Jack Merrill, President KSHE
If you have lived in the Commonwealth for any length of time, you know that a long - drawn out winter cuts our springtime short as we move abruptly into summer. If you do not believe me, look at your HVAC Technicians. They are most likely looking tired and frazzled! However, on the bright side, you had extra time to service chillers, cooling towers, pumps and other cooling system components. Those of you who were able to take advantage of this extra time should see the payback this year.
Mike Canales, KSHE Education Board Member
Seems we skipped spring this year and went straight to summer. It is hard to believe we are half way through the year and just a few short months away from the annual conference in Owensboro! I would like to take a few paragraphs to update you on the current and emerging opportunities for education and professional development for KSHE members and those that work in and around healthcare facilities.
September 18-20, 2018, Owensboro Convention Center
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. Healthcare Coalition Conference is designed to meet the educational needs of health care engineers, professionals involved in managing safety & security in healthcare facilities, as well as professionals in healthcare supply chain and materials management.
The program is approved by ASHE for 12.25 contact hours and 1.25 CEUs, and registration is open now!
September 17, 2018, Owensboro, Kentucky
KSHE membership has long supported the concept of certifying contractors who wish to work in their Kentucky hospitals. The emphasis is on “Certification” because at the end of this 1-day program, there is a certification exam. Those who pass the exam will be designated “Certified Healthcare Contractor.” This certification will be valid for 3 years.
Learn more about our certification programs or email email@example.com for further clarification.
The Lane Report
KentuckyOne Health's Our Lady of Peace hospital received a Kentucky Hospital Association Quality Award at the 89th Annual KHA Convention in Lexington.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has granted a five-year accreditation to the Baptist Health Paducah Sleep Center.
Energy Star offers free training for KSHE members who are participating in the ASHE Energy to Care Chapter Challenge! Webinars coming up in June include Ask the Expert, Make a splash with quick water wins, and Portfolio Manager 101-301. Click the link below to view the webinar calendar and register!
The ASHE Annual Conference creates the ideal environment to connect with fellow colleagues while preparing yourself for future trends and challenges in health care. Attendees can earn up to 20.5 contact hours and gain valuable tools and resources to better navigate through an ever changing health care landscape. Join us in Seattle as we prepare for the future of health care, and take the time to review and develop your career game plan.
Health Facilities Management
Both patients and staff feel the effects when a hospital is plagued with excessive noise. A number of factors can help to reduce the level of noise.
Bolder designs are taking over from more neutral approaches in healthcare design as facilities look to visually brand their identities.
For healthcare facilities, maintaining the reliability of power systems is crucial. Such maintenance involves good design, safety assessments, and proper replacement of old equipment.
Health Facilities Management
For hospitals, the most challenging requirements identified by the Joint Commission included providing and maintaining systems for extinguishing fires and managing risks associated with utility systems.
Healthcare Facilities Today
Among the areas to consider first when evaluating how your facility can become more energy-efficient are air leaks and lighting.
Green roofs, such as the 60,000-foot one atop the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, can help to insulate buildings, among other benefits.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org