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Win the Battle Against Pests Year-Round
From bed bugs to ants, pests can plague healthcare facilities with their mere presence – not to mention full-scale infestations. The resulting remediation efforts can be costly, and patient satisfaction rates can drop to less than desirable rates. But by arming yourself with the knowledge of how to help prevent these pests year-round, you can help ensure your facility is prepared.
Download Orkin’s Seasonal Guide to Pests to help strengthen your IPM program not only in advance of high seasons for certain pests, but also all year long. This guide includes 11 pest profiles that range from termites and cockroaches to flies and birds, providing details on why they pose a risk, evidence of their activity, seasons when they’re most prevalent, prevention tips and potential treatments.
Don’t let pests get ahead of you. Download Orkin’s Seasonal Guide to Pests today.
Operations and Performance Excellence
Insights for Healthcare Facilities
“Insights for Healthcare Facilities,” from Scotsman Ice Systems, helps facility managers ask the right questions when specifying ice and water dispensers.
Serving ice to patients, families and staff is a small, but essential, part of providing the highest quality care. The fast pace of today’s healthcare facilities leaves little time for worrying about ice dispenser maintenance or service. Facility managers need equipment to be reliable, efficient and easy to maintain. “Insights for Healthcare Facilities” presents the five key questions facility managers need to ask when updating, replacing or adding ice and water dispensers, to ensure the unit is selected will best meet facility needs. From how the unit will be used to desired ice forms to demand and capacity, the experts at Scotsman outline these key considerations and provide guidance to make selecting the right equipment as painless as possible.