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Preconference Programs | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) Exam Review ProgramSOLD OUT
Dave Dagenais, CHSP, CHFM, FASHE, Director of Plant Operations and Safety Officer, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

Designed to give you an edge in preparation for the Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) Exam, this course will help you gain confidence in the five key competency areas of the CHFM test. Through a combination of lecture, CHFM-formatted practice test questions, and study materials, you will feel more prepared to take the CHFM exam and also learn best practices for taking a computer-based test.

Please note: The workshop fee does not include the CHFM exam fee, nor does it register you for the exam. Participation in this program does not guarantee a passing score on the exam. To download the CHFM exam handbook or to register to take the CHFM exam, please visit the AHA Certification Center, click here, or download a hard copy of the exam handbook.

  • Apply knowledge and experience in answering application and analysis questions
  • Implement suggestions for preparing for the CHFM exam
  • Identify the topic areas that are strengths
  • Assess readiness to take the CHFM exam

Beyond Competency: Health Facility Leadership Skills Development
Peter Martin, Partner, Gosselin Associates; Jack Gosselin, FASHE, CHFM, Principal, Gosselin Associates

In this workshop, work through real world examples and engage in interactive discussions to develop your soft skills, or business communication skills. Soft skills can help you better communicate with executives, doctors, nurses, and anyone else in your health care organization. If you are a manager or a director, the skills covered in this workshop can help you effectively engage your employees. If you are not yet a manager, this workshop can help prepare you for a management role.

  • Evaluate your interpersonal communication skills and learn how to further refine them
  • Discover how to translate the technical information of health care facility operations to a language that anyone can understand
  • Discuss real life examples with the session leaders and other attendees
  • Learn how to apply the soft skills training in your role at your health care facility

Managing Infection Prevention During the Construction & Operation of Health Care FacilitiesSOLD OUT
Steven Cutter, MBA, HFDP, CHFM, SASHE, Director of Engineering Services, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Andrew Streifel, Hospital Environment Specialist Department of Environmental Health and Safety, University of Minnesota; Paula Wright, RN, BSN, CIC, Project Manager, Infection Control Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital

Designed for individuals directly involved in the construction, renovation, and operation of health care facilities, this program identifies infection prevention issues every contractor, facility manager, architect, and engineer must address. Understand your unique role and be prepared to implement processes to protect patients, staff, and visitors from hospital-acquired infections. Through lectures, case study reviews, problem-solving exercises, and group discussions, you will become a more valuable member of the health care construction team.

  • Create and maintain work areas that support the facility's infection prevention protocols to reduce transmission of hospital-acquired infections
  • Educate and train your team on infection prevention and best practices
  • Explain the importance of conducting an infection control risk assessment (ICRA) for every project
  • Explain the intent of the various compliance, regulatory standard, and guideline-setting agencies, including The Joint Commission, Facility Guidelines Institute, and Centers for Disease Control

Chapter Leadership Forum | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

New Member/First-Time Attendee Reception | 5 – 6 p.m.


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ASHE Annual Conference Welcome Reception | 6 – 8 p.m.

Welcome Reception Enjoy heavy appetizers and cocktails as you network with other attendees at this kick-off event. The ASHE Annual Conference Welcome Reception is open to all attendees and guests.


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