KSHE Update
President's Message
As we enter this wonderful season of gifts and giving, giving thanks is at the top of my list.

First, I am thankful for the amazing life, family and freedom God has allowed me to experience. Moreover, I do realize not everyone in this world can claim this blessing. For this, I am solemnly grateful.

As I travel down the path of life, I am thankful for the chance to make a positive impact in the lives of others. Working in healthcare has provided daily opportunities to assist people in their time of need. For this, I am forever appreciative.
KSHE Update
  
KSHE is hosting its first annual statewide competition among hospitals and other healthcare facilities to save energy and protect the climate. Competitors will work off excessive energy use through improvements in energy efficiency with help from KSHE, ASHE, and the Energy to Care program. The facilities that shed the most energy consumption will be recognized as the winners. KSHE is offering prizes and recognition to members who help their buildings become top energy and water savers! Please have your data up to date in Portfolio Manager by March 1, 2019!
Events and Education
The orientation of technicians, outside vendors and contractors in healthcare is not only a safety issue, it is required for accreditation with organizations such as The Joint Commission. Safe Day One is an online healthcare facilities orientation & safety training. It’s not enough to be safe one day; we must be safe day one.
 
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Kentucky Spotlight
Lexington Herald-Leader
Plans have been approved for a $14.4 million expansion for Baptist Health Lexington.
Healthcare Design
Norton Healthcare has announced renovation and construction plans at a cost of $78.3 million.
Lexington Herald-Leader
Pikeville Medical Center has announced plans for a children's hospital as well as a number of projects.
ASHE Update
Health Facilities Management
The American Society for Health Care Engineering's three-part strategy for reducing ligature risks includes the steps Identify, Observe and Remove.
Health Facilities Management
Topics in this month's mailbag include patient satisfaction and the storage of oxygen and carbon dioxide tanks.
Health Facilities Management
According to ASHE's advocacy team, when submitting regulatory comments, it's important to state your position clearly and support it with data.
Health Facilities Management
Topics in this month's mailbag include patient satisfaction and the storage of oxygen and carbon dioxide tanks.
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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Health Facilities Management
At larger hospitals or health systems, facility professionals might want to seriously consider insourcing services related to accreditation surveys, according to one expert.
facilitiesnet.com
Performing and keeping careful records of regular roof inspections can help facilities stay on top of potential problems.
Healthcare Facilities Today
Lighting options such as human-centric lighting can have a positive effect on patient satisfaction scores.
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Sustainability Spotlight
facilitiesnet.com
In choosing sustainable products, important considerations include durability and the product's ability to contribute to the environmental goals of your organization.
facilitiesnet.com
Checking for data accuracy and identifying inexpensive ways to improve energy efficiency are among the starting points noted by one EPA official.
 
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