KPOST Company Aids Hospitals’ Speedy Recovery From Healthcare Reform

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KPOST Provides ‘Green’ Roofs For Hospitals Across The DFW Metroplex.

Dallas commercial roofing expert, KPOST Company, is providing innovative ‘green’ roofs for hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in order to accommodate recent healthcare mandates.

New healthcare mandates decidedly favor patients’ opinions, as evidenced by the push for patient satisfaction surveys, which impact hospitals and their ability to receive full compensation from the federal government.

“Healthcare reform has mandated green roofs for new construction projects,” said Keith Post, President of KPOST Company. “We did one recently for an oncology ward here in DFW. A local architect provided a great spec. The cancer patients looked out onto nothing. We combined astro-turf with container gardens to transform their roof view into something truly spectacular.”

Hospitals reap rewards under the current laws if patients rate their experiences highly, but they will increasingly suffer financial setbacks when patients express dissatisfaction.

“The law states that the environment has to be pleasing and soothing to expedite healing. We do more than that. We offer full service roof-consulting services and create beauty where there was neglected space,” says Dalila Vallejo-Newhard, KPOST Company business development representative.

According to a recent study by the University Medical Center of Princeton, New Jersey, patients in enhanced rooms ordered, on average, 30% less pain medication than their counterparts.

Studies also prove that patient exposure to direct sunlight significantly improved patient outcomes; sunshine and green space outside patient windows reduce patients’ feelings of isolation, loneliness, and stress.

“I have a background in design, so I have been delighted to partner with hospitals across the metroplex to engineer unique roofscapes made from the highest quality materials,” says Aileen Struble, Senior Estimator at KPOST Company. “We are after longevity and beauty here. Form as well as function.”

Hospital rooms cannot be easily vacated due to leaks or other roof structure problems, so they must be vigilant about scheduling commercial roof assessments regularly, keeping up with preventative maintenance, and choosing a commercial roofing partner.

“The moral to this story is, ‘Don’t let the patient surveys come back to haunt you.’ Keep your hospital looking beautiful and your rooftops meticulously maintained. There is no place for a leak in a hospital. Ever,” says Post.

For information on green roofing and healthcare reform is available via the Latest News section of the KPOST Company website.

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