May 2021 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Hospital’s New Technology Aimed at Maintenance


Software recommends preventive actions based on historical data to avoid costly repairs

5/28/2021 12:15:00 AM

Disinfection in the Post-COVID-19 Era


Only 32 percent of 110,000 objects in healthcare facilities are thoroughly cleaned, studies show

5/28/2021 12:00:00 AM

Case Study: Updated Hospital for Children Targets Comfort, Functionality


Hospital’s hematology and oncology unit has new look and benefit of architecture and engineering updates

5/28/2021 12:00:00 AM

Facility Designs Respond to Changing Times


Pandemic and other changes have prompted new approaches to design

5/27/2021 12:15:00 AM

Faulty Generator Hampers Hospital Operations


Patients transferred to surrounding hospitals, and surgical and elective procedures cancelled

5/27/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital at Home: Facilities Impact?


Programs use telehealth technologies to provide patients with hospital-level care in their homes

5/27/2021 12:00:00 AM

COVID-19 Strikes Hospital Construction Workers


Contractors working in non-clinical, closed area of Molokai General Hospital tested positive

5/26/2021 12:15:00 AM

VA Patient Deaths Lead to Bill on Security Cameras


Move comes after lapses that allowed nursing assistant to kill patients at West Virginia veterans hospital

5/26/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Workers Get Emergency Backpacks


Backpacks include 32 servings of freeze-dried food, squeeze flashlight, portable stove and fuel tablets, and first aid supplies

5/26/2021 12:00:00 AM

Scissors Attack Leads to Lawsuit over Hospital Security


Lawsuit accuses hospital and its security team of "gross recklessness”

5/25/2021 12:15:00 AM

$300 Million Medical Center Set To Open


Acute care hospital has 108 private inpatient beds, an emergency department, and imaging and lab services

5/25/2021 12:00:00 AM

Surgical Pavilion, Delayed by COVID-19, Moves Ahead


Project broke ground in April 2020 and it is slated to be complete by end of 2023

5/25/2021 12:00:00 AM

Federal Effort Targets Support for Long-Term Care in Emergencies


Two new committees to provide support for older adults and people with disabilities in long-term care facilities

5/24/2021 12:15:00 AM

Construction, Upgrades Aim to Transform System’s Facilities, Services


2014 bond measure in 2014 has funded multiple construction and renovation projects

5/24/2021 12:00:00 AM

Roadmaps on the Search for Energy Efficiency


Evidence-based design with strategic energy management might reduce costs associated with energy use

5/24/2021 12:00:00 AM

Future Facilities: Focus on Flexibility


Pandemic has driven home how necessary it is for facilities to be flexible

5/21/2021 12:15:00 AM

Healthcare Parking Fees Draw Scrutiny


Spotlight on ‘financial toxicity’ of cancer treatment, including costs not covered by insurance, such as parking fees

5/21/2021 12:00:00 AM

Ransomware Crisis Enters Third Week


More than two weeks after a cyber attack, Scripps Health fighting to get back online

5/21/2021 12:00:00 AM

UCSF Announces New Research and Training Facility


Initial phase of 30-year vision aims to strengthen UCSF’s status as a top academic medical centers

5/20/2021 12:15:00 AM

System and Facility Upgrades Target Patient Comfort


Hospital’s central utility plant had outlived its expected lifespan and needed to be replaced

5/20/2021 12:00:00 AM

Face Facts: Security Issues and Facial Recognition Technology


More hospitals use technology to augment security programs to protect patients and staff

5/20/2021 12:00:00 AM

Resilient Healthcare Facilities in a Post-COVID World


Core design strategies to help hospitals provide flexible, easily adaptable care centers

5/19/2021 12:15:00 AM

Hospitals Ramp Up Cybersecurity in Shadow of Pipeline Attack


Healthcare-related cyber attacks rose by 55 percent in 2020

5/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

Minimizing Pandemic’s Impact on Facilities Funding


Best practices in securing capital and operational funding

5/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

Interior Design with Patients’ Families in Mind


Hospital’s hematology and oncology unit has new look and feel to welcome patients and families

5/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

Spotlight: Resident Security Technology


With advances in resident security technology, facilities managers have access to range of helpful resources

5/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

Behavioral Health and Memory Care Design Best Practices


When considering varying patient populations, designing for behavioral health creates challenges and opportunities

5/18/2021 12:15:00 AM

Hospitals, Hurricanes and the Need for Resilience


Group encourages facilities to prepare for hurricane season

5/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

Joint Commission IDs Top Safety Issues for Facilities


Infections and utility systems among top challenges in 2020

5/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

Ransomware Attacks Up 102 Percent in 2021


Healthcare sees highest volumes of ransomware attempts, averaging 109 attempts per entity per week

5/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

How VA Figured Out Food Service During Pandemic


Goal was to provide guidance that would help foodservice teams at individual hospitals best manage their own situation

5/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

Cyber Attack Evolves To Pose New Threats


Group behind SolarWinds attack adjusts tactics, according to government advisories

5/17/2021 12:15:00 AM

Georgia Health Systems Joining, Spending $1 Billion on Facilities


Investment over 10 years aims to enhance and expand facilities, information technology, clinical infrastructure and operational capabilities

5/17/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Evacuation Drill Targets Wildfires


Training prepares staff to respond to emergencies as part of safety and crisis planning and preparation

5/17/2021 12:00:00 AM

200,000 VA Records Exposed Online


Exposed data included patient names, birth dates, medical information, contact information and physician details

5/17/2021 12:00:00 AM

Fire Systems: Overlooked Cybersecurity Targets


Fire and life safety systems with cyber weaknesses can compromise safety

5/17/2021 12:00:00 AM

ASHRAE, UV Group Partner on Research, Standards


ASHRAE, IUVA will cooperate to promote advancement of emerging research and technologies

5/14/2021 12:15:00 AM

New Jersey Eyes New $1 Billion Hospital


Existing 42-year-old facility suffers from flooding and emergency room overcrowding

5/14/2021 12:00:00 AM

Fueled by COVID-19, Fungal Infection Impacts Long-Term Care


Public health officials concerned that pandemic has created unique opportunities for infections to spread

5/14/2021 12:00:00 AM

Indianapolis Hospital Plans $325 Million Expansion


Project will include updated women’s hospital, new neurosurgical hospital and larger neonatal intensive care unit

5/14/2021 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare CEOs Vow Better Protection for Workers


Group aims to ensure workers have systems, tools, technologies and resources to feel safe

5/14/2021 12:00:00 AM

ASHRAE Updates Healthcare Facilities Ventilation Standard


Standard offers guidance, regulation, and mandates to designers of healthcare facilities

5/13/2021 12:15:00 AM

Michigan Medicine To Restart $920 Million Hospital Project


Citing financial loss and COVID-19 pandemic, system delayed project in May 2020

5/13/2021 12:00:00 AM

Pipeline Cyber Attack Rekindles Threat to Healthcare


Officials continue to warn of imminent cyber threat against hospitals and health care systems

5/13/2021 12:00:00 AM

Engaged Management Key in Controlling Infections


Lessons learned about better control of HAIs can apply to other pathogenic outbreaks, such as COVID-19

5/13/2021 12:00:00 AM

CDC: COVID-19 Can Be Transmitted from More Than 6 Feet Away


Agency previously said most infections took place through close contact, not airborne transmission

5/13/2021 12:00:00 AM

White Paper Explores Pandemic’s Impact on Future Facilities


Group looked at requirements and recommendations on emergency preparedness and offers new standard

5/12/2021 12:15:00 AM

Alert Targets FiveHands Ransomware Attacks


Group has targeted businesses in healthcare, education, construction, engineering and food and beverage

5/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

Houston Methodist Announces Plans for 400-Bed Hospital


New facility could open in 2024 and will employ more than 500 people

5/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

Oxygen-Related Fires Target of Safety Alert


Managers must learn from fatal incidents to keep patients and staff safe

5/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare IT: The Human Toll of Ransomware


Connected devices enable more widespread care but also create increased vulnerability to ransomware

5/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

Queens Medical Center-Hotel To Open in 2021


104,000-square-foot Eastern Mirage Medical Center is co-located with Eastern Mirage hotel

5/11/2021 12:15:00 AM

UV-C Can Improve Efficacy of Disinfectants: Study


Disinfection using BAK followed by UVC radiation can minimize harmful effect of BAK residues on humans

5/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

List of Healthcare Organizations Hit By Ransomware Attack Grows


Hospitals and health systems nationwide report data breaches linked to ransomware attack on CaptureRx

5/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals Driving Surface Disinfectant Sales: Study


High-level disinfectants have emerged as top-selling products in market

5/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

Pushing Through Pandemic, Atlanta MOB Opens


After breaking ground in September 2019, construction was completed in December 2020

5/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

SF Hospitals Rethink Use of Police for Security


Healthcare workers using de-escalation tactics would replace deputies

5/10/2021 12:15:00 AM

Seeking Efficiency, Hospitals Rethink Operating Rooms


Even older hospitals with limited budgets are getting creative, since surgeries are important revenue sources

5/10/2021 12:00:00 AM

Delayed by Pandemic, Hospital Expansion Ready To Open


12-story, $480 million expansion includes 292 new inpatient beds, bringing hospital’s total to 752

5/10/2021 12:00:00 AM

Crisitunity: Design Opportunities from COVID-19 Crisis


Problems have made it essential to reevaluate and reimagine clinical environments

5/10/2021 12:00:00 AM

Program Enables Energy, Water Efficiency in New Hospital


C-PACE provides lower-cost access to energy and water saving technologies, along with resilience measures and alternative energy

5/10/2021 12:00:00 AM

Mold Case Against Seattle Hospital Advances


Public health documents relate to Aspergillus mold infections at Seattle Children’s hospital

5/7/2021 12:15:00 AM

UT Health San Antonio Announces $430 Million Hospital


Eight-story, 144-bed hospital will offer specialty care in cancer, orthopedics and urology

5/7/2021 12:00:00 AM

Average Ransomware Demand on Healthcare: $4.6 Million


Healthcare second only to education among industries most affected by tracked ransomware incidents

5/7/2021 12:00:00 AM

Outpatient Centers Addressing Community Needs


Facilities integrated with hospitals in retail settings meet time and convenience factors for patient treatment

5/7/2021 12:00:00 AM

Micro-Hospital Brings Needed Services to Area


12-bed facility will include emergency department and operating rooms

5/7/2021 12:00:00 AM

New Tools Support Design for Behavioral Health


Resources connect built environment to better health outcomes and reduced cost of care

5/6/2021 12:15:00 AM

Cyber Attack Hampers Scripps Health’s Operations


Weekend attack continues to plague San Diego-based healthcare system

5/6/2021 12:00:00 AM

Capital Planning and the Role of Risk


Incorporating risk helps managers create a capital plan that allows for effective allocation of capital

5/6/2021 12:00:00 AM

Case Study: Nature Inspires Healing from Outside In


Facility provides mental health services in underserved region of North Carolina

5/6/2021 12:00:00 AM

4 Lighting Examples That Improve Visitor Experience


See how the Center for Health & Wellbeing uses lighting to create inviting and healthy spaces.

5/6/2021 12:00:00 AM

How Safe Are U.S. Hospitals?


Grades focus on ability to protect patients from preventable errors, accidents, injuries and infections

5/5/2021 12:15:00 AM

Group Opposes $2 Billion Hospital Expansion Plan


System seeks approval from state regulators to build three ambulatory care centers

5/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

Stabbings Raise Security Alerts at Little Rock Hospitals


Four knife attacks caused local hospitals to double down on security

5/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

Looking for Trouble: How To Plan for the Next Crisis


Preparing healthcare facilities for natural and manmade threats

5/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

Rethinking Ergonomics for Food Service Workers


Specialists observed workers, noting how when and where they were lifting improperly, pulling, pushing and reaching

5/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

4 MEP Design Considerations To Improve Patient Experience


Focusing on mechanical, electrical and plumbing features at cancer centers can make treatment sessions more comfortable for patients

5/4/2021 12:15:00 AM

Field Hospitals: Lessons From the Pandemic


Planning team should be multidisciplinary, with physicians, nurses, facilities managers, and logistics and procurement specialists working together

5/4/2021 12:00:00 AM

Infection Control During Renovation Projects


EVS managers can help improve existing design to incorporate new best practices for infection prevention

5/4/2021 12:00:00 AM

Cyber Security Myths and Misconceptions


Healthcare IT managers are struggling with some massive cybersecurity blindspots and misconceptions

5/4/2021 12:00:00 AM

Cleveland Clinic Restarts Hospital Project


Project was paused because of pandemic and need to preserve resources

5/4/2021 12:00:00 AM

Flexibility Key for Future HVAC System Design


COVID-19 can spread via aerosol transmission, so controlling airflows is critical

5/3/2021 12:15:00 AM

D.C.’s Largest Solar Array Debuts


Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus located on former Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus

5/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

Case Study: Simulating Natural Light in Neonatal Wards


Lighting system helps premature children adapt to light

5/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

VA Expands 5G Technology in Facilities


5G infrastructure to support connectivity between medical devices and greater use of virtual reality tools

5/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

Surfaces, Sanitization and COVID-19: A Closer Look


Literature review focuses on ability of viruses to live on inanimate and inert objects

5/3/2021 12:00:00 AM



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