Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Healthcare-Facilities articles below.
Using counterfeit electrical products in any environment can result in a higher risk for failure or malfunction. This infographic from Eaton shows five segments where product performance is especially critical.
Five new white papers addressing some of the most important issues affecting the infrastructure of the nation’s healthcare facilities are available from the National Institute of Building Sciences’s Academy for Healthcare Infrastructure (AHI).
With its roots in healthcare, Sun Health formed a partnership with the Banner Health system that eventually led to a new focus for the company—from that of an acute care provider to a healthy living provider.
OSHA has unveiled a new webpage to provide employers and workers with strategies and tools for preventing workplace violence in healthcare settings.
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has announced its 2015 Design-Build Project of the Year and National Award of Excellence Winners.
Environmental cleaning to prevent healthcare-associated infections and future research needs in this area are the focus of a new report, “Environmental Cleaning for the Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections.”
Facility manager wants to learn about CMMS software being used in hospital applications
The use of technology can help facility managers address a number of issues in the workplace, including everything from life safety to vibration control. Read this issue to find out more.
The planning process can consider these six factors.
Monitoring conditions during work on a site keeps disruptions to patients in check.
A critical access hospital in east central Ohio fast tracked life safety upgrades for compliance.
In 2014, one in three U.S. hospitals report increase in violent acts; employee turnover rates, low morale attributed to insufficient equipment for officers.
In its fifth year running, iLab's annual study will continue to capture the evolution of trends and growth in the core facility community.
From January, 2011 through the end of 2013, this sector has cut its energy use by 6%.
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.
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.
The eastern part of this city has been without a full-service hospital since Katrina, but that has all changed now.
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.
Acquisition of project management company will help to meet the needs of healthcare facilities with expanded, specialized services.
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.
Designed for healthcare facilities, the versatility of this signage system helps elevate patient care in a secure manner.
An automated approach enables the facilities department at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Research Center of Chicago to detect potential problems.
Through this broad offering, the company will work with healthcare facilities clients to define and achieve performance based improvements.
Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, a member of Steward Health Care, has been recognized by IFMA for Best Practice in Sustainability.
The design of a new heart hospital in Tyler, TX zeroes in on operations that support patient care. From the May 2013 issue.
In Biloxi, MS, a consolidation project for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs nears completion. From the April 2013 issue.
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.
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).
Report provides additional evidence-based design resource tool; fills knowledge gap and helps to inform facility professionals in the healthcare industry.
When specifying this facility system, managers can leverage existing infrastructure.
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.
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.
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.
For this professional, adopting a proactive and clearheaded approach has saved many things—including lives.