National Health Care Facilities and Engineering Week

Caring for Facilities. Caring for Patients. | October 22-28, 2017

ASHE Engineering WeekTake the time to recognize staff for all they do to optimize the health care physical environment during National Health Care Facilities & Engineering Week, October 22-28, 2017.

You and your staff are important members of the health care team – your department keeps your facility operational, safe, and efficient. Because of all you do, there is power; running water; and a clean, comfortable, and safe healing environment for all who walk through your doors. What you may think is ordinary is truly extraordinary. Without you and your staff’s efforts, the doors of your facility would not be open.

Stay tuned for details on the 2017 social media challenge!

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A special song in honor of National Health Care Facilities & Engineering Week

ASHE staff member, Tim Adams, has written and performed this song in honor of the countless individuals dedicating their lives to providing, managing and maintaining the health care physical environment. Thank you for what you do!


CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule – Deciphering the Implications
Recorded Monday, October 24, 2016

CMS released its final emergency preparedness rule on September 16, 2016. The regulations have an effective date of November 15, 2016, with an implementation date of November 15, 2017, allowing organizations time to implement the necessary changes to their emergency preparedness programs. This webinar will discuss the specific requirements of the rule and provide guidance on appropriate compliance with each requirement allowing organizations to perform a thorough gap analysis of their existing programs.

Jonathan Flannery, MHSA, CHFM, FASHE, FACHE, Senior Associate Director of Advocacy for the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)

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Joint Commission Update

Recoreded Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Get the critical information you need on Joint Commission standards and the survey process. This webinar will include important updates on new Joint Commission requirements and will provide insights on new standards. This webinar will also feature a question-and-answer period, so come with your questions and leave with a better understanding of what you need to do to keep your health care facility in compliance.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain new Joint Commission processes and requirements.
  • Employ strategies to manage the physical environment.
  • Participate in real-time Q&A with a Joint Commission expert.

George Mills, MBA, FASHE, CEM, CHFM, CHSP, Director of Engineering, Department of Engineering, The Joint Commission

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Intelligent Health Care Energy Infrastructure Partnerships
Recorded October 26, 2016

This presentation will explore key trends in energy infrastructure, self-generation, microgrids, incentives, technologies and business models with a lens on US health care. Certain geographic areas, like California and the North East region of the US are leading the nation in distributed energy resources (DERs) adoption, including CHP, solar and energy storage. These DERs can be used to build strong business cases for health care. New Opex and Microgrid-as-a-Service business models for energy and thermal systems in health care can both drive down or stabilize energy costs while also driving up energy reliability for health care facilities.

Following the webinar, participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Resilient energy systems to supply facility power during an emergency outage
  • Cost optimization of distributed energy resources (DER) and on-site generation and storage
  • Renewable and clean-tech sources to produce energy at reduced costs
  • Augmenting and extending existing investments in power systems and emergency power supply systems

Scott Higgins, Director, Distributed Energy and Microgrids, Schneider Electric

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Disaster Preparedness and Maintenance Considerations
Recorded Thursday, October 27, 2016

A well-designed emergency power system is a quality asset to health care facilities by providing uninterrupted patient care and comfort during routine power outages, as well as through unplanned outages. This webinar will cover disaster preparedness, contingency and emergency response plans, and emergency system maintenance considerations.

Following the webinar, participants will have a better understanding of:

  • The importance of creating a long-term maintenance plan
  • Planning for disasters
  • The four steps for implementing an effective emergency response plan


  • Joe Fiorito, Caterpillar Inc., Electric Power Division, Rental Manager
  • Ben Thomas, Caterpillar Inc., Electric Power Division, North American Product Support Manager

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