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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. Code compliance is particularly crucial during new construction.  Larry Lacombe, VP of Program Development and Facilities Compliance stresses the importance of ongoing assessments during new construction. 

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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. Healthcare Purchasing News recognized the importance of this and interviewed Medxcel's Scott Cormier, VP of emergency management, environment of care and safety for his expertise, amongst other experts in the field of planning for disasters.  

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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.  A lot of this can be overwhelming for healthcare leaders. Larry Lacombe, Vice President of Program Development and Facilities Compliance shares his insights and breaks down 3 strategies to minimize regulatory overload.

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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.  Medxcel's Area Vice President Damian Skelton was asked by Health Facilities Management to share insights based on his experience.  "What was successful was when we came together in a room and had discussions, and agreed on the pathways forward," Skelton states.  

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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.  If many suicide attempts are impulsive, TJC reasons, then reducing environmental risks and opportunities for self-harm is vital for curbing the suicide trend in healthcare settings. Larry Lacombe, Vice President of Program Development and Facilities Compliance for Medxcel shares his insights and why we are calling ligature this year's regulatory heavy hitter.  

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


Compliance remains a crucial component of every decision a healthcare facility makes, just the same, the building automation system you use must maintain compliance with all regulatory requirements.  In this article published by CIOReview, Medxcel's Area Vice President, Damian Skelton covers four critical considerations for healthcare executives.  

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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. Medxcel FM's Vice President of Operations, Matt Keahey shares his insights on how to curb wasteful spending while multipyling outcomes and ROI.  

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Getting the 'full view': 4 critical building automation system considerations for healthcare executives


The building automation system (BAS) is the primary backbone for energy savings in a hospital. From controlling every aspect of the HVAC system (chillers, boilers, air handling units, variable air volume boxes and more), the benefits from a well programed BAS ultimately ensures the HVAC systems operational performance which can reduce energy costs and keep patients, visitors and staff comfortable. 

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6 steps for creating an active shooter plan


Active Shooter. No matter where you are, that two-word phrase inspires fear in almost everyone. And it should. An active shooter is an individual or individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area.


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5 Keys to Effective Management: Emergencies and Healthcare


Natural disasters cause nearly 500 deaths annually in the United States. Unfortunately, the nation’s healthcare facilities continue to fall short in disaster planning and preparedness. 

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Why IT is crucial in supporting emergency management


Healthcare facilities in the U.S. continue to fall short in disaster planning and preparedness. This lack of preparation creates the potential for serious ramifications, putting staff, patients, and the financial security of the hospital, at risk.  In this article, Scott Cormier, Medxcel's Vice President of Emergency Management, Environment of Care and Safety covers five key components to an effective emergency management plan.  The use of information technology in achieving these components is not always obvious, but it's clear that IT has a role to play in improving facilities' disaster preparation. 

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Public Compliance Surveys: The [Good or Bad] Impact on Healthcare Organizations


In April of this year it was announced that CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) is pushing to make accrediting organizations, such as The Joint Commission, surveys public (82 Fed. Reg. 19796, 4/28/17). Whether you’re thinking ‘‘oh no, this is going to make our hospital look horrible!’’ or ‘‘no big deal, our hospital is in great shape and has nothing to hide,’’ the impact could bring new insights from those seeking treatment.

As the healthcare industry continues to shift to more of a consumer focus, the compliance focus remains on overall patient safety and quality of care. 

Larry Lacombe, Vice President of Program Development and Facilities Compliance shares his insights on the impact of this change and how healthcare organizations can prepare as published in Health Care Daily Report. 


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Medxcel Facilities Management Recognized as One of Nation's Most Engaged Workplaces


INDIANAPOLIS, IND. — Medxcel Facilities Management, an Indianapolis-based healthcare facilities management provider, was recognized today as one of the nation’s most engaged workplaces by a panel of academics and employee engagement experts. The annual award, Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America, identifies top employers that display superior leadership and innovation in engaging their workforce. 

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Aging workforce, succession planning: Dual fears CEOs need to scratch off their list


Who will carry your organization when the current generation of leaders ages out of the workforce? Or what if you can’t attract the skills and know-how you need to move forward?  Developing a new generation of workers well equipped to remake the business amidst emerging challenges is a leading fear of CEOs, Becker’s Hospital Review reported earlier this year. In this article Matt Keahey, Area Vice President, Medxcel FM covers how to address this issue and why CEOs should scratch these fears off their list. 

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Critical Thinking, Part Two


Mindsets are lenses through which the information we receive passes. Mindsets help us to understand and make sense of information; they shape the world we see. In this article, Scott Cormier covers the different mindsets and biases and how they can impact our work. 

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Critical Thinking, Part One


Experts have developed different approaches to critical thinking. Some are industry specific, such as those in medicine and aviation. In this article, Scott Cormier, VP of Emergency Management, EC & Safety will review three critical thinking methods.

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Ascension Reduces System-Wide Energy Consumption by 20 Percent Three Years Early


INDIANAPOLIS, May 8, 2017 – Medxcel Facilities Management (Medxcel FM) and Ascension announced today that its Environmental Stewardship Program has met the Better Buildings Challenge goal of 20 percent energy reduction by 2020 across its acute care hospital portfolio. From July 1, 2008 through December 31, 2016, Ascension has reduced energy usage by 21.4 percent, saved $53.3 million in cost avoidance and reduced over 1,114,600 tons of carbon dioxide emission across 141 healthcare facilities over three years ahead of plan.  

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