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Lean design builds Ohio hospital piece by piece

The MetroHealth System in Cleveland created a dynamic healthcare facility with a set of best practices that use a Lean philosophy and “process-neutral” design approach, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Facility Guidelines Institute begins process for 2022 guidelines

The proposal period is open until June 30


Healthcare leaders offer ideas to fix healthcare

Among the 18 ideas in the article were several that were facilities/location-oriented


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Generator load bank tests

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for generator load bank tests


Indiana lawmaker wants to bring back hospital 'certificate of need' process

A state lawmaker is concerned that hospital construction is driving up the cost of healthcare


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Clothes irons

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for clothes irons in nursing home resident rooms


NFMT Baltimore 2019 announces new features

New events and offerings are planned for the annual NFMT show, March 26-28, 2019


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Parking garage underneath healthcare occupancy

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for a parking garage underneath healthcare occupancy


Longterm impact of hurricanes on local hospitals

When a hospital is damaged and cannot provide full services, its income is reduced


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Portable fire extinguishers

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for portable fire extinguishers


Calif. hospital vows to reopen after wildfire

Feather River Hospital says reopening a matter of when, not if


CVS plans changes to stores after Aetna deal

CVS Health plans to reduce the amount of store space devoted to retail


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Air handler unit

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for air handler units


Leapfrog names 2018 top hospitals

Florida, California, New Jersey and Texas had strong showings


Joint Commission announces new National Patient Safety Goal to prevent suicide and improve at-risk patient care

Revisions effective July 1, 2019, for accredited hospitals and behavioral health programs


Hospitals damaged in Alaska quake

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake damaged roads and buildings


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Clearance in front of electrical panels

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for clearance in front of electrical panels


Tennessee children's hospital designed for homey feel

Le Bonheur Children’s Outpatient Clinic was designed with forms and materials that suggest a 'home away from home,' according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Healthcare facility professionals weigh in on impending pharmacy regulations

On December 1, 2019, sweeping changes to hazardous drug handling in hospitals’ pharmacies will be enforced as the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Chapter 800 rules go into effect


BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre designed to be 'wood first'

The design reflects Vancouver's wood-first initiative that mandates timber use in buildings, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Hospital projects can strengthen neighborhoods

Limited influence blamed on outdated planning strategies and tax laws


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Exit enclosure antenna

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for an exit exclosure antenna


Some fear Congo Ebola outbreak could get much worse

Expert says in many ways it's as if they're stuck at square one


Georgia senior facility build with indoor and outdoor spaces for entertaining and socializing

The Arbor at BridgeMill in Canton includes an expansive terrace, gardens, a fire pit and barbecue area, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Exiting from hospital into medical building

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for exiting from hospital into medical building


Where are Leapfrog's 'F' hospitals?

The Leapfrog Group recently gave 17 hospitals failing grades


Temporary mobile health clinic for the poor opens in Vatican City

Facility built to serve city's homeless and poor


Psychiatric care for children designed to be 'pavilion in the park'

Virginia Treatment Center for Children in Richmond uses warm, bright colors and natural light, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website



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