Trending News - May 2016

Hospital security guards indicted for patient death

Two former guards at MedStar Washington Hospital Center were charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 74-year-old patient


What healthcare facility professionals need to know about the 2012 Life Safety Code

CMS has adopted the 2012 edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code® through a new rule changing its Conditions of Participation


Dancing to the hand-hygiene tune

Hospital matron writes song to deliver hand-hygiene message


Sports medicine center design honored

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center received the 2016 FAB Award for Healthcare


Methodist Healthcare’s Memphis project starts as 'need' rule ends

Only one issue would still require approval in the $280 million project


OSHA may make hospital workplace injury data public

Hospitals would be classified as a 'high-hazard' industry


Hospitals urged to follow mold protocol

Investigators focusing on negative pressure room at UPMC Presbyterian


Field hospital set up to serve workers restoring Canadian city after fire

Facility in Fort McMurray will have emergency services, a lab, pharmacy, X-ray and head CT


Pa. hospital expands for expected increase in births

The quickest and most cost-effective solution was to redesign and expand the current space


Venezuela’s failing hospitals lack reliable power, water supplies

At the University of the Andes Hospital there is not enough water to wash blood from the operating table


CDC links UPMC mold infections to improper use of negative-pressure rooms

CDC releases findings from its investigation into a cluster of fatal mold infections at two Pittsburgh hospitals


Live white python falls from ceiling in Tacoma hospital

The snake spent a month slithering around Tacoma General Hospital


CMS, Joint Commission adopting 2012 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code

Groups will begin surveying to the 2012 version of the National Fire Protection Association’s 101 Life Safety Code as of July 5


Mayo Clinic investing in Fla. healthcare facility

The nation’s biggest healthcare organizations are focusing on Florida


Milwaukee hospital adds dogs to security team

St. Joseph's Hospital adds dogs to help keep patients safe and calm


Texas healthcare system opens more 'patient-friendly' facility

CHI St. Joseph Health hospital's emergency and trauma center features a more comfortable space and improved amenities


CDC launches campaign to improve hand-hygiene compliance

The 'Clean Hands Count' campaign promotes compliance by addressing myths about hand hygiene


Making a wellness connection

Forgoing the traditional healthcare environment, Columbus (Ind.) Regional Health set out to serve the health and wellness needs of young urban professionals, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


FDA cancels recall of superbug-linked scope cleaners

Hospitals still must not use the reprocessors in question to disinfect some endoscopes


Oakland hospital building an energy-efficient acute care tower

The new building plan includes low-emissivity glazing, smart air-conditioning zones and long-life lighting


CMS ruling lets ASCs operate as timeshare properties

Dual-licensed surgery center opens in Colorado


Injunction to stop demolition of Boston Children’s Hospital healing garden rejected

Plaintiffs include physicians and family members of patients who’ve used Prouty Garden


Cleveland health system campus designed for wellness

The MetroHealth system's new mission is “leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community,” according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Children's hospital designed for access to nature

Shriners for Children Medical Center outpatient clinic is being built in Pasadena, Calif., with connections to the outdoors in quantities almost equal to its clinical space, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Joint Commission recently OK'd deletion of 131 requirements

The deleted requirements have become a routine part of operations


Oklahoma healthcare facility readies for reopening three years after tornado

An EF-5 tornado destroyed the former Moore Medical Center


Cleveland health system transforming campus and community

Health and wellness trends are inspiring the planning, design and construction community to create environments that help providers deliver on that mission, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Holiday Inn opens on Cleveland Clinic campus

Hotel offers patients and their families a more affordable alternative to nearby hotels


Boston healthcare facility includes a room for highs

Boston Health Care for the Homeless opens a room where drug users can ride out their highs under medical supervision


Operating room fire reveals lapse in safety planning

Lack of prevention plan called 'jeopardy situation'


Psychiatric hospital design caters to different populations

North Tampa Behavioral Health deals with voluntary and involuntary hospitalizations, according to an article on the Behavioral Healthcare website


'Sanctuary' sculpture inspired by disaster at Okla. hospital site

Artist took inspiration from the events surrounding the EF5 tornado that destroyed the Moore, Okla., hospital in 2013


Worker protection guidelines for Zika

CDC recommends use of personal protective equipment and hand-hygiene


Doctor fired for hiding spy pens in bathroom to catch thief

The doctor, who also faces criminal charges, said he hid the cameras to catch the person who'd stolen his prescription medication and a camera


Entering the male-dominated healthcare facility management

Woman discusses how she got started in healthcare facility management


Meijer adding medical clinics inside more stores

Retailers partner with healthcare providers to meet people where they are in Wisconsin and Michigan


Elizabethkingia bacteria found in a baby in Wisconsin

The CDC and State Department of Hygiene did not recommend culturing any additional patients or hospital staff


Renovation without interruption

Cooper University Health Care project worked with a goal of minimizing disruptions to patient care


Behavioral hospital renovation balances security, healing

Design of Rogers Memorial Hospital in Brown Deer, Wis., on the leading edge of the biophilia trend



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