Project News for Healthcare Facilities - July 2016

At least one hospital embracing Pokémon Go (with limits)

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin says it's the distraction that makes the app worth playing


Q&A: Fire door maintenance

Brad Keyes advises to start planning on testing all of the fire doors


Hospitals taking cues from hospitality industry to improve patient experience

Customer service is now a big part of hospitals’ strategic planning


More hospitals ask Pokemon Go players to stay off their grounds

Players no longer will be able to 'catch em' all' at some healthcare facilities in the Quad Cities


Topeka healthcare facility plans resort-like amenities

Healthcare Resort of Topeka wil have a pub, putting green and bistro


Brisbane hospital set for major upgrades

Australian private teaching hospital plans upgrades to serve southeast Brisbane’s growing population


Rolling Stone includes delivery rooms in list of strangest Pokestop locations

Other locations include graveyards and Holocaust memorials


Hospitals prepped for convention protesters, delegates

In Cleveland, the three major health systems worked out a coordination plan to ensure they can handle a mass-casualty event


July 28 webinar: The New 2012 Life Safety Code: What to Expect – and When

Brad Keyes' webinar will address the impact of the revised survey dates, changes to the code itself


Joint Commission makes changes to Plans for Improvement

The Joint Commission will no longer consider hospital Plans for Improvement (PFIs) for its Life Safety chapter requirements starting August 1


Asbestos cleanup at Perth hospital sparking concerns

Western Australia healthcare facility concerned with ongoing safety of workers after asbestos was found in new facility


Tips for healthcare facilities dealing with Pokemon Go

Gamers showing up on healthcare campuses to play are causing potential safety issues


Q&A: Two releasing devices for doors

Brad Keyes says two releasing devices on doors is permitted in very limited situations


Another UPMC patient with mold infection dies

UPMC says that pneumonia was the cause, while confirming the patient had a fungal infection


Pokémon Go players cause problems at Provo hospital

Four Pokéstops — real world locations where players can get virtual items to aid in their Poké-catching quest — are on the campus.


Five ways an MHA improves organizational health

The success of a healthcare facility relies on people who can balance the medical services it provides with the needs of running an ongoing business.


FEMA sued over use of funds meant to restore medical services in Long Beach

South Nassau Communities Hospital plan to use funds in Oceanside


Innovations in rural healthcare facilities explored

One-day think tank at the University of Kansas in Lawrence discussed emergence of 'community outpatient hospital,' according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Navigating the regulatory approval process

The development of a construction project often moves forward with zeal and optimism without being thoughtful of external factors that may impact the scope and shape of the work


South Denver healthcare facility focuses on holistic care

Federico Peña Southwest Family Health Center and Urgent Care has universal signage and intuitive wayfinding, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Top 20 most beautiful hospitals in the U.S. named

Doctors Memorial Hospital in Bonifay, Fla. named most beautiful for 2016


Lux features cut from over-budget Denver VA hospital

Imported Brazilian wood is cut from design to save money


Virginia Mason's downgraded accreditation triggers probe

Joint Commission's decision to downgrade Virginia Mason Medical Center's accreditation prompts a dual state and federal investigation


Q&A: Generator testing

Brad Keyes says monthly load tests are required for emergency power generators at ambulatory healthcare occupancies


Denver health system building microhospitals

SCL Health wanted to quickly add more access points for patients in an affordable way


Healthcare with resort-like amenities coming to Utah

The environment is designed not only to be guest-friendly, but more enjoyable for visitors as well


Fire and life safety for healthcare facilities

NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code (2015 edition) covers a range of criteria for healthcare facilities



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