KSHE Update
President's Message
Joe Taylor
 
It certainly is a strange start to February 2020.  Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow Sunday predicting an early Spring;  I’m sitting on my front porch in shorts, a tee shirt, and flip-flops drinking a beer in 70 degree weather on February 3rd, and the Iowa Caucuses still can’t produce a winner.  Very strange.
Education and Training
Mike Canales
 
Greetings KSHE Members,
 
Superbowl, Valentines, Impeachment, Webinars, Caronavirus & CHFT!  As I write up this edition, I find several hot topics competing for my attention along with my daily duties and education update.
The Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers is now accepting applications from students attending or who have been accepted into a Kentucky based University or College in either a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate program.
 
Recipients receive $500 per semester for up to 8 continuous semesters. When considering the selection of the recipient of the KSHE Scholarship, priority will be given to relatives of KSHE Members. Secondary consideration will be given to relatives of healthcare employees. Third in the selection process will be any eligible student.
 
Click the button below for more information and to submit your application. Please email info@kshe.org with questions.
 
Application deadline is Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
 
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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March 6, 2020
7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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Lexington, Kentucky 40503
Tuesday, September 29 - Thursday, October 1, 2020
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501 W. 2nd Street
Owensboro, Kentucky 42301
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Owensboro Health Regional Hospital has received the Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award from the American Society for Health Care Engineering.
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ASHE is encouraging members to get involved regarding code development.
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Every local ordinance has its own fire code, and staying on top of it is important to your organization. 
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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 2020, 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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Holistic hospitals promote environmental sustainability and improved wellness for patients and staff.
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Communicating with staff regarding the environmental benefits of a project can help to foster buy-in.
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 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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