2022 ASHE Annual Conference On Demand

Jul 16, 2022 ‐ Jul 19, 2022

Learn, network and discover new solutions in the health care facility management field.

The ASHE Annual Conference brings together thousands of health care facilities professionals to learn about new developments in the field, network with others and find solutions to their challenges.

EARN continuing education credits and use them towards Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) and Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) renewal.

Members: $ 195.00
Standard: $ 295.00


OPENING SESSION - Welcome, Awards & Keynote: Leadership Under Pressure

Jul 18, 2022 7:00am ‐ Jul 18, 2022 8:30am

Identification: ASHE22-1001

Credits: None available.

From combat medical service in Iraq to the front lines of COVID-stricken emergency rooms, Dr. Bose takes audiences through some of his most daunting experiences leading in times of crisis. As one of America’s foremost doctors on mass casualty, disaster care, PTSD and now the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Bose passionately believes that, even in a world of doom and gloom, we can brave chaos, act confidently and live healthily. With inspiring optimism, Dr. Bose shares battle-proven strategies to stay grounded in the face of overwhelming circumstances, lead under pressure and make tough decisions even in the most unconventional environments.

Learning Objectives:
  • Develop leadership with integrity.
  • Read situations quickly, set clear priorities and make tough decisions.
  • Enhance communication strategies to better engage employees.
  • Continuously be in a state of high-impact productivity.
  • Dr. Sudip Bose, Nationally Recognized Healthcare Expert & ER Doctor, Bronze Star Recipient, Iraq War Combat Physician who treated Saddam Hussein

Solving the Complexity and Risk of Elevators and Escalators

Jul 18, 2022 8:45am ‐ Jul 18, 2022 9:45am

Identification: ASHE22-1002

Credits: None available.

Elevators and escalators are just two of many health care facilities engineering responsibilities. Find out how to control cost and downtime and eliminate deferred/callback maintenance and unnecessary repairs of elevators and escalators. Gain a detailed overview of the elevator industry to implement programs with immediate returns, efficiency and risk mitigation. This session will provide a case study showing the guidelines and best practices from Atrium Health for elevator assessments, maintenance, modernizations, repairs, and new elevator installations as well as for regulatory compliance, controlling cost and monitoring progress.

Learning Objectives:
  • Implement methods that contribute to a successful vertical transportation/elevator management program.
  • Manage elevators and elevator projects to be within schedule, budget and code compliancy to ensure mitigating risk and unnecessary cost.
  • Develop and measure your elevators’ operational, financial and code compliance.
  • Articulate elevator industry trends and factors that are unique to health care facilities.
  • Dennis Ford, MHA, FASHE, CHFM, CHC, Corporate Facilities Operations, Atrium Health
  • Andy Kohl, Principal Elevator Consultant, The Elevator Consultants (TEC)

Water Sampling Has Identified Legionella. Now What?

Jul 18, 2022 8:45am ‐ Jul 18, 2022 9:45am

Identification: ASHE22-1003

Credits: None available.

Properly interpreting Legionella water sampling data is essential for facility management professionals to make informed decisions when managing risks and identifying targeted, effective mitigation measures. It is important to know when water sampling data indicates: 1) an expected and acceptable level of Legionella, 2) that additional surveillance is warranted but not cause for alarm, or 3) that a problem is present and further investigation and mitigation measures are necessary. Knowledge gaps in this area commonly result in an overreaction to the detection of Legionella, or, in the event of a real problem, not taking the right steps to target the source and implement an effective resolution. To arm facility management professionals with the knowledge needed to avoid these and other common mistakes, this session will cover:

1. Interpreting sampling data.
2. Actions to take in the event of a Legionella colonization.
3. Pros and cons of treatment systems.
4, Communicating with regulatory agencies.

Learning Objectives:
  • Properly interpret Legionella water sampling results to determine if a risk is present, what level of response is needed and what actions to take.
  • Employ water sampling not only as a surveillance tool but also as a forensic tool to identify the source location of Legionella so that targeted corrective measures can be taken.
  • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of treatment systems to ensure that the system selected is compatible with the hospital’s water systems.
  • Effectively communicate with regulatory and accrediting agencies in the event of a case of Legionnaires’ disease.
  • Bryan Connors, M.S., C.I.H., HEM, Managing Principal Consultant, Healthcare, Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc.

Alternate Care Facilities: USACE's Response to COVID-19

Jul 18, 2022 8:45am ‐ Jul 18, 2022 9:45am

Identification: ASHE22-1004

Credits: None available.

This session will provide attendees the opportunity to acquire health care engineering knowledge critical to support future pandemic planning. A panel of experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will provide lessons learned during the worldwide mission response to the planning and execution of alternate care facilities to support expanded, urgent health care operations. Examples of successful project execution will be presented to the audience with a solid understanding of the challenges associated with the design, construction and outfitting of these facilities.

Questions will be encouraged from the audience to enhance industry response to future potential surges in health care capacity.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify successful strategies to implement alternate care facilities.
  • Discuss the challenges associated with establishment of alternate care facilities.
  • Support application of code criteria to temporary facilities.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance future surge capacity response.

The Long Haul – Moving a Large Healthcare System from Energy Indifference to Energy Excellence

Jul 18, 2022 8:45am ‐ Jul 18, 2022 9:45am

Identification: ASHE22-1005

Credits: None available.

The presentation will address all aspects of starting and maintaining an energy management program. It will cover defining the issue, proposing solutions, obtaining the business case approval, completing design and construction, overcoming challenges and sustaining the gains. The audience will be facility directors and managers and the design consultant community.

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss strategies for engaging senior leadership and staff in sustainability goals.
  • Explain development of a systemwide energy program.
  • Review how to make the business case for an energy management program and the direct financial tie to a carbon-neutral program.
  • Review how the Energy to Care Program can drive home to leadership the success of the energy initiative.
  • Michael Roberts, PE, CHFM, SASHE, Director, Enterprise Energy Services, Atrium Health

What’s the Latest with NFPA 101 and 99?

Jul 18, 2022 8:45am ‐ Jul 18, 2022 9:45am

Identification: ASHE22-1006

Credits: None available.

While the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) still adopts the 2012 editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99, the codes continue to be updated every three years and are already in the middle of developing the fourth edition since the 2012 codes were released. Much has changed that can benefit health care facilities in that time. While not adopted yet, there are options that health care engineers should be aware of in these newer standards that might be available through locally adopted building codes during construction. Some changes may be so beneficial that it is worth considering allowing construction to the newer editions. Awareness of other changes will be beneficial to be prepared for whenever a new adoption does occur.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify major changes to NFPA 101 since the 2012 edition.
  • Identify major changes to NFPA 99 since the 2012 edition.
  • Discuss the benefits of code changes and where early action can be beneficial.
  • List changes which health care facility managers should develop proactive plans for prior to adoptions of newer codes.
  • Johnathan Hart, PE, SASHE, CHC, Technical Lead, NFPA
  • Chad E. Beebe, AIA, CHFM, CFPS, CBO, FASHE, Deputy Executive Director, American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE)
  • David A. Dagenais, CHSP, CHFM, FASHE, Sr. Director of Plant Operations, Clinical Engineering, Emergency Management, Safety Officer, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

Facility Managers Guide to Emergency Management Compliance

Jul 18, 2022 8:45am ‐ Jul 18, 2022 9:45am

Identification: ASHE22-1041

Credits: None available.

Learn about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) emergency preparedness rule, accreditation standards, and National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) emergency management standards. The presenter will identify potential gaps in compliance and help you discover how those gaps can be closed. This session will cover the recent changes in the Joint Commission emergency management standards and compliance with the emergency management Conditions of Participation (COPs).

Learning Objectives:
  • Explore the emergency management COPs.
  • Recognize potential variations between the COPs and accrediting organization standards.
  • Develop your emergency plan with the importance of the all-hazards approach in mind.
  • Identify the various emergency management resources provided by ASHE and the accrediting organizations.
  • Leah S. Hummel, AIA, CHFM, CHC, Senior Associate Director – Advocacy, American Society for Healthcare Engineering

GENERAL SESSION: Team Approaches to Health Care for a More Sustainable World

Jul 18, 2022 1:00pm ‐ Jul 18, 2022 2:15pm

Identification: ASHE22-1007

Credits: None available.

With health care accounting for approximately 10% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, environmental sustainability and decarbonization of health care are at the forefront of the climate action conversation. Climate deadlines and calls to action dominate the evening news and legislative agendas. However, the idea of decarbonizing the entire health care sector is more than a little overwhelming. Hospitals and health systems have a vested interest in the climate conversation not only because of the impact of climate change on public health and critical health care delivery infrastructure, but also because the complex energy and resource needs of hospitals and health care systems directly contribute to the health care carbon footprint. Desiloing health care and taking a team approach will be key in preparing for the future. In this session, an expert panel will dive into a holistic view of health care sustainability. Experts will provide an overview of the complex concepts of environmental sustainability and decarbonization through a strategic lens and provide perspectives on changing culture and engaging teams to work together in a joint effort to move the needle.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe unique perspectives from various organizational strategies and how they have transformed over time.
  • Discuss effective actions to begin to build momentum toward achieving targets and goals.
  • Demonstrate methods for influencing culture, desiloing organizations, engaging cross-functional teams and connecting with leadership.
  • Relate approaches to advancing to zero.
  • Chad E. Beebe, AIA, CHFM, CFPS, CBO, FASHE, Deputy Executive Director, American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE)
  • Dan Scher, MBA, Vice President of Strategic Planning and Sustainability, Medxcel
  • Theresa Brigden, LEED AP, Principal, Vizient
  • Dr. Jimmy Chung, MD, MBA, FACS, FABQAURP, CMRP, Chief Medical Officer, Advantus Health Partners
  • Kathleen Fink, Energy Manager, Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System

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Pandemic Partnerships

Jul 18, 2022 2:30pm ‐ Jul 18, 2022 3:30pm

Identification: ASHE22-1008

Credits: None available.

This presentation will help attendants recognize the importance of engaging nontraditional stakeholders in infection control and prevention practices. Identify when and how to get the correct information to the right people at the right time in a way they can understand.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify lapses in staff understanding and appropriately adjust teaching style.
  • Engage nonclinical team members in infection control practices.
  • Recognize opportunity in developing relationships with auxiliary areas.
  • Apply lessons learned to future problems.
  • Julie Gnage, MPH, CIC, Environmental Services Manager, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Jenna Rivers, MPH, CPH, Infection Preventionist, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
  • Anthony Sanders, CHFM, CMC, Environmental Services Director, Moffitt Cancer Center

What are the Costs of Workplace Violence in Health Care? (Part 1)

Jul 18, 2022 2:30pm ‐ Jul 18, 2022 3:30pm

Identification: ASHE22-1009

Credits: None available.

In order to build a culture of safety, one must understand the definition of workplace violence in a health care environment. We will examine the definition of, and the direct and indirect costs associated with, workplace violence in health care. We will discuss ways to gather data, calculate costs and effectively present data. Finally, we will discuss leading practice action plans, technology and regulatory standards designed to mitigate the violence.

Learning Objectives:
  • Define workplace violence in the health care environment.
  • Identify the direct and indirect costs of workplace violence.
  • Gather, analyze, calculate and present data.
  • Examine and discuss leading practice action plans, technology and regulatory standards designed to mitigate the violence.
  • Lisa Terry, CHPA, CPP, Vice President - Healthcare, Allied Universal