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
May 12-13, 2014
FREE - Barrier Management Symposium:
Please click below for the page.
Next Monthly Educational Meeting:
May 12, 2014.
At the Valley Forge Radisson, King of Prussia, PA.
New Job Posted on the employment page, please check them out.
HFMADV Golf Outing:
May 29th - Ramblewood Country
More Information please go to the Golf Outing Event Page:
PA Department of Health - CMS Waiver Documentations:
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:
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 Tips for Submitting Effective Commnets
2014 Spring Conference and Technical Exhibition
Codes, Inspections, Changes, Challenges and Compliance:
What Do I Need to Know?
Charles Schlegel, (PA Department of Life of Safety),
Tom Lyons (Factory Mutual),
Larry Barlow & Bill Wagner, from TSIG
Tuesday April 8, 2014
Full-day Healthcare Codes and Standards Program
Radisson Hotel Philadelphia, Northeast
2400 Old Lincoln Highway, Trevose PA 19053
For More Infoarmtion please go to the Conference and Seminar tab listed below:
March 16-19, 2014, Orlando, Florida!
Why do Two-Thirds of Attendees Return to the PDC Summit?
No other industry event collaboratively addresses health care planning, design, and construction like the PDC Summit.
The PDC Summit is a dynamic industry event that unites senior leaders involved in health care planning, design, and construction to address challenges and innovations on the horizon. The summit is coordinated by a trusted network of not-for-profit organizations with expertise in health care planning, design, and construction with 100% of conference revenue reinvested into the mission of optimizing the health care physical environment.
Health Care Administrators and Facility Professionals — Advance health care through the design and construction of safe and effective patient environments, while maximizing the return on your facility's investment.
Design Professionals — Discover the latest innovations for health care design, gain perspectives from health care leaders, and build relationships with current and prospective clients.
Construction Professionals — Gain value through sessions on everything from integrated project delivery to earning your CHC credential, while establishing business connections with health care leaders.
2014 PROGRAMMING: BUILDING FOR THE AGES
TWO WAYS TO REGISTER FOR THE 2014 PDC SUMMIT:
1) Submit payment with a check order: Complete the 2014 PDC Summit application form and submit with check to:
75 Remittance Drive, Suite 1885
Chicago, IL 60675-1885
2) Submit payment using a credit card: If you wish to pay with a credit card, register online at our secure site.
NOTE: There is a separate registration process required for each of the following programs at the 2014 PDC Summit: CHC Exam, HFDP Exam, ACHA Exam Preparation Workshop, and AAHID Exam Preparation Workshop.
*Complete one registration form per registrant. Representatives from exhibiting companies must use the 2014 PDC Summit Space and Sponsorship Application form. Please visit the exhibit and sponsorship opportunities page for more details.MEDIA REGISTRATION
Useful Twitter Account for Health Care
ASHE and the American Hospital Association:
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
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
Health Facility Management magazine:@hfmmagazine
Medical Construction & Design Magazine:@MCDmag
Hospitals & Health Networks magazine:@hhnmag
Infection Control Today magazine:@ICT_magazine
Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services:@CMSGov
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:HHSGov
The Joint Commission:@TJCommission
Joint Commission Resources:@JC_Resources
ASHE PDC Summit 2014 - March 16-19, 2014 in Oralndo, FL.
Register today at www.PDSCUMMIT.ORG
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