Children’s National Hospital earns Clean Facility Certificate from the Association for the Health Care Environment
Children’s National Hospital is among the first facilities to attain this distinction
October 19, 2020
Children’s National Hospital is among the first facilities to attain a Clean Facility Certificate from the Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), the recognized authority in health care environmental services, and professional membership group of the American Hospital Association. AHE released the Pathways to Clean certificate program as a resource for members and the environmental services community at large in response to COVID-19.
“We are proud to be recognized as one of the first health care organizations to receive this certification,” said Martha Parra, M.S.N., R.N., vice president for Clinical Support Services at Children’s National. “This shows our commitment to top of the line industry practices and dedication to providing the safest conditions for all who visit our facilities.”
Through this certification, Children’s National has acknowledged the importance of cleaning and disinfection practices, as the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge, and as society continues to evaluate and reimagine how to address future threats of pandemics and outbreaks.
Children’s National completed the Pathways to Clean certificate program which includes training and education content related to COVID-19, infection prevention strategies, cleaning, disinfection, sanitation, emerging pathogens and preparedness for biological events. Children’s National has affirmed their commitment to hospital grade clean and assuring patients, staff and guests that their facility is hygienically clean and safe.
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