TAHFM e-Newsletter
November 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
Events and Education
February 4–5, Fort Worth Dubbed "the stamp of approval" by many employers, the ASHE Health Care Construction (HCC) Certificate proves to health care organizations that you have been properly trained to work in a health care construction environment — making you the desirable candidate for the job.
April 3–6, 2016, Westin Galleria Dallas Health care facilities managers consider Interlink to be one of the best and most affordable opportunities for learning and sharing in Texas. Interlink consistently delivers top-notch educational content, hours of continuing education credits, as well as ongoing opportunities to discuss emerging issues and best practices with colleagues, vendors, and consultants. Mark your calendars now for next year’s exciting multi-day event!
Member Spotlight
Matt Goodman, Healthcare Daily This week, the Joint Commission released its long-awaited list of what it deems to be America’s safest and most quality hospitals. In all, about one-third of previously Joint Commission-accredited facilities were declared Top Performers.
Haley Hernandez, Click2Houston.com It's been more than a year since Texas was in the international spotlight for being ground zero for our country's battle against Ebola. It sent hospitals scrambling to protect patients and caregivers in ways they'd never considered before.
Mary Rechtoris, Becker’s ASC Review Tenet and Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health partnered to jointly own Centennial Medical Center in Frisco, Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake in Dallas, Lake Pointe Medical Center in Rowlett, Texas, Regional Medical Center at Sunnyvale and Baylor Medical Center at Garland.
Brighton Solutions, Inc.
Specified Technologies Inc.
m Strategic Partners, Inc.
ASHE Update
American Society for Healthcare Engineering ASHE has redesigned its website so that it is easier to navigate and more mobile-friendly. The new site uses easier-to-read text and a more responsive design to make it easy to access information from smart phones. The website was also reorganized to make it easier for members to find the information they need.
Jamie Morgan, Health Facilities Management The Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are launching a three-year initiative to improve infection prevention and control efforts in U.S. hospitals.
Energy Roundup Tips
Neal Lorenzi, Health Facilities Management The purpose of a building automation system (BAS) is much more than optimizing a building’s HVAC. The most advanced BAS enables monitoring and controlling a host of other building functions, including lighting, plug loads, access control, life safety and vertical circulation.
Anne DiNardo, Healthcare Design A hospital’s goal to achieve net-zero energy isn’t impossible, but it’s an effort that requires a combination of active and passive systems and community partnerships.
Absolute Testing Services
Texas F.S.S
Tecni-Quip Carts
Your Facilities Management News
Amy Eagle, Health Facilities Management An ancient technology is being deployed anew to prevent infections in health facilities. Early civilizations recognized that water stored in copper vessels remained fresh.
American Society for Healthcare Engineering A group coordinating preparedness activities for the Department of Health and Human Services are urging hospitals to review and exercise their security plans after the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. The group is also providing resources on security, such as active shoot planning resources.
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