October 2022 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management

Pandemic Lessons for the Next Surge

EVS managers prepare more pediatric patients with RSV and the likelihood of a heavy influenza season

10/31/2022 12:15:00 AM

Healthcare Facilities Continue to Experience Significant Shortage of Staff

The primary challenge in recruiting allied healthcare professionals is the current labor shortage.

10/31/2022 12:00:00 AM

Brown University Donates $5 Million for New Women & Infants Hospital

The hospital will be designed to meet the specific needs of birthing families from Rhode Island.

10/31/2022 12:00:00 AM

Optimizing Facilities Teams to Benefit the Bottom Line

Facilities represent an opportunity to rethink business as usual and contribute to cost savings while improving the patient experience.

10/28/2022 12:15:00 AM

Kansas-Based Saint Luke's Health System to Close Two Locations

Emergency care will continue to be available at both locations until December.

10/28/2022 12:00:00 AM

Workers Still Want to Quit Their Job

More workers want to quit, but few have plans to actually do so.

10/28/2022 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Facilities Use Data to Drive Compliance

New York-Presbyterian supports maintenance with a data-driven program that aim to ensure regulatory compliance.

10/27/2022 12:15:00 AM

New Retirement Community Opens in Santa Fe

The new facility comprises nearly 200,00 square feet of development.

10/27/2022 12:00:00 AM

How Hand Dryers are Being Used in a Post-COVID World

Hand dryers have been a necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

10/27/2022 12:00:00 AM

How COVID-19 Increased Demand for Paper Towels

Paper towel dispensers have been more popular since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

10/26/2022 12:15:00 AM

Nursing Homes to See Tougher Federal Oversight

Revisions to Special Focus Facility program aims to increase enforcement actions for facilities that fail to demonstrate improvement.

10/26/2022 12:00:00 AM

Senior Care Facilities Acquisitions Dropped in Third Quarter

The number of publicly announced seniors housing and care acquisitions in the third quarter of 2022 dropped to 133 deals.

10/26/2022 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Facilities Look to Build Resilient Teams

The increased attention on resilient facilities has highlighted the important role managers play in the success of their organizations.

10/25/2022 12:15:00 AM

Compass Health Launches Campaign for New Mental Health Facility

The capital campaign has already raised over $10 million, more than 70 percent of the campaign’s goal.

10/25/2022 12:00:00 AM

FBI and CISA Warn Healthcare Facilities of Ransomware Group Daixin Team

Federal authorities warn healthcare systems to up their cybersecurity protocols.

10/25/2022 12:00:00 AM

Artificial Intelligence Healthcare Market Expected to Grow 47 Percent

Lack of a skilled workforce and stringent rules are expected to restrain the market growth.

10/24/2022 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Merger and Acquisition Activity Remains Active

Healthcare M&A deal value totals revealed a slight increase from $57.74 billion in Q2:22 to $58.2 billion during Q3:22.

10/24/2022 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Cleaning Practices Need Improvement

Among 51 responding healthcare facilities, most reported some deficit in their practices related to cleaning all surfaces of a hospital room.

10/24/2022 12:00:00 AM

Air-Balancing Compliance for Critical Spaces

Healthcare facilities that have the most trouble-free compliance inspections are those that retain a testing, adjusting and balancing agency to measure and audit systems annually.

10/21/2022 12:15:00 AM

Essentia Health and Marshfield Clinic Health System Explore Merger

A combined organization would feature a network of 3,800 providers serving more than 2 million people in rural and mid-urban communities.

10/21/2022 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Facilities See Increase in Regulatory Burdens

Prior authorization requirements ranked as the top burden for medical practices.

10/21/2022 12:00:00 AM

How to Specify Chemical-Resistant Fabrics for Healthcare Facilities

A standard and series of tests have been developed to ensure products and fabrics can withstand frequent cleaning and disinfection.

10/20/2022 12:15:00 AM

Effective Elevator Maintenance in Healthcare Facilities

Delayed elevators can be harmful to patients.

10/20/2022 12:00:00 AM

Cook Children's Medical Center Opens Infectious Diseases Critical Care Unit

The expansion ensures children with highly infectious diseases will be treated in the safest environment possible.

10/20/2022 12:00:00 AM

Convent Health Hobbs Hospital Reduces Services After Reports of Rodents, Water Quality Issues

The hospital has created a mitigation plan with outside experts.

10/19/2022 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Facility Design Now Aims to Promote Employee Wellness

Promoting wellness through design is one way healthcare facilities are trying to recruit and retain employees.

10/19/2022 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Room Design Affects Patient Health

Researchers sought to understand whether certain hospital room features impact mortality and length of stay after surgery.

10/18/2022 12:15:00 AM

Parkview Health System Signs Letter of Intent to Join UCHealth

In the letter of intent, both healthcare systems commit to strengthening services offered throughout Southern Colorado.

10/18/2022 12:00:00 AM

HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital Resumes Services

The hospital was heavily damaged during Hurricane Ian.

10/18/2022 12:00:00 AM

Sick Healthcare Workers Can Harm Patients in Long-Term Care Facilities

Multiple issues contribute to employee 'presenteeism,’ including concerns about lost income, lack of days off, burdening colleagues.

10/17/2022 12:15:00 AM

Medical Waste Management on the Rise

Market growth is driven by factors such as more traumatic and burn injuries, more surgical wounds and increased hospital stays.

10/17/2022 12:00:00 AM

USDA Awards $110 Million to Improve Rural Healthcare Facilities

These grants will help 208 rural healthcare organizations expand facilities and critical services for nearly 5 million people in 43 states and Guam.

10/17/2022 12:00:00 AM

Monkeypox Spreads Easily Within Isolation Rooms

Researchers found viral DNA shed by patients on multiple surfaces throughout isolation rooms.

10/14/2022 12:15:00 AM

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Receives $710 Million Donation from Bezos Family, Plans Expansion

The gift supports the organization’s efforts to accelerate the pace and breadth of medical breakthroughs in cancer and infectious disease.

10/14/2022 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Information Systems Market Could Grow 8.6 Percent

Growing use of digital healthcare infrastructure is expected to propel the growth of the hospital information systems market.

10/14/2022 12:00:00 AM

How Towel Dispensers Can Prevent Spread of Infections

Proper hand washing can help limit the spread of disease.

10/13/2022 12:15:00 AM

Hackensack Meridian Health Opens its First Long Term Acute Care Hospital

The hospital will offer 30 private rooms.

10/13/2022 12:00:00 AM

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Urges Mask Use in Healthcare

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology strongly urges its members to maintain mandatory mask requirement policies for healthcare employees.

10/13/2022 12:00:00 AM

UPMC Aims to Cut Emissions by 50 Percent

UPMC’s goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

10/12/2022 12:15:00 AM

ChristianaCare Opens New Pediatric Care Center

The 14-bed facility provides short-stay inpatient and emergency care for children and teens.

10/12/2022 12:00:00 AM

More Hospitals at Risk of Flooding from Hurricanes

The risk of hospitals flood is increased by ongoing challenges with climate change.

10/12/2022 12:00:00 AM

Clean Hands Battle Healthcare-Acquired Infections

If hospital surfaces are inadequately cleaned, caregivers’ hands become re-contaminated seconds after they are washed.

10/11/2022 12:15:00 AM

UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies Plans $280 Million Expansion

The project is expected to break ground in late 2023.

10/11/2022 12:00:00 AM

One Dead, Several Injured After Explosion at Retirement Home

Six units were destroyed in the fire.

10/11/2022 12:00:00 AM

Now is the Time to Prioritize Acoustics in Outpatient Facilities

The sudden rise in telemedicine has put renewed focus on acoustics.

10/10/2022 12:15:00 AM

Iowa-Based Blessing Health to Close

The demand of patient care does not support the investment required to operate and maintain the hospital.

10/10/2022 12:00:00 AM

Occupancy of Senior Care Facilities Increases, Outpaces Growth in Inventory

The total number of occupied senior housing units is 2,400 units shy of its pre-pandemic all-time high level.

10/10/2022 12:00:00 AM

4 Interior Design Trends to Create Spaces That Heal

Healthcare facilities are evolving their designs to provide more calming and seamless patient experiences.

10/7/2022 12:15:00 AM

Atrium Health Begins Construction on New Care Tower

Atrium Health began construction on a new $450 million care tower.

10/7/2022 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Groups Condemn Violence Against Workers

The last three years have seen an increase in violence against healthcare workers.

10/7/2022 12:00:00 AM

How Technology is Changing the Way Towel Dispensers Operate

Innovative technology is playing a role in how towel dispensers are being used.

10/6/2022 12:15:00 AM

Atlanta Medical Center Closes Emergency Department Prior to Hospital Closure in November

The AMC emergency department will close on Oct. 14.

10/6/2022 12:00:00 AM

$1 Billion Navy Contract Targets Medical Facilities

Projects will include hospitals, dental and medical clinics, ambulatory care centers and research laboratories.

10/6/2022 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Facilities Worker Burnout on the Rise

Researchers concerned that findings could indicate more mental health disorders and cardiovascular diseases in healthcare staff.

10/5/2022 12:15:00 AM

Rural Healthcare Programs Extended Through December

Rural hospitals are at higher risk of closure.

10/5/2022 12:00:00 AM

Henry Ford Health, Acadia Healthcare Break Ground on Behavioral Health Facility

The hospital will have 192 beds and be able to expand if needed.

10/5/2022 12:00:00 AM

One Killed in Shooting at CHI St. Vincent North Hospital

CHI St. Vincent North was placed on lockdown as officers worked to clear the facility.

10/4/2022 12:15:00 AM

Hospitals Join Initiative to Address Gun Safety

Over 1,000 hospitals and health associations are encouraging parents to speak openly about gun safety.

10/4/2022 12:00:00 AM

6 Steps to Build the Construction-Maintenance Connection

These six strategies can help healthcare facility managers connect construction and renovation projects to maintenance and operations.

10/4/2022 12:00:00 AM

High-Touch Surfaces in Long-Term Care Facilities Often Contaminated

Findings could help long-term care facilities assess cleanliness of high-touch surfaces and enhance infection prevention and control measures

10/3/2022 12:15:00 AM

New Resource Helps Prevent Violence in Healthcare Facilities

The Workplace Violence Prevention Handbook for Health Care Professionals aims to help healthcare facilities make immediate enhancements relating to workplace violence.

10/3/2022 12:00:00 AM

Mental Health Impacted by Workplace Culture

Negative workplace environments can lead to less productivity.

10/3/2022 12:00:00 AM


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