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2019 Spring Seminar
Optimizing Your Healthcare Facilities Toolkit: Preparing for the Future
Catching up to Innovation – How Can Regulation Keep Pace?
From Building Codes to FGI Guidelines, regulations have a daily effect on the work we do. With the pace of innovation increasing – clinical as well as construction - how can we ensure that regulations keep pace to encourage innovation? Our interdisciplinary panel will share their perspectives on healthcare trends and the impact on regulations.
ModeratorTeresa is the Managing Director at SBA. Her solid understanding of healthcare design standards and guidelines enables her to successfully guide clients through the planning and design process. Teresa regularly speaks to the healthcare community about future trends and their impact on the built environment.
Teresa Wilson, AIA, LEED AP
Boston – Steffian Bradley Architects
PanelistCaitlyn focuses on life safety and building code consulting for healthcare facilities. She has a knack for articulating the code implications to the design team, owners, and local officials. Caitlyn regularly presents code seminars throughout the Northeast.
Caitlyn Angelini, PE
PanelistMelissa has over over 30 years of design and planning experience. In her 15 years with the Hospital, she has led and supported the ongoing development of the facilities standards and has served as planner for many exciting projects positively affecting the lives of pediatric patients and their families. She continues to successfully lead the facilities process for Determination of Need submissions with the Department of Public Health.
Director of Facilities Planning and Space Management
Boston Children’s Hospital
PanelistCandice is a Senior Associate at SBA with over 15 years’ experience. She dedicates time engaging in healthcare policy discussions as well as researching and exploring emerging technology solutions for healthcare planning.
Candice Barter, AIA, EDAC
Steffian Bradley Architects
PanelistNancy oversees the overall planning and allocation of space for inpatient, ambulatory and administrative areas, move coordination, wayfinding, accessibility and furnishings at BMC. She also serves as the Project Advisory Team lead in BMC’s $270 million campus redesign project, the largest IPD project in New England.
Director, Space Planning & Management
Boston Medical Center
Planning for a Resilient Future: Executing a Successful Risk Mitigation Study - The VA Boston Healthcare System Case Study
How do you develop and communicate a risk identification and mitigation plan for vulnerabilities to facilities’ critical systems? This case study will review how to undertake a comprehensive assessment and risk mitigation study – spurred by a burst, frozen pipe that drove the review of 2.7 million square feet on three of the Boston VA’s major campuses.
Michael J. Chonko, PE, CEM
SMRT Architects and Engineers
William Heil, PE, LEED AP
SMRT Architects and Engineers
Deputy Director, Engineering Services
The Joint Commission Requirements for Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems
This session will provide a synopsis of the newest requirements for medical gas and vacuum systems in existing health care facilities, including an overview of the new Joint Commission Environment of Care standards and the specific Elements of Performance. Further, strategies for planning, implementation, and evaluation of your operation and management programs, including emergency preparedness, for these systems will be discussed, as well as examples of best practices and procedures.
Jonathan C. Willard, CPD, LEED AP, PMP, CHC, MBE
Acute Medical Gas Services
USP 797/800: What You Need to Know
In this session, a panel of experts will discuss the unique challenges of USP 797 and 800 compliance. Erin Higgins, MS, CIH, CSP, Senior Scientist at Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc., will serve as moderator for this discussion. In her role at EHE, Erin provides hospitals with expert guidance to navigate and comply with complex USP 797 and 800 regulations and increase patient safety. The panel will include a wide range of perspectives, from facilities manager to architect to pharmacy services director. As the revisions to USP 797 and 800 are set to go into effect in December of this year, this topic is especially important in our industry today.
ModeratorErin Higgins, Senior Scientist at Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc., provides hospitals with expert guidance to navigate and comply with complex USP 797 and 800 regulations and increase patient safety. Erin offers valuable insight from her experience working with numerous hospitals, in more than a dozen states, to share the most effective strategies for meeting the challenges of complying with USP 795, 797 and 800. Erin has provided support to healthcare pharmacies, as well as infusion clinics and physician offices through compliance gap assessments, feasibility studies and compliance strategies for healthcare systems, development of facility and engineering controls design and construction standards, and development and implementation of comprehensive risk-based environmental monitoring programs. She has worked with design teams, including architects, MEP engineers, pharmacy and healthcare leadership in the renovation/construction of compliant and operationally efficient compounding pharmacies. In addition, Erin has provided site management for contaminant control and qualifying environmental conditions during and following construction efforts, and interfaces with regulatory agencies on behalf of pharmacies.
Erin Higgins, MS, CIH, CSP
Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc.
PanelistHoward I. Cohen RPh, MS, FASHP, is the Director of Oncology Pharmacy Services at the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven Health. He is also the President of Safe Medication Management Associates, Inc. He is the former Director of Pharmacy Services for Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc. and has also served as the Director of Pharmacy Services at several other major institutions. While at the Smilow Cancer Hospital he has been involved with the design, construction and implementation of several Oncology Pharmacy cleanrooms that are compliant with the standards of USP797/USP800. Mr. Cohen earned his Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Kansas, School of Pharmacy in Lawrence, Kansas, and his Master of Science degree from Temple University School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, Pa. He completed an Executive Management fellowship at the Wharton School of Business - Leonard Davis Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1995 he received the designation of Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Mr. Cohen is a member of the Hematology and Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA), The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and several state and local professional societies. He has served as the Editorial Advisor for the Pharmacy Net Guide, has been on the Editorial Board of the P&T Journal and is an experienced speaker on many topics including USP 797/USP800. In 2014 under his leadership the Smilow Oncology Pharmacy was awarded the ASHP Foundation award for Excellence in Medication use and safety. He has authored numerous articles on various pharmacy and hospital decision-making topics and has considerable experience in improving pharmacy organizational leadership and operational efficiencies.
Howard Cohen, RPh, MS, FASHP
Director, Oncology Pharmacy Services
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven Health
PanelistKris is a registered architect who has practiced architecture and engineering for more than 12 years, with a primary focus on healthcare design. Kris has specialized in pharmacy planning, design and construction with the unique experience of leading more than 8 pharmacy projects with perspectives on both the design and owner’s side of the project in MA and CT.
Project Manager | Planning, Design & Construction, Facilities Department
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
PanelistPaul Roth, CHFM, is the Facilities Engineering Director at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock. He serves as the NEHES Chapter Representative for the Connecticut Healthcare Engineers’ Society.
Paul Roth, CHFM
Facilities Engineering Director
Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock
PanelistPaul Worthington-Berry brings 22 years of experience in healthcare design to Shepley Bulfinch, providing patient centered, sustainable design solutions for healthcare challenges. He enjoys making a positive impact on a patient’s health and improving staff efficiency. Paul strives to create friendly, long-term and collaborative relationships with both clients and contractors, and he has experience managing challenging organizational institutions, including strict regulatory agencies. With his careful attention to detail, Paul has a record of successfully completing projects within budget and on schedule.
Paul Worthington-Berry, AIA