GAHFM - Georgia Association for Healthcare Facility Managers

GAHFM - Georgia Association for Healthcare Facility Managers The Georgia Association for Healthcare Facility Managers is an affiliated society of the Georgia Hos
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VISION - To be the premiere health care facilities management association in Georgia comprised of health care professionals dedicated to the advancement of its membership and the delivery of safe and effective health care facilities.

02/04/2022
Don't forget to vote!
12/17/2021

Don't forget to vote!

GAHFM - Georgia Association for Healthcare Facility Managers held a virtual gingerbread house decorating contest and we need your help picking the winner! Please comment below with the number of your favorite. Voting ends SUNDAY at 8 p.m.

10/29/2021
UPDATE: The Mario pumpkin is the winner! Congratulations!GAHFM held a virtual Pumpkin Carving Party last night and here ...
10/29/2021

UPDATE: The Mario pumpkin is the winner! Congratulations!

GAHFM held a virtual Pumpkin Carving Party last night and here are the entries! Please head over to the GHA page to cast your vote! Voting ends at 9 p.m. tonight! www.fb.com/georgiahospitalassociation

10/22/2021
ASHE Certified Healthcare Worker class and exam!Please Register or encourage others to!!!
10/21/2021

ASHE Certified Healthcare Worker class and exam!

Please Register or encourage others to!!!

Join the Virtual Pumpkin Carving Party!
10/14/2021

Join the Virtual Pumpkin Carving Party!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!2022 GAHFM Annual Conference and Technical ExhibitionApril 20-22We are looking forward to getting ba...
10/08/2021

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
2022 GAHFM Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition

April 20-22

We are looking forward to getting back together in person. Be on the lookout for more information to come next month!

The Hyatt Regency Savannah
2 W Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31401

In partnership with our sponsors, GAHFM is excited to offer the first ever Virtual Holiday Networking Sessions full of FUN and friendly competition!

More information coming soon!

Pumpkin Carving Contest - Oct. 28, 7 p.m.

Mixology Event - Nov. 18, 7 p.m.

Gingerbread House Contest - Dec. 16, 7 p.m.

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

Mitigating Construction Risks (W1062)Thursday, Oct. 21 - 10 a.m.-noonRegistration is free for members of the Georgia Ass...
09/27/2021

Mitigating Construction Risks (W1062)
Thursday, Oct. 21 - 10 a.m.-noon

Registration is free for members of the Georgia Association for Healthcare Facility Managers. The registration fee is $195 for members of other GHA affiliated societies and $225 per hospital for GHA members.

Not sure if you’ll be able to make the live session? Everyone who registers will receive a link to the recording of the webinar to view at your convenience at no additional charge.

Please note our convenient pricing! A single registration provides unlimited lines for all employees and trustees of your hospital and includes a link to view the recording for 60 days. Please register just one person from your facility and have that person share the access information with others who wish to participate.

Course Curriculum

This session will focus on the identification of common construction-related risks and how to best mitigate them. Drawing upon decades of experience, the speaker will include real-world examples of construction failures and how to avoid them.

Click the link below to REGSITER

https://my.gha.org/GHA-Events/Calendar-of-Events/Meeting-Home-Page?meetingid={3A8B1B86-6A16-EC11-80F3-000D3A0EE4ED}&_cldee=cmhvd2U0OEBhdHQubmV0&recipientid=contact-02cc359ac7cfe81180d102bfc0a80172-0c6c886fc6bf406284889fff26404a3c&esid=2ccb09de-5c1d-ec11-80f3-000d3a0ee4ed

This event is sponsored by the Georgia Association for Healthcare Facility Managers (GAHFM).

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
Identify common challenges during construction within a health care facility.
Describe how to perform better risk assessments and create mitigation plans.
Explain the development of monitoring and documentation plans.

Speaker Name
Steve Spaanbroek, MBA, FASHE, CHFM, CHC
Chief Executive Officer
MSL Healthcare Partners, Inc.

Steve Spaanbroek is a founding partner of MSL Healthcare Partners, Inc., and has over 28 years of national consulting experience in the Environment of Care™ and facilities management. He is a frequent speaker in the field of health care safety, regulatory compliance, and performance improvement. Steve served as a Faculty Member for the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association, teaching both the Healthcare Construction Certificate and Environment of Care courses. Steve was an active faculty member from 2004 to 2021 and has participated in seminar development for Purdue University, the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and The Joint Commission.

Steve has served on several ASHE committees, including Advocacy, Customer Relations, Facilities Management, and Education. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, where he also earned a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in health care.

Continuing Education Credits
This program is pending approval by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering for 2 contact hours (0.2 CEUs).

Tom Doenitz, GAHFM Leadership Chair holds the ASHE 2020 Levels of Affiliation Platinum Award presented during the ASHE A...
08/11/2021

Tom Doenitz, GAHFM Leadership Chair holds the ASHE 2020 Levels of Affiliation Platinum Award presented during the ASHE Annual Meeting & Technical Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee with members of the GAHFM Leadership Team (Left to Right) Danny Underwood, Jake Butts, Tom Doenitz holding the award and Chance Elliot. Congratulations on all the teams hard work!

05/14/2021

GAHFM Sponsor Webinar

Barclay Water Management, a GAHFM 2021 Silver Sponsor, is hosting a complimentary webinar for members on Tuesday, June 2 at 10 a.m. - Keeping Up with Legionella Bacteria Risk Mitigation and Water Management Programs. Click below to register, or for questions contact Lauren Nicholson at [email protected] or (410) 303-2092.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/761853121135602190?_cldee=cmhvd2U0OEBhdHQubmV0&recipientid=contact-02cc359ac7cfe81180d102bfc0a80172-e952e06693874e2798f76c441196920a&esid=3b1b7c64-e2b4-eb11-80ef-000d3a0ee4ed

Thank you Barclay Water Management for your support!

03/09/2021

Are you interested in participating in the below webinar but need financial assistance? GAHFM is offering 10 scholarships for this ASHE-approved course on a first come, first served basis.

Please email Kati Hyland at [email protected] by Friday, March 12 if you are interested.

Common Life Safety Code Deficiencies
March 16 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The fee is $195 for members of any affiliated GHA Society, and $295 for non-members. Contact the education department if you have any questions.

Please note our new pricing! To support social distancing and remote work, a single registration provides unlimited lines for all employees and trustees of your hospital or system, including a link to view the recording. Please register just one person from your facility and have that person share the access information with others who wish to participate.

Not sure if you’ll be able to make the live session? Everyone who registers will receive a link to the recording of the webinar to view at your convenience at no additional charge.

Presented in partnership with the Georgia Association for Healthcare Facility Managers (GAHFM) and the Iowa Hospital Association.

03/08/2021

Common Life Safety Code Deficiencies (W1025IA)

March 16 - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The fee is $225 for GHA members, $195 for members of any affiliated GHA Society, and $295 for non-members. Contact the education department if you have any questions.

Please note our new pricing! To support social distancing and remote work, a single registration provides unlimited lines for all employees and trustees of your hospital or system, including a link to view the recording. Please register just one person from your facility and have that person share the access information with others who wish to participate.

Not sure if you’ll be able to make the live session? Everyone who registers will receive a link to the recording of the webinar to view at your convenience at no additional charge.

Presented in partnership with the Georgia Association for Healthcare Facility Managers (GAHFM) and the Iowa Hospital Association.

Click Here to Register! https://elink.clickdimensions.com/c/6/?T=Njg2ODA0OTY%3AMDItYjIxMDY3LTBjMTFlNTU3N2IzZDRjN2FhZDExZTY5ZGVhY2Q3Mjhm%3Acmhvd2U0OEBhdHQubmV0%3AY29udGFjdC0wMmNjMzU5YWM3Y2ZlODExODBkMTAyYmZjMGE4MDE3Mi04MzY1OGY0OTBkNzQ0OWY3YmEzZWE2ZTZlZjY2OWIzMg%3AZmFsc2U%3AMg%3A%3AaHR0cHM6Ly9teS5naGEub3JnL0dIQS1FdmVudHMvQ2FsZW5kYXItb2YtRXZlbnRzL01lZXRpbmctSG9tZS1QYWdlP21lZXRpbmdpZD17Q0NBRTgyN0YtRTM3RC1FQjExLTgwRjEtMDAwRDNBMEVFODI4fSZfY2xkZWU9Y21odmQyVTBPRUJoZEhRdWJtVjAmcmVjaXBpZW50aWQ9Y29udGFjdC0wMmNjMzU5YWM3Y2ZlODExODBkMTAyYmZjMGE4MDE3Mi04MzY1OGY0OTBkNzQ0OWY3YmEzZWE2ZTZlZjY2OWIzMiZlc2lkPWNhNjg4NDhjLTIzODAtZWIxMS04MGVjLTAwMGQzYTBlZTRlZA&K=C5MluXF6N4FjDAFvnWzdzg

Course Curriculum
The number of deficiencies in the physical environment condition of participation and the environment of care standards have continued to increase over the last several years. This webinar will review the most commonly cited life safety code deficiencies in accredited and non-accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals. The session will also review recent CMS categorical waivers on corrugated tubing and power strip usage. There will also be a discussion regarding CMS guidance on lower relative humidity in operating rooms and areas where anesthesia is administered.


Speaker - Nancy Ruzicka, Consultant

Nancy Ruzicka is a consultant on state and federal rules, regulations and interpretative guidelines. She previously worked as director of integrity and compliance and privacy official at MercyOne Des Moines and director of regulatory compliance at UnityPoint Health-Des Moines. She also has more than 20 years of experience with the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Ruzicka holds master’s degrees in health law and business administration and a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, all from Drake University. She is certified in health care compliance and maintains her Iowa pharmacy license.

The speaker has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
Describe and identify the most common areas of life safety code deficiencies.
Explain how to avoid these common deficiencies.
Explain how to utilize a categorical waiver.
Describe how and when relative humidity may be lowered in anesthetizing locations.

Continuing Education Credits
The Georgia Hospital Association is an approved provider of nursing home administrator credits as a professional trade association in long term-care under Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 393-13-.02, (1) (a). Approved for 2.00 contact hours.

This program is accredited by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering for 2 contact hours (0.2 CEUs).

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Marietta, GA
30339

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