- Created on Wednesday, 02 November 2005 16:43
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NESPI is the ASHES response to members and other environmental services professionals challenged by incomplete industry guidelines for staffing day-to-day operations that guide performance and ensure a clean and safe health care environment.ASHES has assumed the leadership role in this effort to establish best practices through NESPI.
NESPI is an Internet survey that collects data in a confidential and secure environment using database and web applications. The aggregate data is then compiled in real time for meaningful reports. The complete confidentiality of each participant is assured by the NESPI survey platform. NESPI provides a dynamic environment, which participants may update data on an annual basis, or as change or need dictate, with an easy-to-use graphical user interface. In this way, NESPI data will continually report current participant best practices, which other subscribers can use to establish their own performance guidelines.
Participation in the NESPI initiative is open to all environmental services managers and directors in the health care profession. "Our goal is to provide credible data for environmental services professionals to share with senior management and clinicians to make data-driven decisions," explains Patti Costello, executive director of ASHES. "The benefit of the NESPI opportunity for all environmental services professionals is enormous. This initiative can help improve clinical outcomes, improve patient satisfaction, drive efficient, cost-effective operations, and assist academic researchers, product developers and others to better serve the environmental services profession."
With the launch of NESPI, the survey will focus on staffing practices, but ASHES intends to expand the survey platform to other practices relevant to all environmental services managers.
All environmental services professionals in the health care industry are strongly encouraged to participate. ASHES leadership, board, committees and staff will be calling on all environmental services managers nationwide – members and nonmembers alike – to respond to this important national survey. Watch for the NESPI logo as additional details and information on how to participate are posted on www.ashes.org.
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Ecolab Acquires Dober Chemical’S Textile Care Business
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Ecolab Inc. a leader in cleaning, sanitizing, food safety and infection prevention products and services announced it has purchased the commercial laundry division of Dober Chemical Corporation. The acquisition includes Dober’s laundry chemical and waste water treatment and Ultrax dispensing businesses as well as an exclusive partnership to market and provide key components of its Spindle monitoring software.
“Dober is respected throughout the industry for its innovative monitoring technology, product chemistry and commitment to service – qualities that complement our own strengths at Ecolab,” said Brian Henke, vice president and general manager, Ecolab Textile Care North America. “As we expand our North American commercial laundry business, innovation and service excellence will continue to be our top priority as we partner with our customers to deliver unsurpassed value to run their operations more efficiently, sustainably and cost effectively.”
“Ecolab and Dober share the same customercentric approach to service and innovative technology,” said John Dobrez, president Dober Chemical Corp. “This is an exciting development because it builds on the strengths of both companies to move the industry forward.”
Through this agreement, Spindle Technologies,a division of Dober, is forming a strategic alliance with Ecolab Textile Care in an exclusive licensing agreement for its ChemWatch Software technology and the OPTRAX Utility Module.
“There will be no movement of people as they currently all operate remotely,” said Henke. “The Dober leadership team is very skilled and respected in the industry. We plan to have them as part of the team moving forward. During the transition, both businesses will operate as usual and we do not expect there to be any changes in the service the customers are used to receiving.”