Mission, Vision, and Strategic Plan
With more than 12,500 members, ASHE is the largest association devoted to optimizing the planning, design, construction, and operations of a health care organization’s physical facilities. As a trusted industry resource, ASHE is committed to advancing the knowledge and leadership of our members as they build and maintain health care facilities, support project teams and facility management staff, and serve patients. ASHE develops valuable resources and education programs that respond to member needs, provides a unified voice for the industry through intensive advocacy efforts, provides expert consultation and advice, and certifies health care facility managers and constructors.
Dedicated to optimizing the health care physical environment.
To engage stakeholders in the creation of health care environments that are optimal for healing.
To advance our members’ ability to design, build, operate, and maintain a physical environment that supports excellent care; quality service; safe, efficient, and effective operations; and financial success.
ASHE Core Values
ASHE is committed to demonstrating these core values as we strive to achieve the goals set forth in our strategic plan:
Integrity—Demonstrated by uncompromised dedication to being a trusted, unbiased, and honest source of fact-based information and expertise while actively supporting and encouraging equity, diversity and inclusion.
Innovation—Demonstrated by continuing commitment to achieving the best of what is possible and serving as a trusted and respected source of evolving knowledge and practices.
Fellowship—Demonstrated by professional and personal pride in being part of a diverse community of excellence with a common passion for good thinking, shared experience, and collective action where all members are respected and valued.
Stewardship—Demonstrated by our profession’s acceptance of responsibility for success of the built environment and our leadership’s accountability for effective use of our members’ involvement in ASHE.
ASHE Strategic Goals
Guided by our mission and vision statements, ASHE leaders developed three strategic goals for the organization. These goals are keenly focused on the regulatory environment, the reputation of our members, and the capacity in which ASHE serves those members:
Reputation—Our members will have a reputation as highly valued professionals who bring value to their organizations by using their specialized body of knowledge, experience, and strategic, operational and leadership competencies, while encouraging a collaborative equitable culture where policies, practices and resources are aligned so all members can thrive.
Capacity—Our members will be supported by a nimble association with the requisite resources, relationships, decision systems and work processes.
Regulation—Our members will work in a regulatory environment characterized by good science, defensible economics, informed policymaking and clear decision authority.
ASHE Strategic Imperatives
Professional Reputation: Their peers will recognize ASHE members as trusted and valued professionals. They will feel connected to ASHE at a professional and personal level. They will demonstrate ASHE values of integrity, innovation, fellowship and stewardship. They will have confidence in their ability to articulate these values to their peers and to achieve the mission and goals of their organization. Professional organizations whose members interact with ASHE members will be closely aligned with the knowledge and expertise of ASHE. ASHE affiliated chapters will value the benefits they receive from ASHE, and ASHE will recognize that strong relationships with the chapters are essential to the success of ASHE members, the chapters and ASHE.
Career Development: Increase the awareness and reputation of health care facilities management (HFM) to view the field as equitable, diverse and inclusive, offering a viable professional career with opportunities for growth with an excellent future, and ensure that health care facilities are led and managed by qualified competent professionals.
Operational Excellence: Members with responsibilities for facility asset management will plan and operate these assets through their entire life cycle—from conceptual design to end of life—at an optimal cost effectiveness resulting in operational excellence within the physical environment. They will share their lessons learned, case studies and basic key performance data among fellow ASHE members at the local, regional and national level. Their system planning and operations will support the mission of their institution by achieving highly reliable results.