KSHE Update

Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers

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Kentucky Spotlight
Four Rivers Business Journal
Congratulations to KSHE Board Member, Matt Snow – 2017 Young Leader of Western Kentucky!

Visit http://www.paducahsun.com/special/page-a/page_85616432-ebc5-5457-8e2c-26ebc60a0507.html to view the full article online.

The Lane Report
Baptist Health Lexington and Saint Joseph Martin both received a five-star rating on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Hospital Compare site.

Visit https://www.lanereport.com/85693/2018/01/baptist-health-lexington-one-of-only-two-hospitals-in-kentucky-to-receive-5-star-cms-ratings/ to view the full article online.

ASHE Update
Health Facilities Management
The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) has provided insight on the revised Condition of Participation concerning corridor doors as it relates to mechanisms used to maintain a door-closing force of five pounds.

Visit https://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/3258-clarification-on-cms-life-safety-requirements-for-door-latches to view the full article online.

Health Facilities Management
Beginning in January, Healthcare Facilities Management magazine has joined ASHE's existing communications, along with the weekly newsletter HFM Insider.

Visit https://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/3237-welcome-to-ashes-hfm to view the full article online.

Health Facilities Management
The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) has issued further information on the CMS ligature-risk policy as it relates to emergency departments and other areas.

Visit https://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/3259-ashe-issues-update-on-cms-ligature-risk-policy?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=hfminsider&utm_content=20180116&eid=413886022&bid=1972574 to view the full article online.

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McKnight’s Long-Term Care News
Effective water management programs can help reduce the risk of legionellosis in healthcare facilities.

Visit https://www.mcknights.com/marketplace/how-to-develop-a-water-management-program/article/738635 to view the full article online.

Healthcare Facilities Today
Smart bathroom design in healthcare facilities can help reduce the risk of infections spreading.

Visit https://www.healthcarefacilitiestoday.com/posts/Restroom-design-working-to-keep-healthcare-facilities-healthy--17532 to view the full article online.

Clinical Leadership & Infection Control
Healthcare facilities are taking a number of approaches as they attempt to cope with the influx of patients presenting with flu symptoms, including employing telemedicine and getting creative with the spaces used to accommodate patients.

Visit https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/flu-update-how-cleveland-clinic-and-others-are-handling-high-patient-volumes.html to view the full article online.

Healthcare Facilities Today
Effective maintenance planning and scheduling can help facilities manage the cost of maintaining equipment.

Visit https://www.healthcarefacilitiestoday.com/posts/details.aspx?id=17484 to view the full article online.

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Sustainability Spotlight
KSHE has launched the KSHE Energy Derby as part of the ASHE Energy to Care challenge. If you are curious of how to set up a profile on Energy Star Portfolio Manager and get involved with the Energy to Care program, it’s all spelled out step by step on our website. We’ve included tutorials and videos to make signing up as smooth as possible. Share your data with KSHE to be a part of the new statewide competition and to receive Kentucky-specific tips for saving money and reducing your energy and water consumption. Email info@kshe.org for assistance.

Visit http://kshe.org/page/energy_derby to view the full article online.

Health Facilities Management
Offering a number of benefits, including energy savings, LED technology is increasingly being used in hospitals.

Visit https://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/3256-lighting-goes-high-tech-to-better-serve-hospitals to view the full article online.

Energy Manager Today
Buildings that use interconnected "smart" technologies can help save on energy expenditures.

Visit https://www.energymanagertoday.com/smart-tech-office-buildings-0174106/ to view the full article online.