Trending News - February 2019

Almost a quarter of rural hospitals are failing

Hospitals are often the economic drivers of rural communities


CMS updates emergency preparedness rule

'Emerging infectious diseases' has been added to the current definition of all-hazards approach


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Appropriate standard for a daisy chain

Brad Keyes discusses the appropriate standard for a daisy chain


Erie hospitals undergo major renovation, expansion

City's two largest hospitals each have $100 million-plus projects


'America's Best Hospitals' 2019 named

Healthgrades released its annual ‘America's Best Hospitals’ list


New Kansas City facility focuses on wayfinding, patient experience

The facility will have 70 patient exam rooms and will host primary-care and women's health services


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Triennial surveys

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for triennial surveys by accreditation organizations


Healthcare facility in Netherlands designs playroom to encourage engagement

The temporary space for the Centre for Overweight Adolescent and Children’s Healthcare includes an interactive wall, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Cardiac care facility designed with hybrid rooms

Providers need spaces to accommodate a range of invasive and noninvasive procedures, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Corridor transaction window

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for corridor transaction windows


Maintaining life safety compliance in healthcare facilities

Negative outcomes in compliance can result in poor public relations


How Chicago hospitals dealt with polar vortex

Chicago was colder than Mount Everest and Antarctica last week


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Physician on-call sleep rooms

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for physician on-call sleep rooms


Understanding the value of continuing education for facility managers

Does your career need an update? Experts from the ProFMI Commission explain why it's critical to never stop learning.



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