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March 26 - 29, 2017
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LMC Fire & Security
Door Control Services Inc
Member Spotlight
The Navasota Examiner CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital was awarded the Designated Trauma Facility of the Year for 2016 by the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Office of Emergency Management Services and Trauma Systems Coordination.
Olivia Nguyen, D Healthcare Daily Texas Health Fort Worth’s neurosurgical intensive care unit earned a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for its successful patient outcomes and unit performance.
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
Michael Watkins, Healthcare Construction + Operations Opening and closing doors in health care facilities can expend huge amounts of energy.
Conrad Kelso and Phil Lebrun, facilitiesnet.com When top management wants to postpone replacement of HVAC equipment, the facility department may be asked to get "one more year" out of the existing equipment. Worse, this request may be repeated the next year, and again in years after that.
Carl Weinschenk, Energy Manager Today There was a lot of impressive news in the energy savings performance contracts (ESPC) sector toward the end of 2016.
Specified Technologies Inc.
Prevent Life Safety Services
ASHE Update
American Society for Healthcare Engineering Using a multidisciplinary approach to design is important for creating healing spaces where both staff and patients can benefit. A new article outlines four strategies for an interdisciplinary approach to design.
American Society for Healthcare Engineering ASHE is working with the Healthcare Infrastructure Research program in Washington, D.C., to identify and highlight innovations in our field. ASHE members and others can submit innovative work from their hospitals or companies for consideration in this project.
American Society for Healthcare Engineering The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently issued two new survey and certification memos. One memo states that health care facilities may use the 2013 edition of the Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES) to demonstrate compliance with fire safety requirements. The other memo clarifies installation requirements for automatic fire sprinkler systems in long-term facilities. Both memos are available on the ASHE website.
Absolute Testing Services
Your Facilities Management News
Genevieve Diesing, Hospitals & Health Networks They’ve been called coddled, helicoptered and just plain spoiled, gross generalizations that may or may not contain nuggets of truth.
Genevieve Diesing, Hospitals & Health Networks While it's never advisable to paint any group with a broad brush, certain generalizations do apply to different generations.
Erin Nelson and Curtis Skolnick, Health Facilities Management Technology will not completely replace brick-and-mortar facilities, but it certainly has decreased the amount of traffic into and capital spent on these assets.
Ed Sullivan, facilitiesnet.com Most companies have a process for reviewing the performance of employees, to gauge whether the individual is meeting the needs of the organization.
Allen & Company Environmental Services
The Filter Man, Ltd.
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