KSHE Update
President's Message
Jack A. Merrill, CHE, CHFM, CHPA, CHC
Summer is definitely here! There have been numerous heat advisories in the Commonwealth as the Heat Index pushed well into the triple digits during the past several days. Not necessarily bad weather if you are on vacation, near water or air-conditioning. But if you’re not, and you are responsible for facility cooling systems, it can be a nerve racking time of the year. The one advantage you do have is belonging to the KSHE Team of Hospital Engineers who are all willing to assist each other and share their wealth of knowledge. Though some of our hospitals may compete with one another, we are part of a statewide group who have common goals and challenges. There are no lines between us.
KSHE Update
Mike Canales, KSHE Education Board Member
Your KSHE Board has been hard at work to provide continued and growing value to its membership. Thanks to this effort, we are ready to announce some excellent, affordable, and close to you education and professional development opportunities. These opportunities along with the annual ASHE Conference in August and HCC Conference in September are great opportunities to stay on top of the dramatic and continued changes in our profession.
Hyatt Regency Lexington & Lexington Conference Center, Lexington, Kentucky
The Healthcare Coalition Conference is considered to be one of the best and most affordable opportunities for learning and sharing in Kentucky. The Healthcare Coalition Conference consistently delivers top-notch educational content, hours of continuing education credits, as well as ongoing opportunities to discuss emerging issues and best practices with colleagues, vendors, and consultants. This program will be approved for contact hours & CEUs through ASHE!
Join us December 7, 2017 in Lexington. George Mills from The Joint Commission will catch us up on the newest and emerging accreditation changes being directed by CMS and integrated into The Joint Commission Standards. We are also planning a second very relevant presenter to make your day as valuable as possible. Seating will be limited to approximately 150 people, so be sure to register early. Registration Opens Soon!
Online Course - Rolling Registration
In response to ever tightening travel and education budgets, KSHE – in conjunction with the Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC) - developed an online course to expand the reach of its popular Certified Healthcare Technician Training Program. This timely offering was initially established in a classroom setting and delivered within Kentucky state lines. Now the program has been transferred to the online/distance learning environment to expand the reach of the training to any employed or contract technician providing services in a healthcare environment.
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Kentucky Spotlight
Susan Gosselin, The Lane Report
Kentucky is the home to some of the biggest and most important names in healthcare, insurance and aging care.
Barrett J. Brunsman, Cincinnati Business Courier
One of Greater Cincinnati's larges nursing home operators has begun construction of a $24 million health care and rehabilitation center in Northern Kentucky.
Connie Leonard, WAVE 3
A proper salute came Friday to Kentucky veterans by way of a state-of-the-art, 120-room Radcliff Veterans Center.
HFL News and Spotlight
Greetings from the Healthcare Facilities Leadership program at OCTC. In this newsletter, I would like to hit on a very specific industry trend that is impacting every healthcare facility professional from front line technicians to top leadership. It started out a couple of years ago with fire and smoke door inspections and has now expanded to ALL life safety equipment and features. The issue revolves around the "immediate" requirement to address life safety deficiencies. Gone are the days of 12 years to take care of life safety deficiencies on your Statement of Condition with a PFI.
ASHE Update
American Society for Healthcare Engineering
Did you know that the Certified Healthcare Facility Manager exam was updated earlier this year to reflect the 2012 edition of NFPA 99?
American Society for Healthcare Engineering
ASHE is recognizing outstanding members for their dedication to improving the health care physical environment.
American Society for Healthcare Engineering
ASHE has developed a comparison chart to help members whose facilities will be required to upgrade from business to ambulatory occupancy to comply with the new Conditions of Participation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Your Facilities Management News
Deanna Martin, Health Facilities Management
Hospital power systems need to run smoothly every minute of every day.
Tim Husen, Healthcare Construction + Operations
The health care industry is growing fast as America’s older population ages and younger generations reach record numbers.
Rick Cunningham, Healthcare Facilities Today
Regular maintenance will protect one of the most expensive assets in your healthcare facility: the roofing system.
Sustainability Spotlight
Matthew R. Freije, McKnight's
How you go about complying with the June 2 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services "requirement to reduce Legionella risk in healthcare facility water systems to prevent cases and outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease" could have a major impact on your facility—and possibly your job.
Reid Beauchamp, Colorado Real Estate Journal
Hospitals and health care facilities have the enormous responsibility of providing continuous, high-quality care while managing their costs.
Kevin Nute, GreenBiz
A building’s primary purpose may be to keep the weather out, but most do such an effective job of this that they also inadvertently deprive us of contact with two key requirements for our well-being and effectiveness: nature and change.
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