Facilities Management and Design

New pest control technology
New pest control technology

The pest management industry offers several recent innovations that can help hospitals. Health facilities rely on the latest technologies to make a difference for their patients and their bottom lines. As new technology comes along – and it’s always evolving ...


Greening Healthcare: A commitment to planet centred care
Greening Healthcare: A commitment to planet centred care

UHN's Energy & EnvironmentTeam(l-r): Songyang Hu, Chad Berndt, Lisa Vanlint, Kady Cowan, Ed Rubinstein, Mike Kurz University Health Network has been proudly green for almost fifteen years. Led by the Energy and Environment department, we breathe life into the motto ...


New energy efficiency initiative for Ontario’s health care sector
New energy efficiency initiative for Ontario’s health
care sector

JJ Knott, outgoing President of CHES National, and outgoing Director, Plant Operations at Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe, Ontario will help the Coalition lead the energy efficiency activities on behalf of the Coalition and CHES Ontario. Funding is provided ...


Engaging employees through in-house programs
Engaging employees through in-house programs

Oncology nurses at PHSA’s BC Cancer Agency care for a vulnerable patient population and forge long-lasting friendships in the workplace. Being recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers doesn’t happen overnight. At Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) it’s been ...


New armband improves patient safety in hospitals
New armband improves patient safety in hospitals

The new armband is much softer and can be comfortably worn for up to 25 days. For years, it has been standard practice in hospitals. Patients arriving at registration are issued an armband to identify who they are. In some ...


Working together to expand Ontario’s health care infrastructure
Working together to expand Ontario’s health
care infrastructure

Since its inception in 2005, Infrastructure Ontario has been working with hospitals and other health care partners to renew and expand existing facilities or to build new hospitals. Projects completed to date have delivered substantial benefits to communities across Ontario, helping ...


Think and act differently, get different results
Think and act differently, get different results

Markham Stouffvile Hospital Foundation CEO Suzette Strong with volunteers Khalid Usman, MSHF Board Chair and Sanjeev Agnihotri who volunteers with the hospital. Hospitals come in all shapes and sizes; trauma, rehabilitation, specialized, general, regional, teaching or community based; yet delivering ...


Patient needs drive construction of new acute care centre in Vancouver
Patient needs drive construction of new acute care
centre in Vancouver

The cardboard mock up is used to test the flow of patients, clinicians, medications, supplies, equipment and information. If you were building a new hospital, how would it look?  Beyond the physical structure, are there more efficient or patient-friendly ways ...


Hospitals and the paradigm shift to a person- centred model
Hospitals and the paradigm shift to a person-
centred model

In 2005 I published my book ‘Journey to Wellness – Designing a people-centred health system for Canadians’ and launched the Canadian Association for People-Centred Health. The same year, Paul Wallace of Kaiser Permanente predicted we were in the midst of ...


The fun is in the waiting room
The fun is in the waiting room

ScreenPlay is a brightly-coloured, pressure-sensitive floor that allows children to create large projections on a floor-to-ceiling screen by standing, sitting and wheeling on the hundred tiles that make up the unique floor. It’s a cool blend of technology and ...


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