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"Properly Cleaning Healthcare Facilities Is So Important"

12 Apr 2020 12:58 PM | Renee & Kenneth Sterns

"Properly Cleaning Healthcare Facilities Is So Important"


With so much at stake, the cleaning needs of healthcare facilities are unique from many other institutions. They require the expertise of janitorial specialists dedicated to ensuring a thoroughly cleaned, sanitized and disinfected environment. At ServiceMaster Clean, we bring our extensive cleaning knowledge, utilizing methods and products, to help prevent cross contamination. With ServiceMaster Clean, you benefit from a national network that delivers consistent results across the complete range of healthcare cleaning needs.


Healthcare facilities need specialized cleaning including sanitizing and disinfecting.  It's important to utilize cleaning practices and products that will prevent contamination.


The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that there are nearly 1.7 million cases of healthcare associated infections (HAIs). Of these more than 98,000 patients, one in 17, die due to contraction of a HAI while at a healthcare facility. This makes HAIs the most common complication of hospital care and one of the top leading causes of death in the USA. Implementing better cleaning and infection prevention practices is estimated to save between $25 billion to $32 billion in medical costs.


Retro Clean, LLC makes sure that their  employees receive the proper education and training will decrease cross contamination, reduce the cases of HAIs and increase compliance.

Healthcare cleaners must know and use good hand hygiene, and correct cleaning and disinfecting procatices.  Training should include things like setting up the cleaning cart, how to properly put on personal protective equipment (PPE), and correct order to clean areas to ensure proper cleaning and disinfecting.


The patients in healthcare facilities have a much higher risk for contracting infections. With proper training and understanding of techniques required to clean and disinfect healthcare facilities, many infections and deaths can be prevented. 


Visit IJCSA to find a list of qualified cleaning providers.



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