TAHFM e-Newsletter
Events and Education
Friday, June 24, 2016, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The motor and motor control markets are thriving in a number of areas, particularly HVAC applications. To get the most return on your investment, it is important to understand current trends and technologies related to electric motors. This session is intended to bring industry experts together with facility professionals to reveal updated information on motor technologies and applications.
June 30 – July 1, 2016, Houston Designed to give you the tools for passing the Certified Health Care Constructor (CHC) Exam, this course provides test taking tips, key topics, and sample questions identified in the CHC content outline (as listed in the CHC Candidate Handbook). This course will also use interactive polling technology, allowing each participant to answer questions and compare their answer with averages among those in class.
Life Safety Services LLC.
Door Control Services Inc
Member Spotlight
Matt Goodman, D Healthcare Daily Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen has added a Level III NICU to help babies in the first days of their lives, sparing in-town parents a trip to Plano or Dallas.
Brighton Solutions, Inc.
Energy Roundup Tips
Carl Weinschenk, Energy Manager Today Both the quality of an organization and the energy efficiency of the building that houses it start at the top. In one case, it’s the business plan. In the other, it’s the roof.
Steven Harrell CEM CxA, Health Facilities Management Commissioning existing and new building stock increasingly is becoming a means of identifying energy-efficiency opportunities.
Specified Technologies Inc.
Texas Microfiber
ASHE Update
Jamie Morgan, Health Facilities Management The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) extended its comment period on a new rule regarding medical device maintenance to June 3.
Absolute Testing Services
Texas F.S.S
Your Facilities Management News
Jeff Ferenc, Health Facilities Management Hospital operating room (OR) management requires meeting a variety of challenges: occupancy, start-time compliance, supply assurance, efficient staffing, and patient and staff safety.
The Joint Commission The Joint Commission recently approved deletion of 131 requirements from its hospital accreditation program that it states are no longer necessary because they have become a routine part of operations and clinical practice. For instance, Element of Performance Standard EC.02.03.01 states that hospitals must take measures to minimize fire risk if patients are permitted to smoke. The Joint Commission states that it is being deleted because it is duplicative of another Element of Performance Standard. The changes will go into effect July 1.
Jamie Morgan, Health Facilities Management The Joint Commission announced it will follow suit with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and adopt the National Fire Protection Association’s 101 Life Safety code, effective July 5.
Clayton Costello, Facility Executive Unscheduled downtime is not an option for any facility. When generators aren’t maintained properly, a variety of problems can occur.
Allen & Company Environmental Services
The Filter Man, Ltd.
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