Programming will be offered Monday and Tuesday. The exhibit hall will be open one day only, Tuesday.


Indiana Professional Licensing Agency State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers: MWHCEC has also 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. Learn more.

The International Board for Certification of Safety Managers (IBFCSM): IBFCSM recognizes continuing education offered at state, regional, and national conferences. IBFCSM tracks CE in clock hours – 1 CEU is equal to 10 clock hours. Participants must have documentation stating the topics covered, attendance, and number of CEUs or clock hours. CE must meet the content blueprint for the corresponding certification.

This year’s event includes the opportunity to earn 15 CEUs! However, to take full advantage of all the continuing education available, add the Leadership Pre-Con when you register.

MWHCEC Sessions: 12 CEUs
Leadership Pre-Con: 3 CEUs

Sunday, November 12

Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Kick off your conference experience by hearing from three expert speakers and making the most of your time away from the office. Topics will include:

Mental Health and Burnout, What Great Leaders Do Differently
In today’s fast-paced business world, burnout and mental health challenges have become all too common. Chris Mills, COO and Partner at ML Talent Strategies, invites us to take a step back and discover the secrets of effective, compassionate leadership that fosters productivity and teamwork without sacrificing mental well-being. She will share essential strategies for creating psychological safety and supportive work environments. Walk away armed with newfound perspectives, a deeper understanding of mental health, and a toolkit of actionable strategies to bring to your leadership role.

Building a Strong Culture in the Workplace
Join us for a deep dive into the core aspects of crafting dynamic, robust work environments that foster productivity, loyalty, and growth for your business in today’s ever-evolving corporate landscape. Whether you’re a budding professional or seasoned expert, you’ll benefit from us uncovering the fundamentals of company culture, understand its consequential role, and gain practical tools to initiate impactful changes.

Having a Legacy Leadership
Discover the secrets of effective leadership and take your skills to the next level with leadership veteran Mike Lantz, Founder of ML Talent Strategies and trueU. Mike will explore the Leadership Challenge Framework, and innovative and research-driven method designed to help you become the leader you were meant to be. In this interactive session, expect to: explore the Leadership Challenge Framework, identify practices of effective leaders, and reflect on your own leadership behaviors.

Presenter: Chris Mills, SHRM-SCP, ML Talent Strategies | Amber Fields, TrueU | MikeLantz, ML Talent Strategies

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

This brand new invite-only reception is for healthcare engineers who are newcomers to the Midwest Healthcare Engineering Conference or healthcare engineering industry.

Monday, November 13

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Are your compounding pharmacy HVAC & environmental control systems ready for new USP 797/800 enforcement? We’ve seen compounding pharmacy HVAC control systems for ACH and pressurization fail due to application of VAV laboratory type systems that don’t scale down well to small AHU applications. Attend to learn about constant volume systems and standards in place that govern compounding pharmacy environmental conditions.
Presenter: Matt Costick, TSI

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Captain Brian Udell began flying at the age of nine and took his first cross-country flight at the age of ten. Since then he has accumulated over 21,000 hours in a variety of both civil and military aircraft. At nearly 800 MPH, Brian holds the record for surviving the highest speed ejection from a U.S. Fighter Aircraft. Register to hear his incredible survival story in the Atlantic Ocean and the importance of training, practice, teamwork, and communication.
Speaker: Brian Udell, Southwest Airlines

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Strategic Innovation – Prefabrication Redefined
Skilled labor shortages, supply chain issues, and inflated diesel fuel costs are amplifying market instability and increasing the risk of building projects for healthcare systems, architects, and their builders. Join us for a case study presentation on Mercy Health King Mills Hospital and how Onsite Prefabrication has helped Bon Secours Mercy Health, Danis Construction, and GBBN manage the risks, costs, and schedule of a large medical center project. This session will highlight a large effort to standardize quality across the client’s built environment through a system of architectural prototypes. Next, the OACM team will describe the physical constraints of deploying a 16,000 SF portable manufacturing facility onsite to industrialize construction of 25% of the building’s critical components. Learn how this innovation hedged market instability, increased labor utilization by 81% while also addressing the skilled labor shortage risk. Additionally, hear how the Owner established a project culture and team environment that encouraged innovation and resiliency.
Presenter: Jim Lupidi, LEED AP, Danis Construction | Molly Ironmonger, LEED AP, Bon Secours Mercy Health | Mickey LeRoy, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, GBBN

Demystifying Reliability Centered Maintenance
With the recent release of the ASHE Reliability Centered Maintenance Guide, facilities teams would benefit in exploring the numerous benefits pertaining to implementing a reliability program. As health care facility professionals continue forward on the journey toward operational excellence, it is important to take a step back, examine the current state of the facility’s asset management philosophy and gain an understanding of how a focus on reliability can enhance the patient care experience.
Presenter: Devin Hugie, MBA, FASHE, CHFM, CRL, CEPSS-HC, CHEP, CHSP-FSM, FORUM Reliability | Jim Carrel, CRL-BB, ISO 18436-2 Cat. III, FORUM Reliability

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Healthcare Boilers: Creating a Sustainable Future
Every hospital in the US needs both heat and steam. This topic is especially important as we race to a greener future and continue to strain our existing infrastructure. This discussion aims to remind attendees of the fundamentals of their heating plants; how systems are evolving and how changes in technology will impact their daily operation, bottom line, and the environment.
Presenter: Paul Ingham, Thermogenics

Bridging the Gap Between Facilities, Clinical, and Executive Leadership
Join us for a discussion between senior healthcare facilities leaders. We all know that managing facilities can be difficult and sometimes invasive to the patient care areas in a healthcare facility. This presentation will provide attendees with real life examples and experiences of how these experts communicate with clinical and executive leadership teams in their facilities.
Presenters: Edwin Frieden, Ryan Fireprotection, Inc. | Andrew Gorman, IU Health Riley Children’s Hospital | Keith Rodebeck, Franciscan Alliance Central Indiana Region | Shawn Farrington, Community Health Network North Campus

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch on Your Own

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Local/State Chapter Meetings/Luncheons

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Electrical Receptacles: Where Code-Minimum Meets Operationalizing Patient Care
Receptacle quantities are based upon the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) category of the space, type of room, and Facilities Guidelines Institute (FGI) Guidelines. As hospital patients become more ill and lifesaving equipment becomes more the norm, the complexity of building systems for hospitals grows. Telehealth and advances in technology add to the complication. Balancing the clinical needs with the expectation of personal technology provisions is the norm. Understanding how to navigate code and functional requirements of receptacle needs in inpatient spaces is the reason FGI created a Beyond Fundamentals white paper entitled “Electrical Receptacles in Patient Care Areas Where Code Minimum Meets Operationalizing Patient Care.” The goal of the document is to bring to light the decision-making process necessary for receptacles located in inpatient areas and to create a conversation regarding the basis of design to operationalize a healthcare facility.
Presenters: Krista Biason, PE, HGA Architects and Engineers | Terri Zborowsky, PhD, RN, EDAC, CPXP, HGA Architects & Engineers

Sustainability from Check List to Implementation
This presentation looks how a healthcare system with multiple campuses and project types is embracing sustainability and taking it from the board room to the construction site. Attend and learn how to bridge the gap between sustainability goals and building activation/certification.
Presenters: Heather Zeto, LEED AP BD+C, O+M | WELL AP, Guidon | Kevin Hutton, PE, IU Health | Tim King, PE, LEED BD+C, Guidon

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

I Love it, Now Change it – Avoiding Project Closeout Issues Through Proactive Planning
There is a growing phenomenon of projects putting together contingency or temporary work to achieve Certificates of Occupancy (CO) and then redesigning/rebuilding the completed work immediately after. Proactive planning for this scenario can help to avoid or address potential challenges after the CO has been issued.
Presenter: Doug King, AIA, NCARB, ACHA, Project Management Advisors, Inc. | Tory McNeil, PE, LEED AP, Guidon Design | Ethan Stefan, Project Management Advisors, Inc.

Bridging The Gap Between Effective Building Envelope Asset Assessment, Management & Capital Funding
This will be a joint case study presentation based on moving from a local campus driven building envelope assessment, management and funding program to a systemwide program which has resulted in reduced cost and improved performance. To date the primary focus has been on the roofing portion of the building envelope, but the program has revealed important understanding as to how other aspects of the exterior building envelope is/is not performing.
Presenter:David Hart, LEED AP, CDT , Tremco Construction Products Group | Jonathan Hunley, CHFM, CHC, CHOP, CHEPP, LEED GA, Bon Secours Mercy Health

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

All Access Pass Attendees will enjoy a reserved section of Punchbowl Social that will include bowling, pool tables, karaoke and drinks. Learn more about the venue.

Tuesday, November 14

7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Since the beginning of healthcare facilities management, managers and leaders have developed healthcare facilities specific competencies through on the job training, experiences, professional development seminars, and networking. This session will present seven (7) reasons why it’s time to upgrade “the way we have always done it.”
Presenter: Mike Canales, Owensboro Community & Technical College

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) offers over $350 billion in federal incentives for clean and renewable energy investments, decarbonization, sustainability investments, energy efficiency, and infrastructure upgrades. As high-energy use facilities, healthcare owners have been slower to adopt green energy solutions due to cost and energy demand, but the IRA helps to break down these barriers to entry. In this session, we’ll break down the IRA so it’s easier to digest and show how it has been applied to real-life healthcare projects.
Presenters: Doug Fick, PE, PMP, LEED BD+C, CMTA, Inc. | Jess Farber, PE | Tony Hans, CMTA

10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Trade Show

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Refreshments in Trade Show Hall

11:00 a.m. – Noon

11:00 a.m. – Understanding Water Safety for Construction— From Design to Occupancy
This session focuses on the considerations that the Water Management Team (WMT) should have when asking the question: “How will we know our building water is safe and ready for occupancy by our staff and the public?” Topics covered include: how the water management team functions during construction activities, known construction risk factors related to water, and how to use an Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) for water to determine where controls should be applied.
Presenter: Michael Dawson, Phigenics

11:15 a.m. – What is This Buzzing? Don’t Get Caught Out on a LIM! Operating Room Isolated Power Panels (LIM Panels) Explained
This presentation will educate attendees on isolated power systems in an easy-to-understand way by detailing what an IPS is, how it protects against electrical shock, a brief review on codes that govern IPS deployment, and most importantly what to do in the event of alarm. This will empower the staff and give confidence in the OR environment which will in turn lead to improved clinical outcomes and services for the patients and assist with employee satisfaction for those who interface the most with IPS equipment.Presenter: Philip Ndahi, Bender Inc.

11:30 a.m. – Growing Applications for Environmental Monitoring in Hospitals
This presentation will review the variety of applications for Environmental Monitoring in Hospitals and other Healthcare settings. From the hospital pharmacies, to waiting rooms, to compounding areas, GMP production, and even into the OR suites themselves, the world of EM is expanding greatly at hospitals around the world.
Presenter: Thomas Petersen, Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions

11:45 a.m. – EV’s are Charging Forward: How this Impacts Your Healthcare Campus
As technology evolves and electrical vehicles (EVs) become more prominent, electric vehicle chargers are becoming more prevalent on healthcare campuses. What does this look like for your healthcare campus, and why is it important to plan for an EV future now? With the development of EVs approaching, you can start gradually updating your facilities to accommodate this EV future without breaking the bank or interrupting current plans.
Presenter: Phillip Oprie, PE, Design Collaborative

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

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

This presentation will present a brief overview of the history of Std 170 including how/why it was developed and what’s unique about its’ content/format. Then we’ll focus on the content outlining major subjects that have been added/clarified in the standard over its’ short life.
Presenter: Laurence V. Wilson, PE, ASHRAE HFDP, LEED AP, RTM Engineering Consultants | Kenneth A. Monroe, PE, MBA, CHC, PMP, Sinai Health System

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Door Prizes on the Trade Show Floor

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Growing Trust Capital, Facilities Stewardship Like a Boss
Developing trusting relationships with senior leadership is vital to securing support and funding for ongoing facilities stewardship needs. There’s just one big problem: Facilities leaders and the C-Suite speak different languages. What might seem like simple cause and effect communication to a facility professional might sound like a foreign language to business and medical professionals, as their communications often sound to the facilities team. Overcoming this language barrier is the first step to building trust capital and, in turn, creating better funding outcomes. Leveraging business acumen is an art and a science. Selecting the right data, using the right tools and telling a compelling story are learned skills, and the development of those skills often involves trial and error.
Presenter: Mark Kenneday, CHFM, CHC, FASHE, MBA, Gordian

What Happens the Day After the Open House?
This presentation will discuss the difference between “managing” clinical environments at the point of care as they relate to technology as opposed to just “dealing” with this space. We will discuss the importance of providing clinical teams the tools to manage their space in the post occupancy environment. Functional changes often take place faster than facilities can be built. During the lifecycle of a facility, or after the completion of construction or renovations, clinicians are often left to “deal with” a design intent which may no longer match their current needs. Especially in a Post COVID-19 world, Post Occupancy flexibility is more critical than ever. An Equipment Management Strategy gives owners, managers, and users the tools to “change and manage” their environments after they occupy the new space. Attendees will learn how managing a clinical environment will support re-building trust in healthcare delivery and allow for a “TRUE” terminal clean after discharging a patient.
Presenter: Gary Schindele, FHFI, FF/EMT, Paladin Healthcare LLC

Technician Training

Technicians are on the front lines of healthcare engineering. Special Technician Training passes give these key team members access to a full day of programming, tradeshows, meals and networking opportunities for just $99. Don’t miss this cost-effective opportunity to provide critical training and insights to technicians.

Tuesday, November 14

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration is open

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Annual testing by a 3rd party, qualified testing company of specific areas within a healthcare facility is a requirement for accreditation, as well as to meet Infection Prevention protocol. Maintenance staff should also be trained to perform this testing. Instances when Maintenance Personnel should check the ventilation of specific rooms are aplenty in the healthcare setting. In this training, the ASHRAE 170 Standard will be reviewed and explained, with hand-on instruction on use of a standard Shortridge Flow Hood, including how to calculate the air exchanges.
Presenter: John Ostojic, ARTEC Environmental

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

This training session will offer a general overview of fire pump and associated equipment. There will be a detailed discussion of monthly/weekly fire pump testing requirements and how to conduct, as well as a general overview of monthly fire sprinkler system inspection requirements.
Presenters: Edwin Frieden, Ryan Fireprotection, Inc., Adam Andrzejewski, Ryan Fireprotection, Inc., Matt Williams, BBC Pump & Equipment

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Trade Show

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

This hands-on session with ice machines will break down proper cleaning and maintenance techniques. Participants will learn through examples what happens if these aren’t maintained. We will also discuss legionella in ice machines and other contaminates.
Presenter: Scott Schneider, Mister Ice