The new year brings the formation of the new Association of Medical Facility Professionals (AMFP), a nonprofit created by the leaders of the former Health Care Institute, which was an  International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Alliance Partner.

“The newly created AMFP is a testament to the growing needs of the healthcare built environment,” said Kevin Gaffney, vice president and group show/publication director at Emerald Expositions, the owner and operator of the annual Healthcare Design Expo & Conference and publisher of Healthcare Design magazine. “There is room for additional perspectives, and the Healthcare Design team looks forward to working with AMFP as we prepare for the HCD Expo, scheduled for Nov. 2-5 in New Orleans.”

According to AMFP officials, the association is now operating as an independent organization and has no relationship with IFMA.

“We’ve seen our regional leaders develop strong educational content and foster knowledge exchange among professionals at neighboring health systems that previously had not communicated with one another,” said Mike Wood, national director of Construction at Medxcel and president of AMFP. We are ready to see where this amazing growth will take our industry next.”

AMFP’s mission is to serve the needs of the healthcare built environment. Its newly launched website is

Besides national activities, which include its partnership with the HCD Expo, AMFP has regional chapters in place to serve Central Florida, Chicago, North Texas, Southern California, and Upper Midwest, and expects more to launch soon. Chapters have already begun to plan programs in their regions.

AMFP is automatically enrolling HCI members at no cost as an AMFP member for whatever time is left on their current HCI membership.