August 2021 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



New VA Center Is One of World’s Most Expensive


$2 billion, 11-building, 1.2 million-square-foot, 31-acre health center is most expensive VA hospital

8/31/2021 12:15:00 AM

More Healthcare Systems Raise Minimum Wage


Systems opting $15 minimum wage include Cleveland Clinic, John Hopkins Health System, Jefferson Health, Duke University Health System, and Advocate Aurora Health

8/31/2021 12:00:00 AM

2021 Cybersecurity Breaches Most Since 2018


Number of healthcare breaches in first half of 2021 up significantly from first half of 2020 and higher than any six-month period since 2018

8/31/2021 12:00:00 AM

10 Steps To Prevent Spread of C. auris in Hospitals


Drug-resistant superbug spreads easily throughout the facilities

8/30/2021 12:15:00 AM

Idaho Calls on Volunteers To Help Keep Hospitals Open


Positions at all levels and in all parts of state need to be filled as soon as possible

8/30/2021 12:00:00 AM

How Healthcare Systems Can Prepare for Storm Season


Peak tropical storm season is coming, which means potential downtimes for healthcare facilities

8/30/2021 12:00:00 AM

Oregon Sends National Guard into Hospitals


Troops will perform non-medical work, such as being uniformed presence in anxiety-filled waiting rooms

8/27/2021 12:15:00 AM

Patients Were Largest Source of Hospital-Acquired COVID-19: Study


Study provides previously unprecedented detail on the way infections might spread in hospitals

8/27/2021 12:00:00 AM

Study Seeks Strategies To Reduce Spread of MDROs


Variety of interventions tested to reduce multidrug-resistant organisms in hospitals, long-term acute-care hospitals, and nursing homes

8/27/2021 12:00:00 AM

Access Control Program Creates Secure Spaces to Work, Visit and Recoup


UVA Medical Center sees hundreds of patients daily, making security constant concern. This facility relies on policy, security officers and technology to keep security high.

8/26/2021 12:15:00 AM

Ransomware Remains Threat to Healthcare


Healthcare systems are susceptible to ransomware attacks, largely due to technology that gives access to patient data

8/26/2021 12:00:00 AM

Materials Problems Delay Construction on Wyoming Hospital


While a solid date on acquiring steel is being worked out, subcontractors will prepare utilities and build a playground

8/26/2021 12:00:00 AM

Most Hospitals Lack Adequate Cybersecurity: Report


Report measured organization’s security strength against National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cybersecurity Framework

8/25/2021 12:15:00 AM

Joint Commission Revises Workplace Violence Standards


Updated version will be effective Jan. 1, 2022, and include an updated definition of workplace violence

8/25/2021 12:00:00 AM

Pandemic, Growing Patient Needs Fuel Hospital’s Expansion


$85 million, four-story addition will open in early 2024 and double size of existing hospital

8/25/2021 12:00:00 AM

COVID-19 Reshapes Facilities and Space Planning


By reviewing design and architectural space planning considerations, managers can lessen impact of future pandemics

8/24/2021 12:15:00 AM

Kansas Hospital Is First in U.S. To Use Drone


Drones have a range of up to 68 miles with a maximum speed of 90 mph and payloads of up to 13 pounds

8/24/2021 12:00:00 AM

Florida Teen Mental Health Treatment Center Opens


Dade City Discovery Behavioral Health Center is a 24-bed facility in Pasco County

8/24/2021 12:00:00 AM

U.S. To Mandate Vaccinations for Nursing Home Employees


Move would impact about 15,000 nursing homes, which employ more than 1.3 million people

8/23/2021 12:15:00 AM

New HCA Healthcare Texas Hospital Opening


Two-story building will be outfitted with new technology and increase education and simulation tools

8/23/2021 12:00:00 AM

New Kentucky VA Hospital Slated To Open in 2025


Local officials have been discussing a replacement for the 59-acre Robley Rex center that has been around since 1952

8/23/2021 12:00:00 AM

6 Tips for Disaster Preparedness


Managers should regularly review safety protocols in the event of an emergency

8/20/2021 12:15:00 AM

Hawaii Health System Out of ICU Beds


Beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients, as well as those who have suffered heart attacks, strokes and other traumas

8/20/2021 12:00:00 AM

Construction Restarts on $1.79 Billion Hospital at Ohio State


Restart event comes 10 months after construction started because COVID-19 pandemic prevented groundbreaking ceremony

8/20/2021 12:00:00 AM

Field Hospitals Reopening as COVID-19 Surge Hits


University of Mississippi Medical Center will open second field hospital in parking garage

8/19/2021 12:15:00 AM

11 Percent of COVID-19 Infections Were Hospital Acquired


Figure reached close to 16 percent by May 2020

8/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

Pennsylvania Mandates Nursing Home Staff Vaccinations


State’s department of health expects all nursing homes to have at least 80 percent of staff vaccinated by Oct. 1

8/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

Disinfectants Effective Against Candida auris


Fungus won’t be killed while disinfecting for COVID-19

8/18/2021 12:15:00 AM

USDA To Invest $500 Million in Rural Healthcare


Funds can be used to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines and healthcare services, as well as support construction or renovation of rural healthcare facilities

8/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

Patient Attack Prompts Injuries, Strike at Hospital


Incident at Cascade Behavioral Health hospitalized one worker, injured others and threatened safety of additional patients

8/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

Long-Term Care Facilities Struggle Amid Pandemic


Industry officials predict long-term care providers could lose $94 billion and caution that more than 1,800 facilities could close

8/17/2021 12:15:00 AM

Hospital Design with Patient Sleep in Mind


Patient-care areas use noise-reducing materials, such as ceiling tiles that help with sound absorption

8/17/2021 12:00:00 AM

Wisconsin Community Health Center Announces $15 Million Expansion


Center will construct a 58,000-square-foot addition to Milwaukee

8/17/2021 12:00:00 AM

$300 Million New Orleans Hospital Expansion Nears Completion


Redevelopment is coming to a close after more than 1,300 days of construction

8/16/2021 12:15:00 AM

How To Benefit From Reliability-Centered Maintenance


RCM yields several advantages, from decreasing maintenance expenses to minimizing downtime and increasing staff satisfaction

8/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

Texas Hospitals Out of ICU Beds as COVID-19 Surges


One-half of state's 22 trauma service areas report 10 or fewer open beds as 9,400 COVID-19 patients fill ICUs

8/13/2021 12:15:00 AM

Hospital Violence Continues To Escalate


Incidents reflect growing wave of attacks against front-line and support staff

8/13/2021 12:00:00 AM

Ontario Invests $15 Million in Hospital Redevelopment


Collingwood General and Marine Hospital receives funding to ensure patients in growing community have access to high-quality care

8/13/2021 12:00:00 AM

Nebraska Health Center Receives $23.4 Million for New Hospital


Kimball Health Services’ loan covers 75 percent of the new $32 million facility

8/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

Psychiatric Care Unit Opens in Minnesota


St. Cloud Hospital opened a psychiatric unit to give adult patients up to 24 hours of care

8/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

California Mandates Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers


State is requiring its 2.2 million healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated starting Sept. 30

8/11/2021 12:15:00 AM

New Florida Hospital Designed with Hurricanes in Mind


Facility sits at higher elevation and features an impact-resistant design, with a strong core of durable tilt-wall concrete

8/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

COVID Protocols for Facilities Managers in the Long Term


Delta variant’s rise proves healthcare facilities must make a pandemic safety response plan

8/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

New Superbug Sweeping Through Healthcare Facilities


C. auris is drug resistant and sticks to surfaces

8/10/2021 12:15:00 AM

Florida Has Nation’s Highest COVID-19 Hospital Bed Use


11,863 health center beds are filled with people who have COVID-19

8/10/2021 12:00:00 AM

5 Ways To Improve Patient Safety


Every healthcare facility’s goal is to keep patients safe while giving them an optimal experience

8/10/2021 12:00:00 AM

3,000 Hospitals Vulnerable Due to Pneumatic Tube Flaws


80 percent of hospitals in North America use system

8/9/2021 12:00:00 AM

Heale Medical Opens New Facility in Virginia


1,684-square-foot facility was designed by architecture firm //3877 with patient comfort in mind

8/9/2021 12:00:00 AM

How Lighting Benefits Patients and Providers


Lighting can improve sleep, ease pain, improve adjustments of night shift workers, and elevate mood among staff and patients

8/6/2021 12:15:00 AM

Long-Term Care Facilities Struggle Amid Pandemic


Only one-quarter of officials believe those institutions will still be here by this time next year

8/6/2021 12:00:00 AM

California Updates Rules on Health Facility Data Breaches


New regulations require facilities to report more information following a breach

8/6/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Forms Own Police Department


Officers receive certified training suited to a hospital environment, such as assisting patients and families

8/5/2021 12:15:00 AM

BIM and the Benefits for Healthcare Construction


Building information modelling can help managers overcome traditional challenges with communication and collaboration

8/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

Amid Worsening Pandemic, Hospital Attacks Continue


Even as delta variant drives up new hospitalizations, workers face ongoing threat of workplace violence

8/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

223 Hospital Staffers Test Positive for Coronavirus


153 of its 183 infected staff members at one hospital had been fully vaccinated

8/4/2021 12:15:00 AM

VA Pauses $16 Billion Cerner Software


Department removes Cerner’s electronic health record software for at least six months due to rollout issues

8/4/2021 12:00:00 AM

How Can VR Benefit Healthcare?


VR in healthcare can be divided into many categories and include pain management, training, rehabilitation, surgery and communication

8/4/2021 12:00:00 AM

Rhode Island Healthcare Workers Get More Protection


Workers now have procedures to file complaints in the event of an assault or other illegal behavior

8/3/2021 12:15:00 AM

Parking Problems Continue at Military Hospital


Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii has had complaints about inadequate parking availability for years

8/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

Texas Mental Health Center Saves Local System Millions


The Inn treats people dealing with homelessness and mental health issues in more relaxed and home-like environment

8/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

Untreatable Superbug Outbreak Strikes Hospitals, Nursing Homes


Researchers identified several cases in which Candida auris was completely impervious to all existing medication

8/2/2021 12:15:00 AM

5 Ways AI Benefits the Healthcare Industry


Technology makes life easier for providers and patients while optimizing healthcare procedures and resources

8/2/2021 12:00:00 AM

Nurses Strike Over Staffing Concerns


More than 700 Massachusetts nurses have been on strike since March 8

8/2/2021 12:00:00 AM



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