October 2023 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management

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The Benefits of Biophilic Design in Healthcare Facilities

Designers have started implementing natural elements into the designs of healthcare facilities. 


Everest Rehabilitation Hospitals Building New Inpatient Hospital

The new facility will be located in McKinney, Texas.


How To Avoid Day-Two Challenges in Construction Projects

Ensuring the involvement of professionals who will work in the space is critical to project success.


UPMC and Washington Health Care Services Enter Affiliation Agreement

No timeline for approvals has been given.


How Building Automation Systems Impact Healthcare Facilities

From patient comfort to maintenance, a BAS can have numerous impacts on a facility.


Healthcare Facility Conversion Projects Come with Unique Considerations

Converting a historic firehouse into a mental healthcare facility posed four challenges for design firm JZA+D.


CenterWell Senior Primary Care Opening Eight Centers in Virginia

The eight primary care centers will open throughout 2023 and 2024.


HealthAlliance Hospital and Margaretville Hospital Resume Operations Following Cyberattack

Their IT experts shut down all connected systems on October 20.


Bringing Hospital Cleaning into the 21st Century

Hospital leaders should consider the risk of antimicrobial resistance and infection and compensate those who prevent them.


Family Care Center Opens New Central Austin Clinic

This follows the opening of their Pflugerville clinic in early August.


Preventing Weapon-Related Violence in Healthcare

Prevention and detection are key to stopping healthcare violence.


Moffitt McKinley Hospital Improves Patient Experience with Personal Technology

Patient outcomes improve when patients are actively engaged in their health and informed of their care.


Baptist Memorial and Anderson Sign Shared Mission Agreement for Merger

The merger will take place in January 2024.


Strategic Planning for Healthcare Construction Projects

Healthcare systems face an array of construction challenges, from rising costs and labor shortages to technology advances.


Miami Center for Mental Health and Recovery Completed

The design, done by SBLM Architects, meets key criteria mandated in the Baker Act of 1971.


Can Building Automation Systems Assist with Management and Maintenance?

BAS manufacturers discuss how these systems can enhance managing and maintenance of critical systems.


Being Cybersecurity-Aware for Healthcare's Vulnerabilities

Awareness of cybersecurity vulnerabilities in healthcare is critical for defending against breaches.


HGA Breaks Ground on New Surgical and Critical Care Facility

The project is expected to be completed in 2026.


MUSC Health Hospitals Caught in Westat Data Breach

Westat experienced a data breach through a vulnerability in the MOVEit software.


Upskilling Can Fuel Worker Efficiency and Retention

Employers in the healthcare industry must recognize their responsibility to provide workers with a path to upward mobility.


Relievus Opens New Facility in Oaks

The new facility will offer pain management solutions.


Third Party Vendors May Put Healthcare Facilities at Risk for Cyberattacks 

Third-party vendors are becoming a possible vector for cyberattacks.


Revolutionizing Healthcare Design: Modular, Flexible and Tech-Driven Trends

Designers look toward emerging trends for the development of healthcare facilities. 


Community First Medical Center Struck by Data Breach

The Illinois-based facility experienced a breach in July.


4 Considerations for Bed Tower Success 

Thoughtful bed tower design helps patients and staff alike feel valued, safe and supported.


Baptist Health to Acquire Drew Memorial Health System

The acquisition will be completed in December.


Challenges to Be Aware of With Building Automation Systems

BAS manufacturers discuss potential issues of dealing with automation systems.


NYC Health + Hospitals-Woodhull Resumes Operations After Rainstorm

Inclement weather can create a perfect storm of problems for healthcare facilities.


Yale New Haven Health System Acquires PhysicianOne Urgent Care

The change of ownership was approved in August.


Cayuga Health System and Arnot Health Seek Approval to Affiliate

The two organizations are seeking regulatory approval to affiliate as members of a parent company.


Bed Towers Provide Flexibility for Expanding Hospitals

Managers and organizations need to focus on key considerations to ensure bed towers deliver intended benefits.


The Architectural Team Completes All-Memory-Care Community

Biophilia was a key concept in the design of this facility.


CarolinaEast Medical Center Receives Bomb Threat

Facility managers can help in these situations by drilling staff in preparation for lockdowns.


Healthcare Facilities Trends to Look Out for in 2024

Healthcare facility designs are adapting to evolving patient and staff needs, with a focus on providing a more hospitality-oriented environment for patients.


St. Mark's Medical Center in La Grange to Close

The hospital will close on October 12, 2023.


How Clean Do Hard Nonporous Surfaces Need to Be?

Removing dirt from surfaces, whether visible or not, is fundamental to better patient outcomes.


ASHRAE Standard 241 Comes in Time for Virus Season

Standard 241 focuses on reducing the risk of airborne aerosol transmission.


Can Building Automation Systems Help Save Energy?

BAS manufacturers join to discuss energy-saving features for healthcare facilities.


Cabell Huntington Hospital Fights Legionella Spread

Legionella grows in water, making water heaters and plumbing conduits for its spread.


Updated Notice from Prospect Medical Regarding Data Breach

The incident involved seven healthcare facilities.


Three Ohio Healthcare Facilities Join Parkview Health

There will be a transition period for the three facilities as they fully integrate with Parkview.


3 Ways Technology Can Benefit Facilities Teams

By investing in people supported by innovative technology, facilities will be better equipped to meet evolving challenges.


36th Annual Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo Held

The show was held in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Florida Hospital Experiences Two Power Outages in Less Than 24 Hours

Facilities management can mitigate potential outages through training and planning. 


Unique Facility Combines Housing and Healthcare

CCC Blackburn Center gives about 3,000 patients per year access to employment services, housing placement, and complementary clinic services.


KnowBe4 Releases Figures Concerning Healthcare Cyberattacks

The U.S. healthcare industry has become a top target for cyberattacks over the past several years.


5 Trends Shaping Healthcare Facilities and Patient Care

Technology, patient-centric design, accessible care and sustainable practices are influencing facilities of the future.


Green Seal to Prohibit PFAS in Its Certified Products

This comes as a growing body of evidence indicates short-chain PFAS are just as hazardous.


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