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Field Hospitals for COVID-19 Surge: Dorms, Conference Centers and Camps

Field Hospitals for COVID-19 Surge: Dorms, Conference Centers and Camps

News for those working "feverishly" to build capacity for the surge in Coronavirus patients.  Conference centers, camps and university dorms are turning into makeshift hospitals to provide extra beds for the crisis.

It's War. How 5 Healthcare Communities are Preparing for Coronavirus

It's War.  How 5 Healthcare Communities are Preparing for Coronavirus

Across the U.S., hospital administrators, support services personnel, and emergency management officials are fighting a battle they're trained to fight. Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is the latest infectious disease enemy, but like any wartime effort, supplies, surges and shortages are making it a challenge.

Did You Know? Hospital Bed Linens Could be a Source of Infection Even After Being Washed

Did You Know? Hospital Bed Linens Could be a Source of Infection Even After Being Washed

A new study published in the Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology journal will make you even more nervous about your next hospital stay. ...

What's it Like to Launch a Startup?

What's it Like to Launch a Startup?

Q&A:  We asked Kirsten a few questions about her career path, what the start-up process was like and what advice she'd give to others who are considering starting their own business.

Compostable Bed Sheets For UVA Orientations Help Whole Campus Go Green

Compostable Bed Sheets For UVA Orientations Help Whole Campus Go Green

Preparing for the school year to begin can be a drain on resources for colleges across the country, and not just economically. Setting up visiting days and orientations requires the preparation of large amounts of food, providing rooms for thousands of students, and cleaning up after every event.

 

College Students Need to Hear All About These Laundry-Free Bed Sheets

College Students Need to Hear All About These Laundry-Free Bed Sheets

The monthly ritual of stripping your bed to wash your sheets is over. No more wasting money on detergent. No more rolls of quarters for a machine dedicated only to your sheets. Beantown Bedding, a Boston company started by two moms who were sending their kids off to college and couldn't find disposable sheets.

 

Being Environmentally Friendly Has Perks for Colleges and Universities

Being Environmentally Friendly Has Perks for Colleges and Universities

Did you know? According to Crain's Business, being environmentally friendly—like planting trees around campus, replacing light bulbs, and composti...

Here's How You Can Live More Sustainably on Campus

Here's How You Can Live More Sustainably on Campus

This article originally appeared in The News Record, University of Cincinnati's independent, student-run newspaper. Recycling and eco-friendly li...

Case Study: See How South Shore Hospital is Using Laundry-Free Linens®

Case Study: See How South Shore Hospital is Using Laundry-Free Linens®

According to the CDC, U.S. hospitals produce more than 5 billion pounds of laundry each year—which makes managing healthcare linens a never-ending...

Dealing with Bedbugs in College

Dealing with Bedbugs in College

This article was written by Gwen Elise, Author at Student Caffe, and originally appeared on the Student Caffe Blog, a place to explore real topics...

Sustainable Tourism: It’s Not Just for Tree-Huggers! Go Local and Laundry-Free with Beantown Bedding

Sustainable Tourism: It’s Not Just for Tree-Huggers! Go Local and Laundry-Free with Beantown Bedding

As the movement toward sustainable tourism, eco-tourism, and conscious tourism gains momentum, travelers are packing, trekking, eating and sleepi...

College Students Save Time and the Planet by Living Laundry-Free

College Students Save Time and the Planet by Living Laundry-Free

This time of year college students fill the football stadiums, rush fraternities and sororities, and of course, study for exams—but they’re not ha...