TAHFM e-Newsletter
Events and Education
Memorial Hermann Hospital Southwest - Houston, 6/15/2017-6/16/2017 Online registration is available until June 2, 2017. For more information, contact TAHFM at events@tahfm.org, or call 512-220-4291.

Thank you to everyone that attended and participated in Interlink 2017! We hope that you found your experience at Interlink valuable. View presentations, agenda, photo, and our Sponsors.

Save the Date for Interlink 2018
March 26 - 29, 2018
The Westin Galleria, Dallas, Texas

Elm Fork Shooting Sports—Dallas 9/14/2017 The TAHFM Whack '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.
LMC Fire & Security
Door Control Services Inc
Member Spotlight
Kara Gebhart Uhl, Healthcare Design St. David’s HealthCare recently announced the groundbreaking of 52 acres of land in Leander, Texas, for its new healthcare facility, to be constructed in phases.
Rachel Z. Arndt, Modern Healthcare Memorial Hermann Health System and micro-hospital operator Emerus Holdings are coming together in a joint venture that will put two Houston-area Emerus facilities under the Memorial Hermann name and link them to the health system's network.
Carlos Garcia, TWC News It's a new day at Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas. Austin's newest hospital is ready to open its doors with a fresh perspective and new space.
Denise Olivas, KVIA El Paso Construction will soon begin on the Medical Sciences Building II, located between Albert and Alameda Avenues in south-central El Paso. The $83 million building will be about 220,000 square feet.
TAHFM has an online membership directory and resource guide, available to TAHFM members only.
Brighton Solutions, Inc.
Energy Roundup Tips
Olivia Nguyen, D Healthcare Baylor Scott & White Health-Carrollton was awarded first place in a statewide "Energy Roundup" competition hosted by the Texas Association of Healthcare Facilities Management.
American Society for Healthcare Engineering Russell Regional Hospital in Kansas started with small efficiency improvements and ended up earning an ENERGY STAR score of 100. A new Energy to Care success story shows how the hospital tapped into staff enthusiasm and made strategic investments to become more efficient. The hospital reduced energy use by an amazing 43 percent between 2013 and 2016.
Specified Technologies Inc.
Prevent Life Safety Services
ASHE Update
American Society for Healthcare Engineering Proposed changes to NFPA 101 and NFPA 99 will be voted on during the NFPA Conference and Technical Meeting June 4-7 in Boston. One key issue that will be up for a vote is allowing smoke compartments to be a maximum of 40,000 square feet instead of the current 22,500 square feet. ASHE supports this move because it will provide more flexibility, promote healthier environments, and improve the patient experience of care. ASHE has created resources on the proposals up for a vote.
American Society for Healthcare Engineering Full implementation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) emergency preparedness rule is expected in November. Hospitals currently accredited by The Joint Commission will likely be in compliance with most of the new Conditions of Participation, but there are potential compliance gaps. A webinar May 22 will identify these gaps and provide ways for health care organizations to meet CMS requirements. The webinar is free to ASHE members and $125 for non-members.
American Society for Healthcare Engineering NFPA 101A methodology provides alternative compliance solutions for health care facilities, which can save costs and time under certain conditions. ASHE has updated a helpful FSES tool that can help health care facilities determine whether their level of fire safety is equivalent to that prescribed by NFPA 101: Life Safety Code®.
Absolute Testing Services
Prism Electric Inc
Your Facilities Management News
Kendra Brown, Medical Construction & Design As a marketer for an architecture firm, part of my job is to put myself in the shoes of a healthcare system client, consider their wants and needs for their facilities and work with our team to deliver the right plan and message to meet their expectations.
Beth Burmahl, Health Facilities Management When Gary Scott started his new position in 2016 as director of engineering, facilities and real estate at Children’s Health in Dallas, he faced the usual challenges that come with taking on an important position in a large health care facility in a major city.
Hugues Meyrath, Facility Executive As automation technology advances at breakneck speed, its potential effect on the workplace has grown into a lively and contentious debate with a central focus around how automation will impact human workers.
The Filter Man, Ltd.
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