KSHE Update
President's Message
By Joe Taylor
 
I want to start off this monthly newsletter with some words of encouragement. Most of you reading this are highly skilled, extremely talented, dedicated facility leaders and care givers. You put aside the stresses you live with at home and come to work every day to fight the battles that assure that our patients and staff have a safe, healthy environment in which to heal and perform healing. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! You and your teams are appreciated.
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Education and Training
By Lindy Jordan
 
We hope you are staying safe and appreciate the hard work every one of our members is putting forth to ensure public health and safety during this challenging time. Due to the far-reaching impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had in our communities, the KSHE Board of Directors has made the decision to transition the in person 2020 Healthcare Coalition Conference (HCC) to a virtual live conference experience.
By Andy Woommavovah
 
Hello from the Membership Desk. I know that there has been a lot of stress within our profession due to the COVID-19 virus. I pray that all is well with you, your families and coworkers.

The Board has been hard at work developing plans for our future, and I would like to extend my gratitude to them for the leadership provided during these unprecedented times.

Christopher Buford and I are working to get a new focus on our membership program. I would like to remind you of our 2020 Goals.
Kentucky Spotlight
The Lane Report
Healthcare facilities in Kentucky have responded to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of capacity needs and other considerations.
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COIT
ASHE Update
Health Facilities Management
The American Society for Health Care Engineering and the Association for the Health Care Environment both have online resource pages covering a range of topics related to COVID-19.
Your Facilities Management News
Health Facilities Management
Members of the American Society for Health Care Engineering’s operational excellence committee weigh in on the factors that shape excellence in facility management.
Infection Control Today
Effective risk assessment can help reduce the likelihood infection issues during a construction project.
AZ Big Media
The COVID-19 pandemic has led some to evaluate how healthcare facility design might change in the future.
Sustainability Spotlight
Health Facilities Management
Getting buy-in from organization leadership is key for energy saving success.
Healthcare Facilities Today
Many options are available when designing healthcare facilities with sustainability as well as efficiency in mind.
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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