To help members understand the possible patient and staff safety risks, ASHE has developed a list of potential ligature points and other self-harm concerns for behavioral health areas.
Expanded analysis of Health Facilities Management 2012 compensation survey by primary area of responsibility, organizational setting, number of beds, etc.
This 2013 ASHE Advocacy Report features articles on the unique hospital environment, improving codes and standards, the impact of health care facilities, and ways to get involved with advocacy efforts.
The 2014 ASHE Advocacy Report includes articles on improving codes, code compliance, and outreach.
The 2015 ASHE Advocacy Report includes articles on improving codes, code compliance, and outreach.
The 2016 ASHE Advocacy Report includes articles on improving codes, code compliance, and outreach.
This alert from April 2015 urges members to tell the FCC to reject all proposals that do not ensure interference-free patient monitoring through WMTS devices.
This advocacy alert from May 3, 2016, explains the CMS adoption of the 2012 editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99.
This alert explains new CMS emergency preparedness requirements for health care facilities that will require emergency plans; policies and procedures; a communication plan; and training and testing.
CMS is making a correction to its rule adopting the 2012 editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99. The correction, which was published in the Federal Register on... read more
A change in the standards regulating operating room humidity levels may conflict with the instructions for use on some equipment and supplies routinely used in surgery. This advisory explains the issue and gives members guidance on how to proceed.
This advisory explains an EPA proposal from 2014 that will affect certain hospitals with new or existing coal-, biomass-, and oil-fired boilers. Natural gas... read more
This advisory explains that hospitals operating a medical telemetry system in the TV channel 37 Wireless Medical Telemetry Service (WMTS) band (608-614 MHz) need to know... read more
This alert states that WMTS systems will not be required to relocate to a different band.
This session from the 2012 ASHE Annual Conference discusses finance 101 for health care facility managers.
The day-to-day operations of the health care environment can be overwhelming and intimidating to the point of paralysis. This session provides... read more
This session provides a detailed look at the many codes and standards that health care engineers must be familiar with to have a successful,... read more
This session from the 2012 ASHE Annual Conference explains how to manage hospital electrical shutdowns.
An article was published in the March 2011 issue of Health Facilities Management magazine, which explored 10 forces changing health care design.... read more
With the goal of achieving BIM-enabled facility management, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare established the infrastructure, tools, and... read more
Cincinnati Children's Hospital received ASHE's 2012 Excellence in Facilities Management Award in recognition of its patient and employee safety... read more
This presentation from the 2013 ASHE Annual Conference discusses the fundamentals of health care energy efficiency.
Geared toward those who are new to accreditation, this session provides an overview of the Joint Commission survey process.
To better prepare you for complying with OSHA's GHS-aligned Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom 2012), this session examines questions... read more
As health care reform continues, facility management professionals must expand their competencies and the breadth of their responsibilities by... read more
When natural disasters challenge the delivery of patient care, the infrastructure of a health care facility becomes more important than... read more
The physical environment of a health care facility can help or hinder a health care organization's clinical and financial performance. In fact,... read more
This session uses the University of Colorado Hospital's response to the tragic theater shootings in Aurora, Colo., as an example to guide your preparations to protect employees and patients and successfully respond to incidents.
Temperature variation in patient rooms can negatively affect staff efficiency, costs, and customer experience. This presentation shows how the Six... read more
This article evaluates the applicability and relative contribution of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) to disinfection of air in health care... read more
This new monograph outlines a standard method to calculate the area of health care spaces.
This Inside ASHE article highlights the 2014 winners of the Vista Awards, which celebrate teamwork in health care projects.
This Inside ASHE article shows how Cape Code Healthcare partnered with an energy provider to build a solar farm that will help both the health care system and energy provider meet goals.
This Inside ASHE article relates the experiences of a hospital hit hard by Hurricane Katrina and its long road to recovery.
This Inside ASHE article explores the history of operating room humidity requirements and shows how advocacy work by ASHE and others helped change the standard.
A common question is whether emergency eyewash/shower facilities are required in blood draw areas or other areas where there are potential exposures to blood. This article explains... read more
This article, on page 52 of the 2013 Advocacy Report, explains how ASHE's Advocacy Highway promotes communication on local, state, and national issues.
This brief Inside ASHE article explains ASHE's advocacy work and introduces its advocacy team.
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 explores several programs for the health care construction field, including the Certified Healthcare Constructor program, the Healthcare Construction... read more
This brief Inside ASHE article explains that ASHE members can take online classes to earn continuing education units through Energy University.
This Inside ASHE article explores ASHE's strategic imperatives and work being done in 2015 to advance member value, sustainability, and succession planning.
This article, on page 28 of the 2013 Advocacy Report, explains how ASHE urges states to adopt the latest edition of the FGI Guidelines. The article includes a map of FGI adoption by state.
This article explains how the ASHE commissioning process can be used to generate positive cash flow.
This article in Inside ASHE explains the collaboration between the Joint Commission and ASHE that will provide compliance resources.
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 outlines ways that associate members can take their career to the next level and provide value to their organizations.
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.
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 gives tips on improving your facility's Environment of Care committee and giving it a renewed sense of drive and purpose.
This Inside ASHE article focuses on the growing demand for accelerated health care construction because of the oil boom the western United States and population growth in the... read more
This Inside ASHE article states that making flexibility a key design element is one way health care facility executives and designers are creating buildings that will stand the test of time.
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.
Purdue University is expanding its offerings to students interested in health care. Purdue is creating a health care construction management major.
This Inside ASHE article gives 10 tips for networking and building your social networking through networking.
This Inside ASHE article outlines a new online college degree program geared toward those who want to be health care facility managers.
This Inside ASHE article highlights the 2015 winners of the Vista Awards.
This Inside ASHE article presents the 2016 Vista Award winners and the projects they completed.
This article explains the benefits of certifications such as CHFM and CHC.
This Inside ASHE article discusses how smaller facilities, including clinics and satellite offices, can manage energy.
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 Inside ASHE article explores the possible use of chilled beams in U.S. health care facilities.
This Inside ASHE article explains the functional program requirements as outlined by the 2014 edition of the FGI Guidelines.
This article, on page 22 of the 2013 Advocacy Report, explains the mission of the Coalition for Current Safety Codes.
This Inside ASHE article dives into the specifics of code requirements for new facilities and existing facilities--and gives tips on avoiding incorrect conclusions on code requirements.
This article, on page 30 of the 2013 Advocacy Report, explains why codes and standards that regulate hospitals must be updated and adopted on a timely basis.
This Inside ASHE article details why the commissioning process is so crucial in health care facilities.
This Inside ASHE article lists tools recommended for ensuring that operating rooms meet humidity requirements.
This article, on page 16 of the 2013 Advocacy Report, discusses how conflicting codes and standards waste valuable health care resources.
This Inside ASHE article explores different ways that facilities can reduce overtime costs.
This Inside ASHE article explains how a hospital used a unified workflow to create efficiency.
This Inside ASHE article shows how to create a water management plan to understand and address risks.
This Inside ASHE article explores how Swedish Medical Center in Washington State met sustainability goals and provided operational efficiency and annual savings.
This Inside ASHE article provides information on a new customized e-learning program available for the FGI Guidelines.
This Inside ASHE article announces the 2016 Energy to Care award winners.