July 2014 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management

Mice, filth alleged at New Jersey facility

Broken furniture, moldy mattresses and cigarette burns on floors and walls cited by former employee

7/31/2014 3:00:00 PM

Public awareness called key to healthy design

Facility owners need more comprehensive data to support investments in healthier building practices and products, study says

7/31/2014 2:00:00 PM

Hawaiian facility to shift beds from long-term to acute care

Hilo Medical Center wants to increase its acute medical care beds to 20 and eliminate 20 of its skilled nursing facility beds

7/31/2014 1:00:00 PM

Designing to prevent HAIs

From design to maintenance, engineering can help prevent HAIs and ultimately improve patient health and satisfaction, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/31/2014 12:00:00 PM

N.H. facilities drug-test law to begin

Most must adopt a written testing and diversion policy in August

7/31/2014 11:00:00 AM

N.C. facility plans $16.5 million ER expansion

CaroMont Health expansion will increase the size of its emergency department by nearly 70 percent

7/31/2014 10:00:00 AM

Trends in senior living design

Experts identified and discussed the driving trends in senior living design at Senior Living Design Symposium

7/31/2014 9:00:00 AM

Fire alarm system Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answers a question about fire alarm systems in a business occupancy

7/31/2014 8:00:00 AM

Chemtronics introduces new full-line product catalog

7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

DuctSox's New SkeleCore pull-tight adds value-engineered, tensioned fabric duct to SkeleCore line

7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite's new LED Utility Wraps Series DLC-listed for ambient and stairwell lighting

7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

Phifer's multi-tasking performance fabrics the ideal choice for hospital settings, high-traffic areas

7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

norament xp trac meets stringent requirements of cGMP facilities

7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hospital face scaled back future

Massive structures are transitioning into multiple smaller buildings across the community

7/30/2014 3:00:00 PM

Data analytics effective energy efficiency tool

Effective use of data analytics in healthcare facilities can reduce major equipment spending and increase energy savings by up to 30 percent

7/30/2014 2:00:00 PM

UV cuts resistant organisms by 20 percent: study says

New York hospital added ultraviolet environmental disinfection (UVD) to its cleaning regimen of patient rooms

7/30/2014 1:00:00 PM

Grand Falls Hospital uses pellet-fired heating system

Hospital is one of the first public buildings in New Brunswick to use a new energy-efficient heating system

7/30/2014 12:00:00 PM


Clean construction protects patients

Clean construction methods reducing infection risks for patients.

7/30/2014 11:00:00 AM

Mayo Clinic renovation design a team effort

Clinic exam and hospital suites were designed with the help of staff

7/30/2014 10:00:00 AM

Design choices may reduce fall risk for elderly

Improving the design of walking environments may reduce risk of falling, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

7/30/2014 9:00:00 AM

Cincinnati hospital's facade honors region's artistic history

West Hospital project involved an artistic vision, mock-ups, a dose of technology and a leap of faith, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/30/2014 8:00:00 AM

MaxLite's new Architectural Recessed Downlights deliver energy efficiency with design in mind

7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Viking SupplyNet expands distribution and fabrication network

7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

METCO offers the industry's only complete rainscreen wall systems package

7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Keeping hardwood floors clean and safe during the summer months

7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Herman Miller's Locale earns IDEA Gold Award

7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare industry urged to address climate change

The healthcare industry could experience a "surge" from people without the means to move in response to increased temperatures

7/29/2014 3:00:00 PM

Nursing station design must consider patient care issues

Varied use of nursing stations presents complex and challenging issues to designers

7/29/2014 2:00:00 PM

Survey says wireless applications growing in hospitals

Examples include cellular service, nurse call systems and patient monitoring

7/29/2014 1:00:00 PM

Joint Commission online learning module addresses long-term care infections

Online educational tool focuses on how to apply high-reliability principles

7/29/2014 12:00:00 PM


Smart building automation systems can add intelligence, efficiency

Healthcare facilities differ from other buildings making them challenging and demanding places to install and manage a BAS

7/29/2014 11:00:00 AM

Systems engineering called crucial to transforming healthcare delivery

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services urged to transform healthcare nationally by engineering a 'robust' health information infrastructure

7/29/2014 10:00:00 AM

Soliant Health names 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals for 2014

The specialty healthcare staffing provider named McKay-Dee Hospital Center in Ogden, Utah, the winner

7/29/2014 9:00:00 AM


In healthcare design, what is 'appropriate'?

In a blog on the Healthcare Design website, Debra Levin discusses the difference between designing an appropriate hospital for today's needs and realities and continuing to push the boundaries of innovation

7/29/2014 8:00:00 AM

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center chooses Emerald Textiles

7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

NSF International announces first verified health product declaration (HPD)

7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

nora introduces all-new color palette for noraplan eco

7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

CBRE surpasses 300 LEED-certified buildings

7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

IFMA Health Care Institute expands leadership team

7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

California hospital implements new security procedure

Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock has a new check-in and visitor-badge procedure

7/28/2014 3:00:00 PM

Facility backup power requires correct connectivity

A careful assessment helps hospitals ensure outage protection

7/28/2014 2:00:00 PM

Brigham and Women's Hospital project honored for safety in construction practices

IFMA Boston Excellence Award for Best Practices in Sustainability given to Brigham and Women's Hospital and EH&E

7/28/2014 1:00:00 PM

Study says good physical work environment = effective nurses

Physical work environments affect registered nurses (RNs) and their ability to complete tasks, communicate and do their jobs efficiently

7/28/2014 11:00:00 AM

Gardens in long-term care settings benefit dementia patients

Gardens promote relaxation, stimulate memories, encourage activity and reduce agitation among residents who have dementia, according to an article on the Long-Term Living website

7/28/2014 10:00:00 AM

Online infection control course offered to improve construction safety

Renovation and construction projects in healthcare environments pose unique infection control challenges for contractors and workers

7/28/2014 9:00:00 AM

Comfortable work environments boost productivity

Providing a comfortable setting has become a healthcare priority for productivity, recruitment and retention, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/28/2014 8:00:00 AM

Kahler Slater receives national interior design honor

7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Ekso Bionics named 'Leading Robotics Company' by Healthcare Robotics: 2014

7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

LaMar Lighting introduces DS-LED dual sensor luminaire with optional emergency battery backup

7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Titus offers intelligent solutions to meet stringent healthcare regulations

7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

WaterFurnace introduces Envision2 NXW chiller

7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

ASHRAE, IAQA agree to join forces

Indoor Air Quality Association will become a part of ASHRAE while maintaining its own brand and board of directors

7/25/2014 3:00:00 PM

Iowa hospital begins $138.5 million ER renovation, expansion

New seven-story tower planned for Genesis Medical Center - Davenport to improve service time

7/25/2014 2:00:00 PM


Improving patient satisfaction starts with the floor

Floors have a big impact on perceptions of cleanliness. Facilities managers should look with a critical eye on ways to improve what patients see.

7/25/2014 12:00:00 PM

Hospital engineering should integrate infection prevention in design

Many hospitals within the GCC region lack the availability of negative pressure rooms and HEPA filters to deal with the surge of airborne respiratory infection

7/25/2014 11:00:00 AM


Ensuring inpatient and outpatient pharmacies are secure

It is extremely important for the pharmacy director and security director to have a close relationship and regularly perform risk assessments

7/25/2014 10:00:00 AM

Changes expected for Chinese healthcare market

Discretionary spending on healthcare will rise and lead to an increase in access control and availability for the consumer, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/25/2014 9:00:00 AM

Report says doctors key to connection between building environment and patient health

Research shows connection is often missed by physicians

7/25/2014 8:00:00 AM

Ten ways to become a more sustainable cleaning contractor

7/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power's new ASCO Power Quality Analytics increases reliability, efficiency and facilitates compliance

7/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

New Reliance liquid detergent concentrate from Sunburst Chemicals effectively removes stains and soils from today's linens

7/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Legrand floor boxes are fire rated for up to three hours

7/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

As senior living trends continue upward, companies turn to workplace chaplains

7/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Legionella bacteria found again at UPMC Presbyterian

Infection control workers found the bacteria in sinks in three patient rooms

7/24/2014 3:00:00 PM

Support kit helps prevent healthcare injuries

Kit contains tools and tips for implementing and sustaining a facility-wide healthcare injuries prevention program

7/24/2014 2:00:00 PM

Tennessee hospital creates culture of safety

Vanderbilt University Medical Center boosted hand washing, cut infections

7/24/2014 1:00:00 PM

Technology used for hospital bed safety

High-tech system uses digital lines to draw a safety zone around patients to provide continual monitoring

7/24/2014 12:00:00 PM


Advanced paint technologies help facilities keep score with ACA standards

Some of today's advanced coatings help improve indoor air quality, reduce odors and help keep facilities clean

7/24/2014 11:00:00 AM

Evacuation map Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answeres a question about evacuation route maps

7/24/2014 10:00:00 AM

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital designed with welcoming architecture

New Nebraska facility's humanistic look reflects its emphasis on holistic rehabilitation, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/24/2014 9:00:00 AM

Practice Greenhealth awards winners announced

Awards are given each year to honor outstanding programs that reduce a healthcare facility's environmental footprint

7/24/2014 8:00:00 AM

Pathian introduces Component Level Benchmarking - a game changer for the energy management and utility industries

7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

Smartware Group Inc. clients praise Bigfoot CMMS' elegant user interface and rich functionality

7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

LED Recessed Ceiling 4-inch dimmable can lights provide the upside to down lighting

7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

GE Lighting helps solve university lighting issue

7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

WaterSignal taking Atlanta Schools to school on water efficiency and conservation

7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

It may take a (health) village

Health villages may be the future of healthcare

7/23/2014 3:00:00 PM

Wisconsin healthcare campus designed for water conservation

The University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics incorporates water sustainability measures

7/23/2014 2:00:00 PM

Colorado facility adds hydro therapy rehabilitation pools

Orchard Park Health Care Center focuses on luxury as well as therapy

7/23/2014 1:00:00 PM

Savannah hospital unveils $1 million kitchen

Memorial University Medical Center cafe has new furnishings, lighting, flooring and millwork

7/23/2014 12:00:00 PM

Designing a hybrid operating room

Imaging equipment tools must now be permanently integrated into hybrid ORs

7/23/2014 11:00:00 AM

Mercy Health designed for future flexibility

Cincinnati facility ready for the evolution of services in years to come, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/23/2014 10:00:00 AM

ASHRAE building automation systems guideline available

Guideline gives building automation system designers background information, recommendations for good practice and project considerations

7/23/2014 9:00:00 AM

Children's hospital sports playful design

Theme for newest building at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital is 'The Power of Play'

7/23/2014 8:00:00 AM

Agility Health announces proposed acquisition resulting in pro forma revenues exceeding US $100 million

7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Ultra-wide display for elevator multimedia information and entertainment

7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

OMNOVA Solutions announces price increases in specialty chemicals

7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Kessler Foundation presents data on Ekso at World Congress of Biomechanics

7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Serpentina Ceiling System from Armstrong now available for indoor pool applications

7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Carnival Cruises launches in-house medical facility

Miami-based Carnival employees can get their non-emergency medical needs taken care of at the office

7/22/2014 3:00:00 PM

New Australian hospital takes green path

$1.76 billion Fiona Stanley Hospital in Western Australia is an example of how sustainable building practices can affect well-being

7/22/2014 2:00:00 PM

Joint Commission PFI list rules changed

The changes align the Joint Commission's survey process with the requirements of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

7/22/2014 1:00:00 PM

Texas hospital designed for community wellness

Resolute Health Hospital campus features a fitness center, health-oriented restaurants and walking trails

7/22/2014 11:00:00 AM

More than $637 million in maintenance deferred for Alberta health facilities

The deferred costs make up three percent of the total value of health facilities in Alberta

7/22/2014 10:00:00 AM

U.S. and Chinese health design trends compared

The discusion was part of the 15th Hospital Build and Infrastructure China Exhibition and Congress, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/22/2014 9:00:00 AM

Wisconsin health system near energy independence

The Gundersen Health System's conservation measures have reached $2 million in annual energy savings

7/22/2014 8:00:00 AM

Watermark Designs' Elan Vital faucet wins KB Culture Award

7/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Yaskawa Electric Corp. to acquire Solectria Renewables

7/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Danfoss Technology Theater takes training on the road

7/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Herman Miller announces agreement to acquire Design Within Reach

7/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

EvergreenHealth joins LEAPT program to advance patient safety initiatives

7/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hospital bans showers after legionella bacteria is found

Leicester General Hospital says boiled drinking water is being provided and hand-wash basins and toilets remained safer to use

7/21/2014 3:00:00 PM

Low-cost energy efficiency upgrades

A preliminary feasibility assessment (PFA), completed by an energy engineer, is a good, cost-effective first step

7/21/2014 2:00:00 PM

Experts join to offer guidance on hand hygiene

Strategies include updated evidence, reviews and recommendations

7/21/2014 1:00:00 PM

White paper on healthcare laundry cooperatives available

White paper offers an overview of laundry options available to healthcare providers, including laundry cooperatives

7/21/2014 11:00:00 AM

Flow modeling can improve care team services delivery

Flow models can help envision and plan for the future and gain stakeholders' support transformational change

7/21/2014 10:00:00 AM

East Tennessee Children's Hospital plans surgery and NICU expansion

Project's goal is to strengthen the hospital's regional recognition and brand by improving operations and elevating the quality of pediatric care, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/21/2014 9:00:00 AM

Ensuring patient safety during construction

Interim life safety measures often are needed during a renovation project or new construction

7/21/2014 8:00:00 AM

Midland Bi-fold Doors announces new name (Midland Door Solutions), website, facility

7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

PUSA introduces new and innovative facade products

7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

LAUFEN's Kartell by Laufen Basin Wins KB Culture 2014 Award

7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

New online utility from nora - The Breakroom - delivers tailored resources to your inbox

7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Litecontrol unveils custom output and wattage led pendants - Knife And Rail

7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Rising obesity rate spurs hospitals to adapt equipment

Facility, supply changes made to ensure safety and prevent embarrassment

7/18/2014 3:00:00 PM

Saskatchewan care home 'held together with duct tape'

Aging Pioneer Village in Regina falling apart, according to report

7/18/2014 2:00:00 PM


Prioritizing data security for healthcare organizations

Network break-ins are not always online. Thieves can slip into brick-and- mortar facilities and lift confidential information

7/18/2014 1:00:00 PM

Hospital workers increasingly targets of violence

Many front-line hospital workers are subject to physical violence from patients

7/18/2014 11:00:00 AM

Case study

Wisconsin health system reduces energy footprint with LED luminaires

ThedaCare Health System saves more than $40,000 annually on energy and maintenance, while improving security of its outdoor spaces with LED luminaires

7/18/2014 10:00:00 AM


Healthcare facility stairs hold unused potential

Clearly marked, easily accessible and safe stairwells can be a simple way to encourage activity, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website by Editor-in-Chief Kristin D. Zeit

7/18/2014 9:00:00 AM

Waste-treating autoclaves getting more efficient

The technology has been around for awhile, but vendors are still adding features to waste-treating autoclaves to make them safer and more efficient

7/18/2014 8:00:00 AM

Take a video tour of Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic & Surgery Center, which now includes Cree LED troffers

7/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

151 New England buildings compete in EPA's 5th Annual Energy Star Battle of the Buildings

7/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Lithonia Lighting expands best-in-class P Series LED recessed lights family

7/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Eaton's efficient and versatile LED product family provides up to 79 percent energy savings for commercial buildings

7/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

CORT's new workplace products provide positive alternative to long-term sitting

7/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Probe of Greenville deadly infections focuses on water

Federal officials are focusing on water as the potential source of the bacteria that infected 15 patients at Greenville Memorial Hospital and may have contributed to three deaths

7/17/2014 3:00:00 PM

Study reports benefits of prefabrication

Report presents details of how prefabricated components enabled improvements to project's overall schedule

7/17/2014 2:00:00 PM

Maryland fails to inspect many facilities for developmentally disabled, assisted living

In 2012, Maryland's Office of Health Care Quality failed to inspect more that half of the state's assisted living facilities and almost three-quarters of facilities for the developmentally disabled

7/17/2014 1:00:00 PM

Workplace clinic system may expand into Wisconsin

On-site workplace health clinics have been called critical to the shift toward preventive care

7/17/2014 12:00:00 PM

During natural disasters, hospital resilience is key

American Meteorological Society suggests having medical centers look at their structural designs and consider relocating critical components to higher ground

7/17/2014 11:00:00 AM


Hospital housekeeping best practices

Infection prevention and operational efficiency can both be accomplished with a clear protocol

7/17/2014 10:00:00 AM

Operational readiness should be part of facility planning process

Dramatic changes to a physical environment and changes in services and processes call for a readiness strategy before the transition, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/17/2014 9:00:00 AM

More data available for informed design decisions

The body of knowledge and research is increasing dramatically for healthcare designers

7/17/2014 8:00:00 AM

MaxLite introduces high-performance LED Residential Downlight Retrofits

7/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

AFFLINK members reminded to 'Get on The Energy Bus'

7/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Moen Commercial meets the needs of healthcare facilities with new M-Dura bedpan washers

7/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

AAMA releases Aluminum Storefront and Entrance Manual

7/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Anne Arundel Medical Center implements improved language interpretation system

7/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hospital elevator button called bacterial hotspot

Study says hospital elevator buttons were dirtier than toilet surfaces

7/16/2014 3:00:00 PM

Study: Hospital wards overheat because windows don't open

Most hospital wards are prone to overheating because health and safety fears have triggered restrictions on opening windows

7/16/2014 2:00:00 PM

Fire extinguisher cabinet Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answeres a question about fire extinguisher cabinet labeling

7/16/2014 1:00:00 PM

Washington hospital opens new cafe with sustainable menu, healthy choices

EvergreenHealth's Cafe 128 offers local, seasonal and sustainable foods and ingredients that support the system's Healthy Food in Health Care Pledge

7/16/2014 12:00:00 PM

Chicago-area hospital plans major expansion

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove plans an expansion to add more private rooms

7/16/2014 11:00:00 AM

White paper offers tips to create a culture of safety

Free publication says an effective hospital safety program starts at the top

7/16/2014 10:00:00 AM

Children's hospital lounge caters to families

Hasbro Children's Hospital lounge is modeled after Dunkin Donuts' restaurant concept and features donated coffee, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/16/2014 9:00:00 AM

Prefabrication or modularization can boost project efficiency

Both methods reduce waste and improve speed of construction

7/16/2014 8:00:00 AM

Rockfon.com adds Chicago Metallic suspension systems and Rockfon metal ceiling products

7/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

ASHRAE, IAQA to join forces to grow resources for indoor air quality professionals

7/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Pulse Systems' Complete EHR, Version 4.2.08, achieves 2014 Edition Complete Health IT certification from ICSA Labs

7/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Daintree Networks continues upward momentum with record-breaking first half

7/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Lennox introduces the ultimate all-in-one, benefit-rich ultra high-efficiency lineup

7/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

Bed bugs force hospital waiting room to close

Cleaning crews at a Springfield, Mo., hospital found the bed bugs while people were in the waiting room and immediately closed the area

7/15/2014 3:00:00 PM

Report says University of Chicago has too many beds

U of C Medicine's $124 million plan to shuffle beds at two facilities is in question as regulators say the hospital already has more capacity than is justified under state standards

7/15/2014 2:00:00 PM

Trendy flooring choices are often wax-free

The elimination of wax and wax-stripping products is better for indoor air quality and minimizes downtime for patient rooms

7/15/2014 1:00:00 PM

'Quiet Kits' can change patient experience

Packages containing ear plugs, an eye mask, lip balm and puzzles are put on the pillows of patient beds to help patients relax

7/15/2014 11:00:00 AM

Does evidence-based design translate?

An article on the Healthcare Design website discusses whether U.S.-evidence-based design delivers similar outcomes abroad

7/15/2014 10:00:00 AM

Virginia Hospital ready for disaster

Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital has Stabilization Treat in Place (STIP) tent

7/15/2014 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare robotics can do some heavy lifting

Automated guided vehicles can handle large material transport activities

7/15/2014 8:00:00 AM

ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference announces preliminary schedule

7/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Patient safety tool: Medical Mattress Inspection, Repair Guide

7/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

ClimateCraft launches line of quick-ship custom air handling units

7/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Annapolis medical center will stop hiring smokers in July 2015

Anne Arundel Medical Center has banned all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes on its campus

7/14/2014 3:00:00 PM


Australian health executive remembers flood evacuation

Health Service chief executive Adrian Pennington reflects on Bundaberg Hospital evacuation after 2013 flood

7/14/2014 2:00:00 PM


Keys to long-term care facility security

Recent events have created a new awareness of the importance of quality security management, according to a blog on the Long-Term Living website

7/14/2014 1:00:00 PM

Facility readiness vital in weather disasters

Healthcare facilities should be ready to recover and move forward after a violent weather event

7/14/2014 12:00:00 PM

Syracuse medical center gets $2.5 million from state for expansion

St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center undergoing a $265 million facility expansion

7/14/2014 11:00:00 AM


Sports medicine clinic gets up and running

Facility designed so space is fully optimized, making the patient flow and journey as pleasant as possible

7/14/2014 10:00:00 AM

Reconfiguring healthcare space for new technology comes with challenges

To keep up with medical advancements, facilities are renovating to accommodate new state-of-the-art equipment, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/14/2014 9:00:00 AM

Disasters bring hospitals valuable lessons along with damage

Health Facilities Management survey asks 911 health executives about trends in emergency management

7/14/2014 8:00:00 AM

ROOT Data Center's new next-generation colocation facility utilizes comprehensive power management solutions from Eaton

7/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Highly efficient sports lighting slashes energy use by nearly 50 percent

7/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Acuity Brands Outdoor LED lighting helps Wisconsin healthcare provider to achieve sustainability and energy savings goals

7/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Oil eater expands line of floor cleaners

7/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Loctite anti-seize lubricants from Henkel receive MIL-PRF-907F qualification

7/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Emergency rooms try online booking

Hospitals across the country are attempting to cut waiting room times

7/11/2014 3:00:00 PM


Nineteenth century heating system relevant to healthcare facilities today

A summer day-trip to a historial building leads to an exploration of healthcare heating systems in a blog by Krista Biason on the HGA website

7/11/2014 2:00:00 PM

Philadelphia hospitals embrace energy efficiency

Mercy Philadelphia Health System has adopted energy-efficient systems

7/11/2014 1:00:00 PM

Long-term care facility evacuation relies on planning and common sense

In an emergency situation, experience, equipment and level heads are needed, according to an article on the Long-Term Living website

7/11/2014 11:00:00 AM

Kaiser Permanente Oakland replacement hospital opens

Twelve-story, 349-bed hospital is directly across the street from the medical center it replaces

7/11/2014 10:00:00 AM

Medical equipment planning key to project success

The involvement of strong clinical consultants, medical equipment planners and biomedical engineers is called critical

7/11/2014 9:00:00 AM

Survey: Healthcare reform will be challenging, rewarding

Healthcare design and construction firms were asked about threats and opportunities in Health Design magazine's corporate rankings survey

7/11/2014 8:00:00 AM

Vicon introduces a new series of HD surveillance monitors

7/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Appleton broadens LED lighting line with New Viamaster energy-efficient, long life LED linear luminaires

7/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite's new FlatMAX LED panels: A cutting-edge solution for ceiling installations

7/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Valspar unveils new exterior color collections

7/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

125 Cassidy Turley managed properties to compete in EPA's

7/11/2014 12:00:00 AM


Medical record storage can impact design and infrastructure plans

Considering the importance of medical records, their safekeeping and accessibility should be paramount when designing a healthcare facility

7/10/2014 3:00:00 PM

New OSHA resource focuses on reducing nursing home worker injuries

New brochure addresses the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders among nursing home and residential care workers

7/10/2014 2:00:00 PM

Ohiohealth shifting focus to outpatient services

A new facility is planned and inpatient services at Doctors Hospital Nelsonville will cease before the end of this year, although the emergency department will remain open

7/10/2014 1:00:00 PM

UK hospital trust admits health and safety asbestos issues

The Trust admits failing to ensure the safety of Watford General Hospital employees exposed to asbestos between 2000 and 2011

7/10/2014 10:00:00 AM

Topeka hospitals explore healthy food options

Statewide initiative encourages offering more fruits and vegetables, labeling foods with nutrition facts, eliminating fried foods and offering healthier choices in vending machines

7/10/2014 9:00:00 AM


Community buy-in matters for healthcare facilities

Recent headlines demonstrate the necessity of including the community in the design process, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website

7/10/2014 8:00:00 AM

Kubota's New Hydraulic 6-in-1 Blade takes productivity to a new level

7/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Demand escalating for Silent Knight combo fire and carbon monoxide detector

7/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

RIDGID SeekTech SR-24 Line Locator with integrated Bluetooth and GPS

7/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong announces availability of REVIT files through the Autodesk Seek web service

7/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Motion Industries launches Mivending Solutions website

7/10/2014 12:00:00 AM


Healthcare interior design's role often under-recognized

Interior designers' decisions can directly impact patient wellbeing

7/9/2014 3:00:00 PM

Southwest Florida hospitals increase hand-hygiene compliance

Turnaround credited to training, surveillance and hand-sanitizer stations in needed areas

7/9/2014 2:00:00 PM

Saskatchewan healthcare facilities need $2.2 billion in repairs

Saskatoon's Royal University Hospital requires $435 million to address maintenance needs

7/9/2014 1:00:00 PM

Missouri offers loans for hospital energy efficiency

$7.5 million in low-interest loans is available to complete energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects

7/9/2014 10:00:00 AM

Toilets major source of contamination in healthcare

Study says areas around hospital toilets were more likely to test positive for viruses and bacteria than areas around office toilets

7/9/2014 9:00:00 AM


LEED rating system putting focus on product content

U.S. Green Building Council VP talks about how the system is helping to drive material disclosure in a blog on the Healthcare Design website

7/9/2014 8:00:00 AM

Free Terminal Cleaning Tool Kit for infection preventionists and environmental services professionals

7/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

RIDGID SeeSnake Mini Video Inspection System now offers easier inspections with durable, self-leveling camera head

7/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong family of Blades Vertical Elements now includes two, new linear wave designs

7/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hubbell Building Automation unveils new family of energy-saving Lighthawk2 lighting control sensors

7/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Solatube International launches next phase of SkyVault

7/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals see increase in violent crime

Majority of incidents involve violence directed at employees by clients or patients

7/8/2014 3:00:00 PM

Hospital evacuation best practices

Avoiding evacuation drills and the lack of vulnerability identification are errors in hospital readiness.

7/8/2014 2:00:00 PM

Kansas hospitals commit to healthier environments

51 facilities pledge to make healthier on-site food and beverages a priority

7/8/2014 1:00:00 PM

Saginaw-area hospitals focus on stopping HAIs

Hand-washing, isolation and proper cleaning of rooms are tactics used to prevent the spread of infection

7/8/2014 10:00:00 AM

Missouri hospitals find it's becoming easier to go green

LED and compact fluorescent bulbs, reusable and recycled materials and energy efficient heating and air-conditioning units are more readily available

7/8/2014 9:00:00 AM

Teck Acute Care Centre design separates public, patient and staff flows with few crossovers

One of the central design objectives of the Vancouver, B.C., facility is to improve care delivery by optimizing access and flow, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/8/2014 8:00:00 AM

TSI Touch receives Samsung Smart Signage Award for Healthcare Installation of the Year

7/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hilti Firestop silicone joint spray CFS-SP SIL

7/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Dri-Design's Shadow Series brings sustainable style to Longwater Place

7/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Viking Corp. adds two national technical representatives

7/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Cushman introduces 1600XD4 4x4 utility vehicle

7/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Affordable Care Act expected to bring more outpatient facilities

Increase in insured patients expected to send more patients to outpatient care rather than the emergency room

7/7/2014 3:00:00 PM

Missouri hospital participates in national earthquake drill

Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall examined its emergency response capacity and reporting mechanisms

7/7/2014 2:00:00 PM

Indiana hospital cited for safety lapses for lack of permits

Porter Regional Hospital did not secure the necessary county permits before installing two underground diesel fuel tanks

7/7/2014 12:00:00 PM

Boston-area hospital receives 'Greenhealth' award

Newton-Wellesley Hospital honored for environmental achievements in the healthcare sector

7/7/2014 10:00:00 AM

Study finds building design can influence patient behavior

Images of curves in building exteriors and interiors may make people more fearful, according to an article on the Healthcare Design

7/7/2014 9:00:00 AM

Low hand-hygiene compliance found during anesthesia administration

Researchers used video to map patterns of hand contact with anesthesia work environment surfaces

7/7/2014 8:00:00 AM

Network presents Rising Star Award to Proteam

7/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Baldor Electric Company introduces large AC - GPM Induction Motor product line

7/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Wausau's INvent hurricane impact-resistant windows receive NOA

7/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

GE's Lumination BR Series LED Luminaire provides clean, uniform lighting with dimming capabilities for commercial ceilings

7/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Tyco SimplexGrinnell launches new website

7/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Buffalo hospital adds 'safe room' in ER

Buffalo General Medical Center converts existing bay to better treat patients with behavioral health issues

7/3/2014 3:00:00 PM

S.C. emergency workers shuttle water to hospitals and nursing homes

Workers try to keep air-conditioning operations running after treatment plant failure

7/3/2014 2:00:00 PM


LED luminaires solve senior living lighting challenges

Quality LED lighting can put facility managers and residents at ease with the ability to solve some of the most common problems experienced with lighting

7/3/2014 1:00:00 PM

Cost-effective building design tips

Small decisions can add up to either big savings or bigger costs in the design process

7/3/2014 10:00:00 AM

Building product transparency basics

Healthcare projects can now earn LEED points for using environmental product declarations (EPDs) and health product declarations (HPDs), according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/3/2014 9:00:00 AM

Design solutions for healthcare wayfinding

The design of the environment should include intuitive wayfinding from the start of the campus master-planning process

7/3/2014 8:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power expands ASCO 7000 Series 600-1200 Amp power transfer switches with 30-cycle rating for larger projects

7/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Xtralis Products Score 3 More Prestigious Awards at ESX USA

7/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Digital Lumens' intelligent lighting system supports newly updated California Title 24 energy standards

7/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

3M disinfectant cleaner RCT concentrate kills germs in three minutes or less

7/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

EYE Lighting introduces new GL Series LED luminaires

7/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Florida health system investing $1 million on infection-resistant garments

Baptist Health is buying garments for staff and patients that are designed to repel fluids and minimize transmission of hospital-borne infections

7/2/2014 3:00:00 PM

Facade design may help the healing process

With imaginative thinking and the latest technology, the facade can unify the demands required of healthcare building facilities

7/2/2014 2:00:00 PM

UV disinfection reduces multidrug-resistant organisms at NY hospital

The rates during UV environmental disinfection are the lowest incidence rates for the past 10 years and were sustained for 22 months

7/2/2014 12:00:00 PM


Baltimore senior care facility installs massive solar array

Glen Meadow Retirement Community's 1.2-megawatt solar array consists of 4,150 panels and will generate 1.5 million kilowatt hours of energy annually

7/2/2014 11:00:00 AM

Healthcare construction boom highlights BIM advancements

With Building Information Modeling, a healthcare facility can be designed, built and tested in a virtual environment

7/2/2014 10:00:00 AM

UK hospitals flagged for poor cleanliness and infection control

Hospitals in Northern England marked down for handling of C diff cases

7/2/2014 9:00:00 AM

Bathroom designs address safety with style

While patient bathrooms are being re-evaluated with an eye on comfort, safety is still the key concern, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/2/2014 8:00:00 AM

HealthTrust and Siemens enter into agreement to drive value and savings for HealthTrust member facilities

7/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

Eaton's energy efficient, LED Luminaire adds uplight illumination to High Bay commercial, retail and industrial applications

7/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

xCella wireless lighting control system from Acuity Controls maximizes lighting potential in small spaces

7/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

ASHRAE/IES publish user's manual for Standard 90.1

7/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

Oplink unveils WiseHome: solutions for smarter connected living

7/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

ASHRAE high-performance building design professional certification earns ANSI Accreditation

7/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

Hospital's security a coordinated effort

Security focus at Froedtert Hospital starts with hospital leadership

7/1/2014 2:00:00 PM

Increased growth expected in healthcare construction

Health care will grow 3.9 percent in 2014 with an average five-year growth rate of 6.7 percent through 2017

7/1/2014 1:00:00 PM

Cleveland Clinic launches millennial-friendly experience overhaul

Clinic cuts wait times and offers same-day appointments to woo younger patients

7/1/2014 11:00:00 AM


Healthcare reform means opportunities, threats

Ambulatory projects are plentiful, but they are smaller and designers will need volume to match billings, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website

7/1/2014 10:00:00 AM


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