Six Tips for Spring Cleaning your Medical Facility

Spring is in the air, and so is the mess that winter left behind. Now is the perfect time to purge, organize and deep clean. Let the season of new beginnings be the motivation to kick start a fresh new feel in your office. Not only will your office look and smell fresh, you’ll feel lighter and this will help produce more efficient employees. Here are six tips for spring cleaning your medical office.


The flooring of your medical facility has taken a beating this winter season. A thorough cleaning of the floors should be a top priority this spring. Not only does a good cleaning give old floors a revitalized appearance, it adds a freshness in the air and extends the life of the floors.


With spring come allergens, so it’s important to clear out the particles that have settled in your office. Pay close attention to those hard to reach areas such as ceiling corners, light fixtures, air returns and baseboards. Pull out filing cabinets, bookcases, desks and ensure the dust bunnies are cleared away.


Schedule a time to have the upholstery in your office professionally cleaned. Removing grime, dust and stains from furniture gives your office a more professional feel, gets rid of germs and helps it last longer. Don’t forget about wiping down and sanitizing tables, and get rid of outdated magazines. This is also a great time to focus on deep cleaning and organizing desks; get rid of clutter, throw away old papers and maybe implement a new filing system.

Pressure washing

A nasty winter build up is common and will affect the appearance of building and sidewalks after the season. Mold, salt, dirt and other build up can take away from your professional image. Make an appointment to have your building and sidewalks pressure washed so your property looks as fresh as the inside.


No one likes to do windows, but it’s an essential part of spring cleaning and a necessity after pressure washing. Cloudy windows filled with dirt and grime not only detract from your spring view, but they will have a big impact on the appearance of your building.


While you’re in the cleaning mood, now is the time to pay attention to your website and online presence. Polish up your website design, review the content, add a blog section, replace outdated images with new ones and reinforce call to actions. Once that is done, check the internet for negative reviews and ensure any information that comes up in a search is accurate, such as contact and location information.

While it may seem tedious, spring cleaning your office will be worth your effort. When you and your staff enter a rejuvenated and fresh office, you will all feel less stressed, more energized and ready to start your day. More importantly, your patients will feel this as well!

Posted by
  • As a speaker at the first ad hoc meeting of rheumatology practice managers gathered in a single small room at its infancy a decade ago, I’m amazed to see how NORM has blossomed into a high energy organization of depth and professional meetings with parallel break-out symposia between plenary sessions. NORM has truly come of age. This is where the “business” of rheumatology gets learned. The ”guildmanship” for rheumatology practice management is now strong.- Paul H. Caldron, DO, FACP, FACR, MBA, Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates
  • In a time of demanding changes in the management of medical practices in the US, NORM has been a lifesaver to the community of Rheumatology practices.  NORM has allowed our practice to stay ahead of the many demands of CMS and others payors and has ensured that our practice remains cognizant of new issues that arise in HIPPA compliance, human resources and medical billing to name a few. Sending our Practice Manager to NORM's conferences has been cost-effective and beneficial to our practice because she returns to our office with an abundance of information that otherwise would have taken months to compile. Every Rheumatology practice that wishes to stay on top of emerging issues in practice management should consider sending a member of their staff to NORM's conference.- Michael S. Rosen M.D., Chester County Rheumatology PC
  • Thanks to all those wonderful people in the NORM Network who respond to emails, offering their advice, experience, time, and support ... I haven't even been a member a full year yet and I am amazed at the dedication of everyone who responds to helping via emails and the NORM Organization itself! I have barely had a chance to explore the resources and I have yet to really dive into requests for help still I am silently learning so much and do occasionally offer what I can! Thank you all!- Cheryl Piambino, Kenneth E. Bresky, DO

What We Offer

We’re adding value to practices across the nation by creating a thriving community of rheumatology managers and physicians.

Membership Benefits

Become a Member

Annual Conference

Conference Registration