December 2021 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Future Hospitals: What Will They Look Like?


Coronavirus has exposed issues with current healthcare provision and architecture

12/30/2021 12:15:00 AM

Baptist Health Floyd Gets OK for $65 Million Expansion


Two-phase construction project will begin in spring 2020

12/30/2021 12:00:00 AM

Henry Ford Health Partnership Aims To Cut Emissions


Beginning in 2023, 10 percent of system’s total electricity purchased from DTE will come from Michigan-made renewable energy

12/30/2021 12:00:00 AM

How Can Antimicrobial Paints Benefit Healthcare Facilities?


Antimicrobial agents have proven to be effective in stopping the growth of bacteria, so how can managers take advantage?

12/29/2021 12:15:00 AM

Maryland’s COVID-19 Cases Trigger Actions by Hospitals


State recently surpassed the threshold of 1,500 COVID-19 hospitalizations

12/29/2021 12:00:00 AM

Rio Vista Behavioral Health Hospital Starts Expansion


Project to include a new two-story, 40-bed unit and outdoor recreation space encompassing 38,000 square feet

12/29/2021 12:00:00 AM

Should Hospitals Eliminate Hot Water for Hand Washing?


Experts in infection control have been uprooting old assumptions that hot water is essential in hand washing

12/28/2021 12:15:00 AM

States Deploy National Guard To Help Hospitals


Guard members will perform support roles related to security, patient transport, housekeeping, and food services

12/28/2021 12:00:00 AM

New $243 Million Medical Center Tower Tops Out


310,000-square-foot expansion will double size of current campus

12/28/2021 12:00:00 AM

OSHA Partnership Targets Medical School Construction


Organizations will engage workers in safety meetings and seek employee participation in construction site audits

12/23/2021 12:00:00 AM

Sarasota Memorial Health Invests $1 Billion in Facilities


System opens 110-bed hospital and new cancer institute and will open health pavilion in 2022

12/23/2021 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Facilities Today 10 Most Read Articles of 2021


Healthcare Facilities Today looks back at the most popular insights and information of the year

12/22/2021 12:15:00 AM

Duke Fertility Center Moves to New Facility


Facility features air filtration unit to eliminate harmful airborne toxins

12/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

NFMT Baltimore Returns, Registration Opens


After two years, the National Facilities Management & Technology Conference and Expo returning to Baltimore Convention Center

12/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

VA West Los Angeles Release Campus Master Plan


Plan guides system’s decades-long effort to reshape facilities and capital assets, covering construction, redevelopment, and leasing activities

12/21/2021 12:00:00 AM

$46 Million Project Expands Michigan System’s Cancer Center


Project will include 13,800-square-foot-vertical expansion of cancer center and 7,200-square-foot expansion of proton therapy center

12/21/2021 12:00:00 AM

Worker Shortages Are Top Challenge in Long-Term Care


Shortages have led to 35 percent of respondents to limit new admissions or move-ins

12/20/2021 12:15:00 AM

Revamped Louisville MOB Becomes Neuroscience Institute


$8 million Norton Healthcare project opened in spring 2021

12/20/2021 12:00:00 AM

Honolulu Medical Center Starts $1 Billion Expansion


Four-phase project will triple center’s existing size to 760,000 square feet and be a multi-year project

12/20/2021 12:00:00 AM

Why Paint Choices Affect Patient Care


Paint colors play a role in the quality of care patients receive

12/17/2021 12:15:00 AM

Virginia Medical Center Launches $108 Million Expansion


179,000-square-foot renovation and expansion includes the addition of 55 acute care beds

12/17/2021 12:00:00 AM

Trinity Health Opens New Access Center


Center offers services from primary care physician or a specialist in cardiology, obstetrics, general surgery, pulmonology, rheumatology, or orthopedics

12/17/2021 12:00:00 AM

Staffing Struggles Plague Hospitals as Omicron Spreads


From labor issues to vaccine mandates, employee challenges affect healthcare facilities operations

12/16/2021 12:15:00 AM

Duke University Hospital Opens New Tower


Work on Duke Central Tower began in late 2017 and cost approximately $265 million to construct 350 beds

12/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Technology Needs for Telemedicine


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

12/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

Kentucky Medical Center Opens Children's Hospital


Inpatient services are located in an 8,130-square-foot area consisting of a family-friendly waiting room and 10 private patient rooms, two of which are isolation rooms

12/15/2021 12:15:00 AM

ASCE Updates Building Design Load Standard


As weather hazards become more extreme, this updated standard aims to improve resilience of facilities and communities

12/15/2021 12:00:00 AM

Behavioral Health Hospital Planned for Texas in 2022


New facility will have 32 beds and create around 65 clinical and non-clinical positions

12/15/2021 12:00:00 AM

Are Superbugs Becoming Resistant to Disinfecting?


While healthcare facilities have focused on finding solutions to stop COVID-19, superbugs might be forming from other bacteria and viruses

12/14/2021 12:15:00 AM

Emory Opens Musculoskeletal Institute


Six-story, 180,000-square-foot building will continue to provide all musculoskeletal services in one convenient location

12/14/2021 12:00:00 AM

ASCE Updates Building Design Load Standard


As weather hazards become more extreme, this updated standard aims to improve resilience of facilities and communities

12/14/2021 12:00:00 AM

5 Issues for Integrating Telehealth into Ambulatory Care


Telehealth has major impact on facility design and planning, but there is minimal guidance on integrating it into facilities

12/13/2021 12:15:00 AM

‘Neighborhood’ Hospital To Open in Buffalo in 2023


Plans call for 60,000-square-foot facility, 8,000 square feet of medical office space, and a 278-car surface parking lot

12/13/2021 12:00:00 AM

Temple To Open Hospital for Women’s Health


Facility to feature private rooms for mothers and babies and clinical space for 12 labor and delivery/high-risk antepartum beds

12/13/2021 12:00:00 AM

Sustainable Materials Critical for Resilience Amid Climate Change


Extreme weather events can have devastating consequences for facilities that are not prepared

12/10/2021 12:15:00 AM

Adult Portable Bed Rails Recalled


Manufacturer received two reports of entrapment deaths associated with two of its bed assist handle bed rails

12/10/2021 12:00:00 AM

How To Prevent Foodborne Illness During Pandemic


CDC has reported 14 foodborne illness outbreaks in 2021, up from 10 cases in 2020

12/10/2021 12:00:00 AM

Encompass Unveils Plans for New Rehabilitation Hospital


No date set to begin construction on 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital

12/9/2021 12:00:00 AM

CDC Awards $22 Million To Fight Antimicrobial Resistance


Efforts will build programs that focus on preventing infections in healthcare through proven infection control

12/9/2021 12:00:00 AM

Why Hospitals Should Target Antibiotic-Resistant Infections


Pew Data research found that antibiotic-resistant infections are growing threat to patients

12/8/2021 12:15:00 AM

VCU Health Opens Outpatient Pavilion


615,000-square foot facility consolidates 26 specialties under one roof

12/8/2021 12:00:00 AM

Flu Season Threatens Seniors: CDC


2021-2022 flu season is gaining traction with strain that is especially dangerous for older adults

12/7/2021 12:15:00 AM

Healthcare Systems Need To Rethink Cyber Security: Report


Healthcare organizations need to remain transparent when it comes to how patient data is used

12/7/2021 12:00:00 AM

UV-C Technology Keeps COVID-19 in Check at Senior Living Community


Trilogy Health Services supplements disinfecting program with germicidal light

12/6/2021 12:15:00 AM

Telehealth Driving Healthcare’s Digital Transformation: Survey


Use of telehealth continued to increase, but growth curve stabilized from sharper curve of 2020

12/6/2021 12:00:00 AM

Norwood Hospital Breaks Ground on Replacement Facility


Hospital forced to close in 2020 due to flooding to build new facility

12/6/2021 12:00:00 AM

HCA Healthcare To Build 3 New Hospitals in Florida


New hospitals include 90-bed acute care facility in Gainesville and 100-bed acute care hospital in Fort Myers

12/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

Kettering Health Expands with New Hybrid OR


7,300-square-foot space functions like a surgical suite with integrated radiology imaging to provide high-tech imaging

12/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

Senior, Assisted Living Providers Receive ARP Funds


47 percent of rural providers were operating in red pre-pandemic, and pandemic worsened their situations

12/2/2021 12:00:00 AM

Florida Hospitals Rebrand, Expand


330,000-square-foot HCA Florida University Hospital offers comprehensive services, including maternity services with Level III neonatal ICU

12/2/2021 12:00:00 AM

Why Paint Choices Matter


Manufacturers discuss priorities for healthcare facilities managers planning painting projects

12/1/2021 12:15:00 AM

How To Protect Your Organization from Cyber Crimes During Holidays


CISA and FBI urge organizations to remain vigilant against cyber attacks

12/1/2021 12:00:00 AM

Temple Health System To Open Hospital Specialized for Women’s Health


Hospital will offer general surgery, breast surgery, vascular surgery, urology, internal medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, and behavioral health

12/1/2021 12:00:00 AM



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