KSHE Update

Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers

President's Message

As we enter this wonderful season of gifts and giving, giving thanks is at the top of my list.


First, I am thankful for the amazing life, family and freedom God has allowed me to experience. Moreover, I do realize not everyone in this world can claim this blessing. For this, I am solemnly grateful.


As I travel down the path of life, I am thankful for the chance to make a positive impact in the lives of others. Working in healthcare has provided daily opportunities to assist people in their time of need. For this, I am forever appreciative.

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KSHE Update
  
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! Please have your data up to date in Portfolio Manager by March 1, 2019!

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Events and Education

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

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Kentucky Spotlight

Lexington Herald-Leader

Plans have been approved for a $14.4 million expansion for Baptist Health Lexington.

Visit https://www.kentucky.com/news/business/article222244715.html to view the full article online.

Healthcare Design

Norton Healthcare has announced renovation and construction plans at a cost of $78.3 million.

Visit https://www.healthcaredesignmagazine.com/news/renovation-plans-underway-for-new-unit-at-norton-childrens-hospital/ to view the full article online.

Lexington Herald-Leader

Pikeville Medical Center has announced plans for a children's hospital as well as a number of projects.

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ASHE Update

Health Facilities Management

The American Society for Health Care Engineering's three-part strategy for reducing ligature risks includes the steps Identify, Observe and Remove.

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Health Facilities Management

Topics in this month's mailbag include patient satisfaction and the storage of oxygen and carbon dioxide tanks.

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Health Facilities Management

According to ASHE's advocacy team, when submitting regulatory comments, it's important to state your position clearly and support it with data.

Visit https://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/3501-five-tips-on-submitting-regulatory-comments to view the full article online.

Health Facilities Management

Topics in this month's mailbag include patient satisfaction and the storage of oxygen and carbon dioxide tanks.

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Health Facilities Management

At larger hospitals or health systems, facility professionals might want to seriously consider insourcing services related to accreditation surveys, according to one expert.

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facilitiesnet.com

Performing and keeping careful records of regular roof inspections can help facilities stay on top of potential problems.

Visit https://www.facilitiesnet.com/roofing/article/Knowing-When-To-Perform-Roof-Inspections--18130 to view the full article online.

Healthcare Facilities Today

Lighting options such as human-centric lighting can have a positive effect on patient satisfaction scores.

Visit https://www.healthcarefacilitiestoday.com/posts/Patient-satisfaction-drives-lighting-investment-decisions--20076 to view the full article online.

Sustainability Spotlight
facilitiesnet.com

In choosing sustainable products, important considerations include durability and the product's ability to contribute to the environmental goals of your organization.

Visit https://www.facilitiesnet.com/green/article/4-Questions-Help-Facility-Managers-Select-Green-Products--18154 to view the full article online.

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Checking for data accuracy and identifying inexpensive ways to improve energy efficiency are among the starting points noted by one EPA official.

Visit https://www.facilitiesnet.com/energyefficiency/article/4-Steps-to-Respond-to-New-Energy-Star-Metrics--18100 to view the full article online.