Preconference: Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) Exam Review Course
Leo Gehring, CHFM, CHC, FASHE, Principal, Gehring Health Facility Resources
Note: Attending this course does not register you to take the CHFM exam. You can register for the CHFM exam at aha.org/certifcenter/CHFM. An additional fee is required for this workshop.
This preconference seminar, and select sessions throughout the Annual Conference, will help you prepare to take the CHFM exam. Through a combination of lectures, CHFM-formatted practice test questions, and study materials, you will gain confidence in your knowledge in each of the exam's five competency areas. This course will enable you to:
Preconference: Health Facility Commissioning (HFCx)
Brian Cotten, PE, CHFM, FASHE, Executive Director of Design & Construction, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Caleb H. Brantley, EI, EMIT, Energy Engineer, TME, Inc.; and Ed Tinsley, PE, LEED AP, HFDP, CHFM, Managing Principal, TME, Inc.
Note: An additional fee is required for this workshop..
Hospitals face challenges on many fronts, including falling revenues; increasing costs, competition, regulations, and patient volumes; sicker (higher acuity) patients; and fewer doctors and nurses. This combination of factors has been described as a perfect storm. This session teaches hospital facility managers, project managers, design professionals, contractors, and commissioning agents how to use the step-by-step commissioning and retrocommissioning processes detailed in ASHE's Health Facility Commissioning Handbook to do more with less and thrive under trying conditions. This program will enable you to:
Preconference: Health Care Water System and Management of Waterborne Pathogens
Steven Cutter, MBA, HFDP, CHFM, SASHE, Director of Engineering Services, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Linda Dickey, RN, MPH, CIC, Director for Epidemiology and Infection Prevention, University of California Irvine (UCI) Medical Center; and Andrew Streifel, Hospital Environment Specialist, Department of Environmental Health and Safety, University of Minnesota
This new, one-day program will help you identify the different uses of water in health care and the related infection risks and recognize which standards apply to them. The program will examine different waterborne pathogens and highlight the reasons facility managers should be concerned with them. In addition, the presenters will discuss design, construction, operations, and maintenance of water systems as well as what to do in water emergencies. At the end of this program, attendees will be able to:
50th ASHE Annual Conference Welcome Reception’s Tribute to the Decades
Put on your decade-inspired costume and join us at the Welcome Reception’s Tribute to the Decades! Meet and mingle with friends and colleagues, enjoy food and drinks, and expand your professional network in a fun and relaxed setting. You’ll even have the chance to karaoke through the decades and a earn prize for your costume and singing skills! All conference attendees and guests are welcomed to attend.