August 2023 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management

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What Role Does Facilities Management Play in Healthcare Cybersecurity?

Collaboration and a zero-trust approach from facilities management are key.


Singing River Health System Rattled with Cyberattack

The network put its systems into downtime to prevent any further harm.


Southwest Healthcare Inland Valley Hospital Expansion Topped Out

The new expansion is a seven-story, 290,000-square-foot patient tower.


Complying with Joint Commission's Two Biggest Challenges

Indoor environments and building occupancies often create problems for healthcare facilities managers.


CentroMed Hit with Data Breach

The San Antonio-based hospital says the breach happened back in June.


AC Failure Causes Parkview LaGrange Hospital to Shut Down

HVAC systems are critical to any healthcare facility, so keeping them up and running is key.


'Underutilization' to Blame for Recent Hospital Closures

There has been an uptick of hospitals closing.


Brigham and Women's Hospital Experiences Privacy Incident

The incident involved 987 different individuals’ information possibly being exposed.


Collaboration is Key to Reducing Costs for Healthcare Facilities


PeaceHealth to Close Oregon Hospital

The Eugene, Oregon hospital has seen declining reliance from its community.


How Effective are Acoustics Materials at Stopping Germ Spread?

Acoustics manufacturers discuss the effectiveness of materials stopping germ spread.


Destigmatizing Senior Living Communities Through Design

From its layout to its amenities, Atria Englewood senior living community focuses on giving residents independence.


Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers Experiences Cyberattack

The incident was discovered in early April 2023.


SCL Health Locations to Get New Names Following Merger

Four sites will be renamed under the Intermountain Health branding.


3 Ways to Nurture Next-Generation Healthcare Facilities Managers

Healthcare systems must prioritize succession planning to keep up with turnover and retirements.


How Healthcare Facilities Management Can Respond to Disasters

The recent Maui wildfires underpin the importance of a proper facilities management program.


DPR Construction Tops Out New UC San Diego Medical Center Outpatient Pavilion

The full project is expected to be completed in 2025.


Senior Care Facilities Must Prepare for Extreme Weather

Preparing for extreme weather begins in the designing phase.


Chattanooga Heart Institute Caught in Cyberattack

An unauthorized third party gained access to the provider’s network.


Making Lighting System Upgrades Work

Projects can present managers with a host of tough challenges, including scheduling and safety, that must be addressed in the planning stages.


Margaret Mary Health Announces Plans for New Hospital

Phase one will include a near 124,000 square foot replacement hospital.


Proper Acoustics Help Improve Patient Recovery

Acoustics manufacturers discuss the impact of acoustics on patient comfort and healing.


Mergers Pose Increased Risk for Cyberattacks

Five factors that make mergers a vulnerable time for healthcare facilities’ cyber defenses.


ECRI Announces Winners of 2023 Healthcare Supply Chain Excellence Award

12 different healthcare organizations won the award.


GREEN Hospitals Act Announced

Congresswoman Jayapal and Senator Markey have moved to introduce the legislation.


Preventing Mold in Healthcare Facilities

Mold should always be on top of managers’ minds.


ASHE Acknowledges Healthcare Facilities' Sustainability Efforts

Ten healthcare facilities earned the 2023 Sustainability Champion Award.


How Rising Patient Costs Affect Facility Budgets

AHA releases statement on IPPS and LTCH payment rules.


LiDAR in Healthcare Facilities Management

LiDAR’s capabilities make it a valuable investigation and documentation method in facility management and maintenance.


AHCA/NCAL Sends Letter to Biden Administration Over Staffing Requirement

The letter outlines quality improvement solutions instead of a federal minimum staffing requirement.


The Science Behind Surface Decontamination 

Keeping hospitals and other healthcare facilities clean is a crucial patient care and risk management issue.


CommonSpirit Health to Directly Manage Hospitals Across Three States

There are 20 hospitals and more than 240 care sites in Colorado, Kansas and Utah that will be directly managed.


Preventing Legionella Bacteria Proliferation in Water Heaters

Water heater manufacturers discuss preventing Legionella proliferation.


Building Disaster-Resilient Senior Care Facilities

Adaptability and multipronged approaches are critical to weathering disasters.


AdventHealth Opens Second Hospital in Flagler County

AdventHealth Pam Coast Parkway spans 158,000-square-feet and houses 100 beds.


SoutheastHEALTH Signs Off on Agreement to Join Mercy

The two organizations have been finalizing details since their letter of intent was announced in January 2023.


Can Biofilm Make Candida Auris More Dangerous? 

Everyone involved in cleaning must better understand the type of disinfectants required to control biofilms, especially those created by C. auris fungus.


AdventHealth to Rename Five Colorado Hospitals

The five hospitals are being renamed and directly managed by AdventHealth.


Emory University Midtown Hospital Experiences Electrical Fire

Smoke from electrical fires can pose a problem for IAQ.


Designers Use Art for Wayfinding in Healthcare Facilities

Designers are embracing regionalism to help navigate complicated buildings.


Corewell Health to Close Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital

The 60-year-old hospital will officially be shut down in October.


Revitalizing Healthcare: Lessons from the Retail Industry 

By embracing a customer-focused approach, healthcare systems can foster trust, improve patient satisfaction and enhance the overall quality of care.


Aspirus Wausau Hospital Begins Construction on ER Expansion

The project is anticipated to take two years to complete.


Building Senior Care Facilities for Harsh Temperatures

Going beyond the building code requirements is key for temperature resilience.


What to Know About Water Heater Safety Hazards

Water heater manufacturers discuss different safety hazards to be aware of.


Essentia Health Completes Vision Northland Project

The new facility is over 940,000 square feet.


LifeWorks Wellness Center Falls Victim to Data Breach

There was an unauthorized third party that accessed some of their servers.


Good Samaritan Medical Center Ups Security After Shooting

Preparedness is key to enduring or preventing emergencies.


Norton Healthcare Faces Class Action Lawsuit Following Cyberattack

Following and implementing security standards are crucial for protecting sensitive information.


UW Health to Expand University Hospital and East Madison Hospital

The expansion should be completed sometime in 2026.


How Art is Transforming Healthcare Facilities

Designers are finding new ways to incorporate art in healthcare facilities.


Tampa General Hospital Hit by Data Breach

An investigation determined that an unauthorized outside party accessed the hospital’s network.


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