Our Partners

Vendor Partners

Facilities Health Inc.

Headquarters: Grand Rapids, MI

It all started with a problem. And that problem is the challenge of proactive facility management. Based on our experience in the engineering of critical environments, and seeing the challenges of maintaining an aging facility in the face of increasing cost pressures and compliance requirements, we knew there had to be a better way. Using the mindset of continuous commissioning as a vision, the ability to perform Facility Condition Assessments as a critical input, and the development of a technology platform to track and report facility performance data and budgetary requirements, we created a solution to the problem. Leveraging our real-world CHFM facility management experience, it is our goal to help facility managers get ahead of the curve, and ultimately improve patient care through predictive investment in the physical environment.

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Compliance One Group

Headquarters: Kalamazoo, MI

We are a company devoted to serving the needs of the hospital physical environment. Many consulting companies can provide consulting services to tell hospital facility managers where their hospital is in non-compliance with standards, codes and laws. Compliance One works with hospital facility managers to identify deficiencies and then provides sustainable solutions to the needs of the healthcare physical environment.

Compliance One harnesses the expertise and experience of its associates to provide not only a sustainable solution but to provide it through a trusted relationship. At Compliance One it is all about solving problems together.

Each and every Compliance One project is evaluated by a master fire inspector, former Joint Commission Life Safety Code Specialist, architect, engineer and a Certified Healthcare Constructor to assure that the solution is in compliance with codes and standards and the solution is sustainable.

Compliance One is made up of former CMS and Joint Commission Life Safety Code Specialists, Master Fire Inspectors, Engineers, Architects, Certified Healthcare Constructors, Construction Managers, Electricians, Temperature Control Specialists, Police Officers, Software Engineers, Security Experts, K-9 Handlers and Trainers, and Hazardous Materials and Emergency Preparedness Experienced Professionals.

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Life Safety Compliance Solutions

Headquarters: Nashville, TN

Life Safety Compliance Solutions (LSCS) is the only national turn-key provider of all things life safety. Our wide and deep service offerings include:

  • Mock Surveys for Accreditation
  • Life Safety Assessment
  • Life Safety Prints (LSP’s) Design/Creation and Updates
  • On-site Life Safety Director Services Solutions (CLSS-HC Certified)
  • Fire Door Inspections and Repairs
  • In-field Re-Labeling of Fire Doors and Frames
  • Overhead Rolling Fire Door Inspections and Repairs
  • Fire Damper Inspections and Repairs
  • Fire-Stopping Survey and Installation
  • Fire Alarm Panel Testing
  • Exit Sign/Emergency Light Testing
  • Fire Extinguisher Testing
  • Fire Suppression System Testing
  • Kitchen Hood Inspection and Cleaning
  • Emergency Power Generator Testing
  • Medical Gas and Vacuum System Testing
  • Contact LSCS about how you can save AND be more compliant with the industry’s best service provider.

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Barrier Compliance Services

Headquarters: Lenexa, KS

Assessments – Code Compliance – Construction – Design Assistance – Inspections – Installation

Inspections are based upon NFPA, Life Safety Code, ASTM test standards, IBC, and IFC. Standard inspections include dampers, doors, rated barriers and firestops. See Dampers-Doors-Walls.com

Assessments are utilized primarily by owners and contractors to:
1) Develop a remediation budget
2) Determine the extent of an issue
3) Insure compliance on a project or facility.

Barrier Compliance Services utilizes our own employees for construction, installation and remediation to insure the quality our customers expect. We closely monitor and control quality, schedule, cost and compliance.

Barrier Compliance Services can assist the design team with any facet of our scopes. We work directly with major manufacturer engineering teams to develop cost effective solutions that meet demanding production schedules.

Barrier Compliance Services assists the architect community in developing solutions that will satisfy the municipal officials and are realistic to place in the field. We can help with a single issue or perform complete drawing and specification reviews.

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Consultant Partners

Brad Keyes

Specialities: Life Safety, Environment of Care, Emergency Management

Brad Keyes, CHSP, is the owner and Senior Consultant for Keyes Life Safety Compliance and is the Engineering Advisor for the American Osteopathic Association Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP). For HFAP, Keyes’ responsibilities include all areas of life safety as well as emergency management in directing accreditation decisions and policy.

Over the years, Keyes’ clients have included insurance underwriter groups, hospitals, ambulatory care centers, physician practice groups, and large integrated systems across the country. He analyzes and develops leadership effectiveness and efficiency in work processes, focusing on assessing an organization’s preparedness for survey, evaluating processes in achieving preparedness, and guiding organizations toward compliance. Keyes has been effective both in training large groups as well as meeting one-on-one with healthcare leaders. This work has involved organizational assessment; management training; ongoing coaching of task groups; and extensive one-on-one coaching of facility leaders.

Keyes presents at national seminars, regional conferences, and audio conferences and teaches the Life Safety Boot Camp series to various groups and organizations. He is the author or coauthor of the following HCPro books: Preparing for the New Life Safety Code (2013); Analyzing the Life Safety Survey, 2nd Edition (2013); Chapter Leaders Guide to Life Safety (2013); Physical Environment Online: A Guide to the Joint Commission’s Safety Standards (2010), The Joint Commission Survey Coordinator’s Handbook, Tenth Edition (2009), and Life Safety Compliance Manual: A Guide to the Joint Commission Standards (2008).

Keyes has also authored a variety of articles addressing features of life safety and fire protection, as well as white papers and articles on the Building Maintenance Program. Keyes is currently the Senior Editor of the monthly newsletter Healthcare Life Safety Compliance and is certified as a Healthcare Safety Professional by the Board of Certified Healthcare Safety Management.

 

Jeff Lehmann

Specialities: Life Safety, Environment of Care, Emergency Management

Lehmann and Associates Healthcare Consulting is a unique healthcare consulting company made up of highly skilled and knowledgeable professionals with many years of healthcare experience. Lehmann and Associates pulled together some of the finest consultants in the business. Each consultant spent many years working in healthcare organizations, EMS agencies, law enforcement, federal law enforcement, the military, fire departments and hazardous materials response teams. Jeff Lehmann and Bill Kemp are former Joint Commission Surveyors with many years of combined experience. Lehmann and Associates can provide skilled, experienced and professional healthcare environment of care consulting backed up by years of experience.

 

Leo Gehring

Specialities: Facility Management

Leo Gehring has invested over 45 years in teaching, consulting and operating in the healthcare facilities and construction. He formed Gehring Health Facility Resources (GHFR) in 2009. GHFR specializes in helping healthcare facilities and construction departments reach their highest service potential and operational productivity. The advances are achieved through an in-depth evaluation of the current operations, recommending necessary improvements and then managing the change process.

He currently serves as a Lead Faculty member in the ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate, Healthcare Project Management and Certified Healthcare Faculty Manager Training Programs.

Leo was elected President of the Health Care Institute in 2013. The Health Care Institute is an International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Alliance Partner.

 

Lori Brooks

Specialities: EHR and HIS

Experience Highlights:

  • Comprehensive EHR training including Meaningful Use, CPOE, security and interoperability.
  • Development and support for all clinical aspects of the EHR system.
  • Analysis of EHR data and healthcare analytics report creation.
  • Delivery of high-quality workflow analysis and redesign strategies.
  • Implementation and training of clinical point-of-care documentation solutions.
  • Application development and testing.
  • Project Management.