September 2021 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Forum Targets Healthcare-Higher Education Synergy


Topics included green revolving funds and financing, renewables procurement, goal setting and collaboration on energy efficiency, and building operations during the pandemic

9/30/2021 12:15:00 AM

Healthcare Compliance Target of CBRE Offering


Tools cover employee evaluation and assessment, training and certifications, and benchmarking, analytics and reporting

9/30/2021 12:00:00 AM

Tampa Hospital Launches Largest Master Facility Plan


Plan will have impact of more than $967 million and create more than 5,952 jobs

9/30/2021 12:00:00 AM

Why Don’t More Facilities Install Lighting Controls?


How facility managers can overcome obstacles and incorporate lighting control systems in their hospitals

9/29/2021 12:15:00 AM

Ransomware Linked to Higher Patient Mortality: Survey


COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in less confidence among providers in mitigating risks posed by ransomware

9/29/2021 12:00:00 AM

Illinois Hospital To Open Cardiovascular Institute


167,000-square-foot complex will house six new dedicated operating rooms and nine new labs for multiple cardiovascular needs

9/29/2021 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Facilities Top List of UV Applications: Survey


Eighty-one percent of respondents are concerned about UV disinfection safety

9/28/2021 12:15:00 AM

Distinct Construction Project Must Complement Existing Campus


New facility also adds urban park and parking garage

9/28/2021 12:00:00 AM

CDC To Invest $2.1 Billion in Infection Prevention in Healthcare Facilities


Funds will help facilities prevent infections more effectively and support rapid response to detect and contain infectious organisms

9/28/2021 12:00:00 AM

Overhead Ventilation Is IAQ Culprit: Study


When overhead vents supply heated air, occupants might be exposed to respiratory aerosols more than if same room were well-mixed

9/27/2021 12:00:00 AM

UC Health Expands Emergency Department


Cincinnati facility is also renovating its existing 30-year-old emergency department

9/27/2021 12:00:00 AM

3 Tips for Designing Welcoming Healthcare Spaces


Healthcare design contributes to patient comfort and safety, as well as staff morale and productivity

9/24/2021 12:15:00 AM

Senior Living Community Requires Luxury Facility Amenities


Security features include IP cameras, electronic visitor management and access-controlled garage

9/24/2021 12:00:00 AM

Remote Monitoring Important, But Few Facilities Capable of Doing It


Healthcare facility managers plan to invest in remote monitoring and smart buildings in the next year

9/24/2021 12:00:00 AM

How HVAC Codes Must Adapt to Ever-Changing Science


Many hospitals are over-ventilating indoor spaces, resulting in wasted energy and dollars

9/23/2021 12:15:00 AM

3D Printed Walls Promise Efficiency in Construction


Walls can be printed with integrated electrical, mechanical, and HVAC services, reducing labor-intensive interior finishing process

9/23/2021 12:00:00 AM

NEMA Offers Motors and Generators Standard for Free


Standard provides guidance for motor manufacturers, state and local codes, repair shops, contractors, facilities managers and original equipment manufacturers

9/23/2021 12:00:00 AM

Case Study: Intercom System Improves Visitor and Patient Experience


Communication system also provides video monitoring of suspicious activity

9/22/2021 12:15:00 AM

New Construction Projects Expand Austin’s Healthcare Market


Women’s Center four-story vertical expansion project will consist of 166,369-square-foot addition

9/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

Long-Term Care Facilities To Receive Pandemic Relief Funds


Funding includes $17 billion covering range of providers that can document revenue losses and expenses associated with pandemic

9/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

What Products Should Be In a Networked Lighting Control System?


Lighting control systems continue to advance, giving facility managers many options to consider

9/21/2021 12:15:00 AM

$60 Million Gift To Fund New Cancer Center


Donation will support construction of modern, state-of-the-art cancer hospital at the Mount Sinai Hospital campus in New York City

9/21/2021 12:00:00 AM

How Do Light Levels Affect Patient Health and Recovery?


Hospitalized patients often suffer from sleep deprivation due to environmental noise and interruptions from staff

9/21/2021 12:00:00 AM

Keeping Patients Safe From Harm: Enacting and Sustaining a Ligature Risk Assessment


Many facility-related products in hospital rooms can pose a risk to patients

9/20/2021 12:15:00 AM

New UL Resources Target Fire Safety


Software tracks and manages certification, testing schedules, professional competencies and other activities across single buildings or whole portfolios

9/20/2021 12:00:00 AM

As New Colorado Hospital Opens, Current Facility Shifts Focus


New $26 million hospital began construction in 2019 but encountered building delays due to COVID-19

9/20/2021 12:00:00 AM

New Cleaning Approach Reduces HAIs by 65 Percent


Minnesota hospital uses technology and teamwork to minimize hospital-acquired infections

9/17/2021 12:15:00 AM

COVID-19 Challenges Hospital’s HVAC Operations


Department focuses on UVC technology, air filtration to create healthy indoor environments

9/17/2021 12:00:00 AM

Florida Hospital Campus Prepares for Fall Opening


65-acre campus will include a 365,000-square-foot, five-story hospital with 110 private patient suites, a 28-bed emergency department

9/17/2021 12:00:00 AM

Minimizing Mold Growth: The Value of Preventive Maintenance


Healthcare facility managers need to take the necessary precautions to prevent patients from acquiring fungal infections

9/16/2021 12:15:00 AM

California Warns Healthcare Facilities on Cybercrime


Attorney general urges providers to take proactive steps to protect against cybersecurity threats

9/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

DOE Resources Support Codes To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Facilities rely on robust energy codes to enhance resilience and mitigate impacts of climate change

9/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

Carpets Cannot Be Disinfected


They can be cleaned and sanitized and here’s how to do it in 3 steps

9/15/2021 12:15:00 AM

EPA Webinar Targets IPM in Healthcare Facilities


Integrated pest management is a science-based decision-making framework that emphasizes pest prevention and least-toxic control measures

9/15/2021 12:15:00 AM

Case Study: Canopy Skylight Welcomes Visitors To Cancer Center


anodized aluminum canopy is expected to last 40 years

9/15/2021 12:15:00 AM

Biden’s COVID-19 Mandates Target Vaccinations in Healthcare Facilities


Mandate covers healthcare settings that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement, including hospitals, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgical settings, and home health agencies

9/14/2021 12:15:00 AM

Preparedness Resource Targets Power Generation


Free, downloadable resource provides in-depth look at propane’s capabilities as a resilient energy source in healthcare facilities

9/14/2021 12:00:00 AM

NFMT Returns With Its Remix Show in November


Live event takes place in Orlando, but facility professionals can also attend online

9/14/2021 12:00:00 AM

What Are the Benefits of Installing Lighting Controls?


If hospitals are going to implement lighting controls, there is an ideal time to do it

9/13/2021 12:15:00 AM

White Paper Targets Advanced Recycling in Healthcare


Healthcare industry has recognized that the environmental footprint from widespread use of plastics, especially packaging, is significant

9/13/2021 12:00:00 AM

ASHRAE Updates Ventilation Standard for Healthcare Facilities


Changes include expanded requirements to allow airborne infectious isolation room exhaust discharge to general exhaust under certain conditions

9/13/2021 12:00:00 AM

Prevent Infections Rather Than Have To Cure Them


Hospitals need to give greater attention and budget to preventing healthcare acquired infections

9/10/2021 12:15:00 AM

Long-Term Care Facility Reduces Carbon Footprint With No Upfront Costs


Case Study: Crown Point Health Suites upgraded lighting to LED fixtures and added HVAC sensors

9/10/2021 12:00:00 AM

Joint Commission Launches Assisted Living Accreditation


ALCs have been increasingly shifting from hospitality-based environment to healthcare-focused setting

9/10/2021 12:00:00 AM

Blower Fans Recalled Due to Fire Hazard


Fire-related property damage has totalled $75,000

9/9/2021 12:00:00 AM

New York’s First Children’s Specialty Hospital Breaks Ground


Hospital will provide diagnosis, clinical assessment, crisis evaluation, and evidence-based treatment for issues related to complex conditions

9/9/2021 12:00:00 AM

Florida Hospital Begins $10 Million Renovation


When complete in summer, 2022, emergency department will expand number of patient care areas to 18

9/9/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hurricane, Wildfires Making Resilience a Top Priority for Facilities


Recent report suggests catastrophic climate change is imminent unless huge greenhouse gas reductions succeed

9/8/2021 12:15:00 AM

Biden Pushes To Curtail Emissions from Healthcare Facilities


New office will prod hospitals to cut carbon emissions and provide greener, more environmentally friendly medical care

9/8/2021 12:00:00 AM

Meet the Best Environmental Services Departments


AHE names its 2021 award winners

9/8/2021 12:00:00 AM

Baltimore Medical Center Begins Construction on Towson Campus


The estimated cost of the project is $166 million

9/7/2021 12:00:00 AM

Pandemic Tensions Fueling Rise in Healthcare Workplace Violence


Workers and health care officials say incidents of violence against staff have been rising in number and intensity

9/3/2021 12:15:00 AM

University of Iowa Gets Approval for New Hospital


Facility in North Liberty slated to cost $230 million

9/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

Cherokee Tribal Council Investing $110 Million in Health Centers


Two new facilities to be located on Qualla Boundary in Cherokee County

9/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals Assess Damage as Ida Moves Inland


Worst damage was at Ochsner St. Anne Hospital, where roof was damaged and section above an elevator blew out, rendering elevator unusable

9/2/2021 12:15:00 AM

New York Hospital System Receives $17 Million for Upgrades


Renovations on NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island will begin in summer 2022

9/2/2021 12:00:00 AM

Ohio Children’s Hospital Creates New Company and Care Model


Akron Children's Health Collaborative is designed to help coordinate care for 100,000 Medicaid patients

9/2/2021 12:00:00 AM

Pandemic, Hurricane Test Resilience of Gulf Coast Hospitals


Hospitals in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama implement response plans for twin emergencies

9/1/2021 12:15:00 AM

COVID-19 Forces Texas To Hire 8,000 Healthcare Workers


Hospitalizations from disease are getting dangerously close to state’s record set last winter

9/1/2021 12:00:00 AM

Pandemic Drives Healthcare Technology Trends


COVID-19 pandemic forcing healthcare systems to adopt new technology and processes to deal with evolving challenges

9/1/2021 12:00:00 AM



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