August 2020 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



India Deploys Portable, Foldable Covid Hospital


Facility can be set up in a few hours by fewer than five people

8/31/2020 12:15:00 AM

New York Hospital Back Online After Malware Attack


Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown announced it was hit by malware in July

8/31/2020 12:00:00 AM

Mobile COVID Clinical Trial Travels To Nursing Homes


An experimental drug to halt sudden outbreaks is being tested

8/31/2020 12:00:00 AM

Staten Island Hospital Installs Thermal Scanners


Employees and visitors can be tested when entering the hospital

8/31/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Renovation

How To Free Up Capital For Hospital Renovations


Unload medical office buildings, other real estate

8/31/2020 12:00:00 AM

A Connected Point of Care Ecosystem Checklist


The entire point of care ecosystem, which goes beyond the interaction between patient and caregiver, has an effect on improving the overall experience

8/31/2020 12:00:00 AM

Many Doctors Say Pandemic Won't Be Contained Until June


Eighty-six percent of physicians said COVID-19 won't be under control until at least January 2021

8/28/2020 12:15:00 AM

Blog / Focus: Energy Efficiency

Selecting the Right Steam Control Mechanism


Moving beyond ‘business as usual’ regulators and relief valves to explore different steam control options

8/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

Report: Nursing Homes Facing Severe Staffing And Protective Equipment Shortages


Report includes results from a new national database containing 98 percent of U.S. nursing homes

8/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

Legionella May Be COVID-19 Reopening Risk


Stagnant water can be a breeding ground for waterborne pathogens, like legionella. Here's how to reduce the risk

8/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Energy Efficiency

Solar Power, Other Tech, Can Save Hospitals Money And Energy


Technologies can help cut costs and improve energy efficiency

8/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

Study: Children With Covid May Be More Contagious Than Adults


Infected children had significantly higher levels of virus in their airways

8/27/2020 12:15:00 AM

Hospice Providers Can Lend Expertise, Technology And 'Softer Skills' As Healthcare Facilities Reopen


The hospice model provides a framework that can help facilities reopen safely

8/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

CMS to Resume Routine Nursing Home Inspections


Onsite revisit surveys, non-immediate jeopardy complaint surveys and annual recertification surveys will resume

8/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

Connecticut Report Says Nursing Home Staff Should Not Work In Multiple Facilities


The report also said that facilities assign staff to the same units and schedule longer shifts to cut down on departures and arrivals

8/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Interiors

Art In Healthcare Facilities Can Support Good Outcomes


Art helps to manage pain. Several studies have found that patients' pain levels are reduced by art

8/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

What to Know about Germicidal Lighting And Coronavirus


Fighting pathogens with lighting is not new, but can be tricky

8/26/2020 12:15:00 AM

Superbug Closes Irish Hospital Ward


Several patients in St Luke’s General Hospital in Kilkenny were infected by CPE

8/26/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Fire-Life Safety / Column

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Storage Rooms


Brad Keyes discusses regulations for storage rooms

8/26/2020 12:00:00 AM

N.C. Hospital Launches Drone Delivery Service


The drones transport medicines and personal protective equipment

8/26/2020 12:00:00 AM

Solar-Powered Hospitals Saving Lives in Congo


The installation at a hospital consists of 100 solar panels and seven batteries capable of accumulating the necessary energy to run the facilities for two full days

8/26/2020 12:00:00 AM

7 Million N95 Masks From Federal Stockpile Earmarked For Nursing Homes


Stockpile has 44 million masks

8/25/2020 12:15:00 AM

Strike Teams Deployed To Combat Covid-19 in Nursing Homes


States are sending teams to help with outbreaks

8/25/2020 12:00:00 AM

Training and Certification Requirements for Maintaining Fire Alarm Systems


Testing must be done on an annual basis.

8/25/2020 12:00:00 AM

N.J. Hospitals Install Temperature Screening System for COVID-19


Alerts from thermal imaging cameras can be sent instantly to medical staff or security personnel

8/25/2020 12:00:00 AM

Blog / Focus: Interiors Design

Mosaics for Morale: Colorful Murals Designed To Brighten Healthcare Facilities


Mosaics can differentiate a healthcare space and its unique characteristics from competing hospitals, while bringing a positive energy to traditionally stressful environments

8/25/2020 12:00:00 AM

26 States Don’t Mandate COVID-19 Testing for Nursing Home Inspectors


Some states are still creating formal testing requirements

8/24/2020 12:15:00 AM

Personal Robots Used In Senior Facilities May Be Vulnerable To Cyberattacks


Cybersecurity experts tested the robots and found four separate vulnerabilities

8/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

COVID Patient Cohorting Can Come With Challenges


There are a number of considerations when planning patient-care arrangements during a pandemic

8/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

A Healthcare Facility Lighting Retrofit Checklist


How do you begin to coordinate and come up with funds to replace lighting systems across thousands of square feet?

8/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Energy Efficiency

Clean Energy Microgrid Built For Covid-19 Hospital In Migrant Camp


Batteries combined with photovoltaics provide power for the pop-up clinic

8/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

N.Y. Hospital Sets Up Outdoor Visits For Elderly Patients


Rome Memorial Hospital helping its residents reconnect

8/21/2020 12:15:00 AM

Flu Season With COVID Uncharted Territory For Healthcare Facilities


Things could be complicated because there’s going to be no way to distinguish between the two — without better testing capabilities

8/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

N.Y. Hospital Adds Brick Pizza Oven To Energize Retail Cafeteria


So far, the North Shore Hospital cafe is open only to staff

8/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

The ‘Hospital Of Tomorrow’ Expected To Extent Beyond Hospital Walls


Coronavirus accelerating the transition

8/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Texas COVID Recovery Centers Ready For Patients


State’s largest recovery centers located at Casa de Amistad and the McAllen Convention Center

8/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Interior Design

Healthcare Fixtures Designed For Cutting Costs, Infections


Healthcare facilities need to cater to this changing demographic in all areas of their operations, including restroom design and construction

8/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Mayo Clinic Hospital Has Salad-Making Robots


Fresh Food Robots program may be future of food service

8/20/2020 12:15:00 AM

VA To Welcome Volunteers Back to Healthcare Facilities


Some volunteer roles will be new, modified, virtual or remain paused

8/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

Monitoring Feedback Recommended For Hand-Hygiene Programs


Monitoring hand-hygiene performance and providing personnel with feedback is key

8/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

Preventing HVAC From Spreading Airborne Coronavirus


Good ventilation, filtration and humidity control can be crucial to mitigating the spread in facilities

8/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

IoT Leverages Existing Systems To Effect Operating Efficiencies


Actionable data drives value across organizations

8/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

Report Links Spike In New Nursing Home COVID Cases To Community Spread


The report shows these cases increased in July after having dropped in June

8/19/2020 12:15:00 AM

Focus: Fire-Life Safety / Column

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Operating Rooms As Hazardous Areas


Brad Keyes discusses regulations for operating rooms

8/19/2020 12:00:00 AM

Best Practices for Healthcare Data Collection During COVID-19 and Beyond


Every COVID-19 case offers an opportunity to learn

8/19/2020 12:00:00 AM

Study: Cleaning COVID Hospital Rooms Requires Contact Precautions


Education about infection prevention and maintaining adequate supplies of personal protective equipment was emphasized

8/19/2020 12:00:00 AM

San Francisco Health Department May Cut Ties With Sheriff’s Department


Disproportionate use of force with Black patients in the ER cited

8/18/2020 12:15:00 AM

Technology Key To Transforming Dorms to Alternative Hospital Space


When states look for pop-up hospitals, college housing is often one of the options to consider

8/18/2020 12:00:00 AM

Q&A: How Design Can Assist in Care


Safety is always our number one priority, and every design decision is made with this in mind

8/18/2020 12:00:00 AM

Inspecting, Testing, And Maintaining Fire Alarm Systems


Refer to Chapter 14 of NFPA 72 to understand minimum levels of performance for fire alarm systems

8/18/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Energy Efficiency

Tips For Energy Eficient Healthcare Facilities


Improving energy efficiency can be done in a few minutes a day

8/18/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Energy Efficiency

Planning For Long-term Energy Efficiency


A multi-year energy-planning process allows for a wide range of 'what-if' scenarios

8/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

Switching From Phone To Video Telehealth


The Institute for Family Health was conducting 1,800 telehealth visits per day — about two-thirds of which were via telephone

8/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

Securing A Hospital Campus During A Pandemic


Protecting entries to healthcare facilities is key

8/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

Glasgow Hospitals Increasing Security After Rise In Attacks


Since March, hospital staff have reported more than 2,300 attacks

8/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

California Senior Care Homes Still Aren’t Ready for Wildfires


State and federal laws demand that long-term care facilities plan and train to keep residents safe in a disaster

8/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

Proper Handling and Laundering of Bed Linen Can Help Curb Infection


Fabrics are sometimes overlooked as a potential source of healthcare-acquired infection

8/14/2020 12:15:00 AM

Study: Healthcare Workers Of Color Nearly Twice As Likely To Get COVID


They were also more likely to care for COVID-19 patients and report having PPE issues

8/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

Blog

Keeping Facility Ice Machines Clean and Safe


Ice machines can become contaminated with bacterial and viruses. These pathogens are often introduced by a person using the ice machine – not the machine itself.

8/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

Keeping Patients, Staff Safe With Smart Healthcare Facilities


A look at the future of integrated life safety

8/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Renovation

FMs Share Renovation Best Practices


Facility managers discus how to keep renovation projects on budget and on time

8/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals Tracking COVID-19 With Sensors On Employee Badges


If a patient or staffer is diagnosed with the virus, the sensor system can pull up a map that shows who might have been in close proximity

8/13/2020 12:15:00 AM

National Guard Helping Ease Long-Term Care Facilities’ Staffing Issues


National Guard members are also help run COVID-19 testing sites

8/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

Preparing Healthcare Facilities for the Next Crisis


Facilities must ensure the health of patients outside of COVID, and be more prepared for the next emergency

8/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

Consider Coronavirus, Hygiene Issues WIth Restrooms Upgrades


Upgrades should adapting to the pandemic, while improving productivity of custodial staff and reducing costs

8/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

Blog / Renovation

In Healthcare Facility Renovations, Early Partnership With Qualified Specialty Contractors Is Critical


The early onboarding of specialty contractors can play a crucial role in completing projects safely

8/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

Telemedicine’s Impact Expected To Last Beyond Coronavirus


2020 has accelerated already-growing trend

8/12/2020 12:15:00 AM

Focus: Fire-Life Safety / Column

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Dietary Carts Left Unattended In Corridors


Brad Keyes discusses regulations for dietary carts left unattended in corridors

8/12/2020 12:00:00 AM

Full-Time Facilities Employees Key During Pandemic


There is no one-size-fits-all formula to determine the proper number of FTEs

8/12/2020 12:00:00 AM

These High-Touch Surfaces Are Often Missed By Healthcare Facilities Cleaners


Healthcare workers are more likely to spread infection after touching these non-disinfected surfaces

8/12/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Energy Efficiency

California Hospital Gets Half Its Energy From Solar Power


The system will generate 2.4 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of clean, renewable power per year

8/12/2020 12:00:00 AM

California Hospitals Expect To Face PPE Shortage For Next 2 Years


Hospitals across the state describe growing PPE shortages

8/11/2020 12:15:00 AM

Longterm Impact From COVID-19 Expected For Senior Facilities


Facility design will need to enable residents to be smarter about living together

8/11/2020 12:00:00 AM

Blog / Focus: Energy Efficiency

CHP Systems Offer Energy Efficiency At The Source


A loss of power can have devastating effects, particularly in hospitals and healthcare facilities that need reliable power to keep their patients alive and healthy

8/11/2020 12:00:00 AM

Acoustics Concerns Making More Noise in Healthcare Facilities


In addition to helping patients heal, hospitals are also motivated to reduce noise levels as it impacts funding and is part of the building code

8/11/2020 12:00:00 AM

Orlando Hospitals Remind Public That Medical Facilities Are Not Hurricane Shelters


Facilities stress the point this year because of social distancing needs

8/10/2020 12:15:00 AM

Anesthesiologist Tracking Healthcare Workers Killed By COVID-19


Industry professionals say the lack of good official data is putting lives in danger

8/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

Study Said Healthcare Workers Wearing PPE Still Have Three Times The COVID-19 Risk


Minority workers have an even greater risk, the study said. Minority care providers were five times more likely to contract Covid-19 than white colleagues.

8/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Renovation

Adapting Worksites at Active Healthcare Facilities During Covid


There are additional factors to consider during the pandemic

8/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals Prepare For Hurricane Season During Pandemic


COVID-19 has many hospitals planning to shelter in place

8/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

Georgia Reopens Temporary Hospital in Atlanta To Deal With Covid Surge


The Georgia World Congress Center facility has a 120-bed capacity

8/7/2020 12:15:00 AM

Use Of Domestic Medical Suppliers More Expensive


Johns Hopkins VP says 40-cent surgical gowns now cost $9

8/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Using Resources Wisely During COVID-19:


Waste and recycling options for healthcare facilities

8/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Inspection After First Covid Case Finds Va. Hospital Staffers Failed To Clean Hands And Equipment


A state inspector cited the issues at Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth during an unannounced visit this spring

8/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Energy Efficiency

Making The Case For Energy Efficiency


A communication gap between the CFO and facility managers can mean missing out on good efficiency projects

8/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Pennsylvania Nursing Homes' Second COVID-19 Wave Linked To Mistakes


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects a second wave to start in the fall, during the traditional flu season, but the increase seen in Pennsylvania has begin early

8/6/2020 12:15:00 AM

Healthcare FMs Challenged with Unified Response for Facilities Nationwide


Varied responses offer an opportunity to learn and share best practices across geographies that much more quickly

8/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

Mayo Clinic Invests $1M To Expand Telehealth


Expansive telemedicine network available to treat COVID-19 patients

8/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

FEMA Sends Gowns Without Arm Holes And Strapless Masks To Care Homes


$134 million shipment to frontline workers included ‘glorified garbage bag gowns’

8/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

California Hospital Weathering Supply Chain Challenges


Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital’s parent company acquired stake in PPE manufacturer

8/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

South Carolina Hospital Installing Tents As It Deals With COVID-19 Patients


Regional Medical Center Orangeburg Hospital is also preparing for the upcoming hurricane season

8/5/2020 12:15:00 AM

The Importance Of Surge Protection In Healthcare Facilities


Ventilators and other monitors must have a constant stream of power to reduce risks to patients

8/5/2020 12:00:00 AM

Microgrids in Hospitals Can Support Bolster Public Health


Hospitals need electricity for critical functions such as ventilators and dialysis machines

8/5/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Fire-Life Safety / Column

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Does an Actual Alarm Count as a Fire Drill?


Brad Keyes discusses regulations for fire drills

8/5/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Interior Design

How Modular Healthcare Facilities Aided Pandemic Response


Modular healthcare facilities are being widely used as surge capacity for COVID-19 patients

8/5/2020 12:00:00 AM

Regulatory Compliance at Healthcare Facilities As Non-Covid Patients Return


The policies around the handling and disposing of PPE may have changed

8/4/2020 12:15:00 AM

Hand Hygiene Even More Important in the Post-COVID-19 Era


Healthcare facilities must sustain the gains achieved during the pandemic

8/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

Puerto Rico Lacks Hospital To Survive COVID-19


Puerto Rico has a surge in COVID-19 infections

8/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

Telemedicine Market Expected to Hit $175 Billion by 2026


The rising number of COVID-19 infections across the globe is one of the key factors driving the demand for telemedicine

8/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Cyber Attacks On the Rise with Covid


Temporary facilities are potentially adding to the problem

8/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

23 Employees, 13 Patients Infected At Mass. Hospital After Employee Visited A Coronavirus Hotspot


The coronavirus cluster emerged on a non-COVID unit

8/3/2020 12:15:00 AM

Tenn. Hospitals Preparing Extra Space If Needed For Covid-19 Patients


COVID-19 hospitalizations are hitting new highs in the region

8/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Blog

Contact Tracing Gets Real


Hospitals and clinics look to location based intelligence (LBI) for fully automated, real-time contact and contagion tracking

8/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

NICUs Facing Unique Challenges During Covid


A patient is labor is not going to be asked to wear a mask

8/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Some R.I. Hospitals Getting Pushback on Mask Requirements


A state ban ban on hospital visits changed in July and restrictions were eased — but not lifted

8/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Germicidal Technologies Can Reduce Hospital Airborne Pathogens


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

8/1/2020 12:00:00 AM



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