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ASHE 56th Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition


1168 - Hospitals Investing in Resilience: Protecting Lives and Margins


Jul 16, 2019 9:45am ‐ Jul 16, 2019 10:45am


Credits: None available.

Description

Hospitals are on the frontline of climate change, managing the health impacts and costs from more frequent extreme weather events, such as hurricanes or wildfires, and increased diseases. Hospitals across the country are stepping up to take action to make their facilities and communities more resilient. In this session, four leading health systems will share how they are implementing innovative climate solutions in a three-pillar framework of mitigation, resilience and leadership to drive the transformation to climate-smart health care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review recent climate reports and their effects on the health care sector.
  • Explore strategies to scale energy efficiency reductions across facilities.
  • Learn how to use the HHS Toolkit Primary Protection: Enhancing Health Care Resilience for a Changing Climate.
  • Understand how to make a compelling case to leadership about and make progress towards resiliency goals.

Speaker(s):

  • Larry Rubin, CEM, CPE, CHFM, CHSP, CBCP, CBEP, M.Ed, Senior Director Facilities Management, Cleveland Clinic
  • Jim Prince, Director of Energy and Facility Performance Excellence, Manager of Energy Management, Medexcel
  • Sarah Spengeman, PhD, Associate Director, US Climate and Health, Health Care Without Harm
  • Seth J. Baruch, National Director Energy & Utilities, National Facilities Services, Kaiser Permanente
  • David S. Burson, Senior Project Manager Real Estate and Facilities, Partners HealthCare Systems, Inc.

Credits

Credits: None available.

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