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From January, 2011 through the end of 2013, this sector has cut its energy use by 6%.

Boston Hospitals Reducing Energy Use

Boston Hospitals Reducing Energy Use

From January, 2011 through the end of 2013, this sector has cut its energy use by 6%.

New Ebola Guidelines For Emergency Departments Published By CDC

The new guidelines were evaluated and approved by a panel of experts—consisting of emergency physicians and nurses with expertise in infectious disease and disaster preparedness—appointed by ACEP's president.

Facilities Experts Urge Hospitals To Practice Ebola Preparedness

Ebola virus may be new to U.S., but unsafe patient conditions predate its presence here. One consulting firm suggests that hospitals and healthcare organizations prepare their facilities.

Hospital Case Study: Rebirth In New Orleans

The eastern part of this city has been without a full-service hospital since Katrina, but that has all changed now.

EH&E, Brigham And Women’s Hospital Win IFMA Excellence Award

The award honors a new approach—commissioned by BWH and designed by EH&E—that "sets a new benchmark" and establishes a "model of best practices" for the improvement of fire and life safety compliance during and after construction of healthcare facilities.

JLL Acquires CLEO Construction Management

Acquisition of project management company will help to meet the needs of healthcare facilities with expanded, specialized services.

FM Alert: Planning To Fail

The value of good as-builts for daily operations is widely recognized. After a flood at Columbus Regional Hospital, these plans were crucial to disaster recovery.

New Product Flash: Improved InfoLock by APCO Signs

Designed for healthcare facilities, the versatility of this signage system helps elevate patient care in a secure manner.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Monitoring Temperature In Lab Settings

An automated approach enables the facilities department at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Research Center of Chicago to detect potential problems.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Healthcare Support Services by ABM

Through this broad offering, the company will work with healthcare facilities clients to define and achieve performance based improvements.

Healthcare Project Receives IFMA Boston Award Of Excellence 2013

Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, a member of Steward Health Care, has been recognized by IFMA for Best Practice in Sustainability.

Hospital Case Study: Healthy Focus

The design of a new heart hospital in Tyler, TX zeroes in on operations that support patient care. From the May 2013 issue.

Government Case Study: Stand Firm

In Biloxi, MS, a consolidation project for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs nears completion. From the April 2013 issue.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: TPS Bed Detection from CEDES

Visitors and employees in healthcare facilities often wait for elevators only to see that a patient bed is occupying the space. Bedbound patients need something else too — privacy.

Advanced Energy Design Guidance Offered For Large Hospitals

The book was developed by a committee representing a diverse group of energy professionals drawn from ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

New Report Examines How Environmental Design Impacts Falls In Patient Rooms

Report provides additional evidence-based design resource tool; fills knowledge gap and helps to inform facility professionals in the healthcare industry.

Services & Maintenance: Integrating Security Needs

When specifying this facility system, managers can leverage existing infrastructure.

New Report Finds Identifying Key Facility Design Requirements For Patient Safety

A three-year grant received has been awarded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for further development of patient safety research and tools.

Hospital Case Study: Comfort Level

The design of the new Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital supports its healthcare mission by soothing patients and their families in a new freestanding facility.

Survey Points To Efficiency Hurdles In Healthcare Facilities

Three primary issues are linked in the minds of facilities professionals, and a change in behavior and more education are needed in order to change these perceptions.

TFM Names David Lenart Facility Executive Of The Year

For this professional, adopting a proactive and clearheaded approach has saved many things—including lives.

Tricks Of The Trade: Hospital Staffing Support

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps answer questions about staffing requirements for a VA hospital.

ASHE, IFMA Release Healthcare Benchmarking Report

The report provides relevant data that professionals can use to compare their operations to those of similar institutions and make the case to the boardroom for capital investment and resource allocation.

ASHE Offers Healthcare Commissioning Book

Developed for healthcare professionals by healthcare professionals, this commissioning guide focuses on the issues specific to commissioning in this particular environment.

Survey: Healthcare Needs More Sustainability Managers

The survey, podcast, and seminar series are part of the IFMA Healthcare Council’s mission to keep health care professionals abreast of the most critical trends in 21st Century hospitals.

Violent Events In Healthcare Facilities

The Joint Commission provides 13 items healthcare facility staff members should practice.

OSHA Issues Flu Directive for Healthcare Workers

In response to complaints, OSHA inspectors will ensure that healthcare employers implement a hierarchy of controls and encourage vaccination and other work practices recommended by the CDC.

New Healthcare Facility Design Guidelines

The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) has published its 2010 edition of the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities.

Repurposed Drinking Fountains

At an Ontario hospital, decommissioned drinking fountains were converted into hand washing units as an infection control measure.

AEDG for Small Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

This latest guide focuses on energy saving strategies for small healthcare facilities up to 90,000 square feet in size, including acute care facilities, outpatient surgery centers, critical access hospitals, and inpatient community hospitals.

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