January 2021 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Healthcare Real Estate Sector Remains Strong


Telehealth will supplement patient care, changing the needs of the facility

1/29/2021 12:15:00 AM

COVID-19 Focus Opened Door to Other Illnesses


Drug-resistant bacteria and fungi have grown opportunistically in health care settings

1/29/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hotels Eyed for Vaccination Sites


Hotels bring unique infrastructure and operational capabilities to serve as vaccine administration sites

1/29/2021 12:00:00 AM

Cyber Attacks Require Healthcare Organizations To Take Action


Extraordinary increase in connected medical devices makes hospitals more vulnerable

1/29/2021 12:00:00 AM

OSHA-Approved State Standards Help Curtail COVID-19 Cases


In lieu of federal OSHA standards, 28 states have implemented their own emergency standards

1/29/2021 12:00:00 AM

Improving Bed Turnover


EVS team plays a major role in managing hospital throughput

1/28/2021 12:15:00 AM

Vaccines and Security in the COVID-19 Era


Security departments play an integral role in ensuring the rollout runs as smoothly as possible with minimal threats

1/28/2021 12:00:00 AM

Florida Healthcare System Buys into Solar


300-ton steel canopy will power 84 percent of executive office building

1/28/2021 12:00:00 AM

Changes to Food Programs Could Outlast COVID-19


Atlanta hospital has eliminated self-serve stations, room service-style patient menus, and cash

1/28/2021 12:00:00 AM

Plant Operations in Spotlight for Energy Star Certification


Projects to curtail energy use inside and outside of healthcare facilities recognized

1/28/2021 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Facilities at Risk for COVID-Related Fines, Litigation


Failure to protect employees from COVID-19 could cost facilities thousands of dollars

1/27/2021 12:15:00 AM

Vaccine Storage Problems Arise in Hospitals


Nearly 2,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were spoiled after a contractor accidentally unplugged a freezer

1/27/2021 12:00:00 AM

Michigan: HVAC Certification for Restaurant Openings


Program allows food service establishments to become certified by having their HVAC systems inspected

1/27/2021 12:00:00 AM

Microgrid Projects Show Tech’s Potential for Healthcare


Projects will include how to incorporate renewable energy and move away from diesel generators

1/27/2021 12:00:00 AM

Cyber Criminals Exploit COVID-19 in Attacks


Increasing attacks spur need to adopt cybersecurity best practices to keep pace with evolving threats

1/27/2021 12:00:00 AM

Biden Asks OSHA To Review Healthcare Worker Safety


Agency to issue revised guidance on safety during pandemic within next two weeks

1/26/2021 12:15:00 AM

Flu Watch: Social Distancing in Facilities Paying Off


Flu numbers are well below normal across all ages

1/26/2021 12:00:00 AM

Major Hospital Campus Expansion Gains Approval


University of California, Irvin project to include 144-bed acute care facility, ambulatory care center and cancer center

1/26/2021 12:00:00 AM

Looking for Trouble: Proactive Tactics for IT Security


Strengthening employee security education and training should be a key focus for all healthcare entities

1/26/2021 12:00:00 AM

Design Links New Children’s Ward with Nature


625,000-square-foot facility emphasizes natural light and access to outdoor spaces

1/26/2021 12:00:00 AM

Automated Technology Reinforces Proper Handwashing


Technology uses near-field magnetic induction technology to verify clinicians sanitize hands properly

1/25/2021 12:15:00 AM

Judge Tosses Penalty Against Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


$4.3 million penalty stemmed from two instances of lost, unencrypted USB drives containing patient data

1/25/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital-Acquired COVID-19: A Closer Look


Healthcare decision makers need metrics to provide accurate estimates of cases to effectively allocate resources

1/25/2021 12:00:00 AM

Campaign Seeks To Increase Installation of EV Charging Stations


Group is teaming up with 29 other EV cooperatives to create a regional charging network

1/25/2021 12:00:00 AM

Energy Efficiency in the COVID-19 Era


Challenges related to to energy efficiency in hospitals are compounded In multi-facility healthcare systems

1/25/2021 12:00:00 AM

4 Factors in COVID-19 Spread in Long-Term Care


Staff member infections, facility size among the factors associated with cases and deaths

1/22/2021 12:15:00 AM

The Case for Training Facilities Staff


Why don’t hospitals train workers? Training is viewed as an expense, not an investment

1/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

Posts Part: 2 Modular Construction: Benefits and Challenges

Posts Part: 3 2021 To See Growing Threat of Cyberattacks

Contractors and Scientists Partner to Reduce COVID-19 in Senior Living Communities


New division creates four-step approach to healthy building design

1/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Technology: The Impact on Data and IT


Even before COVID-19, managers faced myriad challenges to their data infrastructures

1/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Design Puts Patient Needs First


To maintain a setting that is better for patients with autism, the design emphasizes a lack of visual clutter

1/21/2021 12:00:00 AM

Organizations Weigh Turning Field Hospitals into Permanent Spaces


Officials encourage involvement of local CMS office, state fire marshal’s office and local building departments

1/21/2021 12:00:00 AM

A New Approach to Operations and Management


Care coordination command centers can improve outcomes and efficiency

1/21/2021 12:00:00 AM

Corporate Headquarters to Re-Emerge as Medical Facility


Former world headquarters of Union Carbide will see new life for Nuvance Health Systems

1/21/2021 12:00:00 AM

Visitor Management Takes Center Stage in COVID-19 Era


More than ever, facilities need control over patients, families, visitors, and outside contractors

1/20/2021 12:00:00 AM

COVID-19: Challenges Continue for Environmental Services, Maintenance


Praise for healthcare workers is well deserved, but it left out nursing aides, housekeepers, medical assistants and food service workers

1/20/2021 12:00:00 AM

Strategies and Resources for Technician Training


Providing training also is a proven strategy for engaging and motivating technical staff

1/20/2021 12:00:00 AM

Fast Track: China Builds Hospital in Five Days


A 3,000-room hospital is under construction in Shijiazhuang

1/20/2021 12:00:00 AM

HVAC Systems and COVID-19: What’s the Link?


Experts say scientific evidence does not indicate that transmission of COVID-19 occurs via HVAC systems

1/19/2021 12:15:00 AM

Managers Search for Staffing Strategies Amid Pandemic


Hospital facilities and engineering departments are in constant competition with other fields for qualified technicians

1/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

IT Security in the COVID-19 Era


Senior care facilities can be particularly vulnerable to security risks

1/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

Amid Vaccine Rollout, PPE Shortage Continues


Requests to one collection group increased by 200 percent between November and December

1/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

Texas Joins States Opening Field Hospitals


Convention center offers 25 beds but can treat more patients if needed

1/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

Cyberattack Increase Tied to Vaccine Distribution


Attacks on web applications jump 51 percent since December

1/18/2021 12:15:00 AM

Decade-Long Legionnaires' Outbreak Tied to Michigan Hospital: CDC


state reported 90 cases of Legionnaires' disease during 2014 and 2015

1/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

Senior Care Facilities Go to the Dogs To Detect COVID-19


Dogs identify coronavirus via sweat samples from individuals

1/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

COVID-19 Leads to Television as Diagnostic Tool


Converting existing televisions in nearly 1,200 patient rooms into virtual care endpoints

1/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

Environmental Services Workers Feeling Underappreciated


Workers say they are not trained enough and see themselves as having a low social status

1/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals Fined $184K Over Worker Infections


Two hospitals fined for failing to report when employees were infected with COVID-19

1/15/2021 12:15:00 AM

New COVID-19 Challenge: Minimizing PPE Waste


Managers seek to reduce the quantity of isolation gowns, gloves and masks discarded after use

1/15/2021 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Facilities Addressing Workplace Violence


Workplace violence is about four times more prevalent in healthcare than in other industries

1/15/2021 12:00:00 AM

Telehealth Grows Amid Pandemic and Is Likely To Stay


Virtual visits must focus on patient experience to be a viable option

1/15/2021 12:00:00 AM

Food Programs Adapt in the COVID-19 Era


Service had to continue where many traditional models no longer were feasible

1/15/2021 12:00:00 AM

Rethinking Facility Airflow To Control COVID-19


Facilities can use altered airflows to increase air exchanges and optimize fresh outdoor air

1/14/2021 12:15:00 AM

Controlling COVID-19 on Construction Sites Proves Challenging


One-half of the respondents indicated training is “often” or “always” required by project owners

1/14/2021 12:00:00 AM

Flexible Food Program Responds to Pandemic


Programs had to rethink and revamp operations while still ensuring the health of patients

1/14/2021 12:00:00 AM

Ohio Healthcare System Plans Expansion


$156 million, 60-bed hospital and medical office complex could create up to 275 jobs

1/14/2021 12:00:00 AM

CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Improves Hospital Response


Rule mandates emergency planning and support with an emphasis on communication

1/14/2021 12:00:00 AM

Four Most Frequent COVID-related OSHA Citations


By knowing the common citations, employers can better ensure they are protecting their workers

1/13/2021 12:15:00 AM

Ransomware Attacks on Healthcare Skyrocket


Attacks against healthcare organizations have jumped about 45 percent since early November

1/13/2021 12:00:00 AM

COVID-19 and Design for Mental Health Facilities


Demand for healthcare facilities that offer mental and behavioral health services is increasing

1/13/2021 12:00:00 AM

COVID-19 Is Remaking Healthcare Construction


ASHE resources address key considerations for keeping construction site safe

1/13/2021 12:00:00 AM

OSHA Offers Tips on Safety with Dry Ice


Super-cold blocks of carbon dioxide keep temperamental vaccines at the right temperature

1/13/2021 12:00:00 AM

Pandemic To Impact Senior-Living Facilities Through 2022


Within the senior living industry, continuing care retirement communities were hit the hardest

1/12/2021 12:15:00 AM

Report Faults Security Efforts for Patient Information


Only 6 percent of audited organizations adequately fulfilled requirements for reducing risks and vulnerabilities

1/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

Freezer Malfunction Forces Emergency Use of Vaccine


Sensor that monitors freezer didn’t work and didn’t notify hospital personnel of problem

1/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

Ransomware Attacks Continue to Plague Healthcare


Facilities are implementing measures designed to keep critical data safe and secure

1/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

Cyberattack Tactics Included Guessing Passwords


Perpetrators of the attack used common hacker techniques to get passwords

1/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

COVID-19 Continues Pressure on Hospital ICUs


Study finds 90 percent increase in hospitals reaching ICU capacity

1/11/2021 12:15:00 AM

Seven Legal Considerations for Constructing Healthcare Facilities


The pandemic is altering the approach to facility design and construction

1/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Facilities Eye Blockchain To Address Challenges


Blockchain can do many things, from providing secure encryption of patient information to handling epidemics

1/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

California Project Addresses Research, Capacity and Earthquakes


The project aims to address a severe bed shortage and create a more modern, seismically sound hospital

1/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

ASHE Offers Guidance on Additional COVID-19 Space


Existing hospital beds cannot accommodate the millions of patients who will require medical care

1/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

Scrutiny Grows on Air Filtration’s Role in Controlling COVID-19


An enhanced HVAC system design will minimize the recirculation of contaminated air in air distribution systems

1/8/2021 12:15:00 AM

Massive Construction Project Opens in New York


The cost of the project originally had been estimated at $545 million

1/8/2021 12:00:00 AM

Design of Mental Health Facilities Back in Spotlight


New research into the effects of the design is spurring the development of facilities that feel more residential

1/8/2021 12:00:00 AM

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Healthcare Design


The impact on designing healthcare spaces and workplaces is already being felt

1/8/2021 12:00:00 AM

Lexington Sees Wave of Healthcare Construction Amid Pandemic


A new project is one of several areas hospitals and medical groups that have renovated or expanded buildings recently

1/8/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Must Release Records on Mold Outbreaks


The hospital has seen a host of mold outbreaks since 2005, when it discovered Aspergillus mold in an operating room

1/7/2021 12:15:00 AM

Closed Hospital Reopens Amid COVID-19 Surge


Historic Community Hospital Long Beach has begun receiving transfer patients

1/7/2021 12:00:00 AM

COVID-19 Spotlight Falls on HVAC Systems


One mitigation strategy involves ensuring adequate ventilation in indoor spaces

1/7/2021 12:00:00 AM

Assessing COVID-19’s Impact on Hospital Design


The pandemic has accelerated some trends, such as the one to a hospital without walls

1/7/2021 12:00:00 AM

Designing Hospitals That Foster Healthier Minds


The hospital has seen a host of mold outbreaks since 2005, when it discovered Aspergillus mold in an operating room

1/7/2021 12:00:00 AM

VA’s Struggle with PPE One of Many Issues


VA had no reliable tracking system for what hospitals have, what they need or what was expired

1/6/2021 12:15:00 AM

COVID-19 Highlights Issue of Superbugs in Hospitals


Every year, hundreds of millions of people admitted to hospitals end up with dangerous infections

1/6/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Targets Healthier Foods for Staff, Patients


Meal prep service helps people enjoy a stress-free, healthy meal at their convenience

1/6/2021 12:00:00 AM

COVID-19: The Impact on Hospital Design


The new normal includes being able to modify existing facilities to quickly create isolation zones

1/6/2021 12:00:00 AM

COVID-19 Relief Act Funds New VA Hospital


Plans call for two buildings to be renovated into a 58-bed medical-surgical hospital

1/6/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals Receive Ransomware Alert


The advisory finds that malicious cyber actors are increasingly targeting the healthcare sector

1/5/2021 12:15:00 AM

Revisiting IT Issues as Vaccine Rollout Expands


The IT infrastructure in many hospitals and healthcare facilities might not be up to the task of a successful vaccination program

1/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare IT Responds to Battle Pandemic


Adoption skyrocketed as hospitals, health systems and facility managers increasingly relied on digital health technologies

1/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

COVID-19 Reemphasizes Role of Housekeeping


Hospitals seeking to control the coronavirus and other infections need to remain vigilant in their sanitizing efforts

1/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

Asset Tracking: What Can RTLS Do for You?


Primarily used to track equipment and people, these systems are expanding into additional applications

1/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

Nashville Explosion Hampers Hospital Operations


Blast affected connection points for regional internet services and local wireless, internet and video

1/4/2021 12:15:00 AM

Clearing the Air: COVID-19 Strategy Must Address IAQ


Researchers stress that risk of infection is particularly high in hospitals and nursing homes

1/4/2021 12:00:00 AM

Food Service Workers To Receive Early Vaccines


CDC recommendations for vaccination priorities acknowledge risks facing key employees in healthcare facilities

1/4/2021 12:00:00 AM

California Opening Field Hospitals


The situation was particularly grim in Riverside County, which recently was at zero available ICU capacity

1/4/2021 12:00:00 AM

CASE STUDY: UVA Hospital Expansion Emphasizes Well-being


The new space connects patients and staff to the calming effects of nature

1/4/2021 12:00:00 AM



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