Are You Staying Ahead of OSHA at Your Healthcare Facility?

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FMs: Are You Using Benchmarking at Your Healthcare Facility?

FMs: Are You Using Benchmarking at Your Healthcare Facility?

June 16, 2014


Last year in this space, we talked about a tool facility managers could use to bring more value to their healthcare organizations via version 2.0 of the Benchmarking Health Care Facility Management Report. The report serves as a clearinghouse of …

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Measuring Facility Water Costs Never Stops

Measuring Facility Water Costs Never Stops

May 29, 2014


The old adage, you can’t manage what you can’t measure, has never been more important for the facilities manager than how it applies very directly today to water usage in their buildings. Considering the price of water in America doubled …

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Is Your Healthcare Facility Prepared For Severe Weather?

Is Your Healthcare Facility Prepared For Severe Weather?

May 8, 2014


It’s that time of year again when stormy weather plays a disproportionately larger role in the disaster preparedness planning facilities managers do for their health facilities. Initially, the long-range weather forecast for the rest of 2014 is a mixed bag. …

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Prevent The Spread of Drug-Resistant Bacteria at Your Healthcare Facility

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Improve Your Facility's Hand-Washing Hygiene With New Joint Commission Tool

Improve Your Facility’s Hand-Washing Hygiene With New Joint Commission Tool

April 16, 2014


Preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) through improved hand hygiene is the healthy and smart thing healthcare facilities managers can do to avoid penalties from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that can lower their facility’s Medicare reimbursements. From all appearances, …

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Prevent Slips and Falls at Your Healthcare Facility With These Safety Tips

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12 Tips to Improve Wayfinding Signage at Your Healthcare Facility

12 Tips to Improve Wayfinding Signage at Your Healthcare Facility

February 5, 2014


When was the last time you got lost in your own healthcare facility? If you can honestly say “Never,” either you’re doing a great job of maintaining and updating your facility’s wayfinding signage systems or suffering from selective memory syndrome. …

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How to Stop The Flu From Spreading at Your Facility

How to Stop The Flu From Spreading at Your Facility

December 19, 2013


As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, preventing the spread of healthcare-associated infections isn’t the only thing on the minds of facilities managers overseeing healthcare operations. Not only is incorporating greener, more sustainable cleaning practices crucial to …

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New Medication Safety Zone Guidelines Coming to Your Health Care Facility

New Medication Safety Zone Guidelines Coming to Your Health Care Facility

October 24, 2013


With errors in dispensing medicines among the most common, costly, deadly and preventable problems facing facilities managers in health care environments, the Facilities Guidelines Institute (FGI) recently released 2014 safety requirements to boost patient safety and decrease costs associated with …

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