For more than 50 years, the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) has been the advocate and resource for continuous improvement in health care engineering and facilities management.

ASHE addresses a broad spectrum of issues related to the health care industry and the facility management profession. Join today, and see for yourself why 10,000 of your peers and colleagues view ASHE as their source for the latest information on industry trends and developments.


Our Diverse Membership

  • Architects

  • Clinical/biomedical engineers

  • Consultant engineers

  • Contractors

  • Facility management professionals

  • Health care construction managers

  • Health care design professionals

  • Infection control practitioners

  • Maintenance engineers

  • Plant management services

  • Safety/security professionals

  • Support service personnel

ASHE supports the health care engineering profession and health care industry by keeping members informed about the issues and challenges that face health care organizations today.

Advocacy and Representation


ASHE is your source for direction on key issues affecting the health care engineering industry. Membership gives you a voice and represents your needs as a health care facility professional. Through representation on various regulatory and standard-setting bodies, ASHE is involved and takes the lead in finding ways for hospitals to deliver the highest quality care in the safest facilities in a cost-effective manner.

ASHE advocacy actions include:

  • Reengineering NFPA 99: Standard for Health Care Facilities

  • Survey on EPA-Proposed Standards of Performance for Stationary Compression Ignition Engines

  • Defeating NFPA’s proposal for annual testing of fire and smoke dampers

Codes and Standards Compliance


Experienced ASHE staff sort out the myriad of codes and standards that affect your facility. Often, people think the solution to every compliance issue is to spend more, but ASHE knows that isn’t always possible and helps you discover the best way to demonstrate compliance. There is no “right way,” and ASHE provides you with a variety of tools and resources to help you choose the best option for your facility.

ASHE sources for codes and standards compliance include:

  • Ask ASHE, the "members-only" question-and-answer source for compliance

  • A Web-based resource library

  • Codes and standards alerts

  • ASHE resource personnel

An Information Source

Whether it’s through publications, e-newsletters, conferences, or, ASHE keeps you informed about issues that have an impact on you and your facility. When an important issue arises, ASHE is there, turning myths into reality. ASHE interprets the facts in the simplest terms and provides you with information and resources to help you resolve the issues facing your facility.

ASHE sources of information include:

  • Inside ASHE

  • ASHE Insider, Building Health, and Career Flash

  • ASHE Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition

  • International Summit and Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design, and Construction (PDC)

  • Topic-specific education programs

  • E-Learning programs

  • DVDs

  • ASHE on Facebook

  • ListServ

  • Management Monographs

Personal and Professional Growth

When you accept a position, it is important for you to continue to grow both personally and professionally. But with long hours, time becomes a valuable commodity and it is not always easy to find the time to build your professional portfolio. To help you stay on track, ASHE has developed a number of programs to help you build your professional portfolio, maintain your commitment to personal growth, and recognize your accomplishments.

ASHE sources for personal and professional development include:

  • Senior and Fellow designations (SASHE/FASHE)

  • Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) credential

  • Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) credential

  • VISTA Award

  • Crystal Eagle

  • Emerging Regional Leader

  • Excellence in Facility Management

In today's world, ASHE membership is more important than ever. For less than $2.50 per week, you get one source for the information you need, when you need it.

ASHE Member Benefits

  • Inside ASHE, our bi-monthly, web-based, member magazine with cutting-edge articles on today’s issues and the emerging trends of tomorrow

  • ASHE Insider, our weekly e-newsletter featuring short articles with links to information about issues of interest

  • Career Flash, a weekly list of job opportunities nationwide

  • Building Health, a weekly newsletter focusing on PDC trends and issues

  • Monthly Advocacy Update and special Alerts, important information about issues that affect you as a health care worker and consumer

  • Exclusive access to members-only resources on ASHE conference presentations, digital Inside ASHE, including an archive of past articles, white papers, member directory with access to more than 10,000 colleagues and peers nationwide, ASHE Pages, an online buyers' guide to industry service providers, ask ASHE, a resource for code and compliance issues & ListServ

  • Priority notification from ASHE on upcoming programs, important alerts, and industry news

  • Preferred pricing on conferences, seminars, products, and services available through ASHE

  • Subscription to Health Facilties Management magazine