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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 …

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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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Keep Safety First With NFPA 101 Modifications

January 10, 2013


The National Fire Protection Agency 101, or the Life Safety Code, has evolved over the years to best protect healthcare facility patients. The changes made to the Life Safety Code, especially those made over the last 12 years, have helped …

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Assess Your Hospital’s Success With HCAHPS

December 6, 2012


Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, or HCAHPS, are used by hospitals to assess and measure their patient’s hospital care perspective. These assessments provide a standardized way to collect data about patient care through a variety of survey …

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Make Healthcare Facility PDC as Easy as 1-2-3

November 9, 2012


The planning, design and production (PDC) of a healthcare facility is an important yet extensive process that greatly affects the healthcare industry. A basic understanding of the six steps of the PDC process will give healthcare professionals the knowledge they need …

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