Our Partners

Vendor Partners

Barrier Technologies

Headquarters: Merriam, KS

Barrier Technologies’ team of experienced construction professionals specializes in all aspects of rated barriers for both new construction and existing facilities. We are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality solutions and best overall value. Whether you need help with an installation, an inspection, selecting the right systems for your project, instituting a photo-document liability system, or anything related to your rated barriers; give as a call at Barrier Technologies for a free initial consultation and let us show you why we are one of the fastest growing companies in the industry. Our extensive health care experience allows us to provide you with the resources which ensure your barriers are compliant while always keeping patients first.


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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Carolina Filters

Headquarters: Sumter, SC

Who would have thought that the small family business I started over 40 years ago would today be the recognized world leader in filter services? I believe that our success can be traced to our team of experienced and dedicated filtration experts who make customer satisfaction their number one goal. We invite you to put our team to the test with your most challenging filtration needs. You’ll soon see why Committed to Quality Service is more than a slogan at Carolina Filters.

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Consultant Partners

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.


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.