Leo Gehring

Consultant, Gehring Health Facility Resources

Leo Gehring has invested over 45 years in teaching, consulting and operating in the healthcare facilities and construction.  He formed Gehring Health Facility Resources (GHFR) in 2009.  GHFR specializes in helping healthcare facilities and construction departments reach their highest service potential and operational productivity. The advances are achieved thru an in-depth evaluation of the current operations, recommending necessary improvements and then managing the change process.

He currently 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 Chancellor’s Cabinet. 

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.