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Coronavirus Mitigation: Is Facility Humidification Effective for Slowing Infection Rates?

The third coronavirus wave during the winter of 2020-21 is by far the worst so far, and one of the reasons for the nearly unchecked spread is that the virus thrives in dry conditions, like those present during winter. An entire body of research has sprung up to show that the best way facilities can fight viruses that are spread via airborne aerosolized particles is to humidify the indoor environment.



COVID-19 forces Windsor Regional Hospital to postpone hundreds of surgeries

With COVID-19 on the verge of overwhelming the region’s healthcare system, Windsor Regional Hospital is cancelling hundreds of surgeries starting Monday. The hospital announced the move Friday in response to a rise in admissions of COVID-19 patients and a “potentially critical shortage of available acute care beds.”


Pointing the way in healthcare

Tips for selecting the most effective digital signage

YouRHere4Effective communication and wayfinding work wonders in a healthcare environment. Patients and visitors are simply less stressed when they know where to go, who to see, and what's going on. To that end, digital directories and signs are a proven (and flexible) way of getting helpful information to where it's needed most.


The Benefits of Modular Construction

The $400 billion healthcare construction industry has seen its fair share of change over the years. From new materials and the latest technological advances to updated building standards set by the Facility Guidelines Institute and reviewed by The Joint Commission, healthcare construction is constantly evolving. While many trends in the industry come and go, pre-fabrication and modular construction – one of the biggest trends in healthcare today – is here to stay.


Feature Spotlight

Yorkland Controls Ltd.

Yorkland Controls Limited is proud to represent Triatek, a Johnson Controls company, providing  Critical Environment solutions for Healthcare facilities. From isolation room controls and monitoring to lab control.

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3 Security Assessments All Health IT Teams Should Know

Healthcare organizations invest significant human and financial resources in cybersecurity. And just like their counterparts in other industries, health IT leaders know their jobs involve highly sensitive data that, if compromised, could jeopardize staff and customer privacy.


‘Morale is horrible’: London, Ont., nurse alleges equipment issues, lack of break space at LHSC

A nurse says London Health Sciences Centre staff have been “shortchanged” by an administration that failed to properly prepare for the second wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic and attempted to shift blame to front-line workers following cases among employees.



5 Hospital HVAC Design Strategies for the Post-COVID-19 World

As the A/E/C industry helped hospitals respond with temporary retrofit solutions to meet the surge requirements of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the interventions were focused on augmenting or modifying existing HVAC systems to create negative pressure in a standard medical/surgical patient room.  


COVID-19: indoor air in hospitals and nursing homes require more attention

Leipzig/New Delhi/Rome. A variety of measures are necessary to prevent the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in hospitals and nursing homes. It is particularly important to develop an appropriate strategy to protect healthcare workers from airborne transmission.


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