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Our Vision

The Texas Association of Healthcare Facilities Management, better known as TAHFM has been helping professionals in the healthcare field since 1958. The organization represents the following functional areas:

Facilities Management • Energy Management • Real Estate Services • Support Services • Building Maintenance • Environmental Infection Control • Safety • Plant Engineering • Healthcare Design • •Security • Waste Management • Clinical and Biomedical Engineering • Healthcare Construction • Technology Management • Environmental Services
Whether you are directly involved or simply interested in these functional areas, TAHFM membership gives you advantages that will help you reach new levels of success!

TAHFM provides an outlet for the interchange of ideas and experiences among healthcare facilities managers. Through the association, members can receive consultations on aspects of facilities management and can participate in the political process that affects their functions. Members can also receive discounts on registration to educational sessions, an annual exhibit show designed for the field, and a quarterly newsletter.

TAHFM membership is available to those with healthcare facilities management responsibilities including, but not limited to plant operations, engineering, environmental services, emergency management, safety, security, telecommunications/computer technology, biomedical technology and other related professional services.

 

Our Mission

To assist our membership in professional development through support, education and collaboration.

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History of the Organization

Conception… The organization was originally formed at Harris Hospital on February 15,1958, as the North Central Texas Hospital Engineer's Association. In November 1969, the Association affiliated with the Texas Hospital Association becoming the Texas Association of Hospital Engineers. In April 1991, the Association changed its name to the Texas Association of Healthcare Facilities Management or TAHFM.

History… The Texas Hospital Association managed TAHFM until 1995 at which time it was decided that the management would be transferred into HealthShare (a subsidiary of the Texas Hospital Association). In 1996, times were hard financially for many of the societies. TAHFM was taken under an umbrella corporation entitled TAHP. This corporation was designed to help the group of societies being managed by HealthShare/THA to remain financially viable. It was thought that sharing expenses and resources would be a financial tool for the organizations. This effort failed. The corporation was dissolved and the societies became individual entities once again. TAHFM was merged with 3 other organizations in 1999 to form a consortium that could provide membership services to fields related within the healthcare industry. These were Texas Association of Healthcare Materials Management, Texas Society of Sterile Processing Professionals, and the Texas Society of Healthcare Environmental Services, many of which are still members of TAHFM today. The name of the new merger was Texas Association of Healthcare Support Services or TAHSS. In August 2002, the Texas Hospital Association and its subsidiaries made the decision to cease providing management services to the societies. The financial condition of TAHSS was very grim at this time. TAHFM decided to separate itself from the merged group and focus its efforts on regaining financial composure and providing a more positive approach at providing significant member benefits tailored directly to facilities management and/or environmental services.

As of September 1, 2002 TAHFM was once again “on its own” and managed independently. TAHFM became a 501 (C)(3) organization and was organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Those purposes include: To advance the use of sound, safe and modern facility management in all Texas hospitals and related health care facilities and to interchange ideas and experiences and otherwise encourage close cooperation among health care facility managers, thereby furthering the education and personal development of its membership for more effective individual and group contribution to optimum patient care.

Rick Scivally
President
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital
Director - Engineering, Safety & Security
John Wilson
President-Elect
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Director, Planning, Design and Construction
Michael Hatton
Past-President
Memorial Hermann Health System
Vice-President
Mark Taylor
Executive Director
Lydia Rudy
Account Manager

Region 1

Justin Tomlin
Red River Hospital
Director of Plant Operations

Region 2

Noe Del Bosque
Midland Memorial Hospital
VP Hospitality Services

Region 3

Rodney Mitchell
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital Plano
Director of Plant Operations

Region 4

Dennis Ford
Texas Children’s Hospital
Director, Facilities Engineering

Committee 5

Gary Fitzjarrell
Texas Health Resources
Vice President Facilities Management

Region 6

Thomas Moss
East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System
Director, Outside Maintenance & Construction Services

Region 7

Elvin Rayford
CHI St. Joseph
 

Region 8

Lorrie Elizarraraz
University Health System
Executive Director of Plant Engineering

At-Large

Eric Herrera
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
Director of Engineering

At-Large

John Franks
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Director, Facilities

Associate Director

Sean Goings
DAC, Inc.
President

Associate Director

Mark Fratto
Fratto Engineering
 
Vacant
Region 1
Chris Willis
Region 2
Midland Memorial Hospital
Vacant
Region 3
Allan Watkins
Region 4
Memorial Hermann Hospital Systems
Manager, Engineering and Facilities
Richard Martinez
Region 4
St. Luke's Hospital - TMC
Director, Facilities/Safety
David Holzen
Region 4
Texas Children's Hospital
Assistant Director, Facilities Operations
Jacob McCall
Region 4
Memorial Hermann Sugarland Hospital
Director, Engineering
Yeqiao Zhu
Region 4
U.T. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Steven Fox
Region 5
Texas Health Arlington Memorial
Rodney Mitchell
Region 5
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital Plano
Director of Plant Operations
Megan Lilli
Region 5
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth
Director, Engineering
Gaylene Stengel
Region 5
Texas Health Resources
EOC Program Manager, Environment of Care
Michael Wood
Region 5


Lance Mendiola
Region 5
CHRISTUS Health
System Director
Wayne Goodman
Region 7
Heart Hospital of Austin
Director, Facilities Management
Wayne Goodman
Region 7
Heart Hospital of Austin
Director, Facilities Management
Elvin Rayford
Region 7
CHI St. Joseph
Rudy Quintanilla
Region 7
Seton Healthcare Family
Director of Facilities
Kevin LaGrone
Region 8
Peterson Regional Medical Center
Director of Facilities Management
Joe Garcia
Region 8
J&J Worldwide Services
Operations Supervisor

Thank you to our 2018 Diamond & Platinum Sponsors

TAHFM is the state chapter representing American Society of Healthcare Engineering & Association for the Healthcare Environment
PO Box 1056 | Leander, TX 78646 | Phone: 512-220-4291 | Fax: 512-692-2651