Environmental Services - September 2014

Five operating room cleaning checklists

Routine disinfection is associated with significant reductions in surgical site and other patient infections

9/29/2014


Derry renal facility honored for environmental services

Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry, Ireland, was honored in a Best Kept Healthcare Facility competition

9/26/2014


How to stop viruses from contaminating buildings

Contamination of just a single doorknob or tabletop can result in the spread of viruses throughout healthcare facilities

9/15/2014


UV robots battle HAIs

UV-C light, a part of the UV spectrum, can kill pathogens like C. diff and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus that cause HAIs

9/15/2014


Survey names 10 cleanest Chicago hospitals

Facilities chosen from Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey data

9/12/2014


Magazine names two ES Departments of the Year

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital honored

9/9/2014


Quiet Kit helps raise patient satisfaction scores

Dignity Health hospital distributes kit to all patients throughout its system to give them more control over their environment

9/2/2014



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