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The Award Winning Anti-Ligature Drain Cover

The Award Winning Anti-Ligature Drain Cover

We are proud to announce that our Anti-Ligature Shower Drain Cover has been named the Most Innovative new product for the 2018 Symposium Distinction Awards.  Our latest offering has been making waves in behavioral healthcare design this year, as it is the first ligature resistant drain cover made exclusively for solid surface shower drains.  Our very own Peter Martin will be on stage to accept the award at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo in Austin, Texas. Continue reading “The Award Winning Anti-Ligature Drain Cover”

We’re going to the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo in Austin, Texas!

We’re going to the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo in Austin, Texas!

The healthcare industry is poised for disruption.  Ground-breaking technologies, game-changing financing models, and market-shifting business deals are all converging.  Are you ready?  Join us in Austin, Texas for an unforgettable experience designed to prepare you for what’s ahead!  Peter and Todd G will be on hand to introduce you to the award-winning new product, the Anti-Ligature shower drain cover.  This is the first ligature resistant drain cover made exclusively for solid surface showers. Continue reading “We’re going to the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo in Austin, Texas!”

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”