Healthcare Environmental Services
Disciplined, exacting cleaning
There’s no room for error when it comes to ensuring that hospitals, clinics and medical facilities maintain clean, healthy operations.
Impeccable, industry-certified operations
Reliable, disciplined environmental services contributes to the health of patients, physicians and staff in medical environments. For more than 20 years, SourceAmerica’s nationwide member network has provided critical healthcare environmental services in compliance with Association of Health Care Environment (AHE) Practice Guidance standards. Additional certifications include:
- Certificate of Mastery in Infection Prevention for Environmental Services Professionals (CMIP)
- Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician Train-the-Trainer Program (T-CHEST)
- Certified Surgical Cleaning Technician Program (T-CSCT)
- Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) Certification
Eighty-nine percent of SourceAmerica’s network members holding CIMS certification are certified to the highest standard, Cleaning Industry Management Standard-Green Building (CIMS-GB) with Honors.
Aseptic cleaning – removal of soil and/or grime from surfaces in accordance with total disinfection standards, policies, and procedures to control and eliminate infections.
Disinfection cleaning – physical cleaning to eliminate disease producing microorganisms from inanimate objects via intermediate- or low-level disinfection protocols.
Green cleaning – pair environmentally friendly, non-toxic and biodegradable chemicals with comprehensive green cleaning practices to provide a healthier environment.
Hazardous waste collection – ensure that the generation, transportation, treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous wastes are conducted in a manner that provides maximum protection to human health and the environment.
Linen management – provide collection, transportation and storage of patient linens to avoid dispersal of microorganisms into the environment and to avoid contact with staff clothing. Learn more about available laundry services.
Regulatory compliance – accreditation requirements for TJC, CMA, local and state health departments, fire marshals, EPA, OSHA, DOT, NCQA, Nurse Magnet, NFPA, CDC, etc.
Where we can provide services
Federal customers rely on SourceAmerica’s member network to provide healthcare environmental services, including aseptic cleaning and linen handling, in the following areas:
- Medical and dental clinics
- Administrative and common areas
- Patient, emergency and nursery areas
- Lobby and waiting areas
- Surgery, operating, labor and delivery rooms
- Restroom and locker rooms
- Exam, laboratory and treatment rooms
- Break and supply rooms
- Critical care areas
- Medical waste processing
- Treatment and physical therapy rooms
- Service call/emergency clean up
- Dining and fitness centers
- Pharmaceutical/IV clean room
- Vascular and interventional radiology room
Services tailored to your needs
SourceAmerica works closely with your medical administration team to develop the best combination of products and procedures to meet your cleaning and disinfecting requirements. And, we’re conscious of your budgetary restrictions. Our open teaming reviews improve overall performance, capital expenditures, and care.
Training and best practices
Our network members routinely practice continuous improvement through a variety of industry-related certifications and integrate best practices into existing contracts for their customers. Healthcare environmental technicians meet the strictest cleaning requirements and are knowledgeable in the fundamentals of infection prevention, microbiology and evidence-based practice related to cleaning and disinfection. In fact, we have more than two decades of experience meeting the specific HES requirements of our nation’s Armed Forces.