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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Design a hospital to fight infection head on

Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are the cause of significant medical and economic expense on clinics, hospitals and facilities everywhere. HAIs are usually caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses or other infectious agents that live in medical settings. Researcher Jack Gilbert spent 16 months studying microbes in a hospital environment. Gilbert, an environmental microbiologist at Argonne National Laboratory, […]

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