Industry News - October 2015

Syracuse hospital tested for Legionella bacteria

N.Y. Health Department testing water at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center


How hospitals coddle the rich

Elite services exist in various forms and are nearly universal at the most prestigious medical centers


Probe explores possible mold deaths of two more UPMC patients

UPMC mold crisis could be more widespread than initially believed as they continue to investigate possible fungal-related deaths of transplant patients


Design educators must adapt to the healthcare sector's changing needs

One of the biggest changes is a growing recognition that students need specialized knowledge to practice in an increasingly complex, multidisciplinary and technically challenging environment, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Minnesota hospitals review workplace violence plans after shooting

Aitkin County Sheriff’s investigator was killed in the line of duty, at St. Cloud Hospital


N.Y. hospital has long road to recovery after Sandy

The repair process for the city's Bellevue facility took a lot longer that the nearby VA's


Connection between Cubs and healthcare facilities comes out of left field

The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System's Research and Educational Hospitals were built on the site of the old ballpark


ISU students win national healthcare environment design award

The Iowa State students took first place for their conceptual design of a second patient tower at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics


Weird crimes committed in hospitals

Hospital security have had to deal with some outrageous crimes


Healthcare can learn from Harley-Davidson

Healthcare organizations must face the reality that they're competing for hearts, minds, and dollars the same way other businesses do, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.


Asbestos found in hospital not a safety risk

New Zealand board says no one's safety is at risk after asbestos was found in three buildings at Dunedin Public Hospital in Dunedin


Massive Alabama hospital move finishes ahead of schedule

Dozens of ambulances help Trinity Medical Center carry 98 patients to its new facility


Man who died after struggling with hospital guards had a broken vertebra

74-year-old man died two days after being restrained by security guards at MedStar Washington Hospital Center


Emory gets $2.2 million grant to prevent spread of infectious diseases

CDC grant makes Emory a member of the Prevention Epicenters Program, which focuses on infection control and prevention research in healthcare facilities


Missouri healthcare facilities increase security after threatening call

An anonymous caller promised “bloodshed” in a threatening phone message left at a University of Missouri Health Care facility


Standards for hazardous pharmaceutical waste proposed rule

The proposed rule addresses hazardous waste pharmaceuticals that are generated or managed by healthcare facilities and pharmaceutical reverse distributors


S.C. healthcare facilities help hospitals in flood zone

Greenville Health System is one of many offering help to those in the Midlands and Lowcountry


FDA orders scope makers to conduct checks in healthcare facilities

Three duodenoscope manufacturers must conduct studies to better understand how the devices are reprocessed


Cramped Dublin cancer unit called infection risk

Inspection of Beaumont Hospital found patients were being treated too close to each other


Bronx hospital worker found dead in facility's bathroom

Man was locked inside a bathroom at Montefiore Medical Center, where he worked, for days without anyone noticing


Houston hospital may lose funding after patient shooting

St. Joseph Medical Center will be cut from Medicare program unless it corrects safety problems


Patient dies in D.C. hospital after confrontation with security

MedStar Washington Hospital Center has yet to release details


Firefighters shuttling water to S.C. hospital

Palmetto Health Baptist and Palmetto Health Richland affected by flooding


Houston hospital squanders FEMA grant meant for rebuilding after hurricane

The Department of Homeland Security is demanding the return of $32.4 million


Congress OKs funds to finish Colorado VA hospital

The VA can shift money in its own budget to come up with the $625 million needed


UPS to offer medical device replenishment services

Facility will have decontamination capability and instrument inspection to support distribution services to hospitals


Health systems expected to focus on non-acute care

Mergers and acquisitions indicate a shift toward retail clinics, physician practices and digital resources


Hospital closes after ceiling collapses on inspectors

Those being treated at Bootham Park Hospital in York were found to be at 'significant risk of harm'


Afghanistan combat hospital staffed by team of three

Airmen provide the logistics and facilities management at Craig Joint Theater Hospital


UPMC Presbyterian re-opens transplant program after mold inspection

Facility says it may never find a source for the mold


Behavioral healthcare projects reflect change in attitude

New facilities and renovations illustrate how far mental healthcare has come and its growing role in a more integrated care approach, according to an article on the Healthcare Design


Using facility design to benefit care, budget

Information technology and facility design can support new models of patient care



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