Industry News - July 2015

Dallas hospital rehearses moving patients to new facility

Faux patients were moved across into the new Parkland Memorial Hospital


Healthcare construction rebounding

The healthcare industry is shifting its spending focus from health information technology to construction


UCLA will test new scope-cleaning machine

UCLA officials are planning to test a new scope-cleaning machine following a superbug outbreak involving three deaths


New hospital construction projects increasing

Health systems investing in new facilities again after focusing on health information technology


'Day hospitals' are increasing in popularity in S.A.

South Africa is opening more healthcare facilities that can offer accessible and affordable private healthcare


3-D printed hospitals may be on the horizon

Medical 3-D printing expert says the technology's arrival is inevitable, but will come with challenges, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


CVS clinic presence growing

It is now the country's biggest operator of health clinics


OSHA investigating assault at Minnesota security hospital

Additional safeguards urged for facility


Confetti for women's soccer parade included medical documents

Strips of confetti were found that made up entire prescriptions with patient names, doctor office address


California health systems trying virtual office visits

Systems looking to offer convenient,lower-cost alternatives


Fungal-infected bed linen at Hong Kong hospital linked to two patient deaths

Laundry services suspended during investigation of fungal outbreak


New Texas clinics designed for seniors

Facilities have feature amenities designed for patients 65-and-older


N.Y. healthcare facility parking garage collapses

A large chunk of concrete caved in on top of vehicles on the bottom level of the garage


Training healthcare staff in a post-Ebola environment

Efforts are underway to re-train health workers and return them to the workforce


Mobile healthcare facilities bring care to veterans

Mobile clinics help provide medical and wellness care to veterans in need


Studies explore how UV disinfection affects C. diff

Ultraviolet light was linked to a reduction in intensive care unit-acquired Clostridium difficile infections


CDC toolkit latest effort to prevent patient falls

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently launched STEADI - Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries


Facility Guidelines Institute hosts guide for behavioral healthcare facilities

Updated edition now available on the FGI website


L.A.'s 'Killer King' hospital gets image upgrade with renovation

The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital replaces the King/Drew Medical Center that closed eight years ago


Nursing home improvements urged by HHS

Proposal would improve the care and safety of the nearly 1.5 million residents long-term care residents in U.S.


Access to nature good for healthcare facility residents

A new study says older adults who with natural spaces have better feelings of renewal, restoration and spiritual connectedness


Chicago rehab patient dies of legionella

Officials are working with health facilities the patient had visited to identify possible sources of exposure


Leaks close Perth hospital operating rooms for a second time

Some areas of Fiona Stanley Hospital were closed and ambulances diverted after flooding


Tennessee reviews certificate of need process

Reform efforts aims to increase competition and spending among health care organizations


Fire at Michigan hospital starts during operation

The fire spread to a nearby curtain before it was extinguished


Health facility managers survey stressed training

Health Facilities Management salary survey conducted with the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE)


Study says copper destroys human norovirus quickly

Ten minutes' exposure was enough to kill the receptor-binding ability of human norovirus virus-like particles


Healthcare design research needs replication

Healthcare designers needs opportunities to share findings and get a better handle on what we really do and don't know, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website


California hospital accused of having maggots in cafeteria food and patient's nose

Accusations by Healthcare workers with SEIU-UHW allege the hospital is operating in unsafe and unsanitary conditions


Fixtures shine germ-zapping light in hospitals

A Wisconsin company will soon begin marketing bacteria-killing light fixtures to fight hospital-acquired infections



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