Trending News - May 2013

Hospitals invest in systems to encourage hand hygiene, prevent infection

Hospitals across the country are responding to the low adherence to hand-washing protocols by using new systems to monitor employees and encourage them to wash their hands.


New study shows soap, ointment reduce infections in hospital ICU patients

The study, known as "Randomized Evaluation of Decolonization Versus Universal Clearance to Eliminate (REDUCE) MRSA," found using antimicrobial soap and ointment to decolonize all intensive care unit patients reduces all bloodstream infections, including MRSA by 44 percent.


Kaiser Permanente opens new hospital in Southern California

The Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center opened its doors in Fontana, Calif. on May 7.


Evolution of care drives activity in the healthcare real estate sector

The continued evolution of the healthcare market is expected to bring increased focus on personalized care in smaller healthcare facilities.


Stanford University Medical Center breaks ground for new hospital

The official groundbreaking for the new Stanford Hospital took place May 1 in Palo Alto, Calif.


Book highlights advantages of using BIM in facilities management

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) recently published a new book, "BIM for Facility Managers."


Children's hospital focuses on patient-centered design in every detail

The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, which opened June 2012 in Chicago, Ill., was designed to make going to the hospital — and sometimes staying for months at a time — a little less scary of an experience for the children and their families.



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