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How to Turn On the Power of Cross-Functional Healthcare Teams


The healthcare field is known for attracting some of the most intelligent and committed individuals in in our society. But individual brilliance and personal passion are not enough to meet the challenges of healthcare complexity and cost, nor the rising expectations for patient care. It takes a team. But what does it take to really […]

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How to Create Long-Term Success in Long-Term Care


How much of a challenge is long-term care in our society? The numbers speak for themselves: half of all people turning 65 now will need long-term care (LTC) in their lifetimes. That translates to 15 million people by 2050, more than twice the current number. In any challenge, of course, lies opportunity for diligent, creative […]

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How “Little” Things Can Pay Big Dividends for Long-term Care Facilities


The dilemma is obvious: quality nursing home care is costly, both for provider and resident. One important part of the solution, however, is not so self-evident: In this world of big-ticket expenses, for people, medicine, technology and facilities, little things can really pay off. 5 Overlooked Paths to Lower Costs and Higher Resident Satisfaction The […]

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Podcast: World Hand Hygiene Day


SCA is proud to share new research looking at the prevalence of bacteria found within patient surroundings. This recent study sponsored by Vinnova, the Swedish government looked at ways to decrease health care-associated infections. In this podcast we spoke with Brigitta Bergstrom, a microbiologist involved in the Vinnova project, and Carolyn Berland, a senior scientist […]

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Health in the built environment


We’ve always looked for ways to make our built environment safer. But what if they could also make us healthier? Can buildings impact overall health and health-related issues such as obesity, diabetes and asthma? SCA, makers of the Tork brand, looked for answers, partnering with architect and sustainability consultant Alan Scott. This white paper, Health […]

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Step-by-step to sustainability


The path to corporate sustainability can seem too complex to even approach. But in a recent article in Explore magazine, Carrie Schuster of SCA North America details five practical steps an organization can take to achieve a holistic sustainability program. These real-world insights will set you on a path toward a powerful business model that […]

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Seven simple steps to make your waiting room patient-friendly.


Whether it’s for a table at your favorite restaurant, or for your doctor to see you, no one likes to wait. And sometimes the waiting room in a doctor’s office, hospital or care center, can only make the experience worse. However, there are ways you can enhance your waiting room to help your patients and […]

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Expanding sustainability can better the bottom line in the long run


Environmental sustainability is not a passing fad. For as long as it’s been a hot-button topic, it shows no signs of subsiding. And like any other business, hospitals often feel the push to “Go Green.” Meaningful environmental sustainability goes beyond implementing a few recycled products or using some EPA-approved cleaners. It’s a big commitment—one that […]

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