Industry News

Virtua Health, Rowan University To Create Academic Health System

System will serve as regional hub for innovation, research and discovery

1/18/2022


Assisted Living Facilities Settle Lawsuit Over Wheelchair Use

Case stemmed from complaints by residents of adult care facilities about discrimination against people who use wheelchairs

1/17/2022


Hospitals Tap Temp Staff To Help Fight COVID-19

75 percent of hospitals and other healthcare facilities are seeking temporary allied healthcare professionals

1/11/2022


Colorado Hospital Closes Due to Wildfire’s Impact

Centura-Avista Adventist Hospital to close temporarily due to extensive smoke damage

1/7/2022


Hospitals Innovate To Avoid Closures Due to Staffing

Hospitals have begun closing select services because of staffing shortages

1/6/2022


States Deploy National Guard To Help Hospitals

Guard members will perform support roles related to security, patient transport, housekeeping, and food services

12/28/2021


Healthcare Facilities Today 10 Most Read Articles of 2021

Healthcare Facilities Today looks back at the most popular insights and information of the year

12/22/2021


NFMT Baltimore Returns, Registration Opens

After two years, the National Facilities Management & Technology Conference and Expo returning to Baltimore Convention Center

12/22/2021


Worker Shortages Are Top Challenge in Long-Term Care

Shortages have led to 35 percent of respondents to limit new admissions or move-ins

12/20/2021


Staffing Struggles Plague Hospitals as Omicron Spreads

From labor issues to vaccine mandates, employee challenges affect healthcare facilities operations

12/16/2021


ASCE Updates Building Design Load Standard

As weather hazards become more extreme, this updated standard aims to improve resilience of facilities and communities

12/14/2021


Senior, Assisted Living Providers Receive ARP Funds

47 percent of rural providers were operating in red pre-pandemic, and pandemic worsened their situations

12/2/2021


CMS Issues Guidance on Co-Located Hospitals

Guidance provides clarification about requirements related to space, contracted services, staffing, and emergency services

11/23/2021


Long-Term Care Facilities To Receive Pandemic Relief Funds

Funding includes $17 billion covering range of providers that can document revenue losses and expenses associated with pandemic

9/22/2021


NFMT Returns With Its Remix Show in November

Live event takes place in Orlando, but facility professionals can also attend online

9/14/2021


The Joint Commission Launches Assisted Living Accreditation

ALCs have been increasingly shifting from hospitality-based environment to healthcare-focused setting

9/10/2021


Ohio Children’s Hospital Creates New Company and Care Model

Akron Children's Health Collaborative is designed to help coordinate care for 100,000 Medicaid patients

9/2/2021


COVID-19 Forces Texas To Hire 8,000 Healthcare Workers

Hospitalizations from disease are getting dangerously close to state’s record set last winter

9/1/2021


More Healthcare Systems Raise Minimum Wage

Systems opting $15 minimum wage include Cleveland Clinic, John Hopkins Health System, Jefferson Health, Duke University Health System, and Advocate Aurora Health

8/31/2021


Kansas Hospital Is First in U.S. To Use Drone

Drones have a range of up to 68 miles with a maximum speed of 90 mph and payloads of up to 13 pounds

8/24/2021


Florida Teen Mental Health Treatment Center Opens

Dade City Discovery Behavioral Health Center is a 24-bed facility in Pasco County

8/24/2021


USDA To Invest $500 Million in Rural Healthcare

Funds can be used to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines and healthcare services, as well as support construction or renovation of rural healthcare facilities

8/18/2021


Long-Term Care Facilities Struggle Amid Pandemic

Industry officials predict long-term care providers could lose $94 billion and caution that more than 1,800 facilities could close

8/17/2021


Florida Has Nation’s Highest COVID-19 Hospital Bed Use

11,863 health center beds are filled with people who have COVID-19

8/10/2021


Long-Term Care Facilities Struggle Amid Pandemic

Only one-quarter of officials believe those institutions will still be here by this time next year

8/6/2021


California Updates Rules on Health Facility Data Breaches

New regulations require facilities to report more information following a breach

8/6/2021


How Can VR Benefit Healthcare?

VR in healthcare can be divided into many categories and include pain management, training, rehabilitation, surgery and communication

8/4/2021


Texas Mental Health Center Saves Local System Millions

The Inn treats people dealing with homelessness and mental health issues in more relaxed and home-like environment

8/3/2021


Nurses Strike Over Staffing Concerns

More than 700 Massachusetts nurses have been on strike since March 8

8/2/2021


Mayo Clinic Ranked Top U.S. Hospital

This is the sixth year in a row the 73,000-employee enterprise has ranked number one

7/30/2021


Two California Hospitals Prevent Lethal Fungal Spread

Hospitals enforced aggressive measures to prevent spread of Candida auris

7/29/2021


Canada’s First Smart Hospital Debuts

Mackenzie Health now using healthcare technology company CenTrak’s RTLS technology

7/29/2021


$44.7 Million Project to Develop Texas Hospital

Psychiatric hospital planned for Dallas-Fort Worth area

7/23/2021


Healthcare Facilities Management to Reach $360 Billion

Healthcare expenses, disease, and medical tourism are several reasons for projected increase

7/19/2021


U.S. News names best children’s hospitals

Boston Children’s Hospital tops the honor roll

6/24/2020


What is covered by FEMA relief for COVID?

There is $75 billion in funding still available

6/23/2020


Free Webinar June 25: Integrated Healthcare Facilities Infrastructure

Learn how to create a safer, more productive, and energy-efficient Environment of Care

6/18/2020


Minneapolis healthcare facilities damaged during recent protests

Equipment was taken and windows smashed

6/9/2020


Healthcare exec discusses adapting healthcare to post COVID-19 world

Boston Medical Center focusing on four Rs: responding, rebounding, rebuilding and reimagining

6/4/2020


ASHE offers guidance for COVID recovery

The pandemic’s impact on the physical environment has offered challenges and lessons

5/29/2020


Becker's names 100 great hospitals in America for 2020

The hospitals were selected for inclusion based on analysis of ranking and award agencies, including U.S. News & World Report's 2019-20 rankings, CareChex, Healthgrades, CMS star ratings, Leapfrog grades and IBM Watson Health top hospitals

5/29/2020


A New York hospital staff surprised with free vacations

Hyatt and American Airlines announced that the more than 4,000 hospital staff — including doctors, physician assistants, nurses and facilities and food service teams would be treated to trips

5/19/2020


Hospitals struggle to restart elective care after shutdowns

Reopening will be difficult with the threat of more infection

5/18/2020


Hospital ship stopped treating patients, but still in L.A. for support

Mercy hadn’t admitted new patients for treatment since April 30

5/18/2020


Designers can create more healthcare spaces in hotels

Engineers, architects and other designers are working with healthcare experts on a range of efforts to help expand the nation’s supply of hospital beds

5/13/2020


Javits Center Hospital set to close

The federal facility at the Center treated just under 1,100 patients

5/8/2020


Trade Press Launches fnPrime - New Membership Program to Provide Timely Content, Advice and Education to Profession

Membership program now available for facility professionals worldwide

5/7/2020


Nebraska healthcare system staff can now buy hospital food to go

CHI Health has launched an online portal where employees can order basic groceries, take-and-bake meals and meal kits

5/6/2020


Five stages in the battle against COVID-19

Many leaders now are beginning to recognize the importance of planning for the complicated return stage

5/6/2020


Converting campus spaces to healthcare facilities

For instance, Tufts University, will make its residence halls into housing for medical personnel and first responders, as well as patients

5/5/2020



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