KSHE Update
President's Message
Hello Kentucky,

Can you believe that 2018 is already gone? It is also hard for me to believe my two-year term as KSHE President has ended. Recently, I was told, “The older you become-the faster time moves for you.” It seems like yesterday that you all asked me to serve as your President and entrusted me with your precious KSHE program. I hope and pray that I served you well, met your needs and moved KSHE another step towards performing as a top contender on the national level.
Greetings Kentucky; and Happy New 2019! I hope your Christmas and Holiday Season left you full of joy and excited about the prospects of this new year. There are exciting times ahead for KSHE and our growing membership base. The newly elected KSHE Board met in late November 2018 for two days of intensive interaction and planning. Here’s a peek at what you can expect to hear about in 2019:
The elections are behind us and the work is in front of us. One thing to know about your current KSHE Board for the 2019/2020 term is that it’s a “Roll Up Your Sleeves” Board. You’ll be hearing a lot from these ladies and gentlemen fairly soon, because our plans are pretty big. Please feel free to reach out to any of them if you’d like to get involved.
KSHE Update
Happy New Year! The question for 2019: Is it the right time for the Healthcare Facilities Technician(HFT) academic credential and Certified Healthcare Facilities Technician(CHFT) certification?
Events and Education
Happy New Year’s KSHE Members,
Your KSHE Board met in December for the annual planning meeting. Following is a list of educational offerings and goals for 2019:
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.
$129 a person and earns you 6 contact hours
Kentucky Hospital Association
On February 19, the Kentucky Hospital Association is offering the webinar "Ligature Risks: Ensuring Compliance with the CMS Hospital CoPs and TJC Requirements." A brochure with more details is available.
 Friday January 25, 2019
Start Time: 8:00 am
Location: IBEW Local 369 Union Hall
4315 Preston Highway
Louisville, KY 40213
Presenter: Dennis Steier; Breakfast/Lunch will be provided
RSVP to Matt Corbett at 502-773-9147 or mcorbett@cbehq.com
DLOM Group
Kentucky Spotlight
The Lane Report
Tom Miller, former president and CEO of Quorum Health in Nashville, TN, has been named CEO of UofL Health, which includes University of Louisville Hospital.
The Advocate-Messenger
According to a report from the Kentucky Hospital Association, the economic impact of Ephraim McDowell Health's three hospitals totaled $97.2 million in 2016.
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.
Make your Legionella Water Management Plan GREAT, Validate!
ASHE Update
Happy New Year to all! I hope that everyone had a great holiday season and a very happy start to the new year. This is a time of reflection and of planning; reviewing last year’s accomplishments and setting goals for the upcoming year.
First, I want to thank you for selecting me to represent Region 3 on the ASHE Board for 2018 and 2019. I have been delighted to present the accomplishments, initiatives and issues shared by our state chapters leadership to the ASHE Board over the past year. I have especially enjoyed working with and getting to know the Kentucky chapter leadership and members.
Health Facilities Management
Courses in the Quick Training series of online education programs from the American Society for Health Care Engineering are free and take only twenty minutes each to complete.
American Society for Health Care Engineering
The Certified Health Care Physical Environment Worker program, offered by the American Society for Health Care Engineering, is a new certification focused on patient safety, covering a number of topics, including construction in health care facilities.
Naylor Association Solutions
Your Facilities Management News
by David Stymiest, P.E., CHFM, CHSP, FASHE
Senior Consultant, SSR
CMS changed the long-used rules for both inventories and equipment inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) requirements in December 2013. The CMS changes require that, where law and regulations do not stipulate ITM, manufacturer ITM recommendations must be followed unless the organization has a compliant AEM Program and uses a risk-based process to determine how and when to deviate from manufacturer ITM recommendations.
by Dick Bartlett, Kentucky Hospital Association
Last summer, over ten-thousand people across the globe participated in a disaster exercise that simulated an internet-driven attack on critical lifeline infrastructure in 32 different areas - including our healthcare institutions.
Healthcare Facilities Today
To help keep health care facilities safe during cold weather, it's important to focus on the prevention of falls as well as lowering infection risk.
Sustainability Spotlight
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!
A number of potentially cost-efficient options are available when it comes to onsite power, but it's important to know all that's involved.
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