May 2024 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management

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The Shift Towards Outpatient Care Facilities

Lower costs, increased patient convenience and more are driving a shift towards outpatient care settings.


When Should HVAC Systems Receive Maintenance?

HVAC manufacturers discuss when it is best to maintenance HVAC systems.


Children's Minnesota Caught Up in Email Breach

They identified unauthorized access on two employee email accounts.


Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Building New NICU

The new NICU is expected to open sometime in the fall or later.


Making Boiler Maintenance Work

By understanding industry standards, manufacturer recommendations and potential challenges, managers can ensure effective boiler maintenance.


Two Seniors Die in Hospital Murder-Suicide

The husband and wife found dead were both in their 70s.


Sutter Health to Expand Flagship Midtown Sacramento Hospital

Construction on the expansion is scheduled to begin in April 2025.


Texas to Offer Grant to Aid Operations for Rural Operations

Over 80 hospitals in Texas currently face closure.


Allina Health Opens Lakeville Specialty Center

The 100,000-square-foot center includes more than 10 specialty services.


How Can BAS Help HVAC Systems Be More Efficient?

HVAC manufacturers discuss the efficiencies of pairing HVAC systems with BAS.


Lessons to Learn from the Ascension Ransomware Attack

Securing backup data, having the correct resources and sharing information are crucial to addressing ransomware attacks.


DIG Completes Two New Hackensack Meridian Hospital Projects

Their Jersey Shore and JFK Medical projects focused on enhancing the patient and staff experience.


CentroMed Struck with Another Cyberattack

This is the second time the Texas-based healthcare provider has been involved in a cyberattack in under a year.


Creating a Resilient Healthcare Supply Chain

Reliable supply chains prepare facilities for crises that might bring supply shortages, delivery disruptions and patient surges.


San Diego Birthing Center Installs Noritz Tankless Water Heater

The product that was used was the EZ Series tankless water heater.


ARPA-H Announces Program to Automate Cybersecurity in Healthcare

The program, named UPGRADE, aims to protect operations and care continuity from cyberattacks.


Safety Initiatives Sees Drop in Workplace Violence

Workplace violence has dropped after employee reports of feeling unsafe at work.


New Jersey Affiliated Dermatologists Suffers Cyberattack

The cybersecurity incident occurred in March.


Three Strategies to Streamline Cleaning Labor in Senior Living Facilities

In a tough labor market, it pays for managers in senior living communities to evaluate all their processes, including cleaning.


Providence Invests $177 Million to Address Healthcare Challenges in Portland

This commitment is the result of Tomorrow Starts Today.


HVAC Innovations to Help Achieve Net Zero and Decarbonization Goals

HVAC manufacturers discuss the latest in sustainable innovations.


Addressing a Months-Long CPE Outbreak

Study follows infection prevention efforts of contaminated sinks and plumbing at Tokyo hospital.


KAI Finishes SSM Health Outpatient Center Expansion in Missouri

The recently completed 15,600-square-foot clinic is more than double the size of its previous space.


Lawrence Group Works on New Missouri Ronald McDonald House

The new facility is expected to open in summer 2024.


Infection Prevention for 'Near Patient' Surfaces

Six core components for cleaning and disinfecting the bed and 36 inches around it.


Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Expands and Renovates

The facility decided to use Sto products as a part of the project.


Harris Health Systems Breaks Ground on New Hospital

The 12-story hospital is expected to open in late 2028.


Ascension Confirms Ransomware Attack

The organization has yet to confirm if the incident compromised patient data.


OSF HealthCare and KSB Hospital Negotiate a Merger

The two organizations will spend the next several months finalizing the agreements.


Workplace Safety and the Role of Access Control

Workplace violence and other issues threaten patients, staff and operations, so managers need to rethink security measures and technology.


Ground Broken on HCA Florida Gainesville Hospital

The new hospital and medical office building is targeting an early 2026 opening.


The Impact of Temperature on Occupant Functioning

HVAC manufacturers discuss how to properly regulate temperature for occupant comfort and productivity.


Walmart is Closing All its Healthcare Clinics

Closure affects locations in five states.


MedStar Health Victim of Data Security Incident

The nonprofit healthcare provider experienced the breaches intermittently between January 2023 and October 2023.


Harrison County Hospital Construction Project Starts in Missouri

The project is expected to finish in mid-2026.


Understanding Vibration and Noise Control in Healthcare Facilities

To mitigate the impact of vibration and acoustics, managers need to understand the sources of these disturbances and their potential impacts.


Cameron Memorial Community Hospital Cleans Up with OhmniClean

CMCH adopted the UV-C disinfection robot to assist with their EVS services.


Aspire Health Alliance Struck by Data Security Incident

Unusual activity was discovered in their digital environment in September 2023.


Oklahoma Hospital Damaged by Tornado Closes Indefinitely

The hospital and a clinic closed due to safety concerns.


UCSF Health Launches Construction of Helen Diller Hospital

The 15-story facility is expected to open in 2030.


The Workplace Violence-Staffing Connection

As increased workplace violence meets staff shortages, improvements to training programs can help address the challenges.


Piedmont Augusta's Summerville Campus to Reopen Emergency Department

They will also be reopening inpatient services.


Scrubbing Up for World Hand Hygiene Day

The day focuses on proper handwashing and care, which is especially important in the healthcare field.


Outfitting HVAC Systems to Kill Airborne Pathogens

HVAC manufacturers discuss implementing different technologies in HVAC systems to combat germ spread.


Ground Broken on Two New UCHealth Medical Office Buildings

They are in the Denver-area communities of Highlands Ranch and Green Valley Ranch.


Santa Rosa Behavioral Healthcare Hospital Falls Victim to Cyberattack

The cyber incident occurred in late January.


Do Not Compromise in Choosing the Right Disinfectant

Managers should select the best disinfecting protocols that reduce worker exposures and maintain patient safety.


LA County Department of Health Services Targeted in Phishing Attack

More than 6,000 individuals’ data may have been affected.


University of Kentucky to Acquire St. Claire HealthCare

Their targeted closing date is July 1.


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