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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