May 2015 In This Issue
Events and Education
Member Spotlight
ASHE Update
Energy Roundup Tips
Your Facilities Management News
Life Safety Services LLC.
Philders Group Intl Inc
Eaton
Events and Education
Are you facing a challenge educating your emerging leaders while your supervisors near retirement? This series is designed to provide practical knowledge vital to your facility's energy efficiency and asset protection. Bring your team to earn valuable CEU's. Certificates of Completion will be available for each session and for completing all available sessions.
 
Join us at Elm Fork Shooting Sports in Dallas, Texas. Online registration is available until 6/12/2015.
 
TAHFM is partnering with the American Hospital Association Certification Center (AHA-CC) to offer a special administration of the Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) certification examination in San Antonio. Eligible candidates may want to take advantage of this opportunity to earn the nationally recognized CHFM credential. Register early to ensure a seat for the exam.
 
This program provides a robust set of tools, that when implemented, result in a health care organization realizing their envisioned return on investment in facilities and equipment, and allows them to optimize the physical health care environment to meet the organization’s strategic mission. Receive .7 CEUS or 7 contact hours from AHA.
 
Grainger, with the support of multiple industry partners, is hosting a unique event with educational content specifically for those that work in Healthcare as VPs, Directors, Managers, Supervisors and end users in Facilities, Engineering, Environmental Services, Safety, Security, Sustainability, and Infection Prevention. TAHFM members can attend for free.
 
Schneider Electric provides critical insight for strengthening your team. Register for classes today for free!
 
Member Spotlight
Becker’s Hospital Review
Houston Methodist and Methodist Health System (Dallas) was included in this year’s list. Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to present its list of 50 Great Health Systems to Know, an accompaniment to the list of 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2015.
 
Brighton Solutions, Inc.
Specified Technologies Inc.
m Strategic Partners, Inc.
ASHE Update
ASHE.org
ASHE Senior Executive Director Dale Woodin, CHFM, FASHE, is urging all ASHE members to contact the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ask them to protect wireless patient monitoring devices from harmful interference. Woodin said a proposal the FCC is considering may be the biggest challenge hospitals have faced in wireless patient monitoring. Although the immediate issue affects hospitals that use the WMTS spectrum space (Channel 37), the FCC is moving to share all spectrum space, so its decision on this issue is expected to affect all hospitals using wireless telemetry devices.
 
ASHE.org
A free webinar will address requirements laid out in NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. The webinar, which can help facility professionals stay in compliance and protect workers, will be held June 10 at noon Central Time. The webinar is the first in a series of webinars available only to ASHE members thanks to the support of ASHE sponsors.
 
Energy Roundup Tips
Visit TAHFM's Energy Roundup webpage to sign up for ASHE’s Energy to Care! Find weekly tips to help you increase your building's energy efficiency. Even if you aren't participating in the TAHFM Energy Roundup this year, it's still information you can use.
 
Jeff Rich, Facility Care
I’m often asked, "What is the most important step someone can take to reduce energy use?" Usually the request is intended to reveal a common nugget of truth that can be applied anywhere, in any facility, to get a dramatic improvement. The truth is, every building’s opportunities are unique, so the best opportunities for your facility will depend on a number of factors, such as building design, climate, internal processes, hours of occupancy, the price of energy, control systems, age of equipment, etc.
 
Absolute Testing Services
Hunton Group
Tecni-Quip Carts
Your Facilities Management News
Kelly Mason and Brian Murphy, Facility Care
In the world above the ceiling tiles, out of sight can often mean out of mind. Facilities are always battling with compliance over their rated barriers. As required by LS.02.01.10, it is of the utmost importance for a healthcare facility to minimize the effects of fire, smoke and heat. While the code requires these barriers be maintained, it can be a daunting task because of the many services passing through these barriers.
 
 
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