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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.

John Wilson
President
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Director, Planning, Design and Construction
Lorrie Elizarraraz
President-Elect
Texas Health Resources Frisco
Safety Officer
Rick Scivally
Past-President
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital
Director - Engineering, Safety & Security
Lydia Rudy, CAE
Executive Director
Silhouette
Justin Tomlin
Region 1
Medical City North Hills
Director of Facilities Management/EVS
Silhouette
Vacant
Region 2

Silhouette
Gaylene Stengel
Region 3
Texas Health Resources
EOC Program Manager, Environment of Care
Silhouette
Jacob McCall
Region 4
Memorial Hermann Sugarland Hospital
Director, Engineering
Michael Wood - photo
Michael Wood
Region 5
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Director of Facility Support Services
Silhouette
Thomas Moss
Region 6
UT Health East Texas
Director of Plant Services
Silhouette
Mark Smith
Region 7
Baylor Scott & White Health Hillcrest Waco
Director of Facilities
Silhouette
Carl Craddock
Region 8
St. David's South Austin Medical Center
Director of Facilities Management
Silhouette
Andrew Burkhardt
At-Large
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI)
Division Director for Facility Management and Planning, Design and Construction
Allan Watkins - photo
Allan Watkins
At-Large
Memorial Hermann Health Systems
Manager, Engineering and Facilities
Silhouette
Sean Goings
Associate Director
DAC, Inc.
President
Mark Fratto - photo
Mark Fratto
Associate Director
Fratto Engineering
Jason Tate - photo
Jason Tate
New Mexico Representative
MountainView Regional Medical Center
Director of Plant Operations


Region 1

Vacant

Region 2

Chris Willis
Midland Memorial Hospital
Facilities Manager

Region 2

Jim Revis
Vanguard Resources

Region 3

Vacant

Region 4

Craig Ayers
Memorial Hermann Northeast Campus
Director of Facilities Engineering

Region 4

John Franks
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Director, Facilities

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

Robert Edwards
VA North Texas Healthcare System, Dallas VAMC
Project Engineer, COR

Region 5

Gary Fitzjarrell
Texas Health Resources
Vice President Facilities Management

Region 5

Melissa Kyle
Texas Health Resources
EOC Program Manager

Region 5

Ricky Kyle
Texas Health Resources

Region 5

Lance Mendiola
CHRISTUS Health
System Director

Region 5

Michael Rader
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Fire Marshal

Region 5

Miranda Skaaning
Parkland Health & Hospital System
LEED Green Associate Manager, Facilities Business & Sustainability

Region 5

Taylor Vaughn
Children's Hospital
Compliance Specialist, Engineering

Region 6

Blake Curtis
University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
Director of Construction Services

Region 6

Steve Lowe
East Texas Medical Center Athens
Director, Engineering & Safety

Region 7

Michael Huff
Baylor Scott & White Healthcare
CTX Division Facility Operations Manager

Region 7

Rudy Quintanilla
Seton Healthcare Family
Director of Facilities

Region 7

Joshua Vaught
Encompass Health
Plant Operations Manager

Region 8

Wayne Goodman
Heart Hospital of Austin
Director, Facilities Management

Region 8

Kevin LaGrone
Peterson Regional Medical Center
Director of Facilities Management

Rick Scivally
2017-2019
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 Annual Conference 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