KSHE Update
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Education and Training
By Mike Canales, VP KSHE Education
 
Greetings KSHE Members,
 
Seems the COVID -19 is consuming much of our attention and time these days.  Given that it is either in its early stages or may possibly have a minimal impact,  everyone will continue to keep at least one eye on its progress.  In the meantime, life, work, and education goes on!   Spring will be with us very soon along with a number of opportunities for education and training.   Learn about what we have coming up in March:
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.
 
Apply today at https://kshe.org/page/scholarship_app
Kentucky Spotlight
The Lane Report
Baptist Health Lexington has opened a brand-new 27,000-square-foot cardiology workspace.
The Lane Report
Georgetown Community Hospital received the Innovation Award from the UK/Norton Healthcare Stroke Care Network for its work in improving stroke care. 
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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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Tuesday, September 29 - Thursday, October 1, 2020
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ASHE Update
Health Facilities Management
The American Society for Health Care Engineering's recommendations regarding COVID-19 include reviewing security and emergency management plans.
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Your Facilities Management News
Facilitiesnet.com
A number of resources are available for facility managers related to information about dealing with COVID-19, including a new guidance from ASHRAE.
Health Facilities Management
Thorough and effective prevention efforts can reduce the likelihood of mold development.
Healthcare Facilities Today
Trends likely to affect healthcare design this year include the integration of new technology and a focus on improving workplace environments.
Sustainability Spotlight
ASHE’s Energy to Care Program is a confidential and complimentary energy reduction program that helps health care facilities track, manage and communicate energy savings. The Energy to Care dashboard developed by ASHE has been updated to for a better user experience and easier to use. The free, online tool will help you benchmark your facilities’ energy usage and spend. Tracking the data can help build road maps for energy reduction. ASHE offers free tools to help you on this journey as well.  By participating in the Energy to Care Program, your facility is eligible for national recognition. The Energy to Care Award honors health care facilities that reduce energy consumption by 10% in a single year or 15% over two years. The program also recognizes previous award winners that reduce energy consumption by 5% in a single year. In addition, KSHE has a local chapter challenge known as the Energy Derby that uses the same data to award energy reduction successes.
Corporate Wellness Magazine
 A focus on sustainability can lead to wide-ranging benefits for hospitals.
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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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