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Alternative Waste Stream Solutions Make Hospitals Safer, More Efficient

When a pregnant woman goes in to deliver a baby at a medical center it’s easy to understand that in a few days she will leave holding her new bundle of joy. But from the time she enters the hospital until the time she exits with her baby, she leaves a lot of things behind... During her stay, lots of waste is created -- everything from medical waste resulting from birth, to the food she leaves on her tray, to the water used to wash her bed sheets. It all becomes part of the hospital waste stream.      

By |June 13th, 2019|Categories: Healthcare Blog|Comments Off on Alternative Waste Stream Solutions Make Hospitals Safer, More Efficient

How to Get Started in Lean & Six Sigma Without Getting Overwhelmed

Maybe you’ve heard of Lean. It’s the name we give the philosophies, tools, and systems originally developed by Toyota to build highly reliable and consistent cars. Lean isn’t just for cars, though. It’s been adopted by thousands of companies worldwide and is a proven catalyst for improving quality, reducing costs, and boosting employee morale. It’s sister discipline, Six Sigma, developed at Motorola in the 1980s and popularized at General Electric in the 1990s, leverages statistical tools to understand and improve business processes. Together, Lean and Six Sigma (typically called “Lean Six Sigma”) have proven to be a powerful driving force

By |June 11th, 2019|Categories: Education Blog, Lean & Six Sigma|Comments Off on How to Get Started in Lean & Six Sigma Without Getting Overwhelmed

How an Education Consulting Firm Can Help Your University, College, or Private School

In today's highly competitive climate, colleges, universities, private schools, and other educational institutions need help to attract and retain students and to increase their financial well-being. Education consulting firms provide the experience, expertise, and objective perspective needed to help schools operate more efficiently, reduce unnecessary costs, increase revenue streams, improve student retention, and develop data-driven strategic plans for the future. What Do Higher Education Consulting Firms Do? A higher education consulting firm provides customized solutions to the challenges that educational institutions face. Every school has its own unique set of problems it must deal with to increase the satisfaction of

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Education Blog|Comments Off on How an Education Consulting Firm Can Help Your University, College, or Private School

Five Items to Consider Before Conducting a Security Risk Assessment

Healthcare organizations should conduct a security risk assessment annually to serve as a basis for revising the organization’s security program to address new technologies, workplace violence, and community crime risk.  Prior to beginning an assessment consider these five items: 1.       Assessment frequency and completeness 2.       Purpose and design of assessment 3.       Source and quality of security program data 4.       Key user feedback 5.       Threat versus vulnerability Assessment frequency and completeness It is recommended that you conduct a comprehensive assessment annually. Additionally, organizations may choose to complete a limited assessment in response to a serious incident or an increase in risk

By |May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Healthcare Blog, Security vs. Risk Assessment|Comments Off on Five Items to Consider Before Conducting a Security Risk Assessment

Optimal ES Workforce Utilization

Read Rock Jensen's article published by Health Facilities Management Magazine! As a leader in the healthcare industry, Jensen describes key strategies for optimal ES workforce utilization such as building an inventory, creating a staffing analysis, combining staffing metrics, including nonproductive labor expenses, and how to take your first step.

By |April 9th, 2019|Categories: Environmental Services, Healthcare Blog|Comments Off on Optimal ES Workforce Utilization

What is the right CMMS software for my facility?

A computerized maintenance management system has always been a good idea. You already know the old method doesn't work. Spreadsheets and paper-and-pen systems waste your time and try your patience. You copy and paste into the wrong cell or misplace a piece of paper. Small mistakes quickly get compounded.  So, what is the right CMMS software for my facility. CMMS makes your job easier. It helps you: Reduces equipment downtime to a minimum Cuts maintenance costs overall Extends asset life Automates preventative maintenance scheduling A CMMS software delivers clear, measurable returns on your investment. Modern CMMS software has moved from on-premises

By |March 13th, 2019|Categories: Facilities Management/Engineering, Healthcare Blog|Comments Off on What is the right CMMS software for my facility?