KSHE Update
KSHE Update
Greetings from the HFL program at OCTC! With each passing semester, the HFL program continues to hit new mile markers and experience greater student success. This past semester the program surpassed applications from over 30 states and over 100 Students who have enrolled! The HFL program has also experienced a number of student’s advancing into management positions. One of the biggest announcements for this newsletter is the approval of a new credential for technicians called Healthcare Facilities Technician(HFT).
Dear Region 3 Members:

Wow! I can hardly believe that 2017 and my second term is almost over. Seems the older I get the faster time goes. Whew! What a fast four years. It has been a wonderful time of getting to know many of you and being able to serve you on the national level.

For an ASHE update, several things have been going on this year:
Certified Healthcare Technician is Now the Healthcare Facilities Orientation & Safety Training - Safe Day One

$129 a person and earns you 6 contact hours

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.
We're dedicated to providing you high quality healthcare linen solutions.
Logan's Healthcare Linen
For over 85 years, Logan's has provided high service healthcare linen outsourcing solutions that actually improve our clients' bottom line. You will also have no initial investments in linens, equipment, chemicals and staffing. Top regional hospitals rely on Logan's to provide and process healthcare linens. Our services focus exclusively on the healthcare industry's unique needs. We can say with pride, in the history of the company we have never missed a delivery.
Kentucky Spotlight
The Lane Report
The healthcare and social assistance section is expected to account for nearly one-third of the job growth in Central Kentucky between 2012 and 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Construction on the project is expected to be complete by August 2018.
Kentucky’s Accredited Environmental Microbiological Laboratory
Environmental Safety Technologies, Inc.
Environmental Safety Technologies is a full service Industrial Hygiene firm, an AIHA Accredited Environmental Microbiological Laboratory and CDC ELITE Legionella laboratory. We provide consultation to healthcare facilities regarding healthcare construction, infection prevention and Legionella risk assessments.
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ASHE Update
American Society for Healthcare Engineering
Successful health care systems put an emphasis on convenience-focused consumers by providing quality patient care in a quick, accessible way. Amazon is known to have made great strides in the shopping industry, and now other industries are following in its footsteps.
American Society for Healthcare Engineering
The emergency management standards are being updated by the Joint Commission in order to reflect CMS requirements. The surveying of hospitals began on Nov. 15 and ASHE has all your updates.
American Society for Healthcare Engineering
The 2018 Architecture for Health Showcase is now accepting applications. Celebrate your new construction project by applying now and get a chance to show off your newest renovation or construction project.
DLOM Group
Your Facilities Management News
Health Facilities Management
With technology constantly changing and updating, the basics of fire safety remain consistent. Safety layering is essential in regards to fire prevention and protection.
Facility Executive
Facility management has an important role to play in preparing for emergency events, according to a new white paper.
Healthcare Design
In addition to their standard services, modern urban medical centers focus on wellness by providing a broad range of other health-related services.
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.
Healthcare Facilities Today
Making a commitment to environmental sustainability can lead to big savings for healthcare facilities.
Popular Science
With healthcare accounting for 10 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., hospitals are seeking solutions.
BOSS Magazine
When choosing a building automation system, consider the factors of ease of use, potential energy savings, and compliance with regulatory requirements.
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