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5/13/2019

Regulatory Rollout: Keys to Educating Healthcare Facility Staff

When staff are properly educated, healthcare facilities will find it much easier to comply with regulatory requirements. 

4/5/2019

How to maintain compliance with third-party vendors

All hospitals strive for 100 percent compliance. Having a safe, functional environment to provide the best care possible to patients is the ultimate goal for caregivers and executives alike.

4/1/2019

Accreditation Prep Should Be Constant, but Watch for Current Trends

Accreditation and compliance issues are constant concerns for quality improvement professionals, with new challenges frequently adding to the burden. 

4/1/2019

Building Analytics: The future of facility operations

"How's it going today?" You probably hear this question every day.  While it's a casual greeting, when coming from your hospital's COO, they may not be just asking about you, but asking about their hospital, too.  

3/6/2019

Opioids and Workplace Violence: Is there a correlation?

Workplace violence, including physical assaults and threats of assault directed toward persons at work or on duty, is a growing issue within the healthcare setting.

2/14/2019

Medxcel Joins FirstNet – America’s Public Safety Communications Platform

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Feb. 14, 2018 — Medxcel is connecting its emergency management teams to FirstNet – public safety’s dedicated communications platform. This tech upgrade allows Medxcel to equip eligible hospital personnel with new capabilities and reliable wireless access to critical information, so they can better serve patients at its facilities across the country.

2/4/2019

Industry Voices - 3 ways healthcare providers can take advantage of CMS' reduced burdens

It goes without saying that both regulation and accreditation are crucial to ensuring that healthcare providers and facilities uphold nationwide standards in patient care. 

2/1/2019

Efforts to Prevent Healthcare Violence Gain Momentum

Violence in healthcare has been an ongoing challenge, and more alarming, has been accepted as "part-of-the-job."  That may change as a proposed federal law follows Joint Commission action.  

1/11/2019

Patients over paperwork

Regulation is necessary to ensure healthcare providers and facilities uphold nationwide standards in patient care, but it takes a great deal of time.  

 

12/5/2018

4 Considerations When Designing Pediatric Healthcare Units

When it comes to design, pediatric healthcare units are different. The tiny patients they care for in these spaces not only require special care, but they require special design choices, too.

10/18/2018

'How's my hospital running today?'

'How's my hospital running today?' is a fair question for the COO of a hospital to ask a member of the hospital's facilities department. While it could be a casual greeting, if pressed, how would your facilities team answer the question? Could they answer with measurable data? 

10/1/2018

CMS Developing More Uniform Ligature Risk Guidance

Patient suicide ranks among the top three sentinel events, reports The Joint Commission (TJC), prompting regulators to focus heavily on ligature risks.  Because of that, hospitals may soon have a more uniform set of guidance on protecting patients from ligature risk according to a memo issued by CMS to state survey agency directors, reports Relias Media.  

9/11/2018

Prioritizing Hospital CEOS' #1 Priority: Cost Control and the Physical Environment

According to Advisory Board’s Annual Health Care CEO Survey, cost control has surpassed revenue growth as healthcare system CEOs’ number one priority.

9/5/2018

Medxcel Recognized as One of Nation's Most Engaged Workplaces for Third Consecutive Year

Indianapolis (Aug. 29, 2018) — Medxcel, an Indianapolis-based healthcare integrated facilities management provider, was recognized today as one of the nation’s most engaged workplaces by a panel comprised of employee engagement academics, industry analysts, thought leaders, journalists and influencers. The annual award, Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America, identifies top employers that display superior leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces. 

7/30/2018

Value-based healthcare models require a better-educated, patient-centered workforce

The drive to attain value-based care is reshaping hospital staffing at every level, from hiring to education to teamwork. 

7/17/2018

Experts address ligature-resistant environments at annual conference

Assessing health care facilities for ligature risk was the topic of discussion at this morning’s general session at the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition. 

7/17/2018

Hurricanes and healthcare: 4 ways disaster preparedness can minimize devastating results

Hurricanes are devastating to communities. That’s why hospitals must be prepared for such natural disasters to minimize damages and take care of their current patients and the people affected by the hurricanes.

7/16/2018

4 ways to protect healthcare organizations and staff against workplace violence

Workplace violence against healthcare workers can be as simple as a doctor yelling at a nurse or a patient intimidating a doctor. However, it can also be as grave as a deadly assault. Regardless of severity, it’s imperative healthcare organizations find effective measures to eliminate violence and protect their workforce.

6/22/2018

A Continuous Assessment: Understanding Compliance During New Construction

Just as healthcare professionals must remain nimble in light of new medical research, healthcare facilities, too, must keep pace with rapid changes in code compliance, neighborhood health, sustainability, and energy management. 

6/21/2018

Planning for Pandemonium

Healthcare organizations play a vital role in the community when disaster strikes and it is imperative they are prepared for all types of crisis scenarios. 

5/11/2018

Tornado preparedness: 3 ways to safeguard healthcare facilities against disaster

Hospitals are in a unique position when disaster strikes.  Predominately regarded as safe havens, hospitals are expected to continuously provide quality patient care and protection to patients, associates and visitors during a disaster, as well as prepare to receive victims from the disaster. 

 

5/9/2018

3 Strategies to Minimize Regulatory Overload

Federal legislation is implemented to ensure superior, safe, and reliable patient care. However, for many healthcare organizations, new regulation can feel more like a headache than anything else. In recent years, clinical staff and facilities managers alike have seen an increased amount of time spent on regulatory compliance, which can take away from other valuable initiatives.

4/12/2018

Creating a single operational culture after a merger

When healthcare organizations merge, the union of the facilities departments is rarely at the top of the leaders’ list of priorities. 

3/28/2018

Medxcel Client Facility Earns Prestigious LEED Certification, Austin Energy Green Building Rating for Green Design and Construction Methods

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 28, 2018)Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas at Austin, a project of Medxcel and Ascension, has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold and a 4-Star Austin Energy Green Building rating for its green design and construction methods.

3/16/2018

Ligature: This year's regulatory heavy hitter

Patient suicide ranks among the top three sentinel events, reports The Joint Commission (TJC), prompting regulators to focus heavily on ligature risks this year. 

3/6/2018

Building Automation Systems: The Primary Backbone for Energy Savings in a Hospital

The building automation system is unfortunately the least understood and yet one of the most expensive systems in a hospital.  

12/21/2017

Growing Facilities ROI, Capabilities by Reducing Contracts

With a new year on the horizon, you’re again challenged to find new ways to curb spending, get more done, boost revenue, patient satisfaction, and compliance. After all, your job as a healthcare leader is to make each year better and more profitable than the last. 

10/30/2017

Getting the 'full view': 4 critical building automation system considerations for healthcare executives

The building automation system (BAS) is the primary backbone for energy savings in a hospital. From controlling every aspect of the HVAC system (chillers, boilers, air handling units, variable air volume boxes and more), the benefits from a well programed BAS ultimately ensures the HVAC systems operational performance which can reduce energy costs and keep patients, visitors and staff comfortable. 

10/24/2017

6 steps for creating an active shooter plan

Active Shooter. No matter where you are, that two-word phrase inspires fear in almost everyone. And it should. An active shooter is an individual or individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area.

 

10/18/2017

5 Keys to Effective Management: Emergencies and Healthcare

Natural disasters cause nearly 500 deaths annually in the United States. Unfortunately, the nation’s healthcare facilities continue to fall short in disaster planning and preparedness. 

10/12/2017

Why IT is crucial in supporting emergency management

Healthcare facilities in the U.S. continue to fall short in disaster planning and preparedness. This lack of preparation creates the potential for serious ramifications, putting staff, patients, and the financial security of the hospital, at risk.

8/24/2017

Public Compliance Surveys: The [Good or Bad] Impact on Healthcare Organizations

In April of this year it was announced that CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) is pushing to make accrediting organizations, such as The Joint Commission, surveys public (82 Fed. Reg. 19796, 4/28/17). 
 

7/24/2017

Medxcel Facilities Management Recognized as One of Nation's Most Engaged Workplaces

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. — Medxcel Facilities Management, an Indianapolis-based healthcare facilities management provider, was recognized today as one of the nation’s most engaged workplaces by a panel of academics and employee engagement experts. The annual award, Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America, identifies top employers that display superior leadership and innovation in engaging their workforce. 

6/26/2017

Aging workforce, succession planning: Dual fears CEOs need to scratch off their list

Who will carry your organization when the current generation of leaders ages out of the workforce? Or what if you can’t attract the skills and know-how you need to move forward?

5/23/2017

Critical Thinking, Part Two

Mindsets are lenses through which the information we receive passes. Mindsets help us to understand and make sense of information; they shape the world we see. In this article, Scott Cormier covers the different mindsets and biases and how they can impact our work. 

5/19/2017

Critical Thinking, Part One

Experts have developed different approaches to critical thinking. Some are industry specific, such as those in medicine and aviation. In this article, Scott Cormier, VP of Emergency Management, EC & Safety will review three critical thinking methods.

5/11/2017

Ascension Reduces System-Wide Energy Consumption by 20 Percent Three Years Early

INDIANAPOLIS, May 8, 2017 – Medxcel Facilities Management (Medxcel FM) and Ascension announced today that its Environmental Stewardship Program has met the Better Buildings Challenge goal of 20 percent energy reduction by 2020 across its acute care hospital portfolio. From July 1, 2008 through December 31, 2016, Ascension has reduced energy usage by 21.4 percent, saved $53.3 million in cost avoidance and reduced over 1,114,600 tons of carbon dioxide emission across 141 healthcare facilities over three years ahead of plan.  

4/20/2017

4 Crucial Practices to Ensure Survey Readiness Amidst Regulatory Changes

Larry LaCombe, Vice President of Program Management and Facilities Compliance shares his views on how to ensure survey readiness as regulatory changes continue to impact healthcare facilities.  

4/19/2017

Disaster Preparedness: 5 Key Components to Effective Emergency Management

Our Vice President of Emergency Management, Environment of Care and Safety, Scott Cormier was recently featured in Healthcare Dive and shared his thoughts on how to create an effective emergency management plan.  

4/7/2017

Preparing for an Infectious Disease Outbreak

Recently, Scott Cormier, Vice President of Emergency Management, Environment of Care and Safety contributed an article to Healthcare Business Today about how healthcare facilities can prepare for an infectious disease outbreak.  

3/10/2017

Active Shooter Planning and Response Guide

Vice President of Emergency Management, Environment of Care and Safety, Scott Cormier in collaboration with the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council released a new edition of the Active Shooter Planning and Response Guide earlier this year.  This new edition brings additional information on warm zone operations providing care in an area wherein a potential threat exists, but it is not direct or immediate, law enforcement tactics, unified command, and psychological support.

2/21/2017

Service Means Caring for our Communities - Near and Far

Earlier in the year we announced that two of our associates were giving their time and talents and truly living out our organization’s Core Values by going on a mission trip to serve those less fortunate in Kenya.  Their adventure and story is very humbling and we are very proud of what they so selflessly volunteered for. 

1/10/2017

6 Steps for Creating an Active Shooter Plan

Scott Cormier, Vice President of Emergency Management, Environment of Care and Safety published a guest post with Healthcare Business & Technology that details six steps that will help hospital administrators develop an effective response plan to an active shooter situation. 

12/1/2016

7/25/2016

Medxcel FM Offers Facility Management Solutions to Ensure Safe and Efficient Operations in Hospitals Throughout the U.S.

Medxcel Facilities Management (Medxcel FM) is here to offer support and create standardization all while bringing a level of expertise that will ultimately result in cost-containment and efficiencies that will improve the overall quality for your facility allowing you to keep your focus on the most important thing – the patient.

6/28/2016

Medxcel Facilities Management Recognized as one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces

TriMedx and Medxcel Facilities Management, today have been recognized together as one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America for displaying leadership and innovation to engage employees in the workplace. TriMedx elevates clinical engineering through innovative management programs, and medical equipment lifecycle solutions. Medxcel Facilities Management provides healthcare facilities with the following services: Facilities Maintenance, Project Management and Construction, Safety and Emergency Management, Grounds, and Environment of Care.

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About Us

Medxcel Facilities Management enables healthcare providers to optimize their facility assets, systems and in-house capabilities, while reducing expenses. Built by and for healthcare, Medxcel Facilities Management’s solutions are being implemented in Ascension Health facilities nationwide.