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5 Keys to Effective Management: Emergencies and Healthcare

10/18/2017

Natural disasters cause nearly 500 deaths annually in the United States. Unfortunately, the nation’s healthcare facilities continue to fall short in disaster planning and preparedness. 

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Why IT is crucial in supporting emergency management

10/12/2017

Healthcare facilities in the U.S. continue to fall short in disaster planning and preparedness. This lack of preparation creates the potential for serious ramifications, putting staff, patients, and the financial security of the hospital, at risk.  In this article, Scott Cormier, Medxcel's Vice President of Emergency Management, Environment of Care and Safety covers five key components to an effective emergency management plan.  The use of information technology in achieving these components is not always obvious, but it's clear that IT has a role to play in improving facilities' disaster preparation. 

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Public Compliance Surveys: The [Good or Bad] Impact on Healthcare Organizations

8/24/2017

In April of this year it was announced that CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) is pushing to make accrediting organizations, such as The Joint Commission, surveys public (82 Fed. Reg. 19796, 4/28/17). Whether you’re thinking ‘‘oh no, this is going to make our hospital look horrible!’’ or ‘‘no big deal, our hospital is in great shape and has nothing to hide,’’ the impact could bring new insights from those seeking treatment.

As the healthcare industry continues to shift to more of a consumer focus, the compliance focus remains on overall patient safety and quality of care. 

Larry Lacombe, Vice President of Program Development and Facilities Compliance shares his insights on the impact of this change and how healthcare organizations can prepare as published in Health Care Daily Report. 


 

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Medxcel Facilities Management Recognized as One of Nation's Most Engaged Workplaces

7/24/2017

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. — Medxcel Facilities Management, an Indianapolis-based healthcare facilities management provider, was recognized today as one of the nation’s most engaged workplaces by a panel of academics and employee engagement experts. The annual award, Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America, identifies top employers that display superior leadership and innovation in engaging their workforce. 

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Aging workforce, succession planning: Dual fears CEOs need to scratch off their list

6/26/2017

Who will carry your organization when the current generation of leaders ages out of the workforce? Or what if you can’t attract the skills and know-how you need to move forward?  Developing a new generation of workers well equipped to remake the business amidst emerging challenges is a leading fear of CEOs, Becker’s Hospital Review reported earlier this year. In this article Matt Keahey, Area Vice President, Medxcel FM covers how to address this issue and why CEOs should scratch these fears off their list. 

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Critical Thinking, Part Two

5/23/2017

Mindsets are lenses through which the information we receive passes. Mindsets help us to understand and make sense of information; they shape the world we see. In this article, Scott Cormier covers the different mindsets and biases and how they can impact our work. 

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Critical Thinking, Part One

5/19/2017

Experts have developed different approaches to critical thinking. Some are industry specific, such as those in medicine and aviation. In this article, Scott Cormier, VP of Emergency Management, EC & Safety will review three critical thinking methods.

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Ascension Reduces System-Wide Energy Consumption by 20 Percent Three Years Early

5/11/2017

INDIANAPOLIS, May 8, 2017 – Medxcel Facilities Management (Medxcel FM) and Ascension announced today that its Environmental Stewardship Program has met the Better Buildings Challenge goal of 20 percent energy reduction by 2020 across its acute care hospital portfolio. From July 1, 2008 through December 31, 2016, Ascension has reduced energy usage by 21.4 percent, saved $53.3 million in cost avoidance and reduced over 1,114,600 tons of carbon dioxide emission across 141 healthcare facilities over three years ahead of plan.  

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4 Crucial Practices to Ensure Survey Readiness Amidst Regulatory Changes

4/20/2017

Larry LaCombe, Vice President of Program Management and Facilities Compliance shares his views on how to ensure survey readiness as regulatory changes continue to impact healthcare facilities.  Regulatory requirements have undergone considerable changes in the past year, adding urgency and pressure for healthcare leaders to upgrade their compliance efforts. It's easy to feel overwhelmed under the weight of such a lofty goal, but know that it's well within your reach — no sleepless nights required. In helping healthcare facilities achieve 24/7 survey readiness, we've learned it's helpful to cultivate four simple but crucial practices.

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Disaster Preparedness: 5 Key Components to Effective Emergency Management

4/19/2017

Natural Disasters cause nearly 500 deaths annually in the United States. Unfortunately, healthcare facilities in the U.S. continue to fall short in disaster planning and preparedness. This lack of preparation creates the potential for serious ramifications, putting staff, patients and the financial security of the hospital at risk. Below are five key components to an effective emergency management plan.

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Preparing for an Infectious Disease Outbreak

4/7/2017

Recently, Scott Cormier, Vice President of Emergency Management, Environment of Care and Safety contributed an article to Healthcare Business Today about how healthcare facilities can prepare for an infectious disease outbreak.  

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Active Shooter Planning and Response Guide

3/10/2017

Vice President of Emergency Management, Environment of Care and Safety, Scott Cormier in collaboration with the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council released a new edition of the Active Shooter Planning and Response Guide earlier this year.  This new edition brings additional information on warm zone operations providing care in an area wherein a potential threat exists, but it is not direct or immediate, law enforcement tactics, unified command, and psychological support.

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Medxcel Facilities Management partners with TriMedx Foundation to expand support of hospitals, communities globally

1/18/2017

Medxcel Facilities Management (FM), a company leading the transformation of healthcare facilities management, announced today the partnership with Trimedx Foundation, a nonprofit global medical foundation, to expand the TriMedx Foundation’s mission of addressing the international need for medical equipment repair and support to now include facilities asset management. Together the partnership will help hospitals in need integrate the environment of care to improve healthcare delivery globally.

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6 Steps for Creating an Active Shooter Plan

1/10/2017

Scott Cormier, Vice President of Emergency Management, Environment of Care and Safety published a guest post with Healthcare Business & Technology that details six steps that will help hospital administrators develop an effective response plan to an active shooter situation. 

Active shooter – No matter where you are, that two-word phrase inspires fear and panic in almost everyone, and it should. An active shooter is an individual or individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area.

Now, imagine that active shooter is within the walls of your hospital.

 

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Patient Care?

12/1/2016

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Active Shooter Planning and Response in a Healthcare Facility

9/30/2016

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Medxcel FM Offers Facility Management Solutions to Ensure Safe and Efficient Operations in Hospitals Throughout the U.S.

7/25/2016

Medxcel Facilities Management (Medxcel FM) is here to offer support and create standardization all while bringing a level of expertise that will ultimately result in cost-containment and efficiencies that will improve the overall quality for your facility allowing you to keep your focus on the most important thing – the patient.

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Medxcel Facilities Management Recognized as one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces

6/28/2016

TriMedx and Medxcel Facilities Management, today have been recognized together as one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America for displaying leadership and innovation to engage employees in the workplace. TriMedx elevates clinical engineering through innovative management programs, and medical equipment lifecycle solutions. Medxcel Facilities Management provides healthcare facilities with the following services: Facilities Maintenance, Project Management and Construction, Safety and Emergency Management, Grounds, and Environment of Care.

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