T&M Associates opens Indianapolis Office Offers Deep Environmental, Health and Safety Management Expertise

August 20th, 2014

T&M Associates, a leading national engineering, environmental services and consulting firm, announces the opening of its Indianapolis office. T&M has appointed Ashly Insco, regional compliance manager and group manager, and Jim Alvarez, client manager and principal geologist, to lead the office. Both are recognized experts in the field and will direct and deliver the company’s broad range of services to public and private sector clients throughout the region. Ms. Insco joins T&M as a certified hazardous materials manager (CHMM) and Mr. Alvarez is a licensed professional geologist (LPG) in the state of Indiana.

Ms. Insco brings more than 22 years of environmental, health and safety (EHS) experience to T&M. She specializes in developing, implementing and auditing EHS and energy management and compliance systems. Ms. Insco also develops and provides customized EHS training for all industries. Mr. Alvarez has particular expertise in developing and administering EHS programs at industrial facilities as well as leading due diligence portfolios, both of which he has conducted globally over the course of his nearly 25-year career.

“While our Indianapolis office is brand new, Ashly and Jim are well established leaders in their sectors and their reputation in the marketplace aligns with T&M’s growth initiatives,” said Ihsan Al-Fayyomi, senior vice president and environmental services business unit leader. “They and their team will deliver the services and expertise to our mid-western client-base while supporting T&M’s strategic capabilities nationwide.”

The new office is located at 201 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204. As part of T&M Associates, it will provide the firm’s full portfolio of services which includes EHS auditing and program development/implementation, site investigation and remediation, due diligence and transactional support, industrial hygiene, permitting, grants and funding, landscape architecture, energy efficiency, transportation engineering, water resources, stormwater management and construction administration among others.

About T&M Associates

T&M Associates is an engineering consulting firm specializing in development, energy, environmental and transportation services. Established in 1966 and headquartered in Middletown, NJ, the award-winning company is consistently ranked in the top half of Engineering News Record’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms. T&M’s tagline, “Your Goals. Our Mission” encapsulates its commitment to develop effective, creative and timely strategies and solutions to achieve its public and private clients’ business objectives. T&M has more than 350 employees and operates in 15 office locations throughout Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. For more information visit http://www.tandmassociates.com/.

U.S. Manufacturer Comes Back From The Ashes Honors First Responders While Breaking Ground For New Facility

August 14th, 2014

Rustic Crust, leading manufacturer of organic and all-natural pizza crust and sauce, today honored the New Hampshire Police, Fire & EMS Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to supporting firefighters, police officers and emergency medical service personnel, for its statewide contributions. The event coincided with the ground-breaking of a new Rustic Crust and American Flatbread frozen pizza facility soon to be erected on the site of its former factory in Pittsfield, NH, which burned to the ground earlier this year. The new two-story 27,000 square-foot facility, 30 percent larger than the original structure, will be in operation this fall. After the fire, Rustic Crust’s President & CEO Brad Sterl kept more than 100 workers on payroll while he began to rebuild the company. Sterl and Governor Maggie Hassan recognized first responders as unsung heroes who risk their lives daily to protect the communities they serve, just as they did during the company’s devastating fire. The event marks the start of a national campaign, The Rustic Crust First Responders Recognition program, to support and acknowledge these service workers across the nation. In New Hampshire and in states across the U.S., Rustic Crust and American Flatbread frozen pizzas will donate product to state first responder organizations assisting with fundraisers and other events. The company will also continue to send its mobile pizza truck to natural disaster sites to feed fatigued workers. “As a result of the fire at our production facility, we know firsthand the courage and sacrifice displayed by first responders,” said Brad Sterl, CEO of Rustic Crust. “We are launching this national program to honor the extraordinary work of these brave men and women - fire, police, and emergency rescue people – in their times of need.” Rustic Crust (www.rusticcrust.com) was founded in 1996 and is the number one U.S. national brand of natural prepared, ready-made pizza crusts. American Flatbread (www.americanflatbreadproducts.com) is a market leader in natural frozen flatbread pizzas which are available in supermarkets, health and gourmet stores nationwide. The company is Pittsfield, New Hampshire’s second largest employer.

Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer is Most Accurate Substitute For Rectal in Children

August 12th, 2014

A new clinical study published in Current Therapeutic Research affirms that the temporal artery (TA) thermometer is the most accurate substitute for rectal measurement in children. The study tested the accuracy of less invasive thermometers, including tympanic, infrared skin scan, and temporal artery, compared to rectal measurement to reflect core temperature.

The research was conducted at the University Hospitals, Leuven, Belgium. A total of 294 pediatric patients, with a median age of 3.2 years, were included and temperature measurements were collected consecutively from each device in every patient.

“Rectal has always been held as the gold standard in temperature measurement, but today, physicians, nurses, and consumers are looking for a less invasive manner to get a consistent, quick and accurate reading, and this study shows that the Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer is that solution,” said Francesco Pompei, Ph.D., CEO of Exergen Corporation. “Exergen’s accuracy is backed by more than 50 peer-reviewed published clinical studies, which sets it apart from other thermometers on the market,” added Dr. Pompei.

Exergen markets two models of the TemporalScanner thermometer: a professional version for doctors' offices and hospitals, and a consumer model sold in major retailers nationwide. More than one billion temperatures are taken each year with the TemporalScanner. It is used in thousands of hospitals, clinics and pediatricians' offices across the country, as well as in millions of homes. For the fourth year in a row it is the #1 preference of pediatricians in the US and #1 selling retail thermometer. The Exergen TemporalScanner’s performance is supported by more than 50 peer-reviewed published studies covering all ages from preterm infants to geriatrics and all care areas from hospitals to homes. For additional information, visit www.exergen.com.

Allegaert, K. Tympanic, Infrared Skin, and Temporal Artery Scan Thermometers Compared with Rectal Measurement in Children. [National Teaching Institute research abstract RS4]. Current Therapeutic Research. 76 (2014) 34-38

allnurses.com Debuts Nursing Jobs and Career Resource Center - Connects Employers and Job Seekers via Largest Online Nurse Network

July 16th, 2014

allnurses.com, the largest peer-to-peer online networking and support site for nursing, has launched its new Career Resource Center,allnurses Jobs. The Career Center is designed to better connect today’s millions of nurses and nursing students with potential employers, and vice versa. The resource features advanced search and matching technology, and offers a wealth of additional benefits for both candidates and employers.



“We knew that our community needed a better way to search for nursing jobs or nursing candidates vs. using general job sites that include other professions,” said Brian Short, Founder of allnurses.com.  “Our new Nursing Job and Career Resource Center caters to their specific needs.”


Job seekers can take advantage of fully searchable user profiles, incorporating key words and skills related to their desired position. Resumes can be easily uploaded in a variety of formats. More than a job board, allnurses Jobs will also contain articles on nursing profession news and expert tips on topics such as resume writing and interviewing techniques. Any nurse or nursing student can access the site and create a profile by registering for free at jobs.allnurses.com.



For the employer, allnurses Jobs is designed for easy, self-service posting and offers multiple add-on advertising and marketing options to ensure listings stand out. It offers a mini-site option to create a smaller version of the main site with a subset of functionality that has the look and feel of a stand-alone employer-specific job board. Other features include powerful candidate searching capabilities, nurse opt-in alerts for employer jobs and the ability to send targeted email campaigns to candidates matching specific criteria.




Founded by Minnesota Registered Nurse, Brian Short, allnurses.com is the leading networking site for nurses and nursing students. For nearly 20 years, allnurses.com has been the collective voice of the nursing community, supporting the profession by providing a place where nurses can network, share, and learn from each other.  With an ever-growing community of more than 825,000 registered members, allnurses is the go-to place to communicate and discuss nursing, jobs, schools, NCLEX, careers, and so much more. For more information, visit allnurses.com.


PDI Releases New Healthcare Reform Champion’s Kit

July 2nd, 2014


Free Resource Helps Infection Prevention Navigate Healthcare Reform and Drive Quality Improvements

PDI, leader in Infection Prevention products and solutions, today released its Healthcare Reform Champions Kit, a digital educational tool designed to demystify key components of the recent Healthcare Reform legislation. The tool kit will assist infection preventionists and other healthcare personnel build the business acumen to work with hospital administration to drive improvements in quality of care, patient safety, satisfaction and system profitability.

Despite slight improvement over the past decade, one in 25 patients still contract a healthcare-associated infection (HAI) during a hospital stay, accounting for more than 200 deaths each day in the United States . HAIs increase length of stay and rate of mortality among patients. Moreover, rates of hospital-acquired conditions are penalized under current legislation as are readmissions, which are subject to an up to a 1% penalty in 2013 and increasing to an up to 3% penalty by 2015 .

“There is still confusion about the details and implications of healthcare reform legislation on the individual level,” said Patrick Treacy, President of PDI Healthcare. “Everyone in the healthcare environment plays a role in improving outcomes and, as a result, improving revenues. We want to arm healthcare professionals with the education and tools they need to demonstrate the positive impact they have on achieving better outcomes, improving patient experience and reducing associated costs.”

The PDI Healthcare Reform Champions Kit offers the following resources:

•An easy to digest overview of healthcare reform including the goals of The Triple Aim, set forth by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and explanations of Value-Based Purchasing, Quality Indicators and reporting and reimbursement changes, among others.

•A how-to guide for effectively delivering the business case for infection prevention programs to C-Suite coupled with a business presentation template to help get users started. (coming soon)

•A glossary of key terminology and additional quick references and tips. (coming soon)

•A guide for promoting hospital successes through internal and external communications. (coming soon)

To learn more about healthcare reform and the PDI Healthcare Reform Champion’s Kit, visit www.PDIHC.com/HCReformKit. About PDI PDI helps reduce preventable infections, control healthcare costs, and ultimately help save lives by delivering a broad range of evidence-based, market leading environmental hygiene and patient care solutions. PDI’s expertise in making a difference in the community and healthcare environments extends throughout the United States and worldwide. www.pdihc.com