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Driving the Evolution of Patient Experience

By: Alison B. Saine
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Ten years ago it was enough to treat patients’ clinical needs—if the medical or surgical treatments were a success, the patient left satisfied. Improving the patient experience was a supplemental priority for hospitals. Now patients and potential patients pay attention to how they receive clinical treatments and how healthcare providers communicate with them both before and after they leave the hospital. Their perception of care drives hospital revenue and reimbursements, hence making Patient Experience a core element of healthcare services.

Questions to Ask Your Recycling Partner

A Guide for Hospitals
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When talking with a potential recycling business partner, use the following list of questions and discussion topics to help guide the conversation. HPRC will walk you through the conversations you need to have to determine who is the right partner for you and then to structure your agreement.

Read the full guide on the HPRC website.

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The Complete Guide to Finding a Recycling Partner for Your Hospital

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This complete guide to finding a hospital recycling partner will help you get your program up and running. We'll walk you through resources for finding the right partner, whether you can start with your current waste hauler, recycling partners, or other services providers, or are beginning the search from scratch.

Read the full guide on the HPRC site.

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Common Recyclable Healthcare Plastics

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Before you begin (or expand) a hospital recycling program, it's critical to understand what types of plastics are recyclable. HPRC walks you through with this simple visual guide, part of our comprehensive HospiCycle toolkit, helping you understand what kinds of plastics your program can include and what specific clinical materials they are found in.

Dock Space Guidelines for Hospital Recycling Programs

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The lack of dock space to stage or process materials is a common problem with developing a hospital recycling program. Docks are often cluttered and disorganized with material entering and exiting the facility. 

This resource provides guidelines on determining how much recyclable material your hospital generates and where, how it moves once it leaves there, and ways you can optimize your dock space to best support your recycling efforts.

Hospitals Look Outside Their Four Walls to Improve Community Health

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There’s a transformation occurring in how care is being delivered across communities. Acting as an anchor, hospitals and health systems are expanding beyond their physical campus by establishing partnerships with government agencies, non-profits and other organizations in their community to proactively and more fundamentally advance community health.

Using Technology to Transform Healthcare

By: Aster Angagaw
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This is the fourth in a continuing blog series based on the findings from the Sodexo 2016 Healthcare Compendium, a compilation of research that examines the increasing trend toward a focus on value in the healthcare sector. Read the full article: Trends in Healthcare Technology

Identifying Approaches to Improve the Patient Experience

By: Jeff Paulson
Blog

This is the second in a continuing blog series based on the findings from the Sodexo 2016 Healthcare Compendium, a compilation of research that examines the increasing trend toward a focus on value in the healthcare sector. Read the full article Understanding and Managing Patient Fear in the Hospital Setting.

New Challenges May Present Opportunities for the Hospital C-Suite

By: Calvin Johnson
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This is the first in a continuing blog series based on the findings from the Sodexo 2016 Healthcare Compendium, a compilation of research that examines the increasing trend toward a focus on value in the healthcare sector.

The healthcare industry has changed irrevocably and hospital c-suites are grappling with new responsibilities as well as the complexities of creating a new continuum of care.

Sodexo Invites Chef Jack Witherspoon to Inspire Patients

Young chef and cancer survivor shares his story to fight cancer
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ — When Anthony Verona, a chef for Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, heard how cooking helped 16-year-old Chef Jack Witherspoon cope with battling leukemia three times, he was inspired to invite him to share his experiences with patients and families at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

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