Trending News - January 2019

Updated FGI guidance focuses on designing mobile medical units

Number of higher-acuity patients being treated in mobile units increasing


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Evacuation during a fire

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for evacuation during a fire


Nashville General weighing future facility options

Hospital scouting existing buildings, raw land options


DeBakey VA Medical Center renovation designed to support mental healthcare

The renovation of the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center building in Houston comprises a vertical expansion and renovation to house the relocated Mental Health Clinic Trauma Recovery Program, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


ASHE and others push for science-based codes and standards

Efforts aim to eliminate conflicting codes and ensure evidence-backed standards


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Suites in AHCO

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for suites in AHCO


New association created for medical facility professionals

The Association of Medical Facility Professionals was created by the leaders of the former Health Care Institute, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Two-hour separations between hospitals

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for two-hour separations between hospitals


California healthcare facilities still figuring out how to reopen following wildfires

Hospitals are still recovering after two major fires


Lean design builds Ohio hospital piece by piece

The MetroHealth System in Cleveland created a dynamic healthcare facility with a set of best practices that use a Lean philosophy and “process-neutral” design approach, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Facility Guidelines Institute begins process for 2022 guidelines

The proposal period is open until June 30


Healthcare leaders offer ideas to fix healthcare

Among the 18 ideas in the article were several that were facilities/location-oriented


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Generator load bank tests

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for generator load bank tests


Indiana lawmaker wants to bring back hospital 'certificate of need' process

A state lawmaker is concerned that hospital construction is driving up the cost of healthcare


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Clothes irons

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for clothes irons in nursing home resident rooms


NFMT Baltimore 2019 announces new features

New events and offerings are planned for the annual NFMT show, March 26-28, 2019



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