Call Us
855-633-9235

Want expert advice delivered to your inbox?

Join our mailing List!

Displaying results 41-60 (of 138)
 |<  <  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7  >  >| 

Keeping Patients Safe From Harm: Enacting and Sustaining a Ligature Risk Assessment

9/20/2021

The growing concern around suicide in healthcare facilities, particularly in behavioral health units, has prompted facility managers, clinicians and governing healthcare organizations like The Joint Commission (TJC) to further assess ligature risks. Though patient suicide rates have recently been falling, TJC Journal on Quality and Patient Safety found that 49-65 hospital inpatient suicides occur annually. That is 49-65 too many.

Read Full Article

Indy Companies Among 'Most Engaged Workplaces'

9/17/2021

INDIANAPOLIS - Two Indianapolis-based companies are included in the 2021 Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces list. Achievers, a Canada-based company that has developed an employee recognition and engagement platform, says the list recognizes employers that display leadership and innovation.

Read Full Article

Medxcel Hires Real Estate VP

8/17/2021

Indianapolis-based Medxcel has hired Ron Brown as vice president of real estate. He most recently served as regional director of real estate for St. Vincent's in Bridgeport, Indiana. Brown holds a bachelor's degree from the University of New Haven and a master's degree from the University of Connecticut. 

Read Full Article

COVID Protocols for Facilities Managers in the Long Term

8/11/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. Healthcare systems have made great strides to limit deaths and the spread of coronavirus, but hospitals around the country should shift their mindset from, “When will this be over?” to “How can we incorporate COVID-19 protocols into our daily operations?” The rise of the Delta variant proves that healthcare facilities are going to have to make a pandemic safety response plan a permanent part of their system. 

Read Full Article

Equip Your Healthcare Facility for Next Year’s Tornado Season

6/1/2021

Though we’re almost in the clear this year, it’s never too early to start preparing for next year, as a thorough emergency preparedness plan takes a good deal of time, effort and talent.  Learn the three steps healthcare facilities should take now to ensure staff can act quickly during the next tornado season – a time when every second counts.

Read Full Article

How to Consider Energy in Planning, Design, and Construction

5/8/2021

Efficiency is often an afterthought in many PDC practices. To ensure existing and new facilities alike are poised for long-term success, efficiency must be integrated.

Read Full Article

Taking on Tornado Season: Is Your Healthcare Facility Prepared?

4/19/2021

Tornado season is from February to March in the South and April to June in the Plains and Midwest. It is an annual occurrence that healthcare facilities must be protected against and prepared for, and this year is no exception. Learn the three steps healthcare facilities should take now to ensure staff can act quickly at a time when every second counts.

Read Full Article

Health system facilities representatives say lessons learned from COVID-19 will affect construction.

4/15/2021

For health systems wanting to build facilities post-COVID-19, there will be more design and engineering aspects to consider than ever.

Read Full Article

The Role of Emergency Management in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

2/26/2021

Thanks to the tireless work of dedicated scientists with Pfizer, Moderna and many others, we now have a vaccine that is about 95% effective in protecting us against COVID-19. So far, 18.4 million shots have been given in the U.S. (about 4.5% of the population), the majority administered to frontline workers and vulnerable elderly populations. While we’ll still have “social distancing” in our vernacular for some time, the COVID-19 vaccine is a medical breakthrough and a crucial step in the right direction to end the pandemic. 

Read Full Article

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Checklist for Facility Managers

2/17/2021

As COVID-19 vaccine trials progressed and were ultimately approved, healthcare facility service providers and emergency management (EM) teams were able to put together step-by-step plans on what a COVID vaccination plan would look like. 

Now, with a vaccine available, in order to successfully distribute it in a timely and efficient manner, vaccine distribution plans should feature the following checklists: 

Read Full Article

The Role of Emergency Management in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

2/11/2021

As healthcare facility teams learned during the H1N1 outbreak of 2009, the virus would be combatted with the urgent rollout of a vaccine. Many healthcare facilities, hospitals and pharmacies were left to wonder: How will we receive and distribute the vaccine? How will we reassure the public of its safety and effectiveness? How can we build a proper plan and adhere to it? Answering these questions is no easy task, but with emergency management, the answers are within reach.

Read Full Article

Modular Construction in Healthcare: Preparations, Advantages and Challenges

1/20/2021

The $400 billion healthcare construction industry has seen its fair share of change over the years. From new materials and the latest technological advances to updated building standards set by the Facility Guidelines Institute and reviewed by The Joint Commission, healthcare construction is constantly evolving. While many trends in the industry come and go, pre-fabrication and modular construction – one of the biggest trends in healthcare today – is here to stay.

Read Full Article

How facilities can prepare for flu season amidst COVID-19

12/24/2020

In 2017, the British Medical Journal published a report stating that healthcare facilities around the world are “woefully unprepared for the next infectious disease outbreak.”  Three years later, and COVID-19 needs no introduction. The virus has ravaged the United States this past year. But while COVID-19 has been unpredictable, the one thing we can count on this year is something we’d rather not: The annual flu season. 

Read Full Article

The Benefits of Modular Construction

12/11/2020

The $400 billion healthcare construction industry has seen its fair share of change over the years. From new materials and the latest technological advances to updated building standards set by the Facility Guidelines Institute and reviewed by The Joint Commission, healthcare construction is constantly evolving. While many trends in the industry come and go, pre-fabrication and modular construction – one of the biggest trends in healthcare today – is here to stay.

Read Full Article

IAEMSC Announces Election Results

12/2/2020

Scott Cormier, Vice President of Emergency Management and Safety for Medxcel was elected to the Board of Directors of IAEMSC.  The International Association of EMS Chiefs (IAEMSC) is a nonprofit professional association established to support, promote and advance the leadership of response entities and to advocate for the EMS profession. 

Read Full Article

A Continuous Assessment: Understanding Compliance During New Construction

11/12/2020

Just as healthcare professionals must remain nimble in light of new medical research, healthcare facilities, too, must keep pace with rapid changes in code compliance, neighborhood health, sustainability and energy management. Code compliance is particularly crucial during new construction. If a new facility doesn’t meet compliance on a foundational level, the steps to correct the issue could be detrimental to the timeline and budget of the project – not to mention the safety of the workers.

Read Full Article

How Facilities Can Prepare for Flu Season Amidst COVID-19

10/28/2020

We don’t yet know the impact the flu will have on the world this year. As Scientific Americannoted earlier this year, flu season could increase or even double the burden on healthcare facilities during COVID-19. Or, Americans’ healthy handwashing and social distancing habits could actually lessen the burden. Regardless, healthcare facilities must be prepared for the worst-case scenario. Here’s how your facility should prepare this flu season. 

Read Full Article

Hospital resiliency during a pandemic—Expert Insights

10/20/2020

Healthcare providers have always been concerned about resiliency and preparedness for when disaster strikes and technology disrupts. But the global pandemic has created some unprecedented challenges that have providers rethinking what resiliency means in a hospital environment and how to achieve it.  Michael Wood, VP of Planning, Design and Construction with the US healthcare facilities service provider Medxcel will discuss his approach.

Read Full Article

Common Myths In Healthcare Construction Management

9/28/2020

Every healthcare profession has its own set of myths, and the healthcare construction industry is no exception. Learn the truth about the four most common healthcare construction management myths:

Read Full Article

The Importance of Employee Engagement, In and Out of a Crisis

9/23/2020

It may not be feasible to establish a formal employee engagement program while your organization contends with COVID-19, but there are some informal steps you can take to encourage and foster engagement, even now.

Read Full Article
Displaying results 41-60 (of 138)
 |<  <  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7  >  >|