Industry News - July 2016

At least one hospital embracing Pokémon Go (with limits)

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin says it's the distraction that makes the app worth playing


Hospitals taking cues from hospitality industry to improve patient experience

Customer service is now a big part of hospitals’ strategic planning


More hospitals ask Pokemon Go players to stay off their grounds

Players no longer will be able to 'catch em' all' at some healthcare facilities in the Quad Cities


Rolling Stone includes delivery rooms in list of strangest Pokestop locations

Other locations include graveyards and Holocaust memorials


Hospitals prepped for convention protesters, delegates

In Cleveland, the three major health systems worked out a coordination plan to ensure they can handle a mass-casualty event


Asbestos cleanup at Perth hospital sparking concerns

Western Australia healthcare facility concerned with ongoing safety of workers after asbestos was found in new facility


Tips for healthcare facilities dealing with Pokemon Go

Gamers showing up on healthcare campuses to play are causing potential safety issues


Another UPMC patient with mold infection dies

UPMC says that pneumonia was the cause, while confirming the patient had a fungal infection


Pokémon Go players cause problems at Provo hospital

Four Pokéstops — real world locations where players can get virtual items to aid in their Poké-catching quest — are on the campus.


Five ways an MHA improves organizational health

The success of a healthcare facility relies on people who can balance the medical services it provides with the needs of running an ongoing business.


FEMA sued over use of funds meant to restore medical services in Long Beach

South Nassau Communities Hospital plan to use funds in Oceanside


Innovations in rural healthcare facilities explored

One-day think tank at the University of Kansas in Lawrence discussed emergence of 'community outpatient hospital,' according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Top 20 most beautiful hospitals in the U.S. named

Doctors Memorial Hospital in Bonifay, Fla. named most beautiful for 2016



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