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Managing Fire & Smoke Barriers Requires Protocol

Session 1.14

Thursday, October 19, 2017

8:00am - 9:00am


Managing barriers in today’s healthcare facility can be a massive challenge, but if you’re taking a reactive approach to this issue then your challenge is far bigger, riskier, and more expensive than it needs to be. Learn how to take a proactive approach to managing, documenting and inspecting barriers. In this session, you’ll learn the proper protocol to achieve a high level of compliance that saves time, money and resources.

Kelly Mason, Director of Healthcare Partnerships, Specified Technologies   Ruben Garcia, President of Ruben Garcia Associates. He’s a facility manager and certified fire protection/life safety consultant who’s worked with multiple healthcare facilities on regulatory compliance readiness.              

Real Estate Redevelopment in an Environment of Uncertainty

Session 2.14

Thursday, October 19, 2017

9:30am - 10:30am


Healthcare real estate has changed dramatically in recent years, but today’s environment of political uncertainty has left facility managers wondering what’s next, and how to approach the unknown. This session, you’ll hear from industry leaders about how forward-thinking health systems are approaching their off-campus expansion, and gain perspective on a number of different real estate solutions you can apply.


Jeffrey S. Kent, Managing Director of Corporate Facilities, Nemours Foundation, and Vice President, IFMA Healthcare Institute   Mike Wood, Executive Vice President Design and Construction, National Healthcare Development Inc., and President, IFMA Healthcare Institute   James T. Venker, Senior Director, Facilities, Construction, and Environmental Services, Premier Healthcare Alliance          


The Google Inspired Healthcare Office

Session 3.14

Thursday, October 19, 2017

3:00pm - 4:00pm


Few healthcare administrators associate “the Google office” with their industry, yet academic medicine and healthcare providers are seeing new pressure to create competitive, collaborative and inspiring work environments. With need for an additional 12.9 million skilled health professionals by 2035, the competition to attract and retain top talent will be at the forefront, and the work environment has a significant role to play. What’s more, changes in healthcare legislation and technology will provide a new benchmark for the future of workspace allocation for physician, administrative and faculty work areas.


Kristin Ledet, Principal, Director of Interiors, FKP Architects   Hilary Thomas Herd, Senior Associate, FKP Architects   Colette DeJean, Interior Designer, FKP Architects          

One-on-One with Senior Leadership

Session 4.14

Thursday, October 19, 2017

4:15pm - 5:15pm


The already complex U.S. healthcare system is suddenly in the midst of its most impactful strategic change since the early 20th century. Two of the industry’s leaders will provide a deep dive into the trends and economics driving healthcare, and how these factors impact professional healthcare facility management. It’s a rare opportunity to converse one-on-one with healthcare system strategists and delivery executives.


A. Ray Pentecost III, Director, Center for Health Systems & Design, Texas A&M University   Mike Wood, Executive Vice President Design and Construction, National Healthcare Development Inc., and President, IFMA Healthcare Institute              


Infection Prevention and Control Principles for the Healthcare Environment

Session 5.14

Friday, October 20, 2017

8:00am - 9:00am


The healthcare environment, and facility manager, can have a major impact on patient health through the transfer of healthcare associated infections. This highly interactive session will provide insight into the chain of infection and risk recognition, and provide you with the tools needed to collaborate with professionals throughout your facility to improve patient health outcomes.


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Bryan Christensen, Epidemiologist/Industrial Hygienist, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   Ryan Fagan, Medical Officer, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention              

Driving Down Construction and Operational Costs: How a GPO Does It

Session 6.14

Friday, October 20, 2017

9:15am - 10:15am


As the healthcare marketplace faces shrinking revenue streams, there is unprecedented market pressure on the management to reduce the cost of people, supplies and capital. One solution is to work with a group purchasing organizations (GPO) that can provide value, quality and cost effective solutions. Come learn how GPOs commoditize the marketplace in everyday supplies and capital solutions for the most sophisticated building types in the world. Learn how to work with a GPO, whether you are a supplier, a designer, a builder or an operator.


James T. Venker, Senior Director, Facilities, Construction & Environmental Services, Premier Healthcare Alliance                  


Designing It Once

Session 7.14

Friday, October 20, 2017

10:30am - 11:30am


Healthcare facilities are some of the most complex and costly buildings to construct. Yet in today’s new environment of increased competition among healthcare systems, and a rapidly evolving model for delivering services, nimbleness, speed and flexibility have never been more important. This presentation will review three case studies where a healthcare system applied the latest technology, and new construction and project delivery methods to achieve speed to market, high levels of quality and long-term flexibility.


Sidney Sanders, Senior VP Facilities and Construction, Houston Methodist                  

How Technology will Drive Future of Smart Hospitals to Improve Patient Care and Facility Operations

Session 8.14

Friday, October 20, 2017

11:45am - 12:45pm


Healthcare professionals facing new pressure to reduce spending, without cutting staff or impacting the quality of patient care, are exploring a plethora of new tech solutions to meet this challenge. Advances in mobile and cloud-based technologies, as well as the Internet of Things (IoT), are creating enormous opportunities for information gathering and sharing, and will have an astounding impact on the way healthcare staff perform their jobs. Learn how IoT is moving into the facility infrastructure with connected devices, software and services that provide a new level of control, automation and decision-making data for improved operational efficiency, patient satisfaction and safety for all.


Nancy Johnson Sanquist, VP of Global Strategic Marketing, Planon   Chris Roberts, Global Solution Architect, Healthcare, Schneider Electric and Board Member IFMA Health Care Institute              


Questions About the Healthcare Facilities Track
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