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Virtua Health, Rowan University To Create Academic Health System

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


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


Hospitals Tap Temp Staff To Help Fight COVID-19

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


Colorado Hospital Closes Due to Wildfire’s Impact

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


Hospitals Innovate To Avoid Closures Due to Staffing

Hospitals have begun closing select services because of staffing shortages


States Deploy National Guard To Help Hospitals

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


Healthcare Facilities Today 10 Most Read Articles of 2021

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


NFMT Baltimore Returns, Registration Opens

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


Worker Shortages Are Top Challenge in Long-Term Care

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


Staffing Struggles Plague Hospitals as Omicron Spreads

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


ASCE Updates Building Design Load Standard

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


Senior, Assisted Living Providers Receive ARP Funds

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


CMS Issues Guidance on Co-Located Hospitals

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


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


NFMT Returns With Its Remix Show in November

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


The Joint Commission Launches Assisted Living Accreditation

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


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


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

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


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


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


Florida Teen Mental Health Treatment Center Opens

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


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


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


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

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


Long-Term Care Facilities Struggle Amid Pandemic

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


California Updates Rules on Health Facility Data Breaches

New regulations require facilities to report more information following a breach


How Can VR Benefit Healthcare?

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


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


Nurses Strike Over Staffing Concerns

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


Mayo Clinic Ranked Top U.S. Hospital

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


Two California Hospitals Prevent Lethal Fungal Spread

Hospitals enforced aggressive measures to prevent spread of Candida auris


Canada’s First Smart Hospital Debuts

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


$44.7 Million Project to Develop Texas Hospital

Psychiatric hospital planned for Dallas-Fort Worth area


Healthcare Facilities Management to Reach $360 Billion

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


U.S. News names best children’s hospitals

Boston Children’s Hospital tops the honor roll


What is covered by FEMA relief for COVID?

There is $75 billion in funding still available


Free Webinar June 25: Integrated Healthcare Facilities Infrastructure

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


Minneapolis healthcare facilities damaged during recent protests

Equipment was taken and windows smashed


Healthcare exec discusses adapting healthcare to post COVID-19 world

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


ASHE offers guidance for COVID recovery

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


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


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


Hospitals struggle to restart elective care after shutdowns

Reopening will be difficult with the threat of more infection


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

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


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


Javits Center Hospital set to close

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


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

Membership program now available for facility professionals worldwide


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


Five stages in the battle against COVID-19

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


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



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