Environmental Services

COVID-19 Reemphasizes Role of Housekeeping

Hospitals seeking to control the coronavirus and other infections need to remain vigilant in their sanitizing efforts

1/5/2021


Virginia Nursing Home Named America’s Best

The facility was honored for its performance data, peer recommendations and its handling of COVID-19

12/29/2020


Pandemic Brings Spotlight to Environmental Services

In-house staff needs to be familiar with the most common and highly transmissible and infectious germs found in public spaces

12/29/2020


Laundry Workers Confront Risks in Healthcare Facilities

Essential workers keep hospitals and nursing homes running by washing soiled linens, uniforms and gowns

12/28/2020


COVID-19 Spotlight Falls on Environmental Services

Vaccine priorities for those who do the humblest work in hospitals filled with COVID-19 patients

12/23/2020


Chart Shows Healthcare Workers Most Likely To Be Hospitalized For COVID

Housekeeping and maintenance workers were below those with nursing-related jobs, but above physicians

11/5/2020


Some Michigan Hospitals Boosting Minimum Wage

Two Michigan hospital systems raise minimum wage to $15 to fill job openings

11/4/2020


The 'Kevin Bacon' Factor May Help COVID Spread In Nursing Homes

A lot of nursing home workers are working at more than one facility

10/29/2020


Robotic Cleaning Can Boost Efficiency

Robotic floor care can free up valuable time to focus on high-touch cleaning and disinfecting

10/22/2020


Best Practices For Maintaining Flooring During COVID-19

Flooring can often make or break the efficacy of even the most rigorous sanitation efforts

10/20/2020


Green Cleaning Challenges for Healthcare Facilities Due To COVID-19

The healthcare industry continues to advance its efforts on green cleaning and its mission to 'do no harm' while also effectively addressing COVID-19

10/6/2020


Reducing HAIs With Touchpoint Disinfecting

Cleaners target HAI hotspots

9/29/2020


Study Finds Educating Cleaning Staff Lowers C. diff Infections

Study suggests focusing on knowledge gaps, challenges and barriers

9/29/2020


Survey: Dirty Carpet Impacts Perception of Care in Long-term Care Facilities

Older Americans (65+) are more likely than their younger counterparts to be influenced by dirty carpet

9/28/2020


2020 Environmental Services Departments of the Year Named

AHE awards honor top hospital EVS departments

9/24/2020


Full-Time Facilities Employees Key During Pandemic

There is no one-size-fits-all formula to determine the proper number of FTEs

8/12/2020


These High-Touch Surfaces Are Often Missed By Healthcare Facilities Cleaners

Healthcare workers are more likely to spread infection after touching these non-disinfected surfaces

8/12/2020


Inspection After First Covid Case Finds Va. Hospital Staffers Failed To Clean Hands And Equipment

A state inspector cited the issues at Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth during an unannounced visit this spring

8/7/2020


Five housekeepers at N.Y. hospital volunteered to clean COVID patients’ rooms

Volunteer cleaners say they were motivated by the patients

7/29/2020


New certification issued for janitors helping to fighting COVID-19

The course covers infection control, proper cleaning procedures, documentation and communication and worksite safety precautions. It also defines cleaning and disinfecting

7/23/2020


Environmental services workers find spotlight during Covid

The frontline healthcare workers rely on the environmental services

7/22/2020


Nash UNC Health Care working to raises the bar for EVS department

The way the facility is cleaned has changed in order to address the coronavirus pandemic

7/20/2020


Housekeeper helps save COVID patient's life

Only healthcare workers and cleaning staff could have in-person interaction with the patient

7/13/2020


Healthcare facility environmental services managers share top concerns

Role of the environmental services department in patient care often underestimated

6/30/2020


Reducing HAIs with touchpoint disinfecting

EVS staff should focus their efforts on one of the most challenging areas to disinfect

6/25/2020


Outsourcing: Going from 'housekeeping' to 'environmental services'

Professional environmental services make a science of cleaning

6/24/2020


N.H. nursing home workers petition for COVID-19 stipends

Facility staff in Rockingham County want to be compensated as front-line workers

6/22/2020



Environmental services technician certification proves its worth

Certification also helps decrease infection rates in hospitals

6/17/2020


Avoiding the hidden costs of environmental services staff injuries

Environmental services work-related injuries usually involve either exposure to harmful contaminants or musculoskeletal disorders

6/12/2020



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