October 2021 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Creating ‘Systemness’ in Facility Operations


Strategy can reduce maintenance, sourcing and utilities expenses by 12 to 18 percent

10/29/2021 12:15:00 AM

Resources Help Managers Make Case for Energy Efficiency Funding


Implementing robust energy efficiency plans across an organization requires buy-in from leadership

10/29/2021 12:00:00 AM

Washington State To Add Behavioral Health Facility


Building will support clinical services ranging from medication management and psychotherapies to art neuromodulation treatments

10/29/2021 12:00:00 AM

ADA Technical Bulletins Target Sinks, Dryers, Saunas


Material addresses specifications for clear floor space, knee and toe space, forward and side reach, height, and turning space

10/28/2021 12:15:00 AM

Hearing Protection Use Low in Healthcare: NIOSH


Researchers found some of the highest prevalences of non-use among exposed workers in finance and insurance, and healthcare and social assistance

10/28/2021 12:00:00 AM

Nevada Medical Center Expansion Breaks Ground


Project to include, acute care, ICU, emergency room; surgery department, radiology services, and increased emergency room capacity of 5-12 beds

10/28/2021 12:00:00 AM

Delayed by COVID-19, New Hospital Breaks Ground


Replacement for existing hospital will feature 146 private rooms, 26 ICU beds and a 30-bed emergency department

10/27/2021 12:00:00 AM

Critical Power Systems' Impact on National Electric Code


New research on plug load demand indicates need for code changes

10/27/2021 12:00:00 AM

AHA Rolls Out Workplace Violence Guidelines


Framework addresses four critical areas: trauma support, a culture of safety, violence intervention and risk mitigation

10/26/2021 12:00:00 AM

$64 Million Senior Living Facility Breaks Ground in Arizona


197,000-square-foot building will provide 147 studio, one- and two-bedroom independent, assisted living and memory care units

10/26/2021 12:00:00 AM

Joint Commission Issues Cybersecurity Advisory


Resource provides safety actions and resources to help managers and organizations prepare for and repel cybersecurity events

10/25/2021 12:15:00 AM

New Guide Addresses Climate Change and Infrastructure


Report summarizes likely changes in various extreme meteorological and hydrological events and assesses vulnerabilities of infrastructure

10/25/2021 12:00:00 AM

Cleveland Clinic Project Expands Outpatient Services


$1 million project will add 16 examination rooms and two procedural testing suites, with construction set to finish in January 2022

10/25/2021 12:00:00 AM

Nursing Home Failed To Properly Protect Staff from COVID-19: OSHA


Facility failed to protect employees and temporary staff from possible coronavirus hazards a year after employee died of disease

10/22/2021 12:15:00 AM

University of Iowa Breaks Ground on New Campus


Campus will accommodate up to 48 beds, 21 emergency care rooms, 16 operating rooms, laboratories, a pharmacy, and advanced diagnostic imaging

10/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

Better Buildings Compiles Resilience Resources


Managers can use resources to minimize exposure to climate-related impacts through resilience planning, implementing new energy technologies, and decreasing energy demand

10/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Technology Needs for Telemedicine


Broadband, AI and VR are changing facilities’ approach to delivering healthcare

10/21/2021 12:15:00 AM

Allegheny Health Opens 160-Bed Hospital


345,000-square-foot hospital includes 24-bed emergency department, pediatric-capable rooms and dedicated pediatric hospitalists

10/21/2021 12:00:00 AM

Indiana Medical Office Building Breaks Ground


9,372-square-foot facility is expected to house new providers, as well as two existing practices that will move to new location

10/21/2021 12:00:00 AM

5 Ways To Stop Slips and Falls in Long-term Care Facilities


Up to 75 percent of all nursing home residents fall each year. Here’s how facility managers can prevent problems

10/20/2021 12:15:00 AM

WaterSense Provides Guidance on Water Conservation


Hospitals and other healthcare facilities use about 7 percent of the total water use in U.S. facilities

10/20/2021 12:00:00 AM

VA To Build New Hospital in Louisville


910,115-square-foot medical center will replace existing Robley Rex VA Medical Center

10/20/2021 12:00:00 AM

OSHA Increasing Inspections in Healthcare Facilities


Inspections are part of new COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare

10/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

University of Missouri Breaks Ground on New Children’s Hospital


New facility set to open in summer of 2024 on MU Health Care’s main hospital campus

10/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

Joint Commission Resources Address Workplace Violence


Page offers links to Joint Commission resources, as well as resources from federal, state, and professional organizations

10/18/2021 12:15:00 AM

Guide Targets Patient Room Lighting, Energy Use


Lighting Research Center offers guidance for achieving effective, healthy lighting solutions while limiting energy use

10/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

Indiana Hospital Expands Systems Service Area


With 622,000 square feet and 364 patient beds, IU Health Bloomington is larger than current facility

10/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

Bottom Line: Study Finds Shoes Major Source of C. Diff


Shoe soles had highest positivity rates, with 45 percent of samples testing positive for bacteria

10/15/2021 12:15:00 AM

UL Certification Recognizes Food Service Safety


Mark provides objective evidence that food service operations in healthcare facilities and other settings meet key food safety criteria

10/15/2021 12:00:00 AM

Emergency Care Center Brings 24-Hour Care to Area


New facility features new exam rooms, trauma rooms, a full-service imaging center, and a laboratory

10/15/2021 12:00:00 AM

How To Measure Cleanliness of Hospital Surfaces


What you can’t see can hurt you. Environmental services needs to prove cleaning regimen produces desired results

10/14/2021 12:15:00 AM

GSA Lays Out Facility Resilience Guidance


Plan outlines actions that can help healthcare facilities adapt to the impacts of climate change, such as sea-level rise

10/14/2021 12:00:00 AM

New Florida Hospital To Serve Growing Community


Between 2010 and 2019, county’s population increased by 20 percent and by 2026 is expected to grow by an additional 7 percent

10/14/2021 12:00:00 AM

Renovation Combines Design Trends With Sensory Experiences


Senior center phased in renovation over six years

10/13/2021 12:00:00 AM

Louisiana Medical Center Adds Cancer Institute


Facility will include more than 80,000 square feet and provide access to medical and surgical oncology practices, and advanced imaging and diagnostics for treatment

10/13/2021 12:00:00 AM

AI Opportunities in Healthcare Emergency Management


Tips for successfully implementing emergency management technology

10/13/2021 12:00:00 AM

Parking Lot Lighting Focus of New Guide


Guide demonstrates how to promote safety while reducing power demand by lighting parking lots more uniformly

10/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

Former Macy's To Be Repurposed as Healthcare Facility


Connected to a mall, the location makes it a convenient location for patients

10/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

2 Keys To Preventing Slips and Falls in Hospitals


As many as 1 million people fall in hospitals every year

10/11/2021 12:15:00 AM

CISA Tool Helps Assess Cyber Risks


Managers can further understand nature of insider threats and steps to create prevention and mitigation programs

10/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

New Hospital To Feature Patient-centric Layout


Focus also includes outpatient services using remote technologies

10/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Expands with Nine-Story Tower


Existing hospital will remain fully operational during construction, and once new building is completed, old building will be demolished

10/8/2021 12:00:00 AM

4 Reasons You’re Disinfecting Improperly


Disinfecting high-touch surfaces is critical to preventing spread of infection. Unfortunately, you’re likely doing it wrong

10/8/2021 12:00:00 AM

What’s Trending in Long-term Care Facility Design?


From on-site amenities to outdoor elements, these trends impact senior care facilities

10/7/2021 12:15:00 AM

Disinfectants Damage Medical Device Monitoring Systems


Case study finds that chemical exposure led to equipment damage

10/7/2021 12:00:00 AM

Penn State Opens Newest Hospital


300,000-square-foot hospital includes 110 private inpatient beds, emergency department, and imaging and lab services

10/7/2021 12:00:00 AM

New Research Shows Effectiveness of Light Disinfection Against COVID-19


Technology also proven to work against Influenza A

10/6/2021 12:15:00 AM

Researchers Develop Masks for Prolonged Use


Mask with micro air cleaner provides constant flow of purified air to create invisible air shield that can block ambient particles

10/6/2021 12:00:00 AM

Cleveland Clinic Breaks Ground on $80 Million Hospital


Mentor Hospital will feature 34 inpatient and observation rooms, 19 emergency department beds, up to 25 outpatient rooms, and four operating rooms

10/6/2021 12:00:00 AM

Virginia Hospital Completes Garage, Starts Six-Story Tower


Building will blend New 245,000-square-foot outpatient pavilion will house physical therapy examination and treatment rooms, radiology and imaging suites, clinics for examinations and six operating roomsinto surrounding community

10/5/2021 12:15:00 AM

ASHE Resources Support COVID-19 Efforts


Resources cover critical operations, such as air quality, safety and security, emergency preparedness and infection prevention

10/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

Six-Story Tower Will Expand Hospital’s Services


Expanded cancer space will be 15,000 square feet and feature 16 exam rooms and 20 infusion bays

10/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

New Modern Facility to Incorporate Cutting-Edge Design


Building will blend into surrounding community

10/4/2021 12:15:00 AM

ICC Resource Supports Inclusion of EVs


Educational resource addresses EV charging infrastructure and building codes

10/4/2021 12:00:00 AM

Mayo Clinic To Add Eight-Story Hilton Hotel


Construction on $70 million project is scheduled to begin in 2022, with completion slated for early 2024

10/4/2021 12:00:00 AM

$1 Billion in Federal Funds Support Upgrades to Health Centers


Health centers will use funds for capital needs, including constructing new facilities and renovating and expanding existing facilities

10/1/2021 12:15:00 AM

Healthcare Facilities Resilience Topic of New ASHE Report


Resource offers guidance when designing and renovating spaces to address current pandemic and increase future resilience

10/1/2021 12:00:00 AM

San Francisco Hospital Incorporates Health and Wellness into New Design


Facility used flexibility, lighting and contemporary design techniques to achieve goals

10/1/2021 12:00:00 AM



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