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ICAN/ATEX: What is the national average for hospital cleaning per hour?

September 23, 2013

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We have been using patient days to drive our labor budgets for years now.

I am wondering what the national average for hospital cleaning per hour is.

Is it still around 1,500 to 2,000 square foot per hour or has it gone up?

Monday’s Answer:

Certainly production rates are increasing as ES managers use better management systems, more productive equipment, and feel the pressure of budget constraints.

As far as averages go, that is tough to nail down since some areas such as operating rooms clean slower while others (hall ways and offices) should clean faster.

Benchmarking is not an exact science because there are many variables that affect what each facility  ... Bill Griffin, president of Cleaning Consultant Services Inc.

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