June 2021 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Rise of Delta Variant Puts Facilities on Notice


More-harmful coronavirus variant probably will become dominant U.S. strain in the coming months, Walensky says

6/23/2021 12:15:00 AM

Wanted: A 21st Century IAQ Strategy


Managers need to consider holistic integrated IAQ solution that uses complementary technologies

6/23/2021 12:00:00 AM

UC Irvine Gets OK for $1 Billion Hospital Campus


Campus will house 144-bed acute care facility, ambulatory care center and cancer center

6/23/2021 12:00:00 AM

UC-Davis Construction Addresses Seismic Demands


Square footage of new hospital will be nearly double to accomodate more private rooms

6/22/2021 12:15:00 AM

OSHA Cites Medical Facilities Owner Over COVID-19


Owner accused of failing to protect workers from exposure to virus and implement proper safety measures

6/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

Nationwide Children’s To Spend $3.3 Billion on Construction, Expansion


Spending will come over next five years to build 12-story inpatient tower, three other facilities

6/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

Stabbing of Physician Leads to Lawsuit


Doctor’s lawyers say no one on staff alerted hospital security or seemed to know how to respond to incident

6/21/2021 12:15:00 AM

Hospital's Renovation, Expansion Focus on Patients and Families


New facility will feature behavioral health design

6/21/2021 12:00:00 AM

Case Study: Revamped Hospital Meets Space Needs


Solution involved relocating and enlarging main entrance, reconfiguring hospital’s interior and adding a parking garage

6/21/2021 12:00:00 AM

Twice as Nice: Hospital To Double Bed Count


Expansion will add 200,000 square feet, more than double number of beds, and renovate and expand surgical and other facilities

6/18/2021 12:15:00 AM

Rethinking Emergency Preparedness in Assisted Living


Research findings underscore importance of understanding ‘unique challenges’ communities face

6/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

Ronald McDonald House in Hotel Links to Hospital


First-ever Ronald McDonald House designed and built for hotel has opened

6/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

Health-Housing Project Targets Community Needs


3.7-acre complex is designed to increase access to healthcare and affordable housing for area’s most vulnerable

6/17/2021 12:15:00 AM

Seismic Shift: System Opts To Build New, Not Retrofit


Retrofitting existing facility would cost about as much as building new hospital

6/17/2021 12:00:00 AM

COVID-19 Influences Hospitals’ Upgrades


Lessons learned during pandemic applied to building overhauls, including need for patient privacy and expanded digital capabilities

6/17/2021 12:00:00 AM

Groups To Foster Sustainability in Safety-Net Hospitals


Topics to include strategic energy management planning, new technologies and innovative funding mechanisms

6/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

New Hospital’s Design Process Embraces Real Life


Architects, nurses and physicians collaborate to refine design of critical rooms at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

6/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

Prevent Infections Rather Than Have To Cure Them


Hospitals need to give greater attention and budget to preventing healthcare acquired infections

6/15/2021 12:15:00 AM

Hospital’s Construction Delayed Over COVID-19


Plans for new $240 million facility have been delayed again

6/15/2021 12:00:00 AM

HEPA Purifiers Can Reduce Airborne COVID-19: Researcher


Air purifiers could benefit hospitals where aerosol-generating procedures occur

6/15/2021 12:00:00 AM

Which State Just Opened Its First New Hospital in 30 Years?


$543 million hospital has been more than a decade in planning

6/14/2021 12:15:00 AM

New OSHA Standard Targets COVID-19 in Healthcare


ETS requires employers to help protect workers where suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients are treated

6/14/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Upgrades Reflect Impact of COVID-19


Facility to offer more single-occupancy rooms to decrease potential for spread of disease

6/11/2021 12:15:00 AM

Training for Savings: Technicians as Energy Troubleshooters


HVAC mechanics familiar with troubleshooting faulty equipment were taught how to spot energy inefficiencies in system operations

6/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Pays Ransom Over Cyber Attack


Incident affected the protected health information of nearly 57,400 individuals

6/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

Looking for Trouble: Tabletop Emergency Exercises


One alternative to full-scale emergency drills and exercises is tabletop exercises

6/10/2021 12:00:00 AM

EVS in Spotlight of Facility Health and Safety


Managers need to consider measures to improve infection prevention

6/10/2021 12:00:00 AM

Expanded Medical Center Tackles Seismic Requirements


Building sits on 126 base isolators, which allow it to accommodate movement during a seismic event

6/9/2021 12:15:00 AM

COVID-19 Employment Lawsuits Target Healthcare


More than one in five of every pandemic-related lawsuit has been filed against healthcare employers

6/9/2021 12:00:00 AM

COVID-19 Fallout: Facilities That Can Flex


Planning for adaptability is one solution to future emergency situations

6/9/2021 12:00:00 AM

Flexible Design for Hospitals of the Future — Today


Challenges from COVID-19 provide roadmap to help hospitals prepare for when — not if — next pandemic occurs

6/8/2021 12:15:00 AM

Location, Location, Location: The Impact on Patient Care


Researchers used tracking chips to investigate the way facility layout affects patient care

6/8/2021 12:00:00 AM

Surface Spotlight: New Findings on Coating and Infection


Antibacterial surface coating limits the transmission of Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile

6/8/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hurricanes Influence New Hospital’s Construction


New structure replaces original Fishermen’s Community Hospital, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017

6/7/2021 12:15:00 AM

Infection Control and Interior Design: Making a Connection


Rethinking facility design to limit transmission of infections

6/7/2021 12:00:00 AM

Accessibility Lawsuit Targets Assisted Living Facility


Manhattan facility faces federal lawsuit over allegations it discriminates against people with disabilities who use wheelchairs

6/4/2021 12:15:00 AM

Tornado Preparedness: It’s Never Too Early


Not all tornado seasons will be like 2021, and it’s never too early to start preparing for next year

6/4/2021 12:00:00 AM

Resilient, Sustainable and Adaptable: The Future of Healthcare


Hospitals need to be prepared for surplus of patients and have knowledge to mitigate emergent infrastructure failures

6/4/2021 12:00:00 AM

COVID-19 Outbreak Hits Maine Hospital


Two recently admitted patients and four staff members in hospital’s medical/surgical unit tested positive

6/3/2021 12:15:00 AM

$2 Billion Hospital Expansion Resumes for UPMC


Plans include heart and transplant hospital and cancer hospital

6/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

Cutting the Construction-Infection Connection


Construction firms paying more attention to control and mitigation of potential airborne contaminants

6/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

Lean Design: Preventing Infection During Construction


Strategy helps protect workers and materials from potential interaction with pathogens

6/2/2021 12:15:00 AM

Ranking Risks: Ventilation and Infection Control


Risk-ranking each space in facilities with required temperature, pressure and humidity will guide testing procedures

6/2/2021 12:00:00 AM

Mastering the Art (and Science) of Site Selection


Environments in which patients receive care are evolving, and process of developing new healthcare facilities must change

6/2/2021 12:00:00 AM

$160.5 Million Hospital Stresses Security


New psychiatric facility has hundreds of cameras and is designed to minimize staff blind spots

6/1/2021 12:15:00 AM

Las Vegas Hospital Launches $82 Million Expansion


Expansion will include five-story patient tower and include additional emergency department space

6/1/2021 12:00:00 AM

Are Soft Surfaces Key To Preventing Infection?


A lack of knowledge about soft surfaces leaves facilities vulnerable to higher infection rates

6/1/2021 12:00:00 AM

Posts Part: 2 Who's Responsible? Reducing Soft-Surface Contamination

Posts Part: 3 3 Ways Soft Surfaces Prevent Infection



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