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UV Disinfection Technology: Is it Worth the Cost?

With a rise in the prevalence of hospital-acquired infection (HAI) rates and the escalating emphasis in this area linking federal reimbursements to performance, hospitals have amplified their focus on new ways to combat this issue. In addition to rigorous personal hygiene protocol, the industry has seen an increased focus on more thorough cleaning by Environmental …

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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. Staffing methodology helps to optimize ES …

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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. Staffing methodology helps to optimize ES …

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How to Conduct an Environmental Services Contract Review

Your first question is probably Why conduct a contract review?  When we are invited into a hospital to complete an analysis of an existing contract(s), we find many of the contracts and follow-up amendments (if they can be located) sitting on a shelf, not looked at or understood.  They are often not reviewed or even …

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Real ES Staffing Standards – Hospital House Keeping

Adequately staffing a Healthcare Environmental Services department is one of the most unique challenges for any EVS operation.  While regulatory agencies provide some guidance to match Nurse staffing levels with patient acuity needs, EVS Departments lack regulatory guidance for staffing level needs for the vital services they provide. There are benchmarking organizations that can provide …

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Patient Satisfaction – The Environmental Service Connection

In yesteryears the prevailing memory in patient’s minds was their hospital experience was going to be less than optimal; food was going to be atrocious, cleaning will be inconsistent and indifference was generally the perceived attitude of the caregivers. Today government involvement to ensure the patient’s overall experience by leveling penalties and rewards to the …

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Green Cleaning in Today’s Hospitals

Environmental Services   In Environmental Services we have heard the term “Green Cleaning” for many years now.  What this often means to most of us in the industry is “the use of cleaning products and procedures that help protect the health and environment of patients, visitors and staff working in hospitals and healthcare facilities.” An …

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