TAHFM e-Newsletter
 
Events and Education
February 25–26, Houston Dubbed "the stamp of approval" by many employers, the ASHE Health Care Construction (HCC) Certificate proves to health care organizations that you have been properly trained to work in a health care construction environment—making you the desirable candidate for the job.
 
February 4–5, Fort Worth Dubbed "the stamp of approval" by many employers, the ASHE Health Care Construction (HCC) Certificate proves to health care organizations that you have been properly trained to work in a health care construction environment—making you the desirable candidate for the job.
 
April 3–6, 2016, Westin Galleria Dallas Health care facilities managers consider Interlink to be one of the best and most affordable opportunities for learning and sharing in Texas. Interlink consistently delivers top-notch educational content, hours of continuing education credits, as well as ongoing opportunities to discuss emerging issues and best practices with colleagues, vendors, and consultants. Mark your calendars now for next year’s exciting multi-day event!
 
Life Safety Services LLC.
Philders Group Intl Inc
Member Spotlight
Here are the 50 largest hospitals in the United States, listed by number of beds. This list is based on data from hospitals' most recent cost reports, accessed through the American Hospital Directory. Data was accessed Dec. 21.
 
Eaton
Brighton Solutions, Inc.
Energy Roundup Tips
Julius A. Karash, Health Facilities Management The University of Maryland Medical Center is cutting costs in a sizable way through the adoption of data-driven sustainability and energy-efficiency practices regarding its management of operating rooms and the use of medical devices.
 
Specified Technologies Inc.
Texas Microfiber
ASHE Update
American Society for Healthcare Engineering The Joint Commission will emphasize management of clinical alarms starting Jan. 1, 2016, as part of its National Patient Safety Goal on clinical alarms.
 
American Society for Healthcare Engineering The winter 2015 edition of Inside ASHE magazine is now available online. This edition is focused on career development, but also includes an important article about ASHRAE 188 and a feature story on how St. Joseph's Hospital won an ASHE award for its efforts to reduce falls.
 
American Society for Healthcare Engineering ASHE has posted new resources on how to comply with medical gas storage, safety hazard, and air flow requirements from the Joint Commission. The new resources are part of the Focus on Compliance project, which provides tools to address common findings from the Joint Commission.
 
Absolute Testing Services
Texas F.S.S
Your Facilities Management News
AHA News Now
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration has created a new webpage featuring strategies and tools for preventing workplace violence in health care settings. According to OSHA, the rate of serious workplace violence incidents was more than four times higher in health care settings than the private industry average. The webpage is designed to support OSHA's Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers, which describes the five components of an effective workplace violence prevention program.
 
 
Beth Burmahl, Health Facilities Management magazine Often, customer service is described simply as the degree to which the recipients of the service are satisfied with its level and quality. However, this description does not reflect values and character; nor does it depict a culture that supports front-line staff in a way that leads to exceptional customer service.
 
Tecni-Quip Carts
 
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