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The Air Force collaborated with architects at Hoefer Wysocki to transform the clinic into one of the first facilities to earn USGBC’s most advanced sustainability rating.


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The Air Force collaborated with architects at Hoefer Wysocki to transform the clinic into one of the first facilities to earn USGBC’s most advanced sustainability rating.

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Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Healthcare articles below.


$28.5M Update Earns Whiteman AFB Clinic LEED v4 Certification

The Air Force collaborated with architects at Hoefer Wysocki to transform the clinic into one of the first facilities to earn USGBC’s most advanced sustainability rating.

QuickDrain ProLine Stainless Steel Linear Shower Drain

Ideal for tub-to-shower conversions in hospitality, healthcare, and institutional spaces, the drain offers high-style, superior function, and ease of installation.

Ecore Launches Sanitary Base, Flash Cove Accessories For Commercial Surfaces

Both accessories are ideal for healthcare applications that require sterility, such as operating rooms, intensive care units, and pharmacies among others.

Women More Likely To Experience Workplace Assault Injuries

With 70 percent of nonfatal workplace assault injuries happening to women, the National Safety Council encourages employers to look at injury rates among women in their workplace.

New HardStop Decorative Protection Panels By Formica Group

High-performance, impact resistant wall panels feature a fiberglass core for added durability, strength, and fire resistance.

Ascent Windscreen System By Trex Commercial Products

Featuring a qualified wind load of 80psf, Trex Ascent allows for installations at higher altitudes such as on balconies and rooftops.

Sherwin-Williams Unveils New Color Collections For Key Markets

Twenty-three new palettes for 2019 include market-specific options for commercial, multifamily, healthcare, hospitality, and education applications.

Cleaning In Long-Term Care Facilities

Consistent, effective processes help to ensure a healthy environment for occupants and employees alike.

Gozio Health Joins Acuity Brands’ Atrius™ IoT Solution

Gozio expanded its mobile wayfinding solution for healthcare to include Atrius indoor positioning solutions (IPS).

Study Reveals Surge In Healthcare Cyber Security System Breaches

KPMG's 2017 Cyber Healthcare & Life Sciences survey found an increase in the percentage of respondents that were victims of a data breach at healthcare providers and health plans.

Human Centric LED Retrofit By Above All Lighting

Designed with healthcare and similar facilities in mind, this product mimics the natural Kelvin changes of the sun throughout the day.

Managing Healthcare Facilities Amid Uncertainty

Basic real estate and facilities management principles can provide healthcare facilities a point of certainty in uncertain times.

A Guide To Better Hospital Floor Plans

This infographic details the latest trends and insights facility managers need to consider when a hospital construction or renovation project is in the works.

Healthcare Waiting Room Design

Whether in a hospital, medical office building, or urgent care center, healthcare waiting rooms aim to provide comfort and convenience.

2016 Flooring Design Award Winners Named

Starnet® Worldwide’s flooring design competition celebrates 18 years of commercial flooring design excellence and craftsmanship.

AHI White Papers Address Critical Issues Affecting Healthcare Facilities

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).

New Report Addresses Cleaning to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections

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.”

Biophilic Design For Buildings: 3 Things To Know

A heightened focus on wellness in facilities highlights the impact of the indoor environment on occupants.

OSHA Updates Inspection Procedures for Protecting Healthcare Workers from Tuberculosis

OSHA has updated instructions for conducting inspections and issuing citations related to worker exposures to tuberculosis in healthcare settings.

Focus On: Textiles & Fabrics

Several recent textile and fabric product releases are featured in this latest post.

Benefits Strategy And Benchmarking Survey Data Released

The two biggest challenges identified by these participants are controlling benefit costs while attracting and retaining a competitive workforce.

TFM Names Ted Bielicky Facility Executive of the Year

Agent of change: this year’s TFM Facility Executive of the Year guided the transformation of an aging facility.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: VitalSign By 2/90 Sign Systems

Designed for healthcare facilities, the modular signage communicates critical information to staff and visitors. Facility managers choose from a collection of standard color-coded medical alert messages or customized sliders in any color, symbol, or configuration.

EPA Recognizes Healthcare and Higher Ed CHP

Combined heat and power (CHP) systems, also known as cogeneration, simultaneously produces electricity and useful heat from a single energy source — increasing energy efficiency.

Tricks Of The Trade: Healthcare Housekeeping

Is there an industry standard for housekeepers and maintenance technicians per square foot of healthcare facilities?

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: VeriClean System by Diversey

This program is aimed at improving the cleaning and disinfection of high touch surfaces in healthcare settings. It integrates products, processes, training, and validation into a continuous improvement plan to limit transmission of healthcare associated infections (HAIs).

Vancouver, WA Hospital Studied For Energy Practices

The facility was chosen for the study due to its already energy efficient operations.

Drug Safety In Healthcare Facilities Highlighted

Recently, NIOSH, OSHA, and The Joint Commission reminded healthcare facilities on safe practices for handling antineoplastic drugs.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Laundry Cleaning Solutions From Proteus Solutions, LLC

Diversey, Inc. and Standard Textile Co., Inc. have joined forces to bring cost-effective, sustainable options to lodging and healthcare.

First IFMA Health Care Council Annual Report Released

The Council's board of directors has authorized complimentary distribution of the electronic version of the report to anyone working in the health care industry.

Healthcare Facilities Can Win $25,000

In February 2011, National Office Furniture will provide a $25,000 Gift of Inspiration to a healthcare facility that registers on its website.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: HealthPower From Square D by Schneider Electric

This program focuses on the electrical infrastructure of hospitals to improve safety, as well as operational efficiency.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Pharmaceutical Waste Management

MA-based Clean Harbors offers customized pharmaceutical waste management and removal programs for healthcare facilities.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: UNO Reverse Vending Machines From TOMRA

These machines enable facility managers to ensure recyclable containers end up in the correct place.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Environment of Care (EoC) From Trane

Through this service, Trane works with healthcare facility managers to identify conditions in their physical facilities that are taking away from the effectiveness of patient care.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Hospital Energy Performance

Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. (EH&E) has launched a service to improve building systems performance and energy efficiency in healthcare facilities.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Flooded Hospital Shortens A Long Road Back

On June 7, 2008, record flooding from nearby Haw Creek filled the basement and up to six inches on the first floor of Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus, IN.

TFM Names Charles Ayoub Facility Executive Of The Year

A no nonsense leader gets things done at a growing Houston hospital-in spite of obstacles and disasters.

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