TAHFM e-Newsletter
 
Events and Education
September 15, 2016 Elm Fork Shooting Sports, Dallas The TAHFM Wack 'Em and Stack 'Em Sporting Clays Tournament allows us to support our mission to assist our membership in professional development through support, education and collaboration. All proceeds raised at this year's shoot will support our educational and technical assistance mission to assist our membership in affordable professional development. Proceeds from this tournament will provide facility manager scholarships to our Interlink 2017 educational conference.
 
Thursday, September 22 Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, 2016 Please join TAHFM for our first breakfast seminar in the Houston suburbs to hear updates from recent healthcare code changes that impact Joint Commission, CMS, DNV, and your daily operations.
 
Thursday, October 6, 2016 American Shooting Centers All proceeds raised at this year's shoot will support our educational and technical assistance mission to assist our membership in affordable professional development. This is your opportunity to support a worthy cause while participating in a fun and challenging sporting clay event.This is a prime opportunity for increased visibility and excellent networking with healthcare facility managers from across the state of Texas.
 
Door Control Services Inc
Member Spotlight
If you are a TAHFM member and meet the criteria for a SASHE designation, TAHFM would be happy to help sponsor your application.
 
American Society for Healthcare Engineering TAHFM encourages you to vote in the ASHE Elections. Elections close on September 1, and Texas has two great representatives running for the Associate Director position, Sean Goings and Mike Crowley. Please take the time to get out the vote, Texas!
 
 
   
Work almost finished at Texas Health H-E-B intensive care unit Elizabeth Campbell, Fort Worth Star-Telegram Work is almost finished on the new $25 million intensive care unit at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital H-E-B.
 
Eaton
Brighton Solutions, Inc.
Energy Roundup Tips
Carl Weinschenk, Energy Manager Today The military has been a living laboratory for energy efficiency during the past few years.
 
Healthcare Facilities Today Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston has been named the 2016 Energy Champion for demonstrating strong leadership in becoming a more energy-efficient facility and using saved resources to support patient care. In addition, 29 hospitals have earned an Energy to Care Award for slashing energy use.
 
 
   
Carl Weinschenk, Energy Manager Today New Hampshire takes its healthcare seriously. It also wants its facilities to operate in an energy efficient manner.
 
Specified Technologies Inc.
Texas Microfiber
ASHE Update
Deanna Martin, American Society for Healthcare Engineering Joint Commission life safety surveyors are now asking three new questions before starting building tours: • What type of fire stopping is used in the facility? • What is the organization’s policy regarding accessing interstitial spaces and ceiling panel removal? • Which materials are used (glutaraldehyde, ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA), peracetic acid, etc.) for high level disinfection or sterilization?
 
American Society for Healthcare Engineering Has your facility team worked with caregivers on a project or initiative to improve patient care and the health care physical environment? Consider applying for ASHE's prestigious Excellence in Health Care Facility Management award. It's free to apply, and winners receive an Annual Conference registration and invitation to ASHE's Leadership Institute in addition to the award. You can browse previous winning entries and review the application online. Applications are due September 2.
 
Absolute Testing Services
Texas F.S.S
Your Facilities Management News
Jeff Ferenc, Health Facilities Management St. Thomas West Hospital, Nashville, Tenn., wanted to retrofit its outdated HVAC exhaust air system to cut energy use and improve indoor air quality.
 
Jim Kohl, Health Facilities Management Health care facilities have been major participants in the wireless revolution that has taken place over the past decade.
 
 
   
Deanna Martin, Health Facilities Management When facility professionals discuss ways they can improve patient satisfaction, they often home in on just two areas of the 32-question HCAHPS survey: cleanliness and quietness.
 
Allen & Company Environmental Services
The Filter Man, Ltd.
 
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