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Efforts to Prevent Healthcare Violence Gain Momentum


Violence in healthcare has been an ongoing challenge, and more alarming, has been accepted as "part-of-the-job."  That may change as a proposed federal law follows Joint Commission action.  

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Patients over paperwork


Regulation is necessary to ensure healthcare providers and facilities uphold nationwide standards in patient care, but it takes a great deal of time.  


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4 Considerations When Designing Pediatric Healthcare Units


When it comes to design, pediatric healthcare units are different. The tiny patients they care for in these spaces not only require special care, but they require special design choices, too.

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'How's my hospital running today?'


'How's my hospital running today?' is a fair question for the COO of a hospital to ask a member of the hospital's facilities department. While it could be a casual greeting, if pressed, how would your facilities team answer the question? Could they answer with measurable data? 

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CMS Developing More Uniform Ligature Risk Guidance


Patient suicide ranks among the top three sentinel events, reports The Joint Commission (TJC), prompting regulators to focus heavily on ligature risks.  Because of that, hospitals may soon have a more uniform set of guidance on protecting patients from ligature risk according to a memo issued by CMS to state survey agency directors, reports Relias Media.  

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Prioritizing Hospital CEOS' #1 Priority: Cost Control and the Physical Environment


According to Advisory Board’s Annual Health Care CEO Survey, cost control has surpassed revenue growth as healthcare system CEOs’ number one priority.

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Medxcel Recognized as One of Nation's Most Engaged Workplaces for Third Consecutive Year


Indianapolis (Aug. 29, 2018) — Medxcel, an Indianapolis-based healthcare integrated facilities management provider, was recognized today as one of the nation’s most engaged workplaces by a panel comprised of employee engagement academics, industry analysts, thought leaders, journalists and influencers. The annual award, Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America, identifies top employers that display superior leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces. 

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Value-based healthcare models require a better-educated, patient-centered workforce


The drive to attain value-based care is reshaping hospital staffing at every level, from hiring to education to teamwork. 

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Experts address ligature-resistant environments at annual conference


Assessing health care facilities for ligature risk was the topic of discussion at this morning’s general session at the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition. 

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Hurricanes and healthcare: 4 ways disaster preparedness can minimize devastating results


Hurricanes are devastating to communities. That’s why hospitals must be prepared for such natural disasters to minimize damages and take care of their current patients and the people affected by the hurricanes.

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4 ways to protect healthcare organizations and staff against workplace violence


Workplace violence against healthcare workers can be as simple as a doctor yelling at a nurse or a patient intimidating a doctor. However, it can also be as grave as a deadly assault. Regardless of severity, it’s imperative healthcare organizations find effective measures to eliminate violence and protect their workforce.

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A Continuous Assessment: Understanding Compliance During New Construction


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. 

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Planning for Pandemonium


Healthcare organizations play a vital role in the community when disaster strikes and it is imperative they are prepared for all types of crisis scenarios. 

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Tornado preparedness: 3 ways to safeguard healthcare facilities against disaster


Hospitals are in a unique position when disaster strikes.  Predominately regarded as safe havens, hospitals are expected to continuously provide quality patient care and protection to patients, associates and visitors during a disaster, as well as prepare to receive victims from the disaster. 


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3 Strategies to Minimize Regulatory Overload


Federal legislation is implemented to ensure superior, safe, and reliable patient care. However, for many healthcare organizations, new regulation can feel more like a headache than anything else. In recent years, clinical staff and facilities managers alike have seen an increased amount of time spent on regulatory compliance, which can take away from other valuable initiatives.

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Creating a single operational culture after a merger


When healthcare organizations merge, the union of the facilities departments is rarely at the top of the leaders’ list of priorities. 

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Medxcel Client Facility Earns Prestigious LEED Certification, Austin Energy Green Building Rating for Green Design and Construction Methods


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 28, 2018)Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas at Austin, a project of Medxcel and Ascension, has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold and a 4-Star Austin Energy Green Building rating for its green design and construction methods.

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Ligature: This year's regulatory heavy hitter


Patient suicide ranks among the top three sentinel events, reports The Joint Commission (TJC), prompting regulators to focus heavily on ligature risks this year. 

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Building Automation Systems: The Primary Backbone for Energy Savings in a Hospital


The building automation system is unfortunately the least understood and yet one of the most expensive systems in a hospital.  

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Growing Facilities ROI, Capabilities by Reducing Contracts


With a new year on the horizon, you’re again challenged to find new ways to curb spending, get more done, boost revenue, patient satisfaction, and compliance. After all, your job as a healthcare leader is to make each year better and more profitable than the last. 

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