Health Facilities Management

Health Facilities Management is a publication of the American Hospital Association. It covers health facility design/architecture, construction and operations.

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 7, July

A Sustainable Mission: Gundersen Nears Total Energy Independence
For Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, Wis., energy efficiency and sustainability nirvana is within sight. Gundersen projects that before the end of the year it will achieve total energy independence, making it the first U.S. health care system to...
Building Resiliency Becomes a Priority for Organizations
Making health care facilities and all buildings as resilient as possible against high-impact weather events has become a common cause for organizations ranging from the leading construction and design trade groups to the American Meteorological Society...
Health Care Robotics: Automated Devices to Handle Tough Hospital Tasks
Health care is channeling the future to present times by utilizing robotic technologies in such functions as food service, medication distribution, infection control, surgery and even diagnosing patients. The demand is projected to grow exponentially...
Honing a Vision to Better Manage Engineering Supply Costs
Over the past decade, hospitals have stepped up efforts to better manage supply chain spending. Typically, the predominant focus has been on medical-surgical products and the most expensive medical devices. Significant savings have been achieved through...
Improving Project Efficiency: Putting Prefabrication and Modularization into Practice
Prefabrication and modularization bring many of the same advantages to health care planning, design and construction projects. Both methods help to maximize return on investment for health care organizations' performing new construction or renovation...
Leading Your Hospital to Sustainability
Hospital executives increasingly are turning to facility professionals to support patient care through reduced operational costs. This challenge is a tremendous opportunity for ASHE members to lead hospitals and care systems on the path toward greater...
Mercy to Expand Thriving Telehealth Program with New Virtual Care Center
Mercy, Chesterfield, Mo., will take its thriving telemedicine program to an even higher level when it opens what it calls the nation's first virtual care center in 2015. The four-story, 120,000-square-foot center will accommodate nearly 300 physicians,...
More Than 40 Years of Change in ES
My retirement last month has allowed me to reflect on the many changes and improvements I've seen in my more than 40 years in environmental services (ES) and realize that almost all of these changes have been directed at improving our quality and level...
Patient-Centered Construction: Ensuring Safety during Health Care Building Projects
Health care facilities managers have many responsibilities when a hospital is building a new facility or renovating existing space, but a top priority is keeping patients safe during construction. Interim life safety measures often are needed when...
Performance-Based Finishes: Making Informed Design Choices Based on Available Data
The body of knowledge and research in the industry is increasing dramatically for designers to one day quantify interior materials as significant tools in meeting the health care organizational goals of improving safety, well-being, worker performance...
Planning for Disaster: Hospitals Learn Valuable Lessons in Responding to Natural and Man-Made Catastrophes
Over the past five years, hospitals in nearly every region of the country have been challenged by extreme weather. Hurricane Sandy; the Joplin, Mo., tornado; upper Midwest flooding; and crippling winter storms across the East, Midwest and South are...
Report Provides One-Stop Shop for Strategies to Help Prevent HAIs
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America along with the American Hospital Association, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and the Joint Commission recently teamed up...
Treating Medical Waste: Enhancements Help Autoclaves Answer Today's Challenges
Using a well-tested technology that already treats a large portion of regulated medical waste (RMW) generated by hospitals, waste-handling autoclaves can safely be called a mature technology. Despite the equipment's lengthy history, however, vendors...
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