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Have You Registered?

Your Complimentary Registration Includes Your Stay at the World-Renowned Gaylord Opryland, Nashville 

Join Us at the 15th Healthcare Facilities Management Forum

April 20 & 21, 2015
Gaylord Opryland
Nashville, TN

We would like to extend an invitation for you, or someone from your facility’s management team, to attend the uniquely tailored Healthcare Facilities Management Forum. The focus of the Forum is healthcare management products and services. 

Some of the registered attendees so far include: Siskin Hospital, Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, Floyd Hospital of East Orlando, Lifebridge Health, Norton Healthcare, Phelps County Hospital, Tristar Summit Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center. 

The Forum brings together VPs, Directors, senior-level facility professionals and Managers with solution providers. Over the course of one-and-a-half days, you will attend seminars, network with fellow professionals, and have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with solution providers of your choice in an informative and no-hard sell format. 

Limited complimentary places are currently available that include Monday night hotel accommodation and all meals and refreshments, including a gala dinner and casino evening. 

The 15th Healthcare Facilities Management Forum, Nashville, April 20 & 21, 2015, Gaylord Opryland
Register now for the Nashville Forum here: 

Some of the most requested products by registered Delegates include: 
HVAC/AHU, infection/mold/odor control, paving/parking lot maintenance, indoor air quality, lighting controls, water conservation systems, plumbing products, benchmarking, energy auditing and access control. 

Throwing Out Resolutions: Goals for the New Year

New year, new you, right?­­­ Not necessarily. While many of us have resolved to throw out those annual goals, there is still room to improve on our tried and treasured measures in the facility management world. We have some suggestions for making 2015 the year of optimal success without reinventing your facility and personal mindset.

Here are a few tips:

1. Less surprises, more planning.

Most facility executives emphasize the need to plan and strategize all phases of management. To save time and unforeseen hassle this year, develop a plan for all of your facility goals with clearly described steps to achieve those goals – consider including the people who will play a role, departments that can help and clear methods to make it happen. This plan will help you organize and implement your goals.

2. Monitor progress

You may spend a fair amount of time creating systems at the beginning of the year, but this will make for a lot less headaches in the long run. Develop a standard reporting procedure for your entire facility or department. Use this system to measure progress, earn feedback and really analyze the reports. This information will allow you the means to request additional resources or investments in the future.

3. Encourage growth in your team

Investing in your team may lead to your biggest payout yet. Be sure to encourage growth and self-improvement within your team. Allow your staff the tools and means to grow and be successful in their roles. You can do this by listening to their feedback and adjusting or adding to their roles to allow them to grow and expand their experience. A valuable team is your best asset, put this to work in 2015.

4. Learn from others

They say that the best ideas are often copied, make an effort this year to gain new connections. Consider joining an association of facility managers, attending a networking event or using social media to learn about your peers in the industry. By expanding your connections, you will be able to learn about other methods in facility management, troubleshoot and inevitably better your own facility. There is no shame in creating your own support network to ask questions.

While these ideas may seem fairly simple, you will find that by taking extra time to set foreseeable goals, monitor all phases of those goals and develop a valuable team – you will see all faculties of your facility improve. Let us know how your year turns out!

ACA Open Enrollment Tips for the Busy Executive

With horror stories from last year’s enrollment, the start of open enrollment on November 15th sounds especially daunting. For those of you who are busy working and don’t have time to waste working your way through the kinks in the website – here are a few tips:

Calendar: The open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace begins November 15th, 2014 and ends February 15th, 2015.

Save Your Registration for a Weekday: If you plan to register online at, beware that the website will not run at full capacity on the weekends. IT departments will be performing routine maintenance and upgrades to the site during this time. This will prevent you from creating accounts, upload documents or apply for coverage.

Call in for Help!: While the website is at high-use, you can call into a Marketplace call center any time, 24/7 at 1(800) 318-2596 or (TTY) 1(855) 889-4325. Beware though, the average call wait is 35 minutes.

Don’t Underestimate for a Lower Price: By missing a zero off of your income or slightly skewing your earnings, you may be setting yourself up for a shock come the 2016 tax season. Subsidies that help people buy coverage are tax credits for the upcoming 2015 tax year.

Avoid Stickershock:  Prepare for a hike in rates this year. Several carriers nationwide are reporting rate increased from 7.5% to 19%. Before switching your carrier, double check with your doctor to make sure your care won’t change.

HR& Employee Benefits Partners With Training & Development Summit for 2015 Seminar Topics

Seminar (Shortlist) Schedule 2015
Training & Development Summit
HR & Employee Benefits Summit 

Your complimentary attendance at either the Training & Development Summit or HR & Employee Benefits Summit includes attendance at the following seminars (more to come). Our 2015 lineup features industry-specific topics for decision-makers in the field. For more information on the events and to register, click on the event logo below:


Training & Development as a Business Strategy

The Formula for Improving Engagement Scores: Case Study
of 3 Amazing Recoveries

Hot Topic Alert!: Coaching the Coaches:
What do our supervisors really need to direct performance?

Motivating employees on a shrinking budget

Creating a Compelling Vision that mobilizes your employees to
fulfill your Mission!

Centering your organization on what matters most

Why wellness lacks results and a radical new perspective
on creating health outcomes

Too Busy Working IN the Business to Work ON It?

What is Engagement anyway?

Why Participation is so low in wellness efforts and how
to invest your dollars more wisely

The role of HR when morale, engagement and satisfaction are low

Development of the HR Professional:
Lessons from an Executive Coach  




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