August 2022 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



5 Steps to Controlling Workplace Violence


Workplace violence in hospitals and other healthcare facilities has been a problem since before 2020. Then the COVID-19 pandemic began.

8/31/2022 12:15:00 AM

Woman Dies After Ingesting Toxic Chemicals at Senior Care Facility


The news is the latest in a string of tragic events impacting senior care facilities.

8/31/2022 12:00:00 AM

Cyber Attacks Shift to Target Smaller Hospitals


Healthcare providers represent 73 percent of total breaches.

8/31/2022 12:00:00 AM

Private Investment Needed to Improve Skilled Nursing Facilities


Researchers misalignment of public-private partnerships attracts capital to own skilled nursing facilities instead of investing in modernizing facilities.

8/30/2022 12:15:00 AM

Princeton Community Hospital Association Joins WVU Health System


The letter of intent was signed in 2021.

8/30/2022 12:00:00 AM

Staffing Woes Still Plaguing an Already Hurt Healthcare Facilities Industry


Since the beginning of the pandemic, healthcare facilities have been struggling to recruit and retain new talent. 

8/30/2022 12:00:00 AM

5 Steps to Effective Zone Maintenance


A zone maintenance program that nurtures collaboration and responsibility for common objectives helps patient care environments run smoothly and safely.

8/29/2022 12:15:00 AM

WakeMed Files Certificates of Need for Behavioral Health Hospital


Pending the approval by the state, WakeMed will build a 150-bed mental health facility.

8/29/2022 12:00:00 AM

How Red Bird Mall Transformed to RedBird Health Center


The revitalization project aimed to provide community supportive services and close the healthcare gap in Dallas.

8/29/2022 12:00:00 AM

Optimizing the Emergency Department for Efficiency and Success


Managers can invest in emergency department renovations to keep up with patient care, remain competitive, meet current codes and increase revenue.

8/26/2022 12:15:00 AM

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Uses Art to Promote Healing


Art installations in Burke Rehabilitation Hospital inpatient and outpatients settings reinforces treatment.

8/26/2022 12:00:00 AM

BayCare Health System to Open Florida County's First Hospital


The hospital is projected to open in 2025.

8/26/2022 12:00:00 AM

Preventing Workplace Violence Through Proactive Security Strategies


By taking a proactive approach to security threats, managers can minimize risk to patients and staff.

8/25/2022 12:15:00 AM

VA West Haven Medical Center Begins Multi-Phase Renovation


The construction project will provide a new surgical platform, surgical ICU and new laboratory space.

8/25/2022 12:00:00 AM

Regular Elevator Maintenance Proves Essential for Healthcare Facilities


Prolonging maintenance on elevators can wreak havoc on facilities.

8/25/2022 12:00:00 AM

Perfect Storm: High Surface Contamination and Vulnerable Patients


The education of EVS workers and healthcare professionals is necessary to break the chain of infections.

8/24/2022 12:15:00 AM

Christiana Care Health System Will No Longer Purchase Crozer Health


Changing economic landscape impacted the ability to move forward with the sale.

8/24/2022 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.

8/23/2022 12:15:00 AM

Doors and Hardware: Critical Safety Where You Last Think


From lockouts to security breaches, products play an important role in the safety of facilities.

8/23/2022 12:00:00 AM

Rio Vista Behavioral Health Hospital Reaches Construction Midpoint


The expansion is expected to be completed in spring 2023.

8/23/2022 12:00:00 AM

WELL Certification Covers 600 Senior Living Communities


Facilities represent more than 30 million square feet and a more than fourfold adoption increase in the sector since a year ago.

8/22/2022 12:15:00 AM

Milwaukee County to Open New Mental Health Emergency Center


The Mental Health Emergency Center will replace the current behavior health center that will close in early September.

8/22/2022 12:00:00 AM

Demand for HVAC Controls Drives Building Automation Market


The global building automation and controls market is expected to grow 11.3 percent by 2030.

8/22/2022 12:00:00 AM

LED Lighting Systems Contributes to Reduced Falls in Senior Care Facilities


A study found that light exposure systems can help decrease falls at senior care facilities.

8/19/2022 12:15:00 AM

Franciscan Health Rensselaer to Move Forward with Modernization Project


Renovation work will include the hospital’s infrastructure and central plant equipment.

8/19/2022 12:00:00 AM

3 Steps to Disrupt and Repair Supply Chains


Now is the time for facilities managers to examine what is and is not working in supply chains and take action to rebuild them.

8/19/2022 12:00:00 AM

How Managers Can Ensure Elevator Safety


With more buildings incorporating elevators, it is critical that proper safety measures are in place.

8/18/2022 12:15:00 AM

New Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council Promotes Sustainability


The guide helps managers navigate economic, regulatory, resourcing, and infrastructure issues.

8/18/2022 12:00:00 AM

HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital Closes Inpatient Pediatric Unit


The hospital will continue to operate its eight-bed pediatric emergency department.

8/18/2022 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.

8/17/2022 12:15:00 AM

USDA Funds Target Rural Healthcare Facilities


These grants will help 143 rural healthcare organizations expand critical services for 3 million people in 37 states, Guam and Puerto Rico.

8/17/2022 12:00:00 AM

University Hospitals Discontinue Services, Combine Medical Centers


Some inpatient, surgical and emergency services will be discontinued, while services will be consolidated at nearby locations.

8/17/2022 12:00:00 AM

Arizona VA Nursing Home Closed Due to Rat Infestation


Recent storms caused rats to move into the facility.

8/16/2022 12:15:00 AM

CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidance, Affecting Schools


The CDC has announced updated guidelines on COVID-19.

8/16/2022 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Facility Management Market to Hit $427.13 Billion


COVID-19 and growing elderly population are largely contributing to the growth of the healthcare facility market.

8/16/2022 12:00:00 AM

Where Healthcare Facilities Stand on Reliability Asset Management


ASHE conference session takes the pulse of reliability asset management among facility managers

8/15/2022 12:15:00 AM

University of Chicago Medicine Breaks Ground on New Micro-Hospital


The micro-hospital is expected to open in spring of 2024

8/15/2022 12:00:00 AM

Demand for New Construction Increases Need for Elevators


With limited space for new constructions, companies are starting to build higher towers, requiring more elevators.

8/15/2022 12:00:00 AM

Without Help, Nursing Home Workforce Recovery Will Struggle


The model indicates staffing levels might not return to pre-pandemic levels until 2026.

8/12/2022 12:15:00 AM

Community Memorial Hospitals to Close Obstetrics Department, Avoid Layoffs


The closure comes as the healthcare facility still struggles to recruit and retain new employees.

8/12/2022 12:00:00 AM

Taylor Hospital and Regional Hospital of Scranton Request to Consolidate


The goal is to complete the licensure transition later this year.

8/12/2022 12:00:00 AM

Technology and Design Can Future-Proof Healthcare Facilities


In order to better embrace change, healthcare facilities must begin preparing employees for the future.

8/11/2022 12:15:00 AM

Pullman Regional Hospital Plans for Remodel Project


The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a funding proposal for a patient care expansion and remodel project.

8/11/2022 12:00:00 AM

3 Most Common Questions About Chemicals


J. Darrel Hicks discusses common and dangerous mistakes when using, storing and handling cleaning chemicals in healthcare facilities.

8/11/2022 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Security Guideline Targets Body Cameras


New guideline includes a definition of body-worn cameras and guidance on policy and procedure surrounding training, use and retention of captured audio and video.

8/10/2022 12:00:00 AM

Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital Announces $71.8 Million Expansion


The projects will bring an additional 185,000 square feet to the campus.

8/10/2022 12:00:00 AM

3 Steps to Prevent C. diff Spread


CDI prevention begins with the right products and processes and an educated environmental services staff.

8/9/2022 12:15:00 AM

Rush Health Systems and Ochsner Health Officially Merge


The two companies, now Ochsner Rush Health, will anchor services in East Mississippi and West Alabama.

8/9/2022 12:00:00 AM

Automation Requires Collaboration with Employees, Not Resistance


More automation is being implemented because of the great resignation, but will technology prevent employees from applying to new jobs?

8/9/2022 12:00:00 AM

Strategies for Supporting Mental Health in Healthcare Facilities


Facilities staff might not outwardly express feelings of anxiety, but managers can look for other signs of stress.

8/8/2022 12:15:00 AM

11 Hospitals Receive Healthcare Supply Chain Excellence Award


ECRI awards 11 hospitals for supply chain excellence.

8/8/2022 12:00:00 AM

Green County Medical Center to Close Long-Term-Care Department


After many attempts to continue services, the long term care department will close by Sept. 28, 2022.

8/8/2022 12:00:00 AM

Retail and Dining Landmarks Ease Wayfinding in Hospitals


To improve navigation and engagement, healthcare facilities are modeling public pathways after airports and college campuses.

8/5/2022 12:15:00 AM

Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation Market Grows to Prevent Spread of COVID-19


UV disinfection equipment is steadily being added to facilities to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

8/5/2022 12:00:00 AM

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Plans for Expansion


The project is expected to take four and a half years to complete.

8/5/2022 12:00:00 AM

Why Doors and Hardware Aid in Preventive Maintenance


Having a proper preventive maintenance plan in place can help ensure the longevity of doors and hardware.

8/4/2022 12:15:00 AM

Healthcare Safety Group Creates Workplace Violence Resource


The ebooklet contains 19 select guidelines focused on supporting a workplace violence prevention approach to healthcare security and safety.

8/4/2022 12:00:00 AM

New Women’s Center Added to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton


The four-story building was designed with extensive input from female patients.

8/4/2022 12:00:00 AM

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center to Build Senior Living Campus


Construction will begin this fall on the 45,000-square-foot senior care facility.

8/3/2022 12:00:00 AM

Staffing Shortages Create Bottlenecks in Healthcare Facilities


Lack of staff has forced more than 60 percent of nursing homes to limit new patient admissions, impacting hospitals seeking to free up precious beds.

8/3/2022 12:00:00 AM

US News’ Releases 2022 Best Hospital Honor Roll List


The honor roll includes 20 hospitals that excel across most or all types of care. 

8/2/2022 12:15:00 AM

PAM Health to Build New Rehabilitation Hospital


This will be PAM Health’s first hospital in Pennsylvania.

8/2/2022 12:00:00 AM

How Digital Codes and Standards Are Affecting Healthcare Infrastructure


New-generation tools help teams better collaborate, document information, visualize requirements and retain veteran expertise.

8/2/2022 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Industry Drives Demand in 3D Printing


The global healthcare additive manufacturing market is expected to grow 22.6 percent by 2030.

8/1/2022 12:15:00 AM

Palomar Health and Kindred Behavioral Health Partner for New Behavioral Health Institute


The facility will include 120 inpatient beds and provide outpatient services.

8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM

6 Strategies to Mitigate Risks in Development Projects


Volatile forces impact renovation and new construction projects, so effective strategies focus on mitigating economic pressures.

8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM



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