KSHE Update

Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers

KSHE Update

Greetings All!

Electronic voting for your KSHE Board serving during 2019 and 2020 is currently open and will remain so until October 31st at 5:00PM CST. We have an AMAZING slate of candidates – some having served as Board members previously, and some brand new, extremely talented people that will add fresh ideas and energy. Once elected the new KSHE Board will be gathering in Louisville on November 28th and 29th to formulate the Strategic Vision and Plan for the next couple of years. We currently have approximately 450 active, voting members of KSHE. I’m hoping for a 75 percent voter turn-out. Please review the Bios for each of the candidates by clicking CANDIDATE BIOS. KSHE is distributing the ballot to members via email, so check your inbox and vote today!

Joe Taylor, KSHE President-Elect

DLOM Group
Education and Training
November 30, 2018, Louisville, Kentucky
Sponsorship and Registration is Opening Soon!

Visit https://kshe.site-ym.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1134871&group= to view the full article online.

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.

Visit https://kshe.site-ym.com/page/sd1_training to view the full article online.

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.
Make your Legionella Water Management Plan GREAT, Validate!
Kentucky Spotlight
The Lane Report
Louisville-based Norton Healthcare has moved up two spots, to fourth, on the list, which is compiled Healthiest Employers.

Visit https://www.lanereport.com/106028/2018/09/norton-healthcare-ranked-4th-in-healthiest-100-workplaces-in-america-list/ to view the full article online.

The Sentinel-News
KentuckyOne Health has issued a statement asserting that it is "not planning for the closure of Jewish Hospital" and that discussions continue with BlueMountain Capital Management.

Visit https://www.sentinelnews.com/content/kentuckyone-health-disputes-reports-jewish-hospital-closure to view the full article online.

ASHE Update
American Society for Healthcare Engineering
ASHE's advocacy team is encouraging members and others in the field to submit comments on a tentative interim amendment (TIA) made to NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems.

Visit https://www.magnetmail.net/actions/email_web_version.cfm?ep=oVU7LPCNIdFgd72Y6TkE_H3aUnrGermHEJaAdnrfbfRLFe-YaaW6uCfx_iXzSTtRjZF1AxCn6a9xNAG4wWeDrlgp0Qi_U87yEkArkpa3xgzmJFqW3CE18Jid5GoEdRVE to view the full article online.

Health Facilities Management
Topics in this month's mailbag include drills regarding the prevention of infant abduction and the use of medical-gases hoses in an ED trauma room.

Visit https://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/3447-questions-and-answers-for-ashe-members to view the full article online.

Your Facilities Management News
HIT Infrastructure
The sheer volume of network-connected devices can place a strain on the resources of healthcare organizations, but solutions are available.

Visit https://hitinfrastructure.com/news/building-scalable-healthcare-internet-of-things-networks to view the full article online.

Facility Executive
When it comes to dealing with the aftermath of an event that has caused extensive water damage, best practices include checking for electrical threats and identifying potential environmental hazards.

Visit https://facilityexecutive.com/2018/09/10-tips-for-when-water-damage-hits/ to view the full article online.

Healthcare Construction + Operations
Lean process improvement techniques can help increase efficiency in healthcare design and construction projects.

Visit http://hconews.com/2018/09/17/using-lean-3p-to-implement-operational-change-in-healthcare-settings/ to view the full article online.

Sustainability Spotlight
KSHE is hosting its first annual statewide competition among hospitals and other healthcare facilities to save energy and protect the climate. Competitors will work off excessive energy use through improvements in energy efficiency with help from KSHE, ASHE, and the Energy to Care program. The facilities that shed the most energy consumption will be recognized as the winners. KSHE is offering prizes and recognition to members who help their buildings become top energy and water savers!

Visit https://kshe.site-ym.com/page/energy_derby to view the full article online.

Overcoming barriers to the implementation of efficient energy projects involves improving the quality of communication among stakeholders.

Visit https://www.facilitiesnet.com/energyefficiency/article/How-To-Talk-About-Energy-Efficiency-in-Financial-Terms---17990?source=part to view the full article online.

Health Facilities Management
Energy treasure hunts can help hospitals identify areas in which they can become more energy efficient, provided the necessary stake-holders are involved.

Visit https://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/3459-best-practices-emerge-for-hospitals-during-energy-treasure-hunts to view the full article online.