Part 1: Infection control by design
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Infection control by design
Material choices can have significant effect on the safety of healthcare facilities
March 27, 2014
About five percent of all hospital patients contract a hospital-acquired infection (HAI), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates. Estimates of the direct financial costs to hospitals go as high as $45 billion annually, according to a 2009 report by the CDC.
Along with other steps, including thorough hand-washing by medical professionals, that can reduce the risk of HAIs, the design of the healthcare environment has a role to play...
Topic Area: Environmental Services
How Frequently Should Healthcare Facilites Mow Their Lawns and Maintenance Mowers?
Lawn mower manufacturers discuss how often healthcare facilities should cut their lawns and when to maintenance mowers.
CBIZ Releases 2023 State of Health Care Survey
The survey takes a look at healthcare plans and employee retention.
PeaceHealth and Lifepoint Rehabilitation Enter Joint Venture for New Inpatient Rehab Facility
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Hand Hygiene Guidelines Updated
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