April 2020 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Hospitals preparing more negative pressure rooms for COVID-19 patients


The need for these rooms can put more stress on hospitals

4/30/2020 3:00:00 PM

Army Corps of Engineers stayed ahead of building challenge by being proactive


The Army Corps of Engineers is converting dozens of hotels and convention centers

4/30/2020 2:00:00 PM

Healthcare facilities learning agility during Covid crisis


Adjustments and innovation is helping almost every state is avoiding ICU bed shortages

4/30/2020 11:00:00 AM

Technology applications for infection control


Locating and sensing services enables real-time tracking of medical equipment, staff and patients.

4/30/2020 9:00:00 AM

Tabula Rasa HealthCare and Strategic Solutions Network Partner on a Free COVID-19 Medication Safety Webinar


4/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

New NFPA Tip Sheet Offers Timely Information on Demobilizing Buildings Under Construction During Government-required Shutdowns


4/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

AtlasIED Introduces Line of Portable Indoor/Outdoor Public Address Systems


4/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

Buildings Could Face Unanticipated Pest Problems During the COVID-19 Crisis


4/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

Faultless Healthcare Linen Qualifies for Hygienically Clean Healthcare Recertification


4/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

CDC warns of counterfeit N95 masks


Real masks are marked as being approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

4/29/2020 3:00:00 PM

High school gym in New Mexico reopens as coronavirus hospital


Other places in the school are also being transformed, such as locker rooms to shower rooms, classrooms to medical staff lounges and storage and the snack bar to a pharmacy

4/29/2020 2:00:00 PM

Mold found in baby’s heart after surgery at Seattle Children’s hospital


The operating room where the baby had his procedure did not have a HEPA filter

4/29/2020 12:00:00 PM

Focus: Fire-Life Safety / Column

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Generators in an ambulatory surgery center


Brad Keyes discusses regulations for GFCI receptacles

4/29/2020 10:00:00 AM

Focus: Plumbing

Plumbing upgrades focus on health and hygiene


Water conservation, less maintenance and improved hygiene are all popular targets of system improvements

4/29/2020 8:00:00 AM

Russelectric, A Siemens Business, Announces Quickship Program for Automatic Transfer Switches at Healthcare Facilities


4/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

To Protect Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Crisis, Design Businesses Collaborate


4/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

Self-driving Shuttles Are Making Special Deliveries to Medical Staff on the Frontlines of Covid-19


4/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

HMC Architects Releases Climate Action Plan


4/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

UV Industry Associations Discourage the Use of UV Light on the Human Body


4/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

Hotels could be converted into makeshift hospitals


Public health officials are weighing options to prepare multiple building types as low-acuity healthcare facilities

4/28/2020 3:00:00 PM

Michigan hospital shut down to prepare for next surge of COVID-19 patients


The system is redeploying hospital staff to its other sites

4/28/2020 2:00:00 PM

Coronavirus kills at Least 7,000 in U.S. nursing homes


About a fifth of U.S. virus deaths are linked to nursing facilities

4/28/2020 12:00:00 PM

Keeping the lights on during COVID-19


Ventilators and other equipment essential to treating patients with acute symptoms of the virus depend on electricity to function

4/28/2020 11:00:00 AM

Repurposing parking structures for COVID-19 patients


Fire and life safety requirements in parking structures are different from occupied spaces

4/28/2020 9:00:00 AM

Lab and Healthcare Flooring Requirements in Covid-19


4/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

Arteco Specialty Services Launches Disinfect & Shield: Organic FDA and EPA Approved Disinfectant Kills COVID-19 On Contact


4/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

Freestanding ERs Gain CMS Recognition After a Decade of Requests


4/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

Primary PartnerCare Secures N95 Masks for Independent Doctors


4/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

Divurgent Introduces TOBIAS, AI-powered Chatbot as Part of Virtual Support Solutions


4/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

Coronavirus deaths in U.S. nursing homes jumps in April


The largest increase was in New York state

4/27/2020 3:00:00 PM

FDA says 4 million N95 masks could be reused


Emergency-use authorizations allow sterilizing and reprocessing N95 masks

4/27/2020 2:00:00 PM

More than $1 billion in makeshift field hospitals are being built


FEMA has funded some 32 missions in 25 states

4/27/2020 12:00:00 PM

Pizza and takeaway donations to UK hospitals could 'compromise' infection control


Officials asked people to stop donating hot and fresh food deliveries as it increased ‘certain risks.’

4/27/2020 11:00:00 AM

Focus: Energy Efficiency

Flooring company creating personal protective equipment for healthcare workers


So far, two facilities have made 10,000 face shields and 5,000 gowns

4/27/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Energy Efficiency

Cool roofs can promote energy savings


By reflecting heat, and emitting absorbed heat, they keep building cooling costs lower

4/27/2020 8:00:00 AM

MakerCause Launches to Create 3D Printing Collaboration Network in Partnership with MaketheMasks to Support COVID-19 Efforts


4/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

Noridian Healthcare Solutions Receives North Dakota COVID-19 Hotline Contract


4/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

CleanRobotics Helps Facilities Achieve Zero Waste with New Robots


4/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

72% of Americans Say Dirty Carpet Would Negatively Impact their Perception of a Long-term Care Facility


4/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

Ricardo Helps Isansys Scale Up Production of Patient Monitoring Systems


4/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

Blog

Five ways to minimize infection risks in a healthcare facility


In an emergency event, strict control of who’s entering the lobby needs to be maintained

4/24/2020 3:00:00 PM

HVAC increases in relative humidity may help fight COVID-19


The range of 40 to 60 percent RH may reduce contagion

4/24/2020 2:00:00 PM

Patient at Seattle healthcare facility likely got coronavirus at the hospital


Harborview Medical Center has recorded a COVID-19 patient as a hospital-acquired infection, its first during the outbreak

4/24/2020 12:00:00 PM

Sixty-eight bed field hospital set up in Central Park


The Central Park facility has 10 I.C.U. beds and ventilators, seven of which were being used at the beginning of last week

4/24/2020 11:00:00 AM

Real-time visibility into patient, staff and equipment locations takes safety and strategy to the next level


Searching for equipment is a consistent facility-wide challenge, and a major patient safety risk caused by distraction and delays in care delivery as staff hunts for missing items

4/24/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Energy Efficiency

Addressing energy waste in the HVAC system


Smart building controls enable managers and technicians to uncover and address energy waste

4/24/2020 8:00:00 AM

Molina Healthcare of Ohio Partners with Easterseals Central and Southeast Ohio to Support Ohio Governor's Imagination Library


4/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Novolex Repurposes to Manufacture Medical Protective Equipment


4/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

IREM celebrates diversity and inclusion with 2020 DISI Leaders


4/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Tridiuum Enables Remote Behavioral Healthcare for Providers and Patients with Addition of Video Sessions


4/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Sofidel Highlights Hand Hygiene Best Practices during COVID-19 Pandemic


4/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Some California nursing homes are using pillowcase masks and trash-bag gowns


Cleaning supplies are also dwindling

4/23/2020 3:00:00 PM

Engineering firm produces reusable face shields for DC-area hospitals


Company offers sterile 3D printer patent for COVID applications globally

4/23/2020 2:00:00 PM

Lessons learned about temporary hospitals


Experience with these systems during natural disasters offers guidance

4/23/2020 12:00:00 PM

Keeping your ice machine clean and safe


Ice machines provide a damp and dark environment which is ideal for mold to grow

4/23/2020 11:00:00 AM

Tunable white LED lighting can offer energy savings


It also offers the chance to optimize the utility of your lighting system

4/23/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Environmental Services

A greener environmental services department can have a wide impact


Green practices can increase environmental sustainability and improve patient care

4/23/2020 8:00:00 AM

Russelectric Announces Quickship Program for Automatic Transfer Switches at Healthcare Facilities


4/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

Three Lessons Learned During COVID-19 From Jelly Bean Rubber Mulch


4/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

Disinfecting and Reusing PPE During COVID-19


4/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

MedTrainer Offers Complimentary Training to Help Healthcare Providers and Employees with COVID-19 Procedures and Regulations


4/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

'Essential Roofing Knowledge for Facility Managers' Published


4/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

Convention center official charged with stealing N95 masks from New Orleans field hospital


He could face up to five years in prison

4/22/2020 3:00:00 PM

2,000-bed coronavirus hospital being built in the Colorado Convention Center


Health officials hope to have the beds ready by the end of the month for people recovering from the new coronavirus

4/22/2020 2:00:00 PM

Blog

Healthcare needs continuing, whole-facility power protection


Life-safety diesel back-up power isn’t enough

4/22/2020 12:00:00 PM

Focus: Fire-Life Safety / Column

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: GFCI receptacles


Brad Keyes discusses regulations for GFCI receptacles

4/22/2020 10:00:00 AM

Oklahoma hospital sets up tent for potential overflow


The tent is 19 feet wide and 20 feet long with a generator as well as heating and air units.

4/22/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Plumbing

Planning plumbing systems in healthcare facilities


With planning, managers can ensures the success of maintenance and upgrades of plumbing systems

4/22/2020 8:00:00 AM

New Carrier OptiClean Negative Air Machine to Help Hospitals Slow Spread of COVID-19


4/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

Vast Majority of Americans Increase Hand Washing Due to Coronavirus


4/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

ALM Provides Interim Guidance for Processing Single-Use Gowns in Response to Product Shortages during COVID-19 Pandemic


4/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

NeoSan Labs Nontoxic, Cost-Effective Cleaning/Decontamination for the Restoration Industry


4/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

U.S. Department of Labor Considers Employer’s Good Faith Efforts When Enforcing Compliance During Coronavirus Pandemic


4/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

Michigan zoo donates meals, protective equipment


Binder Park Zoo staff donated medical supplies to Bronson Healthcare

4/21/2020 3:00:00 PM

Research examines wastewater to detect community spread of coronavirus


Samples from a wastewater treatment plant serving a large metropolitan area found that the amount of SARS-CoV-2 particles in the sewage samples indicated a far higher number of people likely infected with Covid-19

4/21/2020 2:00:00 PM

Minnesota volunteers pitching in making hospital supplies


Volunteers are manufacturing on home 3-D printers

4/21/2020 12:00:00 PM

1,000-bed field hospital in Boston accepting coronavirus patients


Boston Convention and Exhibition Center transformed to temporary medical space

4/21/2020 11:00:00 AM

Shuttered N.C. hospital reopened to deal with coronavirus overflow


The former Sandhills Regional Medical Center has rooms for 49 patients but could take up to 60 or 65

4/21/2020 9:00:00 AM

Russelectric Emergency Power System Offers Redundant PLC Controls and Manual Backup Capability


4/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Sygnature Discovery Provides State-of-the-art Liquid Handling Machine to UK Government’s COVID-19 Testing Efforts


4/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Honolulu Hospitals Set to Receive Donation of N99 Masks


4/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Tabula Rasa HealthCare and CQuentia Expand Partnership with COVID-19 Test Kit Distribution Agreement


4/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Eleanor Health opens a virtual clinic in Asheville


4/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Rhode Island is converting a former Lowe’s store into a coronavirus hospital


As many as 624 beds will be set up in the 140,000-square-foot building

4/20/2020 2:00:00 PM

UV light offered to sterilize face masks for healthcare workers


Hospitals aren’t ready to jump on board yet

4/20/2020 12:00:00 PM

COVID-19 reinventing how healthcare providers use mobile medical vehicles and RVs


Healthcare facilities are using specialty vehicles that are already built and upfitted for various medical uses and repurposing them to provide frontline support

4/20/2020 11:00:00 AM

CMS ‘hospitals without walls’ waiver allows ASCs to provide hospitals relief


The waiver is intended to ensure that local healthcare facilities have the capacity to handle a surge of COVID-19 patients

4/20/2020 9:00:00 AM

Paying Attention to Drains During the COVID-19 Pandemic


4/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

Aircuity Sends Thoughts to Those Affected by Virus; Now Focuses on the Impact to the Built Environment


4/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

HLAC Says Its Laundry Process Monitoring ToolKit Offers Processing Safeguards During Unsafe Times


4/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

Sinquefield Center for Research Donates $765,000 to COVID-19, Cross-Discipline Research at Saint Louis University


4/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

MakerCause Launches to Create 3D Printing Collaboration Network in Partnership with MaketheMasks to Support COVID-19 Efforts


4/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

South Carolina expanding hospital capacity for coronavirus with three-tier plan


The surge plan is based on projections of 3,500 coronavirus patients being hospitalized in early May

4/17/2020 3:00:00 PM

Disney Parks donates supplies to hospitals fighting coronavirus


Disney has donated 150,000 rain ponchos to MedShare

4/17/2020 2:00:00 PM

McCormick Place hospital ready to accept patients this week


The facility includes 500 negative pressure tents

4/17/2020 12:00:00 PM

Army Corps scales back size of field hospital in suburban Detroit


A 250-bed facility will be built inside the convention hall instead of the original 1,100-bed plan

4/17/2020 11:00:00 AM

Blog / Focus: Energy Efficiency

How energy efficiency is powering the new University of Utah Health Sciences campus


The existing chilled water plant did not have the capacity to meet the loads of these new buildings scheduled to come online

4/17/2020 9:00:00 AM

HGA and The Boldt Company Build STAAT Mod Critical Care Units to Address the COVID-19 Hospital Bed Shortage


4/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

NFPA Develops Additional Guidance for Healthcare Facilities During COVID-19 Pandemic


4/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

MDClone Announces COVID-19-Specific Application, Enabling Healthcare Industry Collaboration and Innovation


4/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

AAMI Releases Emergency COVID-19 Guidance


4/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

Innovative Office Products Assisting Lehigh Valley Health Network with Protective Product Equipment Needs


4/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

McCormick Place field hospital built in 5 days


Chicago convention center will eventually have 3,000 beds

4/16/2020 3:00:00 PM

Soldiers, engineers building field hospital for coronavirus patients in Detroit


The upper floor will accommodate patients who require oxygen, but not a ventilator

4/16/2020 12:00:00 PM

Four COVID-19 design changes hospitals can make now


When existing resources and equipment have been deployed and new items are needed, ensure that items can be reused in the next time of need

4/16/2020 11:00:00 AM

L.A. clinics lack safety supplies as coronavirus spreads


Facilities for the poor continue to face a shortage of test kits and medical equipment

4/16/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Plumbing

Transmission bacteria linked to hospital sink drain


Two patients with NDM-1 Klebsiella pneumoniae had stayed in the same room

4/16/2020 8:00:00 AM

InkJet, Inc. is Producing and Offering Liquid Hand Sanitizer to Help Keep the U.S. Supply Chain Up and Running


4/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

Mannington Commercial Resilient Sheet Used in US Army Corps Temporary Hospital


4/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

AtlasIED Introduces Line of Portable Indoor/Outdoor Public Address Systems


4/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

ConTech Lighting's Eclipse Curve Series LED Track Luminaires


4/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

Leavitt Partners Insight Launches New Tool to Help Hospitals Identify Resources and Capacity-Increasing Interventions


4/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

California children's hospital adds plexiglass protection to ER


Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego is seeing a drastic drop in the number of Emergency Room visits

4/15/2020 3:00:00 PM

Inspections expected to focus on infection control, emergency preparedness


The Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is expected to add COVID-19 topics to its annual work plan

4/15/2020 2:00:00 PM

Lawsuit says hospital security guard prohibited from wearing mask


His supervisor allegedly berated him for wearing a mask, telling him it was against hospital policy

4/15/2020 12:00:00 PM

Focus: Fire-Life Safety / Column

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Smoke barrier or smoke partition?


Brad Keyes discusses regulations for smoke barriers or smoke partitions

4/15/2020 10:00:00 AM

Blog

New study demonstrates accuracy of Legionella detection test


Regular testing for Legionella pneumophila is the only way to be certain that a water management plan is working properly to prevent patient exposure

4/15/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Energy Efficiency

Growing hospital energy costs can be managed


Low-hanging fruit includes turning off or reducing power to electronic equipment that is not being used

4/15/2020 8:00:00 AM

To Make the Case for the Integrity of Its Prison Laundry Processing, Missouri DOC Touts HLAC Accreditation


4/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

Virsec and CyVolve Partner to Deliver Advanced Cybersecurity for Healthcare and Regulated Industries In the US, Europe and Middle East


4/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

Kareo Survey Reveals Coronavirus Pandemic Impact on Independent Medical Practices and Their Patients


4/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

Prisma Health Collaborates with Ethicon Inc., to Manufacture and Distribute the VESper™ Ventilator Expansion Splitter Device


4/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

AJ Manufacturing Introduces Portable Air Filtration Units for Creating COVID-19 Patient Isolation Rooms


4/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

Blog

Pandemic preparedness: How hospitals can adapt buildings to address worst-case scenarios


A Canadian healthcare architect looks at how hospital staff can act now to modify facilities and contain a pandemic

4/14/2020 3:00:00 PM

Minnesota plans 2,750 hospital beds for ‘alternate care sites’


One site considered is a shuttered private prison in western Minnesota

4/14/2020 2:00:00 PM

A 250-bed field hospital is being built inside Massachusetts’ DCU Center


Photo tour of construction posted on telegram.com

4/14/2020 12:00:00 PM

CDC studies show drop in MDR bacteria, C diff in US hospitals


Infections caused by four multidrug-resistant organisms decreased in US hospitals from 2012 through 2017

4/14/2020 11:00:00 AM

Focus: Plumbing

Plumbing strategies to reduce HAIs


Bacteria lurking in the plumbing pipes and fixtures can contribute to HAIs

4/14/2020 8:00:00 AM

Kaivac's KaiBosh Disinfectant Deemed Effective Against COVID


4/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

KOVA Debuts New line of Compact Appliances, Offering Full-Sized Functionality at an Affordable Price


4/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

Invixium Touchless Biometric Solutions Provide the Healthy Alternative for Workforce Management and Security


4/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

ASHE Celebrates 2020 Winners of Prestigious Vista Awards


4/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

McCormick Place Convention Center partially converting to Alternate Care Facility


4/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Environmental Services

Lower-profile hospital workers worry about their COVID-19 risk


Many hospitals are struggling to obtain protective equipment

4/13/2020 3:00:00 PM

CDC director says: 'This virus is going to be with us'


Re-embracing social distancing may be necessary

4/13/2020 2:00:00 PM

Blog

Technology takes the top position in outbreak management


Cloud-based software solutions provide unified platforms where data from diagnostic tests can be gathered

4/13/2020 12:00:00 PM

N.Y. hospitals face $400 million in cuts amid coronavirus crisis


The funding cuts were proposed before the virus had reached the United States

4/13/2020 9:00:00 AM

DNP IAM Donates Supplies to Support Local Front-Line Medical Professionals


4/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

MasksForDoctors.org Gives PPE to Doctors & Nurses Fighting COVID-19


4/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

ABM Offers EnhancedClean to Support COVID-19 Response Efforts


4/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

Doing More For patients and Healthcare Organizations Amid the COVID-19 Crisis


4/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

Txtonomy Launches COVID-19 Chatbot


4/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

Librarian using 3-D printer to make equipment for healthcare workers


Public library’s printer is being used to create respirator masks

4/9/2020 3:00:00 PM

3M says not sharing N95 masks could make the shortage worse


Millions of respirators are surfacing, but healthcare workers say they need more

4/9/2020 2:00:00 PM

Ford, GE Healthcare to produce 50,000 ventilators by July


Car maker is using design from small tech company

4/9/2020 12:00:00 PM

Nurses using baby monitors in the ICU


Healthcare workers want to limit risky interactions and preserve equipment already in short supply

4/9/2020 11:00:00 AM

Minnesota looking for temporary hospital space


Officials are looking for large, vacant spaces

4/9/2020 9:00:00 AM

DuctSox Outfits COVID-19 Medical Tents


4/9/2020 12:00:00 AM

Danfoss Simplifies Floor Heating Installations with New LX Kits for Electric Floor Warming


4/9/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jeron’s Ready-to-Ship Emergency Nurse Call Systems Are Serving COVID-19 Facilities


4/9/2020 12:00:00 AM

ISSA Launches GBAC Fundamentals Online Course to Help Cleaners Combat Coronavirus


4/9/2020 12:00:00 AM

Prodigo's Preparedness Initiatives Support Hospitals as Hospitals Serve their Patients


4/9/2020 12:00:00 AM

Managing COVID-19 medical waste


The CDC has recommended that control of COVID-19 waste be handled through routine procedures

4/8/2020 3:00:00 PM

Dallas convention center will get Texas’ first pop-up hospital in pandemic


As many as 1,400 beds could be housed at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

4/8/2020 2:00:00 PM

Building out a new hybrid OR a complex operation


The University of Washington Medicine constructed a highly technical hybrid bi-plane operating room

4/8/2020 12:00:00 PM

Union alleges Calif. hospital risked coronavirus spread to workers


Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center in Riverside sent at least 10 employees home because they came in contact with a patient who had symptoms of coronavirus

4/8/2020 11:00:00 AM

‘Healthcare facilities’ in N.J. to submit daily reports on capacity, supplies


Reports could include on bed capacity and availability of supplies, including personal protective equipment, ventilators

4/8/2020 9:00:00 AM

New Portable Lighting for Temporary Hospitals Kills Bacteria Safely & Continuously


4/8/2020 12:00:00 AM

CastleBranch Helps Hospitals, Schools and Students Fight Back Against COVID-19


4/8/2020 12:00:00 AM

ASHE Announces New Executive Director


4/8/2020 12:00:00 AM

iTranslate Launches HIPAA Compliant Translation App for Healthcare Professionals Worldwide


4/8/2020 12:00:00 AM

Precision Textiles Donates Level IV Medical-Grade Mattress Encasements to Community Hospital


4/8/2020 12:00:00 AM

Study says construction industry masks can be used for healthcare


Elastomeric half-mask respirators (EHMRs) provide the same level of infection protection as N95 respirators

4/7/2020 3:00:00 PM

Focus: Energy Efficiency

Green hospitals may be better prepared to deal with crises


Boston Medical Center monitors its energy use around the clock

4/7/2020 2:00:00 PM

South Carolina hospitals set up outdoor tents to curb coronavirus spread


At Conway Medical Center, emergency patients entering through the emergency department now have to be screened in an outdoor tent before entering

4/7/2020 12:00:00 PM

During a pandemic, hospital staffers urged to get better at hand-washing


Specific hand-hygiene standards for doctors, nurses and hospital staff are needed

4/7/2020 11:00:00 AM

Increase in healthcare facilities driving the hospital lighting system market


Hospital lighting systems cover both the interior and exterior lighting

4/7/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Plumbing

Maintenance insights to keep plumbing systems flowing


New-generation drain cleaning products offer efficiency and safety

4/7/2020 8:00:00 AM

A-Medicare Pledges 30% of Company Resources to 3D Modeling of Novel Viruses


4/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Bay Area Based Charity Free Masketeers Announces Support for Our Local Healthcare Heroes


4/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

LiveProcess Launches Free COVID-19 Response Package


4/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jvion’s COVID Patient Vulnerability Lists Help Hospitals Proactively Respond to Pandemic


4/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Barco's Nightingales Foundation Donates 350,000 Medical Masks


4/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

New York's Javits Center to be one of the largest hospitals in the country


There will be nearly 3,000 beds available

4/6/2020 3:00:00 PM

Lessons from China’s temporary hospitals


The temporary hospitals are 10 times less expensive than building a new comprehensive COVID-19 care hospital

4/6/2020 2:00:00 PM

Study: C. diff not affected by ultraviolet disinfection devices


Measuring the effectiveness of UV can be difficult

4/6/2020 12:00:00 PM

Fake masks could put healthcare workers at risk


Healthcare facilities also contend with escalating costs, with some vendors raising equipment prices tenfold or more

4/6/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Plumbing

Upgrading plumbing systems can improve efficiency


Effectively diagnosing plumbing problems and performing successful upgrades can help minimize utility costs

4/6/2020 8:00:00 AM

Clarus Glassboards Enable Critical Communication Between Doctors and Patients on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Crisis


4/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

NovuHealth Launches Rapid Response Engagement Solution to Help Health Plans Communicate with Members During COVID-19 Pandemic


4/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

VitalTech and AT&T Business Offer Free Telehealth Services


4/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

RxSafe LLC Launches ViralGuardRx COVID-19 Protection


4/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

Domo Updates its COVID-19 Global Tracker with County-Level Infection Statistics, Stay-at-Home Orders and Testing-By-State Data


4/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Environmental Services

Hospital's housekeepers quitting over coronavirus safety issues


Environmental services workers say they are cleaning coronavirus rooms without proper gear

4/3/2020 3:00:00 PM

CMS has redefined a hospital to include tents and dorm rooms


Hospital safety rules relaxed amid coronavirus

4/3/2020 2:00:00 PM

US military is working to convert N.Y. buildings into hospitals in three or four weeks


The US Army Corps of Engineers is retrofitting hotels and dormitories

4/3/2020 12:00:00 PM

Chicago’s McCormick Place to be turned into hospital


City may be ‘hot spot’ for COVID-19

4/3/2020 11:00:00 AM

Healthcare workers’ masks donated by Facebook were stockpiled after wildfires


Many healthcare facilities’ frontline workers don’t have the proper protective equipment

4/3/2020 9:00:00 AM

ASHE Earns 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence Award


4/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Rosh Review Offers Free Online Learning Tools for Future Medical Professionals Impacted by COVID-19 Crisis


4/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

HSM Develops New Medical Mattresses for Quick Production to Meet COVID-19 Demands


4/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Premier Parking Expands Healthcare Service Offerings to Provide Healthcare Facilities with Non-Clinical Support for COVID-19


4/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Simple Device Sanitizes Often Overlooked Breeding Ground for Bacteria and Viruses


4/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Newly approved machine can decontaminate 80,000 respirator masks a day


The decontamination system uses vapor phase hydrogen peroxide to decontaminate the masks

4/2/2020 3:00:00 PM

A photo tour of the first 1,000-bed temporary hospital at the Javits Center


The Army Corp of Engineers have identified four additional sites for temporary hospitals

4/2/2020 2:00:00 PM

Healthcare facilities in Nebraska are experimenting with new equipment disinfecting technique


Ultraviolet light is being used to decontaminate medical supplies at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

4/2/2020 12:00:00 PM

Blog

Applying lessons learned from 9/11 biodefense response to the COVID-19 pandemic


The most important lesson to learn is to fight the current war and plan for the next, but don’t fight the last war

4/2/2020 11:00:00 AM

Blog

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center feeds the hungry with surplus food


Between July 2016 and the end of 2019, the program has produced 61,365 meals

4/2/2020 9:00:00 AM

Coronavirus will affect not-for-profit hospitals for the longterm


Many hospitals are canceling profitable elective surgeries

4/2/2020 8:00:00 AM

The Joint Commission Issues Statement Supporting Use of Personal Face Masks Provided from Home amid COVID-19 pandemic


4/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

Advanced Sterilization Products Announces Protocol for Reprocessing of N95 Masks to Protect Healthcare Workers in the Battle Against COVID-19


4/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

Syneos Health Launches Ventilator Initiative to Raise Awareness of Bridging Option to Address Ventilator Shortage for COVID-19 Patients


4/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

Spry Therapeutics Provides 10,000 Filtered Healthcare Pillows to U.S. Hospitals to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19, Other Harmful Pathogens


4/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

Fresh-Aire UV Introduces PLP-LED Air Filtration for HVAC Systems


4/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

Shuttered hospitals reopening as COVID-19 spreads


State and local governments across the nation are rushing to reopen facilities

4/1/2020 3:00:00 PM

Focus: Fire-Life Safety / Column

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Annual testing of fire pump


Brad Keyes discusses regulations for annual testing of fire pumps

4/1/2020 10:00:00 AM

Blog

How healthcare facilities can go green in 2020


Systems like Innova Health, Dignity Health and John Hopkins are even working to combat plastic pollution by eliminating plastic straws and switching to paper straws in their cafeteria facilities

4/1/2020 9:00:00 AM

SelecTech Launches Healthcare Division


4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Barco donates 10K Scrubs/Month to Healthcare Professionals


4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Luminare Launches COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to Help Prioritize Testing for High-Risk Individuals


4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Orbita Expands COVID-19 Bot Solutions to Support New Front-line Response Demands, Reaching Millions in Need


4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Gloves In A Bottle Help Reverse Damage from Over-sanitizing While Keeping Hands Healthy


4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM



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