FACILITY COMPLIANCE

THINK TANK

What is Facility Compliance Think Tank?

An exclusive, hand-picked collective of some of the nation’s top healthcare facility compliance professionals coming together online to educate in regards to life safety standards and current practices during COVID-19.

Facility Compliance Think Tank is comprised of top hospital facility directors, facility compliance industry leaders, and a former Joint Commission surveyor. Facility Compliance Think Tank offers best practices in healthcare facility compliance through a webinar series, a LinkedIn thought leadership group, and an online Q&A for the compliance community at large.

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Be a part of this amazing gathering of facility compliance experts! Learn from their real-time COVID-19 experiences and how to move forward PRO-ACTIVELY.

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Webinar Series Schedule

September 24th 1:00 - 1:45 pm CST

Webinar 1: COVID-19 and the Importance of Understanding Air Pressures Within Your Facility

In the COVID-19 pandemic, pinpointing positive and negative air pressures within a healthcare facility is crucial. Air pressures will be a hot topic of discussion on your next Joint Commission/accreditation survey. Prepare yourself and your facility by educating yourself.

Join veteran Joint Commission Surveyor & Director of Life Safety Compliance, Lance Woolf at Soleran; Epidemiologist/Infection Control RN, Maureen Aldrich at Carson Tahoe Medical Center; Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Tony Van Dyke at Thomas Jefferson University & Hospital; and Co-Founder of Facility Health Inc, Brian Crum as they give their perspectives and share experiences with handling air pressures for reducing exposure.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Evaluate your current air pressure program to determine compliance.
  • Expand your current air pressure program to prepare for future changes.
  • Identify areas directly related to airborne diseases to reduce exposure to patients and staff during pandemics.

Presenters: Lance Woolf, Maureen Aldrich, Tony Van Dyke and Brian Crum

Industry Partner: Facility Health Inc.

Lance Woolf-MBA, CHSP
Director of Life Safety Compliance
(Former Joint Commission Surveyor)
Soleran Inc.
Maureen Aldrich
Epidemiologist/Infection Control RN
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center
Tony Van Dyke
Director of Environmental Health & Safety
Thomas Jefferson University & Hospital
Brian Crum
Co-Founder & Sr VP Professional Services
Facility Health Inc.
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October 15th 1:00-1:45 pm CST

Webinar 2: Possible Changes in Emergency Preparedness

Since the introduction of the COVID-19 virus, the HICS Emergency Preparedness System has been constantly stressed and tested. Changes are expected within the emergency management process and CMS standards. This webinar explores the possible changes to emergency preparedness within the healthcare field. 

Join veteran Joint Commission Surveyor & Director of Life Safety Compliance, Lance Woolf at Soleran; Emergency Management Director, Gene Mellin with Johns Hopkins Medicine at Howard County General Hospital; Emergency Management Officer, Kawika Feltman at Antelope Valley Healthcare District; and Director Security, Safety & Communication Services, Robert Loseman at University of Missouri Health System as they give their perspectives and shared knowledge of the future of emergency preparedness in healthcare facilities.

In this webinar, you will learn about:  

  • The current state of emergency preparedness in hospitals within different geographical locations.
  • Changes emergency management experts are already discussing due to COVID-19.
  • Possible future changes that will affect standards based on current evidence-based practices.

Presenters: Lance Woolf, Kawika Feltman, Robert Loseman and Gene Mellin

Lance Woolf - MBA, CHSP
Director of Life Safety Compliance
(Former Joint Commission Surveyor)
Soleran Inc.
Kawika Feltman CHSP, CHEP, CHPP, ILO, TLO
Emergency Management Officer
Antelope Valley Healthcare District
Damian Schinnerer
AVP BioMed Engineer
Wellstar Health System
Rob Loseman
MSML, CHEP
Director of Security, Safety & Communications Services
University of Missouri Health System
Gene Mellin
Emergency Management Director
Johns Hopkins Medicine at Howard County General Hospital
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October 29th 1:00-1:45 pm CST

Webinar 3: How to Maintain Healthcare Facilities with Limited Resources

With decreasing Medicare reimbursement rates, facilities/support services departments are constantly being evaluated and asked to reduce costs. As a result, hospitals are being forced to devise new ways to operate with reduced staff. 

Join veteran Joint Commission Surveyor & Director of Life Safety Compliance, Lance Woolf at Soleran; Administrative Director of Planning Design and Construction, Jason Piper at Advent Health; AVP BioMed Engineer, Damion Schinnerer at Wellstar Health System; and Jeff Lehmann, President, CHFM, CHEM of Medical Compliance Team as they offer various insights on efficiently and effectively maintaining your facility with limited resources. 

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Strategies on how facilities are replacing reduced labor.
  • Possibilities of increasing vendors within your facility to meet your needs.
  • Strategies on how to utilize time and preventative maintenance requests to help combat staff reductions.

Presenters: Lance Woolf, Jason Piper, Damion Schinnerer, and Jeff Lehmann

Industry Partner: Medical Compliance Team

Lance Woolf-MBA, CHSP
Director of Life Safety Compliance
(Former Joint Commission Surveyor)
Soleran Inc.
Jason Piper
Administrative Director of Planning Design and Construction
AdventHealth Mid America Region
Damian Schinnerer
AVP BioMed Engineer
Wellstar Health System
Damion Schinnerer
AVP BioMed Engineer
Wellstar Health System
Jeff Lehmann-
CHFM, CHEM
President
Medical Compliance Team
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November 12th 1:00-1:45 pm CST

Webinar 4: Increasing Compliance Proficiency Through Digital Automation

With the increase in EC standards and local and state regulations, the focus on healthcare facilities’ compliance has led many hospitals to employ individuals specifically to follow and monitor standards. Unfortunately, many hospitals do not have that luxury.  

This webinar explores the positives of increasing your compliance through a digital automation process allowing you to maximize your compliance while minimizing time spent on ensuring standards are met. Join veteran Joint Commission Surveyor & Director of Life Safety Compliance, Lance Woolf at Soleran; Joint Commission Environmental Care Specialist, Brian Schott at Johns Hopkins Hospital; Facilities Operations, Joe Hosler at Hurley Medical Center; and Will Walburn at Soleran who currently utilize digital automation processes and will share how transitioning to digital has increased efficiency within their department.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Digital automation software platforms available to facility directors.
  • Positives of implementing a digital automation program.
  • How to interface your current paper process with a digital automation platform effortlessly.

Presenters: Lance Woolf, Brian Schott, Joe Hosler, and Will Walburn

Industry Partner: Soleran Inc.

Lance Woolf-MBA, CHSP
Director of Life Safety Compliance
(Former Joint Commission Surveyor)
Soleran Inc.
Brian Schott - ASC, HEM
Joint Commission Environmental Care Specialist
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Damian Schinnerer
AVP BioMed Engineer
Wellstar Health System
Joe Hosler
Facilities Operations
Hurley Medical Center
Will Walburn
VP of Business Development
Soleran Inc.
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December 10th 1:00-1:45 pm CST

Webinar 5: Exploring the Pitfalls of Specializing Trades Within the Engineering Department

With limited resources available, there are current pitfalls with employing specialized trades within engineering departments. This webinar will focus on the pros and cons of that staffing model in today’s healthcare workforce and some of the alternatives to specialized trades. 

Join veteran Joint Commission Surveyor & Director of Life Safety Compliance (MBA, CHSP), Lance Woolf at Soleran; Director of Engineering, Adam Zorn at Children’s Mercy Hospital-Kansas City; Director of Facilities Engineering, Scott Amburgey at Parkview Health; and Senior Director of Engineering, Clayton Smith at Children’s Health as they share some of their experiences on how the model has helped or hurt the efficiency within their department.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Specific examples of where specialization has hurt the functionality of an engineering department.
  • What specialized trades are currently being utilized within healthcare facilities’ ranks.
  • Advantages of different staffing models.

Presenters: Lance Woolf, Adam Zorn, Scott Amburgey, and Clayton Smith

Lance Woolf-MBA, CHSP
Director of Life Safety Compliance
(Former Joint Commission Surveyor)
Soleran Inc.
Adam Zorn
Director of Engineering
Children's Mercy Hospital
Scott Amburgey
Director of Facilities Engineering
Parkview Health
Clayton Smith
Sr. Director of Engineering
Children's Health
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