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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 …

Categorized: Health Care Facilities

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Create a Quality ICRA Plan

November 29, 2012


It is important for facilities to maintain a healthy environment during a construction project.  Therefore, Infection Control Risk Assessments, or ICRAs, are a necessary part of any construction project. These assessments, which were traditionally designed for projects occurring inside a …

Categorized: Buildings

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Four Tips to an Effective Project

November 21, 2012


Facility projects are a large undertaking. They require a detailed plan, a skilled staff and a knowledgeable project manager. To ensure that your next project is a success, remember and implement these four straightforward tips. Visualize the bigger picture. Like …

Categorized: Buildings

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Prepare Your Property For a Fire Emergency

November 13, 2012


Fires can happen anywhere at anytime; from forests to houses to the facilities you manage. Avoid spending millions of dollars in damage repairs by following these five life-and-facility-saving tips.   Plan it out. Establish a facility-wide plan for fire emergencies. …

Categorized: Buildings

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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 …

Categorized: Health Care Facilities

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Manage Your Healthcare Facility Like a Pro

November 1, 2012


Being a successful healthcare facility manager requires more than just an abundance of leadership skills. Successful healthcare facility managers are responsible for a plethora of duties that help facilitate the success of a healthcare facility. These responsibilities, which include plant …

Categorized: Facilities Management

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Finance 101 for Facility Management

October 24, 2012


Sometimes it can be difficult for facility managers to effectively communicate worksite success and needs to CEOs. Facility Managers have one language, and CEOs have another. A significant portion of a CEOs lingo centers around finance. The first part of …

Categorized: Facilities Management

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The Roadmap to Improving Your Facility’s Bottom Line

October 4, 2012


Optimizing building efficiency should be a consistent endeavor in the facility management industry. Enhancing the efficiency of a building will prove, not only better for the environment, but also for the end user and your own building management budget. One …

Categorized: Buildings

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Reviving A Building The Right Way

September 26, 2012


The Children’s Hospital of New Orleans (CHNO) recently found themselves facing a problem. They needed to relocate several of their physicians groups outside of the hospital, but to a location that would still be nearby the main hospital structure in …

Categorized: Buildings

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BetterBricks & Kalispell Regional Medical Center Pioneer Energy Efficiency

September 19, 2012


Kalispell Regional Medical Center (KRMC) in Kalispell, Montana recently did something revolutionary. They invited teams of facility operations and energy efficiency experts into their facility to conduct a 10-year long investigation of energy savings, energy wastes, and methodologies and tools …

Categorized: Facilities Management