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


HFMADV Next Monthly Educational Meeting:

Next Monthly meeting is November 11th.

Presenter: FBI

Radisson Trevose Hotel


Registration 5:15 pm

Meeting begins: 6:00 pm

Presenter: the FBI!

Topic: Cyber Security and Identify Theft!



Healthcare Facility Managers Association

Of Delaware Valley

Invites members and guests to join us at the 65th Anniversary Special Holiday Dinner & Recognition Party.

Click here to go to the Holiday Party page

Holiday Party Reminder
Tuesday December 2, 2014
Entertainment: Spirit of Philadelphia


Special Gift to be handed out to those who attend!



RSVP a must by November 25 ; contact

for reservation by e-mail



Cost: (Pay at the Door)

HFMADV Members & spouses,     $100.00

Guests and all others per person   $55.00


Students :  $25.00


Time: Registration 5:30 pm, Event is from 6:00 to 10:00 PM starting with a social hour cocktail hour, then dinner program and entertainment!  The boat will leave if you are not on time.



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New Job Posted

New Job Posted on the employment page, please check them out.


Hosted by Penn Presbyterian Hospital in cooperation with Healthcare Facility Managers of Delaware Valley (HFMADV) and ASHE Region 2 Chapter Partners

CHSP Flyer

This is a great opportunity for someone to achieve and take the exam to be certified as a CHSP.


CHSP Background:


cope of the CHSP Exam attracts applicants from

The CHSP credential was established to focus on

the importance of using management principles

to improve the safety performance of healthcare

organizations. Since 1978, the Board has issued

more than 3,200 CHSP credentials. The broad various healthcare

backgrounds including, but

not limited to, safety, security, infection

prevention, employee health, nursing, quality

improvement, administration, risk management,

facility management, plant operations,

hazardous materials management, emergency

biomedical services, environmental services,

laboratory operations, nursing homes, surgery

centers, insurance loss control, and safety

consulting. management, life safety,



The CHSP credential continues to attract

applicants desiring to improve their professional

practice in healthcare safety and related

functions. Earning the CHSP credential provides

recognition and documents achievement.

The CHSP is recognized by the state of

Pennsylvania as Healthcare organizations need

certified professionals that understand how

proactive safety practice supports operational

effectiveness, improves care processes, and

reduces organizational costs.


Please follow the instructions on the registration form. If any questions please email Jeff Henne at!

Do not wait, please sign up now!



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


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


Healthcare Engineers Association

of Southern New Jersey


Healthcare Attendee - Flyer

Corporate Invitation - Flyer

1st Conference & Technical Exhibition



Friday, December 12, 2014

Barry Brown Health Education Center

106 Carnie Blvd. Voorhees NJ 08043

Emergency Management Practices

Construction Project Review Process

NJDOH Licensing Standards

How to Comply With JC Standards


3 Different Presenters:

Paul Sarnese, IAHSS,



David Uhaze, NJDCA


John DiGirolomo, MBA, FASHE



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!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


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:


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


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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