We’re in the Peace of Mind Business.

We keep hospitals safe so your teams can focus on giving the best care possible. From above-ceiling remediation to drawings & inspections, our processes connect the dots to provide a comprehensive view of the facility’s Life Safety compliance status.


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All estimates are free and flexible according to materials and scheduling.



Fire-Stopping: Above Ceiling Inspection and Remediation

The space between the acoustical tile ceiling and the deck above is a world seldom seen but full of compliance pitfalls. From unsealed or improperly sealed penetrations in smoke and fire barriers to evidence of chronic leaks, our Above Ceiling Experts will locate, identify and help resolve these issues. Our thoroughly trained UL Rated Systems Installers ensure proper fire-stopping; including wall stenciling, fire-rated joint assemblies, perimeter fire containment and smoke and fire rated penetrations.


The Joint Commission has now clarified the requirements for Statement of Conditions drawings. With up to 15 issues to be displayed, few current drawings satisfy these requirements. Accurate Life Safety drawings are an essential starting point for the Life Safety Management program. SHS updates drawings to meet or exceed requirements.



At SHS, our goal is to affect lasting improvement at our client hospitals. We provide free webinars in support of our peers in Healthcare Facilities Management as well as customized, on-site education for individuals or groups where need has been identified. With Education often cut from budgets, SHS training can fill in the gaps.


Whether a Custom Survey or full Mock Survey is desired, SHS’s survey process simplifies the assessment of current conditions. Our reports make clear what is in place and what is needed. Where shortfalls occur, SHS can provide Policies and Procedures, Recommendations and Education. An SHS survey will provide a solid understanding of where the organization is today, and what needs to be done to be fully compliant and safe.



SHS offers pre-construction consultation to insure the proper firestop systems are incorporated into the project’s life safety plans from initiation. This reduces overall liability exposure, saves money and streamlines the documentation process. We can provide all of the submittals, certifications, identification tags and installation logs in a single package upon project completion.


I am pleased to report that in our latest triennial survey we had NO penetrations found in either of the hospitals surveyed and we were commended by the surveying team for the excellent work to eliminate this finding from the previous survey.
— Steven J. Crichton, Vice President, Support Services, CHI St. Joseph Health System, Bryan, TX.
I wanted to thank you for all your help. I have been very pleased with the way everything has gone. It has most definitely been time and money well spent and you have been a tremendous asset to the hospital.
— Chris Hougland, Director of Plant Operations, Oak Bend Medical Center, Richmond, TX
I was very encouraged by your (Managing an Effective Safety Committee) presentation and must say that it has given me a whole new perspective on the meetings that I have been doing for so long that has become somewhat stagnated.
— Angela Hatcher, Plant Operations, LifePoint Minden Medical Center, Minden, LA



We only work with the best materials available and provide a 1 year guarantee on all labor. We never compromise quality for time and give hospitals realistic schedules. We strive for honest customer service, so contracts are only paid in full when the finished work is to your complete satisfaction.

About SHS


For the duration of his career, Safe Hospital Services founder Tom Zahorsky was asked by former bosses and associates to assess their  facilities for Life Safety and Environment of Care compliance.  With over 100 fire-stop projects now completed, and only one improperly sealed penetration found on a Joint Commission survey, SHS has arguably the best track record in the industry.   It is not our desire to be the biggest fire-stopping and Hospital Life Safety consulting firm in the country, just the best.  We work hard and go the extra mile to seal walls completely no matter how difficult that may be.  Our staff works  to assure a safe facility, thus assuring a compliant facility in the process.