Issue: December 21, 2015

Published on December 21, 2015

Articles in this issue:

DOH Advisory: General Guidelines for Healthcare Providers for Managing Severe Weather Events

Author: Nancy Leveille* Published in Clinical & Quality

The NYSDOH sent out a recent advisory instructing health care organizations on preparing and responding to severe weather events. Please see attached memo for full information.

NYSHFA CONTACT:

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20

Life Safety Code: Electric Fireplaces

Author: Nancy Leveille* Published in Clinical & Quality

At our Fall Conference, the question came up about the ability to have electric fireplaces in SNF. Dave Hood, Principal, Russell Phillips Associates, LLC, looked into this issue and spoke with NYSDOH. The following is needed for life safety compliance:

Electric Fireplaces (units you can plug in) are being viewed as portable space heaters. Therefore, they are not permitted in resident areas. If they are going to be used in other areas, they need to meet the requirements of the Life Safety Code which means the heating elements cannot exceed 212 degrees F in temperature. Dave doesn’t believe the common ones that you can buy at the store meet this requirement.

NYSHFA CONTACT:

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20

NYSHFA / NYSCAL News December 2015

Author: Rick Patterson and Joanne O'Connor* Published in NYSHFA News

Attached please find the December 2015 issue of NYSHFA / NYSCAL News of Continuing Health Care in New York State. Highlights featured in this issue are:

NYSHFA Contacts
Rick Patterson
Sr. Director, Business Development
518-462-4800 ext. 19

Joanne O'Connor
Communications & Business Development Coordinator
518-462-4800 ext. 23

NYSHFA/NYSCAL 2016 Midwinter Executive Education Conference

Author: CMP Scott Jackson* Published in Education

Register today for the NYSHFA/NYSCAL 2016 Midwinter Executive Education Conference taking place January 17-24, 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brochure & Registration Information

NYSHFA Contact:
Scott Jackson, CMP
Director, Education & Conference Planning
(518) 462-4800 ext. 27