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Cushman & Wakefield Expands Healthcare Project Management Capabilities in California

Cushman & Wakefield has expanded its offering to the healthcare sector in the West Region of the United States with the addition of an eight-member project management team as well as the purchase of certain assets from Petra Integrated Construction Strategies, LLC, an end-to-end healthcare facility concept, planning, development, and project management services firm in…

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Harris Health System Begins US $16 Million Makeover of Casa de Amigos Health Center

Harris Health System will soon begin a $16 million renovation and expansion project to transform Harris Health Casa de Amigos Health Center into a ‘healthcare beacon’ in Houston’s historic Northside. Once completed, the 29,000-square-foot facility will include 3,000 more square feet of space, a new entrance and exterior. The three-phase construction project will touch nearly…

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Pediatric Center in Washington Designed From a Child’s Eye Perspective

Nestled in the foothills of the Cascades, Encompass Snoqualmie is a 10,000 square-foot state-of-the-art pediatric therapy facility that is anything but institutional. Designed by Seattle-based Signal Architecture + Research, Encompass’s new center acts as a stem, binding together a vast root network of staff and professional therapists (both mobile and facility-based) with a branching system…

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BAM FM Secures Place on NHS Shared Business Services Framework

BAM’s facilities management business has been appointed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), to its Hard Facilities Management framework agreement (Hard FM). BAM was awarded a place for eight main lots, and places on 23 sub lots. The full list is below. BAM’s healthcare credentials were also recently recognised by its appointment to the…

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NHS SBS Revises Hard FM Procurement Framework

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), has launched its second-generation Hard Facilities Management (Hard FM) framework agreement. The second iteration of the organisation’s highly successful framework is designed to respond to the need within the NHS for high-quality, innovative and cost-effective solutions, which help NHS trusts manage their estates successfully. The new framework’s scope has…

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Bringing Major Acts and Community Engagement to Kentucky Derby Week

Derby season is in full swing, and Louisville ASM Global-managed venues, The KFC Yum! Center, Lynn Family Stadium and Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center, have all stepped up to bring more entertainment options to local residents and visitors than ever before. The Louisville Initiative is part of ASM Global Acts, which is designed to…

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Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital Dedicates Surgical Suites to Former Surgeon

Accompanied by family, friends and colleagues, Kenneth L. Mattox, MD, returned to Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital on April 7 for a ceremony to dedicate the medical facility’s second-floor surgical suites in his honor. During a 60-year medical career that ended only in 2020, Mattox served as Ben Taub Hospital’s chief-of-staff and surgeon-in-chief for 31…

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Raising a Glass to Warehouse Automation

Warehouse automation is helping the beverage industry combat new commercial pressures in the post-pandemic era, says Paul Freeman, Head of Logistics Solutions for Toyota Material Handling. With increasingly fickle consumers demanding new brands and flavours all the time, drink manufacturers are continuously looking to add to their product offerings. As a result, across the beverage…

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Reckitt Named Official Platinum Jubilee Pageant Hygiene Partner

Dettol maker Reckitt has been appointed as the Official Hygiene Partner of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, as planning for the historic event in June ramps up. The celebrations are to mark Her Majesty The Queen becoming the first British Monarch to reach 70 years of service and will span several events across the Jubilee holiday.…

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World Health Day: Keeping Yourself and the Planet Safe

With World Health Day 2022 focused on our planet and wellbeing following Covid-19, Johnson Controls workplace transformation specialist Mark Bouldin comments on the importance of balancing a predominantly indoor existence with exposure to clean outdoor air. Today marks World Health Day 2022, which focuses on the increasing threats of a polluted planet that can damage…

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World Health Day, a Cleaner World and a Healthier Future

On World Health Day 2022 Sam Greaves, managing director of cleaning product manufacturer Cleenol Group, explains how modest changes to our lifestyles can contribute to a healthier future. In addition to challenges created by the global pandemic, many millions of people are now facing challenges relating to climate change, air pollution, water shortages, and an…

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The Business of Health Equity

A major new report from the UCL Institute of Health Equity (UCL-IHE) and Legal & General lays a roadmap for the role of industry in ‘levelling up’ the United Kingdom, and examines the evidence of how businesses affect health and what they can do to improve health equity.  In the past, businesses have often been…

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Supporting Onsite Covid-19 Testing and Vaccination Programs

Employee health screenings and contingent staffing provider Impact Health has implemented Oracle NetSuite to support the rapid growth of its its onsite COVID-19 testing and vaccination programs. The deployment of Oracle NetSuite will automate critical financial processes and improve visibility across the business – in addition to supplying an integrated business platform for managing the…

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What You Need to Know About Changes to PPE Regulations in the UK

Alex Minett, Head of Product & Markets at risk prevention, compliance and supply chain management advisory CHAS, explains key changes to the United Kingdom’s Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations that come into effect from 6 April. The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 2022 come into force on 6 April 2022, updating the 1992 Regulations to…

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Powering Performance at Independent Schools

A ‘Healthy Futures’ Partnership between Sodexo and the British Nutrition Foundation is helping to enhance an evidence-based Powering Performance programme introduced at independent schools in the United Kingdom to inspire young people to make informed, healthier and more sustainable food and drink choices, Powering Performance also empowers chefs at independent schools to support good nutrition…

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Recertification of Harris Health System Sites

Sixteen facilities operated by Harris Country, Texas-based public healthcare provider Harris Health System, have been recertified as Patient-Centered Medical Homes by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).     The term, ‘medical home’ denotes a healthcare delivery site where patients have an on-going relationship with a personal physician, with Patient-Centered Medical Home status denoting…

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The Hospital Experience and Patient Recovery

According to new YouGov research for Sodexo Healthcare, 93 per cent of inpatients believe they are more likely to get better quicker and leave hospital sooner if they have had a positive hospital experience. 87% of inpatients surveyed believe quick resolutions to any issues that may arise during their hospital stay are more likely to…

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Fines for Scaffolding Contractor After Worker Sustains Injuries

A scaffolding contractor has been fined after a worker fell from height resulting in serious injuries. Brighton Magistrates Court heard how, on 15 August 2019, Darren Barnett was dismantling temporary over-roof scaffolding at a site in Hailsham, East Sussex, when he fell through the scaffolding landing on to the roof of the property below, before…

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Mental Health: Time to Talk?

Pareto FM has released guidance from its Mental Health First Aider team on staying mentally healthy in the workplace ahead of ‘Time To Talk Day’ on Thursday 3rd February. The document (which can be read and downloaded below) includes practical advice for maintaining mental health, including taking your mobile “for a walk”, creating to-do lists…

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A Focus on Wellbeing

Sodexo UK and Ireland have announced a strategic health and wellbeing partnership with Spectrum.Life to provide their Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to all colleagues with a comprehensive suite of health and wellbeing solutions to support their mental and physical health. Since 2015, Sodexo has provided an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support colleagues with life’s…

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Asbestos Surveys in the Rail Sector

SOCOTEC UK explain the challenges surrounding the commissioning of asbestos surveys for Britain’s ageing rail infrastructure. The age of many depots, stations and associated buildings and structures that are part of the UK’s railway network presents a likelihood that asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) will be encountered in one of their many forms, and means structures undergoing…

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Southern Health Water Safety Management Contract

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has re-awarded a contract for the provision of water hygiene services to Airmec Essential Services. Airmec works with healthcare companies to manage the risks of Legionella and Pseudomonas through regular water safety testing, and worked with the trust to manage and audit water compliance processes (including water safety risk assessments…

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A Helping Hand for the Homeless

Calderwood House in Cumbria offers a safe place to live and helps homeless individuals build a better future through a 12-week recovery programme. The hostel is run by Time to Change (a not-for profit Community Interest organisation), and its aims and approach reflect two of Securitas key values—integrity and helpfulness. Shaun Kennedy, Securitas UK Country…

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Cushman & Wakefield Advises on sale of US $11.25 Million San Diego Health Center

Cushman & Wakefield has represented MGNC during the sale of the single-tenant, triple Net (NNN) leased Sycamore Health Center in North San Diego, California to IRA Capital for US $11.25 Million.The two-story medical office building occupies 20,282 sf, and is located at 910 Sycamore Avenue . It is fully leased to UCSD Health. IRA Capital,…

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Louise Hosking Commences Tenure as IOSH President

17.11.2021, 14:45 Louise Hosking Commences Tenure as IOSH President Louise Hosking, who has been inaugurated as the 55th President of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), says her focus will be on people, sustainability and putting the heart into health and safety. The risk management specialist assumed the Presidency of IOSH following its…

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Takeaways from COP26 for Smaller UK Contractors

15.11.2021, 10:07 Takeaways from COP26 for Smaller UK Contractors The Contractor Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) comments on how COP26 and legislation announced by the UK government in anticipation of the agreement will impact on SMEs operating in the construction sector. There is a lot of good work already underway to tackle climate change…

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Sale Heralds New Dawn for California Medical Facility

12.11.2021, 12:52 Sale Heralds New Dawn for California Medical Facility Cushman & Wakefield has advised on the sale of Tustin Rehabilitation Hospital, a 73,180 SF medical facility comprising two buildings in Tustin, California. Located at 14851 Yorba St and 165 N Myrtle Ave, the asset respectively consists of a single-story, 17,180 SF skilled nursing facility…

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Improve Health and Reduce CO2 Emissions in Commercial Buildings

21.10.2021, 21:21 Improve Health and Reduce CO2 Emissions in Commercial Buildings Aircuity is marking National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month in the United States by promoting better understanding of ventilation optimization in commercial buildings. Credited with healthier IAQ and reducing carbon emissions in line with new standards which are being introduced nationally, and in cities…

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ESS Expands Mental Health First Aider Programme

12.10.2021, 08:20 ESS Expands Mental Health First Aider Programme During the last 18 months, Compass Group subsidiary ESS has worked with Mental Health First Aid England to train over a hundred mental health first aiders. Employees ranging from frontline operatives to members of the company’s senior leadership team have participated in the programme which aims…

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Supporting Airborne Infection Control

07.10.2021, 12:06 Supporting Airborne Infection Control ABM UK has launched a comprehensive programme of services to help businesses improve indoor air quality in the post-Covid-19 environment.   EnhancedFacility™ launches at a time when the UK is seeing the reoccupation of buildings increase just as colder months approach; making the circulation of fresh air more challenging,…

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Psychological Health Certification First for EMCOR UK

06.10.2021, 10:27 Psychological Health Certification First for EMCOR UK EMCOR UK has become the first organization in the world to be certified against BSI’s new psychological health and safety scheme ahead of World Mental Health Day. With just days to go before World Mental Health Day 2021, the facility services provider has proved it prioritizes…

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