SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016
7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Chapter Leadership Forum and Awards Luncheon
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Preconference Programs
Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) Exam Review Course™
Leo M. Gehring, CHFM, CHC, FASHE, Director of Facilities, Sutter Medical Center Sacramento/CBRE
Note: Attending this course does not register you to take the CHFM exam. Click here to register for the CHFM Exam being administered on-site at the ASHE Annual Conference by AHA Certification Center. An additional fee is required for this workshop.
This preconference program, and select sessions throughout the ASHE 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.
- Apply their knowledge and experience in answering application and analysis questions.
- Implement suggestions for preparing for the CHFM exam.
- Identify the topic areas that are their strengths.
- Assess their readiness to take the CHFM exam.
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; Andrew Streifel, Hospital Environment Specialist, Department of Environmental Health and Safety, University of Minnesota
This 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 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.
- Identify different types and uses of water in a health care facility.
- List the different waterborne pathogens and identify mitigation options for each.
- Describe the primary characteristics of various water types.
- Describe best practices for water systems maintenance management.
Beyond Competency: Health Care Facilities Leadership Development Program
Jack Gosselin, FASHE, CHFM, Principal, Gosselin Associates; Peter Martin, Partner, Gosselin Associates
Facility leaders face an array of challenges. Health care is in flux. Staff reductions coupled with an aging workforce means many organizations are looking for facility professionals qualified to manage a wide range of responsibilities. Patient satisfaction plays an integral role in reimbursement rates, and the facility department’s role in improving the patient experience is more important now than ever before. Consequently, hospital executives are seeking facility management professionals with strong customer and communication skills. Technical skills alone are no longer enough for success. Facility leaders must work collaboratively with staff and colleagues while projecting expertise and credibility. These skills are critical to a director’s success in developing and maintaining high-performing teams and relationships.
- Achieve professional growth by developing and implementing interpersonal skills that take your influence beyond technical knowledge.
- Understand how to communicate in an effective manner across a wide range of individuals, including executives, clinicians, support staff, patients, visitors, and others.
- Promote organizational change in a positive and productive manner to assist staff, peers, and hospital leadership during key transitions.
- Develop management competencies that will enhance teamwork and collaboration through a variety of leadership skills distinctly focused on the health care facility management profession.
5 – 6 p.m.
New ASHE Member/First-Time Attendee Reception
6 – 8 p.m.
53rd ASHE Annual Conference Welcome Reception