Sessions & Programming

Thank you for participating in MWHCEC18!

Session speakers have been asked to provide their session materials. These materials are being updated on this webpage as they become available; scroll down to each session description to see available materials to download.


MWHCEC is approved for the following:

American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association: approved for 12.5 Contact Hours or 1.25 CEU’s. Below is the number of Contact Hours/CEUs for attending the following days:

  • Monday 6 Contact Hours or 0.6 CEUs
  • Tuesday: 4 Contact Hours or 0.4 CEUs
  • Wednesday: 2.5 Contact Hours or 0.25 CEUs

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers: MWHCEC has been approved as a continuing education provider.

U.S Green Building Council: LEED professionals can report their hours for Continuing Education towards maintaining their credentials.

The International Board for Certification of Safety Managers (IBFCSM): will grant 1 Contact Hour of Continuing Education for each documented ‘hour’ of participation in a relevant educational session. Credit will be granted for the following credentials: Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP), Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP), Certified Hazard Control Manager (CHCM) and Certified Patient Safety Officer (CPSO).

The American Institute of Architects (AIA): will give LU credits to AIA Members.


Schedule subject to change. Programming information is being added as it becomes available; check back often for the latest updates. For the latest news and updates, join our mailing list.

EXHIBITS ARE OPEN ONE DAY ONLY, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30


MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast


8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Opening General Session


9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions


11:00 a.m. – Noon
Concurrent Sessions


Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (on own)


Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Local/State Chapter Meetings/Luncheons


1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions


2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions


4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions


5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Happy Hour at SeverinBar (inside the Omni Severin Hotel, 40 West Jackson Place, one block from the Convention Center)
NEW FOR 2018: Unwind with your fellow attendees during Happy Hour. Complimentary appetizers, beer and wine will be served.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2018

6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Exhibitor Setup


7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration


7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
General Session


9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions/Technician Training


10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Trade Show Open


10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Refreshment Break on the Trade Show Floor

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Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch on the Trade Show Floor


2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Break/Grand Prize Drawing on the Trade Show Floor


3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Exhibitor Teardown


3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions/Technician Training


4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018

8:00 a.m. –11:30a.m.
Registration


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast


8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
General Session


8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) Review Course (Additional fee required)

Designed to give you an edge in preparation for the Certified Health Care Facility Manager (CHFM) Exam, this course will help you gain confidence in the five key competency areas of the CHFM test. Through a combination of lecture, CHFM-formatted practice test questions, and study materials, you will feel more prepared to take the CHFM exam and also learn best practices for taking a computer-based test.

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10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Networking Break


10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Closing General Session


Session Descriptions

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2018

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Opening General Session:

  • More With Less: Practical Tips for Optimizing Efficiency And Maximizing Buy-In On Shrinking Budgets
    Healthcare engineers are increasingly pressed to do more with less. Hear from a panel of facility engineers, vendors and ASHE leaders on practical tips to help operate more efficiently and effectively. This session will cover how organizations are using Energy to Care/Energy Star to educate staff and improve buy-in for energy savings, how to work with utility providers on energy savings opportunities, how to control energy costs with limited investments and shrinking budgets, and other top tips for doing more with less.
    Presenters: Tim Adams- ASHE; Doug Hundley, Jr., PE, LEED AP, CGD, CxA- CMTA Inc., Rick Fetz;  Patrick Costello, MA, MBA, PE, BCEE, CEM, CESCO, CSP, DGCP, REP, OSF Healthcare; Kenneth Gordan, Medxcel Facilities Management, St. Vincent Seton

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions:

  • Ensuring TJC and Life Safety Code Compliance for Air Handler Refurbishment
    AQUIS will discuss and educate attendees about the importance of NFPA 90A compliance and why it’s the law, as well as outline common practices specific to air handling unit repair and maintenance that are not compliant with TJC or NFPA 101: Life Safety Code (of which NFPA 90A is a part).
    Presenters: Mike Bodon, AQUIS

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  • Steam System Management for Safety, Reliability, and Energy Efficiency
    Steam has and will continue to be a dependable energy medium for hospital facility operation. Steam in hospitals is used for a variety of essential functions such as sterilization of surgical equipment, building heat, domestic hot water heat, and humidification. The proper understanding of steam distribution is needed to ensure safety, reliability, and energy efficiency for your hospital facilities. We will focus on how safety valves, pressure reducing valves, and steam traps relate to a healthy running facility.
    Presenters: Gus Nick, Somes-Nick & Company; Bill Dwyer, Somes-Nick & Company

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11:00 a.m. – Noon
Concurrent Sessions:

  • Optimizing Preventative Maintenance:  HOW to Deploy a CMS compliant AEM Program for Utility and/or Clinical Assets.
    Why is it so difficult to implement an Alternative Equipment Maintenance/Management (AEM) Program for the facility?  Because many facility managers either a) don’t understand the possible benefits, or b) are concerned about an incorrect deployment.  Instead of fearing the AEM Program development and deployment, facility leaders should embrace the opportunity to optimize preventative maintenance, utilizing risk assessments and facility performance data to validate utility asset performance.  So where do you start, and how do you get it done?  Join this session to find out.
    Presenters: Mark Mochel, Facility Health Inc.; Brian Crum, Facility Health Inc.

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  • The Internet of Buildings: A Technological Boon for Healthcare Building Systems, Operations and Medical Equipment
    The ever-increasing connectivity and automated exchange of data among building systems and equipment – the “Internet of Buildings” – will bring big changes to healthcare facilities design, operations and the delivery of care. This session will discuss what this imminent “Internet of Healthcare” will look like. Session co-presenters will draw on their healthcare experience, knowledge and technical expertise to provide a big-picture vision of the future.
    Presenters: Jeff Carpenter, IMEG Corp.; Suraj Soudagar, MS, MBA, LEED AP, IMEG Corp.

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1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions:

  • How to Reduce Operating Costs When Increasing Square Feet
    Baptist Health Lexington has been able to reduce operating costs by implementing specific strategies included in their new addition.  These included the use of a heat recovery chiller that provides waste heat for the new 500,000 SF patient tower with enough heat leftover to heat the 300,000 SF medical services building and all campus domestic hot water.  Baptist has reduced their campus energy use by 100 kBtu/sf year and reduced their utility costs by $0.87/square foot, which equates to $1,000,000/year of savings.
    Presenters: Sam Claxton, CMTA; Tom Lowe, Baptist Health Lexington

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  • Tying it All Together: Successful Facility Energy Management
    Learn how your facility can benefit from holistic building energy management. From lighting to HVAC, wireless technology and building control systems come together to help reduce energy usage, provide patient comfort and security and improve the overall patient experience.
    Presenters: Jeff Kelley, Lockheed Martin Energy

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions:

  • Creating a Healthcare Facility’s Digital Twin through Big Data and the IoT
    This presentation will look at how Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are reshaping building energy management and allowing for the creation of a digital twin of a building. This advanced modeling technique allows a building to do more with less by maximizing the data from a healthcare facility’s existing Building Management System, to simulate countless scenarios with varying internal and external conditions. A digital twin looks at efficiency, operational oversight and diagnosis all without using additional people or equipment.
    Presenters: Dan Docel, BuildingIQ

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  • Stumble Forward: How Southern Ohio Medical Center became an ENERGY STAR®
    Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio increased its ENERGY STAR® score by 35 points over a six-year period. This improvement was 300 times greater than the national average. In this candid presentation, we’ll review what worked, but more importantly, what challenges the hospital faced and overcame to become an ENERGY STAR®. While the main theme is focused on energy management, other topics that will be addressed in the case study include succession planning, leadership, training, selling to the C-suite and sustainability.
    Presenters: Justin Clark, Southern Ohio Medical Center; Marty Lanning, Energent Solutions LLC

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions:

  • Optimizing Facilities: Strategy+Analytics=Maximum ROI
    Hospitals face many headwinds, not the least of which are the lack of capital and staff time, when it comes to optimizing the performance of their buildings. This often leads to a tactical and sporadic project-by-project approach. This session will share how some hospitals are taking a more strategic, continuous, analytical approach to optimizing the performance of their buildings and maximizing the ROI. The results are maximum savings at the lowest cost, lower operation and maintenance costs, optimum comfort and health, and reduced carbon emissions.
    Presenters: James Dice, Sitton Energy Solutions; Tim Claxton, Hospital Sisters Health System

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  • Preparing for Tomorrow’s Healthcare Construction Challenges
    This session will share the experiences and lessons AECOM Hunt learned from developing a construction laboratory to test innovative products and ideas. In this case study, you’ll get practical tips to better address the future challenges of healthcare construction, learn how to prepare for technological advancements in healthcare and better understand the benefits of modular design and construction.
    Presenters: Aaron Sublette, AECOM Hunt; Cliff Ragan, AECOM Hunt; Shelden Falls, AECOM Hunt

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
General Session

  • Managing Facilities Operations TO Deliver Strategic Value: Managing Your Time to Achieve More with Less
    This seminar, presented by Daina Pitzenberger, SVP Transwestern, will provide you with detailed strategies and methods to help you engage stakeholders, track metrics that will help you make decisions more efficiently and save you time in your fast-paced environment. With over 20 years in hospital operations as a nurse and 10 years in the AEC & Development industry, Daina will share her diverse experience in this presentation to deliver the following objectives for all attendees:

    • Walk away with a more efficient way of managing project planning
    • Gain tips and methodologies from Lean Six Sigma including Rapid Process Improvement & 5S
    • Learn 7 tips to make your day run more smoothly
    • Secure a bigger picture understanding of Agile and the Kata Mindset to help you and your team members be more effective in getting more done “with less resources”

    Presenter: Daina Pitzenberger, Transwestern

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9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions/Technician Training:

  • Patient Centric Care: Leveraging the Facility as an Instrument of Care
    Building, technology and healthcare experts from Johnson Controls will hold a discussion around how systems integration is leading the way towards the enablement and utilization of IoT, giving healthcare facilities the ability to access and analyze real-time data mined from sensors, meters and equipment, critical to improving the patient and family experience. Together they will explore the integration capabilities and use specific patient success stories as direct proof points.
    Presenters: Brendon Buckley, Johnson Controls
  • Technician Training: Energy Reduction in Hospitals
    Hospitals are energy intense because of the nature of the services they provide around-the-clock. Newer hospitals can often use more energy than older ones, some of which can be attributed to higher environmental standards. Understanding how energy flows through a hospital is crucial in formulating strategies to reduce consumption. This seminar will review where energy is consumed, offer proven concepts for energy reduction, and highlight where one can go astray on the journey to energy efficiency.
    Presenters: Carl Schultz, Osborn Engineering; Mark Wutz, PE, CEM, LEED AP, Osborn Engineering; Dave Chouinard, LEED AP, CBCP, Osborn Engineering

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  • Operating Room Relative Humidity Study, Sponsored by ASHRAE
    This session will discuss a comparison of microbial and particulate contamination control for different levels of room relative humidity at constant temperature during mock operating room conditions. The three relative humidity levels tested were 20%, 35%, and 50%. Each relative humidity level tested measured microbial and particulate contaminants in the sterile field and at the back instrument table.
    Presenters: Dr. Jennifer Wagner, Ph.D., CIC, OnSite-LLC; Damon G. Greeley, PE, CEM, HFDP, CBCP, EDAC, CHFM, OnSite-LLC

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions/Technician Training:

  • Optimize Healthcare Facilities Operations by Going Mobile
    This session will inform attendees about how they can improve daily productivity and respond effectively to emergencies by digitizing building information and making it mobile-accessible.
    Presenters: Jake Young, ARC

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  • Operating Room Supply Airflow Study, Sponsored by ASHRAE
    This session will discuss a comparison of microbial and particulate contamination control for different types of operating room supply air systems during mock operating room conditions. The three systems tested were Single Large Diffuser (SLD), Multi Diffuser Array (MDA), and 4-way Throw. Each system tested measured microbial and particulate contaminants in the sterile field and at the back instrument table.
    Presenters: Dr. Jennifer Wagner, Ph.D., CIC, OnSite-LLC; Damon G. Greeley, PE, CEM, HFDP, CBCP, EDAC, CHFM, OnSite-LLC
  • Technician Training: A Practical Approach to Maintaining Compliant Humidity Levels
    Humidity has become a common citation during regulatory surveys. This session touches on the newest requirements and what that means to existing healthcare spaces. Common methods of fixing humidity levels that are too high or low are covered along with pitfalls to be aware of.
    Presenters: Greg Lavriha, GPD GroupDownload Session Materials

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions:

  • Ensuring USP Compliant Pharmacy Clean Room Projects
    This interactive presentation will highlight the USP 797 and 800 regulations and their impact on existing compounding cleanrooms.  Innovative solutions will be discussed as well as the significance of the design, construction, and commissioning phases.
    Presenters: Greg Lavriha, GPD Group; Alfonso Traina, Cleanroom Design LLC; Denise Holt, GPD Group

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  • Operating Room Back Table Contamination Study, Sponsored by ASHRAE
    This session will discuss a comparison of microbial and particulate contamination control for covering and no-covering of the back instrument table prior to use during mock operating room conditions. Each cover/no-cover condition tested measured microbial and particulate contaminants in the sterile field and at the back instrument table.
    Presenters: Dr. Jennifer Wagner, Ph.D., CIC, OnSite-LLC; Damon G. Greeley, PE, CEM, HFDP, CBCP, EDAC, CHFM, OnSite-LLC
  • Technician Training: Medical Gas Compliance with NFPA 99 ‘12 ‘15 ’18 and Alternative Equipment Maintenance for Annual Testing
    Learn how to comply with the NFPA 99 Code introduced in 2012 and also comply with the new requirements in the 2015 and 2018 editions.
    Presenters: Jim Quirk, GasMedix LLC

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
General Session

  • Unifying PDC and Facilities Teams: A Discussion in Overcoming Challenges to Generate Efficiencies
    It’s not uncommon for PDC and Facilities teams to operate independently, often in silos. The challenge most healthcare facilities face with that model is potentially dueling project updates to leadership, triggering a lack of confidence that the project is being completed right. Ensuring compliance on new construction is also an ongoing challenge that could result in negative ramifications if these two teams are not aligned. In this interactive session, we will share our experiences and open a bigger conversation with attendees to discuss challenges they may be faced with and how to overcome them.
    Presenters: Eric Waller, Medxcel; Jeremy Fortier, Medxcel

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10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Closing General Session

  • ASHE Advocacy: Update On Latest Industry Trends and Issues
    Tim Adams, director of member professional development for ASHE, will explore the legal, regulatory and code issues that the healthcare industry is currently facing.
    Presenter: Tim Adams, ASHE