Super-infections coming from hospitals are really epidemic at certain stages throughout the year. Creative Solutions in Healthcare (CSH) did not want to experiment with new chemicals, new procedures or applications. They needed something proven.
CSH began using E-Mist technology in early 2014. They received E-Mist training and became SanoTech 360™ Certified. They have realized huge chemical cost savings, employees are healthier, residents are returning home sooner, housekeeping turnover rates have been lowered, and most importantly, residents and employees are experiencing a safer environment.
As a boutique healthcare facility, we truly believe in watching our numbers to make sure that we are not being misguided in the way that we deliver our healthcare and the way we clean our facilities.
“After using EMist for almost a year, it has proven to be far more cost-effective than we ever dreamed possible. There’s a huge chemical cost savings, our employees are healthier — they’re staying at work, so our overtime is down in many markets during flu season. Our residents are returning home soonerfrom their rehab stays with us instead of going back into the hospital, and that’s gotten the attention of our managed-care insurance companies and even from Medicare.
“E-Mist lowered our housekeeping turnover tremendously simply because staff don’t want to work anywhere else that does not have every tool to keep themselves and the residents safe. So that affected our Human Resources and our Recruiting Department who were able to reduce the number of want ads they had to run for direct caregivers which certainly saved us a tremendous amount of moneywhen you look at what on-boarding new employees cost.
“Then our finance department said, “Wow! Our chemical costs are more contained; there’s no fluctuations in it so what’s going on there?” With our Chief Financial Officer and Accounting Department happy, our Chief Nurse also reported steadily trending numbers that were improving.
“All our staff have gone through their E-Mist training and have an understanding of what E-Mist can do and they’re proud of their certificate and their knowledge. Everybody understands how to clean something. Very few people understand the power and the need for true disinfecting technology.
“Our E-Mist training is an on-going process. It’s not a one-time thing, it’s not done over a video monitor, a conference call, or a Go-To-Meeting; it’s hands-on, onsite, return demonstration to the point that every employee understands how important the equipment is, how to care for the equipment, and how to make sure that we’re using it properly so the residents and our staff benefit from it.
“The super-infections coming from hospitals are really epidemic at certain stages throughout the year. So our industry has to do something and it has to do it right. It is not a time for us to experiment with new chemicals, new procedures or applications. We need something that is proven. We need something that is strong. And that’s the reason we chose E-Mist.” — Gary Blake, President, Creative Solutions in Healthcare