This Inside ASHE article recaps the 2016 ASHE Annual Conference and provides a summary of regulatory news discussed at the conference, including Joint Commission changes and CMS emergency preparedness.
This Inside ASHE article announces the 2016 Energy to Care award winners.
This Inside ASHE article explains Energy to Care competitions and how they drive energy savings.
This Inside ASHE article shows how four hospitals reduced their energy consumption.
This Inside ASHE article summarizes information on improving the patient experience from the 2016 PDC Summit.
This Inside ASHE article explains how to get the most out of your hospital's electricity service and explains the basics of utility bills.
This Inside ASHE article explains how Memorial Hermann Southwest Heart and Vascular Hospital has cut energy costs.
This Inside ASHE article provides strategies for health care organizations to save resources through sustainability efforts.
This Inside ASHE article shows how to benchmark operations and maintenance in health care facilities.
This Inside ASHE article explains how to differentiate between various types of medical and hazardous waste in health care facilities.
This Inside ASHE article explains how a hospital used a unified workflow to create efficiency.
This Inside ASHE article shows how to transition a new facility from construction to operations and asset management.
ASHE is providing members with guidance and answers to frequently asked questions regarding the new Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation, which took effect July 5, 2016.
This article explains occupancy types for ambulatory surgical centers.
This article explains what the CMS adoption of the 2012 Life Safety Code means for hospitals.
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 Inside ASHE article explains a new CDC-ASHE project aimed at reducing health care associated infections through better facility and design.
This Inside ASHE article explores resources to support Health Care's Triple Aim: improved patient experiences, better population health, and lower costs.
This Inside ASHE article presents the 2016 Vista Award winners and the projects they completed.
This Inside ASHE article covers emergency management mobile technology.
This Inside ASHE article describes how to use engineering and equipment planning to create successful operating room spaces.
This Inside ASHE article shows ways facility professionals can work with the C-Suite to gain support for infrastructure projects before systems fail.
This Inside ASHE article discusses ways to improve thermal comfort and the patient experience. It details six factors that contribute to thermal comfort and ways hospitals can measure and improve it.
This Inside ASHE article details ways to ensure that sterile processing departments are working properly and gives information on SPD flow.
This Inside ASHE article shows how Children's Health in Dallas found ways to save on utility costs through supply side energy initiatives.
This Inside ASHE article show how Seattle Children's adapted a former big box retail location into a health care clinic.
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.
Purdue University is expanding its offerings to students interested in health care. Purdue is creating a health care construction management major.
In 2015, ASHRAE published its long awaited Standard 188: Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems. This article explains ASHRAE 188 requirements for hospitals and health care facilities.
This Inside ASHE article explains how to develop a productive working relationship with your manager.
This Inside ASHE article outlines ways that associate members can take their career to the next level and provide value to their organizations.
In this Inside ASHE article, facility management leaders outline some of the skills needed to help you move closer to your career goals.
Becoming a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) or Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) can give your career a boost and help your resume stand out among a crowded field of applicants.
This excerpt from the Mechanical Systems Handbook for Health Care Facilities explains room pressurization, including which rooms should be positively or negatively pressurized with respect to surrounding areas.
This article from Inside ASHE magazine suggests questions to ask at staff meetings to help with emergency preparedness.
This Inside ASHE article explains the difference between patient vicinity and patient space--two terms often used in codes and standards regulating health care facilities.
This article in Inside ASHE explains the collaboration between the Joint Commission and ASHE that will provide compliance resources.
This Inside ASHE article discusses how smaller facilities, including clinics and satellite offices, can manage energy.
This article in Inside ASHE explains how facility managers can work to reduce costs in a time of mergers and acquisitions.
This Inside ASHE article shows ways facilities can use fire protection and life safety documentation to reduce expenses, improve efficiency, and minimize deficiencies.
This Inside ASHE article explores different ways that facilities can reduce overtime costs.
This Inside ASHE article explores some best practices for reducing costs in health care facilities.
This Inside ASHE shows how a hospital worked to reduce energy consumption and reduce costs.
This article explains the ASHE commissioning process, including the systems to be commissioned and the process phases.
This article explains how the ASHE commissioning process can be used to generate positive cash flow.
This article explains how measurement and verification programs help inform facility management decisions and the commissioning process.
This article explains how to implement operations and maintenance training programs to deliver results.
This article discusses the process of commissioning water systems.
This article explains monitor-based commissioning.
This article explains the process of witness testing for health care critical electrical equipment.
This article explains the benefits of certifications such as CHFM and CHC.
In this member to member feature in Inside ASHE magazine, the author explores the motivations behind safety excellence and the importance of taking a patient-centric approach to life safety.
This member to member feature in Inside ASHE explains how safety professionals should remember basic safety programs in addition to life safety and construction safety.
This article in Inside ASHE explains how Beebe Healthcare won the 2014 Excellence in Facility Management Award and includes information on how hospitals can apply for the 2015 awards.
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This Inside ASHE article explains how filtration design for hospital air systems can help reduce health care-associated infections (HAIs).
This article explains potential problems with fire door operation, explains code requirements, and offers tips on creating a door inspection program.
This article explains how low voltage distribution transformers can help improve energy efficiency in hospitals.
This Inside ASHE article shows how to create a water management plan to understand and address risks.
This Inside ASHE article explains how to develop data centers with energy efficiency in mind.
This Inside ASHE article explains new ways to get involved with the FGI Guidelines development process and explains changes on the horizon for the 2018 edition of the Guidelines documents.
This Inside ASHE article provides information on a new customized e-learning program available for the FGI Guidelines.
This Inside ASHE article outlines how a formal roof management plan can help with day-to-day operations and long-term planning.
This Inside ASHE article explains how to assess hospital pneumatic tube systems and outlines factors to consider when designing such systems.
This Inside ASHE article focuses on proper coil maintenance and how to clean condenser coils in cooling appliances.
This article based on a Joint Commission session at the 2014 ASHE Annual Conference shows how to conduct risk assessments and failure mode and effects analyses.
This article based on a session at the 2015 PDC Summit explains how Baystate Health took a best-practices approach for cost-effective life safety compliance.
This Inside ASHE article explores ASHE's strategic imperatives and work being done in 2015 to advance member value, sustainability, and succession planning.
This Inside ASHE article explains the functional program requirements as outlined by the 2014 edition of the FGI Guidelines.
This Inside ASHE article explains the concept of flexible design and answers common questions about the concept.
This Inside ASHE article explores efforts to make U.S. hospitals more resilient, including an initiative from the White House focused on protecting hospitals from natural disasters.
This Inside ASHE article highlights the 2015 winners of the Vista Awards.
This Inside ASHE article explains how a Texas hospital worked with facility professionals around the world to support a huge pediatric AIDS care and treatment program.
This Inside ASHE article explains how proper fire protection system design can improve HCAHPS scores and raise satisfaction.
This member to member article in Inside ASHE gives ways to show leadership by example in the field of facility management.