March 2015 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management

Boston Children's electronic records system shuts down

A hardware issue related to storage shut the system down for several days

3/31/2015 3:00:00 PM

Chlorine sewage treatment may be boosting antibiotic resistance

Early studies are showing that chlorine treatment may encourage the formation of new antibiotics that could also enter the environment, potentially contributing to antibiotic resistance

3/31/2015 2:00:00 PM

Health facilities are built into apartment complexes and employment centers

California health system offering one-stop 'wellness corners'

3/31/2015 12:00:00 PM

Case study

California senior facility's needs meant challenging fire sprinkler system installation

Project involved moving residents one story of the building at a time while work took place

3/31/2015 11:00:00 AM

Healthcare design innovation requires risk

Healthcare Design recently surveyed industry professionals to weigh on the issues surrounding healthcare design innovation

3/31/2015 10:00:00 AM

California hospital installs on-site fuel cell system

Cost-effective energy source provides up to 70 percent of electricity

3/31/2015 8:00:00 AM

Announcing: 'Sustainable Facility Management: The Facility Manager's Guide to Optimizing Building Performance'

3/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

Farpointe Ranger long range wireless transmitter opens gate to paradise

3/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

New Kubic grab bars further practicality of modern bathroom design

3/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

EXL Healthcare and Anthem, Inc. collaboration continues

3/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

ES department can boost HCAHPS scores

Electronic work-request model can improve communication and patient satisfaction

3/30/2015 3:00:00 PM

N.H. hospital embraces local beef for food service

Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro, is partnering with a nearby farm to bring local beef to its food service offerings

3/30/2015 2:00:00 PM

Big Data can inform healthcare facilities plans

The information requires analysis to understand how it can shape change in facilites and other strategic plans, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/30/2015 12:00:00 PM

Determining eyewash station requirements, placement

There aren't many locations that actually require eyewash stations

3/30/2015 11:00:00 AM

Case study

Rush Health Systems selects VRF zoning for fifth time for Choctaw General Hospital

Challenge: To provide maximum comfort and energy savings in the patient care addition of a critical access hospital

3/30/2015 10:00:00 AM

Hospital reschedules surgeries due to dust on supplies

Light fixtures were recently cleaned in the instrument storage space

3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM

The Mitchell Group introduces NuLeather new high-performance faux leather fabric

3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

Club Car offers new environmentally friendly solar drive charging panels

3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

Trane introduces Air-Fi wireless technology for building controls

3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

Daikin Applied's Roadshow delivers internet of things technology training to your doorstep

3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

Rubbermaid Commercial Products outperforms competition in new study from ManageMen

3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

Jersey City healthcare facility has 'rampant' rodent problem

Residents and staff report mice in resident rooms, hallways and cafeteria

3/27/2015 3:00:00 PM

Outbreaks spur concerns about automated disinfection

Hospital relied on an automated endoscope reprocessor to disinfect the scopes between uses

3/27/2015 2:00:00 PM


Sustainable BIM design paves path for green future of a healthcare facility

A wave of green building design and sustainability has swept across the construction industry

3/27/2015 1:00:00 PM

Rise in charitable giving builds hospital

Securing the capital needed to build has been challenging for healthcare organizations since the Great Recession

3/27/2015 12:00:00 PM

Appleton hospital renovations focusing on more efficient care

St. Elizabeth Hospital in Wisconsin is in the $108 million "phase four" of a multiyear modernization and renovation project

3/27/2015 11:00:00 AM

Building long-term flexibility into healthcare facilities

New reimbursement models are changing what it means to creating flexibility in healthcare's built environment, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/27/2015 9:00:00 AM

Q&A on electrical outlets and oxygen cylinders

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about electrical outlets and oxygen cylinders

3/27/2015 8:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power's Avtron Sigma 2 Load Bank Control System optimizes power testing workflow, saving time, manpower

3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

3M expands spill management portfolio with medium absorption capacity sorbent products

3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

WD40 machine and engine degreaser highlighted in new motion industries Tom's Toolbox video

3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Stretch Forming by Linetec curves and finishes architectural aluminum products in one location

3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

QMotion fabric options provide energy savings

3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Cleaning duties 'not always clear' between nurses and EVS

A lack of clarity identified by NHS infection control inspectors in Scotland

3/26/2015 3:00:00 PM

Construction is adjusting to meet healthcare's needs

Off-campus, outpatient development activity is far exceeding on-campus, inpatient projects

3/26/2015 2:00:00 PM

A third of Manitoba care facilities don't have sprinklers

Province says all facilities will have sprinkler systems in the next ten years

3/26/2015 12:00:00 PM

Improving healthcare disinfecting practice

Barriers to overcome include germs' invisibility, staff concerns about disinfectant safety and damage to surfaces

3/26/2015 10:00:00 AM

FGI explores future of healthcare guidelines

Experts discuss what major drivers shaping the future of healthcare and the future of FGI might be, according to an article on the healthcare Design website

3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM

Antimicrobial limitations Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, the limitations of antimicrobial products is discussed

3/26/2015 8:00:00 AM

Lunera Lighting implements industry data warehouse data synchronization platform

3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

Daikin Technology ushers in new era of HVAC capabilities with integration of internet of things

3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

Eaton's Halo product line named leader in lighting by BUILDER Magazine for the 17th consecutive year

3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

Valspar offers Autodesk Revit BIM material library for Fluropon coatings

3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

3M expands spill management portfolio with medium absorption capacity sorbent products

3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

First hospital in the cloud opens in China

The cloud hospital is one of the new ways that the Chinese people can get medical attention more quickly

3/25/2015 3:00:00 PM


Weak IT security programs may spell disaster for healthcare organizations' bottom lines

'Bring Your Own Device' policies pose a challenge for IT security staff and anti-malware tools

3/25/2015 1:00:00 PM

Survey shows one in three hospitals showing rise in violence

Forty-six percent of the respondents reported increasing their security budgets in 2014

3/25/2015 12:00:00 PM

Young adult cancer institute project based on key client principles

Planning for cancer Institute based on principles of participation, collaboration and information-sharing, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/25/2015 11:00:00 AM

Tennessee health systems pouring millions into expansions

Parkridge Health System in is the latest area medical center aiming for a major expansion plan in the next several years

3/25/2015 10:00:00 AM

Explore differences in how staff and senior management perceive risks

A gap in perceptions of the level of risk often emerges between the people closest to the danger and those at some distance

3/25/2015 9:00:00 AM

Consistent cleaning and disinfection protocols creates safe patient environment

Disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and shared equipment is an important step in preventing the spread of dangerous pathogens

3/25/2015 8:00:00 AM

Mercy Hospital Joplin gets new start with TEC Products

3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

AMAG Technology adds Symmetry F2F card readers to product line up

3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

Introducing the in-dapt operating room ceiling system

3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

Simple solution improves water and sanitation in Zambian health-care facilities

3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

UniFirst awarded contracted supplier status by Premier, Inc. for uniforms and facility service products

3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

Minneapolis clinic embraces open workspaces

New University of Minnesota clinic will provide a model of collaborative workspaces for healthcare facilities

3/24/2015 3:00:00 PM

Healthcare parking structures can earn green certification

Garages can earn Green Garage Certification through a new program administered by the Green Parking Council

3/24/2015 2:00:00 PM

Computerized system can address preventive maintenance mistakes

A computerized maintenance management system and a preventive maintenance strategy can increase a building's life span, save money and reduce equipment downtime

3/24/2015 1:00:00 PM

Michigan hospital project aims to lower emergency room misuse

New $9.6 million Grand Haven project includes a collaborative space for mental health services and the Greater Ottawa County United Way

3/24/2015 12:00:00 PM

Modular hospital project causes legal troubles

Lawsuits allege that a Legionella outbreak began as a result of water pressure tests and water introduced into the modules before they were transported to the hospital site

3/24/2015 11:00:00 AM

Pop-up hospitals are increasingly popular around the world

Some traditional hospitals rely on pop-up construction to meet seasonal or special needs

3/24/2015 10:00:00 AM

Senior living facilities customize laundry operations

Presbyterian Senior Living's 29 communities customize laundry based on the demographics of the residents and the constraints of a particular campus

3/24/2015 9:00:00 AM

Input sought on increasing the allowable smoke compartment in hospitals

National Fire Protection Association proposing change for the 2018 revision of the 2015 edition of NFPA 101 Life Safety Code

3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM

Greenheck introduces the MiniCore energy recovery ventilator

3/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

Mitsubishi Electric DC-600E integration controller: empowering building managers through product-services package

3/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

Stevens Industries, Inc.'s Legno Collection wins ADEX Design Award

3/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

Valspar celebrates 50 years of Fluropon, the first 70% PVDF architectural coating in the industry

3/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

Duncan Regional Hospital extends partnership with Merge Healthcare to launch cardiology program and cath lab

3/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

Denver VA hospital $1 billion over budget

The Aurora VA hospital project has been plagued by construction delays and cost overruns for years

3/23/2015 4:00:00 PM

S.C. YMCA, physician practice share facility

Ballentine facility combines medical offices with a fitness center

3/23/2015 3:00:00 PM

Louisville Kindred project design advances

Conditional approval backed for the design of the proposed Kindred Healthcare $36 million

3/23/2015 1:00:00 PM

Ice damages Pennsylvania VA healthcare center

Ice and cold damaged the recently built community health center at the VA Butler Healthcare System

3/23/2015 12:00:00 PM

Hazards found in Georgia hospital elevators

More than one-third of the elevators inside Doctors, Trinity and University hospitals, and on the Georgia Regents Health System campus, had at least one violation last year

3/23/2015 11:00:00 AM


10 benefits of BIM for healthcare facility development projects

Building Information Modeling is a strong pillar that promotes informed decision making which has several cascading effects on the construction process and lifecycle of a building

3/23/2015 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare needs to adapt to survive

Providers and the teams that design their spaces need to keep changing, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/23/2015 8:00:00 AM

Fieldview Solutions unveils next generation of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tools

3/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

Versatile eco-friendly multi-use VersaWalk acoustic underlayment can do three installations with one SKU: Float It, Nail It or Glue It

3/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

Fastenal awarded national TCPN contract

3/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

Kaivac announces release of new autovac system

3/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

Linetec adds 10 new hues to faux terra cotta texture colors

3/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

Chicago hospital kitchens not inspected for years

City, state assumed the other was inspecting hospital kitchens

3/20/2015 3:00:00 PM

Nebraska Medical Center shares Ebola protocols

Nebraska Biocontainment Unit shares information on Ebola patient discharge, handling a patient's body after death and environmental disinfection

3/20/2015 2:00:00 PM

Oklahoma City children's hospital welcomes patients with colorful sculptures

The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center features Matthew Placzek's 'Spirit' sculpture on its campus, according to an article and slide show on the Healthcare Design website

3/20/2015 12:00:00 PM

Canadian hospitals praised for carbon footprint reduction

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare has been making headway on its energy reduction efforts

3/20/2015 11:00:00 AM

ECRI certification program for healthcare environmental managers is online

Course addressed skills related to workforce safety, emergency management, infection prevention and other hazardous situations

3/20/2015 10:00:00 AM

Hospitals partner with medical fitness centers

Akron General builds centers that promote wellness and boost branding

3/20/2015 8:00:00 AM

Vestex now available in operating room scrubs

3/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Johnson Electric launches dosing solution for Diesel Exhaust Fluid Precise dosing for maximum NOx reduction

3/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Siemens to offer commercial and industrial buildings more water, energy saving options

3/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

New Moen Express Direct shipping program provides same-day shipping to better serve customers

3/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Green Generation solutions joins UN Energy Efficiency program

3/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Florida hospital responds to mold discovery

UF Health Shands in Gainsville finds mold in patient bathroom

3/19/2015 3:00:00 PM

Health system looks for 'Starbucks seal of approval' when picking outpatient sites

MedStar Health shifting focus from inpatient to ambulatory and establish a stronger outpatient presence in Baltimore and Washington

3/19/2015 2:00:00 PM

Three Fresno hospitals cited for high infection rates

Facilities have been targeted for help by state public health officials

3/19/2015 1:00:00 PM

Design changes suggested after Australian nursing home fire kills 14

Coroner suggests doors and corridors should be constructed to enable rapid movement of beds in emergencies

3/19/2015 12:00:00 PM

Hospitals say better design means better care

Poor design can make it easier for infections to spread or create irritating noise

3/19/2015 11:00:00 AM

Improve patient ratings with a motivated ES staff

One-on-one coaching with staff members helps boast patient satisfaction

3/19/2015 9:00:00 AM

New Joplin hospital built to weather storms

The new facility replaces the tornado-ravaged St. John's Regional Medical Center with a stronger, state-of-the-art hospital

3/19/2015 8:00:00 AM

PDI announces call for entries for Delivering the Difference contest

3/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Lutron brings smooth and flicker-free dimming with soft-on and fade-to-black to LED fixtures with its new EcoSystem H-Series LED drivers

3/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

SYNTEGRA launches game-changing integrated door system and new website

3/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

EPCO's new parking garage LED Luminaire fixture raises the bar on performance

3/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Integrated project delivery team collaborates on Boston Medical Center's Menino addition and renovations project

3/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Working in healthcare becoming a risky business

Healthcare workers in general, and ED staff in particular, face a huge risk of violence

3/18/2015 3:00:00 PM

Hospitals preparing for every infectious disease

Potential cases of highly infectious diseases have left hospitals on high alert

3/18/2015 2:00:00 PM

Former Hannibal hospital may get asbestos abatement

Before a renovation of the former St. Elizabeth Hospital can be considered, a cleanout of a section of the complex would have to occur

3/18/2015 12:00:00 PM

Designing for an aging population

Many acute care environments are inadequately designed to support seniors, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/18/2015 11:00:00 AM

Resilient design helps hospitals weather natural disasters

Over the last decade, natural disasters have damaged or destroyed a number of U.S. healthcare facilities

3/18/2015 10:00:00 AM

Adapting facilities for primary care needs

Health systems are adjusting their scale and size for contracting strength with insurers, access to capital or cost-efficiencies

3/18/2015 9:00:00 AM

Technology just part of effective wayfinding

Statistics show that 80 percent of patients are not given adequate wayfinding information before they get to a facility

3/18/2015 8:00:00 AM

Bradley's new Express ELX-Series lavatory system offers updated and cost-effective multi-user design

3/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

Eaton's Halo LED recessed downlights add versatility, up to 73 percent energy savings to slope ceiling applications

3/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

Primex Wireless develops monitoring solution for healthcare environments

3/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

Allscripts and Elsevier join forces to elevate health care and patient outcomes for U.S. military members and families

3/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

Distech Controls' ECLYPSE and ENVYSION for Facility Management reduces costs, facilitates monitoring and control, and improves responsiveness

3/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

Merging healthcare organizations need an operational efficiencies plan

A business plan of operational efficiency is a comprehensive, action-oriented system integration plan

3/17/2015 3:00:00 PM

Rules can encourage or stifle senior facility innovation

Two states will have very different opportunities in the coming years

3/17/2015 2:00:00 PM

N.C. bill would end Certificate-of-Need requirement for some facilities

A bill would exempt several types of medical facilities from needing a certificate of need to begin or expand operations

3/17/2015 12:00:00 PM

Fast food industry may offer patient-care clues

McDonald's quality-improvement effort has lessons for healthcare industry

3/17/2015 11:00:00 AM

Monitoring technology can improve care, efficiency

Context-aware monitoring systems based on real-time locating system (RTLS) technology can offer such information as location of equipment and staff

3/17/2015 9:00:00 AM

Intelligent building technology can trim hospital costs

Technology and data from building systems give facility teams information they can use to reduce operating costs

3/17/2015 8:00:00 AM

CALMAC launches complimentary energy bill analysis service for commercial building owners and managers

3/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

Distech Controls to join Acuity Brands

3/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

Vestex now available in operating room scrubs

3/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc. announces company presentation at the Global Business Roundtable

3/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

Introducing Conserv Solid Green 80 fabric softener from Sunburst

3/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

California working on hospital violence standards

Division of Occupational Safety and Health issued a draft regulatory proposal that would require healthcare employers to develop workplace violence prevention plans

3/16/2015 3:00:00 PM

Paint creates self-cleaning surface

Coating can be applied to clothes, paper, glass and steel and when combined with adhesives, maintains its self-cleaning properties after being wiped, scratched with a knife and scuffed with sandpaper

3/16/2015 2:00:00 PM

ASHE names Vista Award winners

Awards recognize team-based healthcare construction

3/16/2015 1:00:00 PM

N.Y. health center technologically advanced, patient-friendly

Employees helped design the new $9.5 million Warrensburg Health Center

3/16/2015 12:00:00 PM

Case study

Case Study: Bluewater Health renovation

Bluewater opted for reconfigurable furniture solutions rather than fixed built-ins in more than 80 percent of their new facility

3/16/2015 11:00:00 AM

Oregon hospital fined for mislabeling hazardous waste

Oregon Healthy and Science University was cited for not labeling, or labeling inappropriately, hazardous waste containers in its storage facilities

3/16/2015 9:30:00 AM

Report highlights healthcare construction risks

New advisory examines the potential environmental risks facing new construction or renovation of healthcare construction projects

3/16/2015 8:00:00 AM

Emergency code terms used in Pennsylvania Healthcare Facilities to notify staff of an urgent situation vary significantly

3/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

Restore Health Rehabilitation hosts VIP grand opening to show off new hospitality-centered transitional care facility in White Plains

3/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

AAMA releases updated sound control document

3/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

Johnson Controls introduces Quantech Air-Cooled Chillers

3/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

OSHA announces final rule on procedures for handling retaliation complaints under Sarbanes-Oxley Act

3/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

British Columbia attacks on nurses blamed on lack of compliance

Every B.C. health authority has been penalized after violent incidents in their facilities

3/13/2015 3:00:00 PM

Alaska hospital takes part in 3-day disaster drill

South Peninsula Hospital to simulate a mass casualty, mass fatality, partial evacuation and the creation of an alternate care site

3/13/2015 1:30:00 PM


Design planning priorities: Focusing on efficiency, safety and technology

Safety should extend beyond the patient. The records that hospitals and healthcare facilities must maintain for patients needs to be secure.

3/13/2015 12:00:00 PM

UKHealthCare plans $1 billion expansion

Project to add 120 beds to hospital tower

3/13/2015 11:00:00 AM

Case study

Case study: NHS Trust - Bath recycling

Precious metals recycling can boost the bottom line

3/13/2015 9:30:00 AM

EPA updates hazardous waste pharmaceuticals standards

Disposing of pharmaceuticals regulated as hazardous waste posed a problem for facilities

3/13/2015 8:00:00 AM

Xenex discontinues claims for 'germ-zapping robots' following NAD inquiry

3/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

Nora Lighting Edge-Lit LED panels now available with pendant mounting option

3/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

Johnson Controls introduces Quantech Air-Cooled Chillers

3/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

NOVADAQ to present at the 2015 Barclays Global Healthcare Conference

3/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

How healthcare facilities can minimize vulnerability to shootings

Risk management experts recommend that all healthcare facilities have a disaster preparedness and emergency operation plan

3/12/2015 3:00:00 PM

Children's hospital used art to lift spirits

Royal London Children's Hospital partnered with arts organizations to turn the hospital's walls into bright, positive distractions for its patients, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/12/2015 1:30:00 PM

Making the case for sustainability

Study refutes the belief that environmental sustainability measures increase operating costs

3/12/2015 12:00:00 PM

Nurse's Ebola lawsuit could be landmark for patient safety

Ebola survivor's suit against Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and parent company Texas Health Resources could be an important case

3/12/2015 11:00:00 AM

Trends in healthcare have been good for the construction industry

Move from inpatient to outpatient settings has meant billions of dollars in projects

3/12/2015 9:30:00 AM

Q&A on sleeping suites

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about sleeping suites

3/12/2015 8:00:00 AM

Vestagen's Vestex protective garments awarded exclusive endorsement by American Hospital Association

3/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

Building envelope code and regulation sessions at MED-Ed Facilities

3/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

Garland releases new sustainable solutions brochure

3/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

Afflink forms partnership with 3M Industrial Adhesives & Tape Division

3/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

Shootings raising safety concerns at hospitals

Death of a Boston surgeon was another in an increasingly frequent series of 'active shooter' incidents in U.S. healthcare facilities

3/11/2015 3:00:00 PM

Wisconsin hospital has TV studio for in-house programming

Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints hospital produces and broadcasts game shows for patients

3/11/2015 1:30:00 PM

Research shows facility design does affect patient satisfaction

Media missed point of recent study that explored what role the physical environment played in improving inpatient hospital scores, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/11/2015 12:00:00 PM

'Hospital of the future' opens in Colorado

St. Anthony North Health Campus emphasizes outpatient, health and wellness

3/11/2015 11:00:00 AM

Washington Court House hospital to upgrade its energy systems

Fayette County Memorial Hospital awarded $2.6 million in financing to assist in implementing its energy conservation and management program

3/11/2015 9:30:00 AM

When to use low-moisture carpet cleaning

Low-moisture carpet typically refers to a method that uses no water or a very moderate amount of water

3/11/2015 8:00:00 AM

McCarthy completes construction of $456 million Prebys Cardiovascular Institute in La Jolla

3/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

CPI Daylighting's Pentaglas installation at the Tanger Outlet Center in Washington D.C. provides shoppers with protection from the elements

3/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

Georgia-Pacific Professional recognized as outstanding supplier by Grainger

3/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

KIRK Interlocks debuts new website

3/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

Addressing flu and pneumonia at skilled nursing facilities

The only way to prevent an outbreak is by addressing all three primary transmission vectors at once: airborne pathogens, surface contact and person-to-person contact

3/10/2015 3:00:00 PM

Study says germs lurking in waiting rooms

There's an increased risk of developing flu-like infections after a visit to the doctor's office

3/10/2015 1:30:00 PM

Building materials an issue in proposed N.J. healthcare center project

Developer wants to use combustible construction materials

3/10/2015 12:00:00 PM

Indiana hospital flushes water system after Legionella infections

Two infections at IU Health LaPorte Hospital lead the facility to flush its water system

3/10/2015 11:00:00 AM

N.J. office building transformed into wellness facility

Chambers Center For Well Being built from 40-year-old structure

3/10/2015 9:30:00 AM


Technology intelligence fuels healthcare security

Blended personnel and technology solutions can give healthcare administrators the power to make informed decisions that deliver even greater return on their security investment.

3/10/2015 8:00:00 AM

Silent Knight seminars to educate on latest Life Safety Code mandates

3/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

Eaton's energy-saving LED Luminaire brings superior performance, controls management and long term reliability to outdoor floodlighting applications

3/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

Faucet company receives honor for exemplary manufacturing practices within California

3/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

Sherwin-Williams only U.S. licensee for Arkema Kynar 500 FSF PVDF resin

3/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

Surviving the Joint Commission survey

Results for any testing process are likely to be better with effective preparation

3/9/2015 3:00:00 PM

Maine hospitals look to local food to improve health and patient satisfaction

Pen Bay Medical Center is one of at least 10 Maine hospitals trying to purchase ingredients from Maine farms and fishermen

3/9/2015 1:30:00 PM

Hospitals focusing more on patient comfort

Studies suggesting comforts mean more than fancy facilities

3/9/2015 12:00:00 PM

Helipad finished in Pennsylvania hospital's emergency department project

Completion of helipad marks first milestone for York Hospital's $50 million emergency department renovation

3/9/2015 11:00:00 AM

U.K. hospital withholds loan payments over fire issues

Peterborough City Hospital withholds 1.4m-pound payment to private finance initiative

3/9/2015 9:30:00 AM

Design's role in medical tourism

CNN series explores price advantages - and posh design opportunities - in medical tourism, according to an article in on the Healthcare Design website

3/9/2015 8:00:00 AM

HFI identifies top three healthy facility scams

3/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

ThermaSol hires manufacturer representative firm Hogan Sales Southwest

3/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

Civilight North America offers 11 new ENERGY STAR qualified LED lamps

3/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

SCA to launch New Tork Premium Skincare products and elevation dispensers in North America

3/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

At VA Hospitals, technology reduces nurses' injuries

The Loma Linda hospital is reducing the rate of lifting injuries by investing in equipment, training

3/6/2015 3:00:00 PM

CDC investigating C. diff link to doctors' offices

The Centers for Disease Control says a substantial number of people contracted C. difficile who hadn't been in a hospital, but had recently visited the doctor or dentist

3/6/2015 2:00:00 PM


Nurses need help with heavy lifting

Blog on Becker's Hospital Review website urges hospitals to invest in safety equipment

3/6/2015 1:00:00 PM

An infection control expert's week

An infection prevention and control nurse specialist at the Blackrock Clinic in Dublin writes of a 'typical' week

3/6/2015 12:00:00 PM

Maryland hospitals join to leverage state reimbursement

State tying payment to the size of patient populations covered by health networks

3/6/2015 11:00:00 AM

Campus plan builds foundation for friendship

Facility planner, patient find common ground in fascination for architecture, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/6/2015 9:30:00 AM

Collaborating on clinical space design

Well-designed clinical spaces require accommodating new technology, staff interaction and the human touch

3/6/2015 8:00:00 AM

Master Lock introduces six new colors for 6121 ProSeries Weather Tough Padlock to improve security coding efforts

3/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

Ralph Nader to speak at slip and fall symposium

3/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

Western Nevada College to implement PC4HS in March

3/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc. announces expansion into the Philippines healthcare market via an agreement with Espire Health Philippines, Inc.

3/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

Pest control in healthcare facilities

Locating, identifying and stopping infestations is key

3/5/2015 3:00:00 PM

Kaiser Permanente makes biggest clean energy buy in healthcare

The health system will install 100 rooftop solar panels at its hospital, parking facilities and medical offices, which it says will decrease carbon emissions by 30 percent

3/5/2015 2:00:00 PM


Market-based planning in a value-based world

Ratings of the quality of care did not improve any more than they did for patients treated in less plush facilities

3/5/2015 12:00:00 PM

Sewage spill damages patient records, floods Australian hospital ER

Sewage spilled when a drain was blocked at the Adelaide Women's and Children's Hospital in South Australia

3/5/2015 11:00:00 AM

University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein plans modernization project

The $1.9 billion project is the largest public-private partnership project in Germany, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/5/2015 10:00:00 AM

Study says luxury hospital upgrades not impressing patients

Ratings of the quality of care did not improve any more than they did for patients treated in less plush facilities

3/5/2015 9:00:00 AM

Succeeding in the new healthcare environment

What changes are required to succeed in the new healthcare reform environment is a hot topic

3/5/2015 8:00:00 AM

ASHRAE/IES publish updated standard on energy efficiency in existing buildings

3/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

Ilios sells seven water-source natural gas engine driven heat pumps to major biomedical research facility in Florida

3/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

Arbor Solution unveils line of stylish multi-touch widescreen panel PCs for industrial applications

3/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

Lunera Lighting showcases LED retrofit solutions at NFMT 2015

3/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

Future of hospitals seen through frosted windows

Hospitals are designing facilities with innovative amenities to attract new patients

3/4/2015 3:00:00 PM

Healthcare construction booming in Houston

Nine new buildings totaling more than 353,000 square feet were finished in the second half of 2014

3/4/2015 2:00:00 PM

New Oregon clinic was put up in one day from six modular sections

Bandon clinic to combine the current primary care clinic and outpatient services

3/4/2015 12:00:00 PM

N.C. health system steps up CRE screening, cleaning efforts

Carolinas HealthCare System screening for CRE, isolating infected patients and taking extra steps to decontaminate their rooms

3/4/2015 11:00:00 AM

Designing for patients' support systems

Designers need to identify features that would facilitate the support process and make everyone feel at ease, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/4/2015 10:00:00 AM

First ladies lend support to healing garden

Project will transform a gravel rooftop space at Children's National Health System into a 7,200-square-foot healing garden

3/4/2015 8:00:00 AM

pinta acoustic's WHISPERWAVE Ceiling Clouds provide functional ceiling art in Stony Brook Medicine satellite office

3/4/2015 12:00:00 AM

Legrand introduces high-capacity furniture feed poke-thru

3/4/2015 12:00:00 AM

Emerson Network Power's new, web-based Transient Detection System protects and monitors critical power

3/4/2015 12:00:00 AM

Holy Cross Hospital ensures clear patient communication with Martti Technology

3/4/2015 12:00:00 AM

New facilities reflect healthcare's future

The healthcare industry is pouring billions of dollars into new hospitals and medical centers with more technology and amenities

3/3/2015 3:00:00 PM


Three tips to make healthcare leasing a little easier

Facility planners have their work cut out for them when tackling a new lease or revisiting an old one

3/3/2015 2:00:00 PM

California hospital begins $339 million project

Washington Hospital in Fremont breaks ground on Morris Hyman Critical Care Pavilion after delays

3/3/2015 12:00:00 PM

Hospitals are re-imagining spaces

Survey shows that many hospitals and health systems will be repurposing existing spaces as they move their services into communities

3/3/2015 11:00:00 AM

Designing a hybrid OR

Blog on Healthcare Design website discusses three elements to consider when planning a hybrid OR

3/3/2015 10:00:00 AM

Power Purchase Agreements can help with facility infrastructure upgrades

A range of funding solutions, federal tax programs and many state and local incentives are available to help improve aging energy infrastructures

3/3/2015 8:00:00 AM

Kalorama: Superbug concerns will drive healthcare facility sterilization services

3/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Ecova and Lucid launch joint solution that empowers smarter resource decisions

3/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Focus on Energy announces the 2015 Excellence in Energy Efficiency Award winners

3/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Riverside Health System receives national award from Premier, Inc. for commitment to transforming healthcare

3/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Key points about hospital 'superbug' outbreak at UCLA

Two patients at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles have died after contracting carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections from improperly cleaned scopes

3/2/2015 3:00:00 PM


Creating a culture of security in healthcare

When informed and educated about proper security procedures, hospital staff can take ownership in their personal safety and security

3/2/2015 2:00:00 PM

Lifting injuries growing issue for nurses

Hospitals can prevent many of those injuries with special equipment to move patients

3/2/2015 1:00:00 PM

Setting new standards for healthcare cleaning

There is a lack of conclusive evidence that previously suggested food-service levels of contamination relate to the prevention of healthcare-associated infections

3/2/2015 12:00:00 PM

On-site laundry can have big impact on long-term care

Laundry rooms must also comply with certain design regulations to prevent the cross-contamination of clean and soiled linens

3/2/2015 11:00:00 AM

Healthcare flooring best practices

Flooring should be durable, easy to maintain and should last more than 10 years

3/2/2015 10:00:00 AM

Veteran designer looks at future of medical and dental space planning

Jain Malkin is one of the most respected experts in evidence-based design, says the Affordable Care Act has led to a rethinking of clinic space planning to achieve quality outcomes, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/2/2015 8:00:00 AM

SANUWAVE receives U.S. patent for medical treatment systems

3/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

The RIDGID B-500 Transportable Pipe Beveller achieves fast, accurate and consistent bevels

3/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

Survey illustrates how restroom troubles turn into business woes

3/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

Speakers cover installation, European market, color measurement, more at AAMA 78th Annual Conference

3/2/2015 12:00:00 AM


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