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Water Safety Planning
Outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease
In the wake of outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at VA and Non-VA hospitals, it is imperative that water safety become a top priority for Healthcare Facility Managers. Within the Department of Veterans Affairs, the importance of taking the appropriate assessment steps and ongoing program management is imperative to lower risk of from exposure to Legionella bacteria in hospital potable water distribution systems.
RCC's Team of Experts
Romanyk Consulting Corp. (RCC) has provided numerous organizations and agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), with superior master planning and healthcare consulting services for more than 19 years. RCC has assembled an exceptional team of experts with Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and other healthcare organization experience that can assist you with your Legionella/Water Safety Program, including site surveys and sampling, risk/hazard analysis, development of Water Safety Plans, and ongoing program validation.
While there are many specialists available in the Legionella field, not many have the experience RCC has in healthcare settings. RCC has assembled a team of very experienced subject matter experts (SMEs) who not only bring a deep understanding of applicable water standards, but have recent relevant experience performing water safety tasks within your healthcare system. RCC’s SMEs have been connected to our in-house Building Information Management (BIM) teams to create a comprehensive and single point of program management. We have the talent, tools, and technology that differentiate us from other companies and that will enable the local Water Safety Committee members to work more efficiently to ensure Legionella is prevented from occurring. Additionally, the RCC Team has agreements with ELITE laboratories for sampling services in locations throughout the US.
Advantages of a Water Safety Plan
By contracting for water safety services with RCC, Medical Centers will have the following one-stop advantages:
Access to all relevant Water Safety Plan documents in a single database
BIM/AutoCAD based water path schematics linked to floor plans for ease of viewing and locating data points
Inclusion of Sampling and Critical Control Points data
Relevant data storage for on-going testing, monitoring and validation of water systems
Please let us know if you would like to schedule a call to discuss how the RCC Team might be able to assist with your Water Safety Program needs, as well as any other capital asset needs.