2016 Healthcare Coalition Conference - Speakers
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Workplace Violence - Active Shooter Education

Joseph V. Bellino
Director of Public Safety, Gwinnett Health System

Joseph V. Bellino, CHPA is currently the Director of Public Safety, Gwinnett Health System. Prior to joining Gwinnett Health System he served as a Life Safety Code Surveyor for the Joint Commission. He has 24 years’ leadership experience in Healthcare Safety, Security, Environment of Care, Safety Officer, Emergency Management, Hospital Law Enforcement, Facilities and Construction.

Mr. Bellino also has served as a Narcotics Detector Dog Handler United States Air Force, Municipal Police Officer, where he developed Community Crime Prevention Programs, budgeted and implemented a police canine program; and in federal service as a Special Agent, Department of Justice.

Mr. Bellino is credentialed by the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety as a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator. He possesses a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Thomas A. Edison University and a Master’s of Science in Human Resource Development from Mc Daniel College.

His professional memberships include, Life Member International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (for which he served as vice-chairperson of DFW Chapter and founding officer IAHSS DFW Chapter Charter), and served on the International Board of Directors in various positions to include President of the IAHSS.

Recognition includes Air Force Commendation Medal with Citation; Airman of the Quarter, Below the Zone Promotion, Officer of the Month 1982 and 1984, James Collins Congressional Medal, and a citation from the United States Secret Service. Mr. Bellino has numerous letters of commendations.

Mr. Bellino served for ten years as a member of several DHS and HHS committees and was co-chair of the Joint Advisory Working Group on healthcare security.

A resident of Holly Springs, South Carolina Mr. Bellino is married and has five children. His hobbies include, boating, camping, woodworking, and quality family time.


Session Title: Workplace Violence - Active Shooter Education

Abstract: This presentation is based on an article the speaker had published in the March 2016 edition of Campus Safety Magazine. St. Luke’s University Health Network, is a seven hospital health system with more than 200 freestanding patient care facilities. St. Luke’s and other health systems in their region have been noticing an increase in threats and violence occurring at ambulatory care sites, allied physician offices and other freestanding locations that are not part of a main hospital campus. This presentation identifies violence risks associated with the various types of patient care services administered at freestanding facilities and provides advice on mitigation strategies, particularly where no police or security officers are assigned.


Work Place Violence Prevention - Threat Assessment Teams

Joseph V. Bellino
Director of Public Safety, Gwinnett Health System

Joseph V. Bellino, CHPA is currently the Director of Public Safety, Gwinnett Health System. Prior to joining Gwinnett Health System he served as a Life Safety Code Surveyor for the Joint Commission. He has 24 years’ leadership experience in Healthcare Safety, Security, Environment of Care, Safety Officer, Emergency Management, Hospital Law Enforcement, Facilities and Construction.

Mr. Bellino also has served as a Narcotics Detector Dog Handler United States Air Force, Municipal Police Officer, where he developed Community Crime Prevention Programs, budgeted and implemented a police canine program; and in federal service as a Special Agent, Department of Justice.

Mr. Bellino is credentialed by the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety as a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator. He possesses a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Thomas A. Edison University and a Master’s of Science in Human Resource Development from Mc Daniel College.

His professional memberships include, Life Member International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (for which he served as vice-chairperson of DFW Chapter and founding officer IAHSS DFW Chapter Charter), and served on the International Board of Directors in various positions to include President of the IAHSS.

Recognition includes Air Force Commendation Medal with Citation; Airman of the Quarter, Below the Zone Promotion, Officer of the Month 1982 and 1984, James Collins Congressional Medal, and a citation from the United States Secret Service. Mr. Bellino has numerous letters of commendations.

Mr. Bellino served for ten years as a member of several DHS and HHS committees and was co-chair of the Joint Advisory Working Group on healthcare security.

A resident of Holly Springs, South Carolina Mr. Bellino is married and has five children. His hobbies include, boating, camping, woodworking, and quality family time.


Session Title: Work Place Violence Prevention - Threat Assessment Teams

Abstract: Healthcare by its very nature is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our patients, visitors, and staff.  Therefore, the healthcare industry should not tolerate acts or threats of physical violence, including coercion, intimidation, or harassment, that effect the healthcare organization and have a method to respond to such threats and/or acts of violence.

A proactive approach in the prevention of Workplace Violence is the establishment of a multi-disciplinary Team to assess potential or actual workplace violence threats through the use of a proactive approach - Threat Assessment Team.

1.    The healthcare Threat Assessment Team defined.
2.    The healthcare Threat Assessment Team responsibilities.
3.    Workplace Security analysis defined and conducted.
4.    Training and Education
5.    Case Study and group discussion
At the conclusion of the session participants will have an understanding of establishing and implementing a Workplace Violence Threat Assessment Team. A sample copy of a policy/procedure and a Threat Assessment algorithm will be provided to participants.


Condition Based Monitoring: Your Reliability Centered Maintenance Enabler

Lance Bisinger
Principal, Allied Reliability, Inc.

As a Principal for Allied Reliability Group, Lance represents the entire range of company products and services. His decades as a practitioner developing and implementing consulting solutions affords him unparalleled insight when partnering with clients to design reliability solutions. Lance’s experience and qualifications include machinery troubleshooting and problem solving; Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA); shop and field balancing; reliability program evaluation, implementation, and management; quality control and quality assurance; and project management. Industries served include: electric power generation, food, grain, manufacturing, water treatment, extrusion, pharmaceutical, government, facilities, healthcare and chemical. Lance designed a seminar integrating multiple technologies to electrical assets and has designed and delivered training seminars on OEM-specific products, including: vibration data collector; vibration software; laser alignment systems; balancing; and electric motor diagnostics. He has also designed and trained others on: electrical Best Practices for managing reliability with Predictive Maintenance (PdM) technologies; balancing theory; all levels of vibration analysis; roller bearing failure analysis; and electrical AC and DC motor application, analysis, and theory. Lance has trained operators in sensory inspections and other specific inspection techniques for various rotating equipment. Lance served in the US Navy as an Electrician on board a nuclear submarine and has over 23 years of experience in the field of maintenance and reliability. He is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) through the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP), and his certifications include Thermography ASNT Level I, Vibration ASNT Level III, RCM Blitz, and Apollo RCA.


Session Title: Condition Based Monitoring: Your Reliability Centered Maintenance Enabler

Abstract: Many medical treatment facilities are using Condition Based Monitoring on various equipment. The benefits are widely known and most will have some example of where a technology detected an equipment defect. This presentation provides examples of Condition Based Monitoring on medical treatment facility equipment types and expands its application to after repair, new installation and energy savings.

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Medical Gas Systems Code Changes

Steve Bradshaw
Medical Gas Systems Consultant, Evergreen Medical Services, Inc.

Steve Bradshaw is the president of Evergreen Medical Services, Inc., a medical gas and environmental services company based out of North Carolina. Steve has worked as a Medical Gas Systems Consultant for medical facilities since 1991 and specializes in safety consulting, code compliance, education, inspections, testing, repairs, and design. He has worked for hospitals and contractors throughout the US while based in New York, NY, Pittsburgh, PA, and now North Carolina. Steve holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University, and his credentials include: ASSE / NITC Certified Medical Gas Systems 6010 Installer, 6020 Inspector, 6030 Verifier, 6035 Bulk Verifier, 6040 Maintenance, 6050 Instructor, and Medical Gas Professionals for Healthcare Organization Credentialed Medical Gas Verifier.


Session Title: Medical Gas Systems Code Changes

Abstract: NFPA 99, 2015 Changes Review of the NFPA 99, 2012 Changes CMS adoption of NFPA 99, 2012 Medical Gas Maintenance Training Requirements Inspections of Medical Gas Installations - hospital responsibilities.

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The HFL Advantage

Michael Canales
Program Director, Owensboro Community & Technical College

Mike Canales is a 28 year Healthcare Engineering Professional, who has worked as a Healthcare Facilities Director for 21 years. Currently serving as the program director for the Healthcare Facilities Leadership degree program at Owensboro Community and Technical College. Mike has been a long time ASHE member, earned his CHFM certification in 2003, and is a founding member and past president of the Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineers (VSHE).   Mike has expertise  in Clinical Engineering, Maintenance & Plant Operations, Security, Emergency Management, Project Management, Environmental Services, Telecommunications,  Public Water Works, Leadership Development and Education.  Mike is passionate about the professional development and advancement of healthcare facilities leaders from the entry level to the seasoned veteran.

Joseph W. Taylor
Executive Director of Facilities, Owensboro Health Regional Hospital

Joe Taylor is the Executive Director of Facilities for Owensboro Health, Inc. and its 477 bed Owensboro Health Regional Hospital located in Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky. Joe has day-to-day operational responsibility for Engineering and Maintenance, Security & Safety, Clinical Engineering, Construction and Construction Services, Environmental Services, Couriers, Grounds, and Property Management. Joe received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and his Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from The Ohio State University. He is a Board Certified Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives, and a Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager. He is a SASHE designee with ASHE and is a Board member with its Kentucky affiliate the Kentucky Society for Healthcare Engineers. Joe has served as a member of the FGI’s Health Guidelines Revision Committee for the 2014 Guidelines Revision Cycle. Healthcare Leadership has been his life’s work and passion for over 35 years.

Chris Buford
Maintenance Technician Supervisor, University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center

Chris Buford began working for University of Kentucky Physical Plant Division Medical Center in October 2001. Chris started in UK Medical Center ANNEX Maintenance taking care of Clinics, Medical Research Facility’s and six UK colleges including: Medicine, Nursing, Health Sciences, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Public Health. He now works on the Hospital side of the Physical Plant as a Supervisor for Chandler Hospital where he is responsible for maintenance of; Life Safety Equipment, thirty operating rooms, Emergency Department, numerous patient floors, 85 air handlers and all mechanical equipment.  During his time at UK he has seen the construction of seven research and clinical buildings, the construction of PAV A and the one-million sq. ft. Albert B. Chandler Hospital addition in 2008. He has also been through the acquisition of Good Samaritan Hospital and the taking over of the maintenance of Eastern State Hospital. Chris applied to UK when his wife was accepted to History Preservation Master program and he recalls saying during his interview he was looking for a challenge, and he believes that UK has lived up to that challenge. 

Before working at UK Chris served in the United States Navy on two Nuclear Submarines, the first was a Ballistic Missile Submarine the USS George C. Marshall, on this boat he based out of Scotland for three years, His second boat was a Fast Attack Submarine, the USS Billfish based out of Charleston, South Carolina. After this he spent three years as an Active Duty Navy Recruiter in South East Missouri. After leaving active duty he spent six years in the Naval Construction Battalion (SeaBee’s) serving with two units. He then transferred to the Naval Surface Warfare Center based in Crane, Indiana. He retired from the Navy with over 21 years of service. 

During his time at UK Chris has taken advantage of the tuition assistance and will be completing his Degree in Healthcare Facility Leadership from Owensboro Community Collage this spring.
 

Randy French
Facilities Supervisor, Saint Joseph East

Randy has worked in facilities for Saint Joseph since 2003.  He started in the HFL program when it first became available back in January 2014.

Ed McClure
Director, University of Kentucky Med Center Physical Plant


Session Title: The HFL Advantage

Abstract: In its third year, the HFL program has now graduated students and achieved a number of success stories from those enrolled, graduated, and employed HFL participants. The presentation will be a guided panel discussion facilitated by the HFL program director, Mike Canales. This nationally accredited degree program supported by ASHE is also expanding its professional development offerings. Those on the panel will be a wide array of HFL participants that reflect a mix of healthcare facilities experience and background.


Net zero energy, thermal envelope and ballistics rated design in a 24/7/365 critical access facility.

Chad Edwards
Principal, emersion DESIGN

Chad Edwards is a principal of emersion DESIGN, which became the first architecture/ engineering firm in the world to have a LEED Platinum office and has assisted or is currently assisting 11 clients in their goal of Net Zero Energy and Carbon Neutrality. He is a Past President of the USGBC Cincinnati Regional Chapter and the Green Umbrella, as well as a current board member of the Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council and a founding Board Member of the Coalition for Sustainable Communities. Chad, Ohio's LEED-ND Regionalization Chair, has garnished numerous awards for his architectural, urban design, interior design, research and environmental graphic design work. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati and is a regular on the national lecture circuit regarding sustainability solutions. Chad has been invited to speak to the US Senate, US House of Representatives and Ohio Governor's office on important environmental policy matters.

Ian Holten
Principal, ZH Commissioning

Simply put, Mr. Ian Holten has become a true student of the Building Sciences. With nearly 15 years of construction experience, his career in Commissioning began over 6 years ago and quickly became his passion.  Always asking the question, "how can I make this better," Ian is constantly exploring and studying new ways to broaden his knowledge of the building sciences in order to enhance every project in which he is involved. Ian is willing to take the time to do the right things- even when they aren't the easiest-in order to build trust with his clients.  Ian's dedication to constant improvement has served as a solid foundation for fostering success, project after project.


Session Title: Net zero energy, thermal envelope and ballistics rated design in a 24/7/365 critical access facility.

Abstract: With a large inventory of aging building stock that is expensive to maintain and operate, the City of Cincinnati Police Department had not built a new police station in over 40 years, and the existing District Three Police Station was over 100 years old. Challenges included District Three personnel split between two buildings and sub-standard facilities operations. It was time for a new efficient, state-of-the-art police station to serve those that serve our community. For District Three and it's 14 neighborhoods, the need for improved functionality, energy efficiency, neighborhood engagement and improved security was critical to the ongoing care of the community. As a comprehensive, integrative design solution, the City of Cincinnati chose to pursue a Design Build delivery model. They selected an architecture and engineering team to create criteria documents that were given to 3 short-listed design/build teams. The D/B team needed to provide a Guaranteed Maximum Price without the benefit of the traditional client-owner-user interactions. To prepare a proposed solution, emersion DESIGN created several design-based energy models to test massing, orientation, window-to-wall ratio, and thermal envelope qualities of their proposed design. This allowed the best performing building to be found for the program and budget. This approach, along with a budget, schedule and community-minded design solution and integrative design team, won the project. This complex project approach included many facets including a desire for community involvement, a sustainable site, a highly secure facility, water efficiency, energy efficiency and healthy atmosphere, sustainable materials and resources, and excellent indoor air quality. From an energy efficiency solution standpoint, the building was designed to reduce energy consumption by more than 48% from a code base level. Due to the Net Zero Energy goal, the project is designed to 110.34% renewable energy by cost from a fixed photovoltaic system, which is made up of 1078 crystalline solar modules and a total system DC module power of 320kW. Enhanced commissioning covered the following systems: HVAC and temperature control, interior and exterior lighting control, domestic hot water, and photovoltaic. The building has a high-performance weather-tight envelope. The roof has an R-Value of 35, and the walls an R-Value of 30. The building also has a continuous air barrier. There is a Dedicated Outside Air Unit and Out-door Air Delivery Monitoring System to ensure a proper amount of fresh air, with an Energy Recovery Unit for additional energy savings. There are LED light fixtures throughout the building and the site. Lighting and HVAC controls and a Building Automation System are employed as well. There are 40 geo-exchange wells. The designed EUI is 35 for this mission-critical, 24/7/365 facility. Project conclusions, outcomes and recommendations will be outlined including a discussion on NZE Systems and Building Structure, an overview of thermal envelope design, effective building massing, solar orientation, interior space planning for energy efficient design, occupancy schedule reviews, equipment-based plug load analysis and adjustments, solar, geothermal, energy recovery, dedicated outside air, and air changes. The discussion will also review CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) methods including construction methods for ballistics rated architecture, active and passive security methods, and staged visitor access control.

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Creative Leadership: Building a Culture of Innovation

Jonathan Fanning

Jonathan Fanning helps organizations and individuals reach their full potential and is the author of Who are you BECOMING? Through keynote speaking, training workshops, coaching, and consulting, Jonathan works to create excellence within companies, teams and organizations that are not willing to settle for “good enough.”

Jonathan was voted best speaker at a recent TED Talk conference.

A traumatic car accident and several other “Frying Pan” moments in the middle of Fanning’s career as a management consultant to Fortune 500 companies triggered a quest for a deeper sense of purpose, meaning, and significance. “Who are you BECOMING?” and “Who are you helping others to BECOME?” became central to Jonathan’s life, businesses, and speaking.


Session Title: Creative Leadership: Building a Culture of Innovation

Abstract: Jonathan delivered this as a TED Talk and won best speaker of the conference. The “innovator’s equation” is a game-changer for most attendees.

  • Learn the 5 pillars for building an innovative culture from some of history's most creative leaders.
  • Enhance the creative capacity of your organization. Practice new tools on your real challenges.
  • Engaging and memorable leadership challenges/exercises.
  • Learn practical tools and strategies for taking your personal creativity to the next level.
  • Consistently ask better and bigger questions, as leaders and as an organization.
  • Apply best practices from some of today's best and most creative organizations into your world.

Infection Prevention Construction Monitoring - A Robust Approach

Bruce Fergusson, CIH
President, Air Source Technology, Inc.

Bruce is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Indoor Environment Consultant, and retired Professional Engineer who got his start in environmental sampling by testing the efficacy of latrines for Uncle Sam over 30 years ago. Not missing that task, Mr. Fergusson has been active in hospital monitoring and testing from an industrial hygiene perspective and from an infection control/prevention viewpoint for over twelve years. Mr. Fergusson has designed test sampling from ranging from relatively simple renovations to the new commissioning of large hospitals. As a past board member of the local APIC chapter, Mr. Fergusson continues to be active in various industry associations that are dedicated to measuring and improving the healthcare environment. Mr. Fergusson is currently President of Air Source Technology, Inc., an environmental, health, and safety consulting firm, based in Lexington, KY. Air Source Technology, Inc. practices the Golden Rule and Common Sense to improve the indoor air quality in buildings throughout Kentucky and neighboring states


Session Title: Infection Prevention Construction Monitoring - A Robust Approach

Abstract: While in-progress infection prevention construction monitoring per the ICRA has been used for years, relatively new understandings about the variances of Infection Prevention monitoring methods have cast doubts regarding the scientific validity of certain practices, such as viable and non-viable air monitoring and one-shot “baseline" tests. The variances associated with current methods, associated with an understanding of more robust approach to monitoring that would withstand the rigors of litigation is presented. Additionally, features of an in-progress monitoring plan that provide for real-time feedback of adverse conditions are described. A list of peer-reviewed references and documented anecdotal data is made available for background.

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Leveraging Technology to Drive Savings and Compliance in the Interventional Platform

Christy Fetsch
Account Executive, Harshaw Trane

Christy Fetsch received her Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky. Throughout her career she has worked closely with healthcare facilities as an energy consultant. Bringing nearly 9 years of industry experience, Christy’s role at Harshaw Trane allows her to aid her commercial clients in driving efficiency gains by way of energy savings, operations, increased productivity, and compliance. Christy is a LEED Accredited Professional, as well as a Certified Energy Manager. Currently, Christy is serving as the Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers (KSHE) Sustainability Liaison.

Joseph W. Taylor
Executive Director of Facilities, Owensboro Health Regional Hospital

Joe Taylor is the Executive Director of Facilities for Owensboro Health, Inc. and its 477 bed Owensboro Health Regional Hospital located in Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky. Joe has day-to-day operational responsibility for Engineering and Maintenance, Security & Safety, Clinical Engineering, Construction and Construction Services, Environmental Services, Couriers, Grounds, and Property Management. Joe received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and his Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from The Ohio State University. He is a Board Certified Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives, and a Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager. He is a SASHE designee with ASHE and is a Board member with its Kentucky affiliate the Kentucky Society for Healthcare Engineers. Joe has served as a member of the FGI’s Health Guidelines Revision Committee for the 2014 Guidelines Revision Cycle. Healthcare Leadership has been his life’s work and passion for over 35 years.


Session Title: Leveraging Technology to Drive Savings and Compliance in the Interventional Platform

Abstract: Utilizing real-time information, critical data is displayed for clinical staff, recorded for commissioning, as well as used to operate Critical Areas in an energy efficient manner. Cross-referencing current temperature, pressure, and humidity conditions against room and procedure schedules allows for real-time decision making saving thousands of dollars.

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Energy: How to put it to work for you and drive results.

Kurt Gessner
Director of Engineering, Norton Healthcare

Kurt Gessner is the Director of Engineering at the Norton Women’s Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Kurt has more than two decades of experience in hospital facilities management, has overseen more than $200M worth of construction and improved the overall efficiency of his building operations keeping energy expenses low during a time of major expansion for his hospital. Kurt Gessner, CHFM is a past president of KSHE, a Steelers fan and an all-around good guy. Anthony Mathis is the Director of Contract Diversity at Norton Healthcare. Anthony has more than two decades of construction experience at the helm of Mathis & Sons Construction. Anthony’s role at Norton Healthcare is to improve diversity in contracting and to take on special projects. His current special project is a large scale overhaul of Norton Healthcare’s infrastructure through an Energy Initiative.

Anthony Mathis
Director, Norton Healthcare

Anthony Mathis is the Director of Contract Diversity at Norton Healthcare.  Anthony has more than two decades of construction experience at the helm of Mathis & Sons Construction.  Anthony’s role at Norton Healthcare is to improve diversity in contracting and to take on special projects.  His current special project is a large scale overhaul of Norton Healthcare’s infrastructure through an Energy Initiative.  Anthony Mathis lives in Louisville with his wife and two teenage children, loves to watch his son play basketball and his daughter run track.

Angie Stokes
Healthcare Account Executive, Harshaw Trane

Angie Stokes is a Healthcare Account Executive at Harshaw Trane. Angie is responsible for the development and sale of energy services projects for existing and new healthcare clients in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. She also plays a large role in the development and management of the overall healthcare market relationships and deliverables. Her strengths in problem solving, collaboration and project management enable her to engage her colleagues and clients and provide exceptional customer service. Angie has a depth of knowledge of healthcare facilities, as she spent the first decade of her career managing the construction and renovation of hospitals in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and Mississippi for two large Construction Management firms. Angie transitioned into business development and sales by leading those efforts for a major electrical contractor in Louisville, Kentucky and currently for Harshaw Trane Energy Services. Angie has a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction Management from the School of Technology at Purdue University (now the College of Construction Management Technology at Purdue Polytechnic) and is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana. Angie is the current board chair for Youth Build Louisville, has served as a mentor for ACE mentoring and participates in many volunteer activities. She lives in Southern Indiana where she grew up, is married to a fire fighter and has two sons. She enjoys multi-family vacations on Hilton Head Island, listening to good music with friends and family and Kickboxing.


Session Title: Energy: How to put it to work for you and drive results.

Abstract: Participants will get an overview of the Energy markets in Kentucky, the affects utility rates have on their operations, how to develop an Energy program, build the business case for leadership and implement a moderate to large scale infrastructure upgrade without Capital investment.

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Controlled Laminar Operating Room Design Utilizing Modular Construction

Andrew Hall
National Sales Manager, Huntair (Nortek Air Solutions)

Andrew N. Hall National Sales Manager, Huntair (A Division of Nortek Air Solutions) Andrew is the CLEANSUITE® National Sales Manager at Nortek Air Solutions (NAS). For over 17 years, Andrew has been in a technical sales role with many top-tier cleanroom architectural and mechanical equipment manufacturers. He holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester. Experience in engineering, construction, product development and the promotion of modular architectural concepts for both the semiconductor and life science industries has provided Andrew with a broad knowledge base in clean space design and the proper application of laminar flow systems. Andrew has managed Sales and Business Development for custom air handlers, fan filter modules, modular plenums, ceiling grids, and partition wall systems in United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. He has directed multi-million dollar projects from the specification phase until the certification phase with companies such as Merck, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Genzyme, Intel, Analog Devices, RF Micro Devices, and IBM. Past experience as Life Sciences Segment Manager at Camfil, has provided Andrew with the science behind microbial contamination control and the principles of air filtration. Andrew is a member of NEHES (New England Healthcare Engineers’ Society) and speaks at regional events around the country. Over the past few years, he had been a Course Instructor for both AIA and the Practicing Institute of Engineers (PIE), a committee created by NYSSPE to review continuing education. Andrew is also a member of ISPE (International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers) for over twelve years and attends multiple Chapter events throughout the country each year. At Huntair/NAS, Andrew’s responsibilities include supporting regional Manufacturers’ Representatives with the proper design of custom laminar airflow systems for end users, architects, consulting engineers and contractors in the healthcare industry.


Session Title: Controlled Laminar Operating Room Design Utilizing Modular Construction

Abstract:  HAI’s,“Hospital Acquired Infections”, are responsible for over 99,000 deaths at a cost to the Healthcare industry of over 30 Billion dollars per year (in the United States alone). Medicare and Medicaid stopped funding for the treatment of HAI’s in 2008. ASHRAE and the CDC recognize Laminar Air Flow systems as an effective method of reducing the incident of sepsis which is a main contributor to these infections. An airflow management strategy utilizing a Laminar Flow system must be evaluated for incorporation into any HAI reduction plan. This evaluation should include ICRA as well as a detailed cost/benefit analysis. In addition to providing more control over the design of laminar flow systems to optimize aerobiological and airflow control, architectural ceiling systems utilizing a modular installation approach can be a cost effective and time saving method.


Emergency Department Violence, "An examination of this major problem and the top three measures that can make a positive impact in your ED ASAP."

Scott Hill
Director of Environmental Safety/Security, King's Daughters Medical Center

Scott is the Director of Safety/Security/Transportation as well as Chief Privacy Officer at King’s Daughters Health System in Ashland Kentucky. Scott’s security program is one of the first programs be an “Accredited Program of Distinction" as sanctioned by the IAHSS. Scott has worked at KDMC for over 22 years. He is Board Certified in Security Management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) as sanctioned by the American Society for Industrial Security, Senior Member of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety, and Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA). Scott has served as Chairman and is the founder of the Kentucky Chapter of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (KYIAHSS). Scott has written several articles on security/safety in various magazines and journals. Scott received his associate degree from Ashland Community College in Criminal Justice, bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Police Administration and Security. Scott also received his Master's degree in Loss Prevention and Safety from Eastern Kentucky University. Scott teaches security and asset protection classes at Ashland Community and Technical College. Scott serves as a consultant and has also devised personal safety, emergency preparedness, and security seminars he has presented to churches, civic groups, hospitals, schools, and many other organizations. Scott serves as pastor for Wurtland Church of the Nazarene. In addition, Scott is married to his high school sweetheart Michelle and they have three children Jordan, Madison, and Bryson!


Session Title: Emergency Department Violence, "An examination of this major problem and the top three measures that can make a positive impact in your ED ASAP."

Abstract:  This class offers an examination of the nature and extent of the workplace violence problem in Hospital Emergency Departments. The class will offer how violence impacts the patients/families, but also the staff. Security measures that make the most positive impact per recent research will be discussed and reviewed.

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Sustainable Air Handler Unit and HVAC Coil Cleaning

Nate Lincoln II
Vice President, Green Air Environmental, LLC

Nate Lincoln II- Vice President of Green Air Environmental, LLC Mr. Lincoln has 22 years' experience in the HVAC/Mechanical industry. Serving as a Service Manager for mid-size mechanical contractors for 10 years, and VP of Green Air for the last 5 years, Mr. Lincoln has vast experience in Preventive Maintenance programs for hospitals along with retrofits, new construction, and HVAC service. Mr. Lincoln has worked with over 70 hospitals across the southeast in developing maintenance and service programs.


Session Title: Sustainable Air Handler Unit and HVAC Coil Cleaning

Abstract:  This educational program, which has been presented to Georgia and North Carolina Societies of Healthcare Engineers, contains benefits that assist hospitals in improving the HVAC efficiency and capacity in every hospital. Improving on the HVAC infrastructure of a hospital is important. One key way to do this is to have a program in place to sustain-ably, and without the use of chemical, clean the Air Handler Unit and HVAC coils that serve these hospitals. Air exchanges are increased, air flow is increased, heat transfer is improved, along with an improvement in indoor air quality. This program will discuss low delta T syndrome that has a negative effect on chiller plants. This Green process will also greatly lower energy costs associated with operating HVAC systems within hospitals.

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Proven Strategies for Achieving Healthcare Security Program Excellence

Alan Lynch
Network Director of Safety & Security, St. Luke’s University Health Network

Alan is currently Network Director of Safety & Security for the St. Luke’s University Health Network, a seven hospital health system headquartered in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

He is a board certified, Master Level Healthcare Safety Professional, with a Criminal Justice degree and more than 35 years of public safety and emergency management experience. Alan has also received recognition as a Lifetime Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator from the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS).

He is also certified by ECRI- Institute as a Healthcare Environmental Manager, and has been an adjunct instructor with this program for more than 17 years.

Alan served on the IAHSS Education Council and was responsible for production of the Healthcare Safety Professional Certificate Manual. He was also the author of four chapters in this manual.

He is a former municipal police officer, and a US Army Military Police K-9 Corps veteran. Alan’s professional accomplishments also include being selected by Campus Safety Magazine as a finalist for the Campus Safety Director of the Year Award in 2008. Alan is a co-founder of the Pennsylvania-Susquehanna IAHSS Chapter celebrating its 25th anniversary next year and he is currently serving as Chapter President.


Session Title: Proven Strategies for Achieving Healthcare Security Program Excellence

Abstract: This presentation was originally given as an ECRI-Institute, Patient Safety Organization (PSO) webinar by the speaker. It has been modified to be more appropriate to security practitioners for this conference. It is a formula for success of a security program in virtually any type of healthcare organization including non-profit, for profit, and multiple hospital campuses. You will learn what is important to your administration, how win support for the security operation, and link your program to customer satisfaction, patient safety and revenue generation. You will also learn how to demonstrate that your security program is a quality operation by third party standards.

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Workplace Violence Prevention in Freestanding Facilities

Alan Lynch
Network Director of Safety & Security, St. Luke’s University Health Network

Alan is currently Network Director of Safety & Security for the St. Luke’s University Health Network, a seven hospital health system headquartered in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

He is a board certified, Master Level Healthcare Safety Professional, with a Criminal Justice degree and more than 35 years of public safety and emergency management experience. Alan has also received recognition as a Lifetime Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator from the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS).

He is also certified by ECRI- Institute as a Healthcare Environmental Manager, and has been an adjunct instructor with this program for more than 17 years.

Alan served on the IAHSS Education Council and was responsible for production of the Healthcare Safety Professional Certificate Manual. He was also the author of four chapters in this manual.

He is a former municipal police officer, and a US Army Military Police K-9 Corps veteran. Alan’s professional accomplishments also include being selected by Campus Safety Magazine as a finalist for the Campus Safety Director of the Year Award in 2008. Alan is a co-founder of the Pennsylvania-Susquehanna IAHSS Chapter celebrating its 25th anniversary next year and he is currently serving as Chapter President.


Session Title: Workplace Violence Prevention in Freestanding Facilities

Abstract: This presentation is based on an article the speaker had published in the March 2016 edition of Campus Safety Magazine. St. Luke’s University Health Network, is a seven hospital health system with more than 200 freestanding patient care facilities. St. Luke’s and other health systems in their region have been noticing an increase in threats and violence occurring at ambulatory care sites, allied physician offices and other freestanding locations that are not part of a main hospital campus. This presentation identifies violence risks associated with the various types of patient care services administered at freestanding facilities and provides advice on mitigation strategies, particularly where no police or security officers are assigned.

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Flooring for Healthcare - An Evidence Based Design Approach

Joe Martere
Vice President, Healthcare Segment Tandus Centiva

Joe Martere has been with Tandus|Centiva for over 15 years. He is responsible for the strategic development of key healthcare accounts throughout the country including, owner groups, major acute care and senior living clients and leading national healthcare architectural and design firms. Joe has spent the past twenty five years in the floor covering industry. He has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial flooring and has served on the Board of the New England chapter of IIDA as well as being an active member of IFMA and the CT USGBC. In May of 2010, he completed his LEED Green Associate accreditation. He has spent the last several years leading Tandus|Centiva’s healthcare market segment initiatives and is the author of their CEU presentation, Flooring for Healthcare - An Evidence Based Design (EBD) Approach. He is well versed in the principles of EBD and has presented this CEU for numerous regional and national organizations, healthcare systems and architectural and design firms. He is a past member of the Center for Health Design’s Research Coalition and was the industry expert for their comprehensive healthcare flooring checklist paper: Achieving EBD Goals through Flooring Selection & Design (published in Nov. 2012)


Session Title: Flooring for Healthcare - An Evidence Based Design Approach

Abstract: The principles of Evidence Based Design (EBD) can assist architects, designers and facility owners and operators in making better decisions about flooring in healthcare settings. This course discusses the most important selection criteria a decision maker should consider when evaluating different flooring materials that will support and enhance healing/working environments in healthcare facilities

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Beyond a Band-Aid

John Millar, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Architect, THP Limited, Inc.

John Millar, a Principal at THP and has worked in the restoration group since 1996. Mr. Millar’s focus and passion is the repair, restoration, and design of building envelopes. His work involves all aspects of building envelope restoration including forensic investigations, condition assessments, master planning, design, construction administrative and peer review services.

John graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design in Architecture from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati. Mr. Millar is NCARB certified and a registered architect in 10 states including Kentucky. Mr. Millar is a member of the USGBC and a LEED AP BD+C and O+M.

 

Sara B. Peters, P.E.
Branch Manager, Principal-in-Charge, Senior Project Manager & Facade Restoration Specialist, THP Limited, Inc.

Sara Peters serves as Branch Manager, Principal-in-Charge, senior project manager and façade restoration specialist. She rejoined THP Limited in 2015, opening THP’s first branch office in Cleveland, Ohio. Her experience includes the review and restoration of existing structures including building facades, parking structures and plazas. Sara has over 19 years of experience performing condition surveys, design, and construction administration services for their repair and waterproofing.

Sara is well known in the construction industry by both clients and contractors due to her knowledge, thoroughness/attention to detail, team approach, and excellent communication and coordination skills. Sara graduated from the University of Cincinnati, where she earned a Bachelor of Architecture as well as a Master of Science in Structural Engineering.


Session Title: Beyond a Band-Aid

Abstract: Hospitals require interior spaces that are clean and dry to help maintain a healthy environment for the building occupants. The exterior building envelope contributes to the maintenance of the indoor hospital spaces. Building envelopes must be maintained and repaired to prevent moisture infiltration, as well as condensation. Â Understanding how the structure (and the various components that comprise its building envelope) is detailed, how it performs and its limitations is key. Repairs should solve the root of the problem, and not just provide a “band-aid." This presentation will provide a road map for assessing, repairing, and adapting the building structure and building envelope.

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IPD Success - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital - Location T - Clinical Sciences Pavilion

Jerry Noble
Senior Project Executive, Messer Construction Co.

Jerry Noble Jerry has more than 19 years of design and construction experience in the healthcare industry. His experience ranges from being the frontline manager on numerous renovations; to participating in master planning and feasibility studies; to overseeing design/construct teams on award-winning projects ranging from $15 - $200 million. During the past 3 years Jerry has led the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Team responsible for Cincinnati Children's Hospital's $200 Million Location T Clinical Sciences Pavilion. His leadership on Location T has focused on collaboration among owner, designer and constructors to ensure the entire team stayed focused on the final product while maintaining the IPD principles. The results of the IPD team's efforts under Jerry's leadership were outstanding with significant savings, exceptional quality, excellent owner satisfaction and winner of the AGC Build America Award.

Kristine Justus, PhD
Vice President, Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation; Associate Director, Research Operations; Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

For nearly 25 years, Kristine Justus has immersed herself in a scientific career, spanning academic research, operations and infrastructure, and administrative enablement.  Her diverse background and experience allows her to create relationships with and to draw upon a wide range of stakeholders to create cross-functional teams and to design and implement tools and processes that ultimately lead to improved efficiencies.  In her current role, Dr. Justus oversees institutional resources—such as space, capital equipment, shared (“core”) facilities, Clinical Trials and Sponsored Programs offices, and others—that enable the organization’s translational discoveries.  She has been involved in multiple new construction projects, including quarantine, vivarium, and GMP-compliant production facilities.  Most recently, she was the executive sponsor for Cincinnati Children’s Location T project, a 15-story research tower dedicated to translational biomedical research.


Session Title: IPD Success - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital - Location T - Clinical Sciences Pavilion

Abstract: The location T project was a $200 million research building delivered using Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). IPD is aimed at harnessing the knowledge of multidisciplinary teams to remove waste and maximize value to the owner. This was done with great success on the project driving 10% savings on the overall project budget and providing an unmatched level of quality. This presentation will review some specific examples of how IPD benefited the project as well as post occupancy survey data and energy usage benchmarking.


Supply Chain’s Role in Business Strategy

Brent N. Pacanowski, MBA
Director of Purchasing, Norton Healthcare

Brent Pacanowski, Director of Purchasing, has been with Norton Healthcare for thirteen years. During his tenure he has held positions of Purchasing Agent, Contract Coordinator, Capital Equipment Coordinator, Purchasing Manager, and Director of Purchasing. He served as President on the board of directors of the Kentucky Society of Healthcare Purchasing and Materials Management from 2012-2014 and served as Immediate Past President in 2015. Pacanowski also served as a member of the board of directors on the Tri-State Minority Supplier Development Council (TSMSDC) from 2010-2015. He has been the chairman of the Norton Healthcare Inclusion Council’s Community/Supplier partnership sub-committee since 2011 and serves as a volunteer classroom educator for Junior Achievement. Pacanowski is a graduate of the Bellarmine University Executive MBA program (2009), and is a member of the National Scholars Honor Society. He earned his Baccalaureate degree in Business Administration from McKendree University in 2007.


Session Title: Supply Chain’s Role in Business Strategy

Abstract: Supply chain should be the driver of non-clinical business performance in every healthcare organization and this presentation will discuss some methods of making supply chain strategically effective. Healthcare faces challenges such as the changing political landscape, the increased demand for clinicians, the mass retirement of the baby boomer generation, and the rising costs of healthcare. This presentation will review those major challenges and will show how hospital administrators are taking a comprehensive approach to dealing with them. We will discuss ways in which supply chain leaders can participate in and lead this comprehensive approach. This presentation will also take an expansive look into ways in which supply chain goals can be aligned with the top three priorities of hospital CEO’s (Growth, IT-related issues & the application of technology, and Strategic Cost Management) in order to drive non-clinical business performance.

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What to Expect in 2017: Public Policy Updates from McKesson

Tracy Russell, CAE
Director of State Government Affairs, NE Region, McKesson Corporation

Tracy has almost 20 years' experience working with healthcare professionals. More than 15 years in professional association management and public relations, she has worked with hospitals, physicians, pharmacists and psychologists. Her business background includes meeting planning, grassroots advocacy, buying networks and non-profit marketing. She joined McKesson in June 2015 to represent McKesson in the northeast in public affairs.

States covered: Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire.

As a Fortune 11 leader, McKesson’s scope of products and services makes us the largest healthcare services company in the world. But that hasn't obstructed our view of what matters - creating solutions that empower healthcare professionals to focus on their patients. That's the power of every McKesson employee - to make a big difference in the small picture.

Supporting the states in the Northeastern Region, I work to build relationships with elected officials, agencies and other leadership. We want to better learn the states initiatives as it relates to economic growth and healthcare to see how we can be a positive partner to achieve success.

At McKesson we measure our success by the success of our customer. Our focus is about leveraging our resources to positively impact the cost and quality of healthcare. State initiatives to better serve the constituents inevitably has some focus and attention on health matters, since we touch almost every aspect of healthcare, McKesson is well positioned to be a strong partner.

As one of the nation’s largest employers, McKesson also has a great interest in the state’s economy. With more than 40,000 employees nationwide, our employees are one of the most valuable assets. In Massachusetts McKesson employees over 900 individuals and maintains a corporate headquarters for our McKesson Health Solutions business unit. We have a strong interest in Massachusetts to thrive and make sound policy.


Session Title: What to Expect in 2017: Public Policy Updates from McKesson

Abstract:

McKesson’s public policy team will provide strategic insights on issues at the federal and state levels that may impact your organization and your customers. The presentation will include:

•Payment reform efforts underway via the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (2015)
•Federal regulations through the end of the Obama Administration
•State policy update and outlook
•Healthcare policy implications of the 2016 elections

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Medical Equipment Assets and Profitable End of Life

Randy Smedley
Owner, SmedleyUSA

Randy Smedley, Owner of SmedleyUSA, has worked in the Biomedical Service industry for more than forty years. Eleven years of which were in the Clinical Engineering Department at Methodist Hospital and the remainder as a Director of Clinical Engineering in a large Kentucky hospital. His extensive experience and knowledge of medical equipment and the industry provides innovative medical equipment solutions to the healthcare community.


Session Title: Medical Equipment Assets and Profitable End of Life

Abstract:

  • Asset Management Program features needed to predict medical equipment End of Life
  • How to determine applicable End of Life
  • How to determine approximate asset market value
  • Facility Reallocation
  • Methods to sell non-used medical assets
    • Capital medical equipment
    • Consumables
    • Furniture
  • Available marketing programs for dealing with medical equipment End of Life
  • Questions and Answers

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Used but Useful - How your hospital's surplus supplies and equipment can save lives

Courteney Smith
Program Manager, Supplies Over Seas

Courteney Smith serves as the Program Manager for Supplies Over Seas (SOS).  She is the first point of contact for Hospitals and Medical Institutions who want to donate surplus medical supplies and equipment to SOS.  Courteney also works with the individuals and organizations who take medical supplies and equipment on short and long term mission trips. 

Melissa Mershon
President & CEO, Supplies Over Seas

Over 23 years ago, before Supplies Over Seas was a formal program of the Greater Louisville Medical Society (GLMS), Melissa helped the GLMS deliver wheelchairs to Louisville’s Sister City in Quito, Ecuador. This mission trip connected her to the organization as a volunteer. Melissa continued her work with SOS while serving as a member of the City Council and later as a member of the Mayor’s cabinet and his international affairs liaison. In August 2013, Melissa joined Supplies Over Seas as their president and CEO.


Session Title: Used but Useful - How your hospital's surplus supplies and equipment can save lives

Abstract: Explore options for handling surplus medical supplies and equipment. SOS medical surplus “Partners in Recycling Program" gives hospitals a unique way to recycle by providing an environmentally friendly way to recover surplus, but usable, medical supplies and equipment that can be used to improve healthcare in developing countries around the world. By partnering with SOS, your hospital will avoid direct costs associated with the disposal and storage of surplus usable medical supplies and equipment. All nonprofit, tax exempt hospitals should be proactively maximizing and documenting community benefit to meet legal requirements. Partnering with SOS can and should be an essential component of the hospital community benefit program. This program supports your hospital’s green initiatives and strong commitment to corporate social responsibility by keeping tons of usable medical supplies and equipment out of area landfills.

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Lean Principles for Perioperative Supply Management

Ned Turner
Senior Vice President, Perioperative Consulting Services, Global for Medline Industries, Inc.

Ned Turner is Senior Vice President, Perioperative Consulting Services, Global for Medline Industries, Inc. His professional experiences include: executive management and marketing, leadership management, and supply management consulting to health care professionals. Ned is Lean certified from the Kaizen Institute and in his 36 years in the health care industry, he has developed a keen expertise in Perioperative supply management consulting.

Prior to joining Medline in 2003, Ned worked for American Hospital Supply, Baxter Healthcare, Allegiance Healthcare, and Cardinal Healthcare. He received a BS in management and marketing from Indiana University.


Session Title: Lean Principles for Perioperative Supply Management

Abstract: Applying Lean principles and tools within perioperative supply management is an area of great need and demand in Healthcare. Surgical Services departments typically spend over 50% of their budget just on supply acquisition costs and that does not include managing inventory, case pick, preference cards, room turnover, space utilization, computer systems, cost/charge capture, surgeon satisfaction, and more. Suffice it to say that supply management for surgery is a significant and critical challenge for one of the largest revenue and cost centers of a Healthcare institution.


Proposed Joint Commission EC & LS Standards Revisions for 2016 / 2017 and CMS COP Updates

Jack Waisblat
President, JT Service Contractor Corp

Jack Waisblat has over 40 years of experience in Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Outpatient Facilities and Ambulatory Surgical Facilities with particular emphasis in accreditation and regulatory compliance consulting for the Joint Commission environment of care, Emergency Management and Life safety Chapter standards as well as DNV Physical Environment Chapter and AOA.

Jack started out in healthcare in 1966 working part time and summers in a hospital’s maintenance dept. After graduation from college, Jack served in the US Army Corp of Engineers, and then went on to work for an architectural / engineering firm specializing in hospital design where he started a compliance division in 1974. For 18 years, Jack was a Vice President and Senior Regulatory Compliance Consultant at a National Engineering and Regulatory Compliance Management firm with offices in several cities. Jack is a former member of the AHA/ASHE Advocacy Management Committee as well as the Facilities Management Committee, NFPA, and on the Advisory Council of the Florida Hospital Association. In 2009 Jack started JT Service Contractor Corp. and is the principal owner of JT Service Contractor Corp.; a national accreditation consulting services company specializing in the Joint Commission’s Environment of Care, Emergency Management and Life Safety Chapters as well as DNV, AOA, AAAHC, and CARF accreditation programs.

Jack received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the City College of New York in 1967 and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of Miami in 1981 and has since worked with architectural, engineering, and Regulatory Compliance Consulting firms.

As a result of Jack’s experience and expertise in the accreditation processes as well the operational aspects of healthcare facilities management, he is one of the foremost specialists in healthcare accreditation and regulatory agencies compliance management with particular strength in The Joint Commission, DNV, NIAHO Standards, ISO 9001, CMS, OSHA, APIC, CDC, AIA / GFI Guidelines and NFPA: 105, 101, 110, 99, 72, 90a, 80, 20, 25 and 13. He has provided: SOC’S / PTSM, BMP’S, Environment of Care / Physical Environment Mock Surveys, Review of Management Plans and Policies and Procedures, EOC Document Reviews, participation during the Joint Commission surveys / building tours / Document Review Sessions, as well as Life Safety Code Assessments, Risk assessments, Hazard Vulnerability Analysis, and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis services to over 600 hospitals nationwide and to healthcare facilities outside the USA under the Joint Commission International Standards. Jack often deals and mitigates with local healthcare agencies such as AHCA, IDHS, ADHS, DFS, TDH, CDPH, OSHPD Etc. and fire marshals throughout the nation.

On an annual basis Jack personally participates in preparation of healthcare facilities for their Joint Commission / DNV / AOA accreditation survey at an average of 60 Healthcare facilities totaling 25 million square feet.

The Joint Commission / DNV survey participation exposure and Jacks relationships with the Joint Commission has resulted in most facilities serviced by Jack to excel in the Environment of Care / Physical Environment, Emergency Management and Life Safety chapter compliance.

Jack has a simple approach to an organizations success in the accreditation survey process: Assess, tell it like it is, teach, provide tools and advice, and instill a continuous readiness mode culture.

Jack often appears as a guest speaker for many associations and educational conferences throughout the country/world including healthcare engineering societies in Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, California, Wyoming and Washington as well as ASHE and IFMA conferences.


Session Title: Proposed Joint Commission EC & LS Standards Revisions for 2016 / 2017 and CMS COP Updates

Abstract: Presentation will address the following:

  • TJC - Major Revisions to EC and LS Standards.
  • TJC - No more PFI’S.
  • TJC - Major Revision in scoring methodology.
  • TJC and DNV – Adaptation of 2012 Life Safety Code.
  • TJC and DNV – NFPA 101, Chapter 43 (Building Rehabilitation).
  • TJC and DNV – Adaptation of new NFPA editions: 10-(2010), 13(2010), 25(2011), 72(2010), 80(2010), 90A(2012), 96(2011), 99(2012), 105(2010), 110(2010), 1962(2008).
  • TJC and DNV- 2014 FGI Guidelines.
  • DNV – No major changes other than reference to 2012 Life safety Code.
  • CMS – 42CFR-3178P, RIN093-A091: Emergency Preparedness requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating providers and suppliers.

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