Blogs by Katrina McSweeney

STANLEY Healthcare Asset ManagementMany people might associate Valentine’s Day with flowers or chocolates or candlelit dinners. This Valentine’s Day, STANLEY Healthcare has a different kind of “love story” to share.

Since 1970, January has been National Blood Donor Month. The goal: to encourage blood donation during the winter months, when need often outpaces supply. At STANLEY Healthcare, we’re proud to support blood banks—and drive innovation in Environmental Monitoring across healthcare settings—all year long. In conjunction with National Blood Donor Month, here’s a quick look back at 2016’s innovations.

No, this isn’t a post that got lost on its way to Pinterest. It’s a reminder to healthcare facilities management teams about the importance of defrosting the freezers used throughout your facility.

For most hospitals, surgical services represent a significant source of revenue… and a significant expense. Success depends on making OR services as efficient as possible. Yet many hospitals are challenged to even quantify OR efficiency in a precise way, let alone improve it.

Florida Hospital was recognized again last week for its pioneering work in technology innovation, this time at RFID Journal Live in Orlando.

In an earlier post for National Nurses Week, I highlighted an innovative and highly successful initiative at Florida’s

This is International Nurses Day—an opportunity to celebrate the important contributions that nurses have made, and continue to make, every day. It’s also an ideal time to spotlight organizations that are demonstrating true innovation in the way they empower their nurses.

Next week, hospital and healthcare leaders from across the country will gather in Las Vegas for this year’s Patient Flow Summit.

The Internet of Things (IoT) remains a hot buzz phrase throughout the tech industry. At STANLEY Healthcare, we’ve long supported the IoT in healthcare—giving acute and senior living organizations visibility into the location and status of people and things to drive safety, security and efficiency.

During the winter months, blood is often in short supply. Chalk it up to the holidays, travel schedules, inclement weather and illness. January is an especially challenging time for blood centers—and a drop in donor turnout can put our country’s blood inventory at critically low levels.

That’s why January has been designated National Blood Donor Month.