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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added more than 130 chemicals to its Safer Chemical Ingredients List, including 119 chemicals that use fragrance for commercial and consumer cleaning products.
Schneider Electric launches new healthcare services designed to help mitigate risk, increase efficiency, extend lifecycle and increase safety at hospitals
Design firm NXT Health has developed a proposal for the hospital patient room of the future in collaboration with industry vendors, healthcare providers and healthcare thought leaders.
Officials at Long Beach Medical Center are engaged in an ongoing public feud with the state Health Department which wants to shut the hospital down permanently.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is considering using a star-rating system for hospitals on its Hospital Compare website to make it easier for patients to compare the quality of care at various facilities.
Twenty-three hospitals in central and southern Georgia have formed a strategic alliance to share resources and information to provide coordinated healthcare in the region.
The Michigan Green Healthcare Committee Annual Conference will be held Sept. 11-12 in Detroit.
While many managers look to chiller retrofits, system add-ons, or even replacements to improve efficiency, many overlook the single most important factor in determining both chiller efficiency and reliability: maintenance.
The Viterbo University School of Nursing in La Crosse, Wis., incorporated diverse sustainable strategies in a new 68,777-square-foot facility that includes classrooms, a simulated-learning center, laboratories and faculty offices.
Perhaps the most daunting challenge in planning plumbing retrofits is specifying the most appropriate products to ensure the upgrade achieves its goals.
Four U.S. hospitals are being recognized for their leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety through the annual American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize.
But due to rising utility costs, a growing number of maintenance and engineering managers have turned to submetering to more accurately track utility costs for numerous areas within facilities.
The importance of green buildings lies not just in mitigating facilities' effect on the environment, but also in their ability to improve the health of the people who occupy them every day.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reports it has awarded more than $916 million to continue improving preparedness and health outcomes for a wide range of public health threats within every state.
Measurement and verification can be an excellent vehicle for facility managers and building operators to maintain the long-term health and efficiency of their buildings.
Symposium Distinction Awards recognize design teams, projects and individuals who have made a profound contribution to the healthcare design industry.
Maintenance and engineering managers need to address a range of essential areas when selecting signage and sign-making equipment for their departments and facilities.
Many facility managers opt out of strategic planning these days in favor of just coping with the idiosyncrasies of their corporate environment. However, experts say the concept of strategic planning is more relevant in our current uncertain business climate than before.
Ten state health information exchange (HIE) programs have teamed to allow for the exchange of health information among providers caring for patients who are displaced from their homes due to wide-spread disaster such as hurricanes or tornados.
These 11 individuals are being recognized for their contributions and leadership in promoting healthcare environmental sustainability, raising awareness about the potential health consequences of climate change, and helping their communities prepare for climate related health impacts.
The Cleveland Clinic, in cooperation with the International Parking Institute (IPI), is offering a two-day Parking CARES Symposium Aug. 5 and 6 to highlight best practices from the clinic's award-winning parking operations.
A hospital in Pensacola, Fla., was forced to close a suite of operating rooms July 8 because of a sudden infestation of flying ants.
The American Institute of Architects-Academy of Architecture for Health (AIA-AAH) has named the recipients of the AIA National Healthcare Design Awards program.
OGA, a national full-service real estate services and development company located in Nashville, has broken ground on seven new outpatient clinics in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan and South Carolina.
Luxe Linear Drains channel drains are ADA compliant and a good option for barrier-free, wheelchair accessible showers.
McCarthy Building Companies Inc. has begun construction of the new 74,000-square-foot Heart and Vascular Center at Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, Calif.
In July 2013, after several years of work, EPA launched a major retooling and upgrade of the Portfolio Manager tool.
The 21st annual Health Forum and American Hospital Association (AHA) Leadership Summit will be held July 25-27 in San Diego.
Building Operating Management's NFMT Vegas 2013 will be held Sept. 17-18 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Maintenance Solutions magazine has announced the winners in its annual reader's-choice Darn Good Products Awards.
The image that is projected by a facility's restrooms is a direct result of the planning that went into the design of the facilities.
The Environments for Aging 2014 conference will be held May 3-6 in Anaheim, Calif.
Grounds managers need to consider many activities — from irrigation and mulching, to plant selection and maintenance — in their efforts to make landscapes more environmentally friendly.
The Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation will present the 2013 Transform symposium Sept. 8-10 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minn.
Voting is currently underway on Facebook for the Maintenance Solutions 2013 Achievement Awards, with a voter deadline of July 15.
The latest revisions of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Green Guides should put an end to misleading environmental marketing claims.
To provide desired levels of performance and safety, maintenance and engineering managers need to develop and implement an inspection program that targets doors and door hardware.
St. Anthony Hospital on the southwest side of Chicago is designing a new campus that may serve as a model for poor urban areas in other cities.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its membership has voted to adopt LEED v4, the next update to the green building rating system.
The 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will be held Nov. 20-22 in Philadelphia.
A new Walgreens store is being developed adjacent to the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore medical campus to offer health and wellness programs and services for students, staff and residents of the surrounding community.
A new video is now available online demonstrating how the ASCO PowerQuest Power Monitoring and Control System can aid in proper management of a critical power management system.