September 2022 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management

CMS Offers Resources for Florida Hospitals Affected by Hurricane

Resources and waivers aim to ensure hospitals and other facilities can continue to operate and provide access to care to those impacted by the hurricane.

9/30/2022 12:15:00 AM

Jackson West Medical Center Uses Design to Focus on Patient Wellness

The design incorporates nature to better promote healing

9/30/2022 12:00:00 AM

Tackling Infection in Senior Living Communities

Sodexo program implements enhanced cleaning protocols that fight the spread of infection to protect residents, staff and their families.

9/29/2022 12:15:00 AM

The Role of Paper Towel Dispensers in Cutting Costs

As organizations search cost savings, more are taking a closer look at paper towel dispensers.

9/29/2022 12:00:00 AM

Live Give Play and Spiritos Properties Plan New Luxury Senior Facility

The five-story facility is expected to open in late 2024.

9/29/2022 12:00:00 AM

Legionella Prevention in Cooling Tower Systems

With the support of a team of experts, managers can effectively prevent, detect and respond to positive Legionella tests.

9/28/2022 12:15:00 AM

States Strengthen Assisted Living Regulations

Over 90 percent of assisted living facilities require a consumer disclosure agreement.

9/28/2022 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Facilities Brace for Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian is expected to reach the coast of Florida Wednesday evening.

9/28/2022 12:00:00 AM

Facility Management Before a Crisis Strikes

Growing threats to operations create pressure and opportunities for managers to improve their organizations’ resilience.

9/27/2022 12:15:00 AM

Some Healthcare Facilities No Longer Need Face Masks While Working

The CDC releases new masking guidance for healthcare facilities.

9/27/2022 12:00:00 AM

ShorePoint Health Venice Ends Services

Decline in inpatient volume and rising expenses contributed to the closure.

9/27/2022 12:00:00 AM

Dead Rat Remained in Clinic After 2020 Inspection

Rat found in December 2020 inspection of city-run health clinic in Baltimore remained undisturbed and mummified in follow-up site visit 18 months later.

9/26/2022 12:15:00 AM

Round Desk Allows for Versatility and Flexibility

With beauty, performance, and pure possibility all in one, Durasein makes healthcare environments fun and rewarding to design.

9/26/2022 12:00:00 AM

What to Remember When Renovating Healthcare Facilities

Renovating healthcare facilities brings on its own set of challenges. Here are some things to consider.

9/26/2022 12:00:00 AM

How to Prevent Mold Growth in Facilities

Mold can often grow out of sight and unnoticed.

9/23/2022 12:15:00 AM

FGI Resource Targets Facilities Readiness for Emergencies

White paper helps facilities managers determine best practices and establish a new minimum standard on emergency preparedness and response.

9/23/2022 12:00:00 AM

Cybersecurity Evolve as Attacks on Healthcare Sector Grow

Cyber attacks on healthcare organizations have increased 94 percent year-over-year.

9/23/2022 12:00:00 AM

How COVID-19 Re-Focused Facilities on Compliance

The pandemic was the ultimate litmus test for and real-world example of hospital compliance standards.

9/22/2022 12:15:00 AM

Ceiling Change Nearly Doubles Pressure Differential in Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital's Patient Room

The target was to maintain the minimum 0.020” w.c. under all conditions.

9/22/2022 12:00:00 AM

Towel Dispensers Pivot to Become More Sustainable

Towel dispenser manufacturers are answering the call to become more sustainable.

9/22/2022 12:00:00 AM

Closing a Safety Loophole in Healthcare Construction

Securely capturing digital check-in data protects the hospital, its patients and the general contractor.

9/21/2022 12:15:00 AM

Experience Senior Living Plans New Luxury Community in Maryland

Experience Senior Living expects to break ground in 2023.

9/21/2022 12:00:00 AM

How Design May Prevent Burnout Within Healthcare Facilities

Burnout among healthcare facilities staff is at an all-time high, but the redesign of these spaces can help prevent it.

9/21/2022 12:00:00 AM

Senior Care Facilities Still at Risk of HAIs, Calls for Improvement Lag

Despite calls for improvements at senior care facilities, little progress has been made.

9/20/2022 12:15:00 AM

Smaller Hospitals Are Larger Targets for Cyberattacks

Attackers moved from large hospital systems and payers to smaller hospital systems that lack the same level of security preparedness.

9/20/2022 12:00:00 AM

Sliding Doors Improve Patient Experience at Pacific Medical Centers

Pacific Medical Center’s ease-of-use features allow for patients to get around the facility more easily.

9/20/2022 12:00:00 AM

Thermal Imaging Can Improve Handwashing

Researchers obtained thermal images of 12 healthcare professionals using an infrared camera attached to an iPhone.

9/19/2022 12:15:00 AM

UW Health Opens Transplant Clinic

The transplant clinic is located within steps of parking and valet services.

9/19/2022 12:00:00 AM

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Opens Expanded Emergency Department

The $7 million project adds nine new rooms to the emergency department.

9/19/2022 12:00:00 AM

'Active Adult Housing' Emerges as Senior Living Option

Facilities fill a market need and serve as a bridge between conventional multifamily housing and traditional senior living options.

9/16/2022 12:15:00 AM

Automated Hand Hygiene Monitoring Systems Promote Cleaner Healthcare Facilities

Automated hand hygiene monitoring systems are able to achieve greater improvement in hand hygiene performance.

9/16/2022 12:00:00 AM

Scripps Mercy Hospital Transforms Cancer Support Services with New Building

The Woltman Family College Building provides cancer support for patients receiving care at Scripps Mercy Hospital.

9/16/2022 12:00:00 AM

The Looming Legal Battle over Hospital-Associated Infections

The belief that infections are unavoidable has shielded hospitals and doctors from liability for decades, but not in the future.

9/15/2022 12:15:00 AM

COVID-19 Brings Back Demand of Towel Dispensers

Towel dispensers are back in demand because of the pandemic, but did they ever go away?

9/15/2022 12:00:00 AM

Children's Health to Build New Psychiatric Hospital in Texas

The hospital is expected to open in 2025.

9/15/2022 12:00:00 AM

Strategies for Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance

Most elements of the healthcare industry encountered setbacks during the pandemic, including the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

9/14/2022 12:15:00 AM

Staff Shortages Impact Patient Experience at Small Hospitals

Healthcare facilities have experienced negative impacts from the Great Resignation.

9/14/2022 12:00:00 AM

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality on a Budget

There is a way that managers can improve indoor air quality while reducing energy use.

9/14/2022 12:00:00 AM

Man Dies After Falling Off Roof of OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center

It is unclear how the deceased gained access to the secure area. 

9/13/2022 12:15:00 AM

Federation of American Hospital Urges Government Officials to Reauthorize Certain Hospital Programs

Federation of American Hospital outlines challenges facing rural hospitals.

9/13/2022 12:00:00 AM

ASHE Guides Offer Ventilation Insights

Guides help staff make evidence-based decisions regarding ventilation to keep patients and staff safe and reduce the chance of contamination and infection.

9/13/2022 12:00:00 AM

Designing for Safety, Security and Openness in Behavioral Health Facilities

Open, secure staff stations are another step toward a more humane, stress-reducing setting for patients and supporting staff.

9/12/2022 12:15:00 AM

Mayo Clinic Health System Transitions Some Services to Wisconsin Hospital

Labor and delivery services from Mayo Clinic Health System in Barron and Menomonie will move to Eau Claire.

9/12/2022 12:00:00 AM

Backup Generators Fail Santa Clara Valley Medical Center During Blackout

Parts of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center went without power for four hours during one of the hottest days of the year.

9/12/2022 12:00:00 AM

Green Measures Benefit Students' Air Quality

Air purifiers in classrooms reduced indoor pollution concentrations by up to 57 percent.

9/9/2022 12:15:00 AM

Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center Completes Construction

The 132-bed acute care hospital is set to welcome patients later this year.

9/9/2022 12:00:00 AM

Pajaro Valley Health Care District Hospital Acquires Watsonville Community Hospital

Hospital corporation led a fundraising effort to save Watsonville Community Hospital.

9/9/2022 12:00:00 AM

Elevator Technicians Prove to Play a Critical Role in Healthcare Facilities

In hospital environments where every second counts, having an onsite technician can make a big difference.

9/8/2022 12:15:00 AM

US Funds Expand Locations for Monkeypox Vaccines

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expanded the number of locations that can be supported with direct federal shipments of vaccine and treatments for monkeypox.

9/8/2022 12:00:00 AM

Belmont Village Senior Living Coral Gables Reaches Construction Milestone

The project aims to create senior housing throughout South Florida.

9/8/2022 12:00:00 AM

HAIs Spread in Community, Complicating Infection Control

Findings are concerning because CRE infections resistant most antibiotics and are considered a major public health threat.

9/7/2022 12:15:00 AM

WVU Medicine Breaks Ground on New Hospital Wing

The project is estimated to cost $30 million.

9/7/2022 12:00:00 AM

Alina Health to Expand Ownership of Interlude Restorative Suites

Alina Health will repurpose the site to best support the needs of the community.

9/6/2022 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Supply Chain Struggles to Track Supplies

Healthcare supply chains are still struggling to track and trace supplies, leaving facilities scrambling.

9/6/2022 12:00:00 AM

Mississippi Water Crisis Begins to Impact Healthcare Facilities

Torrential rain in Mississippi has activated a state of emergency as residents run out of water.

9/2/2022 12:15:00 AM

VA National Day of Service Addresses Cemeteries

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is asking for the public’s help to improve the appearance of its cemeteries.

9/2/2022 12:00:00 AM

Mount Sinai Receives $11.6 Million Grant for New Surgical Innovation Center

The grant will support the construction of new facilities.

9/2/2022 12:00:00 AM

What is the Threat of Infections Acquired in Ambulances

Contamination of emergency medical vehicles with pathogenic microbes poses a potential threat to public health.

9/1/2022 12:15:00 AM

Sanford Health Breaks Ground on Virtual Care Center

The Sanford Virtual Care Center will serve as a hub for a network of virtual clinics and telehealth services.

9/1/2022 12:00:00 AM

Why Managers Need Proper Elevator Documentation

Without complete documentation, occupants, staff and visitors could be put at risk.

9/1/2022 12:00:00 AM


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