Welcome to ASHE’s Health Facilities Management magazine! You may have noticed some changes since the last time you read HFM. Starting with this edition, ASHE is integrating HFM magazine and digital newsletters within its existing communications. 

This change has created a trusted publication that provides all the information and news you need to help optimize the health care physical environment. One exciting change that stems from having HFM join ASHE is that we are able to highlight additional resources related to various articles. For example, the cover story on the state of health care infrastructure is related to a new monograph that ASHE members can download for free. A box within the story calls attention to the monograph — allowing members to find related resources more easily. 

If you are an ASHE member, keep your eye out for these member-only resources throughout the year. If you are not yet an ASHE member, now is a great time to join. Dues are just $150 or $200 per year (depending on member type), and the return on investment is huge — you’ll get access to member-only resources like On Demand recordings and monographs, discounts on education programs and conferences, and unique and valuable networking opportunities. 

In addition to the changes to this magazine, you also will notice changes to ASHE and HFM newsletters. We will be sending the weekly newsletter, now called HFM Insider, on Tuesday mornings. In addition, we are offering readers a twice-a-month environmental services newsletter, ES News, produced in collaboration with the Association for the Healthcare Environment. Finally, we have a monthly newsletter focused on health care planning, design and construction called PDC News. Make sure to update your subscriptions and be sure you are getting the newsletters you want.

We are working to give members the information they need when they need it. I would like to invite you to help us achieve this goal. As a membership organization, ASHE thrives when its diverse members work together, and we all benefit from a wide range of perspectives on the issues facing our field. To become involved with HFM, consider writing an article or consider joining ASHE’s editorial advisory group. Together, we will continue to be a trusted source of valuable information.