2019 Fall Conference Agenda

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8:00 am - 12:00 pm Pre-Conference Review Course

Ventilation of Health Care Facilities: Complying with ASHRAE Standard 170

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Conference Room 7
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm 2019 NEHES Golf Tournament

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Elmridge Golf Course
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Exhibitor Registration and Set-Up Marriott Ballroom & Foyer
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Registration Opens Marriott Foyer
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception Octagon Restaurant & Patio

 

 

7:00 am - 9:00 am Exhibitor Registration and Set-Up Marriott Ballroom & Foyer
7:00 am - 8:00 pm NEHES Board Breakfast & Meeting Conference Room 3
7:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration Opens Marriott Foyer
7:00 am - 8:00 am General Breakfast Mystic Ballroom Foyer
8:00 am - 9:30 am Keynote Presentation

Extreme Ownership: Leadership is the Most Important Thing on the Battlefield

Mike Bajema - Echelon Front

Mystic Ballroom
9:30 am - 9:45 am NEHES Awards Presentation Mystic Ballroom
9:45 am - 10:00 am Morning Refreshments Marriott Ballroom
10:00 am - 1:00 pm Technical Exhibits Marriott Ballroom & Foyer
10:00 am - 10:20 am Exhibit Hall Mini Session

Connecticut Children’s Infusion Center: Balancing Imagination with Practicality

Reaghan Schicker, AIA, NCARB - Project Manager, Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Ernest E. Nepomuceno, LEED AP - Senior Designer, Tecton Architects

Marriott Ballroom
10:30 am - 10:50 am Exhibit Hall Mini Session

Nitrous Oxide as Analgesia: Two Exposure Risk Case Studies

Ed Browne, MS, CHFM, CHC, FASHE, FACHE - Vice President Support Services, Cambridge Health Alliance
John Kannas, Jr., MSPH - Director of Environmental Safety, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Bob Foster - Business Development Manager, EBI Consulting

Marriott Ballroom
11:00 am - 11:20 am Exhibit Hall Mini Session

Building the Infrastructure to Support Telemedicine Delivery

Tom Tsaros, PE - Energy & Infrastructure Service Leader, Fitzemeyer & Tocci Associates, Inc.
Ben Davenny, PE EDAC - Principal Consultant, ACENTECH

Marriott Ballroom
11:30 am - 11:50 am Exhibit Hall Mini Session

Myths and Misconceptions About Roofs

Erin L. Kesegi, AIA - Senior Architect, Hoffmann Architects, Inc.

Marriott Ballroom
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Buffet Lunch Mystic Ballroom
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Technical Exhibits Marriott Ballroom & Foyer
1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Exhibit Hall Mini Session

Making the Most of Your Computerized Maintenance Management Software

Raymond D. Forsell, CCE, CHFM, PE(VT) - Clinical Engineer, Certified Healthcare Facility Manager, Fire Protection Engineer(VT), The University of Vermont Technical Services Partnership

Marriott Ballroom
1:30 pm - 1:50 pm Exhibit Hall Mini Session

NFPA 99 2012/2015 Compliance with Manufactured Assemblies Employing Flexible Connections

Kent R Buzard, BSChE, MBA, ASSE - Partner, Compass Cryogenics Inc.
David Sterrett, ASSE - Partner, Compass Cryogenics Inc.

Marriott Ballroom
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Afternoon Refreshments & Business Partner Raffle Giveaway Mystic Ballroom & Foyer
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm General Session

From Master Planning to Operations: Integrating Compliance and Risk Management Strategies into New Construction and Major Renovation

Stephen Carbery, BE, MBA - Vice President Facilities Design Construction & Real Estate, Yale New Haven Health
Walter "Ted" Dow, PE, MS - Director, Boston
Scott Aronson, MS - Principal, Principal, RPA/Practice Leader - Healthcare, RPA, a Jensen Hughes Company

Mystic Ballroom
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Supporting Member Town Hall Conference Room 3
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Annual Sponsor Meet & Greet (Active Members Only) Octagon Wine Room & Patio
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Gala Saltwater Farm Vineyard

 

 

7:00 am - 8:00 am NEHES Past Presidents Breakfast Conference Room 3
7:00 am - 8:00 am Buffet Breakfast Mystic Ballroom
8:00 am - 9:15 am
Break-Out Session

Integration of a Regional Hospital into a Healthcare Network

Robert Rose, PE - Vice President, A/Z Corporation
Alison Laas, AIA - Associate, Payette
Mario Vieira, AIA - Director, Infrastructure Projects, Facilities, Design and Construction, Yale New Haven Health
Steve Levin - Principal, BR+A Consulting Engineers

Marriott Ballroom A/B/C
Break-Out Session

Energy Business Planning

David A. Rosinski, MBA, CHFM - Director of Facilities, St. Francis Hospital
Steven Jalowiec, PE, SASHE, CHFM - VP Engineering Services, Hospital Energy
Mark Mininberg - President, Hospital Energy
Phil Ciulla - Account Executive, CPower Energy Management

Marriott Ballroom D
9:15 am - 9:30 am Morning Refreshments Marriott Ballroom Foyer
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Break-Out Session

Phase 1 Patient Handling and Movement Needs Assessments and Planning Challenges

Moderator: Kevin Wyrsch, AIA - Principal, Isgenuity LLC
Theresa Harris, AIA, ACHA, NCARB, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C - Principal, Director of Healthcare Planning, Isgenuity LLC
Meghan Church, PT, DPT - Safe Patient Handling Clinical Coordinator, Inpatient Rehabilitation Services, PT IV, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Caitlyn Angelini, PE - Senior Code Consultant, AKF Group
Melissa Aureli - Director, Facilities Planning and Space Management, Boston Children's Hospital

Marriott Ballroom A/B/C
Break-Out Session

Challenges in Maintaining Regulatory Compliance During Construction

David W. Fowler, CHFM, MEP - Senior Director, Support Services, Anna Jaques Hospital
Corey B. Fisher, P.E. - Consultant, Code Red Consultants, LLC
Matthew A. Bluette, AIA, ACHA, AICP, NCARB, LEED AP - Associate, JACA Architects

Marriott Ballroom D
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Break-Out Session

Retro-Commissioning for Resiliency and Code Compliance

Matthew Wheeler, PE, CXA, LEED AP - Principal | Commissioning Service Leader, Fitzemeyer & Tocci Associates
Chris Wyscoczanki, PE - Mechanical Group Leader, Fitzemeyer & Tocci Associates, Inc.

Marriott Ballroom A/B/C
Break-Out Session

Lessons Learned from Institutional Combined Heat and Power Projects

Stephen Slocomb, PE - Principal, Epsilon Associates
Dorothy Buckoski, PE - Senior Consultant, Epsilon Associates
Joe Sabato - Senior Consultant, Epsilon Associates

Marriott Ballroom D
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Buffet Lunch Mystic Ballroom
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Break-Out Session

Intelligent Asset Renewals; a hospital’s wellness formula

Jean Phillippe Drouin - Mechanical Engineer, Ecosystem Energy Services
Marc A.R. Couture, P.Eng, Mtg, PMP, CEM Engineer - Engineer, Project Manager and Energy Manager, Ecosystem Energy Services
Chris Powell - Director, Energy Management and Commissioning, Yale New Haven Health System

Marriott Ballroom A/B/C
Break-Out Session

Dealing with noise during the modernization of an active hospital building

Marc Newmark - Principal Consultant, Acentech
Gary Valcourt, CHFM - Associate Vice President, Capital Planning & Facilities Operations, UMass Memorial Healthcare
Ricky Gala - Project Manager, Consigli Construction Co., Inc.

Marriott Ballroom D
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Afternoon Refreshments Marriott Ballroom Foyer
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Break-Out Session

An Exploration of Regulatory Compliance

Shaine M. Grogan, PE, CFPS - Fire Protection Engineer, Jensen Hughes
Joseph W. Beadle, CFPS - Senior, Fire & Emergency Management Consultant, RPA, a Jensen Hughes Company

Marriott Ballroom A/B/C
Break-Out Session

Minimizing Risk, Maximizing ROI: The MC2020 Recapitalization Story

David D. Neal, AIA, ACHA - Principal, The S/L/A/M Collaborative
Kathleen Hylka, AIA - Director of Strategic Space Planning, UMass Memorial Medical Center
Brian Hamilton - Director of Healthcare and Life Sciences, Consigli Construction Co., Inc.
Michael Benjamin, PE, HFDP, ASHE, LEED AP - Managing Principal, BR+A Consulting Engineers

Marriott Ballroom D
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm NEHES Annual Meeting Marriott Ballroom A/B/C
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm Reception Marriott Ballroom Foyer
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Enjoy Mystic

 

 

7:00 am - 8:00 am Buffet Breakfast Marriott Ballroom E/F
8:00 am - 9:00 am General Session

Built Environment Considerations for Patients with Behavioral & Mental Health Conditions

Lynn Kenney, SASHE, EDAC, HFL - Director of Industry Relations, The Center for Health Design
Ashley Solbach - Corporate Healthcare Portfolio Manager, Grainger

Mystic Ballroom
9:00 am - 9:30 am Morning Refreshments Mystic Ballroom Foyer
9:30 am - 11:00 am General Session

Joint Commission Update

Justin R. Marcoux, CSP - Life Safety Code Surveyor, The Joint Commission

Mystic Ballroom
11:00 am Adjourn
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