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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Manage Your Facility's Electrical Needs Wisely With Smart Grid Technology

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

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FMs: Are You Managing Life Safety Codes?

FMs: Are You Managing Life Safety Codes?

February 24, 2014


Despite a lengthy delay in final approvals of the 2012 National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Life Safety Code, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued categorical waivers last fall that allow hospitals to take advantage specific newer provisions, …

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Energy Efficiency ROI Driving Hospital Facilities to Cut Costs

Energy Efficiency ROI Driving Hospital Facilities to Cut Costs

January 22, 2014


Building managers are increasingly turning to energy efficiency to cut fixed costs at healthcare facilities across the country. Recent studies show that the return on investment (ROI) from energy efficient technology, HVAC systems and lighting drives many in the industry …

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