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Events and Education
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 Monday, April 15, 2019.

Visit https://kshe.org/page/Scholarship to view the full article online.

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Safe Day One is recommended by ASHE as the best online education preparation for the new Certified Health Care Physical Environment Worker credential. 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 Spotlight

Healthcare Construction + Operations

As part of a large renovation project, Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville has opened a new medical/surgical unit with 24 beds.

Visit http://hconews.com/2019/02/28/norton-childrens-hospital-opens-expansive-new-unit/ to view the full article online.


Courier Journal

Expert analysts suggest that acquiring  KentuckyOne facilities including Jewish Hospital could lead to significant opportunities for the University  of Louisville.

Visit https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2019/02/21/university-louisville-sees-reward-risk-jewish-hospital-sale/2936660002/ to view the full article online.

ASHE Update

Health Facilities Management

In partnership with Powered for Patients, the American Society for Health Care Engineering is working on a new project designed to help protect emergency power systems in hospitals during a crisis situation.

Visit https://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/3561-ashe-powered-for-patients-partner-on-dhs-project-to-strengthen-resiliency to view the full article online.


Health Facilities Management

Susan McLaughlin, FASHE, CHFM, CHSP, winner of ASHE's Presidents Award, describes her journal in the compliance field.

Visit https://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/3539-trailblazing-woman-wins-ashe-presidents-award to view the full article online.

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Your Facilities Management News

Healthcare Construction + Operations

The changes brought by the increased use of prefabrication include different models of communication among various stakeholders.

Visit http://hconews.com/2019/02/21/how-prefabrication-is-changing-healthcare-construction-and-design/ to view the full article online.


facilitiesnet.com

An effective water management plan should include but not be limited to considerations regarding the prevention of Legionella.

Visit https://www.facilitiesnet.com/hvac/article/Four-Steps-To-a-Water-Management-Plan--18249 to view the full article online.


Facility Executive

With spring on the horizon, it's a good time to examine building facades and make needed repairs.

Visit https://facilityexecutive.com/2019/02/spring-ideal-time-clean-building-facades-survey-damage/ to view the full article online.

Sustainability Spotlight
  
Final chance to update your 2018 data in Portfolio Manager to win the first ever Energy Derby! 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.


facilitiesnet.com

Modern advances in lighting technology hold promise for increased energy savings.

Visit https://www.facilitiesnet.com/lighting/article/How-Lighting-Controls-Reduce-Energy-Use--17728 to view the full article online.


Medical Construction & Design

Being sustainable is an ongoing process that requires a daily commitment from design through operations.

Visit https://mcdmag.com/2018/12/if-a-building-is-designed-to-leed-energy-principles-but-isnt-operated-that-way-is-it-still-sustainable/ to view the full article online.