CHA News Article

New Compliance Resource Launched for Facility Managers

The American Hospital Association’s American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), in collaboration with The Joint Commission, has released the first in a new series of resources to help health care facilities comply with the most challenging life safety and environment-of-care accreditation standards. The Joint Commission has identified the eight physical environment standards most frequently cited during surveys of hospitals and other health care facilities, and has created a physical environment portal with resources related to those issues. ASHE will contribute tools, best practices and technical documents to the web portal. Additional resources will be released regularly through 2016. For more on the initiative and to access the newly released information on managing risk associated with utility systems, visit