Leadership and innovation in healthcare facilities management

Contribution to IAHSS Provides Valuable Expertise to New FGI Guidelines

IAHSS representatives are finishing up their work on the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI)2022 Guidelines for Design and Construction documents for hospitals, outpatient facilities, and residential care facilities. The current representatives have served as subject matter experts on the 130-person Health Guidelines Revision Committee (HGRC) since 2018. The FGI Guidelines have…

Managing Nitrous Oxide Use Outside the Operating Room

Managing Nitrous Oxide Use Outside the Operating Room

Health Facilities Management Article – April 2020 _____________ There is an emerging compliance challenge surrounding the use of nitrous oxide being experienced in many hospitals. Specifically, safety officers and facility managers are finding that clinical services outside the operating room are offering patients the option of self-administering a 50/50 mix…

New England’s Power Grid Transition: From Coal and Nuclear to Natural Gas and Renewable The Inconvenient Consequences

New England’s Power Grid Transition: From Coal and Nuclear to Natural Gas and Renewable The Inconvenient Consequences

There is a huge shift happening to the power grid in New England – and what you don’t know could impact you – and your utility bill. The power grid in New England is rapidly shifting from coal and nuclear energy to natural gas and renewable energy. Between 2012 and…

Managing Time, Resources, and Projects

Managing Time, Resources, and Projects

22 FREE Tools to Help You Work Better and Smarter Note: This article will appear in the September 2014 issue of Inside ASHE Magazine, a publication of the American Society For Healthcare Engineering   Philip C. Stephens, President of ASHE, wrote an open letter to the membership about the changing…

Redesigning and retrofitting existing facilities for behavioral healthcare

Redesigning and retrofitting existing facilities for behavioral healthcare

This article originally appeared in the Journal of Healthcare Protection Management in August 2013. ________________ With the closing of many large state-run behavioral healthcare facilities in many areas of the country, more patients with behavioral health needs are being managed locally.  This often means shorter in-patient stays, more outpatient treatment, and…

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