Annual Design, Operations and Construction Conference

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Friday, May 17, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
MHA Conference Center, Burlington, MA

 FREE  This conference is FREE for MHFPS, NEHES, or other facility professionals working for a hospital or system

$149   Non- Hospital Members of MHA, MHFPS, NEHES, or ASHE
$279   Non-Member Rate

**Please use the registration form to register for the event**

Co-hosted by the MHFPS- Massachusetts Healthcare Facility Professionals Society

Join us at MHA's Annual Design, Operations & Construction Conference where we'll provide the latest information on critical topics for hospitals. We’ll look at specifically disaster preparedness, planning for water & power failures and current projects of interest. We'll also take a deeper dive into what hospital facilities are doing on construction for behavioral healthcare, and for mitigating maintenance issues. This program always provides great education, information, and networking.

This conference is free of charge for facilities professionals employed by MHA member hospitals. We hope to see you there!

7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks

7:45 a.m. - 8: 45 a.m.
Mental Health Space Challenges: Design, Build, and Renovate Within Anti-Ligature Codes; TJC Inspections and Other Considerations
Anuj Goel, JD, MPH, V.P., Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association

Kevin Neumann, Partner & Architect, E4H Environments for Health Architecture 
Dale Taglienti, Partner, E4H Environments for Health Architecture 
Dave Duncan, Vice President, Care New England Healthcare System
Jim Carroll, Dir., of Facilities, Care New England Healthcare System - Butler Hospital

8:45 a.m. 

8:55 a.m. - 9: 55 a.m.
Disaster Preparedness: Planning and Responding to Unexpected Disaster
BIDMC - Best Practices for water, flood and related issues.
Steward – Technologies & Software (online) Disaster Management Tools

Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director, Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo

Andrew Roosa.  Facilities Project Manager, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Mike Tabeek, National Sr. Director of Security & Emergency Management, Steward Health Care
Ron Doncaster, Vice President, Steward Health Care
TBD,   RPA(Jensen Hughes) EPP Represented

9:55 a.m.

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Internal Water Safety – Management and Code Issues During Design and Construction and Specific Ongoing Vital Operational Concerns

Stephen V. Deschenes, Senior Water Safety Specialist, NALCO Water 
Dann Boyer, Director of Facilities Operations,  Sturdy Memorial Hospital
George Player, Vice President Facilities and Operations, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

11:15 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
Project Spotlights: Prefabrication in the Healthcare Environment 
Tim King, Project Executive, Creative Office Pavilion

Andrew Potts, VP of Healthcare Operations, Suffolk Construction 
Michael MacDonald, Owner, DIRTT Environmental Solutions at Ritz Associates
Brian McKenna, Boston Region Healthcare Leader, Cannon Design 
Stacey Yeragotelis, Principal, Senior Project Manager, The Smith Group
Neil Johnson, Operations Manager, J.C. Cannistraro, LLC 
Dennis Patnaude, Director of Facilities at Partners, Nantucket Cottage Hospital 

12: 15 – 1: 30 p.m. 
Networking Luncheon

1:30 p.m.
Program Adjourns

If you're interested in sponsoring this program, please email:

FAX 781-262-6136

MAIL -  Check Payable to MHA
MHA Education Department
500 District Ave.
Burlington, MA 01803-5096