Facilities Management and Design

Providing care during a renovation project
Providing care during a renovation project

Yves Crehore (left) and Suman Bahl review construction drawings in one of the areas currently under renovation at Markham Stouffville Hospital. The close relationship between the construction and the inflection control teams is critical in a project of this ...


Saving energy in hospitals – It’s not what you think
Saving energy in hospitals – It’s not what you think

Grand River Hospital in Kitchener Waterloo has achieved $470,000 in savings across their two sites since their program began in 2012. Improving energy efficiency conjures up thoughts of new technology, capital expenditures and lengthy returns on investment. Greening Health Care ...


Energy efficiency at HSC Winnipeg
Energy efficiency at HSC Winnipeg

The 35,000 square foot second energy plant at HSC Winnipeg.   Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg, Manitoba’s hospital, is the province’s largest health care facility and serves populations from Manitoba, northwestern Ontario and parts of Nunavut. Harsh winters and summer temperature swings ...

Posted: February 18, 2015|Facilities Management and Design|0 comments

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Becomes First 3RCertified Hospital
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Becomes First
3RCertified Hospital

Amy Zoumboulis, Housekeeping Supervisor (left) and Carrie Sophonow, Manager, Housekeeping, proudly display the 3RCertified Award CKHA received from the Recycling Council of Ontario. Chatham-Kent Health Alliance’s (CKHA) continued excellence in environmental initiatives were recognized with a Gold Level certification from ...

Posted: February 15, 2015|Facilities Management and Design|0 comments

Benefits of sustainable design include improved care and long-term cost savings
Benefits of sustainable design include improved care and
long-term cost savings

The architectural rendering is of the new Teck Acute Care Centre and credit would go to: Affinity Partnerships, ZGF Architects LLP and CEI Architecture. The new Teck Acute Care Centre in Vancouver will be a leading example of how sustainability ...


Increasing your facility’s water efficiency
Increasing your facility’s water efficiency

One of the key emerging environmental issues for Canadian communities is how to conserve, protect, and make efficient use of their water resources. Historically, water conservation has been an area where Canadians have lagged behind much of the world. Canada ...


Green in action: Markham Stouffville Hospital
Green in action: Markham Stouffville Hospital

Paul Butler, Refrigeration Mechanic with Markham Stouffville Hospital is reviewing the operation of the chiller plant at the Markham District Energy Bur Oak Centre with Bruce Brown, Chief Operating Engineer with Markham District Energy. Despite the promising trend of increased ...


London Health Sciences Centre is prepared for its role as Ebola treatment hospital
London Health Sciences Centre is prepared for its role
as Ebola treatment hospital

At London Health Sciences Centre, EVD education for key staff and physicians includes applied training such as PPE donning and doffing using the buddy system and mock exercises in a simulated patient room. London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) has been ...


McMaster Children’s Hospital rooftop playgrounds
McMaster Children’s Hospital rooftop playgrounds

Aisak Sapsford in one of the spaces being transformed into a rooftop playground at McMaster Children’s Hospital. What used to be unused outdoor space on the third floor of McMaster Children’s Hospital, a site of Hamilton Health Sciences, is in ...


Transforming medication safety with barcode technology
Transforming medication safety with barcode technology

Clinical pharmacist Charing Ng and pharmacy assistant Emmanuel Eugenio scan a barcode so the BoxPicker can find the patient’s medication. The pharmacy team at Markham Stouffville Hospital remembers the first patient whose identification bracelet included a barcode. That barcode enabled the ...


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