Environmental Services

Cleaning to Impress Visitors

Every day of the week, hundreds or thousands of guests walk through your doors.

11/2/2022


VA National Day of Service Addresses Cemeteries

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is asking for the public’s help to improve the appearance of its cemeteries.

9/2/2022


Kaiser Permanente Pledges to Reach Net Zero by 2050

As part of effort, Kaiser Permanente joined U.S. Health and Human Services climate pledge, launched to mobilize healthcare sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

6/10/2022


Hospitals Face Major Environmental Services Challenges

Survey provides overview of the strengths and challenges associated with healthcare environmental hygiene practices in healthcare facilities.

6/3/2022


Fit for Purpose Disinfection: A Closer Look

If hygiene procedures are to be effective, a determination needs to be made regarding product efficacy and whether the results are worthwhile.

3/28/2022


Rethinking Routine Healthcare Cleaning Practices

Housekeeping managers need to understand the difference between hotel clean and hospital clean.

3/23/2022


Why It Is Time To Re-Evaluate Your Cleaning Solution

Overuse of chemicals can create poor chemistry performance, but what is the best mix to keep surfaces clean?

1/18/2022


The Threats from Dust in Healthcare Facilities

While dust is a common part of daily life, it can bring on serious health problems in healthcare facilities

1/11/2022


How To Properly Clean and Disinfect Environmental Surfaces

A closer look at the proper processes to ensure safe, clean, and disinfected facilities

11/23/2021


How To Measure Cleanliness of Hospital Surfaces

What you can’t see can hurt you. Environmental services needs to prove cleaning regimen produces desired results

10/14/2021


4 Reasons You’re Disinfecting Improperly

Disinfecting high-touch surfaces is critical to preventing spread of infection. Unfortunately, you’re likely doing it wrong

10/8/2021


Disinfectants Damage Medical Device Monitoring Systems

Case study finds that chemical exposure led to equipment damage

10/7/2021


Carpets Cannot Be Disinfected

They can be cleaned and sanitized and here’s how to do it in 3 steps

9/15/2021


Meet the Best Environmental Services Departments

AHE names its 2021 award winners

9/8/2021


Pandemic Helps Move EVS to Center Stage

Keeping hospitals clean and sanitized is where concerns of health and safety overlap

7/20/2021


Hospital Layoffs Target Janitorial, Food Service Workers

Sodexo will lay off 407 workers after Health First, a four-hospital system based in Florida ends contract

7/12/2021


UV-C Can Improve Efficacy of Disinfectants: Study

Disinfection using BAK followed by UVC radiation can minimize harmful effect of BAK residues on humans

5/11/2021


Infection Control During Renovation Projects

EVS managers can help improve existing design to incorporate new best practices for infection prevention

5/4/2021


Rethinking EVS Leadership in the COVID-19 Era

Managers can glean important leadership principles from orchestra conductors

3/5/2021


Cleaning Robots: The Impact on Environmental Services

Robots would not take environmental services jobs but might help workers disinfect hospital more quickly

2/18/2021


Flooring Focus: Keeping COVID-19 At Bay

Managers and general public have questions about long-term effects of treating soft and hard floor surfaces

2/10/2021


Association Renews Focus on Healthcare

IEHA changed its name and rebranded to bring EVS employees to the forefront

2/8/2021


Environmental Services Evolves in COVID-19 Era

Role of EVS technicians has been highlighted and recognized more than ever before

2/1/2021


Improving Bed Turnover

EVS team plays a major role in managing hospital throughput

1/28/2021


Environmental Services Workers Feeling Underappreciated

Workers say they are not trained enough and see themselves as having a low social status

1/18/2021


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



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