December 2022 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management

Hospitals Impacted by Winter Weather

Freezing temperatures leave hospitals with low water pressure.

12/29/2022 12:15:00 AM

Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare Breaks Ground on New Oncology Facility

The center will be complete in one year.

12/29/2022 12:00:00 AM

How Flooring Acts as a Mode of Infection Transmission

Here are strategies for breaking the mode of transmission if potential pathogens move from floors onto surfaces near patients.

12/29/2022 12:00:00 AM

Strategic Planning for Sustainable Healthcare

Managers’ decisions surrounding environmental initiatives will have a direct impact on patients, associates and communities.

12/28/2022 12:15:00 AM

Assisted Living Facility Market Expected to Grow in New Year

The significant aging population is increasing the demand for independent living facilities.

12/28/2022 12:00:00 AM

Top 10 Most-Read Healthcare Facilities Articles of 2022

The most-read Healthcare Facilities Today articles of 2022 discuss a range of topics impacting healthcare facility management.

12/28/2022 12:00:00 AM

HHS Releases Ownership Data for Medicare-Certified Hospitals

The new information includes detailed information on the ownership of more than 7,000 hospitals certified to participate in the Medicare program.

12/27/2022 12:15:00 AM

Centura Health Breaks Ground on Expansion

The project is slated to be completed by fall 2024.

12/27/2022 12:00:00 AM

Optimizing the Emergency Department for Efficiency and Success

Managers can invest in emergency department renovations to keep up with patient care, remain competitive, meet current codes and increase revenue.

12/27/2022 12:00:00 AM

Lowering Carbon Emissions: Guidance for Hospitals 

Primary purpose is to aid managers of existing buildings in planning retrofit and operational strategies to achieve deep carbon reductions.

12/22/2022 12:15:00 AM

More Hospitals Expected to Use Blockchain Technology to Protect Data

Data breaches continue to affect patients. Blockchain might fix the problem.

12/22/2022 12:00:00 AM

Louisiana Hospitals Announce Affiliation

The affiliation creates opportunities for immediate collaboration to improve access to and the quality of pediatric healthcare in Louisiana.

12/22/2022 12:00:00 AM

Nursing Home Management Sued for Financial Fraud

Lawsuit alleges financial fraud caused resident neglect and harm.

12/21/2022 12:15:00 AM

Montana Psychiatry & Brain Health Center Expands Services with New Location

The Bozeman Montana Psychiatry clinic opened earlier this month.

12/21/2022 12:00:00 AM

Senior Care Facilities Can Plan for Safety Within New Designs

Senior care facilities are striving to balance safety and independence for their residents.

12/20/2022 12:15:00 AM

CMS Warns of Breach Impacting 254,000 Medicare Beneficiaries

Initial information indicates that Healthcare Management Solutions acted in violation of its obligations to CMS.

12/20/2022 12:00:00 AM

Inspira Health Adds Salem Medical Center to Portfolio

The New Jersey committee appropriates $25 million to Inspira Health to provide Salem Medical Center medical and communication innovation.

12/20/2022 12:00:00 AM

Threats of Violence, Infection Scaring Away Hospital Patients

70 percent of survey respondents say hospitals need to improve physical security.

12/19/2022 12:15:00 AM

New Report Addresses State of Healthcare Operations

Eighty-one percent of hospitals and health systems must contend with data silos and disparate technology systems.

12/19/2022 12:00:00 AM

Idaho Opens Latest Veterans Senior Care Facility

The 64-bed nursing facility first broke ground in late 2020.

12/19/2022 12:00:00 AM

Facility Condition Assessments Help Manage Building Maintenance Costs

Financial pressures on healthcare facilities make it critical to integrate disciplines that help systems optimize their limited capital.

12/16/2022 12:15:00 AM

Cancer Centers Struggle to Keep Up with Demand

More than 40 percent of survey respondents say they would have to physically expand their space in order to keep up with current demand.

12/16/2022 12:00:00 AM

ScionHealth to Build New Florida Rehabilitation Unit

Construction is expected to start in early 2023.

12/16/2022 12:00:00 AM

National Handwashing Awareness Week Focuses on Facilities

Proper hand hygiene adherence is one of the simplest and most cost-effective elements of infection prevention but remains unacceptably low.

12/15/2022 12:15:00 AM

Ensign Group Acquires Colorado Senior Care Facility

The acquisition grows Ensign’s portfolio to 82 healthcare facilities.

12/15/2022 12:00:00 AM

3 Strategies for Hospital Roofing Infrastructure

Healthcare facilities managers must be proactive in assessing their roofing assets before extreme weather hits, a leak is discovered or worse.

12/15/2022 12:00:00 AM

Bacteria Found in Tap Water at Franciscan Children's Hospital

Franciscan Children’s Hospital has begun restricting use of tap water after detection of harmful bacteria.

12/14/2022 12:15:00 AM

Biden Administration Considers Minimum Staffing Mandate for Nursing Homes

AHCA/NCAL cite ongoing labor shortage as why minimum staffing mandate could be challenging.

12/14/2022 12:00:00 AM

Guide Offers Telehealth Implementation Insights

Document provides insights and best practices for telehealth, including carbon reduction, space utilization, equitable access and technology

12/14/2022 12:00:00 AM

Environmental Hygiene Programs Help Reduce C. diff Rates

Proper cleaning and disinfection procedures play a critical role against the spread of C diff, according to a recent study

12/13/2022 12:15:00 AM

HHS Warns of New Ransomware Group Targeting Healthcare Facilities

Royal has been targeting healthcare networks.

12/13/2022 12:00:00 AM

Sparrow Health System Joins University of Michigan Health

University of Michigan Health has committed $800 million to Sparrow Health System.

12/13/2022 12:00:00 AM

Maximizing Microfiber Cleaning Products

Performance of scientifically engineered wiping and mopping products performance depends on the way they are used, laundered and stored.

12/12/2022 12:15:00 AM

New York Governor Signs Legislation to Help Spread of Infections in Senior Care Facilities

The legislation aims to expand the existing pandemic emergency plan.

12/12/2022 12:00:00 AM

HAIs Contribute to Growth of Surface Disinfectant Market

The surface disinfectant market is expected to grow 8.5 percent by 2030.

12/12/2022 12:00:00 AM

Congress to Consider National Patient Safety Board Act of 2022

The legislation would establish an independent federal agency dedicated to preventing and reducing healthcare related harm.

12/9/2022 12:15:00 AM

Dallam Hartley Counties Hospital District Suffers Cybersecurity Attack

Attack compromised nearly 70,000 patients’ data.

12/9/2022 12:00:00 AM

CDC Awards $3.2 Billion to Aid Healthcare Infrastructure, Workforce

Funding also includes $140 million from a new appropriation for jurisdictions to strengthen and revitalize their public health infrastructure.

12/9/2022 12:00:00 AM

Guidelines Target Active Shooters in Healthcare

Guideline provides a framework to include preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery from an active shooter or hostile event.

12/8/2022 12:15:00 AM

Hudson Regional Hospital Fined After Gun Cache Found

The New Jersey Department of Health found the hospital in violation of several licensing standards.

12/8/2022 12:00:00 AM

Leapfrog Group Announces Top Hospitals and Top Ambulatory Surgery Center Award

Over 100 U.S. hospitals received the Top Hospital Award.

12/8/2022 12:00:00 AM

Patient Safety Group Issues Wheelchair Alert

Hundreds of wheelchair-related injuries have been reported to Food and Drug Administration’s Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience reporting system.

12/7/2022 12:15:00 AM

Lehigh Valley Health Network Breaks Ground on New Hospital

The hospital is expected to open by the end of 2023.

12/7/2022 12:00:00 AM

Medical Waste Becomes More Worrisome for Healthcare Professionals

Nine in 10 healthcare providers believe improper medical waste disposal greatly impacts patient health and safety.

12/7/2022 12:00:00 AM

Disinfectants That Don't Disinfect

Workers cannot kill the pathogens if they do not make contact using an activated disinfect that is allowed to remain wet according to the product’s label.

12/6/2022 12:15:00 AM

Crib Shortage Leaves Healthcare Facilities Scrambling During Flu Season

Increase of flu, RSV and COVID-19 cases in pediatric hospitals has left facilities without enough appropriate equipment.

12/6/2022 12:00:00 AM

Genesee Health System Supports Families with New Behavior Health Facility

HED developed a new facility that brings all of GHS’ children’s program to one space.

12/6/2022 12:00:00 AM

CMS Alert Targets Healthcare Workplace Violence

Facilities have been put on notice that they are responsible for protecting patients and healthcare workers from physical violence.

12/5/2022 12:15:00 AM

Memorial Hospital Ends Labor and Delivery Birthing Services

The hospital still plans to provide pediatric services, prenatal, postpartum and women’s services.

12/5/2022 12:00:00 AM

Modular Construction Method Expected to Grow in Coming Years

The method is growing in popularity.

12/5/2022 12:00:00 AM

ASHE Offers Maintenance Technician Certification

Mechanic Evaluation and Certification for Healthcare (MECH) is a benchmark for evaluating the core skills of healthcare maintenance mechanics and technicians.

12/2/2022 12:15:00 AM

Mercy Health – Kentucky to Build New Cancer Center

Construction will be complete by the second quarter of 2024.

12/2/2022 12:00:00 AM

Video Management Software Improves Safety at Metropolitan Multi-Service Center

The center’s staff can be alerted in real time if an incident occurs without waiting for an incident report to be filed.

12/2/2022 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals Safer for Patients in Last Decade

Safety improvements saved more than 16,000 lives over the 10-year period.

12/1/2022 12:15:00 AM

Connected Medical Devices Accelerating Cyberattacks at Healthcare Facilities

Over 60 percent of healthcare cyberattacks impact patient data. 

12/1/2022 12:00:00 AM

Baptist Health and Encompass Health Corp Propose New Rehabilitation Hospital

The hospital will allow for relocation of a 29-bed physical rehabilitation unit at Baptist Health Louisville.

12/1/2022 12:00:00 AM


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