July 2021 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management

Delta Variant’s Spread Prompts Vaccine Mandates

Officials in California, New York City, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to require vaccinations or proof of negative test

7/30/2021 12:15:00 AM

Mayo Clinic Ranked Top U.S. Hospital

This is the sixth year in a row the 73,000-employee enterprise has ranked number one

7/30/2021 12:00:00 AM

Texas Projects Target Children’s Facilities in Austin, Houston

Total cost of two projects is $686 million, and both set to open by 2024

7/30/2021 12:00:00 AM

Keeping Hospitals Clean and Disinfected Is Team Job

Environmental services, nurses and infection control services need clear roles and responsibilities

7/29/2021 12:15:00 AM

Two California Hospitals Prevent Lethal Fungal Spread

Hospitals enforced aggressive measures to prevent spread of Candida auris

7/29/2021 12:00:00 AM

Canada’s First Smart Hospital Debuts

Mackenzie Health now using healthcare technology company CenTrak’s RTLS technology

7/29/2021 12:00:00 AM

Former Hospital Sites to Be Redeveloped

These two sites have sat unused for years. 

7/28/2021 12:00:00 AM

Advantages of School-Based Healthcare

These types of health centers help low-income and disadvantaged families find medical help.

7/28/2021 12:00:00 AM

Senior Living Centers Fined $5.5 Million Over COVID-19 Practices

More than 184,000 nursing home residents have died of COVID-19 as of June 2021

7/28/2021 12:00:00 AM

Getting Creative with Hospital Design

Hospitals seek design strategies that promote wellbeing of providers and patients

7/27/2021 12:15:00 AM

IT Lapse Exposes 275 Million Medical Images

HHS recently alerted medical facilities to prioritize repair of PACS vulnerabilities

7/27/2021 12:00:00 AM

$3.8 Billion Chicago Hospital Project Moves Ahead

Bronzeville Lakefront project would include nearly 6,800 units of new housing, 8 million square feet of mixed-use space

7/27/2021 12:00:00 AM

California Mulls Delay in Seismic Requirements for Hospitals

Proposal might give hospitals until 2037 to ensure they remain operable after major earthquake

7/26/2021 12:15:00 AM

Altru Health Restarting Construction on $380 Million Project

North Dakota Hospital paused construction due to pandemic to focus on patients and employees

7/26/2021 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Takes Heavy Toll on Environment: Study

Healthcare sector produces 10 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions

7/26/2021 12:00:00 AM

Mask Use in Healthcare Taking Toll on Environment

Adopting reusable masks can dramatically cut environmental impact of PPE waste

7/23/2021 12:15:00 AM

Savings, Security Driving Cloud Migration

Using cloud-based software becoming increasingly popular among healthcare facilities

7/23/2021 12:00:00 AM

$44.7 Million Project to Develop Texas Hospital

Psychiatric hospital planned for Dallas-Fort Worth area

7/23/2021 12:00:00 AM

$43.7 Million Dollar Project to Rebuild Florida Hospital Complete

The previous hospital was destroyed by a 2017 hurricane.

7/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

Staffing Shortage: Virginia Temporarily Closes Several Mental Hospitals

Five of eight of the state's mental healthcare facilities are closing admissions due to short staffing.

7/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

Penn Medicine’s New Pavilion Focuses on HVAC Efficiency and Sustainability

New 1.5 million-square-foot Philadelphia hospital set to open in fall of 2021

7/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

Rehab Hospital To Expand System’s Florida Presence

System’s hospitals are predesigned with option to add 17 additional private rooms

7/21/2021 12:00:00 AM

Case Study: Wearable Hand-Sanitizing Device Improves Hand Hygiene

Device is paired with real-time, cloud-based reporting feedback technology

7/21/2021 12:00:00 AM

Should Healthcare Workers Be Required To Get Vaccinated?

Healthcare group calls for COVID vaccine mandate since similar initiatives have proven successful

7/20/2021 12:15:00 AM

Pandemic Helps Move EVS to Center Stage

Keeping hospitals clean and sanitized is where concerns of health and safety overlap

7/20/2021 12:00:00 AM

5 Fire Prevention Tips for Hospitals

Recent incidents highlight need for fire safety and prevention practices

7/20/2021 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Facilities Management to Reach $360 Billion

Healthcare expenses, disease, and medical tourism are several reasons for projected increase

7/19/2021 12:15:00 AM

Workplace Violence Strikes Three Hospitals

Incidents in Baton Rouge, Nashville and Little Rock spotlight threats to employees

7/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

Former Alexandra Mall to Become Trauma Center

Repurposing vacant spaces into usable facilities is becoming trend since pandemic-induced closure of many retail stores nationwide

7/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

Protecting Healthcare Facilities and Assets Using Access Control

Facilities are vulnerable to security breaches and have their own specific areas of risks and threats

7/16/2021 12:15:00 AM

Tornado Damages, Closes Missouri Hospital

Facility experienced damage but infrastructure remains sound

7/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Facilities Renew Focus on Sustainable Operations

Researcher discussed industry's effect on climate and actions to improve sustainability

7/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

4 Steps to Better Cleaning in Patient Areas

Poor cleaning protocols increase risk of healthcare acquired infections

7/15/2021 12:15:00 AM

Hospital Applies Lessons From Hurricane Irma to New Facility

$43.7 million project rebuilds Florida hospital destroyed by 2017 hurricane

7/15/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Surfaces Target of New Research on Infection Control

Covering high-touch surfaces with silver-impregnated foil could reduce bacterial pathogen contamination

7/15/2021 12:00:00 AM

How the Pandemic Influenced Healthcare Design

Learn how healthcare design is changing to improve better patient experience

7/14/2021 12:15:00 AM

Tulsa Hospital Announces $250 Million Expansion

Project includes 51,000-square-foot renovation of imaging spaces and four operating rooms, as well as 232,600-square-foot expansion

7/14/2021 12:00:00 AM

Massive Project To Transform Mall Into Hospital, Urban Village

$2 billion project to renovate all-but-abandoned mall, create 2,000 new healthcare jobs

7/14/2021 12:00:00 AM

Lighting That Aims To Improve Human Health

Luminaire level lighting controls technology has potential to revolutionize lighting in healthcare facilities

7/13/2021 12:15:00 AM

Nursing Homes Wrestle with Climate Change, HVAC Demands

For Washington’s long-term care facilities, recent heatwave underscored growing need for air conditioning

7/13/2021 12:00:00 AM

Boston Hospitals’ Greenhouse Gas Cuts Fall Short: Report

Hospitals cut emissions 18 percent between 2011 and 2019 even as they added space

7/13/2021 12:00:00 AM

Advice for Disinfecting Hospitals

Disinfecting is critical to infection control. Get answers for disinfecting around occupants, common touch points, chemical alternatives and more

7/12/2021 12:15:00 AM

$250 Million Renovation Expands Flurry of Projects

232,600-square-foot expansion includes four operating rooms, new six-story tower with 124 patient rooms, and six-story 600-space parking garage

7/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Layoffs Target Janitorial, Food Service Workers

Sodexo will lay off 407 workers after Health First, a four-hospital system based in Florida ends contract

7/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

Expansion Elevates the Patient and Visitor Experience

See how Jefferson Health uses natural light, inviting spaces and a green roof in its design

7/9/2021 12:15:00 AM

Hospital Construction Wave Comes to Boston

Hospital officials want to construct new outpatient surgery center spanning 224,000 square feet and five floors

7/9/2021 12:00:00 AM

Delta Variant, Flu Cast Shadow Over Recovery from Pandemic

Health experts warn public there also could be very difficult flu season ahead

7/9/2021 12:00:00 AM

4 Post-Pandemic Healthcare Construction Trends

Rethinking hospital design to make spaces safer

7/8/2021 12:15:00 AM

Hospital Contract Addresses PPE, Workplace Violence

Pact calls for hospital behavioral response team with added security for workplace violence prevention

7/8/2021 12:00:00 AM

Arkansas Hospital Expansion Targets ER, ICU Needs

Project will expand an ER seeing 55,000 patients per year — 37 percent more than designed to handle

7/8/2021 12:00:00 AM

One Dead in Fire in Hospital

Officials investigating whether defibrillator being used ignited something in room

7/7/2021 12:15:00 AM

UC Davis Launches $60 Million Rehab Hospital

Hospital will start with 40 private rooms but will be licensed to accommodate 52

7/7/2021 12:00:00 AM

Cancer Center Expansion Puts Greater Focus on Patients

Design features include abundant natural light, views of green space, natural elements and specially selected artwork

7/7/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals, States Struggle To Prepare for the Next Crisis

New Jersey officials hope new budget will help hospitals improve emergency preparedness

7/6/2021 12:15:00 AM

Expansion Targets Hospital’s Emergency Department, ICU

Project will expand emergency room from 29 to 50 rooms and increase ICU capacity from 38 to 64

7/6/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Design With Patients in Mind

Creating hospital room requires buy-in from team of patients, their advocates, providers, and architects

7/6/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals’ Security Officers To Get Tasers, Body Cameras

Facilities have faced growing concern around safety for their patients and providers

7/2/2021 12:15:00 AM

Inspections on Infectious Disease Plans Lagged in 2020: Report

CMS lacked authority to ensure hospitals had plans to prevent infectious diseases in place during pandemic

7/2/2021 12:00:00 AM

Handbook Offers Guidance for Healthcare Facilities Managers

Resource discusses primary skills and concepts managers should use and understand

7/2/2021 12:00:00 AM

Mandatory Vaccinations for Hospital Workers on the Rise

Nationwide, little fanfare has greeted dozens of hospitals that require vaccinations

7/1/2021 12:15:00 AM

Pandemic Could Not Stop Hospital Renovations

Projects so important to hospital and community that waiting to complete them not an option

7/1/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Announces Largest Expansion in Its History

Expansion will include construction of seven-story pavilion

7/1/2021 12:00:00 AM


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