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World Workplace Health Care Institute Track Quick Reference Guide - Sessions at a Glance:


Thursday, October 04

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Session #1.13


Novel Methods of Capturing and Inactivating Airborne Pathogens in Healthcare


Hospital acquired infections (HAIs) impact millions of patients and cost the healthcare industry billions of dollars each year. Few hospital initiatives receive as much attention as infection control with campaigns and training around hand-washing and other methods to mitigate pathogen transmission. And while this is a focus of critical impact to both healthcare engineers and providers, both groups may underestimate the significance of indoor air quality on infection. This presentation will provide a review of ACTIVE Particle Control, Compliance and the Clinical Impact of its implementation. A direct correlation between the reduction of airborne contamination and the reduction of hospital acquired infections has already begun.

Dr. Mark Ereth, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine   Frank Stamatatos, President, SecureAire, LLC              

Thursday, October 04

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Session #2.13


Small Space, Big Impact: MIBG Treatment Suites for Pediatric Patients


Neuroblastoma has one of the lowest survival rates of all pediatric cancers and accounts for 15% of all pediatric cancer deaths. MIBG therapy is generally more effective, less painful, and requires less time in the hospital than other Neuroblastoma treatment options. However, due to the high levels of I-131 delivered by the MIBG carrier, the regime requires total patient isolation for 3-5 days, and sabotages the patient and family experience at a new level for individuals who are at their most fragile. This team has designed one of the first 20 MIBG treatment suites in the U.S., which requires significant measures to protect clinical teams and family caregivers from radiation toxicity. We will present two case studies conducted prior to design, and the final solution for the Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital MIBG suite, showing design and operational strategies for providing quality care, safely.

J. Ronald Boozer, Senior Designer, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting   Georgia Cameron, Healthcare Studio Principal, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting   Carolyn Johnson, Architect, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting          


Thursday, October 04

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Session #3.13


Who Moved the Patient? Remapping the Outpatient Cancer Care Experience


The traditional patient shuffle from one care setting to another is a thing of the past. Travel with us through a customer experience mapping of the Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute Expansion to understand what operational, spatial and functional program changes were made during the design of the project to create spaces for multi-disciplinary care teams who bring services to the patient instead. We will summarize the Customer Experience Mapping Workshop and review outcomes, showing how the existing 30+ touchpoint model was streamlined to an 11-touchpoint experience that supports LCI’s Planetree Designation. Material will include the multi-disciplinary clinic building block that provides flexible patient spaces with immediate adjacency to sub-specialty clinical staff, guest services, integrative oncology resources, testing, education, respite and spiritual and emotional support.

Georgia Cameron, Healthcare Studio Principal, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting   Roger Wilkerson, National Studio Principal, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting   Daniel Montano, Partner, Creative Director of Brand Experience Studio, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting          

Friday, October 05

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Session #4.13-1


Build, Renovate or Demolish: What Do We Do with Our Aging Assets?


Most hospitals are essentially multiple generations of buildings in various degrees of condition. This session will explain what steps are needed to present a compelling case to compete for shrinking capital with a cohesive Strategic Facility Assessment to determine if relocation, building new, renovating, or demolishing is the best long-term solution to aging assets and facilities. The session will demonstrate how to incorporate clinical, operational and real estate data with Age of Plant and Facility Condition Indices.

Cathy Demmitt, Director of Facility Management, BSA LifeStructures   Steve Phifer, Executive Vice President, Rodgers Builders   Steve Fletcher, Facilities Project Manager, BSA LifeStructures          


Friday, October 05

9:15 am - 10:15 am

Session #5.13


From Building Automation Systems to Enterprise Level Intelligent Monitoring: Greenville Health System’s Journey to Operational Intelligence


The majority of hospitals have a building automation system that controls every part of the HVAC system. The BAS system is the foundation for managing operational comfort and energy usage in a hospital. It is the facility technician’s primary goal to monitor and troubleshoot daily operational issues. The tool is powerful, but between multiple systems, limited staffing and poor vendor support it can turn into a cumbersome system. Greenville Health System made a decision in fall 2016 to move toward continuous monitoring software to provide a proactive approach to operational issues and drive down energy costs.

Mark Dease, Director Community Facilities Engineering, Greenville Health System   Jacob Warner, Energy/Utilities Manager, Greenville Health System              

Friday, October 05

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session #6.13


Building Information Modeling (BIM) for FM: An Industry Survey


A survey of more than 100 FMs, primarily from healthcare and campus facilities, dug deep into current asset management strategies to identify the minimum sets of attributes that may be useful for FM-specific BIM. The survey’s findings indicate a consensus on the basic information needed for asset management, and that there is no generally accepted standard on how this is done in current practice. FM professionals in healthcare may find this presentation valuable for establishing baseline sets of data to request during the design phase of projects or to help set standards for BIM in FM.

Brandi Wililams, Assistant Professor- Construction Management, Kennesaw State University                  


Friday, October 05

11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Session #7.13


The Solidification and Final Destination of American Healthcare


The final destination of America’s healthcare system is vividly clear. The political smokescreen by both parties can no longer hide the cost increases driven by corporate greed. The curtain is pulled back on the pharmaceutical and insurance industry shenanigans. This presentation visually quantifies healthcare’s money streams over the last 50 years, our associated national debt debacle, and a social security fix. The drivers of the merger and acquisition mania are detailed through a musical vignette, before a dramatic conclusion on the meaning of life with a view from the edge of our solar system.

Marc Sauve, Senior Vice President of Healthcare Transformation, Gresham, Smith and Partners                  


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