Ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) are often a source of confusion regarding occupancy types.
A new ASHE article outlines the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rule adopting the 2012 editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99.
ASHE recently asked speakers at the International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction (PDC Summit).
Health care leaders are giving patients high quality care in an easy, accessible way.
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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.
As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) considers the adoption of the 2012 edition of NFPA 101.
ASHE is urging members to complete its 2016 Energy and Water Survey, which is critical for updating ENERGY STAR scores as well as quantifying trends in energy and water use.
The prestigious Vista Awards were presented Monday.
UW Health, the health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, engaged a broad range of people to act as champions for its sustainability efforts.
ASHE has created a new video outlining the recent regulatory changes made by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
An updated online education program covers the 2012 Life Safety Code® now required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
NFPA 101A methodology provides alternative compliance solutions for health care facilities, which can save costs and time under certain conditions.
A series of free webinars held during National Health Care Facilities and Engineering Week will cover important regulatory topics.
The American Hospital Association’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative and ASHE will co-host a January 17 webinar on workplace violence prevention strategies and emergency response plans.
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.
The new Conditions of Participation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) include a requirement that has spurred questions.
The number of suicides continues to increase in the United States, and is now the tenth leading cause of death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
An ASHE webinar on August 10 will explain new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements for renovation projects in health care facilities.
UF Shands used building automation systems and commissioning to save more than $5 million in less than five years.
An Energy to Care tip of the month shows how getting engaged in benchmarking can help drive results.
More than 3,000 people are attending the International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction (PDC Summit) this week in San Diego.
Nearly 4,000 people are attending the 53rd ASHE Annual Conference in Denver this week.
If you’ve ever thought about getting more involved with ASHE, check out the new video of members explaining the return on investment they receive from their work with ASHE.
Texas Children's Hospital has won the 2017 Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award.
ASHE has developed several resources to help facility professionals explain survey scoring changes to hospital leaders.
Hospitals are increasingly focusing on creating designs that will help improve the patient experience.
Succession planning can help you ensure future success for your facility.
ASHE’s latest Energy to Care success story explains how UF Health in Florida saved more than $5 million over five years by benchmarking energy use and implementing commissioning and building automation changes.
ASHE is accepting abstracts from those who want to present at the 2017 International Summit & Technical Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction (PDC Summit
ASHE will be answering frequently asked questions regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) adoption of the 2012 edition of NFPA 101.
Friday is the deadline to submit proposed conference sessions for the 2018 PDC Summit.
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.
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.
ASHE is developing resources to help members comply with new door inspection requirements sign up to receive updates on our new webpage.
Take time to celebrate your successful projects through the Architecture for Health Showcase.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is considering adopting the 2012 edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code®
Next year at the NFPA conference and technical meeting NFPA members will cast important votes on proposed changes to both NFPA 99 and NFPA 101.
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.
Register now for the latest in ASHE’s series of webinars focused on the 2012 edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code®.
ASHE is hosting four free webinars for members next week to celebrate National Health Care Facilities and Engineering Week.
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.
As 2018 approaches, take time to consider your plans for the upcoming year.
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.
ASHE’s new On Demand Learning pages offers free webinar and conference recordings to members on a variety of subjects.
Proposed changes to NFPA 101 and NFPA 99 will be voted on during the NFPA Conference and Technical Meeting June 4-7 in Boston.
ASHE encourages all NFPA members to attend the NFPA Conference and Technical Meeting in Boston to vote on proposals to important codes.
New York-Presbyterian Hospital has won the 2016 Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award for its enterprise-wide space and asset management system.
ASHE has published a new monograph to show facility leaders how to conduct succession planning and develop their own personal career path.
A new performance improvement measure on the Sustainability Roadmap for Hospitals provides step-by-step instructions.
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.
A common finding from the Joint Commission is insufficient or improper documentation of fire safety equipment and fire safety building features.
The New York Institute of Technology has launched a new fully online certificate program that includes specialized courses for health care facility managers.
A new online program can help members prepare for the Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) exam.
A performance improvement measure on the Sustainability Roadmap for Hospitals provides step-by-step instructions on how to implement battery recycling programs.
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.
A new Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence (HPOE) guide written for hospital leaders shows how the health care physical environment—and the people who manage it—can improve the patient experience.
New resources are available as part of ASHE’s Focus on Compliance project, which provides resources and tools to manage common Joint Commission findings.
ASHE has published new Focus on Compliance resources related to maintaining sprinklers (LS.02.01.35).
The Joint Commission is asking hospitals to use a new fire drill matrix to track when fire drills.
Several new online courses are now available for free to ASHE members through Energy University. New courses include topics such as the fundamentals of health care facility electrical power systems and the retrocommissioning process and implementation.
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.
A new award will be given in 2016 to health care facility that exemplifies what it means to be a leader in energy efficiency.
A new ASHE tool can be used to assess whether your facility’s operating rooms should be classified as wet procedure locations under the 2012 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code.
National Health Care Facilities and Engineering Week is October 23-29. Recognition gifts for your staff are now available through the ASHE website.
ASHE has developed a comparison chart to help members whose facilities will be required to upgrade from business to ambulatory occupancy.
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.
New monograph shows how to accurately measure spaces in health care facilities.
A new ASHE monograph explains how to comply with ASHRAE Standard 188: Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems.
A new ASHE monograph offers strategies for promoting the value of the facility department to C-suite leaders who may not always recognize the importance of the work done by facility professionals.
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.
At ASHE conferences, a popular session is the Just Ask ASHE panel, which features code experts answering audience questions on a variety of codes and standards issues.
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.
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.
The Joint Commission has released updated prepublication standards that include new, revised, and relocated elements of performance.