Trending News - October 2018

Does the cost of hospital accreditation boost patient outcomes?

Study says hospital accreditation is not associated with lower mortality


How to navigate the federal rule-making process

You can help shape healthcare regulations


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Portable fire extinguishers

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for portable fire extinguishers


HealthPartners Neuroscience Center designed to bring light indoors

Part of HealthPartners 'intentional design' was to allow for natural sunlight throughout the four-story, 130,000–square-foot building


Tariffs may slow healthcare construction

On Sept. 24, the Trump administration placed a 10 percent tariff, amounting to $200 billion, on 5,745 items from China, including concrete and lumber


Exhibit looks at more than 100 years of design and wellness

New show at London’s healthcare-focused gallery, the Wellcome Collection, chronicles the history of the built environment and wellbeing


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Clinical needs locks

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for clinical needs locks


Colorado State University Health and Medical Center Medical Services Building

This project includes Vista stainless and glass railing on spiral staircase and overlooks, and Point-supported glass smoke baffle


Colorado hospital building boom leads to empty beds and higher profits

State's hospitals raised prices by 76 percent over a seven-year period


Healthcare facility certification can help career advancement

The Certified Health Care Physical Environment Worker program doesn’t require years of experience or in-depth expertise


Kaiser Permanente, union reaches tentative agreement

The negotiations were among the largest private-sector contract talks in the United States this year


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Sprinkler obstructions

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for vertical clear space


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Delayed egress locks

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for delayed egress locks


University of Utah Hospital campus getting renovation

New Ambulatory Care Complex will be a 305,000-square-foot facility that will serve more than 100,000 new patients each year


California hospital plans new L.A. tower

Tower will replace an aging facility that will be turned into an outpatient building to avoid a costly seismic retrofit


Frozen embryos accidentally destroyed at Washington healthcare facility

The mistake was not known publicly until one of the couples filed a complaint for damages



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