June 2021 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management

We Need A Better Understanding of Cleaning Terms

Communicating proper terminology is critical when training environmental services personnel

6/30/2021 12:15:00 AM

New Hospital To Incorporate Lessons from COVID-19

Some of hospital’s 700 private rooms will be able to quickly convert to intensive care rooms

6/30/2021 12:00:00 AM

COVID-19 Reshapes Hospital Expansion

Design-build team redesigned reception, waiting room, and triage areas and added rapid treatment area

6/29/2021 12:15:00 AM

Coronavirus on Hospital Surfaces Unlikely to Be Infectious: Study

Reduction in virus contamination likely due to improved patient management and cleaning protocol

6/29/2021 12:00:00 AM

Most Healthcare Organizations Expect Ransomware Attacks: Survey

One-third of surveyed organizations were impacted by ransomware in last year

6/29/2021 12:00:00 AM

American Indian Tribes Press for Deferred Maintenance Funds

Average age of Indian Health Service facilities is more than 37 years, compared to nine years the private sector

6/28/2021 12:15:00 AM

Kaiser Invests in Microgrids To Improve Sustainability

Higher-acuity care and increased threats of outages are driving interest in microgrids

6/28/2021 12:00:00 AM

Lawsuits Filed Over Scripps Health Ransomware Attacks

Two cases were filed in federal court recently, joining two already filed in state court in early June

6/28/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Expansion Spotlights Flexible Spaces

Unit is designed with private universal rooms to flex between increasing demand for intensive care and step-down beds

6/25/2021 12:15:00 AM

Construction Trends: Prefabrication, Infrastructure Upgrades

New report combines healthcare construction trends, challenges and insights from industry experts

6/25/2021 12:00:00 AM

Senior Care Community, University Struggle to Co-Exist

Residents of senior living community complained about noise and hours of operation of nearby music venue

6/25/2021 12:00:00 AM

Fire Safety and Cybersecurity: What’s the Connection?

Attacks can create false alarms, loss of communication or denial of service, and a malfunctioning system could compromise patient safety

6/24/2021 12:15:00 AM

Texas Cancer Center Breaks Ground

Facility will include 30,000 square feet of clinic space for medical oncology, radiation oncology, and gynecologic oncology services

6/24/2021 12:00:00 AM

Data Breach Affects 21 Hospitals. 1.6 Million People

Compromised files contained patient records with protected health information

6/24/2021 12:00:00 AM

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

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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