2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCE SPEAKERS & SESSIONS
August 9-12, 2022 | Wilmington Convention Center | Wilmington, NC
KEYNOTE: COLETTE CARLSON
ASHE PRESIDENT - SHAY RANKHORN
Herman McKenzie is currently a Director in the Standards Interpretation Group at The Joint Commission. In this role, he manages all activities associated with the daily operations of the Physical Environment Department, provides standards interpretation and education to Joint Commission Surveyors and accredited organizations, reviews equivalency requests and survey reports, conducts surveys and Intracycle Monitoring conference calls, serves as faculty for educational programs, and is a speaker for national, regional, state, and local audiences.
Mr. McKenzie has over 30 years of health care experience having held managerial and director-level roles in Clinical Engineering, Plant Operations and Facilities Services throughout the Chicagoland area. Previously, he was a part of the team that opened the first new hospital in Illinois in over 25 years.
Mr. McKenzie is a certified healthcare safety professional (CHSP), and is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and the Healthcare Engineers Society of Northern Illinois (HESNI) serving as president from 2013 - 2014. Mr. McKenzie has also been selected as Board Director for the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).
Alex Harwell, PE, CHFM, CHC
Preparing for & Implementing Successful DHSR Inspections
A general guide for hospital facilities and construction staff, designers, and contractors to prepare for and implement successful DHSR project inspections. This session will cover good practices, tips, and processes towards passing DHSR inspections from early construction phase to the final walkthrough along with review of the NCHEA sponsored DHSR Preparation Guide and System Checklist documents.
Alex Harwel PE CHFM CHC
Born in Durham and raised in Raleigh, I started my career by enlisting into the US Navy at age 18, I spent a decade in the Navy as a Nuclear Machinist’s Mate learning the ropes of engineering systems operation, maintenance and troubleshooting. While serving I earned my bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA in Engineering Technology to build my professional career following the Navy. I started my engineering career with the State of NC, working for DHSR as an engineering plan reviewer and inspector for five years. It was there that I learned about the healthcare industry, healthcare engineering regulatory requirements, and the landscape of North Carolina hospitals, architects, engineers, and contractors. In 2012 I joined Dewberry as a Construction Administrator and have spent the past ten years focused on the consulting side of healthcare engineering. I have recently earned my Fire Protection PE, am an ASHE Certified Healthcare Facility Manager, and Certified Healthcare Constructor and serve Dewberry as the healthcare market segment leader for the Southeast.
Michael D. Roberts, PE, SASHE, CHFM, SrHE
Director – Energy Services
Moving a Large Healthcare System to Energy Excellence
The presentation will address all aspects of starting and maintaining an energy management program. It will cover the following CHFM competencies Administration, Compliance, Energy Management, Finance Management, Maintenance & Operations and Sustainability.
Atrium Health, based in Charlotte, N.C., currently consists of 42 hospitals across four states. When the energy management program began, there were 10 hospitals totaling 7.5 million SF with an average Energy Star score of 12. Atrium Health developed an Enterprise Energy Management program that started with a capital investment and was followed by operational changes that consisted of a dedicated corporate energy team, operational and capital investments and an energy training program for maintenance mechanics and technicians. This successful initiative has moved the average Energy Star score for these 10 hospitals to 68, reduced energy consumption by 30%, reduced carbon footprint by 28%, is currently avoiding $5.5 million per year in energy expense and has been nationally recognized. The success of this program is the foundation for Atrium Health’s carbon neutral strategy and is being expanded to all the new acquisition and merger properties. Atrium Health has been awarded as an EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year five years in a row obtaining the Sustained Excellence designation in years three though five and has forty-one Energy to Care awards.
Michael D. Roberts, PE, SASHE, CHFM, SrHE
Michael Roberts has over 35 years in facility management, operations and design and over 25 years of experience working directly for healthcare systems in a variety of leadership roles. He is currently working with Atrium Health as Director, Enterprise Energy Services, and leads their enterprise energy management program. Mr. Roberts earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and is a registered Professional Engineer, SASHE, and AHA Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager. Michael is an active member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) and served two terms on the ASHE Advisory Board as the Region 3 Representative and chaired their Sustainability Committee. He is a North Carolina Healthcare Engineers Association Past President and past NCHEA Sustainability Liaison to ASHE.
Growing Trust Capital, Managing Facilities Like a Boss
Developing trusting relationships with senior leadership is vital to securing support and funding for ongoing facilities stewardship needs. Often facilities leaders and the C-Suite speak different languages. Successful facility executives have learned to deploy data skillfully and use professional quality presentations to gain support for their initiatives. However, there are still plenty in the facilities realm who find it uncomfortable to articulate their needs. 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.
Mark Kenneday served the healthcare industry for over 35 years in various roles including the Director of Facilities Management at Texas Children’s Hospital, Senior Director of Building Care and Operations at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Vice Chancellor, Campus Operations with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is a past president of TAHFM and was honored with the Bob Paul award. Mark was elected ASHE president in 2011, serving as incoming president, president and past president from 2012 to 2014 for the society. In 2016 he was selected for ASHE’s highest award, the Crystal Eagle, for lifetime achievement.
Mike Lawless, PE, LEED AP
Feeling Vulnerable? Assess Your Facility for Disaster-Preparedness
When disaster strikes, hospitals and healthcare systems are on the front line of ensuring the safety of the community and their patients. This presentation provides an outline for the first step in the resiliency process: assessing your facility’s vulnerability. An engineering firm’s Senior Director of Innovation and Security Consultant will discuss the six stages of a thorough vulnerability assessment to determine where your facility may be at risk and the steps required for mitigation.
Mike Lawless, PE, LEED AP
The Evolution of the Surgical Platform and Hybrid OR Technology
Rebecca McKenzie, VP PeriOp Services, Duke Health
William Koffel, PE, FSFPE, President, Koffel Associates
CODE KNOWLEDGE TEST
Understanding regulatory codes is essential for the proper design of any health care facility and recent editions of the codes have introduced new requirements that offer additional design options. This webinar will reinforce your knowledge of long-standing requirements and provide insights into the newer provisions.
Audience members will hear answers to common questions about codes (NFPA 101®, International Building Code, and others) and will be able to test their knowledge and assumptions of these codes as well as the new editions. While most questions will be from the IBC and NFPA 101, discussion of other Codes (i.e. NFPA 72, NFPA 80, and the CMS requirements) will also be included.
The webinar will highlight background justification of changes to specific requirements and examples of how requirements have been applied in the health care industry in both new and existing construction.
Apply requirements of NFPA 101-2012 as adopted by CMS.
Bill Koffel, President of Koffel Associates, is recognized as an expert in the fire protection and life safety aspects of codes and standards. With offices in MD, CT, MA, NC and the Middle East, the firm provides consulting; engineering; code development; seminar; and product testing services to clients worldwide. Formerly with the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, he has conducted licensure, certification, and accreditation surveys of healthcare facilities. Bill serves on numerous NFPA Technical Committees and is the Chair of the Life Safety Correlating Committee.
Design Considerations for your next Hospital Paralleling Switchgear System
Today’s hospitals are growing in size, and the electrical loads are increasing. Hospital facility managers face pressures to provide reliable power safely and be able to maintain increasingly digital electrical equipment without interruption. They also face pressures to be sustainable and eco-friendly where possible. Advanced power control systems need to be able to keep up with these trends, and be ready for the future. This presentation will discuss a wide range of factors to consider when planning a new hospital paralleling switchgear system, and will discuss some new advances in these controls.
Mike Doggett has been helping power users in North Carolina for over 30 years. He held various positions at Siemens and Eaton in electrical sales and product management before finding Chapman Company in 2009. For Chapman Company, Mike represents several companies that offer electrical solutions for hospitals, including Russelectric switchgear, ESL portable generator docking stations, PG Lifelink isolation panels, and Mitsubishi UPS systems. Mike has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at NC State University and an MBA from Duke University.