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.
Radisson Trevose Hotel
Registration 5:15 pm
Meeting begins: 6:00 pm
Presenter: the FBI!
Healthcare Facility Managers Association of Delaware Valley, Inc.
PA Life Safety Healthcare Construction
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
7:30 AM Seminar Registration
8:00 Charles Schlegel – PA State Department of Health
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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Hosted by Penn Presbyterian Hospital in cooperation with Healthcare Facility Managers of Delaware Valley (HFMADV) and ASHE Region 2 Chapter Partners
This is a great opportunity for someone to achieve and take the exam to be certified as a CHSP.
scope 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 Jeffrey.Henne@uphs.upenn.edu!
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
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
2400 Old Lincoln Highway
Trevose, PA 19053
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 _________________________________________________________________________________________
Useful Twitter Account for Health Care Facility Managers:
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
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
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