ASHE Region 6 - 2019 Conference

Rochester, Minnesota
Thursday, April 18, 2019

ASHE Region 6 - Agenda

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
8:00 - 4:00 pm Pre-Conference Technical Session: ASHE's "Managing Life Safety Program"
William Koffel, Koffel Associates, Inc.
Suite 102/103
4:00 - 6:00 pm Mayo Clinic Tour
Meet in Suite 102/103

 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Welcome Reception - Mayo Civic Center
Ballroom Lobby West

Thursday, April 18, 2019
7:00 - 8:00 am Registration
Ballroom Lobby West

Ballroom 1
8:00 - 8:15 am Opening Remarks
Brian Carlson; ASHE Region 6 Conference Chair
Ballroom 1
8:15 - 9:30 am Motivational Start!
The Healing Power of Humor
Dr. Humor
Ballroom 1
9:30 - 10:45 am Technical Plenary
Continuity of Operations – Planning for Safe Patient Care During a Crisis
Marge McFarlane, PhD, MT(ASCP), CJCP, CHSP, CHFM, MEP, HEM
Superior Performance, LLC
Ballroom 1
10:45 - 11:00 am Morning Break
Ballroom Lobby West
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Tech Breakout #1

Building a Healing Behavioral Health Space
Jenny Nelson, SSM Health
Christina Mignon, SSM Health
Meredith Kruse,  J.H. Findorff & Son
Ballroom 1

Tech Breakout #2

Are you Prepared for Disruption?
Rachel L. H. Bartling, AIA, Mortenson

Dennis Jordan, Mortenson

Suite 102/103

Connecting with ASHE Resources
2019 ASHE President, Dean Pufahl
Ballroom 1

12:00 - 1:15 pm

   Operations/Safety Management
Code Updates
1:15 - 2:00 pm What's Driving the Convergence in Healthcare

Mike Zorich, IMEG Corp.
Lisa Feeley, Transwestern
Jon Buggy, AIA

Suite 101

ASSE Series - 120000 Infection Control Risk Assessment for All Building Systems

Justin Kressin, Jf Ahern
Scott Hamilton, ASSE International

Suite 102

Challenges of Pressurization, Temperature and Humidity

Paul Riemer PE, Dunham
Darin May PE, Dunham
Brian Burke PE, Dunham

Suite 103
 2:00 - 2:15 pm
Afternoon Break
Ballroom Lobby West
 2:15 - 3:00 pm

Continuity of Operations – Planning for Safe Patient Care During a Crisis a continued discussion

Marge McFarlane, PhD, MT(ASCP), CJCP, CHSP, CHFM, MEP, HEM
Superior Performance, LLC

Suite 101

Test Your Code Knowledge

William Koffel, Koffel Associates, Inc.

Suite 102

Healthcare Building Enclosures from the Contractor's Perspective

Jonathan Porter, Kraus-Anderson Construction
Matt Johnson, Kraus-Anderson Construction Company
Mark Sigel, Kraus-Anderson Construction Company

Suite 103
 3:00 - 3:15 pm
Late Afternoon Break
Ballroom Lobby West
 3:15 - 4:00 pm

Medical Gas Code Compliance

Tom Spremo, Purely Med Gas

Suite 101

How to Establish Safer Electrical Design and Work Procedures in the Healthcare Environment

Thomas Domitrovich. Eaton Corporation

Suite 102

The Business Case for Keeping it Local

Rebecca Lewis FAIA, FACHA, CID, DSGW Architects
Mark Vizenor CHC, CBET, FirstLight Health System
Kelly Mortenson CSI, CDT, DSGW Architects
Suite 103
 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Networking Reception/ Vendor Exhibit
Ballroom 2-3

Friday, April 19, 2019
7:00 - 8:00 am
Women's Networking Event
Ballroom Lobby South

 7:00 - 8:00 am
Breakfast Buffet
Ballroom 1

8:00 - 9:30 am Joint Commission Update
 Gary Hempeck

Ballroom 1
9:30 - 9:50 am Morning Break
Ballroom Lobby West
9:50 - 11:00 am
Resource Management During a Crisis, a Facility Management Panel Discussion
Gordy Howie, Mayo Clinic

Jim Kent, Avera
Greg Brandt, Mayo Clinic Health System- Eau Claire
Mark Thuringer, Fairview
Mark Keller, Mayo Clinic
Grand Ballroom 1
 11:00 - 11:45 am
 Accountability: How to Hold People Accountable Whether they Report to you or Not!

Julie Kowalski, Spizzerinctum Group
Grand Ballroom 1
 11:50 - 12:00 pm

Wrap-Up/Closing Remarks

Brian Carlson; ASHE Region 6 Conference Chair
Grand Ballroom 1


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    ASHE Region 6
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    Austin, Texas 78720

    Registration Policies

    All substitutions are subject to a $25.00 processing fee & must be submitted in writing prior to April 5, 2019 and emailed to

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