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2016 PDC Summit

1372 - Maintenance of Power: Do Hospitals Have an Obligation that Goes Beyond Compliance with Current Codes and Standards?

Mar 22, 2016 1:45pm ‐ Mar 22, 2016 2:45pm

Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00


A hospital is obligated to protect patients by preserving backup power. This discussion will address key issues including the difference between optimal protection of backup power through best practices and new technologies such as co-generation and micro-grids versus simply meeting current codes and standards. A white paper produced from this plenary session will capture the essence of this critical issue and lay out a framework for the regulatory, policy, and legislative changes necessary to help hospitals move beyond code compliance to a best practices approach.


  • Eric Cote, Project Director, Powered for Patients
  • George Mills, MBA, FASHE, CEM, CHFM, CHSP, Director, Department of Engineering, The Joint Commission
  • Jason D'Antona, PE, Director of Engineering, Mass General Brigham
  • Jonathan Flannery, CHFM, MHSA, FASHE, FACHE, Senior Associate Director of Advocacy, American Society for Health Care Engineering
  • Kevin Yeskey, MD, FACEP, National Advisor for Public Health Preparedness, Powered for Patients
  • Robert Solomon, PE, Division Manager for Building and Life Safety Codes, NFPA
  • Robin Guenther, FAIA LEED Fellow, Principal, Perkins+Will
  • William (. Tinsley, PE, CEM, LEED® AP, HFDP, CHFM, CHC, Managing Principal, TME

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