KSHE Update

Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers

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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

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

Kentucky Hospital Association
Registration is now open for the Kentucky Hospital Association's 90th Annual Convention, which will be held May 8-10 at Lexington Center/Hyatt Regency in Lexington.

Visit https://www.khaconference.com/assets/docs/2019KHAAnnualConventionProgam.pdf to view the full article online.

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Kentucky Spotlight

KHA had an outstanding legislative session this year. All of our priority bills passed unanimously and were then signed by the Governor! This success was made possible through the collective efforts of the members and your assistance in contacting your local legislators.

 

Please review the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly Final Report for Hospitals, which contains a summary of KHA’s priority bills, including a detailed description of HB 320 which will provide supplemental Medicaid payments to hospitals.

Visit http://www.new-kyha.com/Portals/5/NewsDocs/2019KHALegislativeFinalReport.pdf to view the full article online.

Messenger-Inquirer
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Nursing Home Compare website has granted a five-star rating to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital's 30-bed Transitional Care Center.

Visit http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/hospital-earns-five-star-rating-for-its-post-acute-care/article_5ed43020-f7ee-5ab0-abb0-13b69be2d69a.html to view the full article online.

The Lane Report
More than 100 transplant recipients gathered to help Jewish Hospital Transplant Care commemorate the anniversary last month.

Visit https://www.lanereport.com/112439/2019/04/jewish-hospital-celebrates-55-years-of-organ-transplantation/ to view the full article online.

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ASHE Update
Health Facilities Management
The American Society for Health Care Engineering presented Vista Awards for team-based excellence in the areas of construction, renovation and infrastructure.

Visit https://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/3601-vista-award-winners to view the full article online.

Health Facilities Management
On April 11, the American Society for Health Care Engineering received the 2019 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award.

Visit https://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/3608-ashe-named-energy-star-partner-for-third-consecutive-year to view the full article online.

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Your Facilities Management News
Health Facilities Management
While everyone recognizes the benefits of a collaborative approach, achieving effective collaboration in health care construction and design requires careful planning.

Visit https://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/3603-collaboration-in-health-care-construction to view the full article online.

Healthcare Construction + Operations
In light of the threat of increasingly severe weather events, it's become more important than ever for health care facilities to prioritize resilience.

Visit http://hconews.com/2019/03/20/storms-and-climate-change-prompt-need-for-more-resilient-hospital-design/ to view the full article online.

Health Facilities Management
Because of the ways in which they operate, sterile processing areas have specific requirements when it comes to design.

Visit https://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/3620-fgi-requirements-for-sterile-processing-facilities to view the full article online.

Sustainability Spotlight
  
The first annual KSHE Energy Derby, a statewide competition among hospitals and other healthcare facilities to save energy and protect the climate, has come to a close and the winners will be announced at the 2019 HCC! It's now time to join the 2019 KSHE Energy Derby! 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
The nonprofit health care system is the nation's first to achieve full energy independence.

Visit https://www.facilitiesnet.com/energyefficiency/article/How-Gundersen-Health-System-Achieved-Energy-Independence--18336 to view the full article online.

Clean Energy Authority
Since its inception in 1992, the ENERGY STAR program, managed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy has influenced energy efficiency at all levels of society, from hospitals to governments and consumers.

Visit https://www.cleanenergyauthority.com/blog/energy-star-program-accomplished-040319 to view the full article online.