ASHE 54th Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition

Aug 7, 2017 ‐ Aug 9, 2017


Standard: $295.00
Members: $195.00

Sessions

Opening Session, Awards & Keynote Presentation: The Future of the U.S. Health System: Key Trends and Tipping Points

Aug 7, 2017 7:30am ‐ Aug 7, 2017 9:30am

Identification: MO01

Credits: None available.

The dynamics of the U.S. health care marketplace are changing at a faster pace as a result of regulatory, clinical, and economic shifts. Knowing how to monitor these shifts and how to adjust appropriately are imperatives for C-suite leaders in health care. This session, led by Dr. Paul Keckly of the Keckley Report, will not only provide an overview of the future of health care but will also provide an opportunity for audience questions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain regulatory, clinical, and economic trends
  • Review the tipping points that will reshape the U.S. health system
  • Discuss strategies for managing uncertainty
  • Receive answers to your most pressing questions

Speaker(s):
  • Paul H. Keckley, PhD, Managing Editor, The Keckley Report, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Managing Life Safety Deficiencies: Life after the Plan for Improvement

Aug 7, 2017 9:45am ‐ Aug 7, 2017 10:45am

Identification: MO03

Credits: None available.

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Managing compliance with the provisions of the Life Safety Code® and other codes and standards is a key part of providing a safe and healthy physical health care environment. Health care organizations must effectively manage situations in which a building does not meet all requirements. This session will provide a systematic process for managing self-identified life safety deficiencies and a process for responding to deficiencies identified by an authority having jurisdiction (AHJs).

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the risk assessment process and necessary interim life safety measures for self-identified deficiencies
  • Discuss requirements and time frames for responding to deficiencies identified by AHJs.
  • Identify required time frames for correcting a Life Safet Code® deficiency and explain extension requests
  • Describe the process for requesting waivers

Speaker(s):
  • David A. Dagenais, BS, CHSP, CHFM, FASHE, Director of Plant Operations and Security, Wentworth Douglass Hospital
  • Bradley R. Taylor, MBA, CHFM, CHC, System Vice President, Construction and Project Management, Fairview Health Services
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Associate Member Session: What Facility Managers and Health Care Organizations Want from Solution Providers

Aug 7, 2017 9:45am ‐ Aug 7, 2017 10:45am

Identification: MO09

Credits: None available.

Intended for solution providers and ASHE associate members, this panel discussion will offer key insights from health care facility managers that can help solution providers better understand how they can help health care organizations meet their missions. Learn the business of health care, including central vs. local decision making, and how compliance involves financial and legal involvement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how health care is unique from other markets, including its sensitivities specific to its field, e.g., infection prevention, HIPAA, and the Joint Commission
  • Identify challenges that can be mitigated by health care facility managers and the critical factors relative to their mission
  • Overcome common misconceptions and mistakes that may be negatively perceived by facility managers
  • Explain how various health care facilities make business decisions and how they manage to do more with less

Speaker(s):
  • William (Dave) Lockhart, SASHE, CHFM, CEM, National Director, Facilities Operations, Kaiser Permanente
  • Larry Rubin, CEM, CPE, CHFM, CHSP, CBCP, CBEP, M.Ed, Senior Director Facilities Management, Cleveland Clinic
  • Justin R. Carron, Global Healthcare Segment Manager, Eaton
  • Charles Workman, MBA, CHFM, CHSP, CHEP, CLSS-HC, Director of Facility Maintenance, University of South Carolina
  • John Ellis
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Compliance with CMS Emergency Management Rule: What Might Be Missing

Aug 7, 2017 9:45am ‐ Aug 7, 2017 10:45am

Identification: MO02

Credits: None available.

The dynamics of the U.S. health care marketplace are changing at a faster pace as a result of regulatory, clinical, and economic shifts. Knowing how to monitor these shifts and how to adjust appropriately are imperatives for C-suite leaders in health care. This session, led by Dr. Paul Keckly of the Keckley Report, will not only provide an overview of the future of health care but will also provide an opportunity for audience questions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain regulatory, clinical, and economic trends
  • Review the tipping points that will reshape the U.S. health system
  • Discuss strategies for managing uncertainty
  • Receive answers to your most pressing questions

Speaker(s):
  • Susan B McLaughlin, CHSP, FASHE, MT (ASCP) SC, CHFM, Managing Director, MSL Healthcare Partners
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Improving the Patient Experience by Reducing Room Temperature Variation, a Five-Year Journey at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Aug 7, 2017 9:45am ‐ Aug 7, 2017 10:45am

Identification: MO05

Credits: None available.

Learn how a 660-bed academic medical center dramatically increased their Press Ganey temperature scores from 80 to 89. This effort put them in the top 10 percent of all hospitals participating in the Press Ganey survey and also resulted in reduced hot and cold service calls in patient rooms and increased energy efficiency. The session will discuss their journey including both positive and negative lessons learned. Leave with ideas to improve the patient experience at your organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how patient room temperature variations can affect HCAHPS scores
  • Use the Six Sigma DMAIC model to improve a process in a health care setting
  • Describe the effects a successfully run project has on frontline staff
  • Explain the outcomes of phase 1.0 which identified a need for phases 2.0 and 3.0

Speaker(s):
  • Tim Peglow, PE, SASHE, Associate Vice President Patient Care and Prevention Facilities, UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center;
  • Dana "Dino" F. Coliano, MBA, National Sales Leader, Healthcare,, Siemens Building Technologies
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Blame It on the Psychometric Chart: The Conflict of Operating Room Humidity and Temperature Controls

Aug 7, 2017 9:45am ‐ Aug 7, 2017 10:45am

Identification: MO06

Credits: None available.

Facility managers continuously face the challenge of maintaining patient safety and code compliance within an operating room, while also achieving physician and staff satisfaction. Staff satisfaction and patient safety are not conflicting interests, but most surgical staff and many facility managers do not understand the temperature/humidity control relationship. This session will discuss temperature and humidity control limits to provide a better understanding of the operational limits of HVAC systems and modifications needed to meet surgical staff demands.

Learning Objectives:

  • Relate operating room temperature and humidity control to supply air temperature and chilled water temperature
  • Identify ways to best control temperature and humidity in operating rooms
  • Identify potential required operating room HVAC system modifications
  • Communicate the HVAC system limits to the operating room physicians and staff

Speaker(s):
  • Anthony J.(Tony) Robeson, PE, HFDP, NEBB BSC CP, Director, Bernhard TME
  • Michael Roberts, PE, SASHE, CHFM, CHE, Senior Specialist, Facilities Management Group, Carolinas HealthCare System, Plant Operations and Maintenance
  • Adam McEdlerry, PE, CEM, Project Manager, Bernhard TME
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Retrocommissioning and Culture Change: Lessons Learned at St. Luke’s Meridian Medical Center

Aug 7, 2017 9:45am ‐ Aug 7, 2017 10:45am

Identification: MO07

Credits: None available.

The retrocommissioning process at St. Luke’s Meridian Medical Center not only became cash flow positive within 6 months but created a transformational culture shift among the staff. This session will emphasize exploring and using all available resources for a project that will be cash flow positive and gains the attention of hospital administrators. It will also showcase how strong leadership can affect the buy-in of maintenance staff to empower sustained savings and increased optimization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the challenges of retrocommissioning both operationally and culturally
  • Discover the resources available to maximize the benefits of retrocommissioning
  • Identify the next steps after initial savings targets are achieved
  • Describe how strong leadership can affect an operations and maintenance team

Speaker(s):
  • Caleb Brantley, Project Manager, Bernhard TME
  • Jesse Barnum, MS, Building Services Manager, St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center, Meridian, ID
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Exploring the Occupancies of the CMS Conditions of Participation

Aug 7, 2017 9:45am ‐ Aug 7, 2017 10:45am

Identification: MO08

Credits: None available.

The 2012 edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code® has been adopted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of its Conditions of Participation (COPs). This session will walk through several different health care occupancies and discuss the differences within the COPs and some of the adopted codes. The presenters will also lead a discussion on the next steps for future Life Safet Code®adoption and participation opportunities for attendees.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the new CMS requirements for several different provider types
  • Understand the different applications of the COPs
  • Discuss the differences between the COPs and local regulations that may affect construction projects or operations
  • Plan a compliance strategy for existing hospitals

Speaker(s):
  • Chad E. Beebe, AIA, Deputy Executive Director of Advocacy, American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
  • John Williams, Program Manager, Construction Review Services, Washington State Department of Health
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

ASHE’s Healthcare Executive Leadership Council: Vision and Tools for a Challenging Future

Aug 7, 2017 1:45pm ‐ Aug 7, 2017 3:00pm

Identification: MO10

Credits: None available.

This session will introduce ASHE’s newly formed Healthcare Executive Leadership Council (HELC). This group of thought leaders and experienced leaders from large health care organizations is committed to developing tools and encouraging behaviors that support ASHE’s mission. Attendees will learn how the group was formed and how it aligns with the ASHE board and committee structure and gain an understanding of the HELC’s work to date and how it will benefit ASHE members.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify three key challenges that are priorities for health care facility managers and engineers
  • Describe how the Healthcare Executive Leadership Council is organized to address these challenges and how ASHE is supporting their work
  • Define the steps in the A3 process
  • Determine how you can participate in this work and how to begin preparing your organization for its outcome

Speaker(s):
  • Don D. King, CHFM, BEP, President, Donald King Consulting
  • Mark Kenneday, MBA, CHFM, FASHE, CHC, CM-Lean, Director, Business Development - Healthcare, Sightlines - A Gordian Company
  • Dana Swenson, PE, MBA, Senior Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer, UMass Memorial Health Care
  • Gerry Kaiser, PE, Senior Director, Medxcel PDC
  • Patrick J. Andrus, MBA, CAE, Executive Director, American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
  • Zachary Zapack, Senior Vice President, Corporate Services, Carolinas HealthCare System
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm and Fire Protection Systems Based on the 2012 Life Safety Code® and Referenced Standards

Aug 7, 2017 3:15pm ‐ Aug 7, 2017 4:30pm

Identification: MO11

Credits: None available.

Maintaining the physical features of fire protection and life safety systems can be a challenge. This session will outline recent changes with the adoption of NFPA 101-2012: Life Safety Code® and outline who is qualified to conduct inspections and what is required to be inspected or tested. New inspection and testing forms will be unveiled for fire protection and life safety features including fire alarm, automatic sprinkler, fire pumps, hydrants, extinguishers, exit signs, battery pack lighting, dampers, and doors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the requirements, differences, and qualifications of personnel inspecting, testing, maintaining, repairing, and servicing fire protection and life safety features
  • Obtain access to new inspection and testing forms for fire protection and life safety features
  • Take advantage of reduced requirements for complying with NFPA standards for inspection and testing
  • Identify the challenges that system testing and commissioning present and learn how to avoid the gaps left when not properly coordinated or documented

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00
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