January 2019 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



'Scary' Muslim family barred from seeing baby in hospital


Family went to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax, Va., last month to visit a newborn baby girl

1/18/2019 3:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

First in-season flu numbers released by CDC


This is the first time these estimates are being provided during the flu season

1/18/2019 2:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Scottish hospital porters handle clinical waste during protests


A union had advised its members to stop dealing with the waste after four staffers were injured

1/18/2019 12:00:00 PM

New association created for medical facility professionals


The Association of Medical Facility Professionals was created by the leaders of the former Health Care Institute, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

1/18/2019 11:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

How ready is the U.S. for an Ebola outbreak?


Fourteen percent of administrators felt their facilities were unprepared for a patient with Ebola or an EID

1/18/2019 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Ultraviolet light added to disinfection cuts C diff.


During the study, C diff. infection rates dropped in the intervention units to 11.2 from 28.7 per 10,000 patient

1/18/2019 8:00:00 AM

NYSID Announces Lineup for Spring 2019 Public Programs


1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM

APG Statement on Pathways to Success Final Rule


1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM

New HardStop Decorative Protection Panels By Formica Group Offer Superior Protection for High-Demand Areas


1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM

Johnson Controls Develops New Sound Attenuator Designed Exclusively for YORK Air Handling Units


1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM

VC Funding in Digital Health Sector Reaches $9.5 Billion in 2018, up 32 Percent YoY


1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM

Focus: HVAC

Florida rehab center where 12 died after hurricane loses license


12 people died when the air conditioning system failed following Hurricane Irma in September 2017

1/17/2019 3:00:00 PM

Maintenance can improve the reliability and performance of irrigation systems


The challenge is that most systems are expected to live far beyond their intended life cycles

1/17/2019 2:00:00 PM

Focus: HVAC

Tucson hospital cooled with radiant HVAC


Medical tower’s mini-central plant on the fourth floor makes the facility one of a kind

1/17/2019 12:00:00 PM

Focus: Emergency Preparedness

Resiliency is key to today's healthcare design


Hospital infrastructure resilience is a new imperative, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

1/17/2019 11:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Legionnaires' found at Pennsylvania facility


One of the infected residents has died due to multiple contributing health factors

1/17/2019 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Security

Tips for healthcare facility managers to stay in compliance with NFPA


A majority of the updates are related to inspections, paperwork regulations and training

1/17/2019 8:00:00 AM

ABM Healthcare Achieves ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard and Green Building Certifications with Honors


1/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Fellow Health Partners Expands New York Client Base


1/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Diversey North America Recognized by the Customer Service Institute of America for Commitment to Service Excellence


1/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

DocuTAP Announces Launch of Insight by DocuTAP, a Data Analysis and Reporting Tool for On-Demand Clinics


1/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Building Software and Enhanced Analytics


1/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Video

Moose walks into Anchorage healthcare facility


She munched on some lobby greenery and left

1/16/2019 3:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Study finds bacteria in ancient Irish soil stops growth of superbugs


The soil in question is reputed to have healing properties

1/16/2019 2:00:00 PM

Senior living facilities balance style and safety


This balance is an essential design strategy for today’s senior living communities, from independent living to memory care, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

1/16/2019 12:00:00 PM

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Two-hour separations between hospitals


Brad Keyes discusses regulations for two-hour separations between hospitals

1/16/2019 10:00:00 AM

Changes in operations and code requirements affect facility wayfinding


These strategies can help managers ensure signage keeps up with the changes

1/16/2019 9:00:00 AM

California healthcare facilities still figuring out how to reopen following wildfires


Hospitals are still recovering after two major fires

1/16/2019 8:00:00 AM

Zenith Media’s Goodwin to Present DSE 2019 Keynote Address


1/16/2019 12:15:00 AM

Intuitive, maker of the da Vinci Surgical System, to Store IFU documents Via the oneSOURCEdocs.com Manufacturers’ Advantage Program


1/16/2019 12:15:00 AM

ADT Continues Commercial Expansion Through Purchase of Technology Integration Leader, Advanced Cabling Systems


1/16/2019 12:15:00 AM

Auburn Community Hospital Prepares for Influenza Season by Investing in Electrostatic Technology


1/16/2019 12:00:00 AM

Kadean Building Second Underground Proton Therapy Vault At Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis


1/16/2019 12:00:00 AM

Police investigating after vegetative patient gives birth


Arizona's Department of Economic Security is also conducting health and safety checks at the facility

1/15/2019 3:00:00 PM

Lean design builds Ohio hospital piece by piece


The MetroHealth System in Cleveland created a dynamic healthcare facility with a set of best practices that use a Lean philosophy and “process-neutral” design approach, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

1/15/2019 12:00:00 PM

The physical environment affects health and wellness


Building occupants are beginning to demand that their indoor environment be more than just comfortable

1/15/2019 11:00:00 AM

Facility Guidelines Institute begins process for 2022 guidelines


The proposal period is open until June 30

1/15/2019 9:00:00 AM

Focus: HVAC

HVAC experts suggest natural ventilation be allowed in most spaces outside of operating rooms


Natural ventilation is defined as the transport of fresh air through non-mechanical means, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

1/15/2019 8:00:00 AM

Legrand Continues to Connect to Life with Range of New IoT-Enabled Residential Solutions at CES 2019


1/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

Middle Atlantic Expands Customer Service and Support Availability in EMEA Through Legrand | AV


1/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

Cornerstone Search Group Promotes Brian Skurka to Partner


1/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

FierceHealthcare Awards Hoy Health as one of its 2019 'Fierce 15' Companies


1/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

Allseating Expands Proprietary Fabric Portfolio


1/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

HHS releases healthcare cybersecurity best practices


Guidance includes 10 best practices for mitigating hacking threats

1/14/2019 3:00:00 PM

CDC, APIC offer new infection prevention tools


Tools released are being tested at three hospitals

1/14/2019 2:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Hartlepool healthcare facilities sees 27 percent drop in C. diff. infections


Reported community acquired infections have shown a 32 percent rise

1/14/2019 12:00:00 PM

Successful drain cleaning requires managers to understand technician needs


Effective specification of drain cleaning equipment can increase technician productivity and improve plumbing system performance

1/14/2019 11:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Reducing cross-contamination risk


The environmental services staff needs to know the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting

1/14/2019 9:00:00 AM

Focus: HVAC

Maximizing healthcare facility HVAC system output


HVAC optimization involves automatically controlling HVAC systems to deliver work at energy-efficient levels

1/14/2019 8:00:00 AM

Stop Dirt and Moisture in its Tracks with the Cintas Active Scraper Floor Mat


1/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

Indoor Air Quality Website Makes Debut


1/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

Wiegmann Introduces Mod Center for Faster Service


1/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

Seeq Announces Availability of R21 with New Scorecard and FFT Analytics, adds Lisa Graham PhD, PE, to Lead Analytics Engineering Team


1/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

AV Systems Integrators Avidex and Digital Networks Group Launch New Managed Services


1/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Bill Gates says we aren't ready for a deadly pandemic


He believes the next deadly epidemic will be the flu

1/11/2019 3:00:00 PM

Jacksonville hospital evacuates 77 patients after an air handler sparks a fire


Patients including newborn babies were temporarily evacuated

1/11/2019 2:00:00 PM

Phoenix care fa­cil­ity boosts se­cu­rity after vegetative patient gives birth


The enhanced security in­cludes in­creased mon­i­tor­ing of pa­tient care ar­eas

1/11/2019 12:00:00 PM

Healthcare leaders offer ideas to fix healthcare


Among the 18 ideas in the article were several that were facilities/location-oriented

1/11/2019 11:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Study finds: Antimicrobial hospital curtains cut bacterial contamination


One type of antimicrobial curtain was highly effective at reducing the number of bacteria living on the surface

1/11/2019 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Mold in hospital’s maternity unit sickens more than 50 employees


More than 50 employees in the maternity unit at Staten Island University Hospital North say they've been sickened in recent months by an odor

1/11/2019 8:00:00 AM

EarlySense Completes $39 Million Financing Round to Accelerate Global Expansion of Contact-Free Sensing and Analytics Solution


1/11/2019 12:00:00 AM

Three-Sided Angle Installation for Greenheck Fire and Combination Fire Smoke Dampers


1/11/2019 12:00:00 AM

Bosch Start-up Security and Safety Things (SAST) presents Innovative Use Cases for Security Cameras Based on its Open IoT Ecosystem


1/11/2019 12:00:00 AM

Halyard Introduces COVER MAX Full-coverage Surgical Caps Available with CAPTURE Technology


1/11/2019 12:00:00 AM

Draw Latch Offers Improved Security


1/11/2019 12:00:00 AM

Illinois hospitals facing requirements to reduce violence against nurses


Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, healthcare providers in Illinois must implement specific violence-prevention policies

1/10/2019 3:00:00 PM

Advocate Aurora pledges to use 100 percent clean power by 2030


Using clean power across these sites of care will reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by 392,657 metric tons

1/10/2019 2:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Glasgow surgical cleaning unit closes after mold and bacteria is found


Although a deep clean was performed, mould continues to be an issue

1/10/2019 12:00:00 PM

Focus: Emergency Preparedness

Meeting the requirements for emergency equipment


Employees should be trained on how to use the emergency equipment fixtures before they handle hazardous chemicals

1/10/2019 11:00:00 AM

Blog / Focus: Infection Control

New study demonstrates accuracy of Legionella detection test


Regular testing for Legionella pneumophila is the only way to be certain that a water management plan is working properly to prevent patient exposure

1/10/2019 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Bacteria found on EEG electrodes poses infection risk


Twenty-five percent of cleaned reusable electrodes still had bacteria present

1/10/2019 8:00:00 AM

GE Healthcare, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Partner for Safer, More Precise Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment


1/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

Disinfectant Targets Improved Hygiene


1/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

HealthCare: New Rules for Hazardous-Waste Pharmaceuticals


1/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

W. R. Meadows Names New Vice President


1/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

Rinnai America Corporation Names President


1/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

New York hospital urged to move maternity ward over mold and leaking gas fears


The mold and anesthetic gas traces were detected in the maternity ward at Staten Island University Hospital North

1/9/2019 3:00:00 PM

Design can Impact clinician burnout


The physical environment where physicians practice can contribute to their stress, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

1/9/2019 2:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Doctors say Palestinian superbug epidemic could spread


Shortages of water, power and fuel for generators mean doctors cannot always meet even basic hygiene standards

1/9/2019 12:00:00 PM

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Generator load bank tests


Brad Keyes discusses regulations for generator load bank tests

1/9/2019 10:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Epidemiologist: Legionella is everywhere


Doctor says routine cleaning and maintenance of large water systems are key to preventing patients from falling ill

1/9/2019 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Emergency Preparedness

Getting ready for a CMS emergency preparedness survey


Long-term care facilities have to decide whether to focus on high-impact but low-frequency events or more common, but less impactful events

1/9/2019 8:00:00 AM

EHNAC Announces Finalized 2019 Accreditation Criteria Versions for All Accreditation Programs


1/9/2019 12:00:00 AM

Midmark Introduces New Side Chairs to Improve Patient Experience


1/9/2019 12:00:00 AM

Dick Moeller Joins Stantec to Expand its Healthcare Mechanical Engineering Practice in Southern California


1/9/2019 12:00:00 AM

SBUH Awarded for Commitment to Sustainability


1/9/2019 12:00:00 AM

MediMizer and oneSOURCE Team Up to Provide Powerful Solutions to Ensure Facility Compliance


1/9/2019 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

One dead after Legionella found at West Michigan hospital


The hospital is using alternative water sources and water filtration

1/8/2019 3:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Two fired from N.J. facility that may have exposed thousands to HIV, hepatitis


A Saddle Brook surgery center was closed after state surveyors found an outdated infection control plan and unacceptable sterilization practices

1/8/2019 2:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Maryland hospital's pipes contained uncommon bacteria that infected patients


Patients were infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria living in the plumbing of the National Institutes of Health’s hospital

1/8/2019 12:00:00 PM

Round-the-clock power critical for healthcare


Inefficient access to electricity can mark the difference between life and death

1/8/2019 11:00:00 AM

Indiana lawmaker wants to bring back hospital 'certificate of need' process


A state lawmaker is concerned that hospital construction is driving up the cost of healthcare

1/8/2019 9:00:00 AM

Most beautiful US healthcare facilities named


The list is based on more than 250,000 votes

1/8/2019 8:00:00 AM

Lighting Fixture and Improved Aesthetics


1/8/2019 12:00:00 AM

Door Hardware Earns Sustainability Certification


1/8/2019 12:00:00 AM

Portable Diesel Air Heater and Jobsite Productivity


1/8/2019 12:00:00 AM

Water Heater Targets Improved Efficiency


1/8/2019 12:00:00 AM

Security Software and Mission Critical Safety


1/8/2019 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals in Australia to give staff body armor


The Australian Health Department has purchased 250 custom body armor vests

1/7/2019 3:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Johns Hopkins hospitals don’t always follow safety rules they pioneered


The hospitals have been accused of setting aside basic safety rules

1/7/2019 2:00:00 PM

The Internet of Medical Things can improve patient care, clinical management


IoMT can support patient, staff and supply management

1/7/2019 12:00:00 PM

Wisconsin healthcare facility launches wayfinding app


Since the Froedtert & MCW Finder App was launched in late 2017, there have been more than 6,000 downloads and about 125 uses per day

1/7/2019 11:00:00 AM

Man dies after jumping from Chicago hospital window


Mercy Hospital patient broke the window before jumping

1/7/2019 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Emergency Preparedness

NFPA offers a risk assessment checklist for active shooter situations


Guidance includes tips on information officials should be gathering during building risk assessments

1/7/2019 8:00:00 AM

Expanded Paints and Coatings Line Targets Hardscapes


1/7/2019 12:00:00 AM

Sound Emitting Signal Light Aims To Enhance Security


1/7/2019 12:00:00 AM

Portable Diesel Air Heater and Jobsite Productivity


1/7/2019 12:00:00 AM

HVAC Designed for Versatility and Energy Efficiency


1/7/2019 12:00:00 AM

Flooring Maker Targets Green Installations


1/7/2019 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

U.S. healthcare worker with possible exposure to Ebola evacuated to Nebraska


The worker was treating patients and had contact with a patient who was later diagnosed with Ebola

1/4/2019 3:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Study says one-wipe cleaning system for nurses is effective


Contamination of the environment around patients seen as MRSA risk

1/4/2019 2:00:00 PM

Formulating a plan for deferred maintenance


Upgrades to facilities can overcome scarce resources to deliver financial benefits

1/4/2019 12:00:00 PM

Hospitals are improving security after shooting at N.Y. facility


An August shooting at Westchester Medical Center killed two

1/4/2019 11:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Shriners nurses launch hand-hygiene program


Patients were deputized as 'Hand Hygiene Police'

1/4/2019 9:00:00 AM

Focus: HVAC

Addressing energy waste in the HVAC system


Smart building controls enable managers and technicians to uncover and address energy waste

1/4/2019 8:00:00 AM

Lorin Anodized Copper Collection Ideal for Exterior and Interior Architectural Applications


1/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

AAAHC Receives CMS Deemed Status Renewal for ASCs


1/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

New, Revised Pain Assessment/Management Standards for Behavioral Healthcare, Home Care, Nursing Care To Be Introduced


1/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

Kingspan Insulation Announces Doug Crawford as Managing Director of North America


1/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

Emory Proton Therapy Center Opens in Midtown Atlanta


1/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Clothes irons


Brad Keyes discusses regulations for clothes irons in nursing home resident rooms

1/3/2019 3:00:00 PM

NFMT Baltimore 2019 announces new features


New events and offerings are planned for the annual NFMT show, March 26-28, 2019

1/3/2019 2:00:00 PM

Interoperability of EHR integrations key to changing patient experience


Well-integrated technology not only puts less burden on staff but also increases workflow efficiencies

1/3/2019 12:00:00 PM

Va. health system working to eliminate plastic straws


Inova Health System is also reducing single-use plastic items from public areas

1/3/2019 11:00:00 AM

Focus: HVAC

Monitoring HVAC levels in sterile processing areas


HVAC must be addressed in compliance with current standards

1/3/2019 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Emergency Preparedness

Mass notification is only one part of emergency communications


System must be integrated with other technologies to form a holistic emergency communications plan

1/3/2019 8:00:00 AM

CBRE: Outpatient Centers on the Rise as Average Asking Rent for U.S. Medical Office Buildings Reaches Record High


1/3/2019 12:00:00 AM

Medpricer Reports U.S. Hospitals Collectively Overspend an Estimated $39B Annually on Purchased Services


1/3/2019 12:00:00 AM

Wistar Institute Case Study


1/3/2019 12:00:00 AM

Water Heater Targets Improved Efficiency


1/3/2019 12:00:00 AM

LED Lamps and Improved Versatility


1/3/2019 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Study: Isolation room pressure key to limiting spread of airborne germs


A high air-change rate in AIIRs does not ensure efficient removal of infectious agents

1/2/2019 3:00:00 PM

The blueprint for IoT infrastructure in healthcare


Developments in technology that contribute to the Internet of Things are introducing some extremely interesting innovations for healthcare providers

1/2/2019 2:00:00 PM

Rural healthcare facilities leading way


Rural facilities can launch innovative, industry-leading ideas

1/2/2019 12:00:00 PM

Top security concerns for assisted care facilities


IAHSS issued new guidance for handling violence

1/2/2019 11:00:00 AM

Key considerations for onsite power


Facility managers should educate themselves about the best fit for their facilities

1/2/2019 9:00:00 AM

Focus: HVAC

New HVAC systems present challenges, opportunities


Mechanical systems have evolved not only technologically, but also in how they're purchased

1/2/2019 8:00:00 AM

Duro-Last, Inc. Oregon Facility Receives Prestigious VPP Star Site Renewal and Safety Committee Recognition


1/2/2019 12:00:00 AM

Online Resource Designed for Faucet Specification


1/2/2019 12:00:00 AM

Flooring Maker Recognized for Innovation


1/2/2019 12:00:00 AM

Acquisition Aims To Enhance Energy Efficient Lighting Controls


1/2/2019 12:00:00 AM

Waterless Urinals and Reduced Water Usage


1/2/2019 12:00:00 AM



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