The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has dropped its proposal to make survey reports and plans of corrections from accrediting organizations publicly available online.
George Mills, MBA, FASHE, CEM, CHFM, CHSP, Director of Engineering for the Joint Commission, made the remarks in his Joint Commission Update session at the conference.
ASHE will be combining HFM magazines and digital newsletters with its existing communications, with the first editions of ASHE’s Health Facilities Management coming out in January 2018.
ASHE has published a new monograph to show facility leaders how to conduct succession planning and develop their own personal career path.
ASHE is developing resources to help members comply with new door inspection requirements sign up to receive updates on our new webpage.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a new memo related to fire and smoke door annual testing requirements.
An Energy to Care tip of the month shows how getting engaged in benchmarking can help drive results.
ASHE's CHFM Exam Review Course has also been updated to reflect the 2012 edition of NFPA 99.
ASHE is recognizing outstanding members for their dedication to improving the health care physical environment.
A new feature at the ASHE Annual Conference will allow attendees to get answers to compliance questions directly from the experts.
ASHE has developed a comparison chart to help members whose facilities will be required to upgrade from business to ambulatory occupancy.
Friday is the deadline to submit proposed conference sessions for the 2018 PDC Summit.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says hospitals must develop and adhere to policies and procedures that reduce the risk of legionella and other waterborne pathogens.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released interpretive guideline and survey procedures for the emergency preparedness rule that became effective in November 2016.
A webinar on Friday will cover the ways risk assessment requirements are applied to new and existing health care facilities under the 2012 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code.
Nearly 100 ASHE members attended important NFPA meetings last week to speak about and vote on important proposals being considered for the next editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new Vital Signs report highlighting the risk to patients from exposure to Legionella bacteria in health care facilities, including hospitals and long-term care facilities.
ASHE sent an advocacy alert last week notifying members of a proposal that would make survey reports from accrediting organizations available to the public.
The Joint Commission has issued clarifications related to four Life Safety Code® requirements.
Health care facility managers are often tasked with doing more with less. But without an understanding of finances, budgeting, and the language of business, facility managers may have a more difficult time meeting that goal.
Be sure to register for the ASHE 54th Annual Conference before 11:59 p.m. CT on Friday, May 26 to save $150 on registration costs.
Russell Regional Hospital in Kansas started with small efficiency improvements and ended up earning an ENERGY STAR score of 100.
Proposed changes to NFPA 101 and NFPA 99 will be voted on during the NFPA Conference and Technical Meeting June 4-7 in Boston.
Full implementation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) emergency preparedness rule is expected in November.
ASHE is extending the deadline to apply for the 2017 Ilse B. Almanza Scholarships to May 9.
Changes to two major codes affecting health care–NFPA 101 and NFPA 99–will be discussed and voted on at the 2017 NFPA technical meeting in June.
NFPA 101A methodology provides alternative compliance solutions for health care facilities, which can save costs and time under certain conditions.
ASHE has created a new crosswalk that compares K-Tags with Joint Commission, NFPA, and International Code Council requirements. ASHE members can download this members-only document for free online.
The new Conditions of Participation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) include a requirement that has spurred questions.
ASHE has developed several resources to help facility professionals explain survey scoring changes to hospital leaders.
ASHE has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for its efforts to help health care facilities become more energy efficient.
ASHE issued an advocacy alert to members this week on ways to explain recent scoring changes to health care executives.
ASHE's Health Facility Design Information Checklist monograph can help you gather data and answer fundamental questions associated with the architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, technology, and fire protection requirements of new health care construction and major renovation projects.
If your facility has reduce energy use, consider applying for an Energy to Care award to bring recognition to your organization's efforts.
A webinar on Tuesday, April 18 will cover new Joint Commission standards, including life safety and environment of care requirements.
The Joint Commission is placing added emphasis on the assessment of ligature, suicide, and self-harm observations.
A new ASHE monograph explains how to comply with ASHRAE Standard 188: Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems.
A performance improvement measure on the Sustainability Roadmap for Hospitals provides step-by-step instructions on how to implement battery recycling programs.
The prestigious Vista Awards were presented Monday.
Several sessions at this year's PDC Summit are focused on staying ahead of rapid changes to the health care planning, design and construction fields.
The annual Energy to Care awards recognize health care facility professionals who are saving valuable resources by making their facilities more energy efficient.
A new online program can help members prepare for the Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) exam.
ASHE has developed a new resource list featuring resources, On Demand recordings, publications, and other tools related to CHC exam domains.
A new performance improvement measure on the Sustainability Roadmap for Hospitals provides step-by-step instructions.
ASHE encourages all NFPA members to attend the NFPA Conference and Technical Meeting in Boston to vote on proposals to important codes.
A new toolkit can help facility professionals benchmark energy use and implement low- and no-cost projects to help improve energy efficiency.
A new Energy to Care Success Story shows how Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center embarked on a sustainability journey that has led to efficiencies.
Using a multidisciplinary approach to design is important for creating healing spaces where both staff and patients can benefit.
ASHE is working with the Healthcare Infrastructure Research program in Washington, D.C., to identify and highlight innovations in our field.
A January 24 webinar will cover new and modified Joint Commission Elements of Performance.