Healthcare Cleaning: Insights to Health Regulations in Hospital Cleaning
In the year 2000, nearly 103,000 deaths resulted from Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI’s) that were acquired while in the healthcare setting, nearly 75 percent of which were deemed preventable.
Since 2005, more than 30 states have begun requiring hospitals to release their infection rates, prompting many consumers to take into account hospital cleanliness and infection rates when choosing a hospital or healthcare provider.
With recent addition of the Hospital Consumer Assessments of “Healthcare Providers and Systems” survey (HCAHPS) this system allows for reduced reimbursement for poor quality services. The HCAHPS assessment takes into account the cleanliness of the healthcare environment.
We are seeing more and more State Governments passing laws on hospital cleaning requirements and facility infection rates in the outpatient settings. Consumers of healthcare are demanding improved hospital cleaning when receiving patient care in all healthcare settings.
As the regional leader in healthcare cleaning services, we understand the critical nature of healthcare surface disinfection and assisting in preventing HAI’s. Whether you’re managing a hospital, outpatient facility, medical office building or surgery center, the United Janitorial Solutions healthcare cleaning services program ensures proper disinfecting and best practices that exceed the toughest healthcare cleaning standards and regulations.
United Janitorial Solutions Healthcare Cleaning program is based on the best practices from organizations such as the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), Association for Professionals in Infection Prevention (APIC), Association of peri Operative Registered Nurses (AORN), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
All of our healthcare cleaning staff must complete United Janitorial Solutions Healthcare Cleaning Certificate Program and meet all Local, State, Federal and Joint Commission standards prior to servicing any healthcare account.
Hospital Cleaning allows us to Live Cleaner and Greener in the Healthcare Cleaning Industry
While hospital cleaning cannot be 100 percent green due to the use of disinfectants to kill unwanted microorganisms, the use of greener cleaning products where possible can provide a brighter, healthier environment for patients to recover and staff to work.
We have initiated a color-coded microfiber system that reduces the chances for cross transmission during the disinfecting process. The use of microfiber cloths and floor pads along with the right chemicals at the right time reduces chemical use by an average of 40% without compromising patient safety in the healthcare environment.
Our Healthcare Cleaning division uses environmentally preferable products, Rubbermaid HYGEN microfiber systems, HEPA/ULPA vacuums, and 3M specialized chemical dispensing systems.
Cleaning Up in the Healthcare Community
We are continuously working with manufacturers and suppliers to bring environmentally friendly cleaning products to our clients’ healthcare facilities.
Contact United Janitorial Solutions Healthcare Cleaning division to see how they can assist your facility in reducing HAI’s, increasing community perception of your facility and ensuring a clean safe environment for your patients, visitors and staff.
- Infection Control
United Janitorial Solutions Healthcare Cleaning specializes in hospital and out-patient cleaning services.
Hospital Cleaning in the 21st Century
It has been long known that hospitals are a place of healing and safety but for as long as hospitals have been known to heal diseases; they have been known to cause them as well.