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Breath of Fresh Air: Combining Air Purification Methods Enhances IAQ

Indoor air quality is an area of growing concern for healthcare facilities managers. Although ultraviolet germicidal irradiation light and gas-phase air purification are proven technologies, the combination of these technologies with photo catalytic oxidation offers a new and powerful tool for healthcare facility indoor air quality.  Read More …

Efficient Facilities: Reducing Costs While Maintaining, Optimizing Operations

With increasing demand to reduce the cost of operations, healthcare facilities are faced with the challenge of increasing the efficiency of the facilities they manage. Healthcare owners are struggling with the need to improve the bottom line with limited capital to spend on projects even with the best rate of return. The return on investment is also typically much more attractive and visible on the addition of clinical services compared to investments in the infrastructure. Read More …

Designing Quiet Patient Rooms for Medicare Reimbursement, Patient Satisfaction

Healthcare costs are rising, and the federal government is trying to rein in costs and get better results for the money it is spending on Medicare. With the passage of The Affordable Care Act, insurance coverage expansion received most of the media attention, but part of the act covered improvement of quality and reduction of costs in Medicare. Read More …

EwingCole Wins Services Contract for the U.S. Department of Defense

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — EwingCole has been awarded a task order for the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The firm is now responsible for sustainment support of nearly 30,000,000 square feet of medically related defense facilities worldwide. Read More …

EPA Debuts Upgraded Energy Star Portfolio Manager Benchmarking Tool

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the release of an upgrade to its popular online energy management and tracking tool, Energy Star Portfolio Manager. The new benchmarking tool delivers a more user-friendly interface, enhanced data sharing capabilities, better reporting and, for the first time, the ability to manage buildings across their lifecycle from design through occupancy. Read More …

ASHE Award Recipients Work to Improve Healthcare Environment

CHICAGO, Ill. – The American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association is recognizing members for their dedication to improving the healthcare physical environment. ASHE will present the awards during its 50th Annual Conference July 21-24 in Atlanta, Ga.

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Emcor Group Subsidiary to Install Fire Protection, Mechanical Systems for Ohio Medical Facilities

NORWALK, Conn. — EMCOR Group, Inc. recently announced that its subsidiary, S.A. Comunale, has been awarded a contract at Northeast Ohio Medical University Health and Wellness Center in Rootstown, Ohio. Read More …

Medical Facility at Cook County Department of Corrections Complete

CHICAGO, Ill. – The new Residential Treatment Unit at the Cook County Department of Corrections in downtown Chicago, Ill. has been completed. ESD [Environmental Systems Design, Inc.] provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection services for the renovation. The facility is seeking LEED-Silver certification. Read More …

Missouri Hospital Offers New On-site Health Center for Employees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics will open a 15,000-square-foot, on-site health and wellness center for its more than 6,000 employees and their spouses and domestic partners this fall. The Children’s Mercy Employee Wellness Center will offer primary and urgent care, as well as laboratory and pharmacy services, six days a week.

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