March 2022 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management

Hospitals’ Body Cameras Help Fight Workplace Violence

CoxHealth hospitals’ security guards have started to wear body cams to help monitor workplace violence.

3/31/2022 12:15:00 AM

Southcoast Behavioral Health Expands Adolescent Behavioral Program

Southcoast Behavioral Health will expand its behavioral health service line from 24 beds to 48 beds.

3/31/2022 12:00:00 AM

Why Healthcare Facilities Need to Update Their Software Systems

By not regularly updating software systems, healthcare facilities could be putting their patients at risk.

3/30/2022 12:15:00 AM

Law Funds Support for Mental Health of Healthcare Workers

3/30/2022 12:00:00 AM

Dignity Health Mercy Hospital Breaks Ground on Latest Expansion

The renovations will accommodate the increase in patient volume that the healthcare facility has seen in recent years.

3/30/2022 12:00:00 AM

The Crucial Role of Hospital Filtration and Ventilation Systems

Systems are critical in providing safe and comfortable environment for patients and staff throughout facility.

3/29/2022 12:15:00 AM

Less Than Half of Healthcare Facilities are Utilizing Multicloud Services

3/29/2022 12:00:00 AM

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to Build New Pavilion in New York City

The cancer care pavilion on the main campus on the Upper East Side is slated to open in 2030.

3/29/2022 12:00:00 AM

Fit for Purpose Disinfection: A Closer Look

If hygiene procedures are to be effective, a determination needs to be made regarding product efficacy and whether the results are worthwhile.

3/28/2022 12:15:00 AM

Cape Fear Valley Health System Announces Expansion

The construction will build two new floors on top of the existing medical center.

3/28/2022 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Facility Infrastructure Changes for the Digital Age

Facility managers are now up to the impossible task of deciding when aging infrastructure needs to be updated, but how does technology play a role?

3/28/2022 12:00:00 AM

OSHA Works Toward Standard to Protect Healthcare Workers

OSHA is developing a standard to protect healthcare and healthcare support service workers from workplace exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

3/25/2022 12:15:00 AM

Atrium Health Union West Opens Hospital in Charlotte

Atrium Health Union West is the first newly built hospital in the Charlotte area in more than 30 years.

3/25/2022 12:00:00 AM

What Healthcare Facilities Risk When Patient Data Gets Exposed

There has been an uptick of cyberattacks against hospitals and other healthcare facilities, putting patients at risk.

3/24/2022 12:15:00 AM

Deborah Heart and Lung Center Breaks Ground on New Expansion

This is the first major expansion the center has seen since the mid-1990s

3/24/2022 12:00:00 AM

Firing Over COVID-19 Complaint Triggers U.S. Lawsuit

Whistleblower sues over alleged firing regarding complaint about medical practice's failure to protect employees from COVID-19.

3/24/2022 12:00:00 AM

Rethinking Routine Healthcare Cleaning Practices

Housekeeping managers need to understand the difference between hotel clean and hospital clean.

3/23/2022 12:15:00 AM

How Will Technology Change the Way Healthcare Facilities Operate?

Manufacturers discuss the impacts and challenges of new technology on facilities

3/23/2022 12:00:00 AM

Mount Sinai Medical Centers to Build Braman Cancer Center

Mount Sinai Medical Center recently announced the building of the Irma and Norman Braman Cancer Center on its main campus in Miami Beach, Florida.

3/23/2022 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Earns Recognition from Arbor Day Foundation

Aspirus Wausau Hospital earned recognition in the foundation’s third year of the program.

3/22/2022 12:15:00 AM

Essentia Health Adds ICU-Capable Rooms to Medical Center

Essentia Health will add ICU-capable rooms in its new St. Mary’s Medical Center that is under construction.

3/22/2022 12:00:00 AM

Cleaning Patient Rooms Once a Day Is Not Enough

Studies have shown that cleaning hospital rooms only once per day is not enough because surfaces can get contaminated more quickly

3/22/2022 12:00:00 AM

VA Recommends Closing Hospitals in System Overhaul

VA system serves about 9 million veterans nationwide through 171 medical facilities and more than 1,000 outpatient care locations.

3/21/2022 12:15:00 AM

Trillium Health Partners to Replace Existing Hospital in Ontario

Stantec was selected to provide planning, design and conformance services for Trillium Health Partners’ Mississauga Hospital project.

3/21/2022 12:00:00 AM

Giles Bed Tower at Norton Healthcare Pavilion Completes Project Under Pandemic Conditions

After an extensive overhaul, the Giles Bed Tower at Norton Healthcare Pavilion has welcomed patients back to its facility.

3/21/2022 12:00:00 AM

COVID-19 Drives Surge in Workplace Violence

Joint Commission revised its workplace violence standards effective Jan. 1, 2022.

3/18/2022 12:15:00 AM

Tryko Expands Senior Care Portfolio in Maryland

Tryko Partners will add Brighton Gardens and Sunrise of Carrol to its real estate portfolio.

3/18/2022 12:00:00 AM

Strategic Emergency Preparedness for Healthcare Facilities 

Healthcare facilities must practice continuous emergency preparedness in the face of these more intense natural disasters, but is it practical to always be prepared for every emergency?

3/17/2022 12:15:00 AM

Most Rural Hospitals at Risk of Closure

The ongoing labor shortage has contributed to wards shutting down at several hospitals, but what happens when an entire facility closes?

3/17/2022 12:00:00 AM

University Health and PAM Health Collaborate to Expand Rehabilitation Services in San Antonio

The partnership allows University Health’s rehabilitation footprint to expand to three different locations.

3/17/2022 12:00:00 AM

Incoming Technology Trends for Healthcare Facilities Management

Technology manufacturers discuss what trends to look out for in the coming years.

3/16/2022 12:15:00 AM

UC Davis Breaks Ground on Aggie Square Project

Aggie Square will bring together university research, industry and the community to create opportunities across the region.

3/16/2022 12:00:00 AM

How To Balance Energy Efficiency, Sustainability, and Patient Care

Energy efficiency and sustainability are high priorities in healthcare facilities, but patients come first

3/16/2022 12:00:00 AM

Interior Design’s Impact on Hospital Staffing

Managers need to upgrade facilities overall to make them as appealing as possible to current and potential employees

3/15/2022 12:15:00 AM

NFMT Preview: What to Expect in Baltimore

The National Facilities Management & Technology (NFMT) Conference & Expo is making its return to the Baltimore Convention Center on March 29-31, 2022.

3/15/2022 12:00:00 AM

EPOCH Senior Living Opens Connecticut Senior Care Facility

3/15/2022 12:00:00 AM

Disney Adults Find New Home in Walt Disney Company's New Retirement Community

The Walt Disney Company will build a new community for those who want to continue to experience Disney magic.

3/14/2022 12:00:00 AM

Emergency Preparedness Now a Year-Round Challenge

Threats from hurricanes, wildfires and tornadoes require increased attention to healthcare facility resilience.

3/14/2022 12:00:00 AM

OSHA Expands COVID-19 Inspections at Healthcare Facilities

OSHA will increase highly focused inspections at healthcare facilities that treat or handle COVID-19 patients.

3/11/2022 12:15:00 AM

Mercy Hospital Fort Smith Begins ICU Expansion

Officials broke ground on the $162.5 million ER and ICU expansion at Mercy Hospital Fort Smith. 

3/11/2022 12:00:00 AM

NIST Guide Targets Cybersecurity for Telehealth

The guide aims to help identify risks associated with remote patient monitoring architecture.

3/10/2022 12:15:00 AM

HHS Invests in Healthcare Supply Chain

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources will invest in $250 million to reduce dependency on foreign markets.

3/10/2022 12:00:00 AM

Goodwill Industries and Norton Healthcare Partner to Offer an Opportunity Campus in Louisville

Norton Healthcare will open the first hospital in West Louisville in more than 100 years.

3/10/2022 12:00:00 AM

How to Gain Patient Trust with New Technology

New technology aims to improve the quality of patient care, but many patients are wary to try new products without seeing previous results.

3/9/2022 12:15:00 AM

Mayo Clinic Health System to Build New Locations in Wisconsin and Minnesota

Mayo Clinic Health System will expand into Wisconsin while modernizing its Mankato, Minnesota location.

3/9/2022 12:00:00 AM

Bat Intrusion Hits Louisiana Medical Center

No patients or staff members were harmed, and affected areas were cleaned and disinfected.

3/9/2022 12:00:00 AM

Now is the Time to Improve Cybersecurity Protocols

As hospitals and other healthcare facilities invest in new technologies, it is essential that managers stay on top of cybersecurity.

3/8/2022 12:15:00 AM

South Georgia Medical Center to Move Forward with Phase I of Expansion

The South Georgia Medical Center expansion is estimated to cost $125 million and take several years to complete.

3/8/2022 12:00:00 AM

Two Emergency Preparedness Tactics for Healthcare Facilities

Facility managers must ensure buildings and organizations are ready to handle crises while supporting a high level of care.

3/8/2022 12:00:00 AM

What Can Hospitals Do To Prevent Workplace Violence?

Reports of violence and harassment have increased in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, but organizations are still looking for the best way to protect staff members and patients.

3/7/2022 12:15:00 AM

Kindred Rehabilitation Services to Open New Location in Jacksonville

Kindred Rehabilitation Services will build a new 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.

3/7/2022 12:00:00 AM

What Do You Do With an Aging Hospital?

Facilities managers are now tasked with determining what to do when it comes to an aging or vacant building.

3/7/2022 12:00:00 AM

4 Best Practices to Follow for Optimal Elevator Performance

Conducting an elevator audit can help ensure healthcare facility managers that their elevators are operating at peak performance.

3/4/2022 12:15:00 AM

Knoxville Center for Behavioral Medicine to Open in April

The Knoxville Center for Behavioral Medicine will open in phases starting in April. 

3/4/2022 12:00:00 AM

CDC Eases Mask Requirements

As COVID-19 numbers trend downward, the CDC loosens requirements for masks.

3/4/2022 12:00:00 AM

How to Avoid 3 Common Lighting Upgrade Mistakes

Focusing on safety, expert help and savvy specification can help managers deliver long-term dividends.

3/3/2022 12:15:00 AM

Biden Reforms Aim to Improve Quality and Safety of Senior Care Facilities

President Joe Biden has announced plans to improve the quality of the nation’s nursing homes.

3/3/2022 12:00:00 AM

Wisconsin Passes Law Protecting Healthcare Workers

The legislation makes it a felony to threaten a healthcare worker or their family.

3/3/2022 12:00:00 AM

How Will Technology Change the Healthcare Industry?

With more software and technology being implemented into healthcare facilities, many wonder how the industry will change.

3/2/2022 12:15:00 AM

Tampa General Hospital to Build New Behavioral Health Facility

The four-story building will provide a full range of inpatient and outpatient services.

3/2/2022 12:00:00 AM

Furniture Decisions Play an Important Role in Behavior Health Facilities

Designers must take into account appropriate furnishes and how they can be used by patients in these facilities. 

3/2/2022 12:00:00 AM

Rehabilitation Hospital Chain to Open Facility in Florida

Everest Rehabilitation Hospital announced the construction of a free-standing comprehensive physical rehabilitation hospital in Florida.

3/1/2022 12:00:00 AM

Renovation Projects Turns Former Suburban Hospital into Healthcare Innovation Hub

AlphaLab Health cultivates promising medical technologies and other health solutions.

3/1/2022 12:00:00 AM

Hackensack Meridian Revamps Campus, Expands Treatment Rooms

Medical center will debut expanded emergency department with additional treatment rooms in early 2022

3/1/2022 12:00:00 AM


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