Healthcare facilities must remain sanitary and safe at all times to promote and ensure the well-being of all patients, nurses, doctors, and guests. Because germs run rampant in these facilities, there are numerous challenges and regulations unique to medical cleaning procedures. Healthcare providers who fail to abide by these standards not only put the health of their employees and patients at risk but may also be subject to legal action. Therefore, each of these facilities requires medical cleaning solutions and infection control protocols that comply with all current regulations for the sake of their reputation, their people, and their practice. The Budd Group provides both interior and exterior medical cleaning and infection control services for various healthcare facilities.
What is Involved in Medical Cleaning?
Broadly speaking, medical cleaning refers to the actions taken to remove and prevent harmful foreign materials from a healthcare facility to cultivate a sterile environment, often via the use of disinfectants. These actions include things like cleaning hospital rooms, washing medical uniforms and linens, spraying and wiping down all surfaces inside the facility, power washing the facility’s exterior, deep cleaning floors, properly removing waste from the premises, etc.
Those who perform medical cleaning tasks must receive thorough training and follow all cleaning guidelines for healthcare facilities. These operational standards are outlined by organizations such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Other groups like the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have outlined healthcare cleaning standards and recommendations to implement more environmentally-friendly cleaning products. Additionally, because medical cleaning personnel are frequently around healthcare information, they must also understand the guidelines set forth in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Without proper medical cleaning solutions, healthcare facilities can become hotbeds for bacteria and their spread. That’s why infection control is a crucial component of The Budd Group’s medical cleaning offerings. As described by the CDC, “infection control prevents or stops the spread of infections in healthcare settings.” The organization provides information on how infections spread, how to keep them from spreading, and outlines specific recommendations for various types of healthcare facilities. Our medical cleaning staff is well versed on these matters, ensuring that our clients’ facilities remain safe and sanitary for all personnel and patients.
What Medical Facilities Do We Serve?
At The Budd Group, we provide medical cleaning services for every kind of healthcare facility imaginable. These include but are not limited to:
- Urgent care centers and clinics
- Medical offices
- Nursing homes/elder care facilities
- Rehabilitation clinics
- Surgery facilities
The Budd Group Difference
At The Budd Group, we understand that each facility within the healthcare industry has its own needs and challenges. Rather than offer a one-size-fits-all commercial cleaning solution for our clients, we work with each one individually to determine the most efficient ways to maintain their facilities, prevent the spread of infectious diseases, and comply with all regulations.