KSHE Update
President's Message
Jack Merrill CHE, CHFM, CHPA, CHC
The Annual ASHE Conference, held in Indianapolis earlier this month, saw more than 4,000 people in attendance. KSHE had strong representation with more members present than I have ever witnessed at one of these events. On behalf of KSHE, I formally accepted the Platinum Elite Chapter Award which you all made possible with your support of the Energy to Care program. I was honored to address the other Chapters in our Region and share the awesome, progressive programs Kentucky has developed and initiated. The members of KSHE should be very proud that Kentucky leads the Nation on several fronts. I can honestly say from my heart that I am very proud and thankful for the opportunity to serve you and to work with such a dynamic Board who are dedicated to improving Healthcare.
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.
University Club of Kentucky, Lexington - 9/26/2017
Online registration is available until: 9/19/2017. For more information, contact KSHE at info@kshe.org or call 844-625-1200.
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!
Naylor Association Solutions
Kentucky Spotlight
Williamson Daily News
The Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department of Public Health officially designated Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center a Level IV Trauma Center. The medical center can provide initial care and stabilization of traumatic injuries while arranging transfer to a higher level of trauma care.
By becoming an affiliate with the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, the state's only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, Clark Regional Medical Center will now be able to offer patients specialty and subspecialty care.
The Lane Report
The $1.1 Million grant funding will help identify and address the issues that affect well-being and health equity which will include screenings for basic human needs. The goal is to help close gaps in community resources.
ASHE Update
American Society for Healthcare Engineering
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has dropped its proposal to make survey reports and plans of corrections from accrediting organizations publicly available online. CMS said in a final rule published this month that it will not require public posting of survey reports.
The American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association
ASHE has published a new monograph to show facility leaders how to conduct succession planning and develop their own personal career path. The monograph was available at the ASHE Annual Conference onsite bookstore and is now available as a free PDF download for ASHE members.
The American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association
ASHE is developing resources to help members comply with new door inspection requirements. A new webpage shows existing resources on this topic and allows members to sign up to be notified when new resources are available. Resources currently in development include a door inspection and maintenance book and a new hosted education program that will bring door inspection training on site to health facilities and chapters.
DLOM Group
Your Facilities Management News
Healthcare Facilities Today
As hospitals and health systems plan for the future, five critical questions about facilities should be addressed.
Healthcare Facilities Today
The healthcare industry has relied on infrastructure and construction practices that have not evolved in five decades. Prefabrication and modular manufacturing allows for fast, low-cost, and scalable solutions for facility construction.
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Association and the Rhode Island Department of Health issued an updated ‘playbook’ to prepare healthcare facilities for power outages.
HCO News
Sophisticated, established smoke detection technology is transforming the approach to fire-hazard monitoring while promising less disruption to patients and staff.
Sustainability Spotlight
KSHE has just 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.
Health Facilities Management
According to Energy Star Commercial Buildings, a division of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), hospitals are the second-largest consumers of energy. In an effort to streamline costs and reduce energy use, a comprehensive assessment of current systems and an action plan is needed.
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