We thank our speaker
WM Group Services, LLC
Michael P. Freund
for their well received participation
at the February meeting.
Directions to meetings at The Galloping Hill Inn.
Non-members must pre-register to attend meetings.
Upcoming HFMSNJ Events
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Thursday — Oct 1, 2020
Knoll West Country Club - Boonton, NJ
Thursday — Oct 15, 2020
The Galloping Hill Inn
Thursday — Nov 19, 2020
The Galloping Hill Inn
Speaker: David Uhaze
Sponsor: Follett Ice
American Society for Healthcare Engineering
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Message from the President
Monthly Meeting Schedule Cancelations
and Rescheduling of Meetings and Events
Dear Members, it is with great concern we will be canceling the March monthly HFMSNJ meeting, and we will be making some other adjustments to our monthly meeting schedule and event schedule moving forward. We will be following recommendations from the CDC, New Jersey Governors Office, New York Governor’s office and sound safe health practices (social distancing) to keep everyone safe. It is with all of our members and families interest we are doing this to protect all of you from possible unnecessary exposure, and the possibility of transmiting back to a family member, colleague, patient, and strangers. Keep reviewing the HFMSNJ webpage for updates and educational events. We are in the process of setting up the March education presenters to do a Web based education event that will be posted on our website. It may not be ready for this Thursday, but the date will go out in a blast email along with it being posted on the website. With all our facilities preparing to get ready to receive a possible influx of patients our members also will need to dedicate more time to their facilities to serve the patients who need our help. At this time, it appears the April meeting also will be canceled and possibly May meeting. We will try to reschedule as needed over June, July, or August if the situation improves. (This is a day by day decision). The June 18, 2020 All-Day Education and Vendor Trade Show is postponed, and we will try to reschedule to the Fall. (more to come)
Gary Giovinazzo CHFM, CHEP, CHSP, SASHE
President of HFMSNJ
Founded in 1949, we are the professional organization of healthcare facility managers of New Jersey. The managers back then recognized the sharing of knowledge and experience would benefit each member and the institutions they served. When we were formed, we were known as the "Executive Hospital Engineers of New Jersey". The original members were predominately Executive Engineers from the boiler room, which is what they were called at that time. Later the American Hospital Association reached the same conclusion: There should be an AHA affiliated organization of professional members. ASHE (American Society of Healthcare Engineers) was born and HFMSNJ became one of the first local chapters.
Much has happened since our beginning. To better serve a large geographic area, the chapter split with a new chapter created to accommodate the members in southern New Jersey. One thing has not changed: our dedication to the continuing development of our members. The focus of our monthly meetings is education and the professional development of each member. Towards that end we conduct regular training seminars and host other events to improve our skills. We have expanded our membership to include licensed professionals and professional associates who provide engineering, architectural services and products to our institutions.
Our proud history includes several national past presidents of ASHE, and current leadership at all levels of the national organization.
Come join us at our next meeting. We guarantee you will learn something.
Trustees of the HFMSNJ