Water Safety Management Program Guidance to Assist Reduction of Legionella Risk

A new water safety management resource page, developed by Phigenics, aims to assist healthcare providers to achieve compliance with Survey and Certification (S&C) 17-30 requirements, with an eye to reducing the risk of the spread of Legionella.

WARRENVILLE, Ill. /PRNewswire/ — Phigenics, the leading independent provider of enterprise water management programs, has developed a resource page to help healthcare providers achieve compliance with Survey and Certification (S&C) 17-30 requirements created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The CMS requires healthcare facilities to have in place water management policies and procedures to reduce the risk of growth and spread of Legionella and other opportunistic pathogens in facility water systems.

“The CMS Requirement provides guidance to help healthcare facility water management teams protect the health and safety of their patients through the use of best practices,” said Dr. William McCoy, ASHRAE 188 Voting Member and Phigenics Chief Technology Officer. “Documented, defensible records of independent, third-party verification and validation are essential to achieving effective water management programs.”

The “Achieving Compliance with CMS Requirement (S&C) 17-30” resource page includes videos that help facility managers and building owners understand what it means to develop and implement a comprehensive Water Management Program (WMP) that complies with requirements outlined in the CMS Memo. It also features video case studies from past Smart Water Leadership Summit presenters and leading healthcare organizations that have implemented WMPs, including Aurora Health Care, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Florida Hospital System, NewYork Presbyterian Hospital Enterprise, Novant Health, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Phigenics’ WMP experts partner with facility water management teams to develop and implement comprehensive, defensible WMPs. As a non-conflicted third party, Phigenics does not sell water treatment or hazard control chemicals. Phigenics provides independent verification and validation that programs are defensible and water management goals have been achieved in the most cost-effective manner.

A Phigenics’ enterprise WMP includes comprehensive system audits of potable and utility water, creation and implementation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188 program documentation, independent facilitation of evidence-based decision-making for secondary disinfection, and microbiological and chemistry validation testing and reporting. Facility leaders at all levels have access to essential water management data via Phigenics’ cloud-based information systems, which provide affordable, secure access to the right information when needed and drive proactive and predictive management of key water systems.

Please contact Phigenics at either (844) 850-4087 or [email protected] to speak with a water management professional and get started on developing a defensible, independently guided WMP for your facility and enterprise.

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