Health Care Institute Leadership Team
Leo M. Gehring, CHFM, CHC, FASHE
Gehring has invested more than 45 years in teaching, consulting, and
operating in the healthcare facilities and construction.
He is currently director of engineering and plant operations at Kaiser
Permanente Sacramento Medical Center.
He formed Gehring Health Facility Resources (GHFR) in 2009. GHFR
specialized in helping healthcare facilities and construction
departments reach their highest service potential and operational
productivity. The advances are achieved through an in-depth evaluation
of the current operations, recommending necessary improvements, and then
managing the change process.
He serves as a Lead Faculty member in the ASHE Healthcare Construction
Certificate, Healthcare Project Management and Certified Healthcare
Faculty Manager Training Programs
Leo was elected President of the Health Care Institute in 2013. The
Health Care Institute is an International Facility Management
Association (IFMA) Alliance Partner.
Leo also served as a Senior Staff Consultant for Safety Management
Services (SMS) and as the Vice President for Compliance with Advanced
Technologies Group Inc. (ATG).
He was a Consultant for Joint Commission Resources specializing in
helping healthcare teams reach successful performance levels in the
Environment of Care, Life Safety and Emergency Management standards.
Leo retired in September 2008 as the Vice Chancellor for Campus
Operations at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where he
was a member of the Executive Management team serving on the
Prior to joining the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences he
formed Gehring Healthcare Enterprises. The firm provided management
system development; compliance assessment and environment of care
management consulting to healthcare delivery organizations and to
healthcare service support companies. He authored a monthly JCAHO survey
strategies column for Facility Care magazine.
Prior to Gehring Healthcare Enterprises, Leo was the Director of
Facilities Management for the University of Chicago Hospitals.
He was elected President of the Arkansas Association for Hospital
Engineering in 1992 and in 2000 he was elected to serve as the Region
Seven Board of Directors member for ASHE. He was elected as the 2007
President of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering. He was
elected President of the Healthcare Institute of IFMA in 2013.
He became a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) in 2001, a
Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) in 2010 and a Fellow (FASHE) in
the American Society of Healthcare Engineering in 2007.