ASHE 55th Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition

Jul 15, 2018 ‐ Jul 18, 2018



More than 3,700 health care facility and engineering professionals gathered onsite at the 2018 ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition to network, find new solutions, and learn alongside one another. The ASHE Annual Conference creates the ideal environment to connect with fellow colleagues while preparing yourself for future trends and challenges in health care.

Standard: $295.00
Members: $195.00

Sessions

Are You Ready to Operate? Designing Operating Rooms to Meet Surgical Advancements

Jul 16, 2018 9:45am ‐ Jul 16, 2018 10:45am

Identification: G361-AAC18-2095

Credits: None available.

This presentation will walk the audience through the design and renovation of the Carilion Clinic operating room platform. The case study will provide a brief history of technological advancements in operating rooms and a vision into future technologies championed by research agencies and private companies. The presentation will show the audience how technology has affected the architectural and engineering requirements for the interventional platform. Details of engineering design issues as well as planning, operation, and maintenance issues will be discussed.

  • Discover some of the new technologies in today’s OR, what the future OR will look like, and how to design a hybrid OR to meet future requirements
  • Use the FGI Guidelines 2014 and ASHRAE 170 (2013) Guidelines as the starting point for a hybrid OR design
  • Identify the requirements of a hybrid OR before starting a hybrid OR project
  • Produce better delivery outcomes in surgery renovation projects with lean practices

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

Engaged and Empowered: Three Unique Case Studies on Technical Training

Jul 16, 2018 9:45am ‐ Jul 16, 2018 10:45am

Identification: G361-AAC18-2188

Credits: None available.

Effective and efficient operations and maintenance of health care facilities is a critical component of a healthy patient care environment. However, few avenues exist that support the technical enrichment of facility management staff in the health care industry. This session will present case studies from three types of health care campuses to illustrate how training can be deployed to equip facility staff with the knowledge and tools they need to be successful.

  • Discuss three distinctive case studies represented by a large academic medical campus, a new children’s hospital, and an established multi-facility health care system
  • Identify how to overcome common barriers and challenges when developing a technical training program for facility management staff
  • Discuss quantifiable measures of success that are realized after a technical training program is executed
  • Participate in an interactive assessment session with sample technical questions in the area of HVAC, building controls, and electrical systems

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

What Facility Managers and Health Care Organizations Want from Solution Providers

Jul 16, 2018 9:45am ‐ Jul 16, 2018 10:45am

Identification: G361-AAC18-2294

Credits: None available.

Intended for solution providers and ASHE associate members, this panel of health care facility managers will offer key insights for working with and assisting health care organizations to achieve their mission and goals. Learn the business of health care, including central vs. local decision making and how compliance includes both financial and legal involvement.

  • Describe how health care is unique from other markets, including the sensitivities specific to health care including 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
  • Explain how various health care facilities make business decisions and how they manage to do more with less

Speaker(s):
  • Bert Gumeringer, CHFM,FASHE, Asst. Vice President- Facilities Operations, Texas Children's Hospital
  • Sean Goings, CEM, CHSP, SASHE, PE, President, DAC, Inc, Houston, TX
  • Joe Sprague, FAIA, FACHA, Associate Member Director, Principal, Senior Vice President & Director of Health Facilities, HKS, Inc., Dallas, TX
  • Sean Mulholland, PE, CHFM, CHC, SASHE, Construction Manager, Penrose/St. Francis Health Services, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Carol McCormick, CHRM, Operations Director, CHI Health, Omaha, NE
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Test Your Code Knowledge – An Interactive Q&A Discussion of Regulatory Codes

Jul 16, 2018 9:45am ‐ Jul 16, 2018 10:45am

Identification: G361-AAC18-2097

Credits: None available.

Understanding regulatory codes is essential for proper maintenance of a health care facility. Recent editions of the codes have introduced new requirements that can ease the difficulties of maintaining a facility, if used properly. Test your knowledge with a live code quiz on NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code and NFPA 101: Life Safety Code®, including an open discussion of questions with a lower percentage of correct responses.

  • Apply requirements of the NFPA 99 2012 Edition, as adopted by CMS and the Joint Commission
  • Apply requirements of the NFPA 99 2012 Edition, as adopted by CMS and the Joint Commission
  • Assess personal comprehension of regulatory codes based on correct responses to seminar questions
  • Identify top code misinterpretations in various NFPA codes, including recent editions of NFPA 101, NFPA 72, and NFPA 99

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

“Sorting the Waste Bucket Soup” to Ensure a Compliant RCRA Hazardous Waste Program

Jul 16, 2018 9:45am ‐ Jul 16, 2018 10:45am

Identification: G361-AAC18-2207

Credits: None available.

Health care facilities can generate thousands of unique wastes and waste streams and leaders regularly struggle with cost and compliance requirements. Often compliance issues are only uncovered during a government agency compliance inspection. As no single department typically is responsible for the campus or system waste program’s compliance, leaders should consider a campus-wide hazardous waste management approach that connects departments and makes safe and compliant program management a reality.

  • Differentiate USEPA, DOT, and OSHA regulatory compliance requirements for health care facility waste streams and waste stream management programs
  • Link safety and environmental compliance requirements with accreditation organization standards and requirements
  • List the five primary steps for implementing a health care system or health care facility campus-wide hazardous waste management program
  • Compare your health care system’s or facility’s USEPA environmental compliance readiness with case studies from expert panelists sharing their program management approach from their system and health care campus perspectives

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

Patients as Consumers: How to Tie Maintenance and Operations Workflows to the Patient Experience

Jul 16, 2018 9:45am ‐ Jul 16, 2018 10:45am

Identification: G361-AAC18-2215

Credits: None available.

Now more than ever, consumers have greater control over where they seek medical care, making patient satisfaction a top priority for health care facilities. While patient experience is typically tied closest to clinical staff, maintenance and operations professionals also play a critical, yet often underappreciated, role. Attend this session to learn how to elevate the role of maintenance and operations by tying data and reporting to the patient experience.

  • Identify how maintenance and operations staff can affect HCAHPS survey scores
  • Create new processes to ensure maintenance and operations staff have a direct effect on the patient experience
  • Leverage PM reporting to identify and solve problems before patients experience them
  • Use data like average work order time to justify additional resources and/or new equipment

Speaker(s):
  • Martyn Buffler, Sr. Director of Healthcare, Client Services, Dude Solutions, The WorxHub for Healthcare
  • Shannon Hines, Sr. Healthcare Consultant, Dude Solutions, The WorxHub for Healthcare
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

It’s Been a Year...Transitioning from Accreditation to Implementation

Jul 16, 2018 9:45am ‐ Jul 16, 2018 10:45am

Identification: G361-AAC18-2249

Credits: None available.

This session will be a journey with a former Joint Commission Director of Engineering who will present case studies of organizations that were evaluated and then set on a course of improvement over the past year. The evaluation and improvement is based on compliance with both the Joint Commission and NFPA requirements. The case studies can be converted to real-life application and improvement. Time will be provided for questions and answers at the end.

  • Discuss case studies of compliance and non-compliance
  • Perform self-evaluation of organizational compliance
  • Create proper documentation according to requirements
  • Identify what standards apply to which occupancy

Speaker(s):
  • George Mills, MBA, FASHE, CEM, CHFM, CHSP, Director, Department of Engineering, The Joint Commission
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Recovery: The Long Road Ahead Following a Catastrophic Event

Jul 16, 2018 1:45pm ‐ Jul 16, 2018 3:00pm

Identification: G361-AAC18-2279

Credits: None available.

In some ways, the recovery phase of emergency management is the most difficult to prepare for. Recovery can last for months and years, drain financial resources, and tax the body and spirit of each individual involved in recovery from a major event. Health care organizations have experienced a variety of catastrophic events, prompting increased emphasis on emergency preparedness. Several individuals whose health care facilities have been involved recently in catastrophic events discuss the road to recovery and share insight into how to prepare for this critical phase.

  • Describe the process of planning for recovery as part of emergency management
  • Use lessons learned from recent events to plan for the recovery phase
  • Articulate the relationship between the Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) and recovery phase
  • Identify opportunities to prepare the physical environment for recovery

Speaker(s):
  • Don Stevens, Executive Director, Regional Support Services, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
  • Steve Spaanbroek, MBA, FASHE, CHFM, CHC, Chief Executive Officer, MSL Healthcare Partners, Inc.
  • Bert Gumeringer, CHFM,FASHE, Asst. Vice President- Facilities Operations, Texas Children's Hospital
  • Roland Fornoff, Facilities Safety Officer, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

NFPA 3000™ (PS): Standard for an Active Shooter / Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program

Jul 16, 2018 3:15pm ‐ Jul 16, 2018 4:15pm

Identification: G361-AAC18-2303

Credits: None available.

Speaker(s):
  • Jonathan Hart, PE, SASHE, Senior Fire Protection Engineer, NFPA, Quincy, Massachusetts
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Young Professionals Engagement in Careers Supporting the Physical Healthcare Environment

Jul 16, 2018 3:15pm ‐ Jul 16, 2018 4:15pm

Identification: G361-AAC18-2300

Credits: None available.

Speaker(s):
  • Jonathan Hart, PE, SASHE, Senior Fire Protection Engineer, NFPA, Quincy, Massachusetts
Panelist(s):
  • Caleb Haynes, Principal/Director, Bernhard TME
  • Jesse Barnum, MS, Building Services Manager, St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center
  • Jordan Northcutt, Industrial Engineer, Campus Operations, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Abbey Louk, Faithful and Gould
  • Jacob McCall, Operations Manager, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00