has served in senior facilities management roles for healthcare
organizations since 1990, and in his current position with Premier, a
healthcare improvement company, since 2011. At Premier, Venker supports
the sourcing, promotion, education and utilization of Premierís
Facilities and Construction Services Program in the areas of facilities
materials and services, as well as construction materials,
infrastructure equipment and non-clinical equipment. Additionally, Jim
provides construction spend and contract utilization reviews,
identifying savings and missed opportunities. He also assists members in
integrating Premier agreement opportunities into construction contract
document specifications and works to assist contracted suppliers in
addressing member needs. Jim also provides training to the design and
construction community, supporting member projects in the Premier
Construction Services Program and explaining how it can be integrated
into a memberís project.
Jim has previously served in senior facilities management
roles for Carolinas HealthCare System, Ochsner Medical Institutions and
Presbyterian Health Services Corporation. He is a registered architect
in the state of Georgia, and holds a BAET Architectural Engineering
Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Ga.
In addition to his role with HCI, Jim is also a member of
the American Institute of Architects and the American Society for
Healthcare Engineering, and serves on the advisory board of the ACE
Summit & Reverse Expo.