Our History

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.  In 2009, Tom established Safe Hospital Services at the suggestion of a friend to be able to support his colleagues with his Life Safety and EOC expertise.  SHS initially operated as request only as a side business for Tom but has evolved into a full service fire-stopping company due to the identified needs of his peers.

In 2014, when Tom’s full-time employer was purchased, Tom took advantage of the opportunity to strike out on his own and make Safe Hospital Services his full-time passion.  For many of our hospital clients, the accreditation survey following our fire-stopping was the first time that the hospital was surveyed and found to have no unsealed or improperly sealed penetrations.

With 40 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.

Our Mission

To help create the most safe possible environment in our nation’s hospitals. From assessment to remediation, we work with our clients towards this mutual goal. Experience and education based advice focusing on cost-effective solutions for Environment of Care and Life Safety concerns. Education and training to help affect lasting improvements.

Our Team

Tom Zahorsky,CHFM, CHC, CHSP-FSM, Principal

Tom has over thirty-five years direct experience in the management of the Physical Plant, Safety and Emergency Management programs in the hospital setting.  Starting in 1974, turning wrenches at Normandy Osteopathic in St. Louis to being a Director of Facilities and Safety Officer at three progressively larger Texas facilities until 2005.  Tom served The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (TJC) as a Life Safety Code® Specialist (2 years).  He led Conroe Regional’s OSHA Voluntary Protection Program and achieved Star Worksite Status on initial audit.  He has served as board member and then President of the Texas and Houston Hospital Engineer’s Associations and is a long-time member of ASHE. He founded Safe Hospital Services in 2009 to pursue his passion of making hospital the safest they can be.

We bring highly qualified manpower to the task of fire-stopping Healthcare Facilities.  Each member of our fully accredited SHS crew, completes comprehensive training including:

  • CHFM, CHC, CHSP-FSM trained Fire-stopping Technicians
  • OSHA Ladder Safety Training
  • NFPA 101 Chapters 18 (New Healthcare Occupancy) and Chapter 19 – Existing Healthcare Occupancy
  • Joint Commission Life Safety and Environment of Care requirements.
  • Underwriters Laboratory (UL)  Rated Systems for Hilti, STI and 3M Systems
  • International Firestop Council (IFC) trainings: Basic Fire-stopping, Fire-stopping Penetrations, Fire-stopping Construction Joints, Inspecting Fire-stopping

Our Clients

With over 40 fire stop projects now completed, SHS has grown to now be able to take on even more projects simultaneously.  Our price-conscious services allow us to travel across the nation and still offer comparable or often better prices than many competitors.

Our Affiliations

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