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Maintenance and Operations January 2014 - Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



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Bedpans get new cleaning solution


With the exception of the U.S., most industrialized nations now use mechanized bedpan washing technologies

1/31/2014 2:00:00 PM

California lawmaker to introduce bill for oversight reforms of elderly care facilities


Bill would also increase training, and require facilities with residents who have restricted or specialized health conditions to employ trained medical personnel

1/31/2014 9:00:00 AM

Hospital presentation facilities have unique needs


The right lecterns and sound systems for healthcare settings must fit with the location and purpose

1/28/2014 10:00:00 AM

CMS issues update to equipment maintenance guideline


Memo requires all hospital medical imaging and radiation therapy equipment to be maintained according to the manufacturer’s recommended standards

1/27/2014 10:00:00 AM

Florida hospitals serving organic, locally grown food


St. Vincent's Clay County, other hospitals focusing on 'superfoods,' locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as all-natural meat, fish and poultry

1/27/2014 8:00:00 AM

Hospital parking fees angering patients


Some hospitals lowering fees after patient complaints. Many suburban or rural areas facilities don't charge for parking.

1/24/2014 3:00:00 PM

Medical waste management training portal launched


Portal provides information on U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Department of Transportation regulations

1/23/2014 11:00:00 AM

New Year's resolutions for hospital CFOs


CFOs urges to invest, conserve, challenge the status quo and take calculated risks

1/22/2014 1:00:00 PM

Clinics more efficient, cost-effective, health officials say


Healthcare efficiency trends are causing a California county clinic construction boom

1/21/2014 9:00:00 AM

Cut materials waste in surgery centers


Overstocking inventory the biggest culprit in waste

1/21/2014 8:00:00 AM

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to 're-educate' staff about waste disposal


A box of syringes found at a landfill last week was traced back to a UPMC hospital

1/17/2014 2:00:00 PM

How to make the case for hospital infrastructure funding


Getting depreciation funding often involves selling the maintenance mission and needs a multifaceted approach.

1/16/2014 12:00:00 PM

Boston firm helps hospitals share expensive equipment


Fleet of vans and specially trained movers help hospital systems lower costs by sharing equipment among different facilities

1/16/2014 9:00:00 AM

Michigan health system offering 'Healthy Meals to Go' program


Covenant HealthCare Nutrition Services can provide nutritionally evaluated meals for discharged patients with special diets

1/15/2014 2:00:00 PM

A facility portfolio analysis can assist master planning


Portfolio prioritization is one key piece of information to evaluate when considering funding projects

1/15/2014 11:00:00 AM

Australian healthcare system maintains unisex wards despite complaints


Queensland Hospital patients report embarrassment and awkwardness of sharing a hospital ward with the opposite sex

1/14/2014 1:00:00 PM

UPS opens expanded healthcare distribution facility in Ontario


New addition provides healthcare companies and pharmaceutical manufacturers with a total 600,000 square feet of temperature and humidity controlled environments

1/14/2014 9:00:00 AM

Northwestern Memorial elevates food service with improved restaurants


Rising consumer expectations feed growth of hospital restaurant options

1/13/2014 11:00:00 AM

Streamlining instrument tray cleaning


Sterile processing department can be weighed down by many unnecessary and inefficient steps

1/10/2014 12:00:00 PM

Irish hospitals going tobacco-free


Smoking will not be permitted anywhere on the grounds of healthcare facilities

1/10/2014 10:00:00 AM

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Facility management value to patient care demonstrated through benchmarking


Data shows highest facility operating costs occur for maintaining buildings at 16 to 20 years

1/10/2014 9:00:00 AM

Pennsylvania hospitals may skip some state reviews


Pennsylvania Department of Health can grant "deemed status" for licensure purposes to hospitals that have been accredited by national accreditation organizations

1/9/2014 9:00:00 AM

Mix of air purification methods helps indoor air quality


Combining ultraviolet germicidal irradiation light and gas-phase air purification with photo catalytic oxidation called a a new and powerful tool

1/9/2014 8:00:00 AM

ASHE app offers resources to go


Mobile site includes regulatory updates, news, educational opportunities

1/8/2014 12:00:00 PM

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Making parking easier for the baby boomer generation


Design of healthcare facility parking lots and parking spaces should be considered when planning for more elderly drivers

1/7/2014 3:00:00 PM

Tennessee health system to retain outside vendors during $10 million renovation of food services


Erlanger assures staff that new food service contract won't drop favorite eateries

1/7/2014 2:00:00 PM

New EPA clean air rules will affect hospital power systems


Regulations limit allowable exhaust emissions and changed the rules applying to certain types of system operations

1/2/2014 3:00:00 PM



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