Get the AZ  ASHE survey results, February/March  focus on compliance  is Fire Protection.

Arizona ASHE
February 2016 Newsletter
AZ ASHE Survey Results!
We asked your opinion on how our  chapter was doing, from when it was most convenient to meet to what was your primary reason for attending.  some comments were:    
            " I would like to have a session on Medical gases...."
            " The last event I went to had little to no networking."
 The results of the survey show  79% of those that responded prefer meeting on Wednesdays and  70% prefer meeting to be held around noon form 11:00am to 2:00pm.  The primary reason for attending  chapter meetings was the topic and networking.  The topics with the highest interest were New Technologies, Health codes and standards and construction planning an design.
We thank everyone for taking the time to take the survey the we will use the information to guide our future planning. If you would like to see all the result a click the link below.
February/March Focus on Compliance
Fire Protection EC 02.03.05
Check out the Joint Commission and ASHE's  focus on compliance website to get helpful resources
 on the top eight  physical environment issues.  February and March will focus on Fire  Protection.  Also register to receive  alerts when they are posted.

Implications of 2015 Legislation
on New HOPDs
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 will significantly affect hospital property development.

Signed into law in November 2015, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 includes a new provision that is expected to negatively impact the development of new off-campus hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs)-and as a result, increase the demand for currently existing facilities. This new provision lowers the Medicare reimbursement rates for newly constructed HOPDs starting in 2017, but existing facilities (as of November 2015) will be grandfathered in.

Consequently, hospitals will need to seriously consider the financial impact of reduced reimbursement rates when assessing the viability of developing new HOPDs.

  February 17 & 18, 2016
  Southwest Buildings & Facilities Management Show & Conference
 Phoenix Convention Center
March 16, 2016
  Chapter Mtg. & Educ. Session
Region 9 President ASHE Update
Trane Classroom
4520 South Coach Dr.
Tucson AZ
March 10, 2016
Follett One Day Service Seminar
Hilton Garden Inn
3422 E Elwood St
Phoenix AZ
March 10, 2016
Southwest Hospitals & Medical Facilities SUMMIT
ASU Campus Tempe 
March 20-23, 2016
ASHE Planning Design & Construction Conference
San Diego CA
May 18, 2016
Chapter Mtg. & Educ. Session
  "Managing facility infrastructure in an environment of shrinking resources and increased demands"
Trane Classroom
4520 South Coach Dr.
Tucson AZ
   Thursday, March 10, 206 - ASU Campus in Tempe
Barrier Management Program - Webinar
Wednesday Feb 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM CST
The Barrier Management Program is a performance based program for smoke and fire barrier management. The use of numerically based performance indicators determine the appropriate frequency of service and inspection. Keep your building safe without investing un-due resources.
Monitoring Performance in the Environment of Care - Webinar
Wednesday Feb 17, 2016 at 2:00 PM CST
Performance indicators provide an objective, numeric means of measuring progress towards specific goals for each of the disciplines of the Environment of Care. Learn how to develop and utilize effective and meaningful performance indicators to help drive your EOC programs to excellence.
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