KSHE Update

Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers

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Events and Education
Did you know that your Associate Membership now includes unlimited sub-accounts at no additional cost? All your key team members can have the same immediate access to the KSHE member benefits as you. You can include as many staff members from your company as you would like - from as many locations as you would like - and it really is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/khe-nwl/articles/index.asp?aid=564097&issueID=64676 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.

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Kentucky Spotlight
  

The Owensboro Times

Byron Woodard, a Maintenance Technician III at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, was recognized as the Honor Student for the Health Facilities Leadership Program at Owensboro Community & Technical College.

Visit https://www.owensborotimes.com/features/education/2019/05/three-octc-students-make-graduation-a-family-affair/ to view the full article online.

  

Kentucky Hospital Association

Nancy Galvagni has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Kentucky Hospital Association, where she has served as senior vice president for twenty years.

Visit http://www.new-kyha.com/NewsBlog/tabid/550/EntryId/1550/Kentucky-Hospital-Association-Names-Nancy-Galvagni-President-and-Chief-Executive-Officer.aspx to view the full article online.

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ASHE Update

Health Facilities Management

The American Society for Health Care Engineering's work to reduce duplication and conflicts in health care regulations are already bearing fruit.

Visit https://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/3645-ashe-victories-at-icc-meeting-help-to-unify-building-codes to view the full article online.


Health Facilities Management

The American Society for Health Care Engineering’s new Operational Excellence Committee was set up with the purpose of helping to implement ASHE’s operational excellence strategic imperative.

Visit https://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/3639-ashe-committee-to-tackle-operational-excellence to view the full article online.

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Your Facilities Management News

Health Facilities Management

A comprehensive, data-driven approach to facility planning can help  to identify and address systems that are often overlooked.

Visit https://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/3640-data-driven-facility-planning to view the full article online.


Healthcare Construction + Operations

Facility resilience in the face of natural disasters continues to be an important consideration in health care construction projects.

Visit http://hconews.com/2019/03/07/healthcare-facilities-to-require-many-construction-related-changes/ to view the full article online.


Healthcare Design

Options regarding flooring for health care facilities are increasing to meet the demands of health care decision-makers.

Visit https://www.healthcaredesignmagazine.com/trends/from-the-ground-up/ 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.


facilitiesnet.com

Improvements in rooftop air conditioning units can lead to significant savings in energy costs.

Visit https://www.facilitiesnet.com/hvac/article/Understanding-High-Efficiency-Rooftop-Air-Conditioning-Units---18423 to view the full article online.


Bronx Times

As part of an effort to increase energy efficiency on its campus, Jacobi Medical Center is installing street lamps powered by wind turbines and solar panels.

Visit https://www.bxtimes.com/stories/2019/18/17-energy-2019-04-26-bx.html to view the full article online.