When running a Denver medical office, cleaning should never be taken lightly. The medical field is a business where viruses and infectious diseases are expected to be present. Hiring a professional medical office cleaning service is essential for patient safety, as well as your staff. Here are some reasons you should consider letting the professionals handle your cleaning needs.
A Focus on High Touch Areas
A healthy work environment is a major factor in the overall health and safety of your patients. When patients first come into your space, they are handled differently in preventative or well care than they are with sick care. Your office space should also be handled in a similar way, with a focus being on high touch areas. For example, a ceiling carries less germs than a bedside tray. They know exactly where and with what cleaning products every surface in your work environment needs.
A professional medical office cleaning in Denver includes employees trained in how to properly maintain a healthy office environment. They understand “frequent touch” areas and the need to focus on when cleaning.
With proper medical office cleaning, employees will be out less due to illness, and have more time to focus on the care of your patients. A clean office is a positive work environment that your employees will enjoy much more than coming into a messy office.
There are many things a medical office cleaning service will do that most likely will not get done if you ask your nursing staff or receptionist clean for you. Unlike the well trained employees of a professional medical office cleaning service, your in-house staff is most likely unaware of the safety compliances of OSHA, HIPPA and how to clean thing such as blood-borne pathogens. The staff of a cleaning service is there for one thing- to clean and maintain a healthy work environment for your patients and employees.
You may even choose a service that offers “green cleaning,” which can also improve the air quality of your medical office space by using non-toxic and environmentally friendly cleaners.
Having a cleaning crew with a positive attitude and attention to detail will pay for itself. Having an immaculately clean office space will insure your patient will not only feel safe and will return, but will be much more likely to refer their friends and family. You’re in the business of making people well, not sick. A well cleaned medical office is also much more likely to receive a high HCAHPS score than one that has not been properly cleaned and maintained.
Avoiding Cross Contamination
Medical office cleaning staff are also skilled in preventing cross contamination, so a rag used to clean a toilet will not be used on your desktop, nor will a dirty mop head be used on any floors.
The cleaning provided by properly trained professionals insures that contagious diseases and viruses do not get a chance to spread to patients or your employees.
According to the Center for Disease Control, 1.7 million hospital-associated infections, from all types of bacteria combined, cause or contribute to 99,000 deaths each year.Other estimates indicate 10%, or 2 million, patients a year become infected, with the annual cost ranging from $4.5 billion to $11 billion. In the USA, the most frequent type of infection hospital wide is urinary tract infection (36%), followed by surgical site infection (20%), and bloodstream infection and pneumonia (both 11%). By having a professionally cleaned medical office, you may never be part of the group of people contributing to these billions of dollars, helping your bottom line.
At AAA Building Maintenance our effective, responsive janitorial and building facilities service didn’t happen by accident – it has been accomplished through hard work and genuine concern for our clients. We will meet or beat any expectations you may have for any other company offering facilities services in Denver. Our employees are trained for, and take pride in maintaining your building to the high standards required by hospitals using the latest in EPA registered disinfectants and the latest in cleaning technologies.
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