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.
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.
TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps answer questions about staffing requirements for a VA hospital.
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.
Developed for healthcare professionals by healthcare professionals, this commissioning guide focuses on the issues specific to commissioning in this particular environment.
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.
The Joint Commission provides 13 items healthcare facility staff members should practice.
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.
The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) has published its 2010 edition of the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities.
At an Ontario hospital, decommissioned drinking fountains were converted into hand washing units as an infection control measure.
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.
National Office Furniture will give a $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Healthcare Environments to one lucky facility next spring.
If implemented, the recommendations in a new report from NIBS would provide the VA with a model that is paramount to the future success of veteran healthcare delivery and without precedent in the U.S. healthcare industry.