Featuring leading speakers from within and outside of the Industry, the Content Sessions bring you actionable and inspiring insight delivered on trends, opportunities, skills, best practices and personal growth; providing you with the means to inspire innovation, leadership and growth for you and within your own organization. Please visit frequently to see the details as they are added.

sunday, september 23

Boris Brott

Boris Brott

6:00pm – 6:45pm

Opening Keynote
Playing Your Tune Together

Overview:

Boris’ presentation draws comparisons between business organizations and symphony orchestras — both have common goals. Both orchestras and business organizations strive to achieve the same goals, and both aim for perfection. Both seek innovation and creativity.Boris draws a juxtaposition of teamwork and leadership; the need for creativity within an organization; the joy of communication and the achievement of success. All are explored through the medium of music.

BIO:

Boris Brott
Internationally, Boris has served as Assistant Conductor to the New York Philharmonic under the late Leonard Bernstein, Music Director and Conductor for the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, Chief Conductor of the BBC National Symphony of Wales and Music Director of the Northern Sinfonia of England. His extensive guest-conducting appearances have been around the world. In 2000, he conducted Leonard Bernstein’s The Mass for Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.

In 1988, Boris was awarded the Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civic honor. That same year, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law at McMaster University. Two years later, he was made a Knight of Malta. In 1992, he was selected International Man of the Year by the International Biographical Center in Cambridge, England. In 1996, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts of Great Britain. In 2006, he was appointed to the Order of Ontario.

In addition to his conducting career, Boris is a motivational speaker, presenting more than 35 talks annually around the world for Fortune 500 companies.

Besides numerous film and radio commitments, Mr. Brott has conducted, produced, and and hosted over 100 television programs on both sides of the Atlantic. He has recorded for CBC, Septre-Mace, Mercury, Pro-Arte Records and Sony Classical where CDs with the late Glenn Gould have been released.

He lives in Hamilton, Ontario, with his wife, Ardyth, who is an author and lawyer. The Brotts have three children and two dogs.

sunday, september 23

presented by The Joint Commission Resources

Continuing Education Program

(A total of eight contact hours/CEU credit hours will be offered. Six hours on Sunday, one hour on Monday and one hour on Tuesday.”)

Overview:

Topics include:

  1. Safe Health Design
    1. Discuss designing a healthy healing environment
    2. Review how the environment impacts patient safety and workflow
    3. Determine who should be included in the design process.
  2. Behavioral Health
    1. Review the changes in how behavioral health units are surveyed
    2. Share information from the expert panel.
  3. NFPA 101 Chapter 43
    1. Review chapter definitions
    2. Discuss what happens if there is an occupancy change
  4. NFPA 99 Chapter 4
    1. Review the risk assessment process
    2. Discuss how TJC and CMS is surveying to this.

Speakers

Rick ElderRick Elder, BSc, CHFM, CHC
JCR Consultant
 
 
 
 
 
 
BACKGROUND

  • Over 22 years of experience in Health Care Facilities Management and Engineering
  • Served as Director of Facility Operations & Construction with oversight of Maintenance Operations and Construction & Design projects

Mr. Rick Elder provides health care engineering expertise for organizations needing assistance in compliance with Joint Commission Standards. Mr. Elder also has extensive experience with the International Building Code, NFPA codes, FGI Guidelines, and other regulations related to the design and construction of hospitals and health care facilities.

Before working in the health care industry, Mr. Elder spent over ten years in the commercial nuclear power industry as a design engineer, and for the US Navy working with submarine systems and equipment. He has extensive knowledge of life cycle maintenance programs, system design, and operations for critical systems.
EXPERIENCE WITH HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

  • Director of Operations and Construction, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
  • Facility Engineer, Moncrief Army Community Hospital, Ft. Jackson, SC, USA
  • Construction & Design Project Management
  • Facility Manager

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS OR CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Society of Healthcare Engineers
  • Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC)
  • Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM)

Mr. Rick Elder provides health care engineering expertise for organizations needing assistance in compliance with Joint Commission Standards. Mr. Elder also has extensive experience with the International Building Code, NFPA codes, FGI Guidelines, and other regulations related to the design and construction of hospitals and health care facilities.

Before working in the health care industry, Mr. Elder spent over ten years in the commercial nuclear power industry as a design engineer, and for the US Navy working with submarine systems and equipment. He has extensive knowledge of life cycle maintenance programs, system design, and operations for critical systems.


Michael KuechenmeisterMichael Kuechenmeister, CHC, CHFM, CPE, FASHE
JCR Consultant
 
 
 
 
 
 
BACKGROUND

  • Director of Plant Operations and Construction
  • Expertise in Environment of Care, Life Safety and Emergency Management consulting

Michael Kuechenmeister has been involved in health care engineering services for 38 years. As a Joint Commission Resources consultant, Mr. Kuechenmeister provides health care engineering expertise for organizations needing assistance with compliance with Joint Commission requirements.

In 2015, Mr. Kuechenmeister was awarded the prestigious American Society of Health Care Engineering Crystal Eagle Designation. In 2016, University of Cincinnati Health System awarded Mr. Kuechenmeister the system designation of Leader of the Year for West Chester Hospital.

Mr. Kuechenmeister also represents ASHE for the “Office of Homeland Security” and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) task force for “Hospital Emergency Planning.” He has been a speaker at numerous ASHE annual conferences on topics including utilities management, electric and natural gas purchasing, electric deregulation, and continuous readiness for Joint Commission Resources.

EXPERIENCE WITH HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

  • Director of Plant Operations and Construction, West Chester Hospital UC Health, Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Corporate Engineer, Triad Hospitals System, Plano, TX, USA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS OR CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Society for Healthcare Engineering
  • Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC)
  • Certified Healthcare Facilities Professional (CHFM)
  • Certified Professional Engineer (CPE)
  • Fellow of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (FASHE)

monday, september 24

Joint Commission Update & Review of Changes

Larry Rubin

Larry Rubin, Senior Director of Facilities – Cleveland Clinic

1:45pm – 2:45pm

BIO:

Larry Rubin is a Life Safety Code Surveyor for The Joint Commission. Mr. Rubin performs accreditation surveys for The Joint Commission on a periodic basis and is an instructor for Joint Commission Resources, Environment of Care – Boot Camp.

Mr. Rubin has more than 30 years of experience in plant operations and building maintenance, 20 of which have been in a health care setting. He is a certified plant engineer, certified energy manager, certified health care safety professional, and a certified health care facility manager.

Mr. Rubin is currently the Senior Director of Facilities Management at The Cleveland Clinic. He is the former VP Facilities Management of Carondelet Health in Kansas City, MO, and the former Director of Facilities at BayCare Health System in Tampa, FL. Prior to that, he was the Director of Engineering at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.

Mr. Rubin holds a Master’s degree in Education Administration from the University of Massachusetts. He is also an amateur ham radio operator and founded the BayCare Emergency Amateur Radio System for disaster communications among BayCare hospitals.

monday, september 24

Round Table Discussions: Designing for Memory Care

1:45pm – 2:45pm

Join us for a frank conversation about creating supportive memory care environments, the challenges that persist, and what innovations and new approaches should be considered as we plan and design projects going forward.

Kristin Zeit

Moderated by: Kristin Zeit, Publisher for EFA Magazine and HCD Magazine


HCD EFA

media partner

media partner

tuesday, september 25

Round Table Discussions: What’s Next in Senior Living Experience Design?

2:00pm – 3:00pm

This fun, fast-paced session will give attendees an opportunity to scribble down their best ideas for person-centered design within senior living facilities, share them with one another, and (hopefully) spark creativity and innovation when we all head back to our desks after HealthPoint.

Kristin Zeit

Moderated by: Kristin Zeit, Publisher for EFA Magazine and HCD Magazine


HCD EFA

media partner

media partner

tuesday, september 25

HealthPoint Peer Panel Discussion

2:00pm – 3:00pm

National Health Care Facilities Benchmarking Program

Overview:

We are excited to share about National Health Care Facility Benchmarking Initiative and our involvement in this program. This industry-leading initiative, hosted by The University of Texas at Austin’s Construction Industry Institute (CII), is designed to engage those organizations interested in benchmarking their healthcare facility projects.

The purpose of this endeavor is to improve health care facilities as a whole. Your participation will allow you to quantitatively assess how your health care facility projects compare with those of your peers and enable you to pinpoint where you can improve project planning and execution. In addition, panel discussion will share industry’s perspective and integration of this system in their decision making.

Moderator:
Vivek Sharma
Healthcare Facilities Benchmarking Program, Construction Industry Institute – The University of Texas at Austin

Panelists:
Rame Hemstreet
Vice President for Operations and Chief Sustainable Resources Officer – Kaiser Permanente.

Patrick McLaughlin
Administrative Director – Operations Corporate Construction – Adventist Health