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Let's Talk CodeDecember 7, 2017
Baptist Health Lexington Education Center
1800 Nicholasville Road
Lexixngton, KY 40503
John D. Maurer, SASHE, CHFM, CHSP - Engineer, Department of EngineeringJohn Maurer is currently an Engineer in the Department of Engineering at The Joint Commission. In this role, he provides support for the Environment of Care, Emergency Management, and Life Safety standards including interpretation of the standards, review of survey reports, Intracycle Monitoring conference calls, faculty for educational programs, and survey activity. He is also a member of the emergency management team providing relevant information to the healthcare community, and works closely with the Joint Commission’s Office of Quality and Patient Safety.
Mr. Maurer came to The Joint Commission in 2007. He has over 20 years experience in facilities management across three hospitals in the Chicago area ranging from 87 to 250 beds (most recently while serving as a Life Safety Code Surveyor). In addition to normal facilities functions, Mr. Maurer was responsible for several construction projects, energy reduction and efficiency initiatives, property management, and safety programs.
Mr. Maurer is a Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager (CHFM), a Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP), and a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), serving on three technical committees for NFPA 99. He was vice chair of the emergency management committee for the 2018 Facilities Guidelines Institute’s (FGI) Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals. In addition, he is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) with Senior (SASHE) status serving on the ASHE Board of Directors for the 2016-17 term. He is also a member of the Healthcare Engineers Society of Northern Illinois (HESNI), serving on its Board of Directors from 2008 to 2015 and as President for 2010 and 2011, providing education, development, and support for facility professionals.
Mr. Maurer received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL.
Sharon S. Gilyeat, P.E. - Koffel AssociatesMs. Gilyeat has a B.S. in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland and has over 35 years of experience. She has developed and taught courses on NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, the Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES), and NFPA 99, Standard for Health Care Facilities. She currently is a Subject Matter Expert and instructor for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Basic Life Safety Code and NFPA 99 courses. She also assisted in the development of these courses, which is the fundamental training offered to CMS fire and life safety code surveyors.
Ms. Gilyeat has worked extensively with The Joint Commission Statement of Conditions program over the last 25 years. She provides consultation to numerous hospitals and nursing homes throughout the country and assists them in achieving and maintaining compliance with The Joint Commission and CMS fire and life safety requirements.
Ms. Gilyeat is active in the NFPA Codes and Standards development process. She serves on the NFPA 99 Technical Committees on Health Care Management and Security. She is also on the NFPA 99 Technical Correlating Committee. She currently chairs NFPA 115 on Lasers and is a member and past-chair of NFPA 82, Technical Committee on Incinerators and Waste Handling Systems.
She is a registered Professional Engineer in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC and served three terms as a Maryland State Fire Commissioner.
The 2012 edition of NFPA 101 and Its Impact on Health Care Facilities – Significant ChangesThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services adopted of the 2012 edition of NFPA 101. This presentation will highlight the impact of the 2012 edition of NFPA 101 and the rationale behind the changes from the 2000 edition. The presentation will focus on new suite provisions, changes in egress requirements, smoke barriers, and other changes that affect health care design. It will also include some common deficiencies found in existing health care facilities.