Environment of Care® News

Your Gateway to the Best EC, LS, and EM Content Available!

Stay current on environment of care, emergency management, life safety, and even infection control requirements and best practices—and the latest research—by subscribing to Environment of Care® News. Each month’s issue communicates developments and provides practical, accurate advice on EC, EM, and LS standards.

This authoritative, monthly digital newsletter is a must-read for facilities managers, safety directors, biomedical/clinical engineers, emergency readiness coordinators, fire protection personnel, utilities managers, and more.

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Product Description

Product Description

Environment of Care® News provides practical, accurate advice on Joint Commission environment of care (EC), emergency management (EM), and life safety (LS) standards, plus all the latest developments that affect these areas. Stay on top of changes to Joint Commission requirements, best practices seen in the field, and news and information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and other regulating bodies that affect Joint Commission standards—and your compliance activities in your health care organization.

This authoritative, monthly digital newsletter is a must-read for health care facilities managers, safety directors, biomedical/clinical engineers, accreditation compliance professionals, emergency readiness coordinators, fire protection personnel, utilities managers, nurse supervisors, and others who need to know how to maintain a safe and secure environment of care for patients, staff, and visitors in all health care settings. Infection prevention and control staff would also benefit from the expert, timely coverage.

Key Content

  • Lessons learned by health care organizations showing how Joint Commission preparedness standards have helped prepare for and recover from all types of disasters and emergencies
  • Best practice solutions from the field
  • Case studies featuring success stories full of practical, hands-on examples of how organizations address EC, LS, and EM compliance issues
  • Top EC, EM, and LS standards compliance issues
  • News and information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and other regulating bodies that affect Joint Commission standards

Key Features

  • From TJC Department of Engineering—Insights into Joint Commission standards and EPs, important news, and other critical EC, LS, and EM information, straight from the experts at The Joint Commission
  • Toolbox—Checklists and other practical tools to help facility professionals meet risk management and procedural challenges
  • What’s Your Solution?—Readers contribute their own solutions to frequently asked questions

Standards: EC, EM, LS

Settings: Ambulatory Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Hospital, Office-Based Surgery, Nursing Care Centers, Laboratory

Audience: Facilities managers, safety directors, biomedical/clinical engineers, accreditation compliance professionals, emergency readiness coordinators, fire protection personnel, utilities managers, infection preventionists, nurse supervisors, and others responsible for a safe and secure environment in all health care settings

To view a sampling of the Environment of Care® News articles, click below.

Sample Issue

About

About

Staff
Executive Editor: Carolyn Schierhorn, MA
Senior Project Manager: Lisa King
Executive Director, Global Publishing: Catherine Chopp Hinckley, MA, PhD

Contact the Editor 
Carolyn Schierhorn, MA
Joint Commission Resources
1515 W. 22nd Street, 1300W
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
(630) 268-3747
cschierhorn@jcrinc.com

Subscription Information
Environment of Care® News (ISSN 1097-9913) is published monthly (12 times a year) by Joint Commission Resources, 1515 West 22nd Street, Suite 1300, Oak Brook, IL 60523

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© 2021 The Joint Commission

Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Technical Support and Review:


Department of Engineering

Herman McKenzie, MBA, CHSP
Director of Engineering, Standards Interpretation Group

Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations

James Kendig, MS, CHSP, CHCM, CHEM
Field Director, Surveyor Management and Development

Timothy Markijohn, MBA/MHA, CHFM, CHE
Field Director, Life Safety

Joint Commission Resources Consulting

Lisa Hardesty, MA, CFI, CHSP, HEM
Principal Consultant/Environment of Care and Life Safety

Customer Advisory Board

Eric R. Alberts, BS, CEM, FPEM, FPEM-HC, CHPP, CHEP, SEM
Corporate Manager, Emergency Preparedness
Orlando Health, Orlando, Florida

Gail Burke, MLS (ASCP)
Accreditation Specialist
Box Butte General Hospital, Alliance, Nebraska

Kailen J. Collette, PE, MBA
Chief of Engineering and Facilities Management Services
Montana Veterans Affairs Health System, Helena, Montana

Michael F. Craig, CHFM, CHSP, CHC, FMP, SE
Director of Facilities
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

Jessica S. Gordon, MHSA, CHSP, CJCP
Director of Accreditation and Safety
Bon Secours Mercy Health, Cincinnati, Ohio

Tina M. Hernandez, CHSP
Environment of Care/Life Safety Specialist
Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Shan A. Largoza, MBA, CHFM, CHEP, CHSP
CEO, Founder, and Owner
MILSPEC Logistics, San Antonio, Texas

Edmund Lydon, MS, CHFM, FASHE
Senior Director, Support Services
Beth Israel Lahey Health, Boston

Lawrence A. Newman
Vice President of Facilities and Construction
SUN Behavioral Health, Red Bank, New Jersey

John O’Brien, CHFM, MBA, LEED AP
Administrative Director
SSM Health, St. Louis, Missouri

Timothy Rowlett, CHFM
Site Director of Facilities Management and Hospital Safety Officer
Beaumont Health, Troy, Michigan

John J. Ward, MS, CHSP
Administrative Director, Environmental Safety and Regulatory
Cooper University Health Care, Camden, New Jersey

Bryan Warren, MBA, CHPA, CPO-I
President
War-Sec Security, Charlotte, North Carolina

FAQs

FAQs

Who within my organization should subscribe to Environment of Care® News?

EC News provides information for health care facilities managers, safety directors, biomedical/clinical engineers, emergency readiness coordinators, fire protection personnel, utilities managers, nurse supervisors, and Joint Commission survey coordinators. Infection prevention and control staff would also benefit from the expert, timely coverage.

What topics does EC News cover?

EC News covers top stories on

  • Environment of care (EC), life safety (LS), and emergency management (EM) standards and survey process
  • Your toughest EC, LS, and EM compliance challenges
  • Best practice solutions from the field
  • Success stories, examples, and tips to help you excel on your next survey
  • Special pointers for multiple settings: Hospitals, critical access hospitals, ambulatory health care, office-based surgery practices, nursing care centers, home care, laboratories, and behavioral health care

How often does EC News publish?

EC News is published 12 times a year by Joint Commission Resources.

Can I submit articles?

Yes, but obtain pre-approval from the editor first. See Author Guidelines on the "About" tab.

Standards Interpretation

If you have questions regarding interpretation or clarification of The Joint Commission standards, please check out Joint Commission Standards Interpretation FAQs or contact The Joint Commission's Standards Interpretation Group (SIG) through the Online Question Form.

For general periodical FAQs, please click here.

Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Sharing Your Ideas


Do you have

  • An idea for an article?
  • A contact for a case study?
  • An example of an organization “doing the right things right”? (Maybe even your organization!)
  • An outstanding and useful form, tool, or checklist?
  • A question that needs answering?
  • A myth or misconception that needs clarification?
  • A hot topic that you want addressed?
  • A crucial issue that needs attention?

If so, please send your ideas to Environment of Care® News at cschierhorn@jcrinc.com.

Environment of Care® News features timely, practical articles about meeting Joint Commission environment of care (EC), emergency management (EM), and life safety (LS) standards. Key topics include the management of safety in the physical environment, security, hazardous materials and waste, emergency management, workplace violence, life safety and fire prevention, medical equipment, and utilities.

EC News invites readers to submit best-practice solutions to “What’s Your Solution?” questions as well queries regarding potential articles, including case studies. Please submit suggestions to cschierhorn@jcrinc.com. Articles pre-approved for submission should be between 700 and 1,400 words and include graphic elements, such as photos and charts. 

A panel of Joint Commission experts on EC, LS, and EM standards and accreditation issues will review each article that is considered suitable for publication. Authors should be available to answer the editor’s questions and approve edited copy.

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