Environmental Services - September 2018

'Heart of Healthcare' winner goes extra mile for patients

Environmental services aide from Hackensack University Medical Center recognized by the Association for the Health Care Environment


Studies explore environmental services professionals’ work habits, perceptions

Ninety-six percent of the facilities surveyed had a written cleaning policy for clinical areas


Hospital cleaning staffs retrained after Health Department finds dirty restrooms, floors, walls

Inspectors found numerous sanitation problems at two Lehigh Valley Health Network hospitals


Cleaning fluid hospital death sparks safety concerns

The incident has raised questions about the facility's 'jug system,' about how the jugs are washed and cleaned and how the housekeeping staff know which bedside tables to put them on


Study says Chicago hospital service workers underpaid

The study found that wages have been stagnant for hospital service workers, despite indicators of increasing industry demand and better-educated workforce


Creating a custodial cleaning plan

Infection control and refurbishment were cited as reasons for putting the beds off limits to patients on gurneys


Heathcare facility floors getting more attention in infection control efforts

Disposable mops may cut down on contamination



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