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Published On 10/31/2022
The Association of Medical Facility Professionals (AMFP) NYC Chapter hosted its annual Golf
Classic & Clinic on Monday, October 3, 2022, at Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, New York.
This was the inaugural golf outing for the chapter that formed in 2020.
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Published On 9/23/2021
John W. Rogers, FAIA, FACHA, has been named AMFP’s national treasurer, succeeding Lily Salkoff who has been holding the dual role of treasurer for the national board and Central Florida chapter. His two-year term begins Oct. 1.
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Published On 8/23/2021
The launch of AMFP Houston may have been postponed by the pandemic, but the delay only added more excitement to the kickoff event, July 14, 2021. As the RSVPs rolled in, planners Rod Armstrong, AMFP board member in charge of chapter development, and Bob Del’Ve, new AMFP Houston president, quickly changed venues to accommodate the crowd.
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Published On 8/23/2021
Members of AMFP Chicago pitched in June 8, 2021, to help staff the Rx Mobile Food Pantry’s drive-through food distribution in Hinsdale, Illinois.
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Published On 6/18/2021
Registration has opened for the 2021 Healthcare Design Expo & Conference which will be held Oct. 23 – 26 in Cleveland, Ohio. AMFP, an HCD Association Partner, has selected 28 presenters representing eight different health systems to deliver 10 sessions for the AMFP Facilities, Project & Asset Management Track. AMFP members save 10 percent on registration by using code AMFP10.
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AMFP Announcements

Published On 3/18/2020
You can help ensure safe operations of your facility during the coronavirus pandemic by monitoring and controlling six areas.
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Published On 12/13/2019
IFHE Digest, the official magazine of the International Federation of Healthcare Engineering (IFHE), has published its 2020 issue. The magazine is available to AMFP members through the association's IFHE membership.
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Published On 10/29/2019
New York City's healthcare real estate professionals are finding growing demand for life science space, leading to a fast-growing new industry. Derek Brand, COO, NewYorkBio, commented at the 2019 New York Hospital, Outpatient Facilities & Medical Office Buildings Summit in September, co-hosted by SquareFootage.net and AMFP, that the city's tremendous pipeline of talent coupled with its strong network of hospitals, lab space and academic institutions make the study of life sciences a natural fit for the city.
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Published On 10/29/2019
The first rule of medicine is to "do no harm," but what about medical facilities? What responsibility do today's healthcare to do no harm to the world in which their patients reside? This was the question poised in an article from AMFP vice president Chris Roberts, Healthcare Global Solutions Architect for Schneider Electric, published in the September/October 2019 issue of Medical Construction + Design Magazine.
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Published On 10/29/2019
Healthcare facility managers know that compliance is an ongoing challenge. But Sukhjit Tom Singh, Director for Facilities Environment of Care Compliance at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, says that challenge is particularly trying when it comes to solving behavioral issues. "Top hospitals put in place electronic systems to proactively inspect building conditions. The behavioral side is always a challenge," Singh said at the 2019 New York Hospital, Outpatient Facilities & Medical Office Buildings Summit in September.
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Published On 9/30/2019
Of the 68 greenest hospitals of 2018, eight were in the Upper Midwest region. So in July 2019, AMFP Upper Midwest opted to harness the insight of those professionals leading local sustainability efforts for a discussion on How and Why Healthcare Institutions are Choosing for Sustainability.
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Published On 9/13/2019
In their latest book, Building with Certainty: Empowering the Astute Owner with Evidence-Based Construction, Robert Levine and Georgeann Burns lay out a roadmap to using proven evidence-based construction tools and methods for capital project development, helping facility owners become more astute to drive successful project completions.
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Published On 8/5/2019
The Association of Medical Facility Professionals (AMFP) has elected Jeffrey Kent, president of Kent Healthcare Facilities Advisory, to the role of President, effective immediately.
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Published On 3/21/2019
High demand is pushing South Florida health systems to new limits. Presenters at the South Florida Hospitals, Outpatients Facilities & Medical Office Buildings Summit March 6 in Miami discussed how health systems are adapting to meet this demand.
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Published On 2/18/2019
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) 2019 Global Conference in Orlando. The theme of the event was “Champions of Healthcare Unite” and it really inspired and motivated me to become one of those champions. I feel we are all privileged to work in healthcare and contribute to patient outcomes, and as a facility professional I know how important the non-core services are to frontline services. And I equally know the challenges we all face today given the rapid evolution of technology and the expectation to do more with less.
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Published On 1/23/2019
Healthcare leaders discuss how facilities managers are becoming more strategic in their investment decisions, during the Dec. 2018 California Hospital, Outpatient Facilities & Medical Office Buildings Summit, organized by SquareFootage.net.
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Published On 1/14/2019
If you’ve finally wrapped your head around the vast changes laid out in the 2018 edition of the Facility Guidelines Institute’s Guidelines for Design and Construction, then FGI is eager for your input on its 2022 revisions.
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Published On 1/3/2019
The first big bang of 2019 in healthcare has come early with the formation of the Association of Medical Facility Professionals (AMFP). AMFP’s mission is to serve the needs of the healthcare built environment.
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Published On 10/28/2022
Interested in building relationships at the national level while helping AMFP grow? Please review the available national board of directors’ roles and submit an online application. Those interested in serving as a committee member also should submit their qualifications as each director will be forming a committee to execute the responsibilities.
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Published On 9/14/2022
Welcome to the future of AMFP! AMFP is focused on advancing the future of the healthcare built environment. The qualities that make our organization truly different are grounded in the impact AMFP wants to create – on its members, community, profession, and the world.
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Published On 8/2/2022
With more than 30 years of healthcare operational and construction experience, Beth
Melchi, The Boldt Company's national healthcare business development director, has agreed to fill the
volunteer role of national membership chair for the Association of Medical Facility
Professionals (AMFP).
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Published On 7/19/2022
Described by colleagues as a people connector and a strategic business development
professional, Marcia Musico, SmithGroup’s director of business development, has been
appointed National Sponsorship Chair for the Association of Medical Facility Professionals
(AMFP).
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Published On 3/18/2022
The Association of Medical Facility Professionals (AMFP) has formed its 9th chapter in Charlotte, NC, and named Jennifer O’Donnell, FreemanWhite, as the chapter’s first president.
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Published On 12/31/2021
Effective Feb. 1, 2022, the membership fees for AMFP Strategic Partners will increase from $95 to $195. Student dues will decrease from $40 to $20. Other membership classifications remain at their current rate.
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Published On 10/14/2020
AMFP Chicago’s Board of Directors has a new president, Mary Basel Christopher. Mary has exemplified a passion and focus for leading an outstanding association dedicated to educating healthcare and medical facility professionals on leading trends in the healthcare-built environment. Mary has proven instrumental as a connector, a team player and a leader who is flexible and adaptable to the evolving healthcare environment, during a pandemic and otherwise.
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Published On 9/21/2020
The Association of Medical Facility Professionals continues to grow even in the midst of COVID-19 disruptions with the addition of its New York City chapter. Formation of the chapter was formally approved in early September 2020. More than 125 New York City-area healthcare built-environment professionals have already joined.
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Published On 7/29/2020
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Published On 5/18/2020
After record construction for medical offices in 2019, a slowdown was already projected for 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now, scheduled starts are being delayed, and what this means in the months ahead.
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Published On 4/28/2020
Medical office tenants are seeking rent relief from their landlords today, but a portion of healthcare real estate stakeholders see today’s crisis as an opportunity to invest in much-needed infrastructure for tomorrow. That’s according to the results of a new COVID-19 impact survey for owners, managers, agents and investors in medical real estate recently conducted by Revista, owner of the nation’s most authoritative medical buildings database.
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Published On 4/10/2020
Every healthcare profession has its own set of myths, and the healthcare construction industry is no exception. In this new article from Healthcare Business Today, AMFP pas president Mike Wood shares the truth about the four most common healthcare construction management myths.
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Published On 4/6/2020
The International Federation of Healthcare Engineering (IFHE), with support from the Association of Medical Facility Professionals (AMFP) and Mazzetti, has launched its first ever Global Healthcare Energy Awards. The awards aim to encourage healthcare facilities around the world to commit to a reduction in energy use that will ultimately lessen the entire global health system’s intensive carbon footprint, all through a simple energy tracking process.
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Published On 4/6/2020
Our April 2 webinar, Managing Your Healthcare Construction Project in the Midst of COVID-19. For your convenience, an on-demand version of this webinar is now available.
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Published On 3/25/2020
The Association of Medical Facility Professionals (AMFP) has revamped its website to better connect its members to the resources that help them strategically plan, design, build and maintain healthcare facilities that serve their staff and patient populations.
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Tips, Tricks & Traps

Published On 10/16/2015
Never assume that all solid surfaces result in the same performance at your facility. There’s a good reason this assumption may bring grief down the road: they’re not all made the same way.
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Published On 10/16/2015
Believe it or not, healthcare providers looking to revamp traditional office or retail buildings for medical use might find lower rental rates, expand services they might potentially offer and open up hidden square footage simply by paying careful attention to elevator selection.
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Published On 9/17/2015
When flooring failures occur, the initial reaction is to point the finger of blame at the installer or flooring material manufacturer. Well, look deeper as the stage often has been set for failure before the installer arrives.
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Published On 9/17/2015
The cost of flooring materials and installation may only be 2 to 5 percent of your entire construction project, but if that floor fails the costs can climb as high as 10 to 15 percent of your project — or higher.
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Published On 8/21/2015
If there's one expert you want onboard early during the design phase of a new addition or new facility, it's a code and/or life safety expert.
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Published On 8/7/2015
When improving health is your organization's mission, it would be a shame to let poor air sneak in and ruin all of your hard work. Yet all too often poor air filtration can let bacteria, dust and even mold spores into spaces that require the highest levels of cleanliness.
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Published On 7/17/2015
Neither your engineer nor architect set out to design an inefficient facility, and it’s doubtful that your construction manager intended to build one. All the same, not all of today’s high-performance healthcare designs end up living up to their promised performance.
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Published On 6/16/2015
Firestops and barriers are consistently among the most frequently cited compliance shortcomings by healthcare facility surveyors.
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