March 2024 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management

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Improving Infection Control in Long-Term Care Facilities

Having programs in place and even an infection preventionist on staff are critical to infection control.


Construction Kicks Off on Health First Cape Canaveral Replacement Hospital

The new replacement hospital was designed by Lawrence Group architects.


Pembina County Memorial Hospital Caught in Data Breach

The data security incident occurred in April 2023.


2024: Year of Innovation, Transformation for Healthcare Facilities

Facilities can elevate patient and staff experiences by optimizing real estate to increase efficiency.


New York Hospital Receives Bomb Threat

Police investigate and find no bombs on the premises.


AdventHealth Announces New Hospital in Weaverville

The announcement comes as the organization awaits a decision in its appeal to a 2023 trial.


How to Minimize Patient Interference During Construction Projects

Without planning ahead of time, patient lives could be at risk during construction projects.


Atrium Health Children's Services Rebranded

Atrium Health Levine Children's will be added to the name of each location.


Healthcare Maintenance in the Digital Age

Digital versions of codes and standards offer technicians enhanced access to codes and standards for fire and life safety in healthcare.


Deaconess and Memorial Hospital Acquire Former St. Joseph's Hospital

The Huntingburg, Indiana property has been closed since 2007.


Klickitat Valley Health Installs Zero-Emission Fuel Cell System

The fuel cell system was created via a partnership between Kohler and Toyota.


Making Healthcare Facilities More Like Home

Designing a healthcare facility to be more home-like can benefit a patient’s overall experience.


CCM Health Falls Victim to Data Breach

The breach occurred in April 2023.


McLaren Greater Lansing to Build New Ambulatory Care Campus

Construction is set to begin in summer 2024 and is slated to be complete after a full year.


Healthcare Facilities Spending to Rise

Survey highlights the evolving relationship between healthcare delivery and facilities.


Man Had Escaped from Riverside Community Hospital Days Before Murder

Suspect was being treated before he eventually left and shot Michael Rangel.


UofL Health – South Hospital Opens in Bullitt County

The new acute care hospital currently houses 40 inpatient beds with shell space for 20 more.


Which Construction Procurement Strategy Is Right for You?

Selecting a procurement strategy affects cost, schedule, quality and team relationships and is fundamental to project success.


Piedmont Columbus Regional to Expand Midtown Campus

The 99,038-square-foot project will add 43 new ICU beds.


What Construction Workers Need to Know About Healthcare Facilities

Construction workers are encouraged to work with the facilities team to best determine how to protect patients during a project.


Bucktail Medical Center to Close Long-Term Care Facility

Bucktail cites challenging fiscal issues contributing to its decision to close the long-term care facility.


Arkansas Children's Hospital Reports Nine Violent Incidents in Two Months

These incidents resulted in injuries to 18 employees.


Preparing Healthcare Facilities for Severe Thunderstorms

Hardening plans and collaboration with local stakeholders can aid in prep for severe weather.


UC San Diego Health Experiences Phishing Attack

The phishing attack may have exposed patient data.


USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital Opens Newly Expanded Facility

The expansion itself is nearly 19,000 square feet.


Do We Need a National Toilet Plume Standard?

Toilet plume aerosolization helps healthcare-associated infections spread to patients and healthcare staff.


Hospital Murder Highlights Need for De-escalation Training

De-escalation is crucial to winding down volatile incidents.


HSHS to Close Two Hospitals in Late March

One of the hospitals will now be closing earlier than anticipated.


Maintaining Safety in Healthcare Construction Projects

There is an elevated level of planning for safety in a healthcare setting.


Urgent Care Services to Open at Marshfield Clinic Lake Hallie Center

It is being done to help address the expected influx of patients seeking emergent and urgent care services.


Taking a Data-Informed Approach to IAQ

Maintaining clean air and proper air flow can be one of the biggest challenges a healthcare facility manager faces.


ACMH Hospital to Affiliate with Pennsylvania Mountains Care Network

The facilities involved will retain their original identities.


The Role of Furniture in a Patient's Healing 

Furniture manufacturers discuss how furniture can promote more holistic healing and a home-like feeling.


Designing Healthcare Facilities for Rural Communities

The Bitterroot Health-Darby Scripps Clinic is a recent example of designing and building a rural healthcare facility.


Cogdell Memorial Hospital Experiences Data Breach

The breach occurred in October 2023.


HCA Florida Osceola Hospital Opens Freestanding Emergency Room

The new 11,000-square-foot facility offers 24/7/365 care.


De-escalation Training is Critical for Safety in Healthcare

Leading organizations understand that workplace violence mitigation includes a holistic approach to workforce safety strategy.


Improper Medical Waste Disposal Puts Staff at Risk: Survey

Improper disposal of medical waste has negative health and environmental impacts.


Sutter Health Buys Five Radiation Oncology Centers

The five radiation oncology centers were operated by GenesisCare.


Leading with Empathy: What Not to Overlook in Healthcare Design

Engaging with patients can help create a more empathetic healthcare environment.


Mayo Clinic Health System to Close Minnesota Facility

The clinic has been temporarily closed since mid-August 2023.


Mandating a Patient's Right to a Clean Room

All interested parties should work together to create a universal, meaningful standard of cleanliness for patient rooms.


Silver Cross Orland Park Medical Pavilion Completed

The newly completed facility was also awarded an HREI Insights award.


Change Healthcare Cyberattack Prompts Cybersecurity Advisory

The party behind this attack has been identified as the ALPHV Blackcat ransomware group.


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