This monograph includes information, tips, and case studies to help health care facilities reduce energy use. Topics include procurement, benchmarking, new construction, funding of energy projects, and more.
This monograph provides a step-by-step model for building a business case in support of energy resiliency investments in health care facilities. It also includes other best practices and ways to support resiliency.
This monograph covers the mechanics of LED lighting and shows relevant applications in health care facilities. It explains how hospitals can use LEDs to save resources and improve the patient and staff experience.
Capital renewal programs help facility leaders allocate capital for facility projects. This monograph, based on best practices in capital renewal, explains 12 key elements of an effective capital renewal program.
Many factors influence whether a health care organization choose to apply the most recent edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code® to a project. This monograph provides an... read more
This monograph defines eight competencies essential to health care facility management, addresses the emerging need for competencies related to real... read more
Many health care facilities are in need of greater investment to improve the country’s health care infrastructure—including areas that will improve safety and... read more
This new monograph outlines a standard method to calculate the area of health care spaces.
This monograph shows health care facility managers how to conduct succession planning for their departments and shows individuals in all positions how to develop a path for personal career development.
This monograph provides a detailed checklist that can be used to gather data and answer fundamental questions associated with the architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing,... read more
In the past, with energy costs largely regulated and therefore fixed, hospital engineers simply purchased energy directly from local utilities. Today,... read more
This monograph is an outcome of the Healthcare Leadership Initiative on Maintenance of Power, a project of ASHE and Powered for Patients aimed at... read more
This monograph gives guidance to health care facilities on how to comply with ASHRAE Standard 188: Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water... read more
Facility departments provide value to their organizations in a variety of ways, including... read more
This website provides articles, monographs, and tools to help members understand the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation now that CMS has adopted the 2012 edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code.
This guide, a collaboration with Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence and the Health Research and Educational Trust of the American Hospital Association,... read more
A new ASHE monograph explores risk assessment of medical equipment—a key part of the Joint Commission’s Environment of Care Management Plans. The monograph,... read more
Along with other factors that influence the healing environment, the physical environment and the role of the facility manager and the facility staff have an impact on... read more
Hospitals face new requirements and more challenges today than ever before. These challenges demand a holistic approach to EP system management—blending utility management... read more
The lack of empirical data on the nature of plug loads in the health care setting requires designers to estimate plug load based on simultaneous peak use of equipment.... read more
The ASHE monographs are a series of publications that cover single topics in clinical/biomedical engineering, facility engineering, design and construction, and safety and security... read more
Electrical equipment requires regular repair and maintenance, yet this critical work is often deferred in hospitals because it is difficult to gain approval to turn off the... read more
As health care facilities undergo remodeling projects, the belief--or hope--often exists that current facilities are capable of handling increased electrical loads. But a piecemeal... read more
How does room ventilation affect airborne disease transmission in a health care facility? This monograph addresses the topic through a review of the literature. Noting that the... read more
General Chapter <797>, “Pharmaceutical Compounding-Sterile Preparations,” of the U.S. Pharmacopeia addresses policies and practices for preparation, packaging,... read more
This monograph summarizes storage requirements for medical gas cylinders, including bulk tank storage, in health care occupancies. Because it is anticipated that both the Joint... read more
Our health care facilities undergo intense scrutiny by a number of organizations for licensure and accreditation, and many facilities have even had to hire a full-time staff... read more
This monograph explores the role of the health care environment in infection prevention and control. Written by Farhad Memarzadeh, director of the Division of Technical... read more
Mental disorders are not uncommon in the United States: an estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older—about one in four adults—suffer from a diagnosable... read more
Operating room setback is a proven energy-saving strategy for hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in all climates. However, because of the unique constraints governing the... read more
Checklist Provides Evidence-Based Criteria to Help Health Care Facilities Select Furniture The health care community’s increased focus on patient safety and sustainability... read more
Today’s health care facility is a maze of similar-looking, seemingly endless corridors in which rooms and other locations are often identified only by medical jargon that is... read more
The audience for this monograph is facilities executives, maintenance staff, designers, and installers. This monograph describes the search, selection, installation,... read more
From the time this document was originally published in August 1997, so much has happened around the world in regards to natural and man-made disasters that the author recognized... read more
The design of the modern medical imaging department must meet several seemingly divergent needs. It must accommodate highly technical medical equipment that is generally large,... read more
For health care facility planners, designers, and engineers, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) safety has historically been a non-issue, relegated to the domain of the MRI equipment... read more
Health care facilities can identify and prioritize patient medical equipment for scheduled replacement by the use of several well documented options. Proven metrics include equipment... read more
Healthcare organizations with an emergency power system (EPSS) are required to have a testing and maintenance program for the system and its various components. However, routine... read more
In October 2006, hospitals across America were introduced to the fourth version of an incident command system developed to assist in the management of events that a hospital might... read more
One of the core responsibilities for health care, or any business, is the safeguarding of its people (staff, visitors or patients) and assets, but the appropriate level of security... read more
Patient safety is a fundamental concern for everyone in the healthcare delivery system. Healthcare facility engineers have a unique role to play in fostering patient safety. Many... read more
To succeed in today's hospital environment, facilities manager must demonstrate leadership characteristics that effect positive change in both employees and operations in order... read more
The fundamental goal of the Request for Proposal (RFP) process is to solicit and evaluate architectural and engineering (A&E), construction management (CM), and... read more
The selection of architects, engineers, attorneys, other consultants, and contractors is critical to the success of health care construction projects. There are four steps to the... read more