Franciscan St. Francis Health has successfully completed certification to the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and CIMS-Green Building (CIMS-GB)criteria with Honors.
The training trip was 'great fun and a welcome reminder of how big and how small the world really is.'
Healthcare organizations have a new reason to be concerned about how their patients perceive the cleanliness of hospitals and patient rooms.
Regardless of the type or size of the organization, having a comprehensive cleaning program that stems from its overall sustainability goals is essential to helping the organization meet them.
Whatever strategy an entity decides to take will have a long-term impact on the business, either greatly affecting costs, productivity or both.
Not only is cleaning the largest component of the facilities budget, but it is also the most visible piece of the management function — and, it has an impact on occupant health and hygiene.
Why is it that we focus on cleaning for appearance — how things look and smell — and then complain that our industry and profession gets no respect?
Some cleaning organizations may see the value in using ATP-based monitoring systems to detect and measure ATP on surfaces as a method of ensuring facilities are being cleaned properly.
To my dismay, diamond pads haven't gained wide acceptance in the JanSan industry; considering the advantages of the diamond pad process, I've often wondered why.
When cleaning organizations choose a standard around which to build their management framework, they need to choose wisely to ensure the standard is the best fit for their organization.