January 2020 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Focus: Infection Control

China's new coronavirus hospital half done in four days


The hospital is expected to take its first patients on February 3

1/31/2020 3:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Reported cases of coronavirus up by 1,000 in a day


Eighteen countries have confirmed cases

1/31/2020 2:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

China says coronavirus can spread before symptoms show


The CDC says there is no clear evidence that patients are infectious before symptom onset

1/31/2020 12:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Ebola virus, Lassa fever can be treated without infecting healthcare personnel


'Meticulous' implementation of infection control and clinical biosafety practices needed

1/31/2020 11:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Economic analyst says the worst has yet to come with coronavirus


The number of new infections is still on the rise

1/31/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

U.S. readiness for a viral outbreak better, but needs improvement


The U.S. has made progress in preparedness since Ebola

1/31/2020 8:00:00 AM

Wheel Launches to Meet Challenges of Virtual Healthcare Market and Announces $13.9 Million Series A


1/31/2020 12:00:00 AM

Leronlimab Under Evaluation for Potential Treatment of Coronavirus


1/31/2020 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Disinfectant Products & Services to Witness Strong Growth in Demand; Formulations with Natural Base to Emerge Popular: FMI


1/31/2020 12:00:00 AM

UG2 Achieves Prestigious CIMS-GB Certification for Green Cleaning


1/31/2020 12:00:00 AM

Potter Acquires TowerIQ, An Emergency Communications Company


1/31/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Snakes could be the source of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak


Virus linked to the Chinese krait and the Chinese cobra

1/30/2020 3:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Chinese city plans to build coronavirus hospital in days


Wuhan is constructing a 1,000-bed facility with prefab buildings

1/30/2020 2:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Coronavirus death toll jumps to more than 80, five US cases confirmed


New coronavirus has been identified in Arizona, California, Illinois and Washington state

1/30/2020 12:00:00 PM

Chocolate Lab training to be bomb-sniffing therapy dog in Ohio


Most of her life is going to be helping children. But the rest of the time she's have ongoing training for bomb detection

1/30/2020 11:00:00 AM

Blog

How hospital food service can improve patient experiences and outcomes


The first multidrug-resistant case of the illness was reported in the country in 2017

1/30/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Cardinal Health recalls 9 million surgical gowns


About 7.7 million were distributed to 2,807 facilities across the country

1/30/2020 8:00:00 AM

Cintas Signature Series Offers Two New Air Care Fragrances and Color Choices


1/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

Tryko Partners Expands its Greater Philadelphia Skilled Nursing Portfolio with Glendale Uptown Home


1/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

5G is fueling Healthcare “Intelligence of Things” – Choice IoT Says Controlling Data Costs will be Essential


1/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

Information Blocking Guidance to the Health IT Community Published


1/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

Aircuity Celebrates 20 Years


1/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Facts about the coronavirus outbreak


The respiratory infection originated in Wuhan, China

1/29/2020 3:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

US government just cut funding for the hospitals that deal with outbreaks


Hospitals are unlikely to invest the necessary resources to prepare for somewhat improbable events

1/29/2020 2:00:00 PM

Focus: Emergency Preparedness

FEMA OKs funds to rebuild hospital in Puerto Rico after teen's death


A girl, 13, died after lacking a proper medical facility in Vieques

1/29/2020 12:00:00 PM

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Storage of flammable liquids (Part 4)


Brad Keyes discusses regulations for storage of flammable liquids

1/29/2020 10:00:00 AM

Blog

Keeping your healthcare facility safe


How technology can help you achieve a safer healthcare environment

1/29/2020 9:00:00 AM

Blog / Focus: Infection Control

Gaps found in Canadian hospitals’ preparedness for C. auris


The first multidrug-resistant case of the illness was reported in the country in 2017

1/29/2020 8:00:00 AM

Fisherman's Community Hospital by NELSON Worldwide


1/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

McCarthy Completes Renovation on Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in College Station


1/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

Cloud-Based Parking Technology Company Receives Fund To Tap Into Real Estate Ecosystem


1/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

iOFFICE Acquires Leading Meeting Space Solutions and Workplace Analytics Company, Teem


1/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

Perkins and Will Expands Presence in Latin America; Opens Studio in Monterrey, Mexico


1/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

Veterans say the D.C. VA hospital is not safe for women


A woman said she was sexually assaulted at the Washington D.C. VA Medical Center four months ago

1/28/2020 3:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

CDC estimates flu has killed 6,600 in U.S.


The overall flu-associated hospitalization rate is in line with trends seen during this time last season

1/28/2020 2:00:00 PM

Missouri hospital gives staff panic buttons


The use of the buttons is in a trial phase and is aimed at improving security in high-risk areas like the ER

1/28/2020 12:00:00 PM

Focus: Emergency Preparedness

FEMA funding earthquake safety for Los Angeles hospital


Funds will go to non-structural bracing and anchoring of medical equipment, communications hardware, and supporting infrastructure

1/28/2020 11:00:00 AM

Blog / Focus: Infection Control

Integrated infection prevention is essential for protecting patients


A growing number of clinical studies have demonstrated that “no-touch” technologies are effective in reducing bacterial contamination of surfaces and can reduce colonization/infection in patients admitted to these hospital rooms

1/28/2020 9:00:00 AM

UV light fights germs on mobile devices


Ultraviolet rays kill nearly 100% of bacteria found on mobile devices in healthcare settings

1/28/2020 8:00:00 AM

Clorox Healthcare Sponsors APIC’s 2020 Annual Conference Scholarship


1/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

Cintas Offers Tips to Prevent the Spread of Germs This Flu Season


1/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

Concern About Contracting Flu Hits All-time High


1/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Selects Corizon Health


1/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

The Association for the Health Care Environment Announces Elected 2020-2021 Board Members


1/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

At least five patients with Wuhan coronavirus reported in U.S.


A man in Washington State is infected with the new respiratory virus, and there are more possible

1/27/2020 3:00:00 PM

Detroit Medical Center cancels plan to outsource security jobs


Union filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board

1/27/2020 2:00:00 PM

Blog / Focus: Emergency Prep

Disaster preparedness – Considerations on cyber security and resiliency


Planning starts with the end result in mind, but along the way, there are other key goalposts

1/27/2020 12:00:00 PM

Addressing software challenges


Careful specification and implementation paves the way for enhanced productivity and performance

1/27/2020 11:00:00 AM

Internet of Medical Things changing future of healthcare


The ability to collect, analyze and transmit health data, is changing care delivery

1/27/2020 9:00:00 AM

Tech can help healthcare facilities guard against disaster


Keeping health IT systems up and running is critical

1/27/2020 8:00:00 AM

SS Facility Services Confirms Long-Term Partnership with Spacewell


1/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

HFAP Receives Renewal from the Medical Board of California for Accreditation of Outpatient Surgery Settings


1/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk Launches ED Expansion, Modernization


1/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Associated Infections Workshop Advances Development of Ultraviolet Disinfection Technologies


1/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Emergency Preparedness

Puerto Rico still lacking proper medical facilities since hurricane


Vieques has not had a functioning hospital since it was destroyed during Hurricane Maria more than two years ago

1/24/2020 3:00:00 PM

Pa. health system cancels surgeries due to surgical gown issues


Cardinal Health warned customers that some of its surgical gowns may not be sterile

1/24/2020 2:00:00 PM

Focus: HVAC

Achieving a high-performance HVAC system


No building system has more impact on long-term facility operating costs than HVAC. Understand the true costs of HVAC, both initially and while in operation

1/24/2020 2:00:00 PM

Copper surfaces reduce hand transmission in eldercare


Researchers investigated outbreaks in a nursing home

1/24/2020 12:00:00 PM

Focus: HVAC

Updating a healthcare facility ventilation system


For hospital administrators, proper infection control is an important task

1/24/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Copper beds cut surface bacteria


On average, copper beds harbored 94 percent fewer bacteria than conventional beds

1/24/2020 8:00:00 AM

Universal Lighting Technologies Recognized as Sapphire Awards 2020 Finalist


1/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

UG2 Achieves Prestigious CIMS-GB Certification for Green Cleaning


1/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Leviton Announces Organizational Changes for their Lighting Business in Canada


1/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance Kicks Off 2020 with Priority Projects and Expanded Membership


1/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

University Hospitals Sports Medicine Finds Infection Control Program Reduced Bacteria by 95% in Athletic Training Rooms


1/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

White substance sparks hazmat incident at Idaho hospital


A patient entered Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center ER carrying a container of an unknown white substance

1/23/2020 3:00:00 PM

Minnesota law to allow surveillance cameras in senior homes


Nursing homes and assisted-living facilities across the state are required to inform residents of their right to use the cameras

1/23/2020 2:00:00 PM

Reduced capacity at Atlanta hospital affects region


For more than a month, Grady Memorial Hospital emergency rooms has been operating at a reduced capacity

1/23/2020 12:00:00 PM

Blog

Preventative lease portfolio audits are worth a pound of cure


The potential for fines for non-compliant use of space arrangements, can range in the millions and warrants a critical review of real estate portfolios

1/23/2020 11:00:00 AM

Cleveland Clinic manages its medical waste with color coding


Cleveland Clinic’s Office for a Healthy Environment focuses on sustainability across the organization, including the responsible management of medical waste

1/23/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Emergency Preparedness

Resilient design for healthcare facilities about more than disasters


Resilience can be about how the design holds up in the long-term

1/23/2020 8:00:00 AM

Western Specialty Contractors Completes Metal Roofing, Siding Façade on New Kansas City Campus for Animal Care Facility


1/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

VuWall Powers Video Walls in LG's New Showrooms


1/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

EHNAC Announces Finalized 2020 Accreditation Criteria Versions for All Accreditation Programs


1/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

Enhanced Legend Power Systems Platform Mitigates Voltage Sags and Swells in Commercial Buildings


1/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

Caldwell Adjustable Spreader Beam Lifts Rothera Wharf Frames in Antarctica


1/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

N.Y. nursing home cited after maggots found in patient wound


Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation was not fined

1/22/2020 3:00:00 PM

Atlanta hospital expects repair of flooding damage to take until fall


A water pipe break in early December flooded three floors at Grady Memorial Hospital

1/22/2020 2:00:00 PM

Calif. hospital sets up overflow tent for flu patients


California seeing more flu cases than normal

1/22/2020 12:00:00 PM

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Storage of flammable liquids (Part 3)


Brad Keyes discusses regulations for storage of flammable liquids

1/22/2020 10:00:00 AM

Haiti's biggest hospital still not rebuilt 10 years after quake


Port-au-Prince hospital one of the first projects approved for Haiti’s reconstruction

1/22/2020 9:00:00 AM

Effective paints and coatings applications


The right paint selection and surface prep is key

1/22/2020 8:00:00 AM

Australian Hospital Leads the World with Patient Monitoring Trial


1/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

Pfannenberg Announces PMF LED-Hi LED Multifunction Light


1/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

Polyglass Contributes Roofing Materials to Rebuild in the Bahamas


1/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

Bank of America Tower is Setting the Standard for the Future of Sustainability


1/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

Aircuity is an Approved Vendor for NYSERDA’s Real-Time Energy Management Program


1/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: HVAC

Vermont healthcare facility reopening operating rooms after mysterious odor


Staff have installed carbon monoxide detectors and air sampling canisters in the buildings, and employees will wear detectors

1/21/2020 3:00:00 PM

Ohio bill would allow cameras inside nursing home rooms


There is currently no law in Ohio against using private cameras inside a nursing home, but it's up to the nursing home to allow it

1/21/2020 2:00:00 PM

Vail Health addresses surgical smoke concerns


Colorado Legislature passed a law stating that by May 1, 2021, healthcare facilities in the state must implement policies to prevent human exposure to surgical smoke

1/21/2020 12:00:00 PM

Blog

Evolving healthcare design with virtual reality technology


Virtual reality (VR) technology allows for immediate experiences and on-demand reconfigurations at significantly lower costs than building physical mock-ups does

1/21/2020 11:00:00 AM

Creating a secure building automation system


It is common for organizations to create a BAS and then more or less forget about it

1/21/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Dealing with the problem of dirty sinks


How clean can your washed hands really be if the sink is contaminated?

1/21/2020 8:00:00 AM

INFICON Celebrates 50 Years of Advancing Innovation


1/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

LiquidCool Solutions Partners with Norway’s Leader in Green Real Estate Technology


1/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Nathan Adelson Hospice Offers Patients a Chance to Virtually Visit Special Places Through Aerial Video


1/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

UF Health The Villages® Hospital Cuts Ribbon for New Freestanding Emergency Room


1/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

A New Decade of Color Exploration Inspires Sherwin-Williams Color Collections for Every Market


1/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Adopting EVS cleaning practices in skilled nursing facilities


The presence of more higher-acuity patients has led to greater danger from infections

1/20/2020 3:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Probe: Hospital used OR without HEPA filter when infant got sick


Other operating rooms at the hospital had HEPA filters

1/20/2020 2:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Chicago-area hospitals using tracking technology to monitor hand hygiene


Healthcare providers only wash or sanitize their hands only about half as much as they should

1/20/2020 12:00:00 PM

Blog

The prescription for a healthy JCAHO audit


A robust, prescriptive EAM system is needed to avoid surprises and support a facility’s ongoing success

1/20/2020 11:00:00 AM

Focus: HVAC

Planning and budgeting key to sustainable HVAC


Step one in achieving sustainable HVAC design is organizational buy-in

1/20/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Best practices for cleaning, disinfection


Cleaning, disinfecting critical to prevention of hospital-acquired infections

1/20/2020 8:00:00 AM

MedTrainer Offers Specialized Content for Extended and Skilled Care Facilities


1/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

Spry Therapeutics Announces Soft-Surface Filter Technology to Combat Healthcare Acquired Infections and Superbugs


1/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

Three HDR-Designed Hospitals Break Ground in China


1/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

Johnson Controls Smoke Detection Technology Designed to Meet 2021 UL Standard


1/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

Long Term Care Group, Inc. Generates Advancements in Core Business with Kryon's Full-Cycle RPA Solution


1/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: HVAC

Seattle Children’s Hospital's mold issues spur class-action suit


Suit alleged hospital engaged in a coverup of problems

1/17/2020 3:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

CDC: Flu case total nears 10 million


The flu has already killed 4,800 this season

1/17/2020 2:00:00 PM

Woman robbed, kidnapped from Louisiana hospital parking lot


Christus Shreveport-Bossier Health System said it will evaluate the safety of all of its campuses

1/17/2020 12:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Presence of pan-resistant C. auris growing in New York


A total of 427 of 911 nationwide confirmed cases are found in New York

1/17/2020 11:00:00 AM

Threats that could threaten disrupt security


Facilities managers must have resilience and security strategies to deal with disruptive new technologies

1/17/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Emergency Preparedness

Steps for effective emergency preparedness


Make sure your risk assessment and scenario planning are up to date and accurate

1/17/2020 8:00:00 AM

Clorox Healthcare Sponsors APIC’s 2020 Annual Conference Scholarship


1/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

Bally Ribbon Mills Announces Safety Webbing and Tapes for Fire Fighting


1/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

N1C Lithium Ion UPS Systems earn 2019 Sustainable Product Award


1/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

oneSOURCE Partners With instrutrack to Supply Instrument Database for Kiwi Medical Supplies


1/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

thyssenkrupp receives Elevator World 2020 award for sun-shaped lifts in Spain


1/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Science teacher's experiment illustrates need for hand hygiene


Soap and water had positive results

1/16/2020 3:00:00 PM

Designing for dementia patients


Access to nature can help orient older adults to time and place, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

1/16/2020 2:00:00 PM

Focus: HVAC

HVAC issues stall surgeries at Mo. hospital


Pinnacle Regional Hospital’s sterilization room didn’t have the right pressure, temperature and humidity

1/16/2020 12:00:00 PM

Report says VHA spent $4 billion on new facilities with little oversight


The VHA supplies new medical facilities with startup funds for new staff, furniture, equipment, etc.

1/16/2020 11:00:00 AM

A guide to winter roofing care


Roofs that are not properly cared for during the winter will bring unpleasant surprises when the weather warms.

1/16/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Door selection can impact infection control


Touchless doors can help stop the spread of germs and bacteria

1/16/2020 8:00:00 AM

Eemax Tankless Electric Water Heaters Offer Advanced Handwashing Technology to Promote Infection Prevention in Healthcare Settings


1/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

HFAP Celebrates 75 Years of Leadership in Healthcare Accreditation


1/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

CENTRIA Products Add Modernity and Sharpness to Pointe at Polaris Community


1/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

Russelectric, A Siemens Business, Announces DVL Group Named Manufacturer’s Representative for Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Idaho


1/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong Joins The Climate Group’s EP 100 Initiative to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions


1/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Pa. hospital criticized for 'systemic' failures


An investigation found unsanitary equipment, dirty linens on the floors

1/15/2020 3:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Study: ICU patients’ hands carry pathogens


Hand hygiene important for patients as well as healthcare workers

1/15/2020 2:00:00 PM

Choosing the right photo ID printer


There are many card printers on the market

1/15/2020 12:00:00 PM

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Storage of flammable liquids (Part 2)


Brad Keyes discusses regulations for storage of flammable liquids

1/15/2020 10:00:00 AM

Healthcare design trends in 2020s


Design professionals offer predictions for the upcoming trends and challenges

1/15/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Emergency Preparedness

Tips for life-safety and emergency prep in longterm care facilities


Start by looking at all possible risks

1/15/2020 8:00:00 AM

Skybridges, Test Towers and Innovations: thyssenkrupp Elevator sets the Tech Trends and Highlights for 2020


1/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

Ellison Balanced Doors Complete Amherst College’s New Science Center


1/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

Harris Williams Advises Upstream Rehabilitation in Connection with its Sale to Revelstoke Single Asset Fund I


1/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

Microdesk’s BIMrx Core Optimizes Project Collaboration Through Roundtrip Data Management


1/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

Eitan Group Signs Service Agreement with Integrated Medical Systems


1/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

‘Recent world events’ spark increased security at federal healthcare center


The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago has closed all entrances except the main gate

1/14/2020 3:00:00 PM

Detroit hospital gets bomb, shooting threats


Police say a psychiatric patient at the hospital made the calls

1/14/2020 2:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Pa. hospital where preemies died didn’t sanitize breast milk equipment


State health department ordered Geisinger Medical Center in Danville to correct several deficiencies

1/14/2020 12:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Missouri hospital ordered to stop performing surgery


Regulators conducted an inspection at Pinnacle Regional Hospital and cited it for sterile processing procedures

1/14/2020 11:00:00 AM

The growing demand for transparency in all building spaces


To meet efficiency, optimization and carbon management goals, all the pieces of the puzzle must be considered

1/14/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Five hospitals' mold issues making headlines


A number of healthcare facilities have detected molds in their facilities over the past year

1/14/2020 8:00:00 AM

HealthEC a Top Rated PHM Software Vendor in 2019 KLAS Value-Based Care Managed Services Report


1/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

Baltimore Aircoil Company Announces Nexus Modular Hybrid Cooler


1/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

As Winter Storms Hit Home, the Metal Roofing Alliance Says Rooftop Readiness Is Essential


1/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

Universal Lighting Technologies Partners with DSI Southwest in North Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas Region


1/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

Marsh Bellofram Sells King-Gage to NOSHOK, Inc.


1/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

Quake in Puerto Rico causes structural, power issues, but hospitals functional in hard-hit region


Earthquake killed at least one person and causing a power outage across the island

1/13/2020 3:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Pediatric flu death toll highest in 17 years


CDC says 27 pediatric deaths have occurred so far this season

1/13/2020 2:00:00 PM

Case study

The benefits of going paperless


The Raleigh General Hospital HR team decided they didn’t want to simply copy their current paper format. Rather, they decided to redesign how the files should be organized, not simply importing files as they were.

1/13/2020 12:00:00 PM

Focus: Emergency Preparedness

Kaiser Permanente prepares for disasters based on experience


This year’s evacuation during a wildfire demonstrated significant improvements over previous efforts

1/13/2020 11:00:00 AM

Selecting a photo ID system


Photo identification cards are an important part of healthcare facility security plan

1/13/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: HVAC

Study finds air quality can impact effectiveness of antibiotics


Bacteria that cause respiratory infections can be affected by air pollution

1/13/2020 8:00:00 AM

Huron Capital’s Pueblo Mechanical & Controls ExecFactor Platform Completes Sixth Add-on Acquisition


1/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

TraceAir and Independent Construction Start Their 25th Joint Project at Placer Vineyards


1/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

Sloan Introduces a Mobile Showroom Experience for Customers Across United States


1/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

owing Basic Deck Coating System Terms Can Help Facility Managers Make Better Decisions Regarding Maintenance


1/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

JE Dunn Construction Awarded North and South Regional Military Projects


1/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

Hospital installs hydroponic farm in cafeteria


The healthcare system is looking to install an additional farm at the hospital as well as one at its cancer center

1/10/2020 3:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Strain B influenza appearing earlier than usual this flu season


Strain A usually occurs around late December and early January

1/10/2020 2:00:00 PM

Abandoned Illinois healthcare facility to be retrofitted for senior, disability housing


The site of the former Copley Hospital will be undergoing a $110 million retrofit

1/10/2020 12:00:00 PM

Geothermal delivers savings


Investment in geothermal technology drives its energy efficiency to the top of the list

1/10/2020 11:00:00 AM

Blog

It’s time to update your collaboration spaces


Companies that offer flexible geographic, collaborative and high-tech work environments have reported their workers are happier and more likely to stay with that place of employment

1/10/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Emergency Preparedness

Preparing healthcare facilities for a disaster


Hospitals must maintain continuity of patient care

1/10/2020 8:00:00 AM

Accruent and Attainia Partner to Empower Better Medical Equipment Lifecycle Decisions


1/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

Aquila launch LX300 latex glove - offers high grip - keeps operator hands dry, warm and safe


1/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

Save Facility Floors with Cintas High Performance Series Floor Mats


1/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

Lifepoint Informatics Launches App for DrChrono EHR Users to Manage Lab Reports


1/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

2019 ARCSI Professional Image Award Honorees Announced


1/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Case of Legionnaires' Disease reported at Illinois Veterans Home


The facility is reviewing water quality data

1/9/2020 3:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Infection control issues temporarily shut down Utah hospital's operating room


A health department report said the hospital failed to provide a sanitary environment

1/9/2020 2:00:00 PM

Safety trends from the last 10 years


Campus safety and security have evolved

1/9/2020 12:00:00 PM

Twin Cities Hospital offers infant footprint scans


Hospital officials say its better to take a scan of a footprint because fingerprints aren't as refined initially

1/9/2020 11:00:00 AM

Cancer center embraces proactive maintenance


MD Anderson Cancer Center's facility renewal program takes maintenance from reactive to proactive

1/9/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Dry indoor air linked to higher infection rates


When air is dry, droplets and skin flakes carrying viruses and bacteria travel through the air

1/9/2020 8:00:00 AM

SC Johnson Professional Champions Hand Hygiene During Cold & Flu Season


1/9/2020 12:00:00 AM

SmithGroup Forecasts Trends for the 2020s in Design & Health Care


1/9/2020 12:00:00 AM

Providence Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Named One of '2019-’20 Best Nursing Homes for Short-Term Rehabilitation'


1/9/2020 12:00:00 AM

Branch Creek’s Entry Liquid Ice Melt Wins Green Seal® Certification for Innovation


1/9/2020 12:00:00 AM

National Office Furniture Introduces New Solutions Focused on Artistry and Functionality


1/9/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

U.S. flu season on pace to surpass 2017-18


The 2017-18 season was the worst in decades

1/8/2020 3:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Data shows hundreds of Aspergillus infections at Wash. hospitals


Hospitals say they’re not the source

1/8/2020 2:00:00 PM

University of Maryland Medical Center getting new look


New downtown Baltimore 10-story cancer center will change appearance of the hospital building

1/8/2020 12:00:00 PM

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Storage of flammable liquids (Part 1)


Brad Keyes discusses regulations for storage of flammable liquids

1/8/2020 10:00:00 AM

The more cybersecurity changes, the more it stays the same


It is time for an evolution in cybersecurity that focuses on adversary disruption

1/8/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: HVAC

Air quality's role in infection prevention can be overlooked


Having the right tools to communicate the importance of temperature and humidity is important

1/8/2020 8:00:00 AM

Flagship Healthcare Properties Expands Footprint in Little Rock, Arkansas


1/8/2020 12:00:00 AM

Russelectric, A Siemens Business, Announces The Mission Critical Management Group Named Manufacturer’s Representative for Georgia


1/8/2020 12:00:00 AM

Union Hospital Joins ChristianaCare


1/8/2020 12:00:00 AM

HED and Puchlik Design Associates Announce Merger


1/8/2020 12:00:00 AM

Supreme Laundry & Cleaners Inc., of El Paso Re-certifies for Hygienically Clean Healthcare


1/8/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Ebola protection program expiring


The program supports efforts to quickly identify and isolate infected people

1/7/2020 3:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Study tracks MRSA and S aureus in nursing homes


The presence of S aureus was 28.6 percent and of MRSA and MSSA, 20.1 percent

1/7/2020 2:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

CDC says US Candida auris cases rose by 100 in two months


The number of infections increased by 105 from Aug. to Oct.

1/7/2020 12:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Study says patients often bring C. Diff in with them


The study suggested hospitals should try to identify carriers of C. diff to prevent the spread on infection

1/7/2020 11:00:00 AM

Hospital security cameras can promote safety


Cloud-based security systems can provide pictures of each person entering and exiting a facility

1/7/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Emergency Preparedness

When disaster strikes, FEMA money is available to hospitals that file quickly


Hospitals often don't file for the funds because they're unaware of what can be reimbursed and there is only a 30-day window to apply

1/7/2020 8:00:00 AM

athenahealth’s Connected Network Unlocks Unique Industry Data to Help Practices, Patients Prep for Flu Season


1/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

EVERWhite Launches New Lines of Preprinted Whiteboards


1/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Petra Team Helps Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Staff and Families During Kincade Fire Crisis


1/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

AAAHC Publishes Medication Reconciliation Benchmarking Study Findings


1/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Legionella Conference 2020 Moves to Chicago With a Healthcare Focus


1/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Flu cases reach 4.6 million


2,100 deaths reported

1/6/2020 3:00:00 PM

VA ends hospital star ratings system


The system allowed veterans to compare quality and performance at VA facilities

1/6/2020 2:00:00 PM

Focus: Infection Control

Study links psychological safety, infection prevention efforts


Thirty-eight percent of responding hospitals had high levels of psychological safety

1/6/2020 12:00:00 PM

Focus: Security

Healthcare moving toward paperless systems


Roughly 40 percent of data breaches are paper-based

1/6/2020 11:00:00 AM

Card-operated lock systems becoming more popular


Flexibility is the primary benefit of this system

1/6/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: HVAC

How to handle a major HVAC upgrade


Following plan can help ensure upgrade isn't disruptive to regular operations

1/6/2020 8:00:00 AM

Cerner, AWS Work to Reduce Patient Re-Admissions and Time Spent Documenting Patient Visits


1/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

Evolve Treatment Centers for Teens Opens New Location In Danville


1/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

Hygienically Clean Healthcare Certification for Four Alsco Plants


1/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

Urgent Care Association Updates Industry White Paper to Examine Trends, Issues in Delivery of On-Demand Care


1/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

UF Health to Acquire Central Florida Health’s Regional Hospitals


1/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

3.7 million flu cases reported by mid December


The CDC says there have 32,000 hospitalizations and 1,800 deaths

1/3/2020 3:00:00 PM

Keeping hospitals safe by design


Designers have an opportunity for hospitals to increase safety through intentional and comprehensive design and facility planning, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

1/3/2020 2:00:00 PM

Joint Commission clarifies ligature risk requirements


In a new blog post on it's website, The Joint Commission clarified its new ligature risk requirements regarding common patient room items and fixtures

1/3/2020 12:00:00 PM

New Ohio bill would allow surveillance cameras in nursing home resident rooms


There has been pushback in the past about whether surveillance cameras are a violation of patient privacy

1/3/2020 11:00:00 AM

FM salary survey data shows signs of optimism


Building Operating Management's annual FM Pulse salary survey shows how FM salary and benefit trends regionally and at various levels in an FM organization

1/3/2020 9:00:00 AM

Operating room material choices must address infection control needs


Materials and finishes in the OR—particularly walls and flooring—are an important part of creating a safe environment, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

1/3/2020 8:00:00 AM

Getinge Japan Celebrates the Delivery of More Than 200 Hybrid Operating Rooms


1/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Flagship Healthcare Properties Announces Acquisition in Hickory, North Carolina


1/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

McCarthy Celebrates Groundbreaking of Latest Healthcare Project


1/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

New Compression Latch from Southco Withstands High Pressure Cleaning in Food and Medical Applications


1/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Intent Solutions Streamlines Data Transmission for Medication Dispensing System with AT&T LTE-M IoT Technology


1/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Focus: Infection Control

Survey links psychological safety and infection prevention practices


Psychological safety refers to the shared belief that team members are safe when speaking up or making mistakes

1/2/2020 3:00:00 PM

Location technology: The next investment for healthcare


Location-based security technology is a win for both staff and patients.

1/2/2020 2:00:00 PM

Greener healthcare facilities can impact climate change


Changes in the industry can play a major role in addressing the climate crisis

1/2/2020 12:00:00 PM

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Suites in AHCO


Brad Keyes discusses regulations for suites in AHCO

1/2/2020 10:00:00 AM

Blog

Healthcare on Cloud Nine: Top 8 benefits of healthcare-cloud merger


The cloud will be central to future digital transformations in healthcare

1/2/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Emergency Preparedness

Readiness matters with new CMS emergency preparedness requirements


The intent is still to establish criteria for healthcare providers and suppliers to better prepare for and respond to natural and man-made disasters.

1/2/2020 8:00:00 AM

U.N. climate negotiations conclude with mixed results


1/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

Espen Technology adds 10W, Type B, Emergency Driver to Extensive EM Solution Line


1/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

Southampton Hospital chooses Vinoly for new $300M hospital


1/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

Ware Malcomb Announces Completion of Ultimate Software Offices in San Francisco


1/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

Russelectric, A Siemens Business, Announces DVL Group Named Manufacturer’s Representative for Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Idaho


1/2/2020 12:00:00 AM



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