Monday, October 12, 2020

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration Open


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


8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Opening General Session: Updates from Indiana Hospital Association
Rob McLin, CPA, MBA, FACHE
President and CEO, Good Samaritan Hospital/Indiana Hospital Association Chair

Hear from Indiana Hospital Association chair Rob McLin on the latest updates impacting healthcare facilities throughout the Midwest.


9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Infection Prevention and Facilities Management: Breaking Down the Silos
Presenter(s): Loie Couch, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Now more than ever, it’s critical that Infection Prevention and Facilities Management work together. But when departmental silos exist, this creates a struggle. This session will outline solutions to remove these silos, such as understanding the differences between the departments, creating a plan for communication and cooperation, and ultimately, improving patient outcomes.


Led by a healthcare engineer and lean healthcare master blackbelt, hear from thought leaders from the healthcare community answering questions such as: 1) What didn’t go as well as we hoped from a facilities standpoint?; 2) How did early planning result in successful outcomes during the pandemic?; 3) What are significant lessons learned from this pandemic that will be used for future facility planning, and construction operations? Attendees will walk away with best operational practices to put in place now and into 2021.
Presenter(s): Lisa Feeley, E2 Strategies; Mike Zorich, IMEG Engineering


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Think Big, Build Small: The Future of Healthcare
The face of healthcare is changing, and with that change brings a big strategy that requires the construction of many small immediate care sites. These sites will become the new “front door” to the healthsystem.  The speakers will give their experiences building more than 20 sites in 2 years.  Budget for each site will be discussed along with the innovative ways the system and its owner’s representative partner, IFS, have found to reduce cost while maintaining overall quality.
Presenter(s): John Zachara, Integrated Facilities Solutions, Inc.; Tyler Bauer, NorthShore University HealthSystem; Gil Magnelli, OKW Architects

Ventilation Requirements: Using Your CMMS to Track and Manage Critical & Non-Critical Spaces
This session will demonstrate the benefits of utilizing your CMMS to manage ventilation and air quality requirements for both Critical and Non-Critical spaces. Hear a case study from IU Health Academic Health Care in which they inventoried all rooms in their 6+M s.f. portfolio, entered each room as a space asset in their CMMS, customized their CMMS asset form to capture relevant ventilation details per FGI, and implemented other features in the CMMS to help ensure the proper ventilation maintenance throughout all facilities.
Presenter(s): Melissa McCain, Indiana University Health Academic Health Center; Wayne Klingelsmith, MSL Healthcare Partners


12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch on Own


12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Local/State Chapter Meetings/Luncheons


2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

New NEC Regulations and Emergency Backup Power
This session will compare diesel versus natural gas generators. It will also cover generator applications and ratings, remote shutdown, generator accessory power, adding loads to existing generators, generator docking stations and remote start monitoring. NEC 2017 code changes and their applications will also be discussed.
Presenter(s): Connor Young, Buckeye Power Sales

Optimizing Facility Performance: Maximizing Return-on-Investment
Hospitals face many headwinds when it comes to optimizing the performance of their buildings, including lack of capital and staff resources. These obstacles can lead to a sporadic, project-by-project approach. This session will share how Parkview Health is taking a more strategic, continuous, and analytical approach to optimizing the performance of their buildings and maximizing their ROI. The results include: maximum energy savings at the lowest cost, lower operation and maintenance costs, optimum occupant comfort and health, and reduced carbon emissions.
Presenter(s): Scott Burcroff, Parkview Health; Jason Combs, Sitton Energy Solutions


3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Designing Indiana’s Most Energy-Efficient Hospital
Participants of the 2030 Challenge for carbon neutrality and the Target 100 initiative for healthcare facilities, Riverview Health set a goal that their Westfield Hospital would be among the most energy-efficient hospitals in Indiana. The facility is a one-stop shop for healthcare, including the state’s first combined emergency and urgent care center. This presentation will discuss sustainable design features and approaches, including unconventional systems, implementing sustainability early in the design process, navigation tips when projects transform mid-design, and how well-thought design improves the patient experience.
Presenter(s): Ray Beaufait, PE, CMTA, Inc.; Brandon Hoopingarner, AIA, American Structurepoint; Scott Tripp, Riverview Hospital

Fire Compartmentation and Opening Protective Safety Testing by UL
Healthcare facilities must comply with fire safety codes and standards. Many of the new materials and assemblies require a new understanding of fire safety than past approaches. This presentation
will look at the specific testing and standards for fire rated walls, door openings, and penetration opening protection features. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of how the test standards are linked, as well as how to access rated products and assemblies.
Presenter(s): Robert James, UL, LLC


5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception at the Omni

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration Open


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


7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Technician Training: To Be Announced


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
General Session:

Surveying in a Pandemic World presented by Tim Markijohn, Field Director of Surveyor Management and Support at The Joint Commission

This is your chance to “look behind the curtain” of The Joint Commission’s (TJC) Life Safety Code department. Hear first-hand how the COVID pandemic has affected LSC surveying and what that means to healthcare facilities awaiting accreditation surveys, how surveyors track the virus, how this impacts impending surveys, which surveys are being conducted virtually, how many surveys have been delayed due to COVID, and how and why survey logistics have changed.  You’ll also learn more about the general inner-workings of the survey department, including the different types of surveys they conduct, how the department is staffed,  how LSC survey days are determined, how surveyors are assigned, how the department interacts with CMS, and how that interaction drives changes in LSC surveying– from areas of focus during building tours to code interpretations. Bring your questions — there will be a 15 minute Q&A portion to address your specific questions and concerns.

Tim Markijohn, MBA/MHA, CHFM, CHE, is a Field Director in the Hospital Program for the Life Safety Code Surveyors at The Joint Commission. He and fellow Field Director Jim Kendig oversee the surveyors who specialize in surveying TJC’s life safety, environment of care, and emergency management standards in facilities around the globe.

Before assuming the Field Director role, Tim served as a part-time Joint Commission LSC surveyor for several years. He also served on The Joint Commission’s Surveyor Advisor Committee from 2012 to 2015, working on items related to customer satisfaction, process improvement, and survey/surveyor efficiency.

Prior to joining The Joint Commission full time as Field Director, Tim spent 15 years working in hospital facilities operations, design and construction. He has served in director-level roles at multiple 1 million+ square foot hospitals and healthcare systems, including the University of Missouri Health System, WakeMed in North Carolina, the UPMC Hamot Academic Health Center in Pennsylvania, and Memorial Region Hospital in Hollywood, Florida.


9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

COVID-19: From Preparation to Action
COVID-19 revealed strengths and vulnerabilities of healthcare systems facing a global pandemic. This presentation will review how resources were used to move quickly from preparation to action and how COVID-19 challenged and changed patient care delivery, clinical staffing/safety, hospital finance, clinical engineering/design/construction, and preparing for a new normal.
Presenter(s): Alicia Warren, PE, Franciscan Health; Vince Corbin, RN, Franciscan Health Indianapolis

Navigating the Complexities of Fire and Smoke Damper Requirements
This session will offer- once and for all- a clear process in determining if fire and/or smoke dampers are required to be installed. The why, where and resolution of conflicting Authorities Having Jurisdiction requirements will be explained. You’ll walk away with a clear, concise path in resolving this sometimes complex and confusing issue.
Presenter(s): Rodney McCulloh, RTM Consultants, Inc.; Ryan Loeffelman, BSA LifeStructures; Sam Winters, BSA LifeStructures


9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

[Technician Training] Coil Restoration & AHU Sanitization: Driving Improved IAQ and Energy Savings Through Innovation
This presentation will discuss harmful effects of biofilms on the indoor environment. The interior of air handling units (AHU) are major sources of microbial growth such as fungi, bacteria, and viruses; cooling coils, condensate drain pans and fiberglass insulation are primary amplification sites for microbial growth. This session will offera holistic approach to AHU remediation through refurbishment, coil restoration, cleaning, santitizing and confirmation testing to restore hygenic conditions to building AHUs.
Presenter(s): Mike Bodón, AQUIS


10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Trade Show


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


12:00 p.m. – 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. – 4:00 p.m.
Closing General Session:

Doug Erickson, FASHE, CHFM, HFDP, CHC – CEO, Facility Guidelines Institute
Doug has more than 40 years of experience in health care facility planning, design, and construction.

He’s been a health care facility manager, a consultant, an authority having jurisdiction, and the principal advocate representing the American Hospital Association (AHA)/American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) membership on national codes, standards, and built environment committees.

Doug is a member of ASHE, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
In the past 26 years, Doug has represented AHA/ASHE membership on more than 15 NFPA Technical Committees and is the immediate past chair of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code and NFPA 110: Emergency Power Supply Systems. He is also chair of the Clinical Subcommittee of ASHRAE Standard 170: Ventilation of Health Care Facilities.