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Hospital Environmental Services & Throughput

Hospital Environmental Services & Throughput

Ever-tightening budgets are putting pressure on hospitals to improve their throughput—the time from when patients enter the hospital until they are discharged. Many factors go into ensuring efficient throughput. However, the significant role hospital environmental...

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Hospital Environmental Services, Empathy & HCAHPS

Hospital Environmental Services, Empathy & HCAHPS

HCAHPS scores are the result of patient satisfaction surveys and account for 25 percent of a hospital’s total performance score. HCAHPS scores are directly tied to CMS reimbursement—the more satisfied patients are, the more Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement the...

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Healthcare EVS: Empathy by the Numbers

Healthcare EVS: Empathy by the Numbers

According to The Patient Empathy Project, a study conducted by Colleen Sweeney, RN, the most common fears of patients in hospitals and other healthcare settings are: Infection Incompetence Death Cost Mix-Ups Needles Rude doctors and nurses Germs Prognosis...

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How to Choose a COVID-19 Cleaning Services Provider

How to Choose a COVID-19 Cleaning Services Provider

By now, most businesses understand that to safely reopen and provide the healthiest environment possible, their COVID cleaning services provider must thoroughly disinfect all surfaces with confirmed or probable COVID-19 contamination. Yet many commercial space owners...

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COVID-19 Cleaning Services Must Make a Clean Start

COVID-19 Cleaning Services Must Make a Clean Start

In their eagerness to fight the pandemic, some COVID-19 cleaning services immediately begin selling customers their COVID disinfecting services or their “sanitizing” options. If and when they finally bring cleaning into the mix, it is merely as an afterthought. This...

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Clearing the Fog About Foggers

Clearing the Fog About Foggers

Why Most Foggers Should Never Be Used for Disinfecting To say there is a lot of misinformation regarding the various types of fogging/misting devices flooding the marketplace since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic would be putting it mildly. These devices have long...

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Turning the Spotlight on UV Light Disinfection

Turning the Spotlight on UV Light Disinfection

The COVID-19 crisis has led to some exciting innovations in the realm of infection prevention. One of these is the use of ultraviolet (UV) light to disinfect surfaces. UV light is a promising technology that has proven effective at eliminating viruses on surfaces both...

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New Employment and Labor Laws in California

New Employment and Labor Laws in California

 

The California legislative session ended on October 14th, and as always, it was a busy year for employment and labor laws. Here is a summary of some of the most consequential laws from this year’s session. Please note, all rules go into effect on 01.01.2020 unless otherwise noted. 

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3 California Laws That Affect Janitorial Companies and Their Clients

3 California Laws That Affect Janitorial Companies and Their Clients

 

California-based janitorial workers are entitled to unique protections under the California Labor Code. See below to learn about 3 important California laws that operate to place restrictions on janitorial contractors, give janitorial workers additional protections, and create extra joint-employment liability between a contractor and a client.

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It is Time to Break Down the Costs and Save Big

It is Time to Break Down the Costs and Save Big

 

Janitorial costs are still one of the largest items on a facility manager’s budget. Year after year, FMs are still being asked to cut janitorial costs and improve the quality of services.

How is this possible?

We have a new technology secret to share with you, that will get you thinking differently about ensuring you are maximizing the ROI for your janitorial costs.

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Servicon Systems Was Recognized By the LABJ

Servicon Systems Was Recognized By the LABJ

On October 29, 2018, Servicon was recognized by the LA Business Journal on its list of Influential Family-owned Businesses. It is a great honor to be acknowledged, and we will continue our work changing the face of our industry in every aspect of our business. THE...

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Housekeeping Staff Training: Why is it Important

Housekeeping Staff Training: Why is it Important

Smart Healthcare Administrators prioritize housekeeping services for their hospitals because cleanliness is a prime factor in reducing HAIs, promoting safety, and improving patient satisfaction scores. But is the self-management of EVS performance the right focus for...

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