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Mobile devices in hospitals
Mobile devices continue slow climb

Tablets and smartphones are used by more health care facilities each year.

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Behavioral health design
Behavioral health design

Codes, guidelines and resources that promote best practices.

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ES Department of the Year
Your chance to shine!

Now accepting applications for the ninth annual Environmental Services Department of the Year Award.

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Interview with Debbie Gregory
Innovation in health care spaces

Nurse and design consultant Debbie Gregory talks about creating safe, efficient clinical environments.

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Water supply shortages
Emergency Management Advice

Preparing to overcome hospital water supply disruptions.

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