CHICAGO, Ill. — The American Society for Healthcare Engineering is working with several organizations with expertise in the healthcare facility management field as the society seeks to expand member benefits and resources.
Many of the new resources will help ASHE members reduce operational costs through energy efficiency, allowing those resources to be applied to patient care. ASHE is working with power management company Eaton, for example, to add more how-to guides to the Sustainability Roadmap for Hospitals website, www.sustainabilityroadmap.org, which provides free, practical, vendor-neutral tools to help healthcare facilities reduce their environmental footprints and reduce costs.
In addition, Eaton will author two new management monographs on energy efficiency and power reliability, which will be reviewed and published by ASHE. Each monograph will be followed by a webinar, which will be available to ASHE members at no charge, to provide additional information and allow for questions and answers.
ASHE Deputy Executive Director of Operations Patrick Andrus, MBA, CAE, said, “We are collaborating with businesses like Eaton, which are keenly focused on supporting the work of ASHE members through thought leadership. These relationships allow us to tap into their expertise and turn it into valuable member resources.”
ASHE’s new relationship with Eaton follows a model that has previously shown success. For years, Trane has sponsored a number of ASHE programs including ASHE’s Leadership Institute, which helps develop new leaders within the ASHE membership. Johnson Controls, meanwhile, is sponsoring ASHE’s Energy to Care program, an energy benchmarking and awards program. Schneider Electric partnered with ASHE to develop a national internship program that supports ASHE’s succession planning strategic imperative. Grainger and Caterpillar recently sponsored live streaming from ASHE conferences so that members could watch certain sessions without traveling to the conference at no cost.