Environmental Services

Hospitals Boost Sustainability Efforts, Reduce Environmental Impact

November 16, 2010

The healthcare industry is rife with opportunities to reduce the environmental impact it creates, with the added benefits of institutional financial gain, improved patient outcomes, better staff health and reduced turnover, and community benefit, according to a report from Practice Greenhealth and from the Institute for Innovation in Large Organizations.

Housekeeping Hot Spots for Germs

November 10, 2010

While healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) can come from numerous causative agents and may be carried by numerous modes of transmission, attention should be paid to the role of environmental surfaces throughout the facility especially those surfaces commonly considered as germ "hot spots."

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