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. 29, No. 5, May

Building a Career in Facilities Management
In a field traditionally dominated by older males, Brittany Remec, manager of building maintenance at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill., breaks the mold. This month, she talks about her rewarding career, launched with invaluable assistance...
Building for the Future: Changes in Health Care Require New Master Planning Processes
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), a focus on population health management and the Medicare funding shortfall have created uncertainty for health care providers in deciding how to respond. Concurrently, the design profession has focused on improving the...
Comfortably Furnished: Furniture That Creates Environments to Accommodate Everybody
Given the impact of satisfaction ratings on payments to hospitals, the patient experience is front and center in many discussions among health care providers, and they are leaving no stone unturned as they work to gain patient loyalty. The latest health...
Continuous Savings: Commissioning Program Developed at Texas A&M Laboratory Helps to Reduce Energy Usage
Commissioning existing and new building stock increasingly is becoming a means of identifying energy-efficiency opportunities. There are numerous case studies and testimonials to back up the benefits of existing building commissioning. A Lawrence Berkeley...
Creating an Environment That's Free of Chemical Odors
Environmental services managers now have the opportunity to consider the use of eco-friendly odor abatement solutions. It goes without saying that clean health care facilities are vital in reducing health care-associated infections, as well as in...
Developing a Floor-Cleaning Program: Advice for Daily, Periodic and Restorative Maintenance
In hospitals and health care facilities, there are few cleaning techniques that can make an impression like a well-maintained floor. From the moment visitors walk into the facility and glance around, their first impressions of the overall cleanliness...
Health Network Advances Virtual Care Visits for Chronic Diseases
UPMC, the huge Pittsburgh-based health care network, went live last month with an important enhancement to its telehealth program. It deployed a comprehensive cloud-based platform that will facilitate virtual care visits to those with chronic diseases....
Individuals with Disabilities Make Model Workers
It's like the proverbial match made in heaven for Northwest Community Hospital, northwest of Chicago in Arlington Heights, and nearby Little City Foundation, Palatine. It's a longtime relationship between the two organizations from which everyone...
Legionellosis Protection Requirements: How to Comply with ASHRAE's Standard for Building Water Systems
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) last year published its long-awaited Standard 188, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems, which includes requirements for health care facilities...
Northeast Hospital Sees Bright Days for Solar
While the Northeast is not generally considered a haven for solar energy, that is slowly changing as states in the region offer renewable-energy program incentives that attract customers with a sustainability mission like that of Massachusetts General...
Nurses' Orders: Architecture Firms Are Vying for Unique Insights from Caregivers to Improve Health Facility Design
In her book Notes on Nursing, originally published in 1859, Florence Nightingale stressed the importance of a number of environmental factors that are now understood to be critical to patient care, such as cleanliness, noise control, natural light...
Patients and Surroundings
The influence of health care design, construction and operations on the patient experience has always been the motivating force behind our work at Health Facilities Management (HFM) magazine. From floor plans that promote patient flow to construction...
Physical Environment Impacts Patient Experience
When facility professionals discuss ways they can improve patient satisfaction, they often home in on just two areas of the 32-question HCAHPS survey: cleanliness and quietness. After all, how can facility professionals help to manage patient pain?...
System Finds Increased Efficiency with Split-Flow ED Design
As emergency departments (EDs) continue to be the health care access point for many, optimizing patient throughput and satisfaction has become more critical than ever. With those objectives in mind, Cannon-Design is working with New York-based Northwell...
Wireless Gas Monitoring System Aids with OR Compliance
Hospital operating room (OR) management requires meeting a variety of challenges: occupancy, start-time compliance, supply assurance, efficient staffing, and patient and staff safety. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) utilizes...
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