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Who’s Going Up Next in Your Hospital Elevator?

April 26, 2013


Have you ever spent more than five minutes impatiently waiting for a hospital elevator to transport you upward to a loved one on another floor? The door light flashes on, the door opens, and you get excited, until you see …

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The Future of Healthcare Codes

April 5, 2013


The healthcare industry is brimming with a multitude of various codes, such as facility, safety, etc. In order for a facility to pass inspection, these codes must be met. However, these codes often overlap one another and cause conflicts, which …

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Ensure Facility Safety

March 28, 2013


Life, fire and emergency safety are important aspects in all facilities. All persons in a facility, from employees to management to patients, should feel safe and secure at all times. As a facility manager, it is important to make certain …

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Effectively Managing Facility Jobs and Projects

March 14, 2013


As a facility manager, it is important to remain cognizant of all aspects of a facility project or facility job. From construction projects to maintenance projects, facility managers should ensure that they are prepared and continually operate their facility with …

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Strengthen Safety and Safety Programs in Facilities

March 1, 2013


Safety is a top priority when it comes to facilities, healthcare and otherwise. Employees in a facility should feel safe at all times and, in order to cultivate a communal sense of security, a facility should implement safety training, programs …

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Successful Facilities Management Succession Planning

February 14, 2013


A growing trend in facilities management is the need for succession planning.  As a vast majority of Baby Boomers retire and the availability of a trained labor force tightens, successful succession planning is becoming a key business function to prevent …

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Master a Mentoring Program

February 8, 2013


Mentoring is an important aspect of facility management. For many years, it has proven to be an effective program that can help facilitate learning and a sense of community among a facility’s employees. In order to master a mentoring program, …

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The Pros of Building Information Modeling

January 25, 2013


In today’s age, utilizing digital tools can be beneficial for facilities and facility managers. Building Information Modeling (BIM) for example, provides an opportunity to enhance facility management and operations. BIM is a process that develops a three-dimensional representational documentation of …

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Maintain a Successful Intergenerational Team

January 18, 2013


Every facility employs people of multiple generations; from the “Silents” to the “Baby Boomers” to Generations “X” and “Y.” Each generation has similar values, from the importance of trust and respect to the desire to make a change in the …

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