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Protect Your Hospital’s Floors No Matter How Old They Are

July 10, 2013

Preserving and protecting your hospital or health care facility’s floors is a must, and not only to prevent healthcare-associated infections. The savvy facilities manager is well aware, not only about the cleanliness of floors at his or her hospital, but …

Categorized: Health Care Facilities

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ASHE Commissioning: Creating Efficiencies in Facility Management

July 3, 2013

In a recent blog post, we urged facility managers to demonstrate value and efficiencies to their customers by taking advantage of the latest Benchmarking Health Care Facility Management Report. Commissioning is another approach that enables facility managers to bring more …

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Categorized: Health Care Facilities

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Why Your Health Facility MUST Improve Its Cleaning Practices

June 21, 2013

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are the bane of any facility manager’s existence, and for good reason: Roughly one out of every 20 patients who are already being hospitalized for a medical condition will contract another illness due to contact with one, …

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Does Your Hospital Have a Code Silver Plan?

June 7, 2013

Are you worried every time you’ve heard a report in the media about an active shooter terrorizing a community that your hospital facility might be next? A Johns Hopkins University study declared hospital-based shootings to be rare occurrences, and the …

Categorized: Health Care Facilities

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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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Continuing Changes in the Healthcare Industry

April 18, 2013

The healthcare industry is constantly faced with a considerable amount of shifts and changes. These shifts and changes affect healthcare facility patients, employees and managers. As we progress into the future, it is important for healthcare facility managers to be …

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The Importance of Clinical Engineering

April 11, 2013

Technology is an integral part of the health care industry. It is important that devices, such as heart rate monitors, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), security systems, etc., function properly to ensure that a hospital is running efficiently throughout the day. …

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The Future of Healthcare Construction

March 7, 2013

In the last few years, the number and expansiveness of construction projects in the healthcare industry have been declining. This decline is due to a large amount of uncertainty that currently surrounds the healthcare industry and the new regulations that …

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