Healthcare Facilities Management

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Robert Blakey

Robert Blakey

Director, Sr. Instructor

M. Sc. Engineering Management


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  • Learn from a credentialed instructor who provides expertise, insights and one-on-one guidance.
  • Network, share experiences, and discuss topics with other FM professionals.
  • Stay on track to earn your credential with a structured learning experience and support.
  • Take advantage of your organization’s funding options, such as corporate tuition reimbursement.

FM College Advantage
  • 32 Hours of Instruction
  • 1 Year Access to All Course Online Sessions – even if you attend an In-Person or Blended course
  • Additional Monthly Course Webinars
  • Course Forum Access
  • Additional Resources/Links
Training Program Detailed Objectives
  • Compliance requirements for Healthcare Facilities worldwide
  • Environment of Care, Emergency Management & Life Safety
  • Healthcare Facility Management and Safety Standards
  • Planning/Design criteria for Healthcare Facilities
  • Operations/Maintenance management in a healthcare environment
  • A reliability centered maintenance strategy
  • Constructing a facility budget
  • Monitoring and managing financial resources
  • Preparing reports and recommendations for the use and allocation of resources
  • Accounting & budgeting techniques
  • Costing of resources
  • Life cycle costing
What About Certification?

While FM College is not an accreditation organization, we do offer excellent training for those planning to sit for an examination to become a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM).

We also do provide a Certificate of Completion and continuing education units (CEUs) for all of our courses.  Here is a link to a sample Certificate of Completion.

If your goal is to oversee infrastructure and facilities operations for a large hospital or medical center, your will want to pass the exam for Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) designation.

CHFM Exam Elgibility
  • You have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university AND at least three years of related engineering experience in a healthcare setting involving management, supervisory, or administrative duties. OR
  • You have an associate’s degree from an accredited college or university AND at least five years of related engineering experience in a management, supervisory, or administrative role (three years of which must have been in a healthcare setting). OR
  • You have a high school diploma or the equivalent certificate AND seven years of relevant engineering experience that includes at least five years handling management, supervisory, or administrative duties in a healthcare setting
About the CHFM Exam
  • The CHFM exam has 110 multiple-choice questions, 100 of which are scored and 10 of which are not. Certification candidates have two hours to answer them all. The exam is offered twice a day, Monday through Saturday, at more than 200 testing facilities worldwide. PSI, the company that administers the exam, maintains an online list of testing centers.
  • The questions on the exam cover five key areas of facilities management:
    • Code compliance
    • Maintenance and operations
    • Planning, design, and construction
    • Financial management
    • Hospital and healthcare facility administration

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Designed to Accelerate Your Career in Healthcare FM!

This course is designed to prepare individuals for an advanced or senior role in Healthcare Facilities Management. It will address the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to operate high performance healthcare facilities in today’s complex environments.

This exciting program combines text-based knowledge, with real-world situations to develop a blended learning workshop that accelerates the healthcare facilities manager’s development as a strategic partner to the leaders of the healthcare organization.

After completing this course, individuals should be well prepared not only to manage healthcare facilities, but to sit for formal certification as a Healthcare Facilities Manager with the American Hospital Association™ or other bodies. 

Course Overview / Compliance
  • Healthcare facilities management in context
  • Achieving high performance in FM – introduction
  • Standards and codes
  • Healthcare facility regulation and inspection
  • The Joint Commission accreditation – USA
  • Joint Commission International accreditation – International
  • TJC – standards and elements of performance
  • Emergency operations plan
  • JCI – management standards
Maintenance & Operations
  • M&O best practices overview
  • M&O strategy
  • Maintenance management
  • Environmental quality
  • Energy management
  • Technology management
  • Utilities:
    • Electrical systems
    • Vertical and horizontal transport
    • HVAC, plumbing, boilers and steam
    • Refrigeration
    • Medical gas systems
    • Fire alarm and suppression systems
    • Communication systems
  • Medical equipment
  • Security
  • Off-site healthcare facilities

Planning, Design & Construction
  • Facility master plan
  • FM project overview
  • Project model
  • Starting projects
  • Organizing and preparing projects
  • Project procurement management
  • Carrying out the work
  • Ending the work
  • Transition to occupancy

  • Accounting fundamentals
  • Budgets
  • Operations budget management
  • Financial decision-making tools
  • Contract management
  • Contracted services

  • Achieving high performance in FM
  • Planning
  • Resource management
  • Project coordination
  • Approval processes
  • Performance management
  • Communication
  • Training development
  • Operations
  • Safety