TAHFM e-Newsletter
TAHFM is holding our member facilities, facility manager members, industry partners, and all of their loved ones who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey in our hearts and minds. As we all pick up the pieces left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, please know that TAHFM is here to support you, your families, and your facilities. Please email info@tahfm.org if you are aware of any need that TAHFM, ASHE, and neighboring ASHE chapters can fill. Texans are strong, and we will get through this together.
Events and Education

Save the Date for Interlink 2018
April 8-11, 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.
American Shooting Centers—Houston 10/12/2017 TAHFM Is excited to announce our next always fun, always popular, Whack 'Em and Stack 'Em Sporting Clays Tournament. Registration will begin at 12:00 pm, tournament to begin at 1:30 pm.
LMC Fire & Security
Door Control Services Inc
Member Spotlight
Emily Wilkinson, Houston Business Journal Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center ranked No. 1 in Houston — and in Texas — for U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 rankings, which were unveiled Aug. 8.
Ellysa Harris, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Three Lubbock hospitals were recognized for high performances by U.S. News &World Report.
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
Carolyn Schierhorn, Health Facilities Management During a time of uncertainty over U.S. health care, medical facilities need to streamline operations as much as possible so that more dollars are available for patient care.
Sain Engineering Associates Healthcare facilities consume large amounts of energy and produce high levels of waste.
Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge A range of businesses and institutions now use microgrids to boost electric reliability, green their energy supply, lower costs, improve efficiency and better serve customers or the local citizenry.
Prevent Life Safety Services
ASHE Update
Courtesy of ASHE Insider Hurricane Harvey has caused unprecedented flooding in the Houston area, and the storm continues to cause new challenges. ASHE has been in touch with several members in Texas hospitals, and is also communicating with the ASHE affiliated local chapter in Texas to find ways to best support recovery efforts. "We are in contact with a number of members who are working tirelessly to ensure their facilities can continue to care for patients during the storm," said ASHE Executive Director PJ Andrus, MBA, CAE. "We are committed to supporting these members as they work to keep their facilities operational during the storm, as well as repair their hospitals once we know the full extent of the damages." For those wanting to help with recovery options, several options are available.
American Society for Healthcare Engineering The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has dropped its proposal to make survey reports and plans of corrections from accrediting organizations publicly available online. CMS said in a final rule published this month that it will not require public posting of survey reports.
The American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association ASHE has published a new monograph to show facility leaders how to conduct succession planning and develop their own personal career path. The monograph was available at the ASHE Annual Conference onsite bookstore and is now available as a free PDF download for ASHE members. This monograph shows health care facility managers how to conduct succession planning for their departments and shows individuals in all positions how to develop a path for personal career development. Click the "Learn More" link for access to download the PDF of the entire monograph or to purchase the print version.
The American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association ASHE is developing resources to help members comply with new door inspection requirements. A new webpage shows existing resources on this topic and allows members to sign up to be notified when new resources are available. Resources currently in development include a door inspection and maintenance book and a new hosted education program that will bring door inspection training on site to health facilities and chapters.
Absolute Testing Services
Prism Electric Inc
Your Facilities Management News
Grant Geiger, Healthcare Facilities Today Healthcare has changed dramatically in the past 100 years but the physical infrastructure supporting healthcare has not.
bp.com As diesel gets older a fine sediment and gum forms in the diesel brought about by the reaction of diesel components with oxygen from the air.
Sue Sadler, HC&O News For decades, the traditional smoke detector was used to protect patients and personnel at health care facilities from the danger of smoke and fire — protection that is mandated by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
The Humble Garnish I’ve read dozens of articles explaining how to make clear ice.
The Filter Man, Ltd.
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