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Healthcare Facilities Management Forum Partners with HC&O News

HC Logo.pngThe Healthcare Facilities Management Forum is pleased to announce a media partnership between HC&O News (Healthcare Construction & Operations News), a publication by Emlen Media.

Partnering with HC&O News, the Healthcare Facilities Management Forum is now at the forefront of industry news and trends. “As an event focused on Healthcare Facilities needs in maintenance, building operations, construction, and renovation, HC&O News is a perfect partner,” says Justin Nichols, Event Manager of the Healthcare Facilities Management Forum hosted by Forum Events. Nichols adds, “From project managers to VPs of large healthcare groups; everyone in this industry should stay informed on what’s new and exciting – both the Healthcare Facilities Management Forum and HC&O News are great avenues to accomplish this goal.”

Launched in 2002, HC&O News provides valuable business news to the healthcare facility market. HC&O News readers include architects, engineers, and contractors as well as facility and operational managers. Specific to healthcare is the increased attention to maintenance, operations and safety and security. HC&O News was the original news publication devoted to this growth market.

“Our media partners are trusted names in the industry and are a great way for our entire team to stay current on industry trends. With that being said – our events cut through the nonsense and give attendees the most informative and productive experience based on current industry news,” says Yasmin Parsloe, Director of Communications at Forum Events.

The Healthcare Facilities Management Forum will be taking place on October 19 & 20, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. Complimentary registration is available to qualifying senior-level healthcare facility executives who are currently sourcing projects to network with solution providers in a one-on-one setting, attend seminars and network with other C-Level peers.

For more information on the Healthcare Facilities Management Forum, contact Event Manager Justin Nichols at justin.nichols@forumevents.com.

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Forum Announces April Seminar Program in Nashville, TN

The Healthcare Facilities Management Forum announces the 2015 April seminar program kicking off at the upcoming Forum in Nashville, TN. The following seminars are complimentary to executives attending the Forum.An in

1. How to Achieve Savings in Facility Operations & Contract Management
Presented by Jackie Cooper & Stan Cooper - Owners of Operational Solutions Management, LLC

Safety, security and emergency management (SSEM) are considered vital areas of a facility's operational program, but how to implement them successfully may seem daunting and expensive. This presentation will provide you with a basic appreciation of how these essential functions can be done in a cost-effective way through contractual management and oversight. Facilities typically require assistance with many of the components of the SSEM program. Each program is an evolving process that will need to be re-assessed and scrutinized for accuracy and completeness each year. The challenge is to identify options which will allow purchases and service contracts to be manageable within the particular facility's budget. Therefore Contract Management is a vital component of a successful SSEM program.

2.  Repair & Renovation Construction Projects - A Better Way: Job Order Contracting
Presented by Mike Coberley - Sr. Mgr. at KBR On-Call Construction

Today’s medical facility managers face the daunting task of doing more with less.  While staff and capital budgets are being cut and costs for new construction escalate, refurbishing existing facilities becomes an ever more attractive and necessary prospect.  Unfortunately, the traditional procurement methods to solicit and contract these projects don’t provide the facility planner with the quick response and budget control required.  However, there is an alternative procurement vehicle that truly has the possibility of being better, more responsive and more cost effective… three things all managers dream of.  Job Order Contracting (JOC). The purpose of this presentation is to educate the attendee on what Job Order Contracting (JOC) is, how it works, and what its potential benefits are.

3. Leveraging Analytics for Energy & Operations Performance in Facilities
Presented by Patty Anderson - CEO of Performance Building Solutions

While technology is advancing, instructional budgets continue to decrease reinforcing the importance of gaining visibility to energy and operational information.  Through the use of sub-metering infrastructures and integration to existing Building Automation systems Healthcare facilities can gain access to the distributed energy usage and equipment operational performance data allowing them to focus conservation efforts where needed. Providing case studies, we will hold a discussion of how existing or newly introduced infrastructures can be leveraged by analytical software platforms to provide real time energy data and operational key performance indices to the various stakeholders within the facility environment.  Aligning the right level technological solution, integration methods and analytic key performance indicators are key to provide the outcomes to align with user needs.

4. Sustainable Materials in Restrooms, Locker Rooms & Other Applications
Presented by Rob Donlon - Director of Sales at Scranton Products
Credits: 1 AIA HSW/SD CE Hour & 1 GBCI CE Hour

An in depth look at the sustainable materials in restrooms and locker rooms. Explanation of how High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) reduces environmental impact and ways it offers both initial and long term improvements to the indoor air quality of any project. Several examples of how responsible manufacturing is a critical part of any product's life cycle assessment.

5. How Dashboard Style Interfaces & System Analytics are Increasing Operational Efficiency & Reducing Energy Costs in Commercial Building
Presented by John Mitro - Business Development Manager - US East Delta Controls

New tools in the building automation industry have provided stake holders from board room to boiler room the means to increase their understanding of how building assets are serving the organization and a method of managing and implementing reductions in energy usage and operational costs. 

6. Cards & Readers: Evolution of Identification & Credentialing in the Enterprise
Presented by Terry Gold - Founder of iDanalyst LLC. 

This presentation gives insight into card readers and access control for your facility including the fundamentals of how they operate, compatibility challenges and strategies. Also learn how to assess credential security and the evolution of the market and new requirement considerations.

7. Threat & Vulnerability Landscape in Physical Access Systems
Presented by Terry Gold - Founder of iDanalyst LLC.

Secure your facility by understanding the methods of today's hackers. Find out how hackers compromise physical environments and learn the pitfalls of your organization. Attending this seminar will give you insight into the overall safety, security and intellectual property at your facility. Learn common mistakes - some visible, some obscure, and get tips from the experts on how to avoid leaving your facility at risk.

 

Reserve your place at the Healthcare Facilities Management Forum here. This complimentary event offers 50 executives the opportunity to meet face-to-face with solution providers that they pre-select to discuss upcoming projects and plans. A seminar program and numerous after hour networking events allow high-caliber attendees to connect in an intimate and luxury environment. Registration includes accommodation at the Gaylord Opryland, all meals and refreshments and a personal itinerary of appointments and seminars.


Have You Registered?

Your Complimentary Registration Includes Your Stay at the World-Renowned Gaylord Opryland, Nashville 

      
Join Us at the 15th Healthcare Facilities Management Forum

April 20 & 21, 2015
Gaylord Opryland
Nashville, TN

We would like to extend an invitation for you, or someone from your facility’s management team, to attend the uniquely tailored Healthcare Facilities Management Forum. The focus of the Forum is healthcare management products and services. 

Some of the registered attendees so far include: Siskin Hospital, Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, Floyd Hospital of East Orlando, Lifebridge Health, Norton Healthcare, Phelps County Hospital, Tristar Summit Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center. 

The Forum brings together VPs, Directors, senior-level facility professionals and Managers with solution providers. Over the course of one-and-a-half days, you will attend seminars, network with fellow professionals, and have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with solution providers of your choice in an informative and no-hard sell format. 

Limited complimentary places are currently available that include Monday night hotel accommodation and all meals and refreshments, including a gala dinner and casino evening. 

The 15th Healthcare Facilities Management Forum, Nashville, April 20 & 21, 2015, Gaylord Opryland
Register now for the Nashville Forum here: 



Some of the most requested products by registered Delegates include: 
HVAC/AHU, infection/mold/odor control, paving/parking lot maintenance, indoor air quality, lighting controls, water conservation systems, plumbing products, benchmarking, energy auditing and access control. 
 

Conserving Energy at Your Facility this Holiday Season

Over the winter holidays, the UGA Facilities Management Division works hard to reduce temperature settings and shut down unneeded heating and cooling systems, contributing to the $100,000 cut back in operating costs each year. Here are several tips on how you can conserve energy at your facility during the holiday season:

Turn Off the Lights
Make sure all lights are turned off when not being used. Make your staff accountable for this move and make a facility-wide effort to turn off the lights when leaving an unoccupied room.

Unplug & Conserve!
Even when electrical equipment is turned off, if it is still plugged into an outlet, it is drawing electric. Turn off equipment when it is not in use.

Use timers for equipment that can be turned off
There’s nothing wrong with using resources! Consider installing timers on equipment that can be shut off on evenings and/or weekends without affecting patient care. Also, check your current equipment for built-in power-saving features.

Encourage task lighting, rather than overhead lighting
During after hours, encourage patients and their visitors to use task lighting, rather than full, overhead lighting. This prevents after hour activities from bothering other patients and lowers energy usage.

Using this advice, Ridgeview Medical Center (RMC) was able to decrease energy use by 6 percent in just 15 months, admitting that the first few quarters of the trial they saw only minimal or negative change.

                                                            


Avoiding Holiday Fire Hazards

With Halloween checked off the calendar and Thanksgiving quickly approaching, the holiday season is in full swing. Decorating this season could put your facility at risk for potential fire hazards. To prevent tragedy, follow these tips for fire safe decorating.

Interior Decorating Safety Tips:

  • Use fire-retardant decorations. Flame-resistant material must not exceed 10% of the aggregate area of walls and ceilings.
  • Be aware of your decoration placement. Avoid combustible decorations concentrated in one area on a wall to prevent rapid fire growth.
  • Crepe-paper and pyroxlin plastic decorations must be documented as fire retardant.
  • Do not place natural cut trees in facility.
  • Artificial Christmas trees must be effectively flame-retardant treated and placed away from heat vents, fireplaces and sunny windows.
  • Do not use extension cords, circuit breaker power strips are recommended for a safe electrical power source. Do not connect one power strip to another power strip.
  • Do not light candles indoors.
  • Pre-test lights that are UL listed. Plug them in for 15 minutes before decorating, then check for excessive heat or damaged wiring.
  • Check your lights for cracked or frayed wires and loose or broken plugs.
  • Avoid overloading light strings. Do not connect more than 200 miniature lights or 50 large lights together. Small lights are safer because they produce less heat.
  • Turn off and unplug lights at night. Grasp the cord by the plug; never pull on the cord itself.
  • Do not block exits or fire pull stations with decorations or Christmas trees.
  • Do not hang decorations on light fixtures, smoke detectors or sprinkler heads.
  • Decorations on doors should not prevent their function or cover the identifications as the means of egress.


Outside Decorating Safety Tips:

  • Do not use indoor lights for outdoor decorating. Be sure to check the label on the box to see if the lights are for indoor or outdoor use.
  • Limit the use of heavy duty extension cords.
  • Be sure extension and light cords do not create a tripping hazard.
  • Turn off and unplug lights at night.
  • Do not block the exit discharge with holiday decorations.

Healthcare Facilities Management Forum; Are You Coming?

 

REGISTRATION OPEN
CHICAGO, IL
OCTOBER 27-28, 2014
REGISTER HERE 


What to Expect:

  • One-on-one meetings with solution providers based on your upcoming projects and facility plans.
  • Relaxed, all-inclusive environment with no 'hard sell' approach. 
  • Networking with both solution providers and other professionals in your field.

 


Not just meetings:

  • Attend seminars by industry experts.
  • Attend networking events including luncheons, coffee breaks and networking breakfasts.
  •  Your registration includes attendance at a Gala dinner and fun Casino night along with intimate cocktail receptions.

 


What does it cost to attend?:

Nothing. We cover:

  • Itinerary of one-on-one meetings
  • Attendance at seminars and networking events.
  • All meals including a Gala dinner.
  • Overnight accommodation at the Marriott O'Hare.

Register Here

October 27-28, 2014
Chicago, IL 

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