TAHFM e-Newsletter

Texas Association of Healthcare Facilities Management

Events and Education
San Antonio, TX – November 15, 2017
Eric Myers is a Senior Industry Technical Consultant with Institutional Water Safety Services, an independent business group of Nalco Water, An Ecolab Company. Institutional Water Safety Services is a group of subject matter experts dedicated to the mission to prevent harm from waterborne pathogens such as Legionella and Pseudomonas associated with building water systems.

Visit http://www.tahfm.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1024609&group= to view the full article online.

Dallas, TX – November 30, 2017
Craig Ordmandy has been in the door industry for almost 30 years. During this time he has been very involved in the design and testing of door assemblies and components to meet numerous code requirements in the US and around the world. The testing has included but not limited to, fire and smoke resistance, windstorm resistance, blast resistance, bullet resistance, etc. Craig has served as the liaison between the regulatory agencies such as Underwriters Laboratories, Intertek Testing Services, AHJ’s, etc. and several door companies during his career.

Visit http://www.tahfm.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1026205&group = to view the full article online.

April 8 - 11, 2018, The Westin Galleria, Dallas

Healthcare 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!

Registration will open for sponsorship, exhibits and attendees in November 2017!

Questions? Call TAHFM at 512-220-4291 or email events@tahfm.org
LMC Fire & Security
Door Control Services Inc
Member Spotlight
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.

Visit http://tahfm.site-ym.com/Login.aspx to view the full article online.

X-ray technology is advancing and can help patients by producing precise pictures and reducing risks of radiation exposure to patients. This system is called EOS and is only available in eight Texas hospitals.

Visit http://www.wfaa.com/news/health/this-x-ray-system-produces-3d-images-less-radiation-exposure/485648413 to view the full article online.

Absolute Testing Services
Brighton Solutions, Inc.
Energy Roundup Tips
The focus on water efficiency in health care facilities is becoming more important as they are facilities that receive a steady stream of people working and visiting. The payback water conservation brings is evaluated along with the other utilities of energy and sewage conveyance.

Visit http://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/3075-tapping-into-water-conservation-strategies to view the full article online.

Hospitals and healthcare facilities strive to save money through energy efficiency techniques and keep those extra dollars available for patient care.

Visit http://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/3016-hospitals-fine-tune-systems-to-achieve-energy-efficiency to view the full article online.

Healthcare facilities today
Facility managers take note of common problems with generators and best practices to avoid them.

Visit http://www.healthcarefacilitiestoday.com/posts/Common-generator-problems-and-how-to-avoid-them--16777 to view the full article online.

Specified Technologies Inc.
Prevent Life Safety Services
ASHE Update
ASHE has partnered with EPA to create an energy and water survey for healthcare buildings. We are still in need of surveys from approximately 100 additional hospitals and 100 additional MOBs in order to have sufficient data to conduct or analysis. Therefore, we are asking you to please take the time to complete the survey for one or more hospitals and/or MOBs prior to the survey closing on December 31, 2017.

Visit http://www.ashe.org/energysurvey/ to view the full article online.

Health care facilities must be in full compliance of new emergency preparedness requirements from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services by November 15.

Visit http://www.ashe.org/news/getting-your-facility-ready-for-new-emergency-preparedness-regulations to view the full article online.

Registration is now open for the 2018 International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction, which will be held in Nashville March 25-28.

Visit http://www.ashe.org/news/registration-opens-for-2018-pdc-summit to view the full article online.

The American Hospital Association is collaborating with several organizations working to provide direct assistance to hospitals in Puerto Rico.

Visit http://www.ashe.org/news/how-you-can-help-hospitals-affected-by-hurricanes to view the full article online.

Restoring water treatments in Puerto Rico that were damaged by Hurricane Maria is on the top of the list for ASHE members.

Visit http://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/3160-ashe-members-offer-engineering-support-to-puerto-rico-hospitals to view the full article online.

Prism Electric Inc
Your Facilities Management News
Implementing upgrades to your institutional and commercial facilities save operating expenses, but require a close eye on the budget.

Visit http://www.facilitiesnet.com/powercommunication/article/The-Role-of-Utilities-in-Facility-Upgrades--17383 to view the full article online.

Digital signage in facilities is used to reach varied audiences with the most recent and relevant information. Digital signage is provided by many different vendors, all with a different range in pricing.

Visit http://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/3117-high-tech-high-touch-digital-signage-planning to view the full article online.

Healthcare marketing is rapidly changing and consumers now have access to a wide range of healthcare options. Find out how to make sure your healthcare facility is adapting to the new marketing techniques.

Visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescommunicationscouncil/2017/10/25/gaining-the-upper-hand-in-the-new-healthcare-marketing-landscape/#8b38e7e544d6 to view the full article online.

According to a new report by JLL, health systems are focusing on how facilities are designed and managed. The report highlights how facilities affect the patient experience.

Visit http://www.facilitiesnet.com/site/pressreleases/JLL-Report-Highlights-How-Places-of-Care-Influence-Quality-of-Care--40044 to view the full article online.

The Filter Man, Ltd.
Texas Association of Healthcare Facilities Management
P.O. Box 26498 Austin, TX 78755-6498 | Phone: 512-220-4291 | Fax: 512-857-7711                                      www.tahfm.org