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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 , CAE
Association Executive

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

Jacob McCall
Memorial Hermann Sugarland Hospital
Director, Engineering

Region 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

Allan Watkins
Memorial Hermann Hospital Systems
Manager, Engineering and Facilities

Associate Director

Sean Goings
DAC, Inc.
President

Associate Director

Mark Fratto
Fratto Engineering

Region 1

Vacant

Region 2

Chris Willis
Midland Memorial Hospital
Facilities Manager

Region 3

Vacant

Region 4

Craig Ayers
Memorial Hermann Northeast Campus
Director of Facilities Engineering

Region 4

Sergio Guzman
Memorial Hermann Sugar Land
Team Leader, Plant Operations

Region 4

Jason Kime
Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
Facilities Engineering Manager

Region 5

Megan Lilli
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth
Director, Engineering

Region 5

Gaylene Stengel
Texas Health Resources
EOC Program Manager, Environment of Care

Region 5

Michael Wood
Parkland Hospital
Director, Facilities Support Services

Region 5

Lance Mendiola
CHRISTUS Health
System Director

Region 5

David Zents
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Flower Mound
Facilities Director

Region 7

Carl Craddock
St. David's South Austin Medical Center
Director of Facilities Management

Region 7

Wayne Goodman
Heart Hospital of Austin
Director, Facilities Management

Region 7

Mark Smith
Baylor Scott & White Health Hillcrest Waco
Director of Facilities

Region 7

Rudy Quintanilla
Seton Healthcare Family
Director of Facilities

Region 7

Joshua Vaught
Encompass Health
Plant Operations Manager

Region 8

Vacant

Michael Hatton
2015-2017
Bert Gumeringer
2013-2015
Antonio Suarez
2011-2013
Terry Scott
2009-2011
Steve Lowe
2007-2009
Mark Kenneday
2006-2007
David Zents
2005-2006
Bill Irwin
2004-2005
Glenn Spradlin
2003-2004
Kenny Holder
2002-2003
Hal Shaw
2001-2002
John Wallace
2000-2001
Stu Smith
1999-2000
Walt Kowalik
1998-1999
Jerry Teel
1997-1998
Gene Hildman
1996-1997
Robert C. Paul
1958-1959

Thank you to our 2019 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