September 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
October 9, San Antonio
This session will explore ways to ensure a quality workforce is established and maintained through a comprehensive and personalized education and training program. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in an interactive audience participation sample training session.
 
October 22, Houston
ICRA training: A one-day intense workshop: "The Fundamentals of Infection Control in Healthcare Facilities during Construction." This class is mandatory for Texas and fills quickly! Register today to ensure a seat!
 
October 29, Houston
TAHFM is excited to announce our next always fun, always popular, 5th Annual Wack 'Em and Stack 'Em Sporting Clays Tournament. Registration will begin at 12:00 p.m., tournament to begin at 1:30 p.m. All proceeds raised at this year's shoot will support our educational and technical assistance mission to assist our membership in affordable professional development.
 
November 13, San Antonio
In this first of a series of basic skills and educational development for the healthcare facility professional the curriculum will provide an overview of codes, standards, and best practices that are designed to better orient the future healthcare leader to the regulatory knowledge and basic physics associated with managing a complex healthcare facility.
 
By Gaylene Stengel, TAHFM Region 5 Representative
After being postponed due to spring floods, the 2015 Dallas Wack ‘Em and Stack ‘Em Sporting Clays Tournament was held on September 18th with 108 shooters participating. The Elm Fork Shooting Sports shotgun venue featured 12 stations and 100 targets with shooters testing their skills in many simulated outdoor shooting situations such as duck blinds and ground game.
 
Member Spotlight
American Society for Healthcare Engineering
Antonio Suárez is a past president of TAHFM and the Director of Facilities Services at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas. As a member of ASHE, he currently serves on the ASHE Board of Directors representing Region 7 (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico) and currently serves as the Vice Chair for the ASHE Chapter Relations Advisory Committee. Congratulations, Antonio!
 
Denise Morris, Standard-Times
Shannon Medical Center has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in Texas for 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report. This is the first time for Shannon to attain this recognition.
 
Brighton Solutions, Inc.
Specified Technologies Inc.
m Strategic Partners, Inc.
ASHE Update
American Society for Healthcare Engineering
National Healthcare Facilities and Engineering Week provides an opportunity to celebrate the work of vital healthcare staff. Take time to recognize your staff for all they do to keep our healthcare facilities running. ASHE has provided members with several ideas on how to celebrate their behind-the-scenes heroes.
 
Click below to access slides from the most recent ASHE Advocacy Liaison Webinar, which took place on September 22.
 
American Society for Healthcare Engineering
Several new online courses are now available for free to ASHE members through Energy University. New courses include topics such as the fundamentals of healthcare facility electrical power systems and the retrocommissioning process and implementation.
 
Jamie Morgan, Health Facilities Management
The Joint Commission and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering have updated the physical environment portal with two new resources to help facilities stay in compliance with Standard EC.02.05.01, Utility Systems.
 
Energy Roundup Tips
October 16, 2015, 11:30 a.m. CST
The midpoint results of the first state-vs-state energy competition are in! Which state is leading with the most energy reduced? Who is the leading hospital for energy reductions in both Ohio and Texas?
 
Suzy Frisch, Health Facilities Management
No business likes to leave money on the table. But many do just that when they fail to pursue all available incentives for energy upgrades.
 
Absolute Testing Services
Sika Corporation
Tecni-Quip Carts
Your Facilities Management News
Dave M. Branch, Health Facilities Management
Building information modeling (BIM) is more than a design and construction tool, it has long-term beneficial impacts for managing healthcare facilities.
 
Timothy Schipper, Medical Construction & Design magazine
A mentor once told me: "Maintenance is like aspirin. Too much will kill you, too little is not effective and if it could cure baldness you would never catch me without it." Just like aspirin, if predictive maintenance, or PdM, is not used for its intended purpose it becomes useless.
 
 
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