Cleaning To Save Lives

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For any healthcare administrator to discount quality results – with documented evidence – and revert to justification based on square footage borders on the unconscionable and very possibly unethical.  To ignore your results and measures and revert to staffing levels and budget levels based only on square feet of floor surface will certainly have a detrimental effect on overall patient health, outcomes, and survival.  Just as proper staffing and proper processes in place by nursing saves lives, proper staffing and proper processes used by Environmental Services saves lives.  Environmental Services should be viewed by everyone in healthcare as an investment in patients and quality outcomes, not an expense to the bottom line.

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