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Improving Nurse Wellness in Healthcare Design Focus of Recent Ecore, NIHD Meeting

Improving nurse wellness in the design of the healthcare built environment was the focus of a recent gathering of members of the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design at the headquarters of Ecore, a producer of flooring performance surfaces. Read More …

The Health Care Institute Launches Orlando Chapter

The Health Care Institute is bringing its targeted networking and educational events for healthcare facilities-related professionals to Florida with the launch of HCI Orlando.  Read More …

American College of Healthcare Architects Announces its 2018 Board of Regents

William “Bill” Hercules, FAIA, FACHA, ACHE, has been named the 2018 president of the Board of Regents. Bill assumes this role as of Jan. 1, after serving as president-elect in 2017. He succeeds 2017 President A. Ray Pentecost, DrPH, FAIA, FACHA, who will assume the role of past-president for 2018. Read More …

Texas Children’s Hospital Recognized for Excellence in Facility Management

CHICAGO, Ill. — Texas Children’s Hospital has won the 2017 Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award for its Mission Control project, which created a unified operations and communications hub that uses real-time data to effectively manage the movement of patients. The award, presented by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering and sponsored by Trane,  recognizes individuals or facility management departments that implement new or innovative programs or processes to optimize the physical environment and improve patient care.

The Mission Control room at Texas Children’s Hospital, a 745-bed facility in Houston, houses a large LED display showing patient admissions and dispatches, the location of ambulances and other key information. Each workstation has four monitors showing information vital to the patient transportation process. By being in the same room and sharing information, the team can make the best decisions about patients coming to or leaving the hospital.

“This unified operation has helped our institution reduce transportation times, improve the patient acceptance process and optimize system communication,” said Mark Mullarkey, Texas Children’s Hospital executive vice president. “Our facilities management group has played a key role in developing the vision and assisting in bringing Mission Control to life.”

After the Mission Control project was completed, the hospital’s transfer team reduced the time from dispatch to pickup. The decrease in response time led to an increase in transports to the hospital.

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FGI Appoints Neil Halpern to Board of Directors

Neil A. Halpern, M.D., MCCM, FACP, FCCP, has been appointed to The Facility Guidelines Institute’s board of directors. Dr. Halpern is chief of Critical Care Medicine and medical director of Respiratory Therapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and professor of medicine and anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College, Read More …

Public Invited to Comment on Draft 2018 FGI Guidelines

The Facility Guidelines Institute  invites users of the FGI Guidelines to comment on its draft 2018 documents, posted for public review. Input from the field is critical to revising the Guidelines documents, which provide fundamental standards for design and construction of hospitals, Read More …

FGI Launches New Website, Brand Identity

The Facility Guidelines Institute has launched a new website and a new brand identity. The centerpiece of the brand identity is a new logo, which features a stone arch with a red keystone. Read More …

Twin Cities Hospital Facility Planning Manager Appointed to Health Care Institute Board

The Health Care Institute, an IFMA Alliance Partner, has appointed William Howden to its board of directors. In addition, Howden has accepted the position of treasurer of HCI, and as a result will serve as a member of the executive committee. Read More …

ECRI Institute’s Healthcare Environmental Management Certification Program is Now Online

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. — Healthcare safety, security, risk and facility managers need the knowledge and skills to prepare them for hazards that threaten today’s complex and chaotic healthcare environment, like those posed by Ebola and other natural and man-made agents. Read More …

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