The National Institute of Standards and Technology's recently issued draft report on the 2011 tornado in Joplin, Mo., calls for creating nationally accepted standards for tornado-resistant design that would require critical buildings like hospitals to remain operational in the event of a tornado, according to an item in the American Society for Healthcare Engineering's ASHE Insider e-newsletter. The draft report, which makes several recommendations, describes how the tornado affected St. John's Regional Medical Center.
HFM Daily offers blog coverage by the award-winning HFM editorial team and links to in-depth information on health care design, construction, engineering, environmental services, operations and technology. You can read HFM Daily stories on this page or subscribe to Health Facilities Management This Week for a Friday roundup of the week's posts.
<![if !(IE 6)]><![endif]>
Report calls for hospital tornado-resistance standards
January 2014 Checklist
January 1, 2014