Facility Operations

Resources to effectively manage physical plants, supplies and equipment.
President Trump released his proposed FY21 budget last year and it is remarkable for the ferocity with which it attacks Medicare and Medicaid.
DPH reports that the risk of the novel coronavirus – newly named Covid-19 last week by the World Health Organization – is still low in Massachusetts.
Registration is open for MHA’s Annual Design, Operation & Construction Conference.
The goal of the ED Access Working Group was to create best practice recommendations to ensure optimal access to all Massachusetts EDs.
Approximately 350 people attended MHA’s Mid-Winter Leadership Forum last Friday – the 53rd such gathering in MHA’s 84-year history.
MetroWest Medical Center’s Leonard Morse Hospital announced last Tuesday that it would narrow its focus almost exclusively on behavioral healthcare.
There is a “voluntary product hold” and pending nationwide recall of surgical gowns distributed by Cardinal Health of Dublin, Ohio.
MHA is holding a webinar tomorrow – Tuesday, December 10 at 10 a.m. – that will feature three health systems that have “weathered the storm.”
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is offering an "ACTNow” funding opportunity designed to promote clean transportation solutions.
Three bills that MHA and its membership have endorsed throughout their journey in the State House were passed by the legislature last week.
11.18.2019  | Germs Can Kill
Antibiotic-resistant germs kill 35,000 people in the U.S. each year, according to the latest Antibiotic Resistance Threat Report from the CDC.
The National Academies of Sciences, has issued a report showing that as many as half the nation’s doctors and nurses experience substantial symptoms of burnout.
The Massachusetts Health Council’s (MHC’s) 2019 annual awards gala last Tuesday featured the popular chefs competition.
A U.S. District Court judge in Pennsylvania last week ruled that a federal law passed in 1986 to shut down “crack houses” does not apply to those seeking to operate safe injection facilities.
Cambridge Health Alliance undertook an Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality-sponsored 15-month safety improvement program to reduce infections in the ICU at its Cambridge and Everett hospitals.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center has designated Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital as a “Magnet” facility.
Last Wednesday, the Public Health Council signed off on the final e-prescribing regulations, which go into effect on December 27, 2019.
The federal government signaled last week that is moving to ban flavored e-cigarettes from the market.
A new report authored by Charles River Associates presents evidence that hospital mergers – often described as harmful to competition – may in fact reduce healthcare costs and improve the quality of care.
In 2005, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute became the first cancer center in New England to receive Magnet status. Last week it received Magnet status for the fourth consecutive time.

Resources

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