Start a Chapter

The goal of local ASHE chapters is to enable people with the same interests to come together on a regular basis to share their experiences and ideas; and to encourage each other in optimizing the health care facilities management field, while maintaining safe and healing environments.

ASHE local chapters are composed of ASHE members and others in the profession that live in a particular geographic location who organize themselves to promote the goals of the American Hospital Association and ASHE cooperatively.

Benefits of being a local chapter member

Chapters serve as a medium for its members to meet and share their professional experiences. The most valuable benefit of being a local member is the opportunity to network with others in the same profession. Chapter meetings and activities allow members to expand their knowledge bases and gain new insights. Chapters provide the opportunity for members to provide continuous education between annual conferences and hold programs locally. Members learn about information in the field such as code and standards update and construction management.

How to start a local chapter

  • Contact your ASHE Regional Director. Your Regional Director will talk with you about being a chapter and any expectations for affiliation. They will also aid you in creating your chapter and guide you through the process of getting approval from ASHE for chapter status.
  • Contact the ASHE Office and staff will send you the information you need in order to start a local Chapter.


For questions about starting a chapter, please contact Avis Gordon at or 312-422-3806.

501C Information

This information helps your Chapter obtain tax-exempt status. Obtaining this status will exempt your Chapter from paying federal income tax on net income related to its mission.

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Sample Bylaws

Each Chapter, whether it is incorporated or unincorporated, must have bylaws. The bylaws are the Chapter’s contract with its members. These sample bylaws were created to provide you with a guide to creating your chapter bylaws.

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