KSHE Update
President's Message
It’s been six days since our 2019 Healthcare Coalition Conference in Louisville ended. What an awesome, exciting, and exhausting conference. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Our keynote speaker, former Utah Jazz star Mr. Thurl Bailey, set the tone for the conference with his “I See Potential in You” leadership training. Thurl stayed around after his presentation until every hand was shaken, every photo was taken, and every question was answered. What a gentleman! ESPN has honored Thurl and his 1983 NC State Championship team with one of their "30 for 30" specials. Take a look when you have a chance.
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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KSHE Update
Greetings KSHE Members! So much has happened since my last update. Since the official announcement of the Healthcare Facilities Technician (HFT) academic program, there has been major movement on two other very important areas of development for healthcare facilities technicians, apprenticeship and the Certified Healthcare Facilities Technician (CHFT).
The Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers have a long-standing relationship with the Kentucky Hospital Association. Pam Kirchem represents KHA on the KSHE board, and President Joe Taylor attended KHA board meetings in February and May 2019. KHA represents 125 hospitals in Kentucky and works diligently to advocate on behalf of hospitals with one united voice. KHA utilizes seven lobbyists to stay apprised of hospital issues, speak to legislators and create policies that benefit hospitals and healthcare workers. KHA’s Circle of Friends Political Action Committee makes these conversations with legislators possible. The funds donated to Circle of Friends are used to support the campaigns of legislators who understand hospital issues. Support from Circle of Friends helps keep these legislators in office and ensure healthcare issues are on the top of their mind.
DLOM Group
Events and Education
Greetings KSHE Members,
Hard to believe it is fall already and another successful HCC is in the books! From CHFM to CHC to Toolbox to Emergency Management to a fantastic key note speaker, and many other quality programming and trade show events, this year’s conference stands as another incredible value for you as KSHE members. If you were unable to attend the conference this year, we hope you are making plans and are able to join us in Owensboro next year. That being said, we still have lots of educational opportunities left this year to bring value to your membership!
Our Lady Of Bellefonte Hospital
Bellefonte Pavilion
2000 Ashland Drive
Ashland, Kentucky 41101
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
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Whayne Cat formerly Walker Machinery Co.
As the only authorized Cat® dealership in the region, we are equipped to meet your needs with genuine Cat engines and generators sets. We also provide the power generator service that a wide variety of industries trust and rely on. Power outages don’t stick to a 9am to 5pm work schedule. That’s why we are ready to back you up with round-the-clock expert generator service and repair.
Kentucky Spotlight
The Lane Report
Norton Hospital tops the list, with 1,430 beds.
ASHE Update
Health Facilities Management
A new tool from the American Society for Health Care Engineering is designed to help clarify requirements regarding life safety decommissioning.
Schardein Mechanical
Your Facilities Management News
Healthcare Facilities Today
Effective waiting room design can go a long way in improving patient experience at a healthcare facility.
Health Facilities Management
As the average age of facility management professionals rises, experts are focusing on ways to head off a possible workforce shortage in the coming years.
The principles of lean management can be a good fit for many aspects of facilities 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!
Health Facilities Management
A VA medical center has taken an innovative approach to manage storm-water runoff.
Environment + Energy Leader
Ways to improve energy efficiency include taking a proactive approach to maintaining and managing equipment and making effective use of HVAC and lighting controls.
Social Media
The orientation of technicians and contractors in healthcare is a patient safety issue that we should all be talking about. Help us get the word out, and let us know how Safe Day One has helped your facility. Please share your experiences with us at info@safedayone.org and follow us today!
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