Is the Traditional NICU Delivering the Best Outcomes for All Preemies?

Approximately 11% of babies worldwide are born premature. Most babies born at 32 weeks of pregnancy have only a few temporary health issues that require a stay in the NICU for  a few days to a few weeks. At 32 weeks, babies still have a couple months to go before reaching their full birth weight, but they’re well developed.
Hot Water for Handwashing: Is it necessary?

Hot water is not required for effective handwashing (AAH Journal Article).
Responding to a "Hot" Hospital's Need to Increase COVID Care Capacity

50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, CA, is the city of Riverside, home to over 300,000 people (the most populous city in Riverside County). In January 2021, as COVID-19 surged in the LA area, hospitals started grappling with capacity to care for infected patients – including Parkview Community Hospital (Parkview).
Meet Mazzetti’s New Director of Transition Planning Services Kyrsten Johnson

Kyrsten joins Mazzetti as Director of Transition Planning Services, part of our Mazzetti+GBA Technology Division, based in Southern California. 
Time to Get Serious About the Greatest Threat to Human Health (And it's not COVID)

Become a member of a robust community--healthcare engineers, designers, facility personnel, financial and regulation experts and more—to tackle the greatest challenges facing the Healthcare sector toward achieving carbon neutrality. Share your expertise. Share your experience. Share your passion to help us build a better, more sustainable Healthcare sector.
Pushing MEP Boundaries for New UCSF Parnassus Heights Hospital

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has selected San Francisco-based, healthcare specialists Mazzetti and global consulting and engineering firm Arup as the lead MEP engineers of record for its new hospital, UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights (Parnassus Heights).  Collaborating with architect partners HDR (Architect of Record) and Herzog & de Meuron (Lead Designer) to design the “hospital for the future”, Mazzetti and Arup will integrate forward-looking, innovative design, supporting UCSF’s commitment to world-renowned clinical research and training.
Clinical Implications for Design of In-House Specialty Pharmacies

The demand for in-house specialty pharmacies in large healthcare facilities is on the rise. Health systems are realizing (more) the benefits these pharmacies offer to their employees and patients. As these pharmacies are expected to facilitate seamless clinical support and education, provide external distribution (which inherently brings challenges), and offer integrated technology, conventional design is facing an evolution. With this evolution, we see opportunity for improving employee workflow and increasing the quality of patient care.
Distilling Disinfecting Lighting Resources and Best Practices

What about using light as a disinfection tool? Several companies in the market are claiming such products--lights with disinfecting capabilities. We've attempted to distill tips and guidelines -- how to assess practices and products and how to apply it with today’s needs in response to COVID-19.
Engineering "Must-Haves" and "Nice to Haves" in Managing the Patient Surge

Since the escalation of COVID-19 becoming a true pandemic, information is flooding the web (and inboxes, as we all can attest), including engineering best practices re ventilation and medical gases. Healthcare facility personnel seldom have the luxury of sifting through all the information to distill much-needed answers. We hosted a webinar to help provide some of those answers.
COVID-19 Technology at the Los Angeles Convention Center

In reference to Dr. Li’s technology, “… it’s a game changer, especially during this pandemic. Constant monitoring, no cross-contamination because you don’t have to touch the patient, no wasting of supplies (PPE), and no disturbing the patient at 2:00 in the morning to take their temperature.”
IFHE Launches Global Healthcare Energy Awards

The International Federation of Healthcare Engineering (IFHE), with support from the Association of Medical Facility Professionals (AMFP) and Mazzetti, has launched its first ever Global Healthcare Energy Awards. The awards aim to encourage healthcare facilities around the world to commit to a reduction in energy use that will ultimately lessen the entire global health system’s intensive carbon footprint, all through a simple energy tracking process.
COVID-19 Ventilators & the Systems Used to Administer the Oxygen

With the significant uptick in ventilator use, typical medical oxygen and compressed air systems are being taxed in ways our healthcare facilities have never experienced. And, worst case, if these systems are not properly managed (and modified in some cases) this critical, “invisible” treatment could be jeopardized.
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