KSHE Update
President's Message
By Joe Taylor, KSHE President
I’m so happy that cooler weather has arrived and that the “Summer of 2020” is behind us. I’m especially excited that our first EVER Healthcare Coalition Conference is still happening – even in the midst of a pandemic. Your KSHE Board is working very hard to put on a national-level, first-class virtual event, and it’s shaping up to be EPIC! At this writing there are nearly 350 attendees registered, which is THREE TIMES the number of people that usually attend our face-to-face events. I’m betting that by the start of the conference on Tuesday October 20th we will have over 500 hospital/healthcare registered attendees.
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Education and Training
Kentucky Hospital Association
KHA invites its members to the KHA Virtual Health Care Leadership Conference (HCLC) on November 11 where attendees will hear from government leaders and political experts on legislation and policy that affect Kentucky’s hospitals.
At the conference, KHA will present its 2021 Legislative Platform to the association members for approval. An ACHE face-to-face session will be offered after the conference.
Details and registration information will be announced soon.
Kentucky Spotlight
Kentucky Hospital Association
Today, KHA released a report to the media that discusses how Kentucky hospitals will lose an estimated $2.6 billion this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ASHE Update
Health Facilities Management
The American Society for Health Care Engineering's Community Forums represent a great resource for members interested in sharing ideas and interacting with colleagues.
Your Facilities Management News
Health Facilities Management
One recent adaptation in light of the challenges posed by the pandemic has been the increasing consideration of virtual building inspections.
When considering modular construction, it's important to understand the challenges as well as the potential benefits of the approach.
Healtcare Facilities Today
Focusing on healthy materials in healthcare construction and design can pay dividends for facilies.
Sustainability Spotlight
Christy Fetsch
KSHE Vendor Representative – Sustainability
Beginning an energy reduction and sustainability journey may seem like a daunting task. There is a misconception that facilities that focus on reducing energy and sustainability could negatively impact the patients or clinical staff. The efforts can actually enhance patient safety and patient satisfaction. ASHE and the Energy to Care program have taken out the guess work of where to start with the Sustainability Guide that can be found at the following link.
Health Facilities Management
Facility management professions are a key part of the energy management team in health care facilities.
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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