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  • Greening the OR Series: Fire the Photon Torpedoes Sulu: Dose Based UVGI in Health Care Central Ventilation Air Reduces HAI

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/21/2014

    Recorded on 7/22/14 - The Enterprise's crew is falling ill to a mysterious illness that re-appears moments after repeated surface disinfection with Trizz, the latest Starfleet approved triple threat compound to neutralize bacteria, virus and spores. If Spock, Kirk and McCoy can't eradicate it the ship's mission and survival is at risk.

    Session Description

    The Enterprise's crew is falling ill to a mysterious illness that re-appears moments after repeated surface disinfection with Trizz, the latest Starfleet approved triple threat compound to neutralize bacteria, virus and spores. If Spock, Kirk and McCoy can't eradicate it the ship's mission and survival is at risk. Spock deduces that the infection vector is airborne and together they review 21st century research showing promising results with UVGI energy fields in health care central ventilation systems. McCoy isolates the bug in a newly updated ventilation system. Spock and engineer Scott create a successful prototype with mathematical algorithms to configure the most effective arrangement of spare parts from the photon torpedo magazine. Only Kirk and the weapons officer/navigator Sulu are authorized to activate photon weapons so the controls for the system are activated from the bridge. Once Kirk gives the order to activate the system, McCoy reports that contamination is dropping rapidly and in three days the outbreak is under control.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the evidence for ultraviolet treatment of ventilation air to reduce ambient microbial load and nosocomial infection in a confined, health-challenged population. 
    • Understand the factors affecting efficacy of ultraviolet technology for air disinfection. 
    • Recognize obstacles to implementation and the need for further study. 
    • Recognize cost savings in mechanical systems in capital budget deferment and operations and in patient populations from reduced LOS, staffing and antibiotic use.

    Presenters

    James Moler, P.E., Discipline Director, Jacobs

    Mr. Moler is a graduate of Penn State University's professional degree program in Architectural Engineering. He is a LEED® AP BD+C and has previously presented on topics relating to sustainability, energy conservation and healthcare trends.

    Samuel Perkins, Co-Founder, CEO/COB, Purgenix Holdings, Inc. 

    Mr. Perkins earned a B.A., cum laude in economics and J.D. from Washington & Lee University. He is Co-Founder, CEO/COB of Purgenix Holdings, Inc, conference speaker and author of books and articles on topics of interest to healthcare providers.

    Karen Schwartz, FACHE I Vice President, Facilities/Support Services Bon Secours St. Francis Health System

    Pricing 

    Member: $0      Non-member: $29

  • Gary Cohen and Robin Guenther Present: Get Started on Climate and Health

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Recorded on 12/16/15 -Sponsored by the Health Care Climate Council*, this webinar will introduce the three pillars of climate resilience - mitigation, adaptation, and leadership.

    Session Description

    Sponsored by the Health Care Climate Council*, this webinar will introduce the three pillars of climate resilience - mitigation, adaptation, and leadership. Jon Utech from Cleveland Clinic will give a brief overview of the Health Care Climate Council and why Cleveland Clinic has developed a formal climate strategy and joined the Climate Council. Health Care Without Harm Co-founder Gary Cohen and Robin Guenther of Perkins+Will then team up to deliver the most relevant examples of why health care should be taking action on climate and health. Additionally, they will introduce an overview of the 2016 webinar series that will cover the three pillars and provide tools to get to work on this important topic.

    *Established by Health Care Without Harm, the Health Care Climate Council is a leadership network of hospitals committed to strengthening the health sector's response to climate change. Learn more here.

    Learning Objectives

    • Explore the three pillars of health care climate resilience: mitigation, adaptation and advocacy within the restorative framework.
    • Learn how you can join leading systems like Cleveland Clinic, Kaiser Permanente and Partners and work with HCWH and the HCCC on climate and health.
    • Know where to find resources on climate and health on the Practice Greenhealth website.

    Presenters

    Gary CohenGary Cohen has been a pioneer in the environmental health movement for thirty years. He is president and co-founder of Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth, and he was instrumental in bringing together the NGOs and hospital systems that formed the Healthier Hospitals Initiative. A McArthur Fellow, Gary has been recognized by the White House, Skoll Foundation, and Huffington Post for his efforts to transform the health sector to be environmentally sustainable.




    Jon UtechJon E. Utech is the Senior Director of the Office for a Healthy Environment at Cleveland Clinic, where he develops sustainability strategies to emphasis connection of environmental stewardship to our healthcare mission. Jon directs the Clinic's sustainability program covering energy demand reduction, recycling, LEED, Climate Resilience, green supply chain, water reduction, engagement and Reporting. Jon manages relationships with the EPA, DOE, OHA, City of Cleveland and EIMC to support these programs. Jon earned his MBA and MPOD from Case Western Reserve University and a BA in History at Dartmouth College. Jon is also an Associate Professor at Baldwin Wallace University and CWRU teaching sustainability strategy. Jon has more than 18 years of corporate strategy and planning experience and 10 years of corporate sustainability program and renewable energy experience prior to joining Cleveland Clinic in 2013.



    Robin GuentherRobin Guenther is Principal of Perkins+Will and Senior Advisor to Health Care Without Harm. Healthcare Design magazine named her the “#1 Most Influential Designer in Healthcare" in 2010. She co-coordinated the Green Guide for Health Care, served on LEED for Healthcare committee, and released the second edition of Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, with Gail Vittori in May 2013. In 2012, Fast Company included her as one of the “100 most creative people in business." She led the Mazzetti-Perkins+Will team, one of two winning entrants in the Kaiser Permanente Small Hospital Big Idea Competition.


  • Sustainability Online Course 1: Defining Sustainability and Its Connection to Health

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    30-minute module defines the interrelationship between sustainability and public health.

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    This 30-minute module will define the interrelationship between sustainability and public health. Specifically, it will showcase the different ways that healthcare outputs (chemicals, waste, energy use, etc.) can impact patients, staff and local communities. The module is intended to describe why sustainability is integral to protecting health and preventing disease.

    FREE!

  • Sustainability Online Course 2: Drivers for Healthcare Sustainability

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    This module will highlight the different healthcare-specific drivers for integrating sustainability across the organization—with an emphasis on pinpointing the right drivers to “sell” the concept to different leaders across the organization.

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    There are multiple reasons to tackle sustainability in the healthcare sector. This module will highlight the different healthcare-specific drivers for integrating sustainability across the organization—with an emphasis on pinpointing the right drivers to “sell” the concept to different leaders across the organization.

    Members & Subscribers: FREE! / Non-Members: $19.95

  • Sustainability Online Course 3: Setting Up Infrastructure for Sustainability

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    This module will lay out a framework for building an infrastructure to support sustainability in healthcare institutions.

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    Getting started on sustainability can sometimes be the hardest part. Where does one begin? This module will lay out a framework for building an infrastructure to support sustainability in healthcare institutions. From engaging leadership to building a functional team to identifying sustainability lead—this module will help participants understand how hospitals are successfully tackling this work

    Members & Subscribers: FREE! / Non-Members: $19.95

  • Sustainability Online Course 4: Developing a Baseline for Sustainability

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    This module will walk participants through a framework for developing a baseline for sustainability.

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    You can’t manage what you don’t measure. And you can’t benchmark progress if you don’t know where you started from. This module will walk participants through a framework for developing a baseline for sustainability. It will highlight both qualitative and quantitative baselines development as well as tools that can assist in this process.

    Members & Subscribers: FREE! / Non-Members: $19.95

  • Sustainability Online Course 5: Conducting a Sustainability Gap Analysis and Setting Goals

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    This module will assist participants in developing appropriate metrics for different sustainability areas and benchmarking progress against industry standards.

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    This module lays out how to utilize data and site-specific factors to determine appropriate sustainability goals for a healthcare setting. It walks participants through a sample goal-setting exercise and reinforces the importance of ensuring goals are both strategic and measurable, and that someone on staff is accountable for their success. How can an organization track its progress on sustainability over time? This module will assist participants in developing appropriate metrics for different sustainability areas and benchmarking progress against industry standards. It will also highlight mechanisms to build the organization’s sustainability brand and get recognition for the organization’s sustainability successes.

    Members & Subscribers: FREE! / Non-Members: $19.95

  • HHI Series: Health Product Declaration - A Consistent Language for Product Ingredient Reporting

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/15/2014

    Recorded on 7/16/14 - The Health Product Declaration (HPD) is an objective tool for the accurate reporting of product contents and how each ingredient relates to the bigger picture for human and ecological health. It increases the transparency and accuracy of product content and associated health information by ensuring that they are reported in a consistent manner.

    Session Description 

    The Health Product Declaration (HPD) is an objective tool for the accurate reporting of product contents and how each ingredient relates to the bigger picture for human and ecological health. It increases the transparency and accuracy of product content and associated health information by ensuring that they are reported in a consistent manner. The HPD framework can assist designers, specifiers, building owners and occupants to refine the material selection process during design and material, finish and furniture selections to move toward healthier buildings and communities. This session is an opportunity for attendees to learn about the HPD’s simplified method to inventory ingredients and their health impacts. We will also discuss how the HPD creates a common language that is integrated into building certification systems, product labels, and product assessments. By the end of the session, attendees will have a straightforward format to guide conversations between manufacturers and consumers as well as self-directed research, and a deeper understanding of the critical importance of transparency as a contributing factor for the ultimate success of the building industry.

    Learning Objectives

    • Explain the Health Product Declaration: how it was developed, why it is needed in the marketplace, and who are championing its use.
    • Understand the context of the building materials ecosystem and the correlation between building products and human health.
    • Interpret the significance of product ingredient reporting to improve the specification process and refine the next generation of available products.
    • Identify building rating systems, product certifications, and product labels that are harmonizing with the Health Product Declaration.

    Presenters

    Jean Hansen, FIIDA, LEED Fellow, CID, EDAC, AAHID, Senior Professional Associate, Sustainable Interiors Manager, HDR Architecture, Inc.

    Jean Hansen has 30+ years of experience in sustainable design, planning and interior design, and is responsible for advancing HDR's sustainability initiatives globally in project and research work for healthcare and institutional environments. She has worked on the development of many nationally recognized sustainable resources, including the USGBC’s LEED Healthcare rating system, BIFMA’s e3 and level sustainable furniture standard, the Health Product Declaration (HPD) pilot and now serves as a Founding Board Member for the HPD Collaborative and is a LEED Fellow. She has been responsible for numerous sustainable and LEED projects, developed sustainable guidelines and training for clients, and integrated sustainability into multi-million dollar projects. Her clients have included Federal agencies such as the U.S. Army and the Department of Veteran Affairs, the University of California, Stanford and multiple healthcare organizations.

    Eden Brukman, RA, Technical Director, Health Product Declaration Collaborative

    A highly regarded instigator of actions for ecological accord, Eden Brukman has focused on establishing socially and environmentally responsible solutions for human habitat since 1996 – particularly as it relates to the systemic reform of traditional resource flows and supply chain impacts of building materials. Eden is coauthor of Living Building Challenge and directed its evolution and global deployment from 2007-2012. She also contributed to the development of the Health Product Declaration, Pharos Project, and other building industry standards. Her advocacy efforts have led to policy reform, decentralized building and community developments, and the creation of a network of local action groups called ‘Collaboratives’ in cities all over the world. Eden is a licensed architect, seasoned public speaker, and founder of Concenter Solutions. She looks forward to connecting with all enthusiasts of the Health Product Declaration.

    Tim Cole, LEED AP, BD+C, Head of Sustainability, Forbo Flooring Systems

    Obtaining his BFA degree and then working toward his Masters in Marketing and Communicative Arts and Design at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA. Tim has been with Forbo for the past 23 years and involved in the flooring industry since 1970. Since employed by Forbo he has been fortunate enough to undertake many challenging responsibilities in many different departments both in North America and in Europe. Tim’s responsibilities have ranged from Technical Rep to Sales Manager to Director overseeing the Technical, Marketing and Customer Service in North America, then spending time in Europe as Product Innovation Manager for the linoleum division. Prior to his current position Tim was responsible for environmental initiatives and product development, as well as the development of eLearning programs for Forbo North America. He served on the USGBC Board of Directors for 8 years, and on the Executive Committee for 4 years as Treasure, Chair-elect, 2010 Board Chairman, and Immediate Past Chair in 2011, the current Chair of the USGBC Board Governance Committee. He also has served as the President for the Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments, a current Board Member for the CAN DO Economic Development Organization for North Eastern PA, the current Chairman of the ASTM Resilient Flooring Committee, a member of the ISO Flooring Committee, a member of the ASTM and ISO Sustainability Committees, and on the advisory committee for The Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability (MTS), and with his extra time presents at various conferences on sustainability issues.

    Pricing 

    Member: $0   Non-member: $0

  • HHI Series: Engaging Employees for Sustainability Success

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Recorded on 5/21/2013:Healthcare organizations run intense operations - often open 24/7, using vast amounts of energy and resources, all while working to serve the local community. Often the largest employer in a community, healthcare organizations have the opportunity to drive positive change and promote sustainability initiatives. A key component to ensuring sustainability initiatives result in successful programs is through the commitment and support of leadership, constant engagement of key stakeholders, and ongoing communication celebrating and promoting these successes. Learn some strategies for effective employee engagement and build that into your HHI goals!

    Session Description 

    Healthcare organizations run intense operations - often open 24/7, using vast amounts of energy and resources, all while working to serve the local community. Often the largest employer in a community, healthcare organizations have the opportunity to drive positive change and promote sustainability initiatives. A key component to ensuring sustainability initiatives result in successful programs is through the commitment and support of leadership, constant engagement of key stakeholders, and ongoing communication celebrating and promoting these successes. Learn some strategies for effective employee engagement and build that into your HHI goals!

    Learning Objectives

    • Apply the smallest of behaviors to get the utmost in employee engagement
    • Determine employee engagement with the end in mind, what needs to end and what is the end point of the work
    • Leverage the 10 block pyramid of engagement to determine key actions and inputs to impact engagement
    • Ensure engagement is attached to the key results of the organization
    • Call forth employee "voice" in all phases of the engagement work
    • Learn from Tenet Health System's employee wellness and engagement programs

    Presenters

    David Zinger, David Zinger Associates, The Employee Engagement Network

    David Zinger is the leading global independent expert on employee engagement. He is a sought after speaker, educator, coach, author, and consultant focused intently on employee engagement. David founded and hosts theEmployee Engagement Network, bringing together over 5800 people from around the globe to improve and increase employee engagement. He has worked with engagement in Canada, United States, Poland, Wales, India, Germany, England, Spain, and South Africa.

    David’s varied and pervasive experience includes 15 years embedded as the employee assistance counsellor at Seagram, Ltd. This was the home of Crown Royal and David was instrumental in fostering personal and career engagement for this organization.

    David is an educator. David has taught educational psychology and counselling psychology at the University of Manitoba for 25 years. He has created and designed 15 university degree courses plus courses on adult learning and engaged leadership.

    David developed the 10 Block Pyramid of Engagement to focus on practical and tactical engagement based on the premise that there is little capacity for more in most organizations and that employee engagement is never more than 10 blocks away.

    David brings an expansive and open prairie perspective to his work. He has lived his life on the Canadian prairies and this prairie influence includes a wide open view of engagement, a down-to-earth perspective on work, a connection to people and community, being on the same level as everyone else, and creating authentic results.

    Melinda Lokey, Director Human Resources Services and Projects, Tenet Health System

    Melinda Lokey is a Director of HR Services with Tenet Healthcare and serves on the Tenet Sustainability Advisory Council. Tenet is a sponsoring organization for the Healthier Hospital Initiative with hospitals and other operating units in 49 states. 

    Pricing

    Member: $0   Non-member: $0

  • HHI Series: Leaner Energy - Tips to Reduce Energy Use by 10% from Baseline

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Recorded on 6/17/2014: Join energy experts Kim Shinn and Tim Peglow and learn a few tips and tricks to reduce energy consumption in hospitals by 10 percent or more.

    Session Description

    The way hospitals are designed and operated have a lot to do with how much energy they consume. Join experts in both design and operation in learning a few tips and tricks to reduce energy consumption in hospitals by 10 percent or more. Kim Shinn and Tim Peglow worked together as two of the co-authors of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Large Hospitals, and will share lessons learned from their combined over 70 years of experience in designing and operating hospitals. These are proven, practical, no-nonsense, economical ways to save money and energy, as well as increase patient satisfaction and quality scores.

    Learning Objectives

    • Take Away Tips to engage leadership to recognize the return on investment of improved building efficiency and energy performance.
    • Identify state and other incentives to provide capital energy improvements.
    • Take away at least five cost-saving energy conservation case studies from U.S. facilities in a variety of climate zones and building types.

    Presenters

    Kim E Shinn, PE, LEED Fellow, CxA, BEMP, Principal/Senior Sustainability Consultant, TLC Engineering for Architecture

    Kim Shinn is a professional engineer and a Principal with TLC Engineering for Architecture (www.tlc-engineers.com). He is also a certified Commissioning Authority and ASHRAE certified Building Energy Modeling Professional.

    Kim is a LEED Accredited Professional and was elevated to LEED Fellow in 2011. He helped create the Green Guide for Health Care (GGHC) and LEED for Healthcare. Kim currently serves on ASHRAE's Standard Project Committee 209, "Energy Simulation Aided Design for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings".

    Kim is a 1978 cum laude graduate of Texas Tech University with degrees in engineering physics and mechanical engineering.

    Timothy M. Peglow, Associate Vice President for Patient Care and Prevention Facilities, MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Timothy M. Peglow is the Associate Vice President for Patient Care and Prevention Facilities at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He joined M. D. Anderson in October 2007 with almost 30 years of experience in all aspects of healthcare facilities management.
    He is a senior member of Operations and Facilities Management and manages the maintenance and operation of nearly 5 million square feet of space dedicated to our patient care and prevention. In addition, he directs the provision of all facilities services consistent with the program objectives, priorities and budgets established by the Executive Vice President and Physician-in-Chief and his leadership team.
    For eight years, he served as Vice President of Property Management for Broadway Services at Johns Hopkins University. Before that, he was Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations at La Porte Hospital in Indiana, a Clarian Health System affiliate.
    He is a licensed professional engineer, has a Master of Engineering degree in Clinical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree.
    Peglow is regarded as a leader in health care facilities management and has written numerous articles and professional presentations on technology and clinical engineering. He has served as President of the American Society of Healthcare Engineering and continues to be an active member on its technical committees. He is a member of American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers SSPC 90.1.

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Non-member: $0