HEALTHCARE FACILITY MANAGERS ASSOCIATION
OF DELAWARE VALLEY

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:

No October meeting.

Next Monthly meeting is November 11th.

Radisson Trevose Hotel

Times:

Registration 5:15 pm

Meeting begins: 6:00 pm

Presenter: the FBI!

Topic: TBA


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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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Healthcare Facility Managers Association of Delaware Valley, Inc.

PA Life Safety Healthcare Construction

Preparedness Workshop

Breakfast Forum

Click here:

Registration form!

Presenter

Charles Schlegel, (PA Department of Health)

Tuesday: October 28, 2014


Location: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Maloney Building 1st Floor, Alumni Hall Conference Room

Program Description: This 1.5 hour breakfast seminar program will provide valuable information for those individuals who are responsible for creating effective state of readiness to prepare for PA Dept. of Life Safety Occupancy approval for Healthcare Construction.

Information will be provided in a format so that the attendees will be able to implement a practical, continuously compliant program in healthcare facilities construction and achieve maximum performance while effectively preparing for scheduled inspections and surveys.  Attendees will also receive specific guidance in how to understand and interpret the most serious deficiencies that are common in many surveys/inspections.

Practical examples will also include an explanation of “best practices” that will help to move your own program to the top and guarantee success. Handout materials will include the presentation and inspections checklist. Sufficient time will also be provided for questions and discussion.

Learning Objectives: As a result of participating in this program, the attendees will be able to understand the following:

1.    Expected Time frames

2.    Do and Don’ts when scheduling

3.    Best Practices

4.    Single portion to phasing techniques when dealing of projects

5.    Who should be involved with walk through process?  Just project managers, but what about Regulatory Compliance, Infection Control, or Safety?

6. Review of Checklist?

Who should attend this program? - Healthcare staff from hospitals, ambulatory care centers, Contractors, GC’s, Healthcare Construction Project Managers, Mangers, Facility Managers, Regulatory Compliance Managers, Infection Control Managers, Safety clinics, nursing homes, mental health facilities and other health-related organizations that are required to comply with the PA Department of Health Healthcare Construction.

Attendees will earn 2.0 AHA Continuing Educational Units (CEUs)

Visit our website at www.HFMADV.org

Program Agenda:

7:30 AM   Seminar Registration

8:00      Charles Schlegel – PA State Department of Health

9:30      Questions

10:00 Dismissed

Note:      This is a suggested agenda. Revisions to the session times, information and subject coverage may be modified by speaker and/or HFMADV, as necessary to meet the specific needs of the conference program.


NO - Cost to attend the Breakfast Seminar!  Sponsored by Major Medical Hospital Services, Inc. & Hillman Consulting, LLC!

Registrations must be received by October 20, 2014

Questions: Contact Jeffrey Henne by email Jeffrey.Henne@uphs.upenn.edu or (267) 252-5904

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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 _________________________________________________________________________________________

Useful Twitter Account for Health Care Facility Managers:

Word Document to Print!

SHE 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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