Welcome to HFMADV


Who We Are

Founded in 1949, the association provides individuals in the Healthcare engineering field, with networking and education opportunities. We are affiliated with ASHE, American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association


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HFMADV Next Monthly Educational Meeting:

September 9th!

 

Radisson Trevose Hotel

Times:

Registration 5:15 pm

Meeting begins: 6:00 pm

 

Presenter: Mark Ross, HAP/DVHC (Hospital Association of Pennsylavnia) Regional Representative!

Topic:


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Healthcare Facility Managers Association

of Delaware Valley, Inc.

25th Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition

 

Presenters:

Gary D. Slack, PE, CCE

President, Healthcare Engineering Consultants, one of our industries leading speakers, will present practical strategies for compliance and management

Implementing the Best Practices and Programs: Getting “Survey Ready”

Joining Gary is

The Joint Commission’s

Anne M. Guglielmo, CFPS, CHFM, CHSP, LEED A.P.

Department of Engineering,

with The Joint Commission Updates!

Cost for this One Day Conference and Trade Exhibition: $125.00 (for all attendees)


Tuesday, October 7, 2014 Radisson Hotel Philadelphia, Northeast

Full-day Healthcare Codes and Standards Program 2400 Old Lincoln Highway, Trevose PA 19053

 

 

Please go to the Seminar Page for more information and details!

Fall Seminar Page

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New Job Posted on the employment page, please check

them out.


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HFMADV:

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hazardous Waste Management 40CFR and Hazardous Materials Transportation 49CFR Training

Who needs this training anyone who signs off on Hazardous Waste Manifests, Manager of Hazardous Waste (Chemical waste, bulk chemo waste, Pharmaceutical waste, etc.), back-up personal of who sign off of hazardous waste manifests!

 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

 

HAZWOPER 29CFR Training

This course meets the requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for 8 (eight) hours of annual refresher training for workers at hazardous waste sites and workers responding to hazardous substance emergencies.  This course is designed for general site workers who remove hazardous waste or workers who as part of their job are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release. This would be an initial course for First Responders Operations level personnel that provide initial defensive action.

Check in begins @ 7:30 AM

Both are set for: 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Radisson Hotel

2400 Old Lincoln Highway

Trevose, PA 19053

 

Hazardous Waste Flyer

 

 

RCRA/DOT Registration Form

 

 

HAZWOPER 8 Hr. Registration Form

 




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PA Department of Health - CMS Waiver Documentations:

 

TBA

 

 

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New Advocacy & Code Committee:

 

Chair: Jim Peterkin, Heery Fire Protection, Vice-President, Senior Protection Engineer

 

Co-Chair: Dan Campbell, Retired - Temple Univeristy Hospital

Co-Chair: Robert N. Roop, P.E., CBIE Criterium Lockatong Engineers

Co-Chair: Jospeh Szymanski, Presbyterian Hospital, Safety Director

Co-Chair: Jeff O'Neill, AIA, ACHA; Director of Engineering Services, Pennsylvania Hospital

 

If you have any Joint Commission, Fire Code, or Advovacy Issues of any kind , please email:

AdvocacyCode@hfmadv.org

 

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Proposed CMS rule needs your comments by March 31.You should also advise your “C Suite” of the proposal and its impact. They should submit comments too.

Submit your comment at         http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=CMS-2013-0269-0002

See the attachments for ASHE talking points, guidance on submitting comment, template for comments, ASHE presentation on the rule

There are links embedded below to get you to the entire proposed rule and some comments that have been submitted already

ASHE Insider: March 11, 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are accepting public comments on its proposed rule on emergency preparedness. The rule is available to read online. . About 150 comments regarding the proposal have already been submitted, including comments from the National Fire Protection Association. ASHE will be submitting comments before the March 31 deadline. ASHE Deputy Executive Director of Advocacy Chad Beebe, AIA, SASHE, offered the following suggestions to those who are working on their own comments:

The comments most likely to affect regulatory decisions are ones that are constructive and clear. Comments should be supported by sound reasoning, scientific evidence, or real-world examples of how your hospital or facility will be affected. Copying and pasting comments or information submitted by others decreases the effectiveness of both your comment and the comment of the original submitter. The best comments explain, in your own words, the positive or negative effects of the proposed rule on your facility and others like it. Remember that public comments are not votes – a single well-written public comment can pull more weight than thousands of form

CMS Proposed EM Rule

CMS EM Rule Presentation

CMS Doc


HHS Proposed Rulemaking for Emergency Generators

Tips for Submitting Effective Commnets

 

 

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Useful Twitter Account for Health Care

Facility Managers:

Word Document to Print!


ASHE and the American Hospital Association:

ASHE:@ASHEAHA

American Hospital Association:@AHAhospital

American Hospital Association Advocacy issues:@AHAadvocacy

Regulators & Code Developers:

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services:@CMSGov

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:@HHSGov

The Joint Commission:@TJ Commission

Joint Commission Resources:@JC _Resources

International Code Council:@IntlCode@Council

National Fire Protection Association:@NFPA

NFPA101:Life Safety Code:@NFPA101

ASHRAE News:@ASHRAEnews

Other Organizations:

ECRI Institute:@ECRI_Institute

Association for the Healthcare Environment:@AHEtweets

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation:@aami_connect

Center for Health Design:@CHD_tweets

America Institute of Architects:@AIAnational

 

Industry Media:

Health Facility Management magazine:@hfmmagazine

Medical Construction & Design Magazine:@MCDmag

Hospitals & Health Networks magazine:@hhnmag

Infection Control Today magazine:@ICT_magazine

 

Other Orgnaiuzations:

Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services:@CMSGov

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:HHSGov

The Joint Commission:@TJCommission

Joint Commission Resources:@JC_Resources


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