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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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Strategic dispenser placement important for hand hygiene in hospitals


Healthcare professionals take pride in taking the best possible care of their patients. An important duty is to practice good hand hygiene in order to minimize cross-contamination and the spread of healthcare-associated infections. The World Hand Hygiene day, 5th of May* is aimed at supporting healthcare professionals in achieving and maintaining high hand hygiene compliance. […]

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