TAHFM e-Newsletter

Texas Association of Healthcare Facilities Management

Events and Education
January 19, 2018, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas

Rebecca Read, manager and architect
Mark Antilley, inspector and architect

Visit http://www.tahfm.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1028755&group= to view the full article online.

January 26, 2018, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
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. Specialized instruction will be provided in Regulatory Codes/Standards, the basics of Psychrometrics, building controls, and energy management best practices, all as they relate to managing the physical environment and MEP infrastructure of a hospital or healthcare facility.

Visit http://www.tahfm.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1038427&group= to view the full article online.

LMC Fire & Security
Door Control Services Inc
Member Spotlight
Killeen Daily Herald
A list of the top hospitals nationwide was announced by the independent watchdog organization, Leapfrog Group

Visit http://kdhnews.com/living/health/metroplex-health-system-earns-top-hospital-awards/article_82d37d28-e2a1-11e7-9a01-3b021ff26c71.html to view the full article online.

A new emergency room in Grand Prairie recently opened. It is open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year and staffed with board-certified physicians and emergency trained registered nurses.

Visit http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/12/prweb15023697.htm to view the full article online.

Absolute Testing Services
ParkMed, Inc.
Energy Roundup Tips
Health Facilities Management
Hospitals find themselves changing their operations and planning to adapt to evolving market conditions. Achieve greater energy investment savings by following these three tips.

Visit https://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/3224-smart-energy-purchasing to view the full article online.

"Boiler technology has advanced greatly over the last 20 years, offering FMs much more efficient options."

Visit http://www.facilitiesnet.com/hvac/article/Technology-Gains-Boost-Boiler-Energy-Efficiency--17495 to view the full article online.

Health Facilities Management
Optimization of your HVAC system can immediately start saving a facility money. HVAC Optimization involves automatically controlling the system to provide heating and cooling at efficient levels. This can result in lower energy and water bills.

Visit https://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/3226-strategies-to-maximize-hvac-system-output to view the full article online.

Specified Technologies Inc.
ASHE Update
Apply by March 30 for the Crystal Eagle award or senior or fellow status.

Visit http://www.ashe.org/awards/index.shtml to view the full article online.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a memo clarifying several issues related to ligature risk. Although the memo is not comprehensive final interpretive guidance from CMS, it provides a definition of a ligature risk, interim guidance for surveyors, a timeframe for correction of ligature risk deficiencies, and the requirements for requesting a time extension for a plan of correction taking longer than 60 days.

Visit http://www.ashe.org/news/cms-clarifies-ligature-risk-policy to view the full article online.

The new My ASHE online community is now open to all members. The online community allows member-to-member conversations and includes several improvements over the existing Listserv, including the east sharing of attachments and the ability to volunteer for ASHE projects. Visit www.my.ashe.org today to join the conversation.

Visit http://www.ashe.org/news/welcome-to-the-new-my-ashe-online-community to view the full article online.

The Filter Man, Ltd.
Prism Electric Inc
Your Facilities Management News
Facility Executive
A new survey released by Canon Business Process Services analyzes what facility management leaders consider to be their top priorities, identify activities that pose the greatest challenge, reveal possible hidden opportunities and more.

Visit https://facilityexecutive.com/2017/12/recent-survey-looks-at-fm-challenges-opportunities-for-2018/ to view the full article online.

Healthcare Facilities Today
Healthcare providers are designing their facilities to meet the needs of all patients from the emergency departments to micro-hospitals. Learn about the newest design trends for healthcare facilities for 2018.

Visit http://www.healthcarefacilitiestoday.com/posts/2018-predictions-for-healthcare-facility-design--17195 to view the full article online.

Individuals in the healthcare industry often find themselves setting New Year’s resolutions surrounded around...health! Learn and share these 10 tech gadgets that will help you achieve your health resolutions with others in the healthcare industry.

Visit http://www.ksdk.com/article/news/nation-now/10-tech-gadgets-to-help-you-achieve-your-new-years-health-resolutions/465-21d76c14-568f-4851-a37e-6d6932884936 to view the full article online.

Facility Executive
The physical appearance of a facility plays a major role in the overall success of an organization. One of the first things individuals see when they walk into a building is the floor. Maintaining a comprehensive floor care strategy can have long-term benefits for any organization.

Visit https://facilityexecutive.com/2017/12/comprehensive-floor-care-strategies/ to view the full article online.

Everyone is getting in on the holiday fun this season. Check out these holiday decorations combining scientific sensibility with holiday spirit and humor.

Visit https://www.statnews.com/2017/12/22/hospitals-labs-holiday-decor/ to view the full article online.

Merraine Group Inc.
Below is a list of 12 focus areas that health facilities or health systems should consider as we move into 2018.

Visit http://www.merraine.com/12-new-year-resolutions-for-healthcare-systems/ to view the full article online.

Texas Association of Healthcare Facilities Management
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