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It’s time for the AIA Ohio Convention!

It’s time for the AIA Ohio Convention!

Architects from all over the Buckeye State are coming to Toledo for the AIA Ohio Convention.  Tower Industries will be on hand to show off the latest innovation in healthcare design, the award-winning Anti-Ligature Drain Cover; the first ligature resistant shower drain cover made exclusively for solid surface shower bases. Stop by table 17 to see Todd and Tricia! Continue reading “It’s time for the AIA Ohio Convention!”

Tower is headed to the 2018 ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition – July 15-18, 2018

Tower is headed to the 2018 ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition – July 15-18, 2018

The team is headed to Seattle, WA for the 2018 ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition.  The ASHE Annual Conference programming gives health care facility management and engineering professionals the tools they need to navigate and adapt as the healthcare landscape shifts. Sessions showcase thought-provoking research and presentations that focus on compliance strategies, operational excellence, leadership, management development, and other topics affecting health care facility professionals. Continue reading “Tower is headed to the 2018 ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition – July 15-18, 2018”

CMS clarifies ligature risk policy

CMS clarifies ligature risk policy

According to Ashe News, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a memo clarifying several issues related to ligature risk. Although the memo is not comprehensive final interpretive guidance from CMS, it provides a definition of a ligature risk, interim guidance for surveyors, a timeframe for correction of ligature risk deficiencies, and the requirements for requesting a time extension for a plan of correction taking longer than 60 days. Continue reading “CMS clarifies ligature risk policy”

The First Anti-Ligature Drain Cover Exclusively for Solid Surface Showers

The First Anti-Ligature Drain Cover Exclusively for Solid Surface Showers

During the ASHE PDC Conference in Nashville, TN, we announced the launch of the first anti-ligature drain cover made exclusively for solid surface showers.  When planning the construction of a bathroom for patients suffering from mental illness, it is essential in the design process to eliminate points where a cord, rope, or bed sheet can be looped or tied to a fixture to create a point of ligature, which may result in self-harm or in extreme cases, loss of life.  Tower Industries’ patent-pending design accomplishes these goals and more. Continue reading “The First Anti-Ligature Drain Cover Exclusively for Solid Surface Showers”

College Dorm Bathrooms Play Important Role in Selection Process

College Dorm Bathrooms Play Important Role in Selection Process

For students looking at prospective schools, campus life is a big deal. Most college students spend their freshman and sophomore years living in residence halls, if not all four years. Naturally, it makes sense that the quality of student housing weighs on the choice of colleges. Prospective students expect to be shown around campus, and it can be somewhat embarrassing to show off the heavily worn residence halls and student housing buildings. Continue reading “College Dorm Bathrooms Play Important Role in Selection Process”