Doug Erickson


Facility Guidelines Institute

Douglas S. Erickson, FASHE, CHFM, HFDP, CHC, has expertise in healthcare facilities planning, design, and construction with more than 46 years of industry experience, and for 26 years was the principal advocate representing the American Hospital Association (AHA)/American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) membership on national codes, standards, and built environment committees.

Doug currently serves as the CEO of Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI), a not-for-profit organization responsible for producing the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities and whose mission is to produce consensus-based guidelines in healthcare. He is a founding board member of FGI and has had a leadership position with the Guidelines since 1985 and a committee member since 1978. Doug was the chair of the 2018, 2014, and 2010 editions and vice-chair of the 1987, 1992/92, 1996/97, 2001 and 2006 editions.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering at the University of Illinois/Champagne-Urbana and is the past Deputy Executive Director of ASHE; Director of Planning, Design and Construction for the AHA; and the Director of Engineering for the Joint Commission in Chicago, IL. Doug was also selected for ASHE’s highest membership award in 2013 – The Crystal Eagle.

Doug is also the senior health care facility advisor to Specified Technologies, Inc., the premier firestop authority, providing consultation and strategic leadership on the health care built environment.