2019 Healthcare Coalition Conference Speakers
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"I See Potential in You" Life Changing Leadership

Thurl Bailey

Professional speaking, broadcast analyst for the Utah Jazz and University of Utah, an actor, and an award winning singer/song writer

Thurl Bailey attended North Carolina State University and was a key player in the 'Wolfpacks' miracle run to the 1983 NCAA Championship. That same year, Thurl led NC State in both scoring and rebounds. The Utah Jazz drafted Thurl in 1983 as the 7th pick of the draft. Jazz management reported that he was selected for the quality of his character, as well as, the quality of his game. This was the beginning of 16 years of his playing professional basketball, 12 of those years were with the NBA.

At 6'11", Thurl Bailey is often first noticed as a basketball player, but he is a man of as much depth as height. His strong sense of service has led to countless hours of volunteer work and to numerous awards for leadership and contributions to the community. Included in his awards are: the NBA's prestigious Kennedy Community Award, the Utah Association for Gifted Children's Community Service Award, Sigma Gamma Chi fraternity's Exemplary Manhood Award, the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America's American Champion Award and the Italian League's 1998 All Star Games Most Valuable Player. He has directed basketball camps for youth since 1984 where he teaches young people lessons about life and basketball. Many of his students have special needs including coming from disadvantaged backgrounds or having serious illnesses, and they attend the camps on scholarship.

In addition to professional speaking, Thurl is a broadcast analyst for the Utah Jazz and the University of Utah, an actor, and an award winning singer/song writer.

Abstract

Each of us has untapped potential that lays within us. How do we discover it to achieve a common goal?

Improvements in the Planning, Design and Construction Process through Integrated Project Delivery

Clay Seckman

Healthcare Market Sector Leader, Smith, Seckman, Reid, Inc.

Clay graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and immediately joined SSR, then a single office firm of 50 people in Nashville, TN. In his early career, Clay focused on mechanical design for healthcare facilities across the Southeast and Southwest regions of the United States. In 1984, Clay moved to Houston, TX to help open what was then SSR’s first branch office, which he managed from 1986 to 1996 before returning to Nashville. Clay is a registered Professional Engineer in seven states and specializes in project management and delivery methodologies, market sector strategy and client relationships, as SSR’s national healthcare market leader. Clay serves on several national healthcare related organizations and industry committees, including American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) Cost/Benefit Review Committee. Clay co-authored ASHE’s Health Facility Commissioning Guidelines and the subsequent Handbook. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and is recognized for his knowledge of the healthcare market and emerging trends in facility design, construction, and management.

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The intense pressure on the healthcare industry to improve the quality of care and patient outcomes, and at the same time drastically reduce the cost of that care, has driven changes in practically every aspect of being a healthcare provider. Seemingly, no operational or clinical aspect is exempt from that pressure, especially not the Planning, Design and Construction (PDC) processes we use to deliver and occupy the physical environments in which we provide those services. Those demands have driven evolution in project delivery, producing some fads over the years that have come and gone. The latest evolution, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), began to hit the healthcare market 10 to 15 years ago, and while the newness has worn off to some degree, and the trends toward multiparty agreements and incentive based shared savings programs have slowed, there are still elements of the IPD approach that have taken root in the healthcare market and are producing tremendous value in capital project delivery. Design assist teaming arrangements, collaborative prefabrication strategy development, shared 3-D model coordination, target value component team structures and other tools have survived the fad stage and are becoming mainstream for many healthcare owners. This session will overview some of these project delivery methodologies and highlight the benefits being brought to the PDC process.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the need for improved capital project delivery in the context of an ever-changing healthcare market.
  • Gaining awareness of integrated project delivery methodologies that can mitigate risk, reduce variability and improve project outcomes.
  • Recognizing opportunities where these methodologies can be employed and be effective.
  • General instruction on selecting and formulating a successful integrated team.

Environment Matters: Crafting a Customized Violence Prevention Strategy for the Emergency Department

Alan Butler

SVP, Healthcare Security, HSS, Inc.

Alan Butler is Senior Vice President of HealthCare Security for HSS, Inc. As an exceptional leader in healthcare security, Butler mentors’ senior level HSS Directors and Managers on healthcare security program management, design, budgeting, leadership skills, and team building. He is a recognized expert on the prevention and mitigation of violence in healthcare and has consulted with organizations nationwide on the design and implementation of programs to proactively protect staff while maintaining a safe, healing environment.

Abstract - Download Presentation

  • Why is Violence in the Emergency Department so Uniquely Difficult to Manage?
  • How to Craft an Emergency Department Security Plan that Works.
  • The Key Ingredients in an Emergency Department Violence Prevention Plan.

Learning Objectives

  • Why the contributing factors to violence in the ED are so uniquely different than anywhere else in the hospital.
  • How to craft an ED security plan that works proactively to manage violence.
  • How to find balance between a positive patient experience and aggression management that protects staff.

Hospitals Overspend $39 Billion Annually on Purchased Services - What are you Going to Do About It?

Chris Gormley

CEO, Medpricer

Chris joined Medpricer in 2015. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the Board of Directors. His prior experience is a unique blend of leadership role in the Cloud Technology, eSourcing, and Healthcare industries.

Abstract

According to the American Hospital Association, U.S. hospitals spend $991 billion on operating expenses. Purchased services make up for 20% of operating costs, meaning that approximately $198 billion of that overspend can be attributed to purchased services expenses. An often-overlooked sector of the supply chain, purchased services is an untapped opportunity for savings that goes directly back to a facility’s bottom line. Cost management strategies, with the help of AI-backed analytics and industry benchmarks can help hospitals save an average of 24% on purchased services. What does that mean for US hospitals? Collectively, they can save $39 billion each year.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess how their supply chain operations can implement sustainable solutions without sacrificing value
  • Ways in which a cost management platform unites stakeholders within an organization
  • How hospitals can transform provider-supplier relationships through market-driven automation of competitively negotiated contracts in order to meet their savings targets

Top Ten HVAC Operation & Maintenance Offenders

Eric Delodder

Energy Engineer, Harshaw Trane

Eric DeLodder is a graduate of University of Louisville with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. With over 10 years of experience in the Energy field, Eric's professional experience has been primarily focused on serving the industrial and healthcare vertical markets by helping clients manage their energy usage through the identification and implementation of energy savings opportunities. While working in industrial Energy Efficiency, Eric become a certified ISO 50001 Auditor and trainer, in addition to becoming a Certified Energy Manager. Eric currently works for Harshaw Trane as an Energy Engineer, while still focusing on Industrial and Healthcare vertical markets.

Eric Wilson

Centralized Services Leader, Harshaw Trane

Eric Wilson leads a team of Energy Engineers and Controls Technical Experts at Harshaw Trane, an energy services company based in Louisville, KY. His team’s responsibilities include building automation system training and the fulfillment of Harshaw Trane’s Intelligent Services offering. Eric joined Harshaw Trane in 2007 after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Murray State University with a degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology. He completed his MBA in 2012 at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Sri Iyer

Energy Engineer, Harshaw Trane

Sri Iyer is an Energy Engineer at Harshaw Trane and has served in that role since August 2008. In this role, Sri has provided consultation services on energy efficiency opportunities for Healthcare, K-12 and Commercial Office Space Customers. He has also developed and executed optimized HVAC equipment sequences. Sri began his career developing automated energy and HVAC equipment performance reports.

Dave Bundren

Controls Account Manager, Harshaw Trane

Dave Bundren currently serves as the Controls Account Manager for Harshaw Trane and has 17 years of experience building automation services.

Tom Klarer

Field Service Project Manager, Harshaw Trane

Tom Klarer is a field service project manager at Harshaw Trane and has served in that role since 2001 servicing the western and central sections of Kentucky. In this role, Tom has provided consultation, system evaluation, technician, and customer support for HVAC systems, including large centrifugal chilled water plants, Hybrid ice storage systems, Air distribution and control systems for the industrial and health care market. Tom works closely with owners, operators, technicians, and engineers to work through system operational issues to insure proper operation. Tom began his career working in the US Navy on complex ship board mechanical systems and then as a HVAC technician.

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Technicians will learn what the cost and energy effects are to the top five building automation and top five mechanical maintenance issues that they encounter in their facilities.

Learning Objectives

Technicians will come away with tangible training on how to identify the root cause of the most common issues, troubleshoot and resolve them.

Midnight Express to the Bluegrass / Sheltering East Coast Storm victims when Hurricane Florence Approaches

Nikki Schilling

Administrator/Market CEO, Signature Healthcare, Tanbark

Nikki Schilling, a graduate from Eastern Kentucky University and a licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 2001, has served in many roles from sales, business development, to operations throughout her 20+ year career she has had serving our aging population. Nikki currently operates one of Signature HealthCARE’s Post-Acute Centers in Lexington, Kentucky and also serves as the Market CEO, where she focuses on collaboration with hospital systems, physician alignment, program development, and community partners. She is also a board member for a non-profit organization called Carin For Nurses, where she is a big advocate to assist nurses to grow and flourish, or to provide a safe-haven or support in time of need. Nikki is involved in other healthcare organizations and the local community. She enjoys spending time with her husband Nathan and their two children.

Dave Carney

Healthcare Preparedness Coordinator, Kentucky Department for Public Health

Dave Carney currently serves as a Healthcare Preparedness Coordinator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He began his career in Public Health in 2006 as an IT Specialist while employed at the Montgomery Co Health Department in Mt. Sterling, KY. Shortly after his employment he began working as their local Public Health Emergency Planner. He greatly enjoyed his work in emergency planning while establishing many relationships with regional and state officials. In 2015 he was given opportunity to began his work on the state level in Kentucky’s Public Health Preparedness branch. He greatly enjoys working within the Healthcare sector and assisting agencies with Healthcare Preparedness planning.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding lessons learned from previous real world events that Long Term Care facilities are faced with in regards to evacuating residents or sheltering in place.
  • Understanding where to turn for help when agencies are faced with a real world crisis.
  • Attendees will be given a first hand account of events leading to the decisions made to move 61 long term care evacuees from Northfolk Virginia to Lexington Kentucky.

From an Energy Star 8 to an 80 – The Methodist Le Bonheur Story

Alex Lee

Director of Nashville, Bernhard TME

Alex Lee is the Director of Bernhard TME's Nashville Office. He is a registered Professional Engineer and IPMVP Certified Measurement and Verification Professional with ten years of experience in energy engineering. Alex specializes in retro-commissioning for healthcare facilities, having delivered significant energy savings to hospitals across the country.

Abstract

In 2010, Methodist Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital opened a new, 610,000 square foot hospital in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee. The 12-story facility houses 255 beds where Le Bonheur’s clinical staff treat an average of 160 children each day. The new hospital also has state-of-the art mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems. The central energy plant is designed with a variable primary chilled water system, energy efficient chillers, variable frequency drives on every pump, and fully BACnet, direct digital controls. In theory, the hospital had spent their money on all the right things needed to have a leading, energy efficient facility. However, when the facility management team began looking at benchmark operations data, the numbers didn’t add up. Their Energy Star was only an 8. At the same time, they were experiencing operational issues with pressure relationships, airflows, and moisture problems. Five years after the hospital opened, facility staff were told that they would need an additional chiller in order to serve a planned expansion of the hospital’s operating room suite. Like many modern healthcare facilities, their state-of-the-art facility simply wasn’t operating efficiently. Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital needed a way to save energy and solve their operational issues without capital expenditure. Their solution was to implement a proven retro-commissioning process that involved facility staff in the project to ensure sustained savings. The retro-commissioning effort leveraged the hospital’s existing equipment to improve building control by implementing new control strategies and updating control sequences. In the year following the project’s implementation, the hospital saw close to $900,000 in energy savings, and their Energy Star score increased from an 8 to an 80. They continue to save money in the form of reduced energy costs and avoided corrective maintenance and repairs. By reducing demand on the central energy plant, the project also eliminated the need to add equipment to serve the new operating room expansion. With on-going monitoring and measurement and verification, facility staff are supported as they maintain energy savings gained through the project. The hospital also now has a Strategic Energy Plan that identifies future capital projects that can further improve energy efficiency. This session will present the retro-commissioning process that was implemented at the hospital, discuss the key factors that made the project successful, and explain how to effectively deploy capital for energy conservation.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the key components and approach to a retro-commissioning project.
  • Describe the factors that contribute to the success of a retro-commissioning project.
  • Identify items to include a Strategic Energy Plan for future energy efficiency projects.

Current Illicit Drug Trends: No Longer the Big 5

Ryan Bonacci, CHPA

Chief of Police, Director of Security/Emergency Management, Mercy Health

Ryan is currently the Chief of Police and Director of Emergency Management for Mercy Health in Youngstown, Ohio. Prior to working in the hospital setting Ryan was the Chief of Police for the Lowellville Police and worked as an Officer for Newport New Police Department in Virginia. Ryan has been in Law Enforcement for 15 years.

Abstract

Taking a look at the current state of illegal narcotic use and where we are heading

Learning Objectives

Understanding the current trends in illegal narcotics, learn about future concerns with narcotic use, learn how to use technology to keep current on trends.

Collaborative Approach to Supply Chain

Shakaye Peters

Assistant General Counsel, Norton Healthcare

Shakaye Peters serves as Assistant General Counsel for Norton Healthcare, Inc. In this role, she is responsible for supply chain and procurement contracts, providing counsel to a variety of departments within Norton Healthcare. Prior to joining Norton Healthcare, Shakaye served as a contracts attorney, where she negotiated master contractor and architect agreements, provided counsel with respect to transactional documents under various agreements and provided oversight to a team of supply chain attorneys and contract administrators in managing contract reviews and negotiations. Prior to moving into legal, Shakaye worked for various healthcare organizations as a sourcing manager with primary responsibilities for orthopedic, spine and peripheral vascular products.

Learning Objectives

  • Increase understanding of regulatory issues and how to evaluate bundled arrangements.
  • Inform participants about the risk to their organization from equipment that connects to the internet as well as equipment that collects PHI and the need for appropriate IT security.
  • Demonstrate the value of legal can bring to the contract review process.

Emergency Power Generation and Common Maintenance Practices

Scott Schafer

Energy Solutions Team Lead, Whayne Power Systems

Scott has worked all aspects of the emergency power solutions market. Electric power generator technician 1995-2002. Power Systems Product Support Rep 2002-2009. Power Systems Sales Engineer 2009-2018. Energy Solutions Team Lead 2018 to present.

Abstract

A discussion of preventative maintenance measures for generator sets and associated emergency power equipment and systems. The presentation will focus on maintenance compliance with NFPA and manufacturer's recommendations.

Load Banks in the Healthcare Market

Steven Zitkewicz

Midwest Regional Product Specialist, Asco Power Technologies

Steve started with Avtron Manufacturing in 1995 and has held many roles in Avtron’s Industrial Automation and Load Bank Division. He is currently the Midwest Regional Product Specialist with ASCO Power Technologies, responsible for Avtron Brand Load Banks.

In this role he supports five ASCO District offices, covering 13 states. Steve assists’ each office with selecting the best solution for the customer’s specifications. He also works with engineering to help understand the changing market and helps lead product innovation. Steve also has broad experience providing detailed load bank training to customers across various industries and end customers.

Steve has He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Bryant & Stratton College.

Instructor Experience

  • 12+ years’ experience in load bank manufacturing and selling.
  • Training experience on control platforms & load bank applications.
  • Load bank training for electrical contractors, engineering firms and end users.

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Discover what is a load bank is and why are they critical in backup power maintenance. Different types of load banks and a variety of controls. Requirements to meet the code compliance & maintenance testing.

Learning Objectives

  • What is a load bank is and why are they needed.
  • Types of load banks.
  • How to stay within compliance & maintenance testing.

The Joint Commission Update

James Kendig, MS, CHSP, CHCM, CHEM, LHRM

Field Director, Life Safety Code Surveyors/Engineers, The Joint Commission

James Kendig is the Field Director for the Life Safety Code Surveyors/Engineers at The Joint Commission. In this role, he oversees half (approximately 40) of the surveyor cadre who specialize in surveying The Joint Commission’s life safety, environment of care, and emergency management standards.

Previously, Mr. Kendig also served as a Joint Commission Life Safety Code Surveyor. Prior to joining The Joint Commission, he was a Vice President and Safety Officer for a four-hospital system in Florida on the “Space Coast”.

Mr. Kendig maintains certifications as a Certified Healthcare Safety Professional, Certified Hazard Control Manager, Certified Healthcare Environmental Manager, and is a licensed Healthcare Risk Manager. He serves on the faculty of the University of Central Florida’s Licensed Risk Management Program.

Mr. Kendig holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania. He is currently a resident of Florida.

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An in depth presentation on The Joint Commission:Survey Process, Methods, and Standards Update.

Seeing the Building as a Body - Hospitals of the Future

Christy Fetsch

Intelligent Services Business Consultant, Harshaw Trane

Christy Fetsch received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky. At which point she started her care with the Trane organization. Christy aided commercial and industrial facilities and their owners or operators by driving efficiency improvements for nearly the last decade. Focusing on the energy usage and demand side management, Christy specialized in emerging energy technologies. Recently she joined the Trane Energy Supply Services team to provide clients a comprehensive energy strategy. Christy currently serves as the Sustainability Liaison for the Kentucky Association of Healthcare Engineers.

Angie Stokes

Healthcare Vertical Market Team Leader, Harshaw Trane

As the Healthcare Vertical Market Team Leader for Harshaw Trane Angie Stokes is responsible for Professional Energy Services Projects for Healthcare clients in the state of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Angie’s career began early in the late 1990’s during her tenure at Purdue University while seeking her BS in Building Construction Management. Her work has spanned from project management to business development to complex sales of construction and energy projects for Healthcare clients. With a unique understanding of the healthcare marketplace, Angie builds trust with her clients and provides innovative solutions that fit their needs, improve their compliance metrics and deliver positive financial impacts. Angie is also an active volunteer in the community, teaches Barre classes and spends time with her husband, Paul and her two young boys, Andrew and Spencer.

Jon Lehr

Healthcare Account Executive, Harshaw Trane

Jonathan Lehr is a Healthcare Account Executive at Harshaw Trane, where Jonathan works directly with Kentucky Health Systems to achieve greater cost and risk resiliency.

Jonathan partners with his clients, to support their mission of delivering quality patient care, by achieving operational and clinical objectives throughout their facilities' life cycle.

Abstract

This is not your average presentation. Getting away from powerpoint slides and creating an interactive, walk out of the room with tools scenario. The building of the future will integrate Safety & Security, Environmental Services, Facilities Maintenance, Clinical Space, and more - virtually "walk through" such a facility with us. Implementing the vision, and reaping the benefits that come from the vision, are usually halted when funding is not available. Sometimes its all in the approach.

Learning Objectives

  • How to approach integrating all stages of patient care and the Building.
  • How to get on the modernization movement (and cash-in on the benefits) for the Building of the Future.
  • Real-life talking points and scripts for funding and alternative funding conversations with Network Leadership when capital is not available.

Excellence in Leadership "From the Dark Side to Beyond the Comfort Zone"

Scott A. Hill, Ed.D., CPP, CHPA

Executive Director Community Engagement, King's Daugthers Medical Center

Dr. Hill has presented at many conferences as well as served many healthcare facilities around the country as a healthcare security consultant. Mr. Hill managed the security program as Director for King’s Daughters Health System in Ashland, KY for over 25 years. Scott has also served many years and continues to serve as the Chief Privacy Officer for the health system. Scott is also the Executive Director of Community Engagement for the health system while also overseeing the Pastoral Care Department. Scott developed the security program at King’s Daughters to be one of approximately 40 programs in the country (and one of the first) to be an “Accredited Program of Distinction” as sanctioned by the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS). During Scott’s tenure as Security Director the security department was the only hospital recognized in Kentucky by Security Magazine to be a “Top 500 Security Program” in America multiple times. Scott has served as Chairman and is the founder of the Kentucky Chapter of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (KYIAHSS). Scott is also a certified instructor for non-violent crisis intervention through the Crisis Prevention Institute. He holds a Master’s Degree in Safety and Loss Prevention from Eastern Kentucky University. Dr. Hill is an adjunct professor in the Kentucky College system on asset protection and safety. He is also a doctorate dissertation advisor and on faculty for Trevecca Nazarene University. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), (Certificate # 8705), and a member of the American Society of Industrial Security. He is also a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA), (Certificate # N0456), and senior member of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety. Dr. Hill has conducted numerous security surveys as well as served as a presenter at numerous seminars. He has also authored and published several articles on security. Scott received his doctorate in leadership at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN. Scott has conducted research and has defended his dissertation on “Security officers and their impact on the Emergency Department”. Personally Scott is married to his high school sweetheart Michelle who is a high school chemistry teacher and they have three children Jordan, Madison, and Bryson. Scott also serves his church Wurtland Church of the Nazarene as the Senior Pastor

Dr. Norman Spain

Retired Professor, Eastern Kentucky University

Norman retired with 39 years of professional experience in security management, consulting, and higher education. He is a former CPP and past recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to the Indian (now International) Institute of Security and Safety Management (IISSM), New Delhi. He has authored over a hundred published contributions and presented in over 30 states on a variety of legal issues for security professionals. His education includes a Bachelor of Police Science from New Mexico State University, Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University, and a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School (OH).

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  • Understand different leadership styles.
  • Gain understading of uncommon leadership principles.
  • Undersand how to apply leadership lesson lessons for personal and professional growth.

Unique Device Identification: Save Time, Money, and Lives

Carl Gomberg

Lead Solution Analyst, ITS Cost Management

Carl Gomberg is a Lead Solution Analyst in Premier’s Cost Management Data Services business unit focused on Supply Chain products and initiatives. Since 2008, he has worked to support the adoption, implementation and education of Healthcare Standards throughout Premier, its membership, and its Supplier Community. He has been with Premier since 2007 – leading projects related to Standards, Cross Reference, Safety Product Catalogs, ERP Item Catalog Maintenance and Master Data Management – and has 19 years’ experience in Healthcare Supply Chain and Data Management. Prior to joining Premier, Mr. Gomberg served as a Supervisor of Analysis, Training & Quality Control at Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, CA, overseeing Item Data Management, Purchasing Operations, ERP User Training and Data Analytics in their Central Materiel Management department. Mr. Gomberg served for four years as co-chair of the GS1 US Healthcare Community Advisory Board (CAB), has been an active member of the GS1 US Healthcare Executive Leadership Committee (ELC) since 2015, and is sitting chair of the Healthcare Supply Chain Association’s Committee for Healthcare eStandards (CHeS).

Abstract

Learn about Unique Device Identification (UDI): what it is, how it can impact your operational and clinical outcomes, and your requirements under Meaningful Use. Case studies and real world implementations will be shared.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what UDI is, how it's used and how to get it into your ERP and EHR;
  • Learn about Meaningful Use requirements related to UDI;
  • Review of Case Studies and Implementations and their outcomes and ROI

The Physical Environment, The Achilles Heel of Accreditation

Mike Canales

Healthcare Facilities Leadership Program Director, Owensboro Community and Technical College

Mike Canales is a 30 year Healthcare Engineering Professional, who has worked as a Healthcare Facilities Director for 22 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.

Abstract

This session explores historical accreditation issues and the very direct connection between these issues and the work of healthcare facilities.   The session also engages those in attendance to participate in interactive training on ventilation, doors, and medical gas systems.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain Understanding of the history and scope of the issue.
  • Share personal stories/experiences related to HAI’s.
  • Make Connection between each link and the technicians role.
  • Complete an interactive case study.

Public Health Response and Support to ESF-8 Partners

Dave Carney

Healthcare Preparedness Coordinator, Kentucky Department for Public Health

Dave Carney currently serves as a Healthcare Preparedness Coordinator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He began his career in Public Health in 2006 as an IT Specialist while employed at the Montgomery Co Health Dept in Mt. Sterling, KY. Shortly after his employment he began working as their local Public Health Emergency Planner. He greatly enjoyed his work in emergency planning while establishing many relationships with regional and state officials. In 2015 he was given opportunity to began his work on the state level in Kentucky’s Public Health Preparedness branch. He greatly enjoys working within the Healthcare sector and assisting agencies with Healthcare Preparedness planning.

Abstract

  • Describe how the Department for Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program supports Kentucky’s public health and medical preparedness, response, and recovery activities.
  • Describe how the Department for Public’s Health’s State Health Operations Center (SHOC) coordinates Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8 - Public Health and Medical Support for emergencies and disasters.
  • Describe the types of deployable state and regional assets that are prepositioned throughout Kentucky.

Do I Need this Eyewash Station?

Ron Henley, CHFM, CHSP, RIQM, CHE, LSO, SASHE

Safety Officer, Baptist Health Paducah

Currently the Safety Officer for Baptist Health Paducah 3 years , previous Director of Facilities for Lourdes Hospital 17 years, Served 13 years on the KSHE Board.

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Current regulations, what hazards require a eyewash, conducting a risk assessment.

Learning Objectives

  • Eyewash testing requirements
  • Reviewing a SDS's for safety needs
  • Risk Assessment of a products

Cost vs Investment: C-Suite's Perception of Security Programs

Bryan Warren

President, War-Sec Security

Bryan Warren holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, an MBA with a focus on legal foundations of healthcare and has over 30 years of healthcare security experience. He is a contributor to numerous publications and has served on a number of national task-forces including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Infrastructure Protection and the Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team. Bryan is a Past President of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) and a member of numerous professional associations. In these roles he has provided assessments and presentations nationally and internationally regarding security in the healthcare environment. Bryan has been named as one of the Top 20 Most Influential People in Security in the US by Security Magazine and as one of the Top 30 Voices in Healthcare Security by Forbes magazine and was recently chosen as the sole U.S. private sector representative at the World Institute of Nuclear Security’s global summit for enhancing the security of radioactive source materials at healthcare institutions.

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In this presentation we will look at how a healthcare security leader can better the perception of their programs through proving the tangible and intangible value of the security function and defining security as a business enabler rather than just a cost center. We will examine current industry trends, recent legislation and regulatory impacts on the security function and how to better insulate your program from "efficiency experts" who seek to cut resources through principles of ROI and public / private partnerships with other agencies.

Healthcare Workforce Management

Joseph Dunmire

Vice President of Workforce Solutions, Kentucky Hospital Association - Qualivis Workforce Solutions

Joseph has served the healthcare human capital industry exclusively since 1992 with the majority of his concentration in sourcing and tracking employment patterns of healthcare professionals to develop time and cost-effective workforce management solutions. Prior to joining Qualivis, Joseph was employed by the nation’s premier healthcare recruitment marketing firm and the two largest healthcare contingent workforce providers in the United States where he provided valuable and cost-effective solutions to healthcare delivery organizations throughout the United States. Joseph is a published author on the topic of contingent workforce management and his extensive experience includes recruitment, retention, engagement, management, and predictive analytics to identify human capital strategies specifically for the healthcare industry.

Known throughout his career as a patent care advocate, Joseph was recruited by the state hospital association’s workforce solutions division to capitalize on his “for-profit” experience to put it to work for the healthcare delivery organizations throughout the 15-state state hospital association workforce management program.

Abstract

The presentation will provide an overview of the current healthcare employment landscape (past, present and predicted availability of qualified healthcare professionals) and the growing role that materials management/purchasing has in the procurement of contingent workforce solutions for their respective healthcare organizations.

Learning Objectives

  • Current and projected availability of supplemental healthcare professionals
  • Various types of contingent workforce service offeringsBest practices and solutions when vetting contingent healthcare labor for your healthcare delivery organization

Breaking The Chain of Infection

Mike Canales

Healthcare Facilities Leadership Program Director, Owensboro Community and Technical College

Mike Canales is a 30 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.

Abstract

This session is designed to engage the attendees into a more personal and professional understanding of the impact and opportunities that the healthcare facilities engineering professional plays in contributing and mitigating HAI’s.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain Understanding of Historical Accreditation Issues in the Physical Environment.
  • Review the specific Physical Environment Issues.
  • Make Connection between Accreditation issues and the technicians role.
  • Complete specific code driven education and training on several of these items.

Legionella Pneumophila: What It Is, and How to Navigate Through an Outbreak

Jamie Munda

Industry Technical Consultant, Water Safety, Nalco Water

Jamie Munda is an Industry Technical Consultant with Institutional Water Safety Services, an independent business group of Nalco, An Ecolab Company. Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that provide and protect clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments. Institutional Water Safety Services is a group of subject matter experts dedicated to the mission to prevent harm from waterborne pathogens such as Legionella and Pseudomonas associated with building water systems. Jamie is a technical specialist in the field of water safety. Jamie has responsibilities for the management of the Base and Premium Offerings, specifically for the control and risk management of waterborne pathogens in building water systems. Jamie also provides technical training. Jamie is newer to the company, being hired in 2017, but has nine years of prior industry experience. Before coming to Nalco, Jamie served as a Senior Microbiologist for Dow Chemical (Dow Microbial Control), a global leader in the chemical industry. She was responsible for product shelf-life studies, new product development, leading industrial hygiene audits, and the training of global employees within the Paints & Coatings, Latex, Building Materials, Personal Care and Household, Industrial & Institutional markets. Jamie also served as the subject matter expert for high-throughput technology and leveraged her knowledge by providing global support and training webinars. Jamie earned a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Cellular Biology from the University of Illinois.

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In the past fifteen years, outbreaks of Legionnaires Disease have increased nearly four-fold. This, in addition to recent market events of past years, has put Legionella in the forefront of many healthcare facilities. That being said, if your facility experienced an outbreak of Legionnaires Disease, would you know how to respond? The purpose of this presentation is to provide a strong foundation of what Legionella and its risks are. Should an outbreak occur, it is important to be aware of typical inquiry requirements, as well as to be knowledgeable of possible remedial actions. Finally, after an outbreak has subsided it is important to review facility procedures and implement any necessary changes to mitigate the risk of future outbreaks.

Learning Objectives

The purpose of this presentation is to provide a strong foundation of what Legionella and its risks are. Should an outbreak occur, it is important to be aware of typical investigation requirements, as well as to be knowledgeable of possible remedial actions. Finally, after an outbreak has subsided it is important to review facility procedures and implement any necessary changes to mitigate the risk of future outbreaks.

"State of the State" Kentucky Healthcare Address Healthcare in Kentucky…and Beyond

Carl Herde

Vice President/Finance, Kentucky Hospital Association

After 3 decades of experience in the hospital industry Carl retired in 2016 after serving as CFO of Baptist Health for 23 years. He then began working part time with Kentucky Hospital Association as VP/Finance supporting the work of the Hospital Technical Advisory Committee and tracking legislation that impacts reimbursement.

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A high level overview of healthcare trends and issues as well as challenges facing hospitals in Kentucky.

Learning Objectives

  • See a global view of healthcare in the US.
  • See the impact of hospitals on communities.
  • Learn about current legislative efforts.

Procedural Justice and Legitimacy

Ryan Bonacci, CHPA

Chief of Police, Director of Security/Emergency Management, Mercy Health

Ryan is currently the Chief of Police and Director of Emergency Management for Mercy Health in Youngstown, Ohio. Prior to working in the hospital setting Ryan was the Chief of Police for the Lowellville Police and worked as an Officer for Newport New Police Department in Virginia. Ryan has been in Law Enforcement for 15 years.

Abstract

Taking a look at the current state of illegal narcotic use and where we are heading.

Understanding Healthcare Value Analysis

Laura L. Polson, BSN, RN, CVAHP

Baptist Health System Kentucky & Indiana

Laura L. Polson, BSN, RN-BC, CVAHP is currently the System Services Director of Clinical Quality Value Analysis for Baptist Healthcare of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. She is the President Elect for AHVAP, (the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals). Laura is a Lean Sigma Green Belt and has an extensive nursing background in multiple specialties including cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology and surgery. She has been a corporate director for HCA Healthcare with focus on cardiovascular care, wound care, quality projects, process improvement, risk management, regulatory compliance and emergency medicine. She has had experience working with multiple IDNs, GPOs and Distributors and currently sits on the Surgical Services, Value Analysis and Continuum of Care Councils for Premier.

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Healthcare Value Analysis contributes to optimal patient outcomes through an evidence-based systematic approach to review healthcare products, equipment, technology and services. Using recognized practices, ...organizational resources collaborate to evaluate clinical efficacy. appropriate use and safety for the greatest financial value. This presentation will review the how value analysis affects the culture of a healthcare system to incorporate strategic operational processes to become more patient-centered through change management.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the aspects of the Value Analysis Process
  • Explain the use of evidence-based healthcare research in the value analysis process
  • Understand the Implications of Communication and Collaboration with Clinicians
  • How to form Value Analysis Teams and what they need from vendors

Solution Showcase: What's Next in 'Best Practices' for Indoor Environmental Quality and Infection Prevention

Bob Soffel

Founder, Critical Environmental Solutions

Bob Soffel is the Founder of Critical Environmental Solutions - an environmental company that focuses on indoor air quality. With indoor air quality as one of the five most urgent environmental risks, CES focuses on improving the quality of commercial industrial, healthcare, and educational settings. Bob currently works with medical engineers, chemists, and other scientists to develop solutions to develop solutions to improve air quality. He graduated from Kaplan University with a degree in environmental policy and management in 2012.

Abstract

Our systems lower energy, water and chemical costs, improve operations of critical equipment and lower associated risk through infection prevention.

We also effectively control airflow and eliminate allergens, mold, VOC’s, dust particles, bacteria, viruses, and other pollutants from the air we breathe in healthcare environments.

We deliver predictable, practical and proven solutions to meet the needs of the increasing challenges of our most important community based facilities - healthcare operations; all under one roof.

ASHE Update

Michael Roberts, PE, SASHE, CHFM, CHE

Director, Energy Services and Central Energy Plants, Atrium Health

Michael Roberts has over 20 years of experience working directly for healthcare systems in a variety of facility management leadership roles. He is currently working with Atrium Health as Director, Infrastructure Support/Facilities Management responsible for Energy Services, Central Energy Plants, corporate contracts and is the Plant Operations representative on the Strategic Master Facility Plan project teams. Mr. Roberts earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and is a registered Professional Engineer, SASHE, Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager and Certified Hospital Engineer. Michael is an active member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE), sits on the ASHE Board as the Region 3 Representative. He is a NCHEA Past President and past NCHEA Sustainability Liaison to ASHE.

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Security Panel Q & A

Alan Butler

SVP, Healthcare Security, HSS, Inc.

Alan Butler is Senior Vice President of HealthCare Security for HSS, Inc. As an exceptional leader in healthcare security, Butler mentors’ senior level HSS Directors and Managers on healthcare security program management, design, budgeting, leadership skills, and team building. He is a recognized expert on the prevention and mitigation of violence in healthcare and has consulted with organizations nationwide on the design and implementation of programs to proactively protect staff while maintaining a safe, healing environment.

Ryan Bonacci, CHPA

Chief of Police, Director of Security/Emergency Management, Mercy Health

Ryan is currently the Chief of Police and Director of Emergency Management for Mercy Health in Youngstown, Ohio. Prior to working in the hospital setting Ryan was the Chief of Police for the Lowellville Police and worked as an Officer for Newport New Police Department in Virginia. Ryan has been in Law Enforcement for 15 years.

Scott A. Hill, Ed.D., CPP, CHPA

Executive Director Community Engagement, King's Daugthers Medical Center

Dr. Hill has presented at many conferences as well as served many healthcare facilities around the country as a healthcare security consultant. Mr. Hill managed the security program as Director for King’s Daughters Health System in Ashland, KY for over 25 years. Scott has also served many years and continues to serve as the Chief Privacy Officer for the health system. Scott is also the Executive Director of Community Engagement for the health system while also overseeing the Pastoral Care Department. Scott developed the security program at King’s Daughters to be one of approximately 40 programs in the country (and one of the first) to be an “Accredited Program of Distinction” as sanctioned by the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS). During Scott’s tenure as Security Director the security department was the only hospital recognized in Kentucky by Security Magazine to be a “Top 500 Security Program” in America multiple times. Scott has served as Chairman and is the founder of the Kentucky Chapter of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (KYIAHSS). Scott is also a certified instructor for non-violent crisis intervention through the Crisis Prevention Institute. He holds a Master’s Degree in Safety and Loss Prevention from Eastern Kentucky University. Dr. Hill is an adjunct professor in the Kentucky College system on asset protection and safety. He is also a doctorate dissertation advisor and on faculty for Trevecca Nazarene University. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), (Certificate # 8705), and a member of the American Society of Industrial Security. He is also a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA), (Certificate # N0456), and senior member of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety. Dr. Hill has conducted numerous security surveys as well as served as a presenter at numerous seminars. He has also authored and published several articles on security. Scott received his doctorate in leadership at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN. Scott has conducted research and has defended his dissertation on “Security officers and their impact on the Emergency Department”. Personally Scott is married to his high school sweetheart Michelle who is a high school chemistry teacher and they have three children Jordan, Madison, and Bryson. Scott also serves his church Wurtland Church of the Nazarene as the Senior Pastor.

Dr. Norman Spain

Retired Professor, Eastern Kentucky University

Norman retired with 39 years of professional experience in security management, consulting, and higher education. He is a former CPP and past recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to the Indian (now International) Institute of Security and Safety Management (IISSM), New Delhi. He has authored over a hundred published contributions and presented in over 30 states on a variety of legal issues for security professionals. His education includes a Bachelor of Police Science from New Mexico State University, Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University, and a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School (OH).

Abstract

Understanding the current trends in illegal narcotics, learn about future concerns with narcotic use, learn how to use technology to keep current on trends.

What Your CFO Needs to Know About Your Role as the Leader of Contracting and Sourcing

Mike Stigler

President, Alliant Purchasing

A Partner and Chairman of Blue & Co., CPA, Mike formed Alliant Purchasing in 2000 when partners of Blue purchased a small hospital management company. Alliant Purchasing has grown from $32 Million of purchasing volume to 167 hospitals and over 7,000 healthcare clients with $1.8 Billion of purchases through Premier and Alliant contracts.

Mike serves on a variety of healthcare enterprise boards, including Signature Healthcare, Sentry Healthcare and Medical Center Barbour Hospital and Northwest Florida Community Hospital.

A Graduate of Indiana University, he is a Fellow with the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Past President of the Kentucky Chapter. His interests include family, friends, church, history, bourbon, equine sports and business development. He and his wife just became empty nesters and enjoy exploring their new freedom.

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In this presentation we will explore the importance of the contracting and sourcing (C&S) role in a healthcare organization and its implications on both financial and operational goals of the organization. We will discuss the variety of ways that C&S can communicate the enterprise value the role creates to the leadership of the organization

Stored Fuel - Maintaining the Quality in Case of an Emergency

Steve Burris

President, Petroleum Recovery Services

Steve Burris - President of Petroleum Recovery Services, Tank and Fuel Maintenance President of PRS since 1997; Accomplishments: Introduced a unique diesel fuel storage tank cleaning system to the Southeastern U.S. Developed a Fuel Quality Assurance Program to meet National Fire Protection Association’s Standard 110: Introduced the See Snake, an in-tank video scope mechanism, to the diesel fuel storage tank industry; Holds multiple Patents in the fuel industry including the FLOATube©, a floating fuel pickup device for fuel storage tanks, and the Oil Vapor Recovery Box; Authored articles published by Health-Management Circuit News, Rural Water Works and Hydrocarbon Engineering on techniques for cleaning diesel fuel storage tanks. Education: B.S. University of South Carolina, College of Business Administration.

Larry Steckman

President FOI Laboratories, FOI Laboratories

Larry Steckman, President of FOI Laboratories FOI is a Fuel Testing Laboratory that specializes in fuel quality testing for emergency planning, equipment maintenance and Life Safety Codes. Our goal is to bridge the gap between regulations/preventative maintenance and equipment managers by providing ongoing education on a variety of fuel related topics. Whether its speaking engagements at conference’s or an online hosted webinar, we address the most common fuel related issues in areas such as fuel storage, standby generator safety, equipment preventative maintenance, regulations, and much more.

William Richards

President, Energy Technology Group Inc.

William Richards, President of Energy Technology Group, LLC. William has developed and produced a broad range of chemical products for diesel, biodiesel, biomass-based diesel, gasoline, gasohol, propane, natural gas, and other conventional and alternative fuels, motor oils, lubricants, coolants, and other functional fluids. William has worked for several organizations to develop, produce, and market chemical products, and has founded and operated three successful Chemical related companies, as well as providing consulting services for many well-known companies.

Abstract

How quickly fuel starts to degrade. Techniques required to manage fuel quality. Simple ways to ensure the best fuel is fed to the generators.

Healthcare Facility Technician Apprenticeship, Academic, and Certification: The Development of an AWESOME Career Path!

Mike Canales

Healthcare Facilities Leadership Program Director, Owensboro Community and Technical College

Mike Canales is a 30 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.

Chris Buford

Facilities Management Medical Center Supervisor, University of Kentucky

Chris began working for University of Kentucky Physical Plant Division Medical Center in October 2001, in the UK Medical Center ANNEX Maintenance taking care of Clinics, Medical Research Facility’s and 6 colleges including: Medicine, Nursing, Health Sciences, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Public Health. Chris now works the hospital side of the physical plant as a Supervisor for Chandler Hospital where he has the responsibility and maintenance of; life safety equipment, 42 operating rooms, the emergency department, patient floors, 85 air handlers, and all of the mechanical equipment. During his time at UK he has been a part of the construction of 7 research and clinical buildings, the construction of PAV-A (Chandler Hospital) and the one-million sq. ft. Albert B. Chandler Hospital addition in 2008. He applied to UK when his wife was accepted to History Preservation Master’s program and recalls saying during his interview he was looking for a challenge. 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 as a SONAR Technician. The first was a Ballistic Missile Submarine the USS George C. Marshall – based out of Scotland for three years. His second boat was a Fast Attack Submarine – the USS Billfish based out of Charleston, South Carolina. Afterwards, 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 and 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 the University of Kentucky, Chris has taken advantage of the tuition assistance program and completed his Degree in Healthcare Facility Leadership from Owensboro Community College. He recently attained his Certified Healthcare Facility Manager Certification.

Abstract

With fewer and fewer young people entering skilled trades industries, the need to recruit earlier with very specific development pathways is more critical than ever. This presentation provides very specific support and methods to engage the current and future generations into the facilities maintenance industry. The keys to this presentation is gaining an insight on how to find, retain, develop, and engage new and current talent while at the same time addressing historical industry issues. A look at apprenticeship, academic credentials, and professional development certifications will be covered with a focus on the Certified Healthcare Facilities Technician (CHFT) Certification. As HFT Technical Committee members for the CHFT, Mike & Chris will discuss how the acronym AWESOME was applied to this emerging credential. Also The University of Kentucky Medical Center has begun the journey of intentional implementation of career pathways. Chris Buford from UK Medical Center will share initial goals and strategies on their journey.

FirstNet - Considerations for Emergency Response

Christopher Scott

FirstNet Solutions Consultant, FirstNet

Chris Scott is Principal Consultant to the Commonwealth of Kentucky for FirstNet at AT&T. An experienced leader in the wireless industry, Chris consults with organizations and government agencies across the Commonwealth to educate on FirstNet and its ability to impact communications effectively during a crisis.

Tim Wait

FirstNet

Tim Wait started with BellSouth Mobility in 1995 on the business sales team. Since then, he has held various management and operations positions through the transition to Cingular Wireless and ultimately AT&T. Wait joined the Public Safety team in July of last year working exclusively with the FirstNet program. He holds and Masters degree in Strategic Finance from Indiana University (Southeast).

Abstract

FirstNet is a nationwide network created for public safety, by public safety, and built by AT&T for first responders to provide a dedicated network to use during emergency incidents. We will provide an overview of the fundamentals of FirstNet, including always-on connectivity, priority and preemption, and the innovative tools to enhance patient care and operational safety.

Whatever the situation, FirstNet gives those who support first responders – healthcare workers like you – the ability to connect and communicate with emergency personnel every day. When disaster strikes, you will have priority access, so you can keep the lines of communication open – when it matters most.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a fundamental understanding of FirstNet
  • Applications in Healthcare

ACHE Panel: "Sustaining a Financially Vibrant Healthcare Organization"

Angie Stokes

Healthcare Vertical Market Team Leader, Harshaw Trane

Angie Stokes has extensive experience in healthcare project management, business development, and complex sales. With nearly 20 years of healthcare management experience, Angie has facilitated healthcare projects throughout Tennessee, Virginia, Missouri, and Kentucky. As the Healthcare Vertical Market Team Leader for Harshaw Trane, Angie devises business plans and strategies, develops relationships with potential clients, and leads market strategy for enterprise solution. Prior to her time at Harshaw Trane, Angie performed in Business Development for Ready Electric Company, Inc. and served as the Project Manager for Messer Construction Company.

Joe Taylor

Executive Director of Facilities, Owensboro Health Regional Hospital

Joe Taylor brings 40 years of unique and exciting challenges in the hospital and healthcare field, 32 of which specializes in the development, construction, and efficient operation of healthcare facilities and services. For the past 9 years, Joe has currently served as the Executive Director of Facilities for Owensboro Medical Health System. Prior to his time at Owensboro Health, Joe was also the Facilities Management Director of Memorial Health System and General Manager of Support Services for Venice Regional Medical Center. Joe currently serves as President of the Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers.

Alan Coppock, M.Ed., MBA, FACHE

Founder, Kentucky Regent - American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

Alan Coppock is a 20-year veteran Healthcare and Hospital Senior Leader, Author, Speaker, Board Member, Husband, Father to SEVEN, and Grandfather to THREE. He and his wife, Melody, have made Corbin, Kentucky their home since 1993.

Coppock has helped to found three Kentucky Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) Hospitals and led one successfully as President/CEO from its beginning in 2004 thru June 30, 2017 when he stepped away from his caregiving team to Found Adminologybay.com.

As a Healthcare Consultant from this new platform, he is tackling significant challenges facing Healthcare in America, particularly Rural Hospitals. Principally among those challenges is identifying the innovative “game changers” and bringing their solutions to the C-Suite Executives who need them, serving to strengthen sustainability for US Hospitals.

In 2019, Coppock was elected by Healthcare Leaders in Kentucky to serve a 3-year term as Kentucky Regent of the American College of Healthcare Executives, 2019-2021. In addition, he has deep and rich Board experience, both in developing boards and in serving on and leading boards as Chair.

As a Hospital Operator, Coppock is adept in helping a team understand the basis of Hospital Operations is the simple working equation: Revenue - Margin = Expense. Once delivery teams understand they must live within their available means AND drive a positive margin, he helps them identify the right structures that allow them to manage to their Daily Operational targets and then train the care teams and supervisors how to manage to their available resources.

Frank Schneider, MHA, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer, Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

Frank Schneider joined Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital in Florence Kentucky in 2016. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and directs the operations for a 40-bed free standing hospital with nearly 200 employees. Formerly the CEO of Kindred Hospital Northland in Kansas City, Missouri and both CEO and COO for Select Specialty Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware, Frank possesses nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare management and has created opportunities to partner with key organizational stakeholders. Frank also serves as the President of the Florence, Kentucky Rotary Chapter, as well as a Board Member and Chair of the Educational Committee of the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Abstract

Today’s healthcare executives face many challenges such as workforce shortages, updating technology ,making facility infrastructure improvements and providing safe high-quality patient care. Each of these initiatives make financial challenges extraordinarily complex. In addition, healthcare leaders face ever-increasing regulatory demands and diminishing financial rewards. What organizational strategies are available to healthcare executives to affect their organization’s bottom line? How can leaders use meaningful metrics to examine such areas as product lines and supply chain costs and revenues? What are the critical links that exist between financial and nonfinancial managers (or clinical and nonclinical managers) that can impact the financial health of departments and the organization as a whole?

Learning Objectives

  • How can a hospital survive and thrive in the future?
  • What are some of the best practices put in place by healthcare organizations that have effectively reduced expenses and still maintained high-quality patient care?
  • What are some of the key financial principles that healthcare organizations should use as guidelines for their own operations?

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