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St. Joseph's Hospital wins facility management award for reducing falls


St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida, won the 2015 Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award for its project aimed at reducing common area slips, trips, and falls. The award, presented by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association and sponsored by Trane, was announced during National Health Care Facility and Engineering Week Oct. 25-31.


Registration opens for 2018 PDC Summit


Subject Matter: Article

Registration is now open for the 2018 International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction, which will be held in Nashville March 25-28.

Recognizing health care’s behind-the-scenes heroes


During National Health Care Facilities & Engineering Week last week, ASHE and many other organizations used social media to spread the word about the important work performed by health care facility professionals. Many facility managers, engineers, architects, and constructors participated in ASHE’s social media challenge, where we asked members to post about why facility professionals are behind-the-scenes heroes. 

On Demand page offers free learning sessions


Subject Matter: Article | Topics: Accreditation, Architecture, Codes and standards, Commissioning, Construction, Design, Emergency preparedness, Facility engineering, Facility management, Infection prevention, Maintenance, Management/leadership/training, Patient satisfaction/patient care, Planning, Safety/security, Sustainability

ASHE’s new On Demand Learning pages offers free webinar and conference recordings to members on a variety of subjects.

New scholarship provides opportunity to attend ASHE conference


A new scholarship provides continuing education funding for facility professionals and others involved in optimizing the health care physical environment. ASHE recognized the first group of recipients of the Ilse B. Almanza Scholarship at its 52nd Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition July 12-15 in Boston. The scholarship paid the way for 12 ASHE members to attend the conference and benefit from education and networking opportunities.

New K-Tag/Code Crosswalk Available


Subject Matter: Article | Topics: Codes and standards

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.

More than 1,000 health care facilities now a part of Energy to Care


The Energy to Care benchmarking and awards program run by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) reached an important milestone recently when the 1,000th facility joined the free program. Since 2009, hospitals participating in the program have tracked more than $67 million in energy savings.


Latest Inside ASHE explores the Triple Aim


Subject Matter: Article | Topics: Planning

The spring edition of Inside ASHE focuses on ways health care professionals can contribute to health care’s Triple Aim: improved health, better patient experiences, and lower costs.

Joint Commission will emphasize management of clinical alarms starting Jan. 1, 2016


Subject Matter: Issue brief/advocacy alert | Topics: Codes and standards, Equipment, Facility management, Risk management

The Joint Commission will emphasize management of clinical alarms starting Jan. 1, 2016, as part of its National Patient Safety Goal on clinical alarms. To comply with Joint Commission requirements, hospitals and critical access hospitals need to establish and implement policies and procedures for managing clinical alarms. ASHE members are encouraged to share this information with their clinical, risk management, and engineering team to make sure they are prepared to meet this requirement.