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Four Steps To A Successful Joint Commission Survey

April 4, 2012


Successfully completing your site’s Joint Commission survey should be one of the goals topping any facility manager’s priority list. Certification is more than just a stamp of approval; it’s an indicator of your building’s overall safety and quality. Accreditation status …

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Dining Gets Trendy At Large Facilities

March 23, 2012


Food preferences are a matter of taste, but good nutrition is not. Facility cafeteria managers have begun a new way of doing things. They are now making it a priority to ensure that onsite eatery menus cover both good nutrition …

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Managing Change To Ensure Best Outcomes

March 15, 2012


In health care, as in any industry, change is inevitable. Shifts in policy, new programs, infectious diseases and government mandates necessitate annual changes in day-to-day hospital processes; meanwhile fluctuating budgets and regulations drive shifts in staff and leadership. The way …

Categorized: Health Care Facilities

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The Facility Assessment: An Essential Planning Tool

March 8, 2012


How well do you know your facility? Administrators and/or board members may need the details of your infrastructure facility conditions, ranked by priority and severity in the case of system failure, at a moment’s notice. Prepare yourself to address concerns …

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The Advantages of Advancement: CAFM

February 29, 2012


Computer-aided facility management (CAFM) programs have altered the facility management landscape in both helpful and profound ways. CAFMs carry with them the advantages of: Increased efficiency Operational & strategic facility management support Space usage tracking Space occupancy identification Space scenario planning …

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Establishing Ownership of Your Construction Project

February 23, 2012


Construction projects require an incredible amount of resources. Money, labor, design, equipment and other costs must factor into the overall project budget and certification timeline. Selecting construction leaders carefully and correctly will help ensure that your project stays on task, …

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Avoid Common Joint Commission Deficiencies

February 15, 2012


Health care facilities have a lot to manage. In addition to the daily patient flow and physician schedule and operations management, numerous facility regulatory standards must be met on a daily basis. It’s a lot to keep track of, so …

Categorized: Health Care Facilities

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Commissioning To Ensure Hospitals Get What They’ve Paid For

February 1, 2012


In health care, doctors, patients, supporters and the media assume for expectations to match reality. Design-wise, new health care facilities and hospitals fall into the upper echelon of cost and sophistication. Fundraisers and grant advocates work diligently to guarantee funding …

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In 2012, The NFPA Gives Safety A Facelift

January 25, 2012


“Better safe than sorry,” should be the motto of every facility manager or safety officer. Safety regulations shift every year, bringing more relevant, efficient and useful practices and facility standards to the industry. Although it may prove difficult to spot …

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