KSHE Update
President's Message
Greetings KSHE, and welcome to “Summer in the Commonwealth.” I don’t know about your city, but it’s HOT and WET in western Kentucky. Nothing new right? Give it a day or two and who knows – maybe we’ll see some Kentucky sunshine.
 
There’s a lot going on in KSHE this summer:
KSHE Update
The ASHE Chapter Level Affiliation Awards recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of affiliate chapters that partner with ASHE to help optimize the health care physical environment. ASHE offers platinum, gold, silver, and bronze level awards with an elite bonus to chapters focused on sustainability efforts. The Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers has been awarded once again the ASHE Platinum Elite Chapter Affiliation for 2018 efforts.
Greetings, KSHE Chapter Members! This is my first communication out to you as your VP of Membership and I am very excited to serve you in this role. This year, we have some additional professionals supporting our membership activities. You may know them by their active participation in our chapter or previous leadership roles.
Julia Frith is System Manager of Infection Prevention at Norton Healthcare. Julia started her nursing career in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Norton Children’s Hospital and has been in Infection Prevention for 11 years. She received her bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Louisville, her masters in nursing from Bellarmine University and her doctorate in nursing practice with an emphasis in executive leadership from University of Kentucky. Julia is certified in infection control through the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology. She is a member of APIC and has served on the National APIC Practice Guidance Committee.
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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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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The Lane Report
The Chartis Center for Rural Health has named Clark Regional Medical Center of its Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the U.S.
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ASHE Update
Health Facilities Management
To help members more accurately assess their own professional strengths, the American Society for Health Care Engineering’s (ASHE’s) Member Tool Task Force offers a number of suggestions.
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The American Society for Health Care Engineering's Exit Sign Inspection & Burden Survey examined failures for LED exit signs and related staffing costs.
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Schardein Mechanical
Your Facilities Management News
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In preparing for a Joint Commission survey, it's important to understand what areas surveys will be observing most closely.
Healthcare Facilities Today
Effective hospital design has the potential to lower facility costs in a number of ways.
BOSS Magazine
The rise of telehealth services could end up having a major impact on medical centers, and on facility management.
Sustainability Spotlight
  
Annually ASHE hosts a competition among hospitals and other healthcare facilities to save energy and protect the climate, known as Energy to Care. To create local interest, KSHE has created its own competition, The Energy Derby, to increase efforts in hospitals statewide to reduce excessive energy use. Energy reduction is driven through improvements in energy efficiency with help from KSHE, ASHE, and the Energy to Care program. The member facilities that shed the most energy consumption will be recognized.
 
In 2019, KSHE is offering energy benchmarking support and a free energy assessment to members to assist facilities that may be limited on resources.
 
Click Here to request KSHE help to benchmark your member facility, update your data, and help you take home the prize!
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American Society for Health Care Engineering Sustainability Program Manager Kara Brooks shares how members can get more involved with Energy to Care efforts.
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Healthcare facilities can learn a lot regarding resilience and power security from military bases.
 
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