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The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), of the American Hospital Association, has announced the recipients of the 2019 Environmental Services (ES) Department of the Year Award.
AHE Presents 2019 Heart of Health Care Award June 19, 2019 | Formats: News Release CHICAGO, June 19, 2019 –The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), of the American Hospital Association, has announced the recipient of the 2019 AHE Heart of Health Care Award.
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The staffing methodology includes metrics derived from actual hospital staffing standards currently in place and practiced in the field, as well as direction from industry experts who have spent their careers in honing the craft of environmental services staffing.
Sustainable programs are also among the Association for the Healthcare Environment Performance Improvements Measures that allow you to track operational success metrics. Use the sustainable pest control best practices in this document to support sustainability program metrics.
This documents gives guidance on how to market yourself through networking, making connections, preparing for calls, getting past gatekeepers, and achieving great outcomes.
  AHE Environmental Services Department of the Year 2018 - Children's Medical Center, Dallas
2018 Heart of Health Winner - Congratulations, James Carlin of Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ! Heart of Health Care Award Congratulations to Stephan Vick from Northside Hospital in Atlanta, who will be presented with The 2019 Heart of Health Care award during Exchange annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, August 21-24. Sponsored by
The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), of the American Hospital Association, has announced ServiceMaster Clean as a 2018-2020 Corporate Champion.
Managing an enhanced disinfection program requires a strategic approach to communication. Cathy Campbell provides three important components of a successful UVC device implementation.
John Scherberger, FAHE, CHESP, provides information on UV disinfection and important factors to consider when evaluating UV technologies.
Read about the unintended consequences caused by the application of the Hawthorne Effect and how it impacted an environmental services department.
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Recent outbreaks of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) and adenovirus among children have raised questions about ways to prevent transmission when those affected are admitted to a health care facility. This advisory offers information regarding AFM, viruses that are currently implicated, modes of transmission and measures of prevention.
Studies have shown that emphasis should be placed on adequately training environmental service workers and providing timely feedback on the thoroughness of cleaning by using fluorescent marking or ATP methods. By identifying the connectors and promoters from the front-line staff and focusing them on creating a culture of care and trust, we can take the organic approach to change and improved performance.
Health care textiles are a crucial component in the care and treatment of patients if positive outcomes are to be realized. The absence of guidance from regulatory organizations pertaining to the handling, internal transportation, and storage of hygienically clean textiles within the confines of health care facilities brings into question the hygienic integrity of such textiles. This document addresses the shortcomings and provides suggested direction and support.
An Environmental Service's leader as a Lean leader needs to be patient, inquisitive, keenly interested in problem-solving, a good communicator, and a mentor who likes to see people succeed. This paper will propose a proven strategy for becoming a Lean department through the leader's eyes.
Today, despite their many challenges, EVS is an important participant in making decisions around construction, technology, infection prevention and patient satisfaction in health care institutions. This paper will examine how changes in the health care industry have impacted ES operations.
The newly elected At Large Board Members for the 2019-2021 term have been elected and appointed.