The first new hospital built in Montgomery County, Maryland, in 35 years, Holy Cross Germantown is also the first hospital constructed on a community college campus. This partnership between Montgomery College and the Trinity Health/Holy Cross system will expand training opportunities for healthcare workers while bringing healthcare to residents who had previously traveled 20 miles […]
Archive for December, 2014
Debbie Gregory, RN, BSN, was recently interviewed by Fitsi for one of their nurses spotlights. Click the link below to learn about the need for an advocate and interpreter to bridge the gap between clinical design and function.
Facility owners are becoming more in tune with the fact that 90% of a building’s lifetime cost is tied to operating cost, while only about 10% is dedicated to construction. This realization is driving owners and building professional organizations to compile increasingly sophisticated levels of facility operation and maintenance documentation. The amount of documentation required […]
MEPT Program Continues to Expand with Two Plumbing Designers Smith Seckman Reid, Inc., an engineering design and facility consulting firm, announces that Christine Hildebracht, CPD, and Sean Wise have joined SSR’s MEPT program. Hildebracht will serve as a plumbing designer in the firm’s Nashville office. Wise will serve as a senior designer in the Orlando […]
It’s not always easy being green — but Resolute Health is being recognized for achieving just that. Resolute Health hospital has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The certification is given to organizations whose buildings are proven to be environmentally-conscious. The designation makes Resolute […]
Hospitals are expected to identify risks that can adversely affect the safety of patients and others. As an example, under TJC’s Standard EC.02.01.01, Element of Performance 1 lists examples of both internal and external sources of information on probable risks. The annually updated ECRI list of Top 10 Health Technology Hazards is not listed but […]
Pat Banse discusses the unique HVAC requirements that hospitals have compared to other facilities.