Eaton's new B-Line Series conduit and cable clamp meets flexibility needs of commercial construction applications

6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

FreeAxez unveils new gridd and gridd power systems at NeoCon 2015

6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

AAMA releases updated aluminum finishes documents

6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

Applied Silver, Inc. launches SilvaClean at Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology's annual conference

6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

Untested contract type adding to Aurora VA hospital problems

VA officials decided that year to use a method called integrated design-construct, or IDC, on major building projects

6/29/2015 3:00:00 PM

Testing infection prevention effectiveness

Confirming the disinfection of high-touch surfaces is important in healthcare facilities

6/29/2015 2:00:00 PM


Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation's role in the war against infectious diseases

UV-C energy can fortify hospital defenses against infectious diseases by reducing their concentrations without increasing their resistance to medicines

6/29/2015 1:00:00 PM

Global opportunities for healthcare manufacturers

A recent roundtable organized by the White House focuses on how international trade policy can help American companies prosper in the international marketplace, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/29/2015 12:00:00 PM

Focusing on infection prevention

There are a number of different best practices and technologies healthcare facility managers use to help help battle infections

6/29/2015 10:00:00 AM

$10M stand-alone emergency center planned in Las Cruces

MountainView Regional Medical Center has announced plans to build a 10-bed standalone emergency care center

6/29/2015 9:00:00 AM

IPD keeps California healthcare facility project on track

Sutter Health Eden Medical Center was completed on time and within budget with integrated project delivery and Lean methods

6/29/2015 8:00:00 AM

Does the future of UK healthcare lie at home?

6/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

New research presented at APIC 2015 demonstrates efficacy of Clorox Healthcare comprehensive product solutions

6/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care signs partnership agreement with Canadian College of Health Leaders

6/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

EVAPCO expands AT cooling tower line

6/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

IIoT Smart Lighting Report shows 100% increase in intelligent features since last year

6/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

Florida VA says dead rats show pest control is working

Dead rats fall from the kitchen ceiling of the Tampa Bay veterans hospital

6/26/2015 3:00:00 PM

Swedish NICU design a collaborative effort

NICU design in Sweden has developed through the application of research and adjusted according to ongoing practice, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/26/2015 2:00:00 PM

Senate may strip VA of authority over Aurora hospital construction

The change is one of several Congress is demanding before approving money to complete a half-finished medical center

6/26/2015 12:00:00 PM

Fire detection, protection in healthcare facilities

Healthcare facilities require fire alarm and detection specifications at a higher level than in other buildings

6/26/2015 11:00:00 AM

Proper washing, storage keeps most healthcare textiles safe

Laundering procedures shown to be effective at preventing the spread of infection

6/26/2015 9:00:00 AM


Clearing the AIIR about the Ebola scare

With the Ebola scare, hospitals around the country are quickly realizing they need to adopt a more consistent, continuous, automated method of CDC compliance

6/26/2015 8:00:00 AM

Next-generation, mobile clinics augment VA with resources to treat PTSD, heart disease, lung cancer, women’s health and chronic conditions

6/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center installs PowerPost electric vehicle (ev) chargers to encourage EV proliferation

6/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

RevDesinfectie robots deploys Xenex germ-zapping robots in Benelux

6/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

World's largest diamond exchange selects FST Biometrics secure identification access solution for new facility

6/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

Schaffner introduces Sine Wave filters for VFD motor drives

6/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

Nursing home bedbugs a growing problem

Hospitals doing a better job than nursing homes dealing with pests

6/25/2015 3:00:00 PM

Antimicrobial textile manufacturers address pandemic issues

Infection Control Today interviews manufacturers of personal protective equipment (PPE) and antimicrobial textiles on pandemic preparedness

6/25/2015 2:00:00 PM

Vancouver emergency rooms not expected to survive major quake

Aging hospital buildings found to be at high-risk of collapse or being rendered useless by a strong tremor

6/25/2015 12:00:00 PM

Miami Jewish Health Systems expansion will serve dementia patients

Miami Jewish Health Systems will add a 'village' to its campus in the next two to three years

6/25/2015 11:00:00 AM

Healthcare laundry best practices reviewed

Laundry recommendations include adherence to standard precautions (gown and gloves) and minimal textile agitation when handling contaminated laundry in isolation rooms

6/25/2015 9:30:00 AM


Data center infrastructure management in healthcare: The physical world meets the virtual world and the 'cloud'

DCIM is not a single tool, but a category of tools ranging from facilities monitoring, IT asset management, capacity planning, capacity management, dynamic/adaptive cooling and 'what-if' tools to various power, environmental and IT control applications

6/25/2015 8:00:00 AM

BOKA Powell celebrates Hatcher Station Health Center opening

6/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

Moen honored as a 'Top Workplace' by the Plain Dealer for the fourth consecutive year

6/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

Preparing for the Big One: California's Seismic Retrofit Ordinances

6/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

New Jersey Hospital Association partners With Language Access Network to offer highest quality video medical interpretation services

6/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

Seaman Corporation introduces redesigned website

6/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

20 most beautiful hospitals named

A new survey by Soliant Health recognizes the 20 most beautiful hospitals of 2015

6/24/2015 3:00:00 PM

Illinois healthcare facility project boosts security

Franklin Hospital in Benton will upgrade emergency room

6/24/2015 1:15:00 PM

Law buys more time for over-budget VA hospital

The legislation gives the VA limited, one-time authority to move about $150 million from 10 budget items and funds

6/24/2015 12:00:00 PM

Australian hospital construction costs on the rise

Regulatory constraints blamed for higher construction costs

6/24/2015 11:00:00 AM

Maine hospital project to benefit budget, environment

The annual savings for Pen Bay Healthcare could be more than $550,000

6/24/2015 10:00:00 AM


How omni-channel provides a better patient experience

With a broader definition of the patient 'experience,' healthcare contact centers need to adopt an omni-channel approach

6/24/2015 8:00:00 AM

Avison Young completes $10.75-million sale of medical-office building in Pasadena, CA

6/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong sustainability practices recognized in California

6/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

LG CNS introduces smart, efficient population health management with the LG CNS Care Cloud

6/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

Reinventing traditional venture capital to improve healthcare

6/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

Slip-and-fall accidents: Liability and prevention issues you should know

6/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

Are wifi devices safe in healthcare facilities?

Radiation caused by wireless devices can interfere with medical equipment and lead to serious clinical consequences

6/23/2015 3:00:00 PM

Tackling hospital facility challenges

Healthcare Construction+Operations News interview focuses on the challenges and opportunities that healthcare facilities face

6/23/2015 1:30:00 PM


Make the most of healthcare facility wait times with digital signage solutions

Digital signage can allow healthcare providers to relieve anxiety, reduce boredom and connect with patients

6/23/2015 12:30:00 PM

Designing Mayo Simulation Center

A theater inspired the Clinical Simulation Center in Jacksonville, Fla.

6/23/2015 11:00:00 AM

Rebuilt Kansas hospital stresses sustainability

After a 2007 tornado, rebuilt Kiowa County Memorial Hospital is a LEED Platinum facility

6/23/2015 10:00:00 AM

Medical center is three hospitals in one

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is the nation's first project of its size - a 289-bed, 878,000-square-foot complex is home to women's, children's and cancer specialty hospitals, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/23/2015 8:00:00 AM

Savings from one less chiller redirected to clinical care

6/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

Biamp Systems expands Vocia paging system capabilities

6/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

PURline botanol flooring recognized with Green Good Design 2015 Award

6/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

Premier, Inc. launches industry-first quality cycle management system

6/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

SEL introduces reliable and secure microgrid control system

6/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

Hospital fire brings focus to trash chute safety

A fire at a New York hospital began in a trash chute, apparently caused by soldering during a necessary repair

6/22/2015 3:00:00 PM

Programming beyond a healthcare facility's space needs

Beyond space needs, an architect should understand the client's culture, technology, operations, and opportunities for innovation

6/22/2015 2:00:00 PM

Making a facility LGBT friendly

Specialized housing for LGBT seniors is a growing market as the baby boomers age, according to an article on Long-Term Living magazine

6/22/2015 12:00:00 PM

Einstein Medical Center completes two renovation projects

The fluid design accommodates the needs of growing Pennsylvania community

6/22/2015 11:00:00 AM

Q&A on ABHR dispensers in business occupancies

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on ABHR dispensers in business occupancies

6/22/2015 9:00:00 AM

Texas Children's Hospital building pediatric Ebola treatment center

The unit will care for isolation patients with measles, influenza, or tuberculosis as well as highly contagious infectious diseases, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/22/2015 8:00:00 AM

Lennox Commercial launches the ComfortSense 3000 commercial programmable thermostat

6/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

Catalyst and Methodist Patient-Centered ACO Partner to better serve area patients

6/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

Trane Sintesis air-cooled chillers are now available to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

6/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

Lunera Lighting adds greater variety to plug-and-play HID LED lighting replacements at BOMA

6/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

Maverick ads to FR-free product lineup

6/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

U.K. healthcare facility staffed by ghost?

Hospital worker takes Snapchat picture of 'dead girl' outside children's ward

6/19/2015 3:00:00 PM

OSHA plans healthcare safety focus for nurses

Healthcare has more reported workplace injuries than any other general industry

6/19/2015 2:00:00 PM

Luxury vinyl tile gaining more popularity in healthcare facilities

New type of vinyl flooring is second only to carpeting in how frequently it is installed

6/19/2015 12:00:00 PM

N.Y. health system plans new inpatient facility

Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie will build a seven-story inpatient pavilion

6/19/2015 11:00:00 AM

Nine regional pathogen treatment centers named

Nine healthcare facilities named regional treatment centers for patients with Ebola or other severe, highly infectious diseases

6/19/2015 10:00:00 AM

Designing for resiliency becoming more common place

Planning for resiliency isn't new to healthcare design. Facilities have been dealing with the impacts of natural disasters for many years, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/19/2015 8:00:00 AM

Exacq Technologies introduces camera links for faster response time to critical alarms and events

6/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Legacy Building Solutions achieves ISO 9001:2008 quality certification

6/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Sherwin-Williams unveils Colormix 2016

6/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong Partners with XAL Lighting to introduce new integrated ceiling and linear lighting installation system

6/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Integration with HID, SALTO and SARGENT Technology provides additional flexibility and functionality for smart building security

6/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Vending machine found covering hospital cardiac arrest alarm

The blocking of the alarm called a 'serious breach of patient safety'

6/18/2015 3:00:00 PM

Safety surveys can curb patient risk

Facilities must evaluate their safety practices to ensure they are doing everything they can to safeguard patients

6/18/2015 2:00:00 PM

Housekeeping is a partner in infection control

Reducing the spread of germs and diseases is the responsibility of all employees

6/18/2015 12:00:00 PM

Houston-area growth drives $850 million healthcare building boom

Healthcare providers are racing to keep up with the rising demand for services in the Houston/Montgomery County region of Texas

6/18/2015 11:00:00 AM

Designing for healthcare's middle management

It's more important than ever to design a physical environment that fosters communication and collaboration at all levels, including department directors, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/18/2015 9:00:00 AM

Q&A on ILSM implementation

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on ILSM implementation

6/18/2015 8:00:00 AM

Atlantic General Hospital Achieves HIMSS EMRAM Level 6

6/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

Falcon and Thonet introduce new side table and lounge seating at NeoCon 2015

6/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

3M unveils new Scotchgard Resilient Floor Protector

6/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

SEL brings performance-based optical networking to wider range of applications

6/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare M&A Activity reaches record value in 2014 as providers focus on vertical integration and strategic partnerships

6/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

Montreal hospital has undertaken a cleaning blitz after outbreaks

Lakeshore General Hospital hit by four superbug outbreaks this year

6/17/2015 3:00:00 PM

Senator calls for release of scope manufacturers' records

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray addressed continuing concerns about 'superbug' infections linked to duodenoscopes

6/17/2015 2:00:00 PM


Modular buildings - an alternative solution healthcare construction

Modular buildings can adapt to any kind of budget while still guaranteeing top-notch quality.

6/17/2015 1:00:00 PM

U.K. hospital trust fined for legionella control problems

Investigation identified a history of failing to manage legionella

6/17/2015 12:00:00 PM

Going green paying off for Southeast Michigan healthcare facilities

Sustainability in healthcare is touching on mainstream from an operations standpoint

6/17/2015 11:00:00 AM

Impact of 'active listening' on design discussed

Architects recognized for helping create a comfortable patient experience and an optimized work environment for staff

6/17/2015 9:30:00 AM

University of Colorado Health System expands outpatient cancer center

The Poudre Valley Outpatient Cancer Center project is being done in three phases to allow the cancer center to remain operational, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/17/2015 8:00:00 AM

Lennox Commercial expands functionality of the Prodigy 2.0 Unit Controller on Energence Ultra and high-efficiency rooftop units

6/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

Health Care Logistics buys into Phononic's Evolve product line for pharmaceutical cold storage market

6/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

GAF introduces durable WeatherCote elastomeric coating

6/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

AERCO introduces AM Rapid Recovery

6/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power introduces new generation of thermal controls to optimize system performance across the data center

6/17/2015 12:00:00 AM


Four factors to consider before selecting an uninterruptible power supply

Forty percent of global healthcare organizations have experienced an unplanned outage in the last 12 months

6/16/2015 3:00:00 PM

Cleveland clinic plans woodsy walking trail

Ohio facility's 1.4-mile trail will be open to patients, employees and the public

6/16/2015 2:00:00 PM

Louisiana hospital expands, renovated emergency department

University Hospital and Clinics in Lafayette will triple the size of its emergency room by the end of 2016

6/16/2015 12:00:00 PM

Managing retail healthcare facilities with service automation

A new class of technology called service automation is supporting the rapid growth in retail healthcare

6/16/2015 11:00:00 AM

Applying Lean principles to infection prevention

The application of Lean thinking can have a significant effect on infection control, according to an article eon the Healthcare Design website

6/16/2015 9:00:00 AM

New children's hospital planned in Wichita

Wesley Medical Center is building a new $28 million facility

6/16/2015 8:00:00 AM

Johnson Controls introduces TempMaster, new HVAC products for summer 2015 cooling season

6/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

Diversey Care's Avert sporicidal disinfectant cleaner kills C. Difficile spores in just 4 minutes

6/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

Portland company signs exclusive agreement to market earthquake early warning system in the U.S.

6/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

Bigfoot CMMS enhancements allow for more streamlined configurations, workflows

6/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

WattStopper extends occupancy sensor control to plug loads for energy savings and code compliance

6/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare facility staff risks safety to avoid parking fees

Employees of of Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital are choosing to park off-site to avoid paying up to $76.60 for two weeks of secured parking

6/15/2015 3:00:00 PM

Exploring abandoned healthcare facilities

Derelict medical facilities offer a way to tour the history of American healthcare

6/15/2015 1:30:00 PM

Disinfecting while preventing harmful exposure

Study reports a growing a demand for disinfecting strategies and increasing evidence that exposure to cleaners can result be harmful

6/15/2015 12:15:00 PM

Surveys emphasize comfort over outcomes, report says

Focus on comfort may hurt care quality improvement efforts

6/15/2015 11:00:00 AM

Healthcare facilities face unique security challenges

Digitized healthcare records are extremely valuable to criminals and facilities are still learning how to protect them

6/15/2015 9:45:00 AM

Does washing uniforms at home effect infection control?

A recent UK study (1) found that 44% of nursing staff washed their uniforms below the recommended temperature of 60˚C

6/15/2015 8:00:00 AM

3M unveils new Scotchgard Resilient Floor Protector

6/15/2015 12:00:00 AM

Integration with HID, SALTO and SARGENT Technology provides additional flexibility and functionality for smart building security

6/15/2015 12:00:00 AM

Honeywell showcases 'Hospital of the Future'

6/15/2015 12:00:00 AM

Spending cuts or project delays urged to finish Denver hospital

VA calls for spending cuts of nearly 1 percent, or shifting funds from dozens of construction and maintenance projects planned in other states

6/12/2015 3:00:00 PM

Saskatoon healthcare facility opens with state-of-the-art technology

The Southwest Integrated Healthcare Facility (SIHF) in Maple Creek, Saskatoon, will have nurse communication devices that are integrated with the telephone system

6/12/2015 2:00:00 PM

Anatomy of an isolation room

Isolation rooms create a clean environment for the patient whose immune system may be compromised

6/12/2015 12:00:00 PM

The evolution of healthcare meal planning

Executive chef at Washington hospital discusses food service's role in healthcare, the farm to hospital trend

6/12/2015 11:00:00 AM

Designing healthcare dining spaces

Today's hospital dining areas are designed as comfortable, hospitality-inspired spaces customized for the user experience, according to Healthcare Design website

6/12/2015 9:00:00 AM

Michigan hospital partners with salad restaurant

The Big Salad opens seventh location at the University of Michigan Hospital Cafe

6/12/2015 8:00:00 AM

NEMA publishes NEMA SB 20-2015 Guide to Understanding Smoke Control Systems

6/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

Spectra254 celebrates one year anniversary with APIC Conference Exhibit, introduces new ambulatory disinfection system

6/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

Light Efficient Design's Pl Lamp Series receives distinguished Energy Star rating

6/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

El Paso Children's Hospital pays price for fast growth with bankruptcy

Audits show the hospital at one point exceeded revenue projections but also spent a lot more than it brought in

6/11/2015 3:00:00 PM

Scope-maker counter-sues Virginia Mason hospital

The maker of medical scopes blamed for spreading dozens of 'superbug' infections at Virginia Mason Medical Center claims the hospital failed to use and clean the device properly

6/11/2015 2:00:00 PM

Case study

Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children included challenging geometry and wall transitions

An entirely custom three dimensional glazing panel comprising 400 triangular and diamond shaped 6' x 6' panels was installed

6/11/2015 12:00:00 PM

Hospital-based ambulatory surgery centers called best of both settings

Hospital-based ambulatory surgery centers follow the same strict regulatory and quality-control guidelines that apply to hospitals

6/11/2015 11:00:00 AM

N.C. health facility cafe invests in pizza upgrade

The team at The Korner Cafe at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh worked on a shoestring budget and 'just made it happen' by adding the correct equipment

6/11/2015 10:00:00 AM

Designing behavioral health facilities

Healthcare organizations are turning toward smaller-scale settings that address clients' individual needs

6/11/2015 8:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power extends Liebert eXM UPS line to 200kVA/kW

6/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

AFFLINK recognized in S&DCE's 100 great supply chain projects for 2015

6/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

2015 ASHRAE Handbook focuses on applications

6/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

Mobile dental clinic delivers services to offices

Studio Dental Inc. has created the 26-foot-long Studio Dental Mobile Unit to deliver dental services to offices around San Francisco, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/10/2015 3:00:00 PM

Updating outdated military healthcare facilities

The healthcare facility at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is undergoing a $60-million makeover

6/10/2015 2:00:00 PM

Establishing healthcare disinfection programs

One tactic for improving the cleanliness of surfaces, is to use the right disinfectants

6/10/2015 12:00:00 PM

Identifying Lean opportunities in healthcare

Lean is about reducing cost through the elimination of variation and waste

6/10/2015 11:00:00 AM

Q&A on electrical safety program

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on electrical safety program

6/10/2015 9:00:00 AM

Room service adjusts to facilities' evolution

When a Long Island hospital absorbs 32-bed orthopedic program, needs and expectations changes

6/10/2015 8:00:00 AM

University of Tennessee Medical Center extends and expands partnership with Premier, Inc.

6/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

Energy project has paid off for region, study shows

6/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

OSHA schedules meeting of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health

6/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

Keeping patients safe from superbugs

CDC says healthcare facilities must do more to mitigate the threat of CRE

6/9/2015 3:00:00 PM

Illinois healthcare facility opens expanded ER

UnityPoint Health-Trinity opened an expansion of its Heart Center and Emergency Department in Rock Island

6/9/2015 1:30:00 PM

Going beyond the ADA for healthcare facility accessibility

Simplest changes to facility plans can impact the patient experience

6/9/2015 12:00:00 PM

Biggest trends in healthcare power, efficiency

More healthcare systems are considering a move to a self-reliant microgrid

6/9/2015 11:00:00 AM

Geisinger Health Center renovates food service to boost production

The 350-seat Atrium Cafe, located on the campus's Hospital for Advanced Medicine, replaced three operations

6/9/2015 9:00:00 AM

Better bariatric care by design

A new classification for bariatric patients that looks beyond BMI is being urged, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/9/2015 8:00:00 AM

eClinicalOS mobile app breaks new ground for clinical researchers

6/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

San Leandro Hospital begins on-site MRI service

6/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

Eaton collaborates with SimpliVity to deliver first power management solution validated to operate with a hyperconverged infrastructure

6/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

Drugs thefts reveal gaps in hospital security

Safeguards include restricted rooms, heavy surveillance

6/8/2015 3:00:00 PM

Designing for geriatric patients

Older patients present healthcare facilities with a unique set of concerns

6/8/2015 2:00:00 PM

Report eyes healthier disaster planning

Building healthier communities should be focus in disaster preparation

6/8/2015 12:00:00 PM

Bioinformed design can improve hospital ecosystems

New healthcare facility design models look at biodiversity of interior spaces at the microbial level to try to determine the healthiest conditions, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/8/2015 11:00:00 AM

Self-check-in kiosks can boost patient experience

San Diego-based Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group installs kiosks to remain competitive in changing market

6/8/2015 10:00:00 AM

'Celebrity chefs' in healthcare foodservice

Healthcare foodservice chefs are consistently overlooked

6/8/2015 8:00:00 AM

Zephyr Health announces real world evidence initiative at EyeForPharma Conference, Amsterdam

6/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

Lafayette General Health extends and expands 20-year partnership with Premier, Inc.

6/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

Intermatic introduces ET Basic+ Series: Electronic controls for increased energy savings and productivity

6/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong You Inspire Solutions Center offers free design and pre-construction assistance

6/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

Spectra254 Partners with MedTech MedCare

6/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

Concrete work causes noxious fumes in Michigan healthcare facility

Sparrow Hospital in Lansing detected fumes near operating room

6/5/2015 3:00:00 PM

Planning fire drills in healthcare facilities

Staff, visitors, volunteers and others may ignore the fire alarm and continue to go on with their day

6/5/2015 2:00:00 PM

Healthcare facilities stressing cleaning protocols for C. Diff

Almost half hadn't adopted strict limits on the use of antibiotics, but protective gear, separate hospital rooms and special cleaning techniques were in place in virtually all hospitals

6/5/2015 12:00:00 PM

Concerns raised about fire-proofing materials at UK infirmary

Materials used in Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle cited for not meeting required standard

6/5/2015 11:00:00 AM

Healthcare food service facing new challenges

As healthcare systems continue to consolidate, they must compete with other providers

6/5/2015 10:00:00 AM

Ohio healthcare facility upgrades sprinkler system, more

Case study on Facility Executive website, explores safety, functional and aesthetic upgrades

6/5/2015 8:00:00 AM

Valley Health System chooses Violin Memory to keep pace with increasing electronic health record demands

6/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

Evolution Series hinged wall box from Legrand offers quick access to power, data, and A/V in multi-function spaces

6/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

Upsite Technologies releases new monitoring system for data centers and critical facilities

6/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

UK hospital installs security fence after sexual assaults

A rape and sexual assault of two women are among 30 incidents which reported at Sheffield hospitals in a three-month period

6/4/2015 3:00:00 PM

Dealing with construction vibrations

The construction process can be extremely disruptive to ongoing healthcare operations

6/4/2015 2:00:00 PM

Transforming healthcare lighting

Proper outdoor lighting is a critical element in shaping visitors' perceptions of a healthcare facility

6/4/2015 12:00:00 PM

Wisconsin healthcare providers unveil portable shelter system

Mobile system designed to bring care to communities where healthcare facilities are temporarily inoperable

6/4/2015 11:00:00 AM

Spokane medical park designed as comprehensive outpatient center

Providence Medical Park allows a patient to visit a primary care doctor, have diagnostic tests, pick up a prescription, and follow up with a specialist all in the same day under one roof, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/4/2015 9:00:00 AM

Flashback photo: Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

The entrance canopy was considered controversial when the state-of-the-art medical facility addition was completed in 1961

6/4/2015 8:00:00 AM

Premier, Inc. introduces cloud-based community health SaaS solution

6/4/2015 12:00:00 AM

OSHA publishes guide to restroom access for transgender workers

6/4/2015 12:00:00 AM

New UL891 Switchgear's superior resilience and enhanced operator safety continually embraced by U.S. market

6/4/2015 12:00:00 AM

N.H. healthcare facility gets nonlethal devices for protection

Devices can record interactions with unruly patients or visitors, shine a laser pointer on them and shoot a stream of pepper gel

6/3/2015 3:00:00 PM

Franciscan hospital in Indiana finishes $11 million renovation

Healthcare facility upgrades emergency and surgery departments for possible designation at trauma center

6/3/2015 1:00:00 PM

Making the healthcare facility a treatment for the patient

The Hospital Microbiome Project is studying how the environment itself contributes to healthcare-associated infections, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/3/2015 12:00:00 PM

An accurate budget for healthcare facilities construction helps prevent cost overruns

Accurate estimating must include an accounting of the realities of the environment

6/3/2015 11:00:00 AM

Hospitals with the quietest patient rooms

Data from Hospital Compare tracks surveys from July 2013 through June 2014

6/3/2015 10:00:00 AM


Partnering with retail for patient convenience

The migration of retailers onto acute care campuses is a less publicized trend

6/3/2015 8:00:00 AM

FKP Architects reorganizes Dallas office, hires three senior healthcare experts

6/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Morbern introduces first FR-free product

6/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Defining zero energy and the pathway to achieving it explored at ASHRAE conference

6/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

'Design thinking' urged for healthcare tech

Design begins by gaining an understanding of how a system is likely to be used within a given environment

6/2/2015 3:00:00 PM

Aurora VA project getting another $100 million bailout

Construction will continue on a new veterans medical center near Denver

6/2/2015 2:00:00 PM

Q&A on the required width of new corridor

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on the required width of new corridor

6/2/2015 12:00:00 PM

Extreme weather and LEED goals affect MOB design

The windy, high-desert region of Antelope Valley, Calif., made the design and construction of new medical offices a challenge, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/2/2015 11:15:00 AM

Healthcare facility's telecommunications system relies on five features

From verbal codes to technology, a hospital must be able to trust its communication system

6/2/2015 10:45:00 AM


Applying the 5 'W's' to help select the right healthcare facility equipment service provider

Because providers have different offerings, facilities can use the five 'W's' as a tool for selecting one that best fits their needs

6/2/2015 8:00:00 AM

Clorox Healthcare supports national action plan to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

6/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

Eaton's lighting products featured on NextGen Home TV 'First to the Future Home' web series hosted by Ty Pennington

6/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

New solutions from Hill-Rom working to transform bariatric care

6/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

AMIA issues report on electronic health records

6/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

Tubelite meets ICC-ES acceptance criteria for quality documentation (AC10)

6/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

Waste, safety concerns cited at Aurora VA hospital project

Ambulances cannot access all of the site, and new materials re being thrown away, according to a worker

6/1/2015 3:00:00 PM

Cancer Centre at Guy's Hospital's design based on village concept

Research, patient care and a range of oncology services are blended under one roof in an environment unique to London, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.

6/1/2015 2:00:00 PM

Canadian healthcare facility focuses on security after fatal shooting

Security at local hospitals is a top concern after a woman was attacked at Guelph General Hospital

6/1/2015 12:00:00 PM

N.Y. hospital and civic center collaborate on energy proposal

Glens Falls Hospital and Adirondack Civic Center Coalition are seeking funding for a 'micro-grid' power project

6/1/2015 11:00:00 AM

Camera documents construction of hospital

Camera installed at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. Ill., is documenting, almost in real time, the construction of a 96-room, three-story addition at the hospital

6/1/2015 9:00:00 AM


How to integrate document-scanning in healthcare centers

Paper-based medical records carry a host of direct and hidden costs that can quickly consume limited health care resources

6/1/2015 8:00:00 AM

AMIA announces new updates to 2015 Clinical Informatics Subspecialty Board Review

6/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

Michael Gritters appointed as sole general contractor representative to California OSHPD Hospital Building Safety Board

6/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power simplifies integration of data center infrastructure management to improve productivity and visibility

6/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

Spectra254 releases mobile room decontamination system designed for post-acute and clinical care

6/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

OSHA partners with Health Canada to coordinate labelling and classification requirements for hazardous workplace chemicals

6/1/2015 12:00:00 AM


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