TAHFM e-Newsletter
Events and Education

March 26 - 29, 2017
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LMC Fire & Security
Door Control Services Inc
Member Spotlight
Matt Goodman, D Healthcare Daily In 2014, North Texas hospitals saw their revenue sail upward along with profit margins, which reached 15 percent market-wide, nearly 3 percent higher than what they generated the year prior despite a steady decline in inpatient utilization.
Matt Goodman, D Healthcare Daily Children’s Health on Monday gathered some of the state’s highest ranking political officials to celebrate the opening of a $20 million center specifically for meeting the needs of the state’s ever-expanding foster children population.
TAHFM has an online membership directory and resource guide, available to TAHFM members only. This Directory contains useful information about our committees and task forces, homecare and hospice showcase and the vendor marketplace.
Brighton Solutions, Inc.
Energy Roundup Tips
Rachel Poff and Garrett Hensley, Health Facilities Management On average, energy costs make up roughly half of an institution’s annual facility operating budget, so taking steps to reduce energy consumption and cost can make a significant impact.
Dave Lubach, facilitiesnet.com Taking advantage of utility rebates seems like a no-brainer for maintenance and engineering managers looking to reduce energy use and costs in institutional and commercial facilities.
Jeff Ferenc, Health Facilities Management The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized three health care facilities with the Energy Star Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Award for superior performance of these systems.
Specified Technologies Inc.
Prevent Life Safety Services
ASHE Update
American Society for Healthcare Engineering A new ASHE monograph offers strategies for promoting the value of the facility department to C-suite leaders who may not always recognize the importance of the work done by facility professionals.
American Society for Healthcare Engineering The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a rule to update Medicare fire safety guidelines for certain dialysis facilities.
American Society for Healthcare Engineering ASHE has posted additional resources to help health care facilities stay in compliance with Joint Commission requirements as part of its Focus on Compliance. View the latest materials now, and watch for the site to be updated with additional resources in 2017.
Absolute Testing Services
Your Facilities Management News
Jamie Morgan, Health Facilities Management An American Hospital Association (AHA) task force has laid out nine strategies to protect access to care in struggling urban and rural settings.
Consulting-Specifying Engineer It’s hard to think of an engineering project with higher standards than a hospital or health care facility—successfully designed and installed systems can literally be a matter of life and death. Codes, standards, and regulations govern how these buildings must be designed.
Debra Levin, Healthcare Design Of all the patient care areas in an acute care hospital, the intensive care unit (ICU) patient room is the area most likely to see medically fragile patients on a consistent basis.
Allen & Company Environmental Services
The Filter Man, Ltd.
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